Question C.01 : Why was the Spider Door Contact created?

We created the Spider Door Contact because reed switch door contacts, as overwhelmingly prevalent as they have been, are dangerously vulnerable!

They can be bypassed within seconds by a stronger magnet.

We developed the Spider Door Contact to provide maximum protection for the consumer, and to empower security professionals with a way to safeguard them most properly.

Question C.02 : How does the Spider Door Contact work?

The core component to our Spider Door Contact, is our patent-pending dual magnet design.

We labored for over 2 years and persevered through over 150+ design revisions in R&D to develop it & get it right.

The design consists of a magnet-driven conductive gimbal, that is guided into position by a 2nd (repelling) magnet installed on the door. A door opening would relieve that force.

The actions are all adjoined using our internal spider-hub assembly, and thus the typical “door is open” or “door is closed” signals are accomplished.

As the gimbal rests within its normal “door is closed” space: Any external magnetic forces (sensed from any other direction other than the door magnet itself), will cause the Spider Door Contact’s output to instantly trigger into an alarm.

Question C.03 : Can the Spider Door Contact utilize our existing door magnets?

Yes, it may be useable. But in order to do so, the existing magnet’s north pole must be facing upwards to our Spider Door Contact.

Troubleshooting tip: If you are experiencing reverse performance on the outputs, try flipping that existing magnet around.

Our recommendation is to always replace existing door magnets with our Spider Magnet Capsules. Here are some reasons on why:

  1. Most existing magnets are made of Alnico V, which can easily become de-magnetized.
  2. Spider Magnets take much less time to install.
  3. Spider Magnets can accommodate easily onto almost any type of door.
  4. Spider Magnets offer a patented adjustment feature, which will help to eliminate false alarms!
Question C.04 : Is the Spider Door Contact UL listed?

Not yet. We are currently in the process of achieving UL Certification for the Spider Door Contact.

Question C.05 : How do Spider Magnets improve installations?

In using them will save you time and money, every time.

Door Magnets offered by traditional manufacturers are extremely limited in application & adaptability. They create add unnecessary costs on each & every single instance of installation.

Example #1: For most interior doors, the installer might utilize up to 10 extra minutes per door, breaking apart the plastic casing and pulling the bare 3/8″ magnet out of it. Then they must mark their drill bit (tape measure, then electrical tape = more time spent) to ensure they do not drill too deep or too shallow. Drill too deep, and the sensor won’t see the magnet. Drill too shallow, and the door won’t close shut.

Example #2: For all exterior doors, typical door magnets do not adapt to these outside applications very easily at all! So installers typically have to drive (on the clock) to the nearest security supplier to furnish a “squeeze magnet” (an added cost) that can accommodate the top-channel cavities that nearly all exterior doors have. Hours of labor may be wasted here.

Our design alleviates all of these issues, and makes for an easy installation regardless of the door type. (With the lone exception being a ‘100% glass’ door).

Question C.06 : How can the Universal Cap & Magnet Capsule help eliminate false alarms?

All door contacts have gapping tolerances…typically between 1/4″ and 1/2″. When these limits are exceeded, false alarms will occur.

Our Universal Caps and Magnet Capsules enable installers into keeping magnets & corresponding door contacts to perfect distances.

Here’s how: When the Magnet Capsule is screwed into the Universal Cap, it’s threaded coupling design introduces a new groundbreaking feature— The Magnet Capsule can be vertically adjusted up & down!

  • Turned counter-clockwise it can be brought closer to the door contact.
  • Turned clockwise it can be brought further away from the door contact.

Why does this matter? Vertical adjustment capability is significant because post-installation: doors will always sag lower over time. This is a highly common problem that causes false alarms for security systems.

When traditional door magnets are used, they are permanently placed into position… offering ZERO adjustment. Our innovative design finally puts an end to this historic problem.

Question C.07 : Can a Universal Cap & Magnet Capsule work with other door contact sensors?

Yes, but we cannot guarantee full compatibility with all other brands.

Question C.08 : How is the Magnet Capsule better to use than bare 3/8" magnets?

Yes. Traditional magnets, which are cylinder-shaped, can fall into a door if the 3/8″ hole is drilled too deeply.

Our Magnet Capsule bears an oversized “head” that prevents it from falling too deep into the door, and situates the magnet perfectly, 100% of the time. 

In addition, our Magnet Capsule is made of Neodymium Grade N42, one of the strongest magnets available and is not prone to demagnetization.

Question C.09 : Why is there a repelling force in between the Spider Door Contact and its Magnet?

Not to worry, this is normal.

The core of our internal design consists of dual ‘repelling’ Neo magnets.

As the door is shut, the 2 magnets will align and balance. (A physical synchronization will be established in between them, in a directional & discerning manner).

When the door is opened, this balance will be interrupted, triggering an alarm.

Question C.10 : Will the repelling magnet forces prevent my doors from closing?

No, the repelling force is very minimal and should not affect door closings.

Question C.11 : Should I be concerned with Spider Magnets becoming demagnetized?

No. There should be no concern for demagnetization. We use top-grade Neodymium magnets, which at their worst will lose only up to 1% of their magnetism after 10 years. (This loss is not enough to affect operation). Not to mention the loss would only occur if a single magnet was completely isolated & was not in regular contact with other magnets.