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ClareOne Recessed Door/Window Sensor Installation Sheet


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The CLR-C1-RCDW Recessed Door/Window Sensor is a supervised, wireless sensor that detects the opening and closing of doors or windows. The sensor and magnet are recessed mounted into the frame and feature a double tamper of both the sensor and case for added security.

When activated, the sensor transmits an open (trip) or close (restore) signal to the panel. The sensor also provides supervisory, tamper, and low battery (as needed). The sensor is powered by (1) replaceable 3-VDC Lithium CR2 battery.


Follow the provided installation guidelines.

Note: Verify mounting location before drilling any holes.

  • The area must be able to accommodate an 3/4” hole to a depth of 2 1/4” for the sensor and 5/8” for the magnet.
  • The holes must be drilled directly across from each other to ensure magnet and sensor operate properly.
  • Pull the battery tab out of the sensor before operation, necessary for adding the sensor to the panel.

To install the recessed door/window sensor:

  1. Using an 3/4” drill bit, drill a 5/8” deep hole for the magnet.
  2. Mark the location directly across for the sensor hole, and then drill a 2 ¼” deep hole for the sensor.
  3. Push both magnet and sensor into mounting holes until they are flush against the frame.
    • The magnet and sensor are slightly larger than the drilled hole to ensure a snug fit. Slight routing of the hole may be required. Verify that there is good door/window closure.
    • Mount in the side or top of the door/window.

side and top


To add the sensor to the ClareOne panel:

  1. Ensure the magnet and sensor are in their not faulted position (door/window closed).
  2. Put the ClareOne panel into sensor paring mode. For detailed programming instructions, refer to the ClareOne Wireless Security and Smart Home Panel User Manual (DOC ID 1871).
  3. Trip the sensor by opening the door/window (separating the magnet from the sensor).

Testing the Sensor

Verify that the sensor is working properly.

To test the sensor:

  1. Set the panel to the sensor test mode.
  2. Take the sensor and magnet to the desired mounting location, making sure to line up their alignment marks with each other. Trip the sensor by pulling the magnet away from the sensor.
  3. Monitor the system after tripping the sensor. Refer to the ClareOne Wireless Security and Smart Home Panel User Manual (DOC ID 1871) for specific test information.

    Note: If a low battery notification occurs, replace the battery within 7 days.

Caution: Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of in fire.


Battery replacement

Once the sensor has indicated there is a low battery, the battery must be replaced within 7 days.

To replace the battery:

  1. Remove the sensor cap, and then carefully pull out the circuit board.
  2. Gently push the battery outward towards the antennas, noting the polarity.
  3. Removing it completely, and then press a new battery into its place.
  4. Carefully slide board back into housing, note the slot for alignment.

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  5. Replace the cap, and then activate the device at least five times to ensure proper operation.


Compatible Panel


RF frequency

433.95 MHz

Battery type

(1) 3-VDC, Lithium CR2 battery


Panasonic CR2

Operating environment               
Relative humidity

32 to 120°F (0 to 49°C)
95% noncondensing

Dimensions (L × D)

2.25 × .75 in
(57.15 × 19.05 mm)


Full PDF - ClareOne Recessed Door/Window Sensor Installation Sheet (DOC ID 1980)