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I would like to bypass one of our ADEMCO 944-vhs door

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I would like to bypass one of our ADEMCO 944-vhs door sensors so that I can leave the door open or closed and still have the system armed. Can I just cut the wire on the sensor and then twist/splice the two free ends going to the monitor panel together?
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Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Home Security Systems
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I have figured this out myself so please cancel my request and all charges.
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Electronics Technician: Michael Hannigan, Engineer replied 2 years ago
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Electronics Technician: Michael Hannigan, Engineer replied 2 years ago

It depends. You can do this if it is not a supervised sensor. "supeevised" sensors are set up so the panel knows if they have been cut. You can usually tell by whether the sensor has an end of line resistor wired to it, but it is not always the case.

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