How to Glue Alarm Sensors to Vinyl Windows

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Alarm sensors are manufactured by various companies, but essentially they all consist of a sensor encased in a plastic box. Alarm sensors are affixed to windows with glue. Because of its durability and natural flame-resistant qualities, vinyl has become a commonly used window material. Alarm sensors can be glued to vinyl windows if you use the correct type of adhesive.

Things You'll Need

  • 120-grit sandpaper
  • Dishcloth
  • Clear silicone-type glue
  • Turn the alarm sensor so the back of its plastic case is facing you. Sand the center of the back lightly with a piece of 120-grit sandpaper, to create texture that will assist in the adhesive bonding process.

  • Wipe the sanded area with a dishcloth to remove any loose grit.

  • Squirt a quarter-sized dollop of a clear silicone-type adhesive to the area of the sensor you sanded.

  • Press the back of the alarm sensor to the vinyl window at the desired location. Hold the alarm sensor in place for three minutes.

  • Do not disturb the alarm sensor for at least 24 hours while the adhesive bonds with the vinyl window’s surface.

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