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CANVAS SNAP SENSOR


Photo of the Canvas Snap Sensor

Included in this package.


  1. One canvas snap sensor, O-ring and nut.
  2. Two heat-shrink connectors.
  3. Two magnets. (Note, one is an extra.)






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Canvas Snap Sensor




CANVAS SNAP SENSORS help to protect the boats as shown in the pictures below. When a protected snap on the canvas cover is opened the alarm siren will howl.



QUESTIONS: For answers use these links.


1. Why use Canvas Snap Sensors with a boat alarm?
2. How do they work?
3. Is it difficult to install?
4. Why install it on alarm zone one?
5. View PDF File on How to Install Canvas Snap Sensors.
6. Recommended Wiring Procedure -- Model 411.

More Questions? Call Francis.

406-249-0640



ANSWER TO QUESTION:

1. Why use Canvas Snap Sensors with a boat alarm?


Canvas snap sensors provide boat security by replacing the existing canvas snaps at locations where an intruder is most likely to board the boat. When an intruder unsnaps the canvas at a protected location the boat alarm triggers the siren.


Canvas snap protected boat


     Perimeter protection is provided by devices that discourage an intruder before he boards your boat. Canvas Snap sensors provide perimeter protection.



Another example of a boat protected with canvas snap sensors.


Another Canvas snap protected boat

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ANSWER TO QUESTION:

2. How do they work?


A small magnet is placed in the cap of the snap on the canvas. When snapped onto the canvas snap sensor the magnet keeps the alarm circuit closed. As soon as the canvas is unsnapped the magnet moves away from the sensor and the alarm control senses the open circuit. The alarm then triggers the siren.
The photo below shows the magnet inserted in the cap of the snap.


Photo showing magnet placed in the cap of the snap



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ANSWER TO QUESTION:

3. Is it difficult to install?


No. It is easily installed with ordinary hand tools. Refer to the installation manual for details.


Link to the Canvas Snap Sensor Installation Manual


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ANSWER TO QUESTION:

4. Why install it on alarm zone one?


When an intruder unsnaps the canvas, the alarm siren will howl. The intruder will most likely run and leave the area. It is not probable that he will snap the canvas back in place. It is certainly not desirable to have the alarm siren keep cycling on and off, thus becoming a nuisance. Zone 1 will trigger the boat alarm siren only one time. To reactivate zone 1, reset the alarm using the key-fob remote.
Also,wind can cause the canvas cover to unsnap causing a false alarm. If the canvas snap sensors are wired to zone 1 the siren will sound one time for two minutes and then alarm zone 1 becomes inactive. Zones 2 and 3 are still active to provide intruder protection.



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