The MAGNASPHERE switch represents the first improvement in two wire magnetic switch technology since the development of the reed switch over 60 years ago. Learn how the switch is built and functions and it is easy to see why it is vastly superior to reed switches when used in security applications. View PDFs >> View Video Demonstrations >>
MAGNASPHERE MSS SERIES “Standard” Contacts
The MSS products in this section represent the first of many MAGNASPHERE technology contacts for non-high security applications. They are direct replacements for standard reed contacts, but have the security benefits of being UL634 listed as balanced magnetic switches (BMS) at prices competitive with good quality reed contacts.
In response to a request from the State Department, MAGNASPHERE has introduced both a 1” concealed and a surface mount version of two and three switch contacts for non-high security installations. Each style offers both closed loop and open loop contact options and are made with Magnasphere BMS switch technology.
UL634 Standard – Level 1 and Level 2 High Security – ICD / ICS 705
UL634 is the standard for all switches and connectors used in alarm systems. The 9th edition (2007) eliminated the previous BMS high security categories. Learn about the difference between High Security Levels 1 & 2. The ICD 705, sets the standards for SCIF intrusion detection systems for the government Intelligence Community, and states a clear preference for Level 2 devices. View PDFs >> MAGNASPHERE HS L1.5 SERIES Surface Mount LEVEL 1 High Security Contacts In response to those in the market that favor the lowest cost over the best security approach, MAGNASPHERE has introduced the L1.5, UL 634 Level 1 (9th edition) listed device. Although not as secure as the Level 2 HSS, it is has many of the same features and is superior to the many “grandfathered” reed switch based Level 1 contacts – hence the designation L1.5. View Product PDFs >> MAGNASPHERE HSS L2S & L2D SERIES Surface Mount LEVEL 2 High Security Contacts The acclaimed MAGNASPHERE HSS® devices are listed to UL634 Level 2 High Security Standard. In addition to their vastly increased security they offer many labor saving installation features, including embedded EOL resistors. Wiring schematics for all HSS versions are included in this section. View Product PDFs >> NEW !! MAGNASPHERE HSS L2S & L2D 800 SERIES Conduit Fitting LEVEL 2 High Security Contacts View Product PDFs >> NEW !! MAGNASPHERE HSS L2C SERIES Concealed / Recessed LEVEL 2 High Security Contacts The L2C series is the only concealed contact on the market listed to UL634 Level 2 High Security Standards, and the only concealed devices to incorporate patent pending removal / tamper circuits. The L2C offers models that can be installed in either a 1” diameter hole, or in a standard ANSI door cutout.