On this page you will find information on all of MAGNASPHERE’s Security products. Each contains PDF’s that can be downloaded for your use and information. All products are available directly from MAGNASPHERE. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
1. MAGNASPHERE Technology
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.
3. MAGNASPHERE HSS L2S &L2D
Level 2 Surface Mount Contacts
The MAGNASPHERE HSS devices are listed to UL634 Level 2 High Security Standard. In addition to their increased security they offer many labor saving installation features, including embedded EOL resistors. Wiring schematics for all HSS versions are included in this section.
5. MAGNASPHERE HSS L2C Concealed
High Security Contacts
The L2C series is designed to meet UL634 Level 2 and is currently undergoing the listing process. These will be the only concealed Level 2 devices on the market and include removal tamper circuits. L2C can be installed in a 1” diameter hole or with available brackets in a standard ANSI door cutout.
7. MAGNASPHERE Multi-Switch Contacts
In response to a request from the State Department, MAGNASPHERE has introduced both a 1” concealed and a surface mount version of three switch contacts for non-high security installations. Each style offers two closed loop and one open loop contacts and are made with Magnasphere BMS switch technology.
2. 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 reference for Level 2 devices.
4. MAGNASPHERE HS L1.5 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 HSS, it is has many of the same features and is superior to the many “grandfathered” Level 1 contacts – hence the designation L1.5.
6. MAGNASPHERE MSS “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. MSS contacts are also available through traditional security products distributors.