How to Glue Alarm Sensors to Vinyl Windows

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Things You Will Need

  • 120-grit sandpaper
  • Dishcloth
  • Clear silicone-type glue

About the Author

Louise Harding holds a B.A. in English language arts and is a licensed teacher. Harding is a professional fiction writer. She is mother to four children, two adopted internationally, and has had small businesses involving sewing and crafting for children and the home. Harding's frugal domestic skills help readers save money around the home.