We’re pleased to share PSI Magazine’s independent, third-party review of our MCEXTERNAL-WE.

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What’s in the box?

  • Mounting screws
  • Mounting and installation manuals
  • 3V Lithium battery

NOTE: This PSI Product Test is carried out by an Independent third party, not editorial staff. The manufacturer had no input in the review or the final result.

This tamperproof and weatherproof contact extends perimeter protection applications to securing sheds, garages, gates, etc. with remote voice push notification alerts via the smart device apps, HomeControl2.o and ProControl +. Featuring an IP66 rating, this discreet and versatile Grade 2 device is described as easy to fit and calibrate.

This product is suitable for external use or in locations where environmental conditions would affect or alter the performance of other devices. The device would also be suitable where integration and monitoring of hard-wired devices are required- such as roller shutter contacts connected to the on-board terminals found on the reed-switch PCB.

Getting started

The instructions are in pamphlet form, but a QR code is printed on the exterior of the box. The included pamphlet provides a good picture-based guide for installation and a reasonable level of written information and specification about the product.

The QR code, however, takes you to Pyronix webpage where you a full product specification is provided giving you straightforward information about the product, capabilities, security, and suggested installation locations.

Like all Pyronix products the set-up process is really easy with the easy-to-follow system set-up and the clearly labelled “learn” button found on the PCB.

Cons: One drawback to the contact is the size. The overall finish of the contact looks great, but the plastic housing for both the magnet and reed­ switch are very large and would not be suited in any area where aesthetics are to be considered.


During testing, the external contact was very responsive. The devices “Instant Two-way Device Control {ITDC}” meaning instant sleep and wake up of the devices allowing for continuous communication between the device and the control panel. The device was installed in two external locations – approximately 10-15m from the control panel, and the device worked flawlessly.

Pros: The Pyronix Wireless External Magnetic Contact is a quality product that feels great, is well-constructed. It provides responsive detection with false alarm reduction due to the 7mm tolerance between magnet and contact, and would not be suited in any area where aesthetics are to be considered.


The product is constructed very well. The casing is made of a hard polycarbonate with a deep grey (anthracite) finish which makes the door contact look great. With the reed switch side being double layered providing additional protection and a weatherproof seal.

Keeping in mind that the housing is very large, the finish to the contact looks good with a very good build quality compared to similar products.

The overall performance of the product did not disappoint during testing as it managed to maintain a high signal strength at all times as well as being very responsive.


8.5 out of 10.