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Designer Wine Storage (IW) Connection to Home Alarm System


  • Can an IW Series Wine Storage unit be connected to a home security system?
  • Connecting the IW temperature alarm to the home alarm system
  • Designer (Formerly Integrated) IW Series home security connection installation instructions


If the unit will be connected to a home security system, low-voltage leads must be provided to the unit.

  • Two connectors are found behind the top trim.
  • Provide 10' (3 m) minimum lead wires for each connector, exiting the back wall near the electrical receptacle.

To install:

  1. Remove the top trim by disengaging the trim from the hinge side of the unit.
  2. Rotate the trim and remove the trim pin from the handle side vertical support.
  3. Use spade terminals or wire nuts to make proper wiring connections. Refer to the following color codes:
    • Normally open contacts - white with red stripe wire.
    • Common - gray with white stripe wire.

The alarm circuit in the unit is intended as a low-voltage, low-current device only. It should not be used to switch line power.

  • Any unused terminals should be completely insulated and all wires should be secured away from conductive or moving parts.

Refer to the product Installation Guide for further installation information.


The temperature alarm will sound if the cabinet is 10°F warmer or 5° below the user setpoint for a noticeable amount of time.

Refer to the product Installation Guide for further installation information.


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