I was looking at this:
but a magnet seems to connect the switch. Basically I want a device that is "off" (taking no energy) while it is near a magnet, and off when removed near this magnet. I am not sure if a reed switch is the best approach but I know of no other idea. So I wasn't sure also if this reed switch could set to where near magnet its off, and away from it its on. I guess this would mean im looking for a normally closed reed switch?