Product Highlight: Honeywell 5800RP Wireless RepeaterPosted By Michael Goris
Hi DIYers! Today we're taking a quick look at the Honeywell 5800RP. This is a useful tool that will repeat the signal of any Honeywell 5800 Series Device. By placing the Honeywell 5800RP in a key location, you can effectively double the communication range of a 5800 Series Device.
When a 5800 Series Sensor is activated, it sends a wireless 345 MHz signal to let the alarm system know about the event. For most of these sensors, the signal will only travel a maximum 200 feet on its own. But the 5800RP can take this signal that has been sent out and send it out a second time. This means that the signal can travel an initial distance of 200 feet, before being repeated by the 5800RP for an additional 200 feet. So when all is said and done, a 5800RP will increase the max distance for most Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors to 400 feet!
A unique aspect of the 5800RP is that it does not need to be programmed to the panel. It will start repeating compatible signals as soon as it is plugged in. However, a user can program it to a wireless zone for supervision purposes. This way, the panel will display a trouble condition if the 5800RP ever goes offline or exits the signal range. Please note that 5800 Series Sensors can only have their signals repeated once. In other words, a user cannot add multiple 5800RP Repeaters to continuously repeat the signals of 5800 Series Devices. However, a user could have two different 5800RP devices going in opposite directions away from the system to repeat communication signals traveling from opposite ends.
It is important to note that the Honeywell 5800RP will only repeat the signals of 345 MHz Honeywell 5800 Series Devices. This includes any 5800 Series Sensors, as well as bidirectional 5800 Series Devices, such as a Honeywell 5834-4 Key Fob or a Honeywell 5828 Keypad. However, it will not work with other wireless Honeywell Sensors. This includes the Honeywell SiX Series Sensors, which are incompatible with the 5800RP. The repeater is also incompatible with the 2GIG 345 MHz Sensors. But Alarm Grid offers a separate repeater, the 2GIG RPTR1-345 that is compatible with these 2GIG Sensors. There are also repeaters for 319.5 MHz Sensors, 433 MHz Sensors and 915 MHz PowerG Sensors.
You can get the Honeywell 5800RP and these four other wireless repeaters from Alarm Grid right now. Build you home or business security system with Alarm Grid!