Honeywell CDMA-X - Quick Install Guide
CDMA-X Communicator – Quick Installation Guide
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The CDMA-X Communicator easily connects to your security system's control panel and sends alarms and messages to
AlarmNet for subsequent transfer to the central monitoring station. The communicator can be mounted directly on the
control panel or remotely.
NOTE: This guide addresses a simple installation using default programming values where possible. For detailed
information, refer to the CDMA-X Communicator Installation and Setup Guide. Due to Honeywell's continuing effort
to improve our products, your device may look slightly different than pictured.
• The CDMA-X requires an AlarmNet account. For new installations, please obtain the account information from the
central station prior to programming the communicator.
• The CDMA-X is for control panels that support communicators (or LRR, Long Range Radio) and the ECP communications bus. For control panels that do not support ECP, refer to the installation guide to use the 4204 mode.
• The control panel treats the communicator as an ECP device, so ensure to program the control panel with the
communicator’s device address.
• The CDMA-X is for indoor use only. Standby current is 40mA, and maximum Transmit current is 300mA.
Honeywell offers secure web based services that enable users to remotely monitor and control their security system. These web services enable
users to: monitor and control their security system from a website, receive email and text message notifications of system events, and use text
messages to control the system and receive confirmations.
Dealers can enroll their customers for "Remote Services" by using the AlarmNet Direct website. Once enabled, the specific programming fields
associated with these features can be programmed into the communications device either remotely using the AlarmNet Direct website or locally using
the 7720P programming tool.
1. Mount and Wire the Communicator
SELECT A MOUNTING LOCATION
When choosing a suitable mounting location, understand that it must be
mounted indoors, and for best signal strength it should be mounted vertically.
Signal strength is very important for proper operation. For most installations,
mounting the unit on the control panel provides adequate signal strength and
we suggest that this method is tried first (especially if the control panel is not in
a basement location or in an area that contains large metal objects).
If the control panel location does not provide adequate signal strength, then the
communicator can be mounted remotely.
3. Verify the signal strength remains steady for a few minutes, then
mark that mounting position. Turn power off.
ON = Satisfactory
OFF = Unsatisfactory
NOTE: The communicator must be ACTIVATED first in order for signal
strength to be determined.
ACTIVATE THE COMMUNICATOR
Go to: https://services.alarmnet.com/AlarmNetDirect/
If you are not signed up for this service, click on “Dealer Signup” from the login
screen to set up your dealer account. You will be instructed how to proceed
upon completing the sign-up form. Only one sign-up per dealer is required.
Once an initial user is established, additional logins may be created.
Log in and follow the on-screen prompts. At this time only activate the communicator so signal strength may be checked. DO NOT register the communicator at this time. Please have the following information available to activate
• MAC ID and MAC CRC number (located on the box and inside the
You may log out of the AlarmNet Direct website.
VERIFY SATISFACTORY SIGNAL STRENGTH
In this procedure you will temporarily power up the communicator to check for
satisfactory signal strength. You can power it from a 12V battery or from the
control panel's AUX PWR terminals. In buildings where reception may be a
problem, powering from a battery would allow the communicator to be portable.
The following procedure assumes the control panel will be used for power.
1. Ensure power to the control panel (both AC and battery) is off. Open the
enclosure and connect the ECP cable to the communicator. Temporarily
attach the Black and Red wires to the GND and AUX PWR terminals of the
control panel. DO NOT connect the Yellow and Green wires at this time.
2. Turn power on and wait about one minute for the communicator to initialize.
Position the communicator near a suitable mounting position. Verify the
Minimum Signal Strength LED (green) is lit steadily.
MOUNT THE COMMUNICATOR ON THE CONTROL PANEL
1. Ensure power to the control panel (both AC and battery) is off,
then remove a knockout on the top right.
2. Open the cover and remove the bottom knockout for the
threaded mount. Remove the Hole Cap attached to the plastic,
and snap it into the top of the enclosure.
3. Install the threaded mount so it snaps into the plastic retaining
tabs. Mount the communicator in the cabinet's knockout, and
fasten with the locking nut.
4. Connect the ECP cable to the communicator’s circuit board and
thread the wires through the threaded mounting adapter.
NOTE: Although mounting the communicator on the control panel is preferred, it may
also be wall mounted. When wall mounting, please follow these guidelines:
Minimum Wire Gauge
Use both mounting holes to fasten.
Route the wiring through the communicator's rear or bottom wiring access hole.
Ensure all wiring splices are located within the communicator’s enclosure.
Secure all wiring with ties as necessary.
Follow the recommended wire gauge sizes.
Distance from Control Panel
75 ft (23m)
120 ft (37m)
170 ft (52m)
270 ft (82m)
2. Program and Register the Communicator
You can quickly program and register the communicator by using the
AlarmNet Direct website, using the 7720P Programming Tool, or by phone.
In addition, after you program the communicator, you can register it by
using the Test Message / Registration switch.
Using the AlarmNet Direct website to program and register:
4. The interactive registration feature allows the installer to register the
communicator through a series of keyboard commands on the
7720P Programming Tool. This method of registration lets the
installer monitor the registration process.
Once the programming is complete, press the
[Shift] plus the up arrow [↑] key on the 7720P.
The registration message is sent and the unit
waits for the acknowledgment.
If this is a new installation and the city, central
station, and customer numbers have been
correctly entered, the CDMA-X is registered and
this message is displayed.
1. Log in as you did to activate the communicator.
2. Refer to the online help file to program the new device.
3. Register the communicator.
Using the 7720P Programming Tool to program and register:
1. This procedure will program the CDMA-X for basic control panel
communications. For advanced features and remote services refer to
the product’s Installation and Setup guide.
2. Ensure the system is powered up and connect the programming tool to
3. Accept all default settings except the following prompts which need to
be answered. Then exit the programming mode.
Press the [space] key to scroll
through the modes of operation.
Choose the default ECP mode and
NOTE: For other modes and
advanced features, see the Installation and Setup guide.
NOTE: Account information is provided by the central station.
Enter this information in prompts 12, 13 and 14.
Enter the 2-digit primary city ID,
Enter the 2-digit primary central
station ID number, 01-FE (HEX).
Enter the 4-digit subscriber account
number, 0001-9999 (decimal).
The communicator is now in full service and
available for alarm reporting to the central
Using the Test Message / Registration switch to register:
After programming, initiate the registration
sequence by clicking the Test Message /
Registration switch three times.
CELLULAR STATUS LED
TEST MESSAGE /
Using the Phone to program and register:
You can program and register the communicator by calling the
AlarmNet Support at 1-800-222-6525 (Option 1). (Monday–Friday 8:00
am to 9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm ET) You will need the
• MAC ID and CRC (located on the box and inside the communicator).
• Subscriber information (provided by the central station), including a
city code, CSID, and subscriber ID.
• When Instructed to do so, triple click the TEST MESSAGE /
Cellular Status LED information:
Voice Session – Short blink every second
Data Session – Short blink every 2 seconds
Connected to Cell network – Short blink every 4 seconds
Deactivated communicator – Long blink every second
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