Door Alarm Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5818MNL
The 5800MINI and the 5818MNL are both wireless door and window contacts from the Honeywell 5800 Series. They both include a sensor and a magnet. Their biggest difference is that the 5800MINI is a surface-mount sensor, while the 5818MNL is a recessed sensor. Learn more about these two devices.
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How Do I Replace Batteries in Honeywell Door/Window Sensors?
Replacing the battery in a Honeywell door and window sensor is a simple process. First determine the type of battery that the sensor uses. Then remove the back cover and the old battery. Finally, insert the new battery into the sensor. Learn more about replacing batteries in a door sensor.
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What is the Best Door/Window Sensor for the VISTA-P Security System?
There are many excellent door and window sensors that work well with a VISTA P-Series security system. Hardwired contacts can be used with no additional add-ons. A wireless contact will require a wireless receiver to be added. Learn more about door and window contacts for a VISTA system.
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What Are the Best Alarm Contacts for Sliding Doors?
When selecting a contact for a sliding door, it is generally wise to choose a thin contact so that it can properly fit on the sliding door. The user will need to decide if they want to use a wireless contact or a wired contact. Learn more about choosing an alarm contact for a sliding door.
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What Are the Best Wireless Door/Window Alarm Contacts?
Door and window contacts are some of the most important security sensors that are used with security systems. This type of device will monitor a door or a window and let the user know when it has been opened. We offer many great wireless door and window contacts. Discover which ones are the best.
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How Do I Remove a Wireless Recessed Sensor?
A wireless recessed sensor can simply be pulled out of the door or window frame in which it is installed. The corresponding magnet can also be pulled out of its hole as well. The holes can be kept for a new sensor and magnet or sealed. Learn more about removing wireless recessed sensors.
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How Do I Remove Embedded (Recessed) Door or Window Security Sensors?
Removing a recessed door or window sensor is extremely simple. The sensor can simply be pulled out of the door or window frame in which it has been installed. If it is hardwired, you will need to disconnect its wire first. Learn more about how to remove recessed door and window sensors.
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Should I Use Door & Window Sensors or Motion Detectors?
For the best possible security setup, you should use both door and window sensors and motion detectors. More devices will provide better protection for your property, and it is always a good idea to have a backup plan in case one sensor fails. Learn more about these types of devices.
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Can I Install My Own Window and Door Contacts for a Honeywell Security System?
Many door and window contacts can easily be installed by an end user. This is especially true for wireless surface-mount contacts. Wireless recessed contacts require drilling, but they are still relatively easy to install. However, the installation of hard-wired contacts may warrant some extra help.
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