Door & Window Alarm Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Add A Sensor To A Vista 10P?
Learn how to add a sensor to a Vista 10P
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How do I create a Pool Trouble zone on a Vista-P Panel?
Using Configurable Zone Types on P series panels.
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How do I test a 5819WHS to find the best setting?
Walk testing the 5819WHS.
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How do I add a Hardwired zone to my L5100?
Hardwire Zone programming on the LynxTouch system
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Motion Detector vs Window Sensor
Protecting your windows is a crucial area of your security system. When is it OK to use a motion sensor rather installing sensors on each window? Check out the pros and cons of each.
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Honeywell Glassbreak vs Window Sensors
Glass break detectors and windows sensors are both used to protect against a break-in through a window, but they work in very differnet ways.
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Honeywell 5814 vs 5811
Trying to decide between the 5814 versus the 5811? Let our FAQ help you decide which door / window sensor is right for you!
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When Would I Need a Honeywell Steel Door Contact?
Steel doors present problems for traditional door/window sensors. A steel door magnet, which is a bit stronger can solve the problem.
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Do Honeywell 5815 door and window sensors have magnets?
Learn how the Honeywell 5815 door and window sensors work and their use of magnets in this Alarm Grid FAQ.
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