Honeywell 5800 Door Sensors and Window Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Create a TC2 Sensor Open/Close or Left Open Notification?
You can have Total Connect 2.0 send Sensor Open/Close and Sensor Left Open Notifications via text and/or email. Learn about TC2 notifications for Sensor Open/Close and Left Open.
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Can I Get a Composite Door & Frame w/ Pre-Installed Alarm Contacts?
Some types of Andersen Doors come with built-in 345 MHz sensors for compatible alarm systems. Andersen calls these VeriLock Sensors. Learn about Andersen Security Doors.
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Can I Get a Composite Window & Frame w/ Pre-Installed Alarm Contacts?
Certain Andersen Windows have built-in sensors that can be used with compatible systems. These are known as VeriLock Sensors. Learn about Andersen Windows and VeriLock Sensors.
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Which Andersen Windows Have Built-in Security Sensors?
Certain models of Andersen Windows have built-in wireless 345 MHz sensors that allow them to interface with compatible Honeywell Security Systems. Learn about Andersen Windows.
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Why Is My 5816 Showing a Fault When My Window is Closed?
A Honeywell 5816 Sensor must be properly aligned with its accompanying magnet when the window is closed, or else the zone will show a fault. Learn about the Honeywell 5816.
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GE Door/Window Contacts vs. Honeywell 5800 Door/Window Contacts
The door and window contact sensors from GE and Interlogix operate at 319.5 MHz. The Honeywell 5800 door and window contact sensors operate at 345 MHz. Learn about these sensors.
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What Is the Difference Between a Door and Window "Contact" and a "Sensor"?
A door and window "contact" might also be referred to as a "sensor". The two terms are generally used interchangeably. But "sensor" is a broader term. Learn about contact sensors.
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Where Can I Buy Door Contacts for My Alarm System?
Alarm Grid sells all the door contacts you need for your alarm system. We offer hardwired and wireless contacts in surface-mount and recessed varieties. Learn about door contacts.
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Will Any Magnet Work w/ a Door or Window Alarm Sensor?
A magnet's job for a contact sensor is to keep the reed switch closed. In theory, this can be done by any magnet. But it may not be practical. Learn about door and window sensors.
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Where Do I Install a Sensor Contact on a Door?
The best place to install a contact is on a door frame. The magnet should be installed on the moving part of the door, within a half-inch of the sensor. Learn about door contacts.
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