Honeywell 5800 Door Sensors and Window Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

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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Where Can I Buy Alarm Contacts?
Alarm Grid offers all of the door and window contacts you need for your alarm system. We offer door and window sensors of all types. Learn about our alarm contacts.
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What is a Door Contact Sensor
Alarm systems use door contact sensors to know whether or not doors are opened or closed. This is important for monitoring building activity. Learn about door contacts.
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How Do I Install a Wireless Door Sensor on a Sliding Patio Door?
On a sliding door, the magnet and sensor should be aligned so that they separate whenever the door is slid opened. Learn how to install a door sensor on a sliding door.
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Which Sensors are Compatible with the Lyric Alarm System?
The Lyric Security System will support encrypted Honeywell SiX Series Sensors that operate at 2.4 GHz. It will also support sensors that operate at 345 MHz. This includes any Honeywell 5800 Series Sensor and any 2GIG Sensor. Find out which sensors are compatible with the Lyric Controller.
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How Do I Replace an Existing Honeywell 5816 On My VISTA Security System?
Replacing an old Honeywell 5816 door and window contact on a VISTA Panel is a very easy process. Simply delete the serial number of the old sensor from the panel. Then learn in the new one. Finally, uninstall the old sensor and install the new one. Learn more about replacing the Honeywell 5816.
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