Honeywell 5800 Door Sensors and Window Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5800MINI vs 2GIG DW20R
The 5800MINI and the DW20 are both door and window contacts. They both communicate wirelessly at a frequency of 345 MHz. However, the 5800MINI is a surface-mount contact, while the DW20R is a recessed contact. They are also made by different companies. Learn more about these two contacts.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell SiXCT
The Honeywell 5800MINI and the Honeywell SiXCT are both surface-mount door and window contacts from Honeywell. They operate in roughly the same manner. However, the two sensors use different communication methods, and they are compatible with different panels. Learn more about these two sensors.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5816OD
The 5800MINI and the 5816OD are both wireless door and window contacts. The 5800MINI is a slim sensor designed for indoor use only. The 5816OD is a weatherproof sensor designed for outdoor use. Both are part of Honeywell's 5800 Series of wireless sensors. Learn more about these two contacts.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell SiXMINICT
The 5800MINI and the SiXMINICT are both surface-mount contacts from Honeywell. Both are very compact, and they function in the same manner. However, their panel compatibility and communication methods differ. Also the SiXMINICT is encrypted, but the 5800MINI is not. Learn more about these contacts.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5816
Two popular surface-mounted door and window contacts are the Honeywell 5800MINI and the Honeywell 5816. The 5800MINI is smaller and more compact than the 5816. However the 5816 can also be used as a wireless transmitter for normally closed hardwired sensors. Learn more about these two contacts.
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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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What Is the Best Door Sensor for the Honeywell L7000?
There are many great door sensors that work well with the Honeywell L7000. For this type of security system, we usually recommend using wireless sensors since they are easy for end users to program. Both wireless surface-mount and recessed door sensors are available for use with the Honeywell L7000.
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What Is a Security Door Contact?
When attached to a door, a security contact will let the system know when the door has been opened. Both wireless and wired door contacts are available.
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How Do I Add Alarm Sensors to a Double Sliding Door?
When adding a contact to a double sliding door, you will most likely need to use two sensors. This will allow for an opening from either side to be detected.
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How Do I Install a 5820L Slim Line Sensor?
When installing a 5820L door and window sensor, you will want to mount the device on the frame of the door or window and its magnet on the moving portion.
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