Honeywell 5800 Glass Break Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Glass Break Detector Work?
Many people monitor windows and glass cases using glass break detectors. These devices work by listening for both the thud of an object striking against glass and the actual shattering of glass itself. Both sounds must be present for the device to activate. Learn more about glass break detectors.
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Do I Install a Glass Break Detector Directly On a Window?
A glass break detector should not be installed directly on a window. If the window were to be shattered by an intruder, the glass break may become damaged in the process. That is why glass breaks should be placed near windows, but not directly on them. Learn more about glass break detectors.
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Where Should I Install a Glass Break Sensor?
A glass break detector should be placed as close to a window or glass case as possible with no objects blocking its path. This will help to ensure that the device will activate in the event that the window or case is shattered. Learn more about glass break sensors and where to place them.
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What Glass Breaks Are Compatible with a Honeywell VISTA-21iP?
The VISTA-21ip is compatible with most wired glass break devices and the 5853 wireless glass break. You must have an available zone for the glass break.
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Does a 5853 Glass Break Detector work with a 2GIG GC3?
All uni-directional Honeywell 5800 series transmitters are compatible with the 2GIG GC3, and this includes the 5853. Read on to see how to enable it.
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