Honeywell 5800 Heat Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

Is There a Battery Operated Heat-Only Detector?
Heat-only detectors are good for areas where smoke detectors may cause false alarms. These areas include kitchens, bathrooms, garages and attics. Learn about heat detectors.
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What is a Heat Detector?
If you have a room where a standard smoke detector might cause a false fire alarm, you might use a heat detector instead. Learn what heat detectors are and how they work.
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Where Should I Install a Heat Detector?
Certain areas of the home are better-suited for heat sensors than smoke sensors. Using heat sensors instead of smoke sensors can prevent false alarms. Learn about heat detectors.
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How Do I Test the 5808W3 on the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus?
There are two ways to test the 5808W3. The first is to activate its test button. The other is to test manually. Put your system on test mode before testing. Learn about the 5808W3.
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Smoke Detector vs. Heat Detector
A smoke detector responds to the presence of smoke. A heat detector responds to unusually high temperatures. Both indicate that there is a fire. Learn about fire-safety products.
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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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What's the Best Place to Install a Heat Detector?
There are certain applications in which using a standalone heat detector makes sense. This includes installations in environments that often feature smoke or dust that could potentially cause a false alarm on a smoke detector. Learn more about choosing a location for a heat detector.
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Honeywell 5800COMBO vs Honeywell SiXSMOKE
The 5800COMBO and the SiXSMOKE are both fire-safety devices from Honeywell. The 5800COMBO provides smoke, heat and CO detection, while the SiXSMOKE only provides smoke and heat detection. However, the SiXSMOKE is encrypted, while the 5800COMBO is not. Learn more about these two devices.
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How Do I Program the Honeywell 5808W3 to the Lyric Security System?
The Honeywell 5808W3 is programmed with the Lyric Security System through the zone programming menu of the panel. To access this menu, the user will need to know the Installer Code for the system. This menu is also used to adjust any settings for the device. Learn more about programming a 5808W3.
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How Do I Test My Honeywell 5808W3?
The Honeywell 5808W3 features a test switch on the device for testing its functionality. A user can also test the device using canned smoke and a hair dryer. The user must remember to place their system on test mode before testing the 5808W3. Learn more about testing a Honeywell 5808W3.
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