Honeywell SiX Door Sensors and Window Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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 Is the Best Alarm Contact?
There is no single best alarm contact. Many different types of door and window contacts are available, and the best one depends on the needs of the user. There are several questions to ask when looking for an alarm contact so that you can obtain the perfect one. Learn more about alarm contacts.
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How Does a Door/Window Alarm Sensor Actually Work?
Most door and window sensors work in the same manner. These devices consist of both a sensor and a magnet. When the door or window opens, the magnet will become separated from the sensor. This will cause the sensor to send a signal to the security system. Learn more about door and window sensors.
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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 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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Are Honeywell's Wireless Sensors Encrypted?
Honeywell's SiX Series wireless sensors are secured using 128-bit AES encryption to prevent signal tampering. Honeywell's 5800 series wireless sensors do not provide this feature. The 5800 series 4-button keyfobs, do provide a rolling code encryption to make remote arming and disarming more safe.
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