Honeywell SiX Door Sensors and Window Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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Can I Install a Window Contact on a Honeywell Alarm?
A window contact can be installed on any Honeywell panel. The optimal window sensor depends on the model of the panel and the applications that are needed.
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How Do I Install a Lyric Gateway Security System?
Learn about how to Install a Honeywell Lyric Gateway Security System
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