Honeywell SiX Smoke Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Reset the Fire Alarm on My Security System?
In most cases, disarming the system twice will reset the fire alarm and clear the display. The smoke detector must be free of smoke when doing this. Learn to reset the fire alarm.
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Which Smoke Detectors are Apple HomeKit Compatible?
Any smoke detector that is connected with a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System is compatible with Apple HomeKit. Find out which smoke detectors will work with Apple HomeKit.
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Are Honeywell Smokes Compatible w/ Google Home?
A Honeywell Smoke Detector will work with Google Home if the panel's interactive service is compatible. Find out if your smoke detectors are compatible with Google Home.
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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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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 Does a Fire Detector Work?
There are two primary methods for detecting a fire. These are through either smoke detection and heat detection. For that reason, a "fire detector" is more commonly referred to as a "smoke detector" or a "heat detector". There are also combo smoke and heat sensors. Learn more about these devices.
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What's the Best Place to Install a Smoke Detector?
When choosing a location for a smoke detector, there are some things to remember. For example, it should be placed away from any vents or ducts that might affect its performance. It should also be at least 10 feet away from any kitchen appliances. Learn more about where to place a smoke detector.
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Will a Smoke Detector Detect Heat?
Not all smoke detectors are designed to detect the presence of high heat. These sensors will only detect high heat if that is a specific function of the device. Otherwise, a smoke detector will only detect smoke, and nothing more. Learn more about smoke detectors and their functionality.
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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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How Do I Determine the Age of a Honeywell Wireless Smoke Detector?
When Honeywell smokes are made, a date code sticker is affixed to indicate the date when this occurred. Read on and learn how to interpret this date code.
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