Smoke & Heat Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

Does a Honeywell 5808W3 Work if the Alarm System is Off?
The Honeywell 5808W3 Smoke & Heat Detector can still be activated if it is not programmed to an alarm system or if its associated system is off. Learn about the Honeywell 5808W3.
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Why Am I Unable to Bypass Certain Sensors or Zones?
There are certain Zone Types that cannot be bypassed on a system. These include 24-Hour Zones and Temperature Zones. Find out why you cannot bypass certain sensors.
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Should I Use Fire With Verification?
Fire With Verification means that a smoke detector must be activated twice within a short time for an alarm to occur. Learn why we discourage the use of Fire With Verification.
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What Does Fire With Verification Mean?
If a Fire Zone on a security system is set for Fire With Verification, the smoke detector must be triggered twice for an alarm to occur. Learn about Fire With Verification.
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Which Smoke Detectors Work w/ a Honeywell VISTA-15P?
A VISTA-15P can support 2-wire and 4-wire smoke detectors. Wireless Honeywell 5800 Smokes can be used if a wireless receiver is added. Find out which smokes a 15P can support.
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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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What is a Smoke/Heat Combination Detector Called?
A sensor that features both smoke and heat detection capabilities is simply called a "smoke and heat detector". Learn about smoke and heat detectors.
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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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Where is the Best Place to Install a 2GIG SMKT3-345?
When choosing a place to install a 2GIG SMKT3-345, one should follow the guidelines for any normal smoke detector. Find out where a 2GIG SMKT3-345 will work most effectively.
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2GIG SMKT3-345 vs Honeywell 5800COMBO
Two of the most popular life-safety sensors we offer are the 2GIG SMKT3-345 and the Honeywell 5800COMBO. These devices both offer smoke, heat and low-temp freeze detection. But only the 5800COMBO provides detection for potentially deadly carbon monoxide gas. Learn more about these sensors.
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