Smoke & Heat Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5800COMBO vs 5806W3
The 5800COMBO and the 5806W3 are two life-safety devices. Both are from the Honeywell 5800 Series, and both communicate at a frequency of 345 MHz. However, the 5800COMBO provides smoke, heat and CO detection, while the 5806W3 only provides smoke detection. Learn more about these two sensors.
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How Do I Change the Battery in the 5800COMBO?
The 5800COMBO is powered by four CR123A lithium batteries. To change these batteries, start by removing the device from its back plate. Then replace the old batteries with four new ones. Then reapply the device to the back plate. Learn more about replacing the batteries in a Honeywell 5800COMBO.
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Can I Monitor My Existing Smoke Detectors Remotely?
Smoke detectors for a security system can be monitored through Total Connect or Alarm.com. The platform that is used will depend on the type of panel you have.
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How Do I Test My 521BXT Smoke Detector for Proper Function?
To test a 521BXT Smoke Detector for proper function, use canned smoke to test the device's smoke detection and a hair dryer to test its heat detection.
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How Do I Test the ESL 521BXT for Heat Detection?
You can test the heat detection of the 521BXT by using a hair dryer to shoot hot air onto the device. A successful test will be indicated by a loud siren.
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How Do I Clean My ESL 521BXT Smoke and Heat Detector?
You can clean your ESL 521 BXT Smoke and Heat Detector by removing the optical chamber inside the device and removing any dust and dirt that is present.
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How Do I Test the ESL 521BXT for Smoke Detection?
To test a 521BXT for smoke detection, shoot canned smoke into the vents of the device. A loud siren emitting from the detector indicates a successful test.
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How Do I Reset the Polling Loop Smoke Detector on a VISTA 128BPT?
The 5193SD and 5193SDT smoke detectors do not contain sounders. Because of this, a reset is not required after a fire alarm occurs on the Vista 128BPT.
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Where Can I Buy System Sensor 4-Wire Smokes?
System sensor 4-wire smokes can be bought from most online alarm companies. Unlike wireless smokes, they are typically unavailable in standard retail outlets.
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How Do You Add a 2GIG SMKT2-345 to the 2GIG GC3?
A 2GIG SMKT2-345 can be added to a 2GIG GC3 security system through system programming. You will need the installer code for the system to access this menu.
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