Smoke 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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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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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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2GIG SMKT3-345 vs Honeywell 5808W3
The 2GIG SMKT3-345 and the Honeywell 5808W3 both operate at the 345 MHz wireless frequency. Both devices provide smoke and heat detection. Both the SMKT3-345 and the 5808W3 offer freeze detection capabilities as well. Learn more information about these two wireless smoke and heat detectors.
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How Do I Install a 2GIG SMKT3-345?
The 2GIG SMKT3-345 is mounted to a wall or ceiling using its mounting plate. After choosing an appropriate location, you will then use the device's included screws and wall anchors to install the mounting plate. The SMKt3-345 attaches to the mounting plate. Learn more about the SMKT3-345.
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