Wireless Door Alarm Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Buy Alarm Contacts?
Alarm Grid offers all of the door and window contacts you need for your alarm system. We offer door and window sensors of all types. Learn about our alarm contacts.
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How Do I Default a Honeywell SiXCT?
Honeywell SiX Series Sensors, like the SiXCT, can be defaulted so that they can be learned in with a new Lyric System. Find out how to default a Honeywell SiXCT Contact.
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Can I Use Door/Window Sensors on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The standard daughterboard for the IQ Panel 2 will accept sensors that communicate at the 319.5 MHz frequency. This includes any door and window sensors. If a different daughterboard is added, the sensors will need to operate at a different frequency. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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How Many Wireless Zones Are On an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT provides support for up to 40 different security and life-safety zones. Two of these zones can be either hardwired or wireless, while the other 38 must be wireless. The system works with wireless sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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How Do I Add a Wireless Zone to an Interlogix Simon XT?
Wireless zones for an Interlogix Simon XT are configured through the System Programming Menu. With the system in its learn mode, activate the sensor tamper to learn it in. Then configure the settings for that zone. Learn how to enroll a wireless sensor with an Interlogix Simon XT System.
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Can I Use Door/Window Sensors with an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT will support door and window sensors that operate at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. This includes GE/Interlogix Sensors and Qolsys Sensors. These sensors are learned in through system programming. Learn more about the sensors used with an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XT?
Interlogix/GE Sensors operate at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. This is the same wireless frequency used by the Interlogix Simon XT System. This makes Interlogix/GE Sensors compatible with the Interlogix Simon XT System. Learn more about choosing sensors for an Interlogix Simon XT.
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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 Qolsys IQ DW Standard
Two small and compact wireless surface-mount door and window contacts are the Honeywell 5800MINI and the Qolsys IQ DW Standard. Both sensors function in a similar way, and they both have an operating range of roughly 200 feet away from the panel. Learn more about these two door and window sensors.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5800RPS
The 5800MINI and the 5800RPS are both wireless door and window sensors from Honeywell. The Honeywell 5800MINI is a surface-mount contact that consists of a sensor and a magnet. The Honeywell 5800RPS is a recessed sensor with a plunger switch. Learn more about these two door and window sensors.
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