Wireless Door Sensors and Window Alarm Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Battery Does My Honeywell Wireless Door Sensor Use?
Honeywell wireless door sensors generally use one of three battery types. These are CR123A lithium batteries, CR2032 coin batteries and AAA batteries. A door sensor will typically require a new battery every three to five years. Learn which battery type is right for your wireless door sensor.
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Should I Use Door & Window Sensors or Motion Detectors?
For the best possible security setup, you should use both door and window sensors and motion detectors. More devices will provide better protection for your property, and it is always a good idea to have a backup plan in case one sensor fails. Learn more about these types of devices.
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What is the Range of a Honeywell 5816OD Outdoor Wireless Sensor?
The Honeywell 5816OD is an outdoor sensor that will operate at a range of approximately 200 feet away from the security panel. This range can be extended using a wireless repeater if needed. A great wireless repeater is the 5800RP. Continue reading to learn more about the Honeywell 5816OD.
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What Is the Difference Between 5800 Wireless Technology and Z-Wave?
Honeywell 5800 Series wireless sensors primarily consist of security and life-safety devices, while Z-Wave devices are generally for home automation purposes. Z-Wave devices can be controlled remotely using an interactive platform, such as Total Connect. This is not possible for 5800 Series devices.
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What Is the Best Door Sensor for the Honeywell L7000?
There are many great door sensors that work well with the Honeywell L7000. For this type of security system, we usually recommend using wireless sensors since they are easy for end users to program. Both wireless surface-mount and recessed door sensors are available for use with the Honeywell L7000.
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What Is a Security Door Contact?
When attached to a door, a security contact will let the system know when the door has been opened. Both wireless and wired door contacts are available.
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How Do I Install a Magnet on French Doors?
‚ÄčInstalling a contact and magnet on a French door requires that the magnet is set on the opening part of the door and the contact is on the frame above it.
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How Do I Add Alarm Sensors to a Double Sliding Door?
When adding a contact to a double sliding door, you will most likely need to use two sensors. This will allow for an opening from either side to be detected.
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How Do You Add a 2GIG DW20R to the 2GIG GC3?
A 2GIG DW20R sensor can be programmed into a 2GIG GC3 security system by accessing the wireless zones menu of the panel and then auto-enrolling the device.
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What Loop Number Does My Honeywell 5800 Series Wireless Device Use?
Different 5800 Series wireless devices use different, and in some cases, multiple loop numbers. Shown is a list of commonly used devices and their loop numbers.
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