Wireless Door Sensors and Window Alarm Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Door/Window Sensor for the VISTA-P Security System?
There are many excellent door and window sensors that work well with a VISTA P-Series security system. Hardwired contacts can be used with no additional add-ons. A wireless contact will require a wireless receiver to be added. Learn more about door and window contacts for a VISTA system.
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What Are the Best Wireless Door/Window Alarm Contacts?
Door and window contacts are some of the most important security sensors that are used with security systems. This type of device will monitor a door or a window and let the user know when it has been opened. We offer many great wireless door and window contacts. Discover which ones are the best.
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What is the Best Door/Window Sensor for the VISTA 21iP?
The best door and window sensor for a VISTA 21iP depends upon the needs of the end user. The user will need to decide if they want their sensor to be hardwired or wireless. They will also need to choose between recessed and surface-mounted contacts. Learn more about door and window sensors.
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How Do I Remove a Wireless Recessed Sensor?
A wireless recessed sensor can simply be pulled out of the door or window frame in which it is installed. The corresponding magnet can also be pulled out of its hole as well. The holes can be kept for a new sensor and magnet or sealed. Learn more about removing wireless recessed sensors.
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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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