Wireless Door Sensors and Window Alarm Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Program a Wireless Sensor on my Honeywell LYNX Touch?
Wireless sensors can be programmed to a LYNX Touch system through the panel's zone programming menu. You will need the installer code to access the menu.
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Why Does My Security System Need a Honeywell 5800RP?
A wireless Honeywell security system needs a Honeywell 5800RP to extend the range of its radio frequency. This can solve issues such as RF supervision loss.
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What is the Difference Between a 5816WMWH and a 5816?
The difference between a 5816WMWH and 5816 is that the 5816WMWH includes a magnet whereas the 5816 does not. The magnet can be used with the internal reed switch to monitor status of a door or window.
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What Is the Best Honeywell Sensor for the 21iP?
The best sensor for the Honeywell Vista 21iP depends on what the sensor is used for. There are many great sensors compatible with the Vista 21iP panel.
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Can I Install a Window Contact on a Honeywell Alarm?
A window contact can be installed on any Honeywell panel. The optimal window sensor depends on the model of the panel and the applications that are needed.
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How Do I Replace an Existing 5816 On My Lynx Touch?
You can replace an existing 5816 by removing it from panel programming, and then uninstalling it from its location. Then program the new 5816 and install it.
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Where Should I Place My 2GIG Door and Window Sensor?
A 2GIG door and window sensor should be placed on a door or window frame about half an inch from its magnet. It must also be within range of the 2GIG panel.
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Which Sensors are Compatible with 2GIG?
Many sensors are compatible with 2GIG security panels. In addition to the 2GIG brand of wireless sensors, Honeywell 5800 Series sensors can be used as well.
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What Frequency Do the 5800 Sensors Operate at?
Honeywell's 5800 series wireless devices operate at 345 MHz. This frequency was assigned to them by the FCC, and should operate free of interference in the US.
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How Do I Program a 5800RP to a Lyric Controller or a Lynx Touch?
A 5800RP is programmed to a Honeywell security system by assigning it to a zone. This will provide the panel with notices regarding the status of the 5800RP.
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