Wireless Receivers Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Turn a Wired Alarm System into a Wireless System?
By adding a wireless receiver, a user can use a wired system like a wireless one. The system's sensors will communicate with the panel wirelessly. Learn more about alarm systems.
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Should I Put a Wireless Receiver Inside of a Beige, Metal Alarm System Cabinet?
Most beige metal alarm security cabinets have a place for a wireless receiver to be installed. The antennas of the wireless receiver will stick out from the top of the cabinet so they can still properly receive signals from wireless devices. Learn more about where to install a wireless receiver.
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How Do I Set Dip Switches on a 5883H Wireless Receiver?
The dip switches for a Honeywell 5883 Wireless receiver are set based upon the receiver and transmitter addresses. Learn how the dip switches on the Honeywell 5883H transceiver are used to set the device address, check or delete encrypted keys and enable the built-in transceiver module.​
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Do I Need a 5881ENH on My VISTA Security System?
A VISTA security system will not require a 5881ENH, or any other type of wireless receiver, if only hard-wired sensors are going to be used with the panel.
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How Many 5881s Can I Hook Up to My VISTA Wired Security System?
The Vista P series panels support only 1 wireless receiver. The standalone receivers come in three capacities, Low, Medium, and High. A Low receiver supports up to 8 zones, Medium supports up to 16, and High supports as many as the panel will allow. Choose your receiver based on the zones needed.
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How Do I Control my 2GIG GC3 via WIFI?
In order to use WIFI connectivity with the 2GIG GC3, the panel must have the required Firmware Update installed. It can then connect with a WIFI network.
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How Loud is the Siren in a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 features a piezo siren with a minimum SPL of 85dB. This successfully meets the UL Standard for household fire systems (UL 985).
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How Many Zones Can a 5881 Medium Board Handle?
The Honeywell 5881ENM medium wireless receiver provides support for up to 16 wireless zones, and it is compatible with all Honeywell Vista control panels.
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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 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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