Wireless Smoke Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5800COMBO vs Honeywell 5809
The 5800COMBO and the 5809 are both wireless fire sensors from Honeywell. The 5809 is for heat detection only, while the 5800COMBO is used for heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detection. Both sensors will interface with the same alarm systems. Learn more about these life-safety sensors.
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Will a Smoke Detector Detect Heat?
Not all smoke detectors are designed to detect the presence of high heat. These sensors will only detect high heat if that is a specific function of the device. Otherwise, a smoke detector will only detect smoke, and nothing more. Learn more about smoke detectors and their functionality.
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What Does the Maintenance Feature Do On a 5800COMBO, 5808W3 & 5806W3?
On Honeywell Smokes, the maintenance feature is used to let the user know when they need to clean the device. By cleaning the device regularly and performing proper maintenance, you can ensure that your smoke detector functions properly for many years. Learn more about these Honeywell Smokes.
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Conventional vs Monitored Smoke Detectors
Both conventional smoke detectors and monitored smoke detectors are life-safety devices that activate upon detecting smoke. But only a monitored smoke detector can contact a central station for help. A conventional smoke detector is just a noise-making device. Learn more about smoke detectors.
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Honeywell 5800COMBO vs 5808W3
The 5800COMBO and the 5808W3 are both life-safety devices from Honeywell. They communicate at the same frequency, and they are compatible with the same alarm systems. However, the 5800COMBO offers carbon monoxide detection, while the 5808W3 does not. Learn more about these two devices.
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How Do I Change the Battery in the 5800COMBO?
The 5800COMBO is powered by four CR123A lithium batteries. To change these batteries, start by removing the device from its back plate. Then replace the old batteries with four new ones. Then reapply the device to the back plate. Learn more about replacing the batteries in a Honeywell 5800COMBO.
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How Do I Change the Batteries on My 5806W3?
To change the battery in a 5806W3 Wireless Smoke Detector, remove the device from its mounting base. Then remove the old battery. Wait 20 seconds for the device to fully power down. Then insert a fresh CR123A lithium battery and reapply the device. Learn more about maintaining a 5806W3.
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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 Smoke Detector for a Honeywell Security System?
The 5808W3 is a fantastic smoke detector for Honeywell Systems. The device includes both a smoke and heat detector, and it can be readily used with any Honeywell panel that is able to connect with 5800 Series wireless devices. When connecting with a Vista panel, a wireless receiver will be required.
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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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