Can the Honeywell 5808W3 be interlinked?
The Honeywell 5808W3 wireless smoke and heat detector cannot be interlinked. Most building code now requires interconnected smoke detectors. This generally pertains to high voltage AC powered smokes that are wired on a single, discrete circuit to your electrical sub-panel. These are designed to save your life in the event of a fire when you are home and a fire breaks out. Again, these are generally wired with high voltage cabling and have battery backup (generally, 9V) on board each detector. The 5808W3 is not designed to replace or take the place of interconnected smokes.
The 5808W3 is fully battery powered (3V) smoke and heat detector that is designed primarily as a means to dispatch the fire department in the event of a fire and/or a secondary life safety system. This device utilizes a photoelectric beam for smoke detection which is recommended over the more antiquated ionization technology. This is due to the acute sensitivity required to detect smoldering fires. The heat detection technology is tripped at a fixed temperature of 135F degrees. Unfortunately, the 5808W3 does not execute rate of rise heat detection. If you are interested in rate of rise heat detection, check out the Honeywell 5809.
All in all, wireless smoke detectors are a great way to setup remote fire monitoring to protect your home from smoke/fire damage. This is achieved by setting up central station monitoring and getting the fire department to the home in a timely fashion. We offer no contract monitoring options which include fire dispatching for all non-self monitoring plans. However, these do not replace the interconnected smokes required by law to protect lives in the event of a fire.
**The 5808W3 is UL-Listed for Residential (UL985) and Commercial (UL864 REV 9) fire standards.**
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- Frank Longo