How Do I Activate 5802MN2 Wireless Transmitter?

To activate the 5802MN2 wireless transmitter, press and hold both of the buttons on the device for at least two seconds. A red LED light on the top left of the device will flash, indicating that the signal was sent. The device must be programmed with the panel before it will function.


The Honeywell 5802MN2 is a dual-button wireless transmitter that is commonly used as a panic switch or a medical alert device. To prevent false alarms, both buttons must be pressed before an alert will be sent. We recommend pressing and holding the buttons for at least two seconds to ensure that the command goes through. A flashing red LED light will confirm that a distress signal was successfully sent.

Complete the following steps to activate a 5802MN2 wireless transmitter:

1. Program the sensor. The sensor will need to be programmed with the panel before it will function. If you are using a VISTA panel, you can do this through *56 zone programming. More information can be found here.

If you are using a LYNX Touch or the Lyric Controller, you will need to access zone programming by making the following selections from the home screen: Security > More (if using LYNX Touch) > Tools > enter installer code (default is 4112) > Program > Zones. From there, you will be able to auto-enroll the sensor and configure its settings.

During the programming process, you will also set the Response Type for the sensor. This will determine what kind of response is provided when the button is activated. Some common uses for this device include medical dispatch and police dispatch. Please note that as a Honeywell 5800 Series device, the 5802MN2 will interface with any panel that accepts 345 MHz RF signals. This includes an Honeywell System, as well as any 2GIG panel, such as the GC3 and GC2.

2. Activate the device. If you need to activate the 5802MN2, press both of the buttons on the sides of the device. Press and hold the buttons for at least two seconds to ensure that the signal is sent out.

3. Check for the red light. A flashing red LED light on the 5802MN2 will ensure that the distress signal was sent out. Make sure that this light is present, otherwise the device was not properly activated.

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