How Do I Clear a Trouble From My 5853?

You can clear a trouble from your 5853 by first correcting the cause of the trouble condition, and then performing a double disarm. The most common reasons for a trouble condition from a 5853 are a low sensor battery, a loose tamper cover, or a loss of sensor RF supervision from the panel.

Honeywell 5853 wireless glass break detector exterior

The Honeywell 5853 is a wireless glass break detector. It communicates with a compatible security system at a frequency of 345 MHz. The sensor is generally enrolled with a Perimeter Response Type. This means that if the sensor is activated while the system is in an armed state, an alarm will occur. If the sensor is triggered while the system is disarmed, it will merely fault and restore shortly there after.

A trouble condition is different from a fault or an alarm. When a sensor is in a trouble condition, it means that there is something wrong with the sensor that warrants the user's attention. For the Honeywell 5853 Glass Break Detector, there are three (3) likely causes for a trouble condition. These are a low battery for the sensor, a tamper cover that has been opened, or the panel being unable to detect the sensor.

In order to clear a trouble from the panel, you must fix the cause of the trouble and perform a double disarm. The double disarm is required because the system wants you to be aware of the trouble condition that occurred, even if it was later corrected. By performing a double disarm, you are essentially acknowledging that the trouble condition occurred. Only then will the trouble condition be cleared from the panel.

Remember, you must also correct the cause of the trouble condition. If the battery is low, you should replace it with a new one. The 5853 uses a single lithium 3V CR123A battery, and it has an expected battery life of ten (10) years. If the sensor experiences a loss of RF supervision, you must bring the sensor within range of the panel while the sensor is powered on. The 5853 has a wireless range of about 200 feet. But remember that thick walls and other obstacles can reduce RF range. If the tamper cover is loose or removed, you must properly apply the cover and make sure it snaps into place. Perform a double disarm after correcting the issue.

Complete the following steps to clear a trouble condition on a Honeywell 5853 Glass Break Detector:

1. Fix the trouble cause. Identify the cause of the trouble, and fix the problem. The panel or keypad should tell you which trouble condition is occurring. If the sensor has a low battery, open up the sensor, replace the battery, and close the sensor. If the sensor has a loss of RF supervision, bring it within range of the system while the sensor is properly powered on. If the sensor shows a tamper cover, then reapply the sensor back cover.

2. Perform a disarm. Perform the first disarm on your system or keypad. You can do this even if the system is currently in a disarmed state. If you have a Honeywell Lyric or a LYNX Touch, then you should press the Home button on the front of the panel and provide a valid code. If you have a VISTA Panel, enter a the command [Valid Code] + [1] on a keypad.

3. Repeat the disarm. Repeat Step 2 by disarming the system again. Performing the second disarm is referred to as a "double disarm", and it is necessary for clearing a trouble condition. If you properly corrected the trouble condition in Step 1, then the trouble condition should be cleared.

4. Confirm the trouble clear. Check the panel or keypad. Make sure the trouble condition has cleared. If it hasn't, make sure you properly fixed the cause of the trouble condition in Step 1. Also make sure you were entering valid codes in Steps 2 and 3.

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