How do I connect my L5200 to my garage door?
The Honeywell L5200 LYNX Touch wireless alarm system is capable of controlling and seeing the status of your garage overhead door. If you are looking to open and close the garage door via the L5200 you will need the Honeywell 5877RL. This is a wireless relay that hard wires to the garage door motor and communicates commands via RF back to the panel. Generally the unit is installed up near the garage motor where you can run a 2 wire jumper cable between the relay and the motor.
Since motors vary you it recommended to run the connection in parallel with your wired wall mounted keypad that controls the door locally. When landing the wires on the relay the negative will land on the common and the positive lands on either the Normally Open (NO) or Normally Closed (NC) terminal. This will vary and there is no harm to utilize a trial by error method. It just simply will not work if you wire it as NO but it is a NC motor. After the device is physically connected you will need to configure it to your L5200 alarm system. You can follow the included installation manual or check out our FAQ for more details on enrolling the 5877 relay.
So how do we know when the door is open or closed? How do we protect the garage door from being pried open when the system is armed? Well its a great question and there are two solutions. The ideal solution is installing the Honeywell 5822T tilt sensor. This a very cool device that uses the vertical or horizontal position of the garage door to detect when the door is open or closed. Simply mount the unit to the back side of the upper panel on the garage door and program a garage door zone using loop3 in panel programming. Check out our FAQ that breaks down the process in detail.
Obviously this unit only works with overhead garage doors. If you have another style door or you would prefer to use a wired overhead garage door sensor, the Honeywell 5816 wireless sensor is just what the doctor ordered. The 5816 can be used as a wireless door sensor with a magnet if set programmed to loop 2. However it can also transmit a wired contact back to the panel when programmed to loop 1. If you pop the tamper cover there is a pair of screw terminals where you can land a wired contact.
There are specified zones (46-48) that when programmed as a "Garage Door" response type have special features that will use entry delay 2 and allow for 'venting.' Entry delay 2 can then be set to a longer duration so when you enter the garage you have more time allotted to disarm the system. 'Venting' is a feature that allows you to arm the system while a zone is in fault (open). Then as soon as the fault is restored (closed) the zone becomes a protected zone that when tripped will trigger the alarm after the entry delay 2 expires. This is a cool features that will give you time on the way in and out with kids and groceries without compromising your security!
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- Answered By
- Frank Longo