How do I program a Honeywell 5816 wireless sensor?
A Honeywell 5816 wireless sensor can be programmed in many different ways depending on which Honeywell wireless security system you have installed. If you have an all-in-one Honeywell wireless alarm control panel like the L3000 LYNX Plus, L5210, L7000 or the new Lyric Controller, the wireless receiver needed for monitoring a 5816 wireless sensor is built into the security system. If you have a Honeywell VISTA-15P, VISTA-20P, or VISTA-21iP, you must also have a wireless receiver installed and addressed and you must be using an alphanumeric alarm keypad like the 6160 to program the 5816 wireless sensor. With any type of Honeywell security system, you must also have at least (1) available wireless zone before programming.
There are (2) ways to program the 5816 wireless sensor using a LYNX Plus wireless security system. You can use the voice prompt programming mode or you can use the expert programming mode. To enter the voice prompt programming mode enter your (4) digit installer code followed by '888'. The LYNX Plus wireless security system will announce "Programming, use arrows to scroll choices. Press select to accept, press escape to quit" and 'Pro' will be displayed on the LCD screen. Simply follow the voice prompts to program the 5816 wireless sensor. The alternative expert programming mode can be used with the LYNX Plus wireless security system and it is also how you program a 5816 wireless sensor to a Honeywell VISTA Series security system. To enter the expert programming mode, enter your (4) digit installer code followed by '800' once in programming, press '*56'. The system will provide menu prompts (Zone Number, Zone Type, Report Code, Input Type, Loop Number, and Alpha or Voice Descriptor). Program each field within the *56 enhanced zone programming mode. The input type for a 5816 should be supervised RF. If you are using the internal reed switch of the 5816 wireless sensor along with a magnet, you should program the wireless zone as loop 2. If you are wiring a normally closed contact to the terminals on the 5816, you should program the wireless zone as loop 1. You can program both loops using (2) separate wireless zones if you want to use the internal reed switch and wire an external normally closed contact loop. An example of this might be using the 5816 with a magnet to protect a double hung window, while using a normally closed contact on the screen, wired to the same 5816's terminals.
Using a LYNX Touch wireless security system, you need to use the touch screen icon driven menu to program the 5816 wireless sensor. From the home screen press Security > More > Tools > Installer Code (Default = 4112) > Program > Zones to bring up the zone programming menu. Select the zone number you wish to program, then press "Edit". Program all fields of the zone programming menu using the appropriate information for your situation (i.e., Device Type, Response Type, Descriptor, Alarm Report, etc.). When enrolling the serial number you can manually enter the (7) digit serial number or you can activate the 5816 wireless sensor (3) times to use the RF learning feature to enroll the wireless sensor's serial number. When finished with programming, be sure to press "Save" before exiting the zone program screen.
Did you find this answer useful?
We offer alarm monitoring as low as $10 / monthClick Here to Learn More