How Do I Program a Honeywell L5200 Alarm System?

You can program a Honeywell L5200 Alarm System by accessing the system's Programming Menu. The main step when programming an L5200 Security System is to program sensors with the panel and to configure their settings. These sensors will report to the system whenever they are activated.

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Within the Programming Menu for the Honeywell L5200, there are various options for setting up the system. However, most of the work will be done within the Zones Menu. This is where new sensors are enrolled with the system. Most users will use wireless sensors with an L5200 System. The panel includes a built-in wireless receiver that accepts wireless sensors at the 345 MHz frequency. This includes the popular lineup of Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors.

Each wireless sensor must be programmed with the L5200 System. To program a sensor to the L5200, complete the following steps:

1. Enter wireless enrollment mode. Start from the main screen of the L5200 System. Choose Security > More > Tools > Installer Code (default is 4112) > Program. You are now in the Programming Menu. Choose "Zones". This will take you into the Zone Programming Menu. Press the "Add New" button at the bottom to automatically choose the next available wireless zone. Then press the "Serial Number" field in the upper-left corner. This will put the panel into its wireless enrollment mode for learning in a new wireless sensor.

2. Enroll the sensor. There are two ways to enroll a new wireless sensor. You can either manually enter in the Serial Number, or you can activate it three times. We recommend activating it three times to make sure that the system detects it and to avoid entering in the Serial Number incorrectly. Fault the sensor while it is within range of the system. The process for faulting the sensor will depend on the type of sensor that is being used. Some sensors may be faulted by activating a tamper switch or by removing the back cover. The panel will beep once the sensor has been faulted. This is to confirm that it has been recognized. After the second fault, the serial number for the sensor will be displayed on the screen. Upon faulting the sensor a third time, you will be backed out to the previous screen. The panel will beep three times, and the Serial Number for the sensor will be displayed in the Serial Number Field. This indicates that the sensor was successfully enrolled.

3. Configure the settings. The settings for the sensor must be adjusted appropriated. The Loop Number determines how the sensor will be used on the system. Check the manual for the sensor to determine the proper Loop Number to use. The Zone Descriptions are used for naming the sensor. They are also the name the panel will speak out when the sensor is activated. Choose a name that will allow you to easily identify the sensor. The Device Type identifies what type of sensor it is. Choose the appropriate option. The Response Type determines how the system will respond when the sensor is activated. This will depend on how you want the sensor to be used. Alarm Report determines whether or not the system will report out to you or the central station if the zone causes a system alarm. Chime determines what type of sound the system will make when the sensor is activated. Supervision determines whether or not the panel will monitor the sensor for RF supervision. If Supervision is enabled, the panel will display a trouble condition if the sensor goes offline or goes out of range of the system. Make sure all of the settings are correct before continuing.

4. Save your changes. Press the "Save" button in the lower-right corner of the screen. This will save any changes that were made. Then repeatedly press the return arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen until you return to the main screen. Choose "Yes" when you are asked if you want to allow the installer to re-enter programming.

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