How do I program a Encore FF345 to my Honeywell System?
The Encore Firefighter FF345 is a wireless module that allows you to integrate your existing smoke detectors with a Honeywell wireless alarm system. The unit is programmed the same way as a Honeywell 5816. The 5816 is a door sensor that can be programmed by using a 7 digit serial number usually mapped to loop 2. You can manually enter the serial number and assign the loop or you can auto-enroll it. After the serial number and loop are set, the device or zone type should be set to "Type 09 - Fire" or "Type 16 - Fire with Verification" The FF345 needs to "hear" two cycles of the temporal pulse sound that the wired smoke detector will make before it trips so therefore the Type 09 without Verification is the best option in most cases.
If you have a LYNX Touch system, auto-enrollment is a breeze. In the security section, click Tools > enter installer code > Program > Zones. Select the zone you would like to program the FF345 to and click edit. Then click on the Serial Number field. It will say, "Enter serial number or activate sensor." Once you see this message and the number pad on the right, you can press the 'Learn' button 3 times on the FF345. You should hear 1 beep after the first press, 2 beeps after the second press and 3 beeps after the third press. Then you should see the serial number automatically populated in the serial number field and the loop number set to 2. You can use the Firefighter user guide to find out which button is the learn button.
Once the device is enrolled to your system it will be triggered by the noise of a local smoke detector. Proper orientation relative to the closest smoke detector is imperative. Since all smoke detectors are slightly different you should press and hold the test button on the closest smoke detector for at least 30 seconds. This should trigger a fire alarm. If it is not working on the test something was misconfigured. Repeat the steps or reach out to a professional.
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