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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We are very curious to hear what they say. Thank you for the update. Be sure to test this product regularly.
Yes I tested it in loop 1 programming it as zone type 9 and then zone 16 and it worked in both setups. I received both fire trouble (when cover was removed) and Fire Alarm (testing smoke detector) I left it as zone type 16. I sent Encore Controls an email questioning why different versions may be using different loops. I will pass on any response I get.
Well as long as it's working on loop 1 (assuming you've fully tested it), I would leave it like that but if you do check with CKG and they know why it needed to be set for loop 1, we'd be curious to hear what they say.
I purchased it on Ebay from CKG Security and Alarms,LLC. It came in the Fire Fighter Encore green and white box with instructions and everything identifies it as being a FF345. Says it's version 1.5
Usually the FF345 should be on loop 2 but we have heard of some people that got a module that needs to use loop 1. We haven't determined if that's a different version of the same unit or if Encore made a difference to the unit over time. Where did you purchase the unit and are you sure it's really an Encore FF345 and not some other similar unit?
I may have misunderstood the directions. Everything I read on the internet says to use Loop 2. I switched it to loop one and it works now. Thanks for helping Frank!
I confirmed that the serial number was entered properly and RF receiver was enabled. Rebooted and readdressed keypad. Still nothing is showing on keypad when smoke detector is tested for 30 seconds. The only thing that shows is a fire trouble when FF345 cover is removed.
Did you confirm the serial number was entered properly? If so, you will want to confirm that your 6162RF keypad has the RF receiver enabled. I would recommend rebooting and pressing 1 and 3 simultaneously to readdress the keypad. Press 1 to toggle the RF receiver on if it's not already.
I have installed and programmed a Encore FF345 to zone 17 using a 6162RF on a Vista 20P. I used zone 17 because I have one 4219 zone expander installed. I'm pretty sure I have entered all the correct values in *56 programming mode. While holding the smoke detector (interconnected) test button for at least 30 seconds I get nothing on the keypad. If I remove the cover on the FF345 I get a fire trouble on the keypad which clears when cover is installed. I changed zone type between 9 and 16 with same results, nothing on the keypad. When the smoke detector is going off a red light on the FF345 pulses in sync with the smoke detector siren. Anyone have any ideas what might be wrong?

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