How Many Wireless Zones Will a 6150RF Support?
The Honeywell 6150RF keypad supports a total of 16 wireless zones and 8 keyfobs. The 6150RF allows support of keyfobs without using any of the “16” wireless zones when programmed in local mode. The 6150RF has a built in 5881ENM receiver and 5800 transmitter module and will also support Honeywell 5800 series RF devices.
Users can program bi-directional wireless devices using Local or System mode. Local mode requires setting the 6150's house ID and all bi-directional devices must then be set to match this entry. System mode tells the keypad to use the panel’s programmed house ID and bi-directional devices need to match the panel’s entry. The 8 keyfobs are also programmed in Local Mode, which is why they don't use panel zones. Each keyfob is learned into the 6150RF, and is assigned to a valid panel user code. Once programmed, when a button for arming or disarming is pressed on the fob, the information is transmitted to the alarm panel as if the user pressed the 4 digit code + the arming command on the keypad. If a panic key is programmed for the keyfob, pressing this button emulates the * + # panic on the panel, usually programmed as zone 99. So, if this zone is programmed as a silent panic, the keyfob panic will be silent, if it's programmed as an audible panic, the keyfob panic will be audible, etc.
The Honeywell 6150RF is a fixed English keypad and will display limited words along with zone numbers. Users will not be able to program new devices through panel programming with a 6150RF keypad.
The 6150RF keypad has a drop down door which hides the keys. Users have the option to remove the door.
If more than 16 wireless zones are needed, the Honeywell 6160RF is a great option. The 6160RF supports an unlimited number of wireless zones. The Honeywell 6160RF has a built in 5881ENH wireless receiver and 5800 transmitter module that will support as many wireless zones as the alarm control panel supports. Because the 6160RF provides an unlimited number of wireless zones, there are no dedicated keyfob zones.
The Honeywell 6160RF keypad is an alphanumeric keypad and has a 32 character display and can be used for programming new devices.
Both the 6150RF and the 6160RF keypads have 4 function keys which can be programmed for emergency situations, like medical, police, fire and panic alarms.Both the 6150RF and the 6160RF keypads have an RF transmitting receiving range of up to 200 feet. Users should check the wireelss device for RF transmitting range as some may vary.
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