Is the 5853 GBD compatible with a 2Gig GoControl?
Any 5800 Series Honeywell burglary sensor will work the 2GIG Go!Control wireless alarm system. This includes and is not limited to the Honeywell 5853 Glass Break Detector. Although 2GIG offers their own 2GIG GB1 wireless glass break sensor, the 5853 simply does the job a bit better. The GB1 is a solid unit that has a similar dual-technology used to detect the thud and crash. However the 5853 has a larger and more reliable detection radius of 25 feet. The GB1 is limited to 15 and it really varies on the environment and how well the sound travels with this unit. The 5853 enrolls into the GoControl panel just like any other sensor and should be mapped to loop 1. Glass breaks should always be set to "Perimeter" for a response type. This way they are instantly active when the system is armed stay or away.
The 5853 is a techologically advanced unit that uses a patented Flexcore processor. This processor picks up on the acute sounds of the impact before a glass window is broken. The combination of the thud and crash will trip the sensor if its within the 25 foot range. The unit is battery powered and is designed to last up to 10 years without replacement!
We recommend enrolling them and testing them with the Honeywell FG-701 glass break simulator. This is a device that produces the sound of a thud and glass breakage. After the unit is tested you should set the proper sensitivity for the install. There are four sensitivity settings: lowest, low, medium and max. Set the unit on higher sensitivity at first and then test.
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- Frank Longo