Is the Resideo PROA7C Compatible with Honeywell 5800 Sensors?
The Resideo PROA7C is only compatible with Honeywell 5800 Sensors if a Honeywell Home PROTAKEOVER Module is added. The dial on the PROTAKEOVER must be set to 0. You can only use uni-directional (one-way) Honeywell 5800 Sensors, and you cannot use 5800 Series Life-Safety Sensors or Key Fobs.
Please note that all the information presented here applies not only to the Resideo PROA7C, but also to the Resideo PROA7PLUSC, the Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS, and the Honeywell Home PROA7. These four (4) alarm panels are collectively known as the ProSeries Alarm Panels, and they all share the same sensor compatibility. These panels can only support Honeywell Home and Resideo PROSIX Series Sensors and Honeywell SiX Series Sensors by default. They do not come with the necessary wireless receiver for supporting Honeywell 5800 Sensors from the factory. However, if you add a PROTAKEOVER Module to one of these panels, with the module's rotary dial set to 0, then you will be able to pair most Honeywell 5800 Sensors with your ProSeries Alarm System. With regard to the PROTAKEOVER Module, 2GIG 345 MHz sensors and Honeywell 5800 Series 345 MHz sensors are NOT interchangeable.
The PROTAKEOVER Module is known as a legacy wireless takeover module. By adding it to a ProSeries Panel, the system will gain the ability to support one (1) of five (5) legacy RF sensor frequencies. One of the options is for the 345 MHZ signals sent out by Honeywell 5800 Sensors. You determine which legacy sensor frequency will be supported by adjusting a rotary dial on the module before installing it. The selection of 0 tells the PROTAKEOVER to listen for Honeywell 5800 Sensors. You can then begin assigning sensors to any of the 123 legacy sensor zones on the PROA7C or other ProSeries Security System. These 123 legacy sensor zones are combined with the 127 encrypted sensor zones that are supported when using the PROSIX and SiX Series Sensors. The zones are mixed together, so you can technically have a non-encrypted legacy sensor or an encrypted PROSIX or SiX Series Sensor on any Zone Number from 1 to 250, as long as you don't exceed 123 legacy sensor zoned or 127 encrypted sensor zones. New sensors are assigned Zone Numbers in the order at which they are enrolled, regardless of their sensor type. It starts with Zone Number 001, and goes all the way up Zone Number 250.
If you add the 123 legacy sensor zones and the 127 encrypted sensor zones together, you get 250 total zones. That is the maximum number of protection zones supported on a ProSeries Security System. Most sensors will only require the use of one (1) single zone, but there are some multi-function sensors that can enroll using multiple zones, with each zone being assigned a different Loop Number (5800 Series) or Service (PROSIX and SiX Series). An example of a sensor that might use multiple zones is the Honeywell 5816, which can use one zone for its reed switch (Loop 2), and another zone for its wireless transmitter function (Loop 1).
There are some limitations you will encounter when using Honeywell 5800 Sensors with a ProSeries Panel and a PROTAKEOVER Module. For one, the PROTAKEOVER module cannot support any life-safety sensors or key fobs. This means that Honeywell 5800 Sensors like the Honeywell 5834-4 Key Fob, the Honeywell 5806W3 Smoke Detector, the Honeywell 5808W3 Smoke & Heat Detector, the Honeywell 5800COMBO, the Honeywell 5809SS Heat Detector, and the Honeywell 5800CO Carbon Monoxide Sensor are all incompatible with the Resideo PROA7C, as well as any other ProSeries Security Panel. Also, you cannot use any bi-directional (two-way) Honeywell 5800 Sensors with the PROA7C and PROTAKEOVER Module combination. This refers to any Honeywell 5800 Sensor that uses a House ID Code for pairing. Examples of Honeywell 5800 devices that cannot be used with a PROA7C or any other ProSeries Panel for that reason include the Honeywell 5800WAVE Siren and the Honeywell 5828 Keypad.
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