Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5806W3 vs Honeywell 5809
The 5806W3 and the 5809 are both life-safety sensors from Honeywell. They are both used to alert any building occupants to the presence of a fire, and they will work with the same panels. However, the 5806W3 is a smoke sensor, while the 5809 is a heat sensor. Learn more about these two devices.
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Honeywell 5808W3 vs Honeywell 5809
The 5808W3 and the 5809 are both life-safety sensors from Honeywell. Both devices are used to alert the user to the presence of a fire. However, the 5808W3 is both a heat and smoke sensor, while the 5809 is for heat sensing only. Learn more about these two Honeywell life-safety devices.
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Can Honeywell 5800COMBOs be Interlinked?
An unfortunate downside of the Honeywell 5800COMBO is that multiple units of these devices cannot be interlinked. This means that there is no way to set-up a "one go, all go" function with 5800COMBO devices. However, this can be done on Honeywell SiXSmokes. Learn more about the 5800COMBO.
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How Do I Setup Low-temp & Freeze Detection On a 5800COMBO?
In order to setup a Honeywell 5800COMBO for low-temperature and freeze detection, you must set the device to loop number 3 within zone programming. This is the loop number that tells the device to function as a low-temperature sensor. Learn more about the Honeywell 5800COMBO and its functions.
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Does a 5800COMBO Do Low-Temp & Freeze Detection Like the 5808W3?
The 5800COMBO offers a low-temperature and freeze detection function that works in the same way as the low-temperature detection function on the 5808W3. This is done by setting the device to loop number 3 within zone programming. Learn more about the 5800COMBO and its programmable functions.
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Can I use the Lynx-WEXT with my Qolsys IQ Panel 2
Yes, the Lynx-WEXT can be used with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. By adding the Lynx-WEXT to your Qolsys panel, an external siren, or sirens, drawing up to 1.2 Amps of current can be supported. The Lynx-WEXT contains everything except the siren. Learn more about adding a high current siren here.
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How Does a Fire Detector Work?
There are two primary methods for detecting a fire. These are through either smoke detection and heat detection. For that reason, a "fire detector" is more commonly referred to as a "smoke detector" or a "heat detector". There are also combo smoke and heat sensors. Learn more about these devices.
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Where Should I Install My Motion Detector?
There are several things you should keep in mind when choosing a location for a motion detector. The ideal location for a motion detector is in the corner of a room and away from any windows. The device should be placed 6 to 8 feet off the ground. Learn more about where to install a motion sensor.
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How Do I Turn Off Alarm Reporting for a Honeywell 5800 Series Motion Sensor?
Alarm reporting for a Honeywell 5800 Series Motion Sensor can be turned off through zone programming. This will instruct the system to not send out a distress signal to the central station if an alarm event involving that sensor were to occur. Learn more about alarm reporting on a motion sensor.
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What Does an Alarm Do?
An alarm tells the system to send out a distress signal to a central monitoring station and/or the end user. This allows for emergency help to be requested as quickly as possible. The type of alarm that occurs depends on the Response Type for the zone. Learn more about the function of alarms.
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