Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5800MINI vs Qolsys IQ DW Standard
Two small and compact wireless surface-mount door and window contacts are the Honeywell 5800MINI and the Qolsys IQ DW Standard. Both sensors function in a similar way, and they both have an operating range of roughly 200 feet away from the panel. Learn more about these two door and window sensors.
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Will a Smoke Detector Detect Heat?
Not all smoke detectors are designed to detect the presence of high heat. These sensors will only detect high heat if that is a specific function of the device. Otherwise, a smoke detector will only detect smoke, and nothing more. Learn more about smoke detectors and their functionality.
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How Do I Program a Motion to Arm In Stay Mode on my Honeywell L5210, L7000?
A motion sensor can be armed in stay mode by setting its Response Type to "Perimeter". This will cause the motion to arm in both arm stay and arm away modes.
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What is a Glass Break Sensor?
Glass break sensors are very important devices for security systems. These devices listen for the sound of breaking glass. If a window or glass casing is broken, the device will hear the sound and send a signal to the panel to perform the programmed response. Learn more about glass break sensors.
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Can the Honeywell VAM Send Texts?
It is possible for the Honeywell VAM Z-Wave Controller to send text notifications. This is accomplished using the ability of the VAM to send email alerts. Since an email message can be sent as an SMS message, you can receive text alerts from your VAM module. Learn more about the Honeywell VAM.
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Can I Use AlarmNet Total Connect on My DSC Security System?
It is impossible for a DSC Security System to use the Total Connect service. This is because Total Connect is designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Alarm Panels. However, a DSC System can use the Alarm.com service if a compatible communicator is added. Learn more about these systems.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5800RPS
The 5800MINI and the 5800RPS are both wireless door and window sensors from Honeywell. The Honeywell 5800MINI is a surface-mount contact that consists of a sensor and a magnet. The Honeywell 5800RPS is a recessed sensor with a plunger switch. Learn more about these two door and window sensors.
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Why Should I Get Home Security?
The most important reason to get home security is to protect yourself, your loved ones and all of your belongings. Another reason is to save money on your homeowner's insurance. Also many people get home security to use Z-Wave home automation. Learn more about what makes home security great.
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Conventional vs Monitored Smoke Detectors
Both conventional smoke detectors and monitored smoke detectors are life-safety devices that activate upon detecting smoke. But only a monitored smoke detector can contact a central station for help. A conventional smoke detector is just a noise-making device. Learn more about smoke detectors.
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What Does the Maintenance Feature Do On a 5800COMBO, 5808W3 & 5806W3?
On Honeywell Smokes, the maintenance feature is used to let the user know when they need to clean the device. By cleaning the device regularly and performing proper maintenance, you can ensure that your smoke detector functions properly for many years. Learn more about these Honeywell Smokes.
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