Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Motion Detector Work?
Generally, a motion detector will function using one of two technologies. These technologies are passive infrared sensing and microwave doppler radar. Some motion sensors are dual-tech and utilize both of these technologies for detecting motion. Learn more about how motion detectors work.
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How Do I Set Dip Switches on a 5883H Wireless Receiver?
The dip switches for a Honeywell 5883 Wireless receiver are set based upon the receiver and transmitter addresses. Learn how the dip switches on the Honeywell 5883H transceiver are used to set the device address, check or delete encrypted keys and enable the built-in transceiver module.​
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Are Honeywell's Wireless Sensors Encrypted?
Honeywell's SiX Series wireless sensors are secured using 128-bit AES encryption to prevent signal tampering. Honeywell's 5800 series wireless sensors do not provide this feature. The 5800 series 4-button keyfobs, do provide a rolling code encryption to make remote arming and disarming more safe.
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How Do I Activate 5802MN2 Wireless Transmitter?
The 5802MN2 is a wireless transmitter that features two buttons on its sides. To activate the device, you must press and hold both of these buttons for at least 2 seconds. The device must be programmed with the security system before it will function. Read on to learn more about the 5802MN.
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How Do I Make My 6160RF Chime When a Zone is Opened?
Enabling the chime on a 6160RF keypad is a very easy process. However, the user will need to know the Master Code for the system to enable this feature. Once the chime has been enabled, the keypad will chime whenever a zone is faulted. Learn more about the chime feature on a 6160RF keypad.
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What Does Qolsys Mean?
Qolsys is a security company that is best known for their IQ Panel 2 security system. The company chose the name "Qolsys" because it is short for "Quality of Life Systems". It shows the commitment of Qolsys to always provide top-quality security systems. Learn more about Qolsys and their name.
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How Do I Replace My ADT Door Sensor's Magnet?
Replacing an ADT door sensor magnet is as simple as finding a compatible new magnet, taking the old magnet off the door and putting the new one in place. If you are just replacing the magnet, no programming changes will need to be made at the panel. Learn more about door sensor magnets.
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Can I Use the Skybell DBCam Trim w/ a Lyric Security System?
The Skybell DBCam Trim can be operated through Honeywell's Total Connect service. Since the Lyric is compatible with Total Connect, it can be used with a Skybell device. All control for the Skybell will be done through Total Connect. Learn more about using a Skybell with Total Connect.
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How Do I Replace a Legacy Honeywell Security Camera?
Replacing a Honeywell security camera involves deleting the camera from your Total Connect account and then uninstalling it from its location. You can then mount the new camera, connect it to the internet and add it to Total Connect. Learn more about replacing a Honeywell security camera.
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How Do I Program My Honeywell VISTA 15P?
When programming a VISTA 15P, you must first access system programming. Next, you will access the programming field that you want to adjust. From there, enter in the appropriate data. Finally, you will exit system programming to save your changes. Learn more about programming a VISTA 15P.
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