Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Best Place to Install a Heat Detector?
There are certain applications in which using a standalone heat detector makes sense. This includes installations in environments that often feature smoke or dust that could potentially cause a false alarm on a smoke detector. Learn more about choosing a location for a heat detector.
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How Do I Install the Honeywell 5806W3?
The Honeywell 5806W3 Smoke Detector comes with its own mounting plate for easy installation. The mounting plate is secured to the wall using its included screws and wall anchors. The device can then be easily secured to the mounting plate. Learn more about installing a Honeywell 5806W3.
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What is a Trouble Condition?
In the simplest terms, a trouble condition is an indication that something is wrong with the system. This could include a low system battery, an unplugged wall adapter, an activated tamper switch or anything else that would indicate something is wrong. Learn more about trouble conditions.
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Honeywell 5800COMBO vs Honeywell SiXSMOKE
The 5800COMBO and the SiXSMOKE are both fire-safety devices from Honeywell. The 5800COMBO provides smoke, heat and CO detection, while the SiXSMOKE only provides smoke and heat detection. However, the SiXSMOKE is encrypted, while the 5800COMBO is not. Learn more about these two devices.
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How Do I Test My Honeywell 5808W3?
The Honeywell 5808W3 features a test switch on the device for testing its functionality. A user can also test the device using canned smoke and a hair dryer. The user must remember to place their system on test mode before testing the 5808W3. Learn more about testing a Honeywell 5808W3.
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When Is It Better to Use a Heat Detector Instead of a Smoke Detector?
There are a few situations in which it is better to use a heat detector instead of a smoke detector. This most includes rooms where smoke may be occasionally present. Heat detectors are also used in dusty areas where fine particles may prevent a smoke detector from function properly. Learn more about heat detectors.
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How Do I Test My Honeywell 5806W3?
The Honeywell 5806W3 is tested by pressing and holding the recessed test switch on the device. This will let the user know whether or not the sensor on the device is within the proper sensitivity range. Canned smoke can also be used to test the device. Learn how to test a Honeywell 5806W3.
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What Is the Range of My PIR Motion?
Every passive infrared (PIR) motion has its own range and field of vision. The range for one PIR motion can be considerably different from that of another. It is very important that you use a PIR motion with an appropriate range for the situation. Find out the range of your PIR motion.
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What is an Alarm System?
The centerpiece of a security setup is the alarm system. This serves as the control panel for the rest of the setup. When a sensor is activated, it reports to the alarm system. The alarm system will also report out to the user or a central station if ever necessary. Learn more about alarm systems.
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Can an Interlogix Simon XT be Self-Monitored?
An Interlogix Simon XT can be used for self-monitoring once the panel has been synced with the Alarm.com interactive service. This service is necessary for alerting the user when an alarm event occurs on their security system. Find out how to use an Interlogix Simon XT for self-monitoring.
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