Honeywell 5800C2W Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Incorporate a Wired Contact Sensor with a Wireless Alarm System?
There are a few different ways that a wired alarm contact can be used with a wireless system. The most common way is to use a converter. Learn about wired alarm contacts.
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Does the Honeywell 5800C2W Work w/ the Lyric Controller?
The 5800C2W is a Honeywell 5800 Series Device. As such, it can be used with the Lyric Controller to support hardwired sensors. Learn more about the Honeywell 5800C2W.
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Can I Add My Pre-Installed Wired Sensors to a Security Alarm?
Pre-installed hardwired sensors can be used with a new alarm system. This can save a user a large amount of money when upgrading to a new control panel. If the system is wireless, a wired to wireless converter will be needed. Learn more about using wired sensors with a new alarm system.
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Can a LYNXr Text Me Alerts?
The LYNXr is incapable of sending text alerts. This is because the system cannot sync with Total Connect 2.0. If a user wants a security system that can send text alerts, they will need to upgrade to a newer system. Learn more about the Honeywell LYNXr and upgrading to a newer system.
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Are Old Honeywell Hardwired Contacts Compatible w/ Modern Systems?
It is possible to use old Honeywell hardwired contacts with a newer security panel, such as a LYNX Touch or a Lyric Controller. This can be done with a wireless converter, such as the Honeywell 5800C2W. The security devices will connect to the 5800C2W, which will use a wireless zone with the system.
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What Is the Best Door Sensor for the Honeywell L7000?
There are many great door sensors that work well with the Honeywell L7000. For this type of security system, we usually recommend using wireless sensors since they are easy for end users to program. Both wireless surface-mount and recessed door sensors are available for use with the Honeywell L7000.
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What Frequency Do the 5800 Sensors Operate at?
Honeywell's 5800 series wireless devices operate at 345 MHz. This frequency was assigned to them by the FCC, and should operate free of interference in the US.
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Will Wired Sensors Work on Any Alarm Panel?
Wired sensors have different properties which may make them compatible or not compatible with an alarm system. Find out if wired sensors work with your system!
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How Do I Install a Lyric Gateway Security System?
Learn about how to Install a Honeywell Lyric Gateway Security System
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Why Can't I Upgrade the PROM on My Vista-21iP?
Honeywell recently released a PROM Chip that makes upgrading the VISTA-21iP possible. Learn more about the ability to upgrade the firmware on the Honeywell VISTA-21iP
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