Honeywell 5800MINI Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Door Contacts?
Sensors that are used to monitor whether a door is opened or closed are often called door contacts. Learn about door contacts and how they are used with alarm systems.
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What Loop Number Should I Set for the Honeywell 5800MINI?
The Honeywell 5800MINI uses Loop Number 1 for normal operation. The wireless sensor operates strictly as a door and window contact. Learn about the Honeywell 5800MINI.
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What Is the 5800MINI's Range?
A Honeywell 5800MINI user can expect the sensor to offer a 200 foot nominal range. Large metal objects and obstacles can affect this range. Learn about the Honeywell 5800MINI.
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What Is the Best Alarm Contact?
There is no single best alarm contact. Many different types of door and window contacts are available, and the best one depends on the needs of the user. There are several questions to ask when looking for an alarm contact so that you can obtain the perfect one. Learn more about alarm contacts.
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How Does a Door/Window Alarm Sensor Actually Work?
Most door and window sensors work in the same manner. These devices consist of both a sensor and a magnet. When the door or window opens, the magnet will become separated from the sensor. This will cause the sensor to send a signal to the security system. Learn more about door and window sensors.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5819WHS
The 5800MINI and the 5819WHS are both sensors from the Honeywell 5800 Series. The 5819WHS can function as a shock sensor, wireless transmitter and alarm contact. The 5800MINI can only be used as a door and window sensor, but it is more compact than the 5819WHS. Learn more about these devices.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5820L
The Honeywell 5800MINI and the Honeywell 5820L are both wireless door and window contacts. They both operate at a wireless frequency of 345 MHz, making them compatible with the same alarm systems. Their biggest difference is their shape. Learn more about these two Honeywell alarm contacts.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5814
Two wireless surface-mount door and window contacts from Honeywell are the 5800MINI and the 5814. Both sensors communicate at a wireless frequency of 345 MHz, making them compatible with the same systems. However, the 5800MINI has a farther range than the 5814. Learn more about these sensors.
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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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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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