Honeywell 5800MINI Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Best Wireless Door/Window Alarm Contacts?
Door and window contacts are some of the most important security sensors that are used with security systems. This type of device will monitor a door or a window and let the user know when it has been opened. We offer many great wireless door and window contacts. Discover which ones are the best.
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What is the Best Door/Window Sensor for the VISTA 21iP?
The best door and window sensor for a VISTA 21iP depends upon the needs of the end user. The user will need to decide if they want their sensor to be hardwired or wireless. They will also need to choose between recessed and surface-mounted contacts. Learn more about door and window sensors.
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What Type of Battery Does My Honeywell Wireless Door Sensor Use?
Honeywell wireless door sensors generally use one of three battery types. These are CR123A lithium batteries, CR2032 coin batteries and AAA batteries. A door sensor will typically require a new battery every three to five years. Learn which battery type is right for your wireless door sensor.
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How Do Alarm Sensors Communicate?
The method that an alarm sensor uses to communicate with the panel varies depending upon the type of sensor. Common communication methods include a wireless RF signal, a hardwired connection and WIFI communication. Continue reading to learn more.
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What Is the Difference Between 5800 Wireless Technology and Z-Wave?
Honeywell 5800 Series wireless sensors primarily consist of security and life-safety devices, while Z-Wave devices are generally for home automation purposes. Z-Wave devices can be controlled remotely using an interactive platform, such as Total Connect. This is not possible for 5800 Series devices.
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Can I Install My Own Window and Door Contacts for a Honeywell Security System?
Many door and window contacts can easily be installed by an end user. This is especially true for wireless surface-mount contacts. Wireless recessed contacts require drilling, but they are still relatively easy to install. However, the installation of hard-wired contacts may warrant some extra help.
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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 Is a Security Door Contact?
When attached to a door, a security contact will let the system know when the door has been opened. Both wireless and wired door contacts are available.
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How Do I Add Alarm Sensors to a Double Sliding Door?
When adding a contact to a double sliding door, you will most likely need to use two sensors. This will allow for an opening from either side to be detected.
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How Do I Install a Magnet on French Doors?
‚ÄčInstalling a contact and magnet on a French door requires that the magnet is set on the opening part of the door and the contact is on the frame above it.
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