Honeywell 5800PIR-COM Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Maximum Distance a Honeywell 5800PIR-COM Can Be From the Panel?
The Honeywell 5800PIR-COM can transmit signals a maximum distance of 200 feet in open air. A wireless repeater can increase this range. Learn about the Honeywell 5800PIR-COM.
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What Is the Best Cold Temperature Detecting PIR Sensor?
The 5800PIR is a motion sensor that can also be programmed as a temperature sensor. There is also the 5800PIR-COM, which has an extended detection range. Learn about the 5800PIR.
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What is a Walk Test?
You should perform a Walk Test after installing a new motion sensor to make sure it responds properly and won't cause false alarms. Learn about Walk Tests and how they work.
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What is a PIR Motion Sensor?
Passive infrared (PIR) technology is the most common method for detecting motion. This involves looking for changes in infrared energy. Learn about PIR motion sensors.
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Do Alarm Motion Sensors Work Through Glass?
Motion sensors detect changes in infrared (IR) energy. This cannot be done through modern glass, so motion sensors do not sense through glass. Learn more about PIR motion sensors.
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Do Motion Detectors Work Through Windows?
Motion sensors are usually unable to detect motion through glass. The infrared energy needed to activate a motion won't easily pass through glass. Learn more about motion sensors.
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Do Motion Sensors Work in the Dark?
Passive infrared motion sensors work by detecting changes in infrared energy. This allows them to work in the dark, Learn more about motion detection sensors and how they work.
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Which Security System Sensors Work Best for Business Alarm Systems?
Alarm systems in businesses can use the same security sensors that are used with systems in residential locations. Find out which security system sensors work best in businesses.
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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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Where Should I Install My Motion Detector?
There are several things you should keep in mind when choosing a location for a motion detector. The ideal location for a motion detector is in the corner of a room and away from any windows. The device should be placed 6 to 8 feet off the ground. Learn more about where to install a motion sensor.
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