Honeywell 5800PIR-COM Frequently Asked Questions

Microwave vs. Passive Infrared Motion Detectors
Two of the most common methods for detecting motion are microwave sensing and passive infrared technology. These two methods are both highly effective in detecting motion, but they operate in completely different manners. Learn more about microwave vs. passive infrared motion detection.
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How Does a Motion Detector Work?
Generally, a motion detector will function using one of two technologies. These technologies are passive infrared sensing and microwave doppler radar. Some motion sensors are dual-tech and utilize both of these technologies for detecting motion. Learn more about how motion detectors work.
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What is the Best Honeywell Motion Sensor?
Honeywell offers several security sensors that are designed to detect motion. The best one really depends on the type of setting that it will be used in. Once you consider the application of the sensor, you will be able to determine the best one for your needs. Learn more about motion sensors.
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What is the Best Long-Range, Wireless Indoor Motion Sensor?
For long-range motion detection, the best wireless indoor sensor is arguably the Honeywell 5800PIR-COM. By using its included long-range curtain lens, the device offers an impressive range of 100 by 20 feet. This makes it a great motion sensor for long, narrow areas that require complete protection.
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What Brand of PIR Motion Can I Use with a VISTA 20P?
The Honeywell VISTA 20P can use any hardwired 12Volt DC passive infrared (PIR) motion detector, and any Honeywell 5800 series wireless motion sensor. Wired motions will require a 4-wire connection to the panel. Wireless motion detectors will require a wireless receiver to be used.
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What Is the Best Honeywell Motion Detector for Big Areas?
For large area motion detection, we recommend the Honeywell 5800PIR-COM. This motion detector boasts a 60' by 80' range, making it great for large areas.
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What Loop Number Does My Honeywell 5800 Series Wireless Device Use?
Different 5800 Series wireless devices use different, and in some cases, multiple loop numbers. Shown is a list of commonly used devices and their loop numbers.
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What Is the Best Honeywell Sensor for the 21iP?
The best sensor for the Honeywell Vista 21iP depends on what the sensor is used for. There are many great sensors compatible with the Vista 21iP panel.
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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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Do Wireless Motion Detectors Work Through Window Glass?
Most RF motion detectors use PIR (passive infrared) technology, which cannot "see" through glass . To learn more, check out the rest of this article.
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