Honeywell 5809 Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5809 vs 2GIG SMKT2-345
The 5809 and the SMKT2-345 are both life-safety devices designed to alert people to the presence of a fire. The SMKT2-345 can sense smoke and high temperatures, while the 5809 can only sense high temperatures. They are also manufactured by different companies. Learn more about these two devices.
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What's the Best Place to Install a Heat Detector?
There are certain applications in which using a standalone heat detector makes sense. This includes installations in environments that often feature smoke or dust that could potentially cause a false alarm on a smoke detector. Learn more about choosing a location for a heat detector.
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When Is It Better to Use a Heat Detector Instead of a Smoke Detector?
There are a few situations in which it is better to use a heat detector instead of a smoke detector. This most includes rooms where smoke may be occasionally present. Heat detectors are also used in dusty areas where fine particles may prevent a smoke detector from function properly. Learn more about heat detectors.
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Honeywell 5809 vs 2GIG SMKT3-345
The Honeywell 5809 and the 2GIG SMKT3-345 are two different life-safety devices. They are manufactured by different companies, and their system compatibilities are slightly different. Also the 5809 is only a heat sensor, while the SMKT3-345 offers multiple uses. Learn more about these two sensors.
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Honeywell 5806W3 vs Honeywell 5809
The 5806W3 and the 5809 are both life-safety sensors from Honeywell. They are both used to alert any building occupants to the presence of a fire, and they will work with the same panels. However, the 5806W3 is a smoke sensor, while the 5809 is a heat sensor. Learn more about these two devices.
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Honeywell 5808W3 vs Honeywell 5809
The 5808W3 and the 5809 are both life-safety sensors from Honeywell. Both devices are used to alert the user to the presence of a fire. However, the 5808W3 is both a heat and smoke sensor, while the 5809 is for heat sensing only. Learn more about these two Honeywell life-safety devices.
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Honeywell 5800COMBO vs Honeywell 5809
The 5800COMBO and the 5809 are both wireless fire sensors from Honeywell. The 5809 is for heat detection only, while the 5800COMBO is used for heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detection. Both sensors will interface with the same alarm systems. Learn more about these life-safety sensors.
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How Do I Program a Wireless Zone on My Honeywell VISTA-20P?
A wireless zone can be programmed on a VISTA-20P system by using an alphanumeric keypad to access zone programming. From there, you can program the zone.
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How Do I Install a Honeywell 5809 Heat Detector?
The 5809 series wireless heat detectors work with all panels that support Honeywell’s 5800 series wireless devices. Find out how to install it here!
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At What Temperature Do Heat Alarms Trigger?
Find out what temperature a heat alarm triggers
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