Honeywell 5816OD Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Set Up My Fence to Alarm if the Gate is Opened?
If you add a sensor to your gate, then you can have it trigger a system alarm when opened. Learn how you can set up your security system to go into alarm if the gate is opened.
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Can an Alarm Sensor be Attached to a Garage Door?
Many alarm systems use garage door sensors to determine when the garage door is left open. These can be very useful sensors for security systems. Learn about garage door sensors.
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How Do I Program a Honeywell 5877 to My L7000?
The Honeywell 5877 is paired with a Honeywell L7000 System through the Automation Menu. It needs to be wired with the garage motor. Learn to program a Honeywell 5877.
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How Do I Install a 5816OD?
The 5816OD mounting plate is secured to the stationary portion of an outdoor fence, gate or door. The sensor is secured to the this mounting plate. Learn how to install a 5816OD.
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How Do I Change the Battery on a 5816OD?
To change the batteries for a 5816OD, you must first remove its set screw. Then lift off the protective cover, and replace the batteries. Learn to change the 5816OD batteries.
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How Do I Alarm My Fence Gate?
If you program an outdoor contact to your alarm system, mount it to your fence gate, and arm your system, your fence gate will be armed! Learn to set an alarm for your fence gate.
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How Do I Get My System to Text Me when a Gate is Opened?
If your system is set up with an interactive service, you can receive text alerts when a sensor is activated. Find out how to get your system set up with an interactive service.
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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 5816OD
The 5800MINI and the 5816OD are both wireless door and window contacts. The 5800MINI is a slim sensor designed for indoor use only. The 5816OD is a weatherproof sensor designed for outdoor use. Both are part of Honeywell's 5800 Series of wireless sensors. Learn more about these two contacts.
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