Honeywell 5853 Frequently Asked Questions

Motion Detector vs Window Sensor
Protecting your windows is a crucial area of your security system. When is it OK to use a motion sensor rather installing sensors on each window? Check out the pros and cons of each.
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Which glass break detectors are compatible w/ VISTA20P?
Want to know which glass break detectors will work with your Honeywell VISTA 20P? Find out here!
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Honeywell Glassbreak vs Window Sensors
Glass break detectors and windows sensors are both used to protect against a break-in through a window, but they work in very differnet ways.
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Should I use glass break detectors or motion sensors?
Glass break detectors and motion sensors provide two different types of protection, we explain the differences so that you can choose the right device for your alarm installation.
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How many wireless transmitters can a VISTA-20P support?
The number of wireless transmitters supported by a VISTA-20P depends on the wireless receiver that is connected to your VISTA-20P.
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Can I add Honeywell wireless glass break to VISTA-20P?
Find out what's needed to add a wireless glass break sensor to a Honeywell VISTA-20P alarm control panel.
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What is a DIP switch on an alarm sensor?
Learn what a DIP switch is for an alarm device and how to use them.
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How long do batteries last in wireless alarm sensors?
The average life of a battery in a wireless alarm sensor has many contributing factors.
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What is a glass break simulator used for?
Learn what a glass break simulator can do to assist you with the installation of your security system.
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Can I protect windows using Honeywell wireless sensors?
Learn how you can protect your home from intrusion through one of your accessible windows by using a Honeywell wireless sensor.
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