Honeywell 5881ENH Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Program a Honeywell 5834-4 to a VISTA-P Panel?
The easiest way to program a Honeywell 5834-4 Key Fob to a VISTA P-Series Panel is to use Template programming. Learn how to add a Honeywell 5834-4 to your VISTA P-Series Panel.
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Are Honeywell LYNX & VISTAs Compatible with 5800 Sensors?
Honeywell Panels usually accept signals at the 345 MHz frequency. This is the same frequency used by 5800 Sensors, which lets them work with these systems. Learn about sensors.
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What is the Difference Between a Wireless Receiver and a Wireless Sensor?
Wireless sensors send out signals to wireless receivers. A system needs a wireless receiver to support wireless sensors. Learn about wireless receivers and wireless sensors.
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How Many Zones are on a Honeywell Receiver?
There are many wireless receivers used with Honeywell Systems. The number of wireless zones they support varies between devices. Learn how many zones are on a Honeywell Receiver.
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Honeywell 5881ENH vs Honeywell 5881ENM
The 5881ENH and 5881ENM are both wireless receiver modules for VISTA Panels. The difference between them is the number of zones they support. Learn about these wireless receivers.
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Should I Put a Wireless Receiver Inside of a Beige, Metal Alarm System Cabinet?
Most beige metal alarm security cabinets have a place for a wireless receiver to be installed. The antennas of the wireless receiver will stick out from the top of the cabinet so they can still properly receive signals from wireless devices. Learn more about where to install a wireless receiver.
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Do I Need a 5881ENH on My VISTA Security System?
A VISTA security system will not require a 5881ENH, or any other type of wireless receiver, if only hard-wired sensors are going to be used with the panel.
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How Many 5881s Can I Hook Up to My VISTA Wired Security System?
The Vista P series panels support only 1 wireless receiver. The standalone receivers come in three capacities, Low, Medium, and High. A Low receiver supports up to 8 zones, Medium supports up to 16, and High supports as many as the panel will allow. Choose your receiver based on the zones needed.
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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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How Many Zones Can a 5881 Medium Board Handle?
The Honeywell 5881ENM medium wireless receiver provides support for up to 16 wireless zones, and it is compatible with all Honeywell Vista control panels.
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