Honeywell 5881ENH Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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What Field is Device Programming on a VISTA-21iP?
There is no single device programming field on the 21iP. Device programming refers to any device connected to the keypad bus. Learn about device programming.
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Can a VISTA Security System Use 2 Wireless Receivers?
The number of receivers supported by a Vista panel depends on the panel used, as well as other factors. Find out how many wireless receivers are supported.
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How do I Remove the Battery from My Honeywell 5811 Sensors?
To remove the battery from a Honeywell 5811 door/window sensor, use a small flathead screwdriver to pop it open. Learn more about the best techniques.
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