Honeywell SiXCT Frequently Asked Questions

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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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell SiXCT
The Honeywell 5800MINI and the Honeywell SiXCT are both surface-mount door and window contacts from Honeywell. They operate in roughly the same manner. However, the two sensors use different communication methods, and they are compatible with different panels. Learn more about these two sensors.
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How Do I Replace Batteries in Honeywell Door/Window Sensors?
Replacing the battery in a Honeywell door and window sensor is a simple process. First determine the type of battery that the sensor uses. Then remove the back cover and the old battery. Finally, insert the new battery into the sensor. Learn more about replacing batteries in a door sensor.
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What Type of Battery Does My Honeywell Wireless Door Sensor Use?
Honeywell wireless door sensors generally use one of three battery types. These are CR123A lithium batteries, CR2032 coin batteries and AAA batteries. A door sensor will typically require a new battery every three to five years. Learn which battery type is right for your wireless door sensor.
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Are Honeywell's Wireless Sensors Encrypted?
Honeywell's SiX Series wireless sensors are secured using 128-bit AES encryption to prevent signal tampering. Honeywell's 5800 series wireless sensors do not provide this feature. The 5800 series 4-button keyfobs, do provide a rolling code encryption to make remote arming and disarming more safe.
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What Wireless Sensors Can I Use with the Honeywell Lyric Controller?
When looking for a new wireless sensor for a Honeywell Lyric Controller, you will want to choose a 5800 Series sensor or a SiX Series sensor. Any of these sensors will work well with the Lyric Controller. Check out the Alarm Grid website to find great wireless sensors for the Lyric Controller.
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Can I Install a Window Contact on a Honeywell Alarm?
A window contact can be installed on any Honeywell panel. The optimal window sensor depends on the model of the panel and the applications that are needed.
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How Long Does a CR123 Last In Honeywell Sensors?
The CR123 is a lithium battery which is used in several different Honeywell wireless sensors. See the expected battery life for several of those sensors here.
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Can I Change Siren Duration on a Honeywell Lyric Gateway?
Can I Change Siren Duration on a Honeywell Lyric Gateway?
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Lyric Gateway vs. Honeywell L3000
The Lyric Gateway and LYNX 3000 are both all-in-one wireless alarm and home automation systems made by Honeywell. Find out which system is right for you!
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