What is range of Honeywell's wireless receiver?

If you are in the process of designing your new wireless security system, chances are you are wondering how far away from the system can you mount your wireless sensors. We get this question all the time as people are concerned they won't be able to protect their entire house with a wireless system.

Most people are pleasantly surprised to learn that most Honeywell wireless sensors will work up to two hundred feet from the wireless receiver. There are many different wireless receivers that work with the Honeywell equipment. There are wireless receivers that can be added to the hardwired VISTA Series alarm control panels. There are wireless receivers that are built-into wired keypads. There are also wireless receivers that are built into wireless all-in-one security systems. No matter which wireless receiver you choose for your system, use the general rule of two hundred feet for planning your installation.

It is actually misleading to say that the receiver has a wireless range as it is really the specific wireless sensor that will be the limiting factor when determining range. The receiver really just sits there waiting for inputs from wireless sensors. Therefore, the wireless sensor's transmitter is what determines how far away you can mount a sensor. The majority of Honeywell's wireless sensors will work up to 200' away but some of the smaller sensors like the ultra small 5814 wireless door and window sensor have a reduced wireless range. The 5814 is listed as with an RF transmitting range of only one hundred feet.

Make sure to plan the installation of your wireless receiver so that it will be centrally located in your home to get the best wireless coverage for your sensors. If you do have a wireless sensor that needs to be installed father away then it's listed range, you can add a wireless repeater that will boost the signal of all wireless sensors in range of the repeater. You can't repeat a repeater so you are limited to a maximum range of four hundred feet but you can use multiple repeaters to get wireless coverage to all areas of your home.

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