What Is the Maximum Distance a Honeywell 5800PIR-COM Can Be From the Panel?
The maximum distance a Honeywell 5800PIR-COM can be from the panel is 200 feet. This assumes that the sensor is being used in an open air environment that is free of obstacles and large metal objects. A compatible wireless repeater will effectively double the signal range to 400 feet.
Every wireless sensor has a maximum range at which it can send out signals. If the sensor is moved too far away from the wireless receiver used with the alarm control panel, then signals may not go through properly. Like most sensors from the Honeywell 5800 Series, the Honeywell 5800PIR-COM has a nominal range of 200 feet in open air. If the sensor is kept within this range of the wireless receiver, then it should work properly.
However, this 200 foot range is not a guarantee. Obstacles like thick concrete walls and large metal objects can disrupt the signal and greatly reduce the range. DIY users should make sure to avoid placing the 5800PIR-COM on a metal surface, as it can severely affect the range. They should also make note of any thick walls and plan as such. And of course, a walk test should be performed after installation to make sure that signals are going through.
If you find that you are having communication issues with your Honeywell 5800PIR-COM, then don't panic! You can add a wireless repeater to increase the range. A wireless repeater will take the signal sent out from the Honeywell 5800PIR-COM and send it out a second time. This will effectively double the range. Please note that you can only use one wireless repeater with the 5800PIR-COM. You cannot use a second repeater to triple the signal range. A good wireless repeater to use with the 5800PIR-COM is the Honeywell 5800RP.
The 5800PIR-COM operates at 345 MHz. This makes the sensor compatible with most Honeywell and 2GIG Systems. It is also compatible with the 345 MHz version of the IQ Panel 2 Plus. Make sure you check compatibilities before purchasing a Honeywell 5800PIR-COM. The sensor will only work with panels that support the 345 MHz frequency.
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