Will Honeywell 5800 Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XT?
No, Honeywell 5800 Sensors will not work on an Interlogix Simon XT. The Interlogix Simon XT is designed to function with wireless sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. The Honeywell 5800 Sensors operate at a frequency of 345 MHz. This makes them incompatible with the Simon XT.
An alarm system uses a wireless receiver to communicate with wireless sensors. Most self-contained wireless alarm systems, such as the Simon XT, come with an integrated wireless receiver. Each wireless receiver is designed for use with a certain wireless frequency. In the case of the Simon XT and all other GE/Interlogix Alarm Systems, this wireless frequency is 319.5 MHz. This means that these systems will readily function with sensors that communicate at the 319.5 MHz frequency.
However, Honeywell designed their sensors and alarm systems to communicate at a frequency of 345 MHz. This is not compatible with wireless receivers that look for the 319.5 MHz frequency. Therefore, unless a special device that converts the 345 MHz frequency to 319.5 MHz is used, there is no way to interface Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors with an Interlogix Simon XT System.
Fortunately, there are many wireless sensors that can readily interface with a Simon XT System. Interlogix, the company that manufacturers the Simon XT, designs their wireless sensors to communicate at the 319.5 MHz frequency. This makes them compatible with the Simon XT System. Interlogix sensors are sometimes sold and traded under the brand name GE. This means that GE Sensors will also work with a Simon XT. Additionally, the manufacturer Qolsys designs their systems to interface with 319.5 MHz sensors. Any non-encrypted wireless Qolsys sensors should work with the Simon XT as well. We also suggest checking out this Qolsys Sensor Compatibility List, as all of the listed sensors should work with the Simon XT System as well.
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