Honeywell 5193SD - Addressable Photoelectric Smoke Detector Reviews

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Great Addressable Smoke Detector!
Submitted on 06/09/2020 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 5193SD is an addressable 2-wire smoke detector for Honeywell Polling Loop Systems. Compatible systems include the Honeywell VISTA-128BPT and the Honeywell VISTA-250BPT. The Honeywell 5193SD can be used at any polling loop zone, though it is recommended that the sensor be used on Partition 1 for proper reset logic. The device has some nice features like an optical sensing chamber, an advanced microprocessor, and drift compensation. But it is also lacking in other areas, such as not having an integrated sounder. But all things considered, we think the Honeywell 5193SD is a very good device, and we give it a 5 Star rating.

There are many things to like about the Honeywell 5193SD. For one, it is a photoelectric smoke detector, and we find these to be the most reliable type of smoke detectors. As we mentioned before, features like the optical sensing chamber, advanced microprocessor, and drift compensation help to improve the performance of the device. The sensor has LED lights to provide indication of current status. No relay or other extra equipment is required, as the panel will have the logic to reset the sensor, as long as it is used on Partition 1.

There are some downsides to the Honeywell 5193SD that should also be taken into consideration. Since the sensor is for Honeywell Polling Loop Panels only, it has a very limited compatibility list. Also, the Honeywell 5193SD has no integrated sounder. You will need to have an external siren set up with your Honeywell VISTA System so that building occupants can be notified during a fire. But these downsides are relatively minor, and they do not stop us from giving the Honeywell 5193SD a 5 Star score.

Good: Photoelectric, Advanced Features, LED Lights, No Relay Required

Bad: For Honeywell Polling Loop Panels Only, No Sounder

Bottom Line: 5 Stars