Honeywell 5800CO - Wireless Carbon Monoxide Detector Reviews

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Simple, Effective CO Detector
Submitted on 04/22/2020 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 5800CO is a 345 MHz wireless carbon monoxide (CO) sensor. The device was built with the LYNX Touch Panels in mind, but it will also work great with the Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell LYNX Plus, a Honeywell VISTA System with an added 345 MHz wireless receiver, the 2GIG Wireless Panels, and the 345 MHz Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. This is an extremely versatile sensor, and it makes for a great addition to any compatible security system. We give it a 5 Star rating.

Adding a CO detector to your home or business can prove to be life-saving. Hundreds of people die every year in the United States alone due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas is both odorless and tasteless, and it often isn't discovered until it's too late. The best way to prevent loss of life due to a CO outbreak is with a reliable CO detector like the Honeywell 5800CO. We recommend having at least one CO detector on each floor of your home or business.

The downsides to the 5800CO are relatively minor. Like all CO detectors, the 5800CO has a limited product life. In this case, the sensor is good for ten (10) years. That's pretty long for a CO detector, and end of product life is something you will have to deal with on pretty much any device. The device uses a lithium CR123A battery, and you will likely need to replace it at least once before the end of life is reached. Also keep in mind that some users may prefer using combination devices, such as the 5800COMBO or the SiXCOMBO instead of just a standalone CO detector like the 5800CO.

The Honeywell 5800CO is a versatile and reliable 345 MHz CO detector that makes a nice addition to any compatible system. It gets 5 Stars from Alarm Grid.

Good: Life-Saving, Versatile, Easy to Install

Bad: Limited Product Life, Battery Will Require Replacing, Some Users Might Prefer a "Combo" Sensor

Bottom Line: 5 Stars