The Honeywell 5800COMBO is a wireless heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detector with a 10 year estimated life expectancy. The sensor supports three programmable zones. The serial number listed on the device matched with loop 1 is for smoke detection. That same serial number programmed with loop 3 is for low temperature detection. The CO zone is also loop 1 but uses the smoke detector's serial number plus one (i.e. 1234567 for smoke, 1234568 for CO). See guide for auto-enrolling with test buttons. The Carbon Monoxide zone uses a long-life electrochemical CO sensor to detect smoldering fires and abnormal levels of CO in the area. The low temp zone is a threshold of 41F degrees. The smoke zone is a bit more complicated since it is equipped with "multi-criteria sensing" technology.
Honeywell produced a unique algorithm which requires that at least two fire technologies are tripped before reporting back to the panel. The smoke detector is a standard photoelectric device designed to sense airborne particulates in the form of smoke. After this sensor has tripped it requires a second technology to confirm the fire. The second aspect of the algorithm can be heat, IR or CO. The heat detector is fixed temperature and will trip at 135F degrees. The 5800COMBO is not equipped with rate-of-rise heat detection. The IR portion of this devices uses an infrared sensor to scan the area for a combination of ambient light levels and fire signatures such as "flame flickers." Lastly the CO detector that can also be programmed on its own zone can serve as a verification for the smoke zone. In all the smoke zone requires smoke and either fixed heat, IR (flame flickers) or carbon monoxide to issue a fire alarm signal to the panel.
Traditionally alarm owners had to purchase two separate sensors: one for smoke and heat and the other CO detection. Combining all three forms of life safety detection into a single device may not be revolutionary. However the 5800COMBO is the first combination detector to be supported by professional alarm systems like Honeywell VISTA, LYNX Touch and Lyric series and even 2GIG GC2 and GC3 systems. That means it is fully UL Listed and supports central station dispatching through one of these compatible systems. The value of a combination detector like this is endless when it comes to the local aspect of potentially saving lives. It is only a convenient bonus that enrolling this sensor with a central station may incur insurance credits as well. Speak with your insurance agent about UL listed central station monitoring. It is important to specify the added benefits and possible credits for heat, smoke and CO detection.
This is a standard 5800 series device so it will require a wireless receiver for a VISTA panel but will work out of the box for any other wireless system listed above. If you are looking to use this product with other alarm systems check out the Resolution Products RE524X wireless translator. This will convert Honeywell RF signals to 2GIG, DSC, Interlogix (GE), and Qolsys alarm panels.
There is an LED that will determine the status of the sensor at all times and inform owners when the sensor is at it's end of life. There are specific patterns of blinks during CO, smoke and thermal alarms. Low battery detection will inform owners with plenty of time to replace the CR123A batteries. For those wondering about a local sounder, the COMBO has a 85dB piezoelectric siren which generates the ANSI S3.41 temporal 4 pattern for CO alarm and temporal 3 pattern for smoke and heat alarms.