Honeywell 5800PIR-RES

Wireless Pet Immune Motion Detector

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The Honeywell 5800PIR-RES is a wireless pet immune motion detector that is ideal for residential applications. As a member of the new 580...
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The Honeywell 5800PIR-RES is a wireless pet immune motion detector that is ideal for residential applications. As a member of the new 5800PIR series wireless motion detectors, the 5800PIR-RES is easier to install and less likely to trigger false alarms than older model Honeywell wireless motion detectors.

When the 5800PIR-RES motion detector is first powered up, it will enter warm up mode for approximately (45) seconds. The red LED will blink once per second during warm up mode. Afterwards, the 5800PIR-RES automatically enters the user friendly walk test mode. As you move around the room, the 5800PIR-RES's red LED will light up indicating detection. You can use this walk test mode to ensure you are mounting the wireless motion detector in the best possible location for maximum detection. The walk test mode will automatically turn off after (10) minutes making installation quick and easy.

The detection range of the 5800PIR-RES wireless motion detector is 35' x 40'. It will not detect pets up to a maximum total weight of (80) pounds. If you have cats or small dogs, we recommend installing the 5800PIR-RES so that there is no furniture within 6' of the motion detector to ensure pet immunity. Do not aim the motion detector at stairways or furniture that can be climbed on by animals.

We recommend installing the 5800PIR-RES wireless motion detector between 6.5' and 7.5' for optimal detection. If you mount the 5800PIR-RES on a metal surface, the wireless range will be reduced.

Optional swivel mount and ceiling mount brackets make for the easiest installation of the 5800PIR-RES wireless motion detector. However, for pet immune installations, you should mount the 5800PIR-RES flat on the wall. The optional mounting brackets eliminate the effectiveness of the pet immune feature.

The 5800PIR-RES wireless pet immune motion detector includes a user replaceable battery. The battery should last approximately (7) years under normal circumstances. There is no tamper feature on the 5800PIR-RES which makes changing the battery easiest for the do-it-yourself user as the motion detector will not trigger any alarms when you open its cover.


You may want to add a 5800RP ( ) repeater and 1332 ( ) transformer as the supervision issue means the panel isn't reliably seeing signals from those sensors. The repeater will boost the RF signal strength back to the panel for any sensors in range of the repeater (assuming the repeater is installed in range of the panel).
Frank, thanks for the reply. I know what you're saying on the motion detector. I think what I was seeing was something else. Next time it does it, I will snap a picture of it and post it. As for the sensors, they are the slim series and one is the main entry door that has issues, and the other is upstairs in the master bath window, both north wall of the house. The front door is not solid steel, but it is steel en-cased, or has steel paneling, however you want to say it. Funny how it's just the north wall that has issues. The motion is also on the north wall. The control panel is mounted on a wall in the hallway, between the north wall and the panel, I have a ton of stuff in the garage, like roll away's full of tools and other stuff. I wonder if all that stuff creates some kind of an interference. Any thoughts?
The event log only reports troubles not faults. It sounds like your motion detector is simply faulting when it detects motion which is what it should be doing. Is this motion within view of the panel? You can just be still for a few seconds and let the fault restore. Then arm the system. Now regarding the supervisory issues - these are troubles, not faults. Supervision issues generally occur when there some sort of interference or just a range issue. How far from the panel are these sensors? How many walls in between? Are they mounted on any metal surfaces (i.e. doors, window)?
I did what you said, but it doesn't show the fault. It was actually a fault that I saw. But the events didn't record it. All it recorded was me by-passing that zone. I had to by pass it because the system wouldn't arm because of the fault. I just un bypassed it so when it faults, I will snap a picture of the screen and post it. Again, the event's did not log the fault :( I have a two story house and it's very funny that all the problems I've had have been on the north wall. The front door has had supervisory issues. The master bath upstairs has had supervisory issues and now the motion sensor downstairs. All on the north wall of the house.
Is it a fault or a trouble? What's the actual event code in the event log (Security > More > Tools > enter Master Code > Events)?
Hey Sterling, big fan! love the tutorial vids. You've helped me a lot and others. So hats off to you. I have a Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 with two Honeywell-5800PIR-RES motion detectors. It's reporting a fault on one of them. I just installed the system 3 months ago. :( What could cause this?
The battery life is closely tied to the number of motion activations detected by the motion. According to Honeywell, the projected battery life based on number of daily activations is as follows: 20 activations - 9.5 yrs. 40 activations - 7 yrs. 60 activations - 6 yrs. 80 activations - 5 yrs. 100 activations - 4.5 yrs. 120 activations - 3.9 yrs. 140 activations - 3.6 yrs. 160 activations - 3 yrs. The motion uses a battery saver mode that locks out transmissions for 3 minutes after the motion detects activity when the system is disarmed. This helps to reduce the number of daily activations as you and your family walk around the home. The 5800PIR does have the same battery life.
Impressive battery life...What is normal circumstances for a wireless PIR when considering battery life? Does the Honeywell 5800PIR also have 7 year battery life?
Good question. How far from the motion are they? It is really hard to determine pet immunity. This motion uses passive IR technology which can be tricked with small pets if they are active. Do you let the birds fly free throughout the house?
I have pet birds. They are up higher than most pets (4-5' from the floor). Their combined weight is only 3 pounds. Do you think this sensor will be set off when they move around?
Yes the "transmission lockout" serves a battery saving timeout to ensure longer battery life. This can cause issues with testing.
I did the test and the reception was better. Might be the 3 min reset.
That is the recommended height and if it's pointing down, you should get up to 40' range into the room. Have you tried with the walk test mode - There are some unique features of the motion that can make it seem like it's not working when it is. The walk test mode will eliminate all those unique features so you can just walk throughout the room and see (via the red LED) where it's picking you up for motion.
7 1/2 feet - yes, it is pointing down.
What height do you have it installed? Also is the smaller motion mask pointing up or down?
I installed my 5800PIR-RES on a corner of a room and it only reacts to movement within 12 feet of the sensor. Is there anything I can to to get more range out of this?
If the cat is jumping on furniture in the area of the motion, that could be triggering the motion. Honeywell recommends that you keep all furniture at least 6' radius from the motion.
what can be causing false alarms? We have a 5lbs cat. the sensor is installed on a room that may receive direct sunlight.
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