Honeywell 5800RPS

Wireless Recessed Door Sensor

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The Honeywell 5800RPS is a wireless recessed door sensor with a roller plunger switch for alarm activation. When installed, the 5800RPS r...
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The Honeywell 5800RPS is a wireless recessed door sensor with a roller plunger switch for alarm activation. When installed, the 5800RPS recessed door sensor is fully concealed and makes for an ideal choice for protecting your home's doors. The plunger switch contact is compatible with all Honeywell wireless home alarm systems.

To install the 5800RPS recessed door sensor you will need to use a 3/4" drill bit to drill into the door frame on the hinge side to a 1 1/4" depth. Once the first hole is drilled into the door jam, you need to drill a 1/4" hole in the center of that hole to make room for the 5800RPS sensor's antenna. This hole should go clean through the door frame and both studs behind the door frame. You can then thread the antenna of the 5800RPS recessed sensor into the hole and push the 5800RPS into place. When the door is closed, the plunger switch is depressed. As soon, as the door opens, the plunger switch pops out which activates an alarm to your Honeywell wireless home alarm system.

Do not install the 5800RPS in windows because the depth of the hole needed for installation could possibly cause your window to leak water when it rains. Also, when installed in a metal frame door the 5800RPS recessed door contact will not have the same robust range as when installed in a wood frame door.

The Honeywell 5800RPS recessed door sensor has an included lithium coin cell battery that should last (7) years with normal use. When the 5800RPS reports a low battery signal to your wireless home alarm system, you can simply replace the battery to clear the trouble signal from your alarm system.

Brand: Honeywell

Great Recessed Plunger Switch Sensor
Submitted on 09/17/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 5800RPS is an outstanding wireless recessed door sensor for 345 MHz security systems. It has a roller plunger switch that won't get caught on the door. This allows it to be used with excellent reliability. And since this is a plunger switch, you only need to drill a hole into the frame. This recessed plunger switch door sensor works very well, which is why we give it a 5 Star Rating.

The way that the Honeywell 5800RPS works is quite simple. You drill an appropriately sized hole into your door frame and then insert the senor into the hole. When the door closes, the rolling plunger switch will be pressed inward. Opening the door will allow the plunger switch to pop up, and the sensor will transmit a signal to the system to let it know that the door is opened. Of course, you must also remember to enroll the sensor with the system! This sensor works great with most Honeywell Systems and 2GIG Systems.

Recessed plunger switch sensors are less common than traditional door contacts that use a sensor and magnet. But sensors like the Honeywell 5800RPS still have an important place in the industry. They are out of view when the door is closed, which leads to a more aesthetically pleasing installation. And they are generally very easy to use. You just have to make sure that the door is close enough to its frame when closed so that the plunger switch is properly pressed down. You will also want to avoid using the Honeywell 5800RPS in windows, as rain could result in a leak.

Overall, our technicians are very pleased with the performance of the Honeywell 5800RPS. We generally recommend it to anyone wanting a recessed plunger sensor with a compatible 345 MHz system. This is truly a great sensor from Honeywell, and we give it 5 Stars.

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