Honeywell 5814

Wireless Small Door Sensor and Window Sensor

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The Honeywell 5814 is the smallest door and window sensor available in Honeywell's 5800 series of wireless transmitters. Due to the small...

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The Honeywell 5814 is the smallest door and window sensor available in Honeywell's 5800 series of wireless transmitters. Due to the small size of the Honeywell 5814 sensor, it is a good option when looking for a window and door sensor that blends into your home's decor. Depending on the size of your door or window frame, the Honeywell 5814 door and window sensor might also be the right choice for its smaller size alone.

The Honeywell 5814 wireless door and window contact has a wireless RF transmitting range of 100' nominal. The 5814 wireless transmitter is smaller and therefore does not have the same robust wireless range as the 5811 or 5816 wireless sensors. If your 5814 wireless window or door contact is reporting an RF supervision loss error, you would need to move the 5814 contact closer to your Honeywell wireless alarm system or wireless receiver. You could also add a Honeywell 5800RP wireless repeater to bring the 5814 wireless transmitter back in range.

Make sure to install the 5814 sensor's magnet (included) along the side of the sensor that has the triangle symbol. The wireless sensor should be installed on the window or door frame while the magnet should be installed on the window or door. The magnet should be no further than 1/2" from the 5814 sensor. Use the included double sided tape for easy do-it-yourself installation. Mounting hardware is also included if you would like to make it a more professional installation.

Brand: Honeywell

Very Compact Sensor
Submitted on 09/23/2020 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 5814 is a discontinued door and window sensor. The sensor operates at a wireless frequency of 345 MHz, making it compatible with the Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell LYNX Touch Panels, Honeywell VISTA Systems with added wireless receiver, 2GIG Panels, and more. It was marketed as being a small and compact sensor, and it certainly fits that bill. While this isn't the most powerful sensor around, the Honeywell 5814 is still a decent option for users who just need a basic wireless sensor, provided that they can find a used model somewhere. We give the Honeywell 5814 a 5-Star rating.

The main thing to like about the Honeywell 5814 is its small size. The sensor is small enough that it goes virtually unnoticed on a door or window. This can be important for users who are looking to maintain aesthetics. The fact that this sensor includes a tamper switch is a nice touch, as that will alert the system if someone tries to open up the sensor. As a Honeywell product, the Honeywell 5814 has a nice build quality, which also has to be seen as a positive attribute.

But there are some negatives regarding the Honeywell 5814 that should not be ignored. First and foremost, the sensor is discontinued, so you are unlikely to find it new. A used model should still work fine though. The sensor has a very small wireless communication range, as it is only capable of transmitting signals roughly 100 feet. This isn't a deal-breaker if the sensor is being used near the system, but you should still keep it in mind. The magnet spacing gap between the sensor and magnet also leaves much to be desired, as it is only rated at half an inch maximum. The fact that this sensor uses an unusual CR2430 battery must also be considered a downside, as you may have trouble finding one. While these downsides are important, we still give the Honeywell 5814 a 5-Star rating.

Good: Very Compact Size, Tamper Switch, Good Build Quality

Bad: Discontinued, Limited Wireless Range, Small Magnet Spacing Gap, Unusual CR2430 Battery

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

You'll want to confirm the sensor is fully placed on its back plate and then perform 2 disarms. If the panel is seeing the sensor then the 2 disarms will clear any errors that have been solved.
replaced battery and now I can't clear a "check sensor"? any advice
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