Honeywell 5819 - Wireless Shock Processor and Transmitter Reviews

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Good Shock Sensor, But Discontinued
Submitted on 08/23/2019 Alarm Grid


This product has been discontinued and replaced by the Honeywell 5819S. You should find that the Honeywell 5819S is better in ever possible aspect. If you have an existing Honeywell 5819 Wireless Shock Processor and Transmitter, then it will still work just fine. But if you are in the market for a new device, make sure to get the Honeywell 5819S. There is no reason to buy the Honeywell 5819 when the 5819S beats it in every category.

The biggest benefit that the Honeywell 5819S has over the Honeywell 5819 is that the 5819S is a shock sensor, while the 5819 is just a shock processor. This means that you actually need to connect a hardwired shock sensor to the 5819 to achieve shock-detection function. The 5819 itself is not a shock sensor. But the 5819S does include built-in shock detection. This means that you can use it as a shock sensor on its own, with no additional hardware being needed. Our technicians have found that the 5819S works very reliably as a shock sensor. In fact, our team has found that the 5819S works more reliably than the 5819 with a wired shock sensor.

Returning to the 5819S from the 5819 is the ability to use the sensor as a wireless door and window contact. This is done by programming the sensor with Loop Number 2. You will need a separate magnet to use with the sensor, as no magnet is included with these products. We have found that this function works just as well on the 5819S as it does on the 5819. Both the 5819 and the 5819S have a third programmable loop that allows the sensor to be used as a wireless transmitter for a single Normally Closed (NC) hardwired contact. Again, this feature works just as well on the 5819S as it does on the 5819.

Bottom line, the 5819S works just as well or better in every aspect when compared with the 5819. If you are considering getting the 5819, just get the 5819S instead. There is no reason to choose the 5819 over the 5819S.