The Honeywell 5828V is a wireless alarm keypad featuring a fixed English display and voice annunciation of security system status and alarms. The 5828V even has a built-in message center so that you can leave voice messages for your family or employees.
Similar to the Honeywell 5828, you should not use your talking alarm keypad for security system programming. The talking wireless alarm keypad is meant to be used as an easily installed auxiliary security system keypad. You can use as many 5828V wireless alarm keypads as you need as the device does not use a security system wireless zone. We recommend installing the 5828V alarm keypad at your main entry door so that you can hide your LYNX Plus or LYNX Touch wireless security system in a more secure location. Please note that per FCC requirements for devices that transmit data, the 5828V's wireless range is only 50' nominal from the wireless transceiver.
The 5828V alarm keypad is not compatible with original LYNX security systems that are revision 10 or less. The talking keypad is also not compatible with Honeywell commercial security systems that use (3) digit zones numbers.
The built-in message center allows you to record and playback (20) second voice messages. The Honeywell 5828V has a red LED that will continuously flash to show other users that there is a message waiting to be heard. The red LED will stop flashing once the message has been played back. However, the message will remain available until a new message is recorded.
While the talking wireless alarm keypad will operate using the included (3) AA alkaline batteries, we recommend adding the K0991 AC transformer. You can purchase the AC transformer separately or along with the desk mount as the 5828DM desk mount kit. When the 5828V is powered by batteries only, it will enter “sleep” mode after (15) seconds of inactivity. The only way to wake the keypad up, is to press the [*] key. As the keypad does not automatically wake up from “sleep” mode when armed, many people forget the system is armed and false alarms may occur. With the AC transformer plugged in, the talking alarm keypad will never go to “sleep.” The AC transformer also ensures that you hear all system status messages as they occur.
The wireless talking alarm keypad will annunciate all security system chimes as long as the 5828V has the ‘Voice Enable’ feature turned on. When programming alpha zone descriptors with a security system using the 5828V, make sure to only use words that are supported by the 5828V so that the keypad may be able to accurately annunciate the zones.