The Honeywell 5877 is a wireless relay module that allows you to control any relay activated device with the touch of a button from a supported wireless alarm system or a Honeywell 5800 Series wireless security key fob. The 5877 relay module provides the easiest way to add remote garage door control to a Honeywell wireless security system like the LYNX Touch panels or the Lyric panels. It is not supported on VISTA series alarm system including the VISTA-15P, VISTA-20P and VISTA-21iP. Garage door control on a VISTA panel will require a Z-Wave controller like the Tuxedo Touch or VAM along with a compatible Z-Wave relay like the Linear GD00Z-4. Be sure to confirm firmware revision with your alarm company on the Tux or VAM when integrating one of these relays. The GD00Z-4 will not work with Lynx Touch or Lyric panels.
The first thing to do when installing the 5877 is wire it directly to your garage motor (Note: This device does not interface with My Q garage door openers). It uses a simple, local 2-wire connection. Any gauge between 18 to 22AWG will work. First land the two connections in parallel (on top of) the existing pair of wires that run to the manual wall button switch. Then land the common or ground on "COM" terminal on the 5877. Finally land the second connection on "NO" for normally open motors or "NC" for normally closed. If you are not sure, trial by error is fine. You will not damage the motor. It simply will or will not work. After the relay is hardwired to the motor plug in the transformer to a local power outlet. Generally there is a duplex with an open outlet just above the motor.
To view open or closed status of the garage door it requires the Honeywell 5822T garage tilt sensor or a 5816 door sensor. Check out our garage door controller kit aka GDCK that bundles the 5877 relay with the 5822T tilt sensor. The sensor must be programmed to specified garage overhead door zones. These zones are mentioned in the installation manual of each compatible alarm system. For example, zones 127 through 130 are specified as garage door zones. Zone 127 matches to "Garage Door 1" in the automation section. Zone 128 to garage door 2 and so on. On the Lyric controller, you can control up to 4 garage doors. The 5877 pairs directly to a Honeywell alarm system like the Lyric Controller in the Automation section. There is a "garage door setup" icon after you press the down arrow. The best practice is to setup the 5822T tilt sensor in a garage door zone first. Then assign the 5877 to the corresponding "garage door" in the automation section. Lastly include the zwave siren and test.
The 5877GDPK is the combination of the 5877 relay and the Fortrezz SSA-1 Z-Wave siren. Hence the "GDPK" for garage door pack. The SSA-1 will provide audio-visual warning when the door is operated by the 5877. Essentially this is a liability issue to prevent any young children from being injured by the overhead door. As most overhead doors have proximity sensors to prevent this type of issue you can decide whether or not to install the siren. Honeywell prefers that you do install it. The siren is included in the garage door section under automation.
Key fobs like the 5834-4 enroll directly with the relay. Then you can use your wireless key fob to remotely disarm your security system and open your garage door with just a press and hold of a button.