Honeywell 702 - Self Contained Electronic Siren Reviews
Submitted on 09/29/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell 702 is an external siren for use with an alarm system. The siren is usually set up so that it activates when an alarm occurs on the system. This way, building occupants can know to take action to the alarm. Most hardwired systems need an added siren for a sound to occur on the system. The Honeywell 702 is a useful device for this task, as it is a self-contained siren that includes both a speaker and a siren driver. This is usually preferred over getting a standalone speaker and a separate siren driver. However, some users are turned off by the relatively dated design on the Honeywell 702. But the device still works well for its intended purpose, so we give it a 5-Star rating.
There are many things to like about the Honeywell 702. First and foremost, the fact that it is an all-in-one siren with both a speaker and siren driver is generally appreciated. The siren is very loud, with a sound decibel rating of 118dB. This makes it perfectly suitable for most commercial applications. You can choose between steady and warble tones for the siren, depending on which wire you connect with the alarm panel. This gives you added flexibility in using the Honeywell 702. We also like the fact that the siren has a weather-proof plastic case that allows you to use it outside.
There some clear downsides for the Honeywell 702, but nothing major enough that it affects our rating. The siren draws a large amount of power from the panel. It has an operating current of 400mA at 6VDC and 1.2A at 12VDC. It lacks a tamper switch, so you will have to add one separately if you want the system to respond to the siren being tampered with. Like any hardwired siren, you will need to run wires for the Honeywell 702. This may be difficult if you are not used to wiring. But these downsides are nothing out of the ordinary for a product of this time. We can still give the Honeywell 702 a perfect 5-Star score.
Good: All-In-One siren, Very Loud, Dual-Tone, Weather-proof
Bad: Power Hog, No Tamper Switch, Requires Wiring
Bottom Line: 5 Stars