Resolution Products RE224TH - 2GIG to Honeywell Wireless Translator Reviews
Submitted on 12/30/2020 Alarm Grid
The Resolution Products RE224TH is a discontinued wireless translator that takes the 345 MHz 2GIG signal and converts it into a 345 MHz Honeywell signal, much like what is transmitted by the Honeywell 5800 Sensors. The device also effectively acts as a wireless repeater, as the signal is sent out a second time. Remember that you can only repeat a 345 MHz signal once, so do not try to use this device alongside another repeater or translator. Really, this is a device with a very limited and super specific function, and there are universal translator options readily available that do the same thing as the RE224TH, plus more. That is why we only give the RE224TH a 3-Star rating.
There are some positive aspects regarding the Resolution Products RE224TH. It is effective at converting the 2GIG signal and converting it into the Honeywell 345 MHz signal. This can be good if you want to see non-encrypted 2GIG Sensors with a Honeywell LYNX Touch System or a Honeywell VISTA System with an added receiver module. The device comes with a plug-in transformer, and you can also keep it powered for up to 72 hours using three (3) AAA batteries. You don't need to enroll the RE224TH with your alarm system, which is pretty convenient. But you can still program to monitor for low battery, cover tamper, and RF supervision.
But the downsides for the RE224TH are pretty major. This product only serves a very limited function. Most users would instead be better off getting a universal translator or even upgrading their system to something that can readily support the 2GIG Sensors. Also, this item is discontinued, and you are very unlikely to find it new. With these downsides in mind, we only give the RE224TH a score of Three Stars.
Good: Effectively Converts Signal, Includes Transformer, Can Use AAA Batteries For Backup, No Enrollment Needed, Can Optionally Enroll
Bad: Very Limited Purpose & Function, Discontinued
Bottom Line: 3 Stars