Honeywell 5800FLOOD - Wireless Flood and Temperature Sensor

Great Flood & Temperature Sensor!
Submitted on 09/17/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 5800FLOOD is a leak detection and temperature sensor designed for use with 345 MHz security systems. This sensor works reliably in ever possible aspect, and it offers great performance all-around. Our technicians have tested this sensor to great success, and it has become one of our favorites in its category. That is why we give this product a perfect 5 Star Rating.

In order to get full functionality out of the Honeywell 5800FLOOD, you will need to program it to four (4) different zones on the system. Each zone will have a different Loop Number depending on the function you want to use with that zone. But this is worth it, as you really get a lot of functionality out of this one sensor. Although the sensor has "FLOOD" in its name, it isn't just a flood sensor. It also performs excellently as a temperature sensor. In fact, the first two Loops are for temperature sensing. Loop 3 is for flood detection, and Loop 4 is for the tamper cover.

The built-in probes on the Honeywell 5800FLOOD only need to be submerged in 1/4" of water in order to activate. Our technicians have tested the sensor and have found that it activates well within the 40 second to 1 minute timeframe that Honeywell lists in the product specifications. Additionally, the high and low temperature sensing also works quite well. The sensor will respond to low temperatures of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and below, as well as high temperatures of 95 degrees Fahrenheit and up. Remember that Loop 1 is for low-temperature and Loop 2 is for high-temperature.

Overall, we are very impressed with the performance of the Honeywell 5800FLOOD. It is a reliable device, and it packs a lot of functionality into such a small product. We think it is great for anyone with a wireless Honeywell or 2GIG System looking for reliable flood and/or temperature detection. For that reason, we give it 5 Stars.

Honeywell 5800RPS - Wireless Recessed Door Sensor

Great Recessed Plunger Switch Sensor
Submitted on 09/17/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 5800RPS is an outstanding wireless recessed door sensor for 345 MHz security systems. It has a roller plunger switch that won't get caught on the door. This allows it to be used with excellent reliability. And since this is a plunger switch, you only need to drill a hole into the frame. This recessed plunger switch door sensor works very well, which is why we give it a 5 Star Rating.

The way that the Honeywell 5800RPS works is quite simple. You drill an appropriately sized hole into your door frame and then insert the senor into the hole. When the door closes, the rolling plunger switch will be pressed inward. Opening the door will allow the plunger switch to pop up, and the sensor will transmit a signal to the system to let it know that the door is opened. Of course, you must also remember to enroll the sensor with the system! This sensor works great with most Honeywell Systems and 2GIG Systems.

Recessed plunger switch sensors are less common than traditional door contacts that use a sensor and magnet. But sensors like the Honeywell 5800RPS still have an important place in the industry. They are out of view when the door is closed, which leads to a more aesthetically pleasing installation. And they are generally very easy to use. You just have to make sure that the door is close enough to its frame when closed so that the plunger switch is properly pressed down. You will also want to avoid using the Honeywell 5800RPS in windows, as rain could result in a leak.

Overall, our technicians are very pleased with the performance of the Honeywell 5800RPS. We generally recommend it to anyone wanting a recessed plunger sensor with a compatible 345 MHz system. This is truly a great sensor from Honeywell, and we give it 5 Stars.

XT Plastics XTBASE - Desk Mount for Simon XT, XTi & XTi-5

Great Desk Mount for Interlogix Simon Panels!
Submitted on 09/17/2019 Alarm Grid

The XT Plastics XTBASE is a desk mount designed for use with the Interlogix Simon Series of wireless alarm panels. This is a good desk mount to use if you want to avoid having to mount your Interlogix Panel to the wall. We think that it works very well, and it is good for anyone with a compatible panel. That is why we give it a 5 Star Rating.

If you have a wireless alarm system, then you have a choice between mounting it on a wall, using a desk or table stand, or just laying it flat on a table. Mounting it on a wall is the traditional option, and it is probably what most users end up doing. But mounting a panel to the wall can be challenging for a DIY installer, and it will be move difficult to relocate the panel if you ever decide to move. The other extreme is to have the panel laying flat on a table, without using any equipment at all. This looks kind of tacky, and you will have to lean over the system to really see what you are doing.

Desk and table mounts represent a nice, happy medium for alarm system users. They allow the system to be installed without any power tools, and you can have the panel sitting up nicely on your desk or table. Our technicians have found that the XT Plastics XTBASE works very well for compatible Interlogix Simon Panels, including the Simon XT, XTi, XTi-5, and XTi-5i. It is made of very strong and durable plastics, and you will be able to keep it for years. And it sure beats having your panel laying flat on a desk or table.

With the XT Plastics XTBASE, you can have your panel standing upright and proud. It will look great, and you will feel more satisfied when using it. This is an overlooked accessory, but it is actually very useful, and it does its job perfectly. We give it 5 Stars.

Honeywell 7945 - XTP Surface Mount Magnetic Contact with Leads

Excellent Commercial Contact Sensor!
Submitted on 09/17/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 7945 is an outstanding commercial-grade contact. It is perfect for use on commercial, industrial, and overhead doors. It is an extremely tough and durable sensor, and its 2.5 inch magnet spacing gap is very impressive. We recommend this contact for anyone need an commercial-grade sensor. That is why we give it a 5 Star Rating.

A unique aspect of the Honeywell 7945 is that it uses leads for connecting a wire instead of terminals. This will work better for users in certain situations, and it definitely gives the Honeywell 7945 an important niche in the market. These leads are specified as 6' CLII cable leads. You connect the two (2) wires from the sensor to the hardwired zone terminals like you would do for pretty much any hardwired contact sensor. Please note that this is a Form A, Normally Closed (NC) sensor.

One of the best aspects of the Honeywell 7945 is its excellent durability. It is a rugged sensor that is prepared to withstand the challenges of being used in commercial applications. The sensor can withstand power surges of up to 2400VDC. This helps prevent the sensor from becoming permanently damaged due to a fused reed switch. This can sometimes happen if the sensor is used in an outdoor environment. But you will not have to worry about that with the Honeywell 7945.

The sensor also possesses an impressive magnet spacing gap rating, as it allows for up to 2.5 inches of spacing between the sensor and magnet when the door is closed. This makes the sensor perfect for use on commercial doors where a larger than average spacing gap is required. Our technicians have found that the Honeywell 7945 works very well in many applications. We give the Honeywell 7945 Contact 5 Stars for its great versatility. We recommend it for anyone needing a contact with a large spacing gap.

Honeywell 466 - 3V Lithium Battery

Excellent CR123A Battery!
Submitted on 09/17/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 466 is the perfect CR123A battery. It is a lithium battery that operates at 3V. It provides a long lifespan that will keep most products powered reliably for three (3) to five (5) years. The Honeywell branding is important, as it makes the battery ideal for use in Honeywell, Ademco, and Resideo products. We absolutely love this battery, and that is why we give it a perfect 5 Star Rating.

CR123A batteries like the Honeywell 466 are commonly referred to as camera batteries. This is due to their widespread usage in cameras. However, these batteries are also often used in security and life-safety sensors. In fact, Honeywell has been known for helping to make the CR123A battery one of the most popular battery options for security system sensors. They used the battery in so many different products that they decided it was worthwhile to release their own. And that is why we have the Honeywell CR123A Battery available today.

There are many examples of security products that use CR123A batteries. It is a very common battery for motion sensors, as the Honeywell 5800PIR-RES, 2GIG PIR1e-345, and DSC PG9914 all use CR123A batteries. Even the most popular wireless Honeywell Sensor of all time, the Honeywell 5816 Door and Window Contact, uses CR123A batteries. Remember, you do not have to use the Honeywell 466 with just Honeywell products. Any electronic device that uses CR123A batteries can use the Honeywell 466. This includes non-security devices, such as cameras.

Bottom line, we think the Honeywell 466 is an excellent battery. It provides a long power life, and it works very reliably. We can strongly recommend it for use with any device that uses CR123A camera batteries. Honeywell is known for their high-quality and trustworthy equipment, and that even applies to small products like their batteries. We rate this product at a well-deserved 5 Stars.

Honeywell 7945BR-M - Brown Magnet for XTP 7945 Surface Mount Magnetic Contact with Leads

Perfect Replacement Magnet!
Submitted on 09/17/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 7945BR-M is the replacement magnet for the brown version of the Honeywell 7945 Contact Sensor. This magnet exactly matches the one that comes with the brown Honeywell 7945BR. It does exactly what it needs to do as a replacement magnet. That is why we give this product a 5 Star Rating.

The Honeywell 7945 is one of the most popular commercial contact sensors available. It is a surface-mounted contact that is somewhat unique for using wire leads instead of traditional connector terminals. It is a member of Honeywell XTP Series of commercial-grade contacts. These contacts are known for being particularly tough and durable. They can also withstand power surges of up to 2400VDC. This will prevent the contact from breaking due to the internal reed switch becoming fused.

There are three (3) color options available for the Honeywell 7945. The Honeywell 7945BR-M is specifically designed to match the brown contact. You can really use it with any color of the Honeywell 7945, but it will be mismatched unless you use it with the brown one. You will want the magnet on the moving part of the door, while the sensor is placed on the stationary door frame. This is to prevent the sensor from being damaged when the door is opened or closed. The magnet can be replaced more easily than the sensor if needed.

This sensor is also known for its wide magnet spacing gap. You can use it with a gap of up 2.5". This makes it perfect for industrial and overhead doors. This large magnet spacing gap will give you complete confidence in knowing that your sensor is always operating as it should. Overall, the Honeywell 7945BR-M is a great replacement magnet to purchase if your original one ever becomes lost or damaged. With that in mind, we can strongly recommend this product and give it a perfect 5 Star Rating.

Honeywell K4274V1-H M7274 - Plastic Door for 6160 Keypad

Incredible Plastic Door
Submitted on 09/04/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell K4274V1-H M7274 is the small plastic door used with the Honeywell 6160 Keypad and similar keypad variants. Its purpose is to hide the push-button numbers when the keypad is not in use. When you go to use the keypad, you can pull down the door to expose the touch-buttons below. And when you are finished, you can close the door to hide the buttons. It really is that simple. Since the Honeywell K4274V1-H M7274 does its job perfectly, we give it a perfect 5-Star Rating.

Many users mistakenly believe that K4274V1-H M7274 is the name of the keypad itself. This is very common for users who have never seen a Honeywell 6160 Keypad before. They pull down the door, see the code, and assume it's the name of the keypad. And since many people mistake keypads for actual alarm systems, some users falsely believe that the Honeywell K4274V1-H M7274 is the name of their alarm systems. In reality, it is just the part name of the plastic door on their keypads. The Honeywell K4274V1-H M7274 is found on Honeywell 6160 Keypads, as well as on their variants. These include the Honeywell 6160RF, Honeywell 6160V, and more.

A great aspect of the Honeywell K4274V1-H M7274 is that it can be easily removed if desired. Simply pull off the plastic door from the grooves on the keypad, and then pull away. You will now have the small plastic door separated from the keypad. This is good if you want to leave the touchpad on the 6160 Keypad exposed at all times. You can always reattach the small plastic door later on if needed. The 6160 Keypad will look fine whether the door is on or off. It's really up to you with how you want to present it. Do not confuse this 6160 plastic door with the 6150 plastic door. The Honeywell 6150 plastic door is a totally different part number, and it is considerably smaller.

Bottom line, the Honeywell K4272V1-H M7274 is a good plastic door, We give it 5-Stars due to its great performance,

Qolsys IQ Glass Break - Wireless Glass Break Compatible w/ Qolsys IQ & IQ Panel 2

Better Glass Break Sensors Available
Submitted on 09/04/2019 Alarm Grid

The Qolsys IQ Glass Break is a fine glass break sensor for 319.5 MHz systems. The sensor will reliably respond to the sound of glass breaking and alert the system in such situations. But this sensor has been discontinued and replaced by the Qolsys IQ Glass Break-S. That is the sensor you should get if you are in the market for a new glass break detector. But the Qolsys IQ Glass Break will continue to work fine if you already have one. We give the Qolsys IQ Glass Break a 4 Star Rating.

Glass break sensors like the Qolsys IQ Glass Break are designed to detect broken glass windows and protective glass casings. A great feature of theses sensors is that they can detect breaking glass from a good distance away. The IQ Glass Break can monitor any window or protective glass casing within a 25-foot line of sight. Remember that this is direct line of sight. Walls will reduce the detection range, and the sensor should not be covered up in any fashion. If you have multiple windows in the area, they may all be capable of being monitored using the same glass break sensor

In terms of compatibility, the Qolsys IQ Glass Break is extremely versatile. It will work with nearly any 319.5 MHz system. Compatible systems include the original Qolsys IQ Panel 2, the 319.5 MHz version of the IQ Panel 2 Plus, and the Interlogix Simon Series Panels. However, the Qolsys IQ Glass Break does not utilize any type of encryption in its wireless communications. The newer Qolsys IQ Glass Break-S offers rolling code encryption when paired with an IQ Panel 2 or any compatible IQ Panel 2 Plus. The Qolsys IQ Glass Break-S is also backwards compatible with the Interlogix Simon Panels, but it will not use encryption when paired with those systems.

Any IQ Panel 2 Plus user might also consider going with DSC PowerG Glass Break Detectors. The PowerG devices use military-grade 128-bit AES encryption, which is even more secure than the rolling code encryption used by the IQ Glass Break-S. A PowerG Glass Break will also offer a further wireless signal range. You can use a PowerG Glass Break with any Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, not just the 319.5 MHz version.

With the release of the Qolsys IQ Glass Break-S and the DSC PowerG Glass Break Sensors, there is very little reason to purchase a new Qolsys IQ Glass Break Sensor. The Qolsys IQ Glass Break is simply outclassed by these other devices. However, an IQ Glass Break Sensor will continue to work well if you already have one. We have given it a rating of 4 Stars because it continues to work fine to this day.

Honeywell GSMVLP4G - AlarmNet LYNX Plus Cellular Alarm Monitoring Communicator

Replaced by LTE Communicators
Submitted on 09/04/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell GSMVLP4G is an old cellular communicator for the Honeywell L3000 Systems. This communicator works across the AT&T 4G Network, and it allows the system to work with Total Connect 2.0. However, this communicator has since been discontinued in favor of newer and more-advanced LTE communicators. You can no longer activate a GSMVLP4G for monitoring service. If you already have this module activated, then it will continue to work until the associated cellular network is shutdown. But you should be upgrading to LTE as soon as possible. That is why we can only give the Honeywell GSMVLP4G a 3 Star Rating.

Adding a cellular communicator to your alarm system is extremely important. This is the best way to ensure that your system can send and receive signals reliably. Cellular is much more consistent than IP, and a good cellular connection will almost never go down or become unavailable for an extended period of time. With that in mind, it was very exciting news when Honeywell L3000 users had a good cellular communicator that became available to them. But the GSMVLP4G was released before the widespread introduction of LTE networks. Although the GSMVLP4G was a great cellular communicator for its time, it is no longer the best option available.

If you already have a Honeywell GSMVLP4G installed and activated, then you can continue to use it until AT&T shuts down their 4G network in the coming years. But if you are in the market for a new cellular communicator for an L3000 System, then you should definitely get an LTE module instead. AT&T will no longer allow you to activate the GSMVLP4G, as its network is going to be shut down in the coming years. But the LTE networks will remain in service well into the very distant future. For an L3000, you can choose between a Honeywell LTE-L3V for Verizon LTE, or the Honeywell LTE-L3A for AT&T LTE.

Bottom line, the GSMVLP4G can no longer be activated for monitoring service. You should get an LTE communicator to extend the life of your L3000 System. For that reason, we can only give the GSMVLP4G 3 Stars. Both the LTE-L3V and LTE-L3A will allow for the use of Total Connect 2.0 for remote access to the system. Remember, you will need a Gold Plan or higher if you plan to use a cellular communicator with Alarm Grid.

Honeywell 5828DM - Desk Mount Kit

Great Desk Mount Kit
Submitted on 09/04/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 5828DM is a great desk mount for the Honeywell 5828 Wireless Keypad. By using this desk mount, you can prop the keypad up on a table or desk, instead of having to mount it to the wall. This definitely beats laying the keypad flat on a table or countertop. The kit also includes a K0991 AC Power Adapter for providing reliable power to the keypad. Overall, we think this is a great product, and it does exactly what it needs to. That is why we give the Honeywell 5828DM a Five (5) Star Rating.

Nearly every wireless panel and keypad has a desk mount option available. The 5828 Keypad is no exception with its 5828DM Desk Mount Kit. Just secure the keypad to the desk mount, and then have it sitting upright on your desk or table. You will be able to control the keypad more easily by not having to hover or lean over it. This can also prevent back strain caused by trying to control the keypad with poor posture. Adding a desk mount can really make operating your system a much more pleasant experience overall.

The Honeywell 5828DM fits with the standard 5828 Keypad, as well as the 5828V with spoken-voice functionality. You will need to take off the existing keypad backplate before you will be able to connect it with the desk mount, In this case, the 5828DM itself actually serves are the new backplate for the keypad. A nice bonus with this kit is the K0991 AC Transformer. Without the K0991, the keypad will timeout and the display will go blank in order to save on battery life. This device provides consistent power to the 5828 or 5828V, preventing it from timing out. Both the 5828 and 5828V can run exclusively off battery power. However, you will need to replace the batteries on a regular basis.

But by using the K09911 AC Transformer, your keypad can rely on AC power rather than battery power. Many users prefer doing this instead of relying on battery power alone. And if the electricity ever goes out, the keypad can remain operational using its batteries. Overall, the items in this kit perform their duties very well. Now you can have a reliable power option and desk mount for your Honeywell 5828 or Honeywell 5828V. We can confidently give this kit a 5 Star Rating.