Honeywell 5800MICRA: Program to L7000


Interested in learning about the benefits of wireless sensors? Our video guide to the 58000MICRA wireless sensor covers installation and operation. Alarm ...


So, now that we have shown you a few of the different style door and window sensors, we're going to continue on that route and look at a couple other recess sensor options that you have. If you do not want a surface mounted sensor, the main advantage of a recess sensor is that it's hidden so that when the door is closed or the window is closed, you do not see the sensor at all. With a surface mount sensor, when the door is closed, you'd have your sensor showing and you have your magnet on the door. Now there's different styles surface mounts that look nicer, smaller, thinner, skinnier, so you can pick the right style so it blends in as well as it can. But a recess sensor will always give you a better look because you don't see it at all when the door is closed. What we have here, this is a Honeywell 5800 MICRA. And this is a wireless recessed transmitter. And it's most commonly used with vinyl windows, however it can also be installed in a door. This device, while it takes a little bit more of an installation because obviously you're drilling into your door and your window, both into the frame and the actual movable door or window, the advantage again, being that once you've gotten through the installation, it's going to be a nicer look for your home. So if we open up this little baggie, we can show you what this sensor consists of. Basically what we have is the wireless sensor, and a long antenna for the actual wireless transmitter. So if we pull this out of here, there's three physical items that we have. Well, four if we count the battery. Just got to open this all up for you and now we can show you how this sensor works. This piece is the actual transmitter. That's how small it is. Just this little end cap with the circuit board and our battery collect. This little plastic piece, this red plastic piece snaps shut to keep the battery in place. And then this red piece right here is actually the wireless antenna for the transmitter. They give you this little straw so that when you install it-- you take this sticker off-- but when you install it, this protects the antenna and it covers the entire body of the antenna. The key to installing one of these is that while the depth that you need to drill for the sensor is only this deep, you also have to have a cavity deep and big enough so that you can slide the antenna through. You do not want to install this so that the antenna is bunched up, because that's going to greatly reduce your range. So when you install this, you want to make sure if you're doing a door, you're going to go through your studs, which normally pass the studs, the framing around the door, once you get past that, you should have empty wall cavity. And this in antenna should be installed so that it's completely elongated and stretched out in this manner. And again not to be bunched up. From there, you have this flat magnet with some 3M tape on the back. So this goes into your door frame or your window frame. Again, with the window frame, you might do it on the bottom of the window, if you have a sliding up window. And you would drill down into the frame. You would elongate this. You'd go through your framing around your window and you would keep the antenna stretched all the way out. And then on the bottom lip of the window, you would install your magnet. Again, on the door, you could chisel the door out a bit and install this magnet in there. And the idea being when the door is closed or the window is closed, you have your magnet in line with your sensor. When your door opens, it pulls away. When your window opens, it pulls away. And that's how the sensor faults and restores to trigger that zone activation. The installation of this unit, aside from the drilling portion of it, is fairly straightforward. We have a battery that we have to install. And we just have to then install the sensor and the magnet. It's important that when we're doing the magnet on here that there is polarity. So you want to make sure that-- I'm going to have to start over. I'm not sure how to do this. I'm not sure where I stopped. So now that we have each piece of this unit, aside from the drilling portion of the installation, which is the bulk of the installation, it does install a little bit different than other sensors. It can be tough to see in the video here, but there's a little metal contact here for the battery. And if you look, there's actually some separation. And the battery that you have here, which is a CR1620 3 volt lithium, which has a nice positive indication on the top. And if you look at the actual sensor and that metal contact, there's a little positive that shows on the metal there too, right at the top. So that indicates the orientation of the battery. So you slide the battery into there, and it doesn't snap into place. It can continue to slide past. So you just kind center it in the middle there so it has good contact to the positive terminal and on the back side the negative terminal. This little plastic piece snaps into place to ensure that the battery doesn't fall out when it's in the wall. And then it's very, very important-- and this is something to look at even before you start to drill your openings-- that you mount your magnet in the proper orientation. So with a lot of the other sensors, you have your little hash marks indicating where it goes. On this one, there's actually polarity. And the read switch is actually lined up with these little plastic markings on here. So if you had the sensor-- which this is sort of an oval shape-- but if you had your sensor the long way, this way and you had your magnet this way, your polarity on your magnet, your positive and your negative is not lining up properly with your read switch and it wouldn't work. So you have to make sure when you drill your holes that when the door is closed they're both in line so that it will actually detect the magnet and see when the magnet is there and not. So that's important when you're installing. For our purposes, we're just going to show you how to program the device. So we don't really have to worry about that. But we can show you some indication of how it works and doesn't work once it's programmed. So to program the 5800 MICRA recessed sensor to our Lynx Touch L7000 panel, we have to jump into Programming mode. We do Security, More, Tools, 4-1-1-2 is the default installer or programming code for this panel. And now we have the option to jump into Programming. Once we're in Programming, we hit our Zones icon. We've set up a lot of the zones already. The first two, three, four, and five were template zones, which we have skipped past. But I'm going to use it now. And then Zone 1 is the wired zone input only. So you cannot learn a wireless zone to Zone 1. If you look at Zone 1 you'll notice there's no option for serial number. So at the top where you would normally see your serial number option and your loop option, there is no option for that because this is designed for wired zones, which wouldn't have a serial number. So once we've done that, we know we have a Zone 2 program. Zone 3 was a template zone, the back door. And while we're going to use the side door, we can use the template set up to still program this zone. So the first thing we do is we click into the serial number box. And just like with all our sensors, we can use the seven digit Honeywell serial number, which is indicated with this alpha number followed by a seven digit numerical string. And we can type it in, or better than that, we verify that our sensor is working, and we have the panel auto detect the sensor, and learn it in with the proper settings. So again, with the proper orientation, oval to oval, we put the magnet close to the sensor, and we simulate our door opening to activate the device. Doing it once makes it beep. Close the door, magnet's in line again. Pull it away, we get the double beep. We get our applicable serial number, 0488468. So now we know the sensor works. We know the panel is working for that zone. And we know that our parameters are right because the technology did all of that for us. So we've got our serial number and our loop number, but we're not quite done. We do it one more time, we close the door and we open it. And now it's keyed it in to the zone parameters. And this device is now programmed. So to complete our programming, we select which door we're using. This device type, because it was a template, it was already set to the door option. And we would like to use this in our side door. So we're going to leave the door. We already have programmed a rear door, same thing as a back door, with a different sensor. So in our case, we're going to clear out the word back. And we're going to select for side. We can either type the word S-I-D-E. Side is the first word that starts with S-I. We could have stopped at that point, but we typed it in, D-E. If you clear this out, and we want it to say Sterling's room window, you could also type-- Safe, St--, Stereo. --Sterling. And obviously Sterling-- well, probably should be-- it's not a custom word in the panel. So once we got past the S-T-E and it started saying I don't have any word that starts like that, it still allows you to put this in there as a custom word. However, it will not be able to speak that word. So it's always better to choose-- Alcove. --to choose a word that's in the library so that when this is zone is faulted or when there's an alarm on this zone, instead of just saying blank so it would just skip and say door, and you'd have to remember that Zone 3 is Sterling Door. If we choose a word that's in the library, then it can say side door. And that's what we want. So we do Done. We have Side, Door. In our cases, we actually enter our home through the side door and front door. So we set up our front door with an entry exit one response type, which means that you have a delay period. You have 30 seconds to come in, and you have 60 seconds to leave. Once you've armed the system as long as you're out within 30 seconds, you're not going to trigger the alarm. I'm sorry. When you're leaving you have 60 seconds. When you open the door to come back in when it's armed, you would have 30 seconds to get to the keypad and turn it off. So that's what the entry exit 1 option does. If we did not use the side door when it's armed, the other option would be to setting it to Perimeter Zone Type, which means when this zone is faulted or activated and it's armed, it would cause an instant alarm, no delay. Because we use this door, we're going to choose Entry Exit 1. This allows us to enter through the side door without triggering the alarm right away. Alarm Report is the toggle option yes or no. No would say when this zone it was activated, set off the local alarm at the panel. The L7000 would make the loud siren tone, but it would not report the alarm to the central station. In our case, we do want alarm report set. We want our central station to know when this zone is activated so that they can call and when applicable, send the police. So we want it Yes. Chime just means when this door is opened and the system is off. do we want the panel to beep and indicate that the side door was open? We prefer that option. And that way we know if our friends are coming over and they open the door. Or if we have small kids in the house and they're opening the door to go outside. Now we're kept alerted to what's going on. So chime is always a good option for doors and windows. And the final selection is Supervised. Any door and window or any real Honeywell wireless sensor that you're using, intrusion sensor, you would want supervised, which means that the panel will alert you if this device is not seen. Whether it's out of range or broken or some sort of interference from this device back to the panel, the supervised option would alert you to that issue so that in advance instead of waiting until there's a bad event and someone breaks in through this door and it doesn't trigger to the panel. So this supervised option keeps you so that you don't have to test the panel as regularly because it's actually actively testing every device and making sure it's working. So with all these settings in there, Serial Number, Loop Number 1, Side Door, On Delay, Alarm Report Yes, Chime Standard, Supervision Supervised. We save to lock in our settings for our Zone 3 side door. And always a good idea to exit to the Home screen from there and make sure that our sensor is working before we go and install it in our door. So we put our magnet close to our sensor in line, showing the door is closed and the magnet on the door is in line with the sensor in the frame. And when we open our door-- [BEEP] Side door. --we have a nice visual indication of an open door. The panel spoke to us, side door, letting us know that it was opened. And we see the indication at the top that the panel is not ready to arm. You cannot arm the system. There's no option for Arm Away or Arm Stay when the door is open. As soon as you close the door and bring the magnet back in line with the sensor, ready to arm. And you have your Arm Away, Arm Stay options. If your sensors are set to Chime, and you're not hearing this thing chime at you or speak at you-- [BEEP] Side door. --with no audible indication of the zone that was triggered. That would be because in here your chime or your voice are turned off. With Voice On but Chime Off, opening the door-- [BEEP] --you're not going to hear it. It will still show Not Ready To Arm, it just won't speak the verbal chime. Once you put the child back on, you can turn the voice off. And instead of saying side door, it will just give you the audible beeps. [BEEP] -- Beep, beep, beep lets you know it was chimed. You could come to the panel and see. For the most information possible, you have them both toggled on as we did from the beginning. And again, when you open it-- [BEEP] --you get-- Side door. --you get both the beep, beep, beep chime, and you get the audible side door chime. And again, closing it restores it. So that's how that would work. Side door. I want to lastly show you, as we discussed earlier, the orientation of this magnet is important. Even though they're close, depending on how I have this oriented, either in line where they're both ovals, or perpendicular. So one oval is turned the different way-- Side door. --we can get faults even when the sensor and the magnet are close and touching. So that's where it's important-- Side door. --that when you mount them, they're in line this way so that you're not going to get a fault when the door's closed. So that's the last thing we'll mention about the 5800 MICRA. And that is how you program that particular sensor to the L7000 Lynx Touch panel.