Honeywell 5800RPS: Program to an L5100

See Sterling show how to program a 5800RPS wireless plunger switch to your L5100 wireless security system. Honeywell's most popular wireless security system.

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This video is about Program 5800RPS to a L5100 Wireless Security System


Hi DIY-ers, Sterling from Alarm Grid here. Today we are going to show you how to program a Honeywell 5800 RPS Recessed Plunger Switch Contact.

So most of the contacts that we've shown you are using a reed switch inside of the wireless transmitter and a magnate. When the magnate is close to the reed switch, the zone is happy. When the magnate is pulled away from the reed switch, the contact activates and faults or trips an alarm if the system is armed. This is a very different type of sensor. All it has is a contact with a plunger switch. So you use this in a door and a window and it's recessed mount so different than a surface mount, you actually drill it in and it's hidden when the door or window is closed. Instead of using a magnate, what it does is it has a little switch activation inside. When the door is closed, the plunger is closed and the zone is happy. When the door opens, the plunger pops out and trips the alarm. So this is nice when you don't want to drill into your door or your window for the magnate and you can just get away with just a simple piece in the frame. This is an antenna. You want to make sure when you install this that the antenna is extended and not bunched up or coiled up because that would reduce the range. Typically, in your frame you are just going to have open wall once you get passed your studs. So you want to just make sure that you drill through and install it so that it's all the way stretched out. So that's how the 5800 RPS works.

One piece of note there, we normally do like to recommend the 5800 MICRA or the 5818 MNL if you are going to go with a wireless recess center. The reason is when the contact and the magnate works, it's more reliable. This plunger switch, because it is on a spring, after so many activations, maybe thousands, but eventually this may stick. So when you door opens, this doesn't pop out the way that it should, therefore your zone would not be happy or would not know that the alarm went off. So again, it is reliable, but if you are looking at recess, we would urge you to consider the 5818MNL or the 5800MICRA instead. If you are going to go with the 5800 RPS, we are going to show you how to program it in now.

So we've got our battery installed. It's ready to be programmed. From our Home Screen, we are going to hit More and then Tools. We are going to enter our Installer Code, default 4412. Go into Program. Show system programming at the top. Go to our Zone Screen. And we are going to scroll down to our first available new zone, always skipping Zone 1, that's our hard wire zone. We are not using that with the links touch. Zone 14 is our first available zone. Toggle it. Click Edit. We are going to use this on our garage door, and the first thing we want to do is learn in the Serial Number. On the 5800 RPS, since it's the smaller contact, they put the bar code sticker with the Serial Number on the antenna and you can see here it's got the A for Alpha, and then your seven-digit number 0411761, toggle into Serial Number. You can either key in that seven-digit number 041 or easier than that you can do the auto enroll mode.

So what you would do is you activate the sensor three times. So we are going to have our plunger switch pushed down. We're going to open our door once. It beeps, close our door, open it again. Learns in automatically the Serial Number and the loop. You always want to use Loop Number One for a 5800 RPS and then a third activation. Close our door. Open it. Saves in that information, and takes us back to our zone screen. So now that we've got it learned in, we want to name it. So instead of just Zone 14 going off and us having to remember that's our garage door, we can name it that. So we can toggle in here. We've got our keypad and we're going to choose from the available library. We are going to enter a 'G' to get to our G words. We're going to scroll down with our down arrow. You can scroll through all of the available G words. We happen to want garage so we are going to save garage. We only have one garage door so we are going to leave it with just Zone description 1, and device type, choose door so that when it actually speaks garage and door, we will know when that zone is tripped. Response type, because this is our garage door and this is the door that we use to come into the house when the system is armed therefore, when we choose our response type, and we are going to choose between perimeter or Entry Exit 1, we want to choose Entry Exit 1.

By doing that, what we are telling the system is give me a delay. When I activate this zone give me my program 30 seconds to get to my keypad and to turn my system off. In that way, you are not tripping an alarm every time you're coming home. So we have Entry/Exit 1. That should only be used for doors that you use when the system is armed, because you don't want to give a criminal an extra 30 seconds to break into your home before alarm goes off if it says the back door you're not going to use when the system is armed. After that we want to choose alarm reports. That should be yes. That means our system is monitored. If this zone is activated, we want that to go to our central location. Chime, we want that to be on, yes, which means if the door opens, even if the system is off, the panel will beep. We'll know that that door was opened.

And finally, we want it to be supervised. We want to know if the battery goes low or if this losses signal from the receiver in the panel. So with all of those settings in there we click Save, back out to the Home Screen and our 5800 RPS is learned in. We can simulate the door closing. The zone is happy, door opens. We have a fault. The system will not let us arm because it wants us to know, "Hey, you have a zone that is breached right now." As soon as you close the door, push in the sensor, the system is happy, and ready to arm. So that is how you program your 5800 RPS. Please let us know if you have any questions in the comment section below and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all new DIY videos that we release.