Honeywell 5800WAVE: Program to an L5100

Sterling explains how to set the 5800WAVE's house ID code, in order that it will work with your L5100 wireless security system.

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Hi DIYers! Today we are going to show you how to program a 5800 WAVE wireless siren to our Lynx Touch L5100 wireless security system. We often get the question, "Is there any way I can add sirens to my Lynx Touch?". Obviously, as an all-in-one wireless system, we've got our control panel, our wireless receiver, our touchscreen keypad, and also a built in siren so that when the alarm goes off, noise is coming right from here. Different than a VISTA Series panel where you have the control panel and the beige metal can, separate from your keypad, separate from your wired sirens, which can be throughout the house.

So very popular question, "How do I add sirens, so that I can get my alarm enunciation to different points in my house?" Honeywell makes the convenient 5800 WAVE. It's a wireless siren, no hardwire needed, and it's a simple, plug it into the wall, and that's it. So it's very easy to install these, very handy to use as extra wireless alarm sirens. So, the way to program it in is very very simple. This is a bidirectional device. Not only can it accept a signal from the panel, meaning when this goes into alarm, this will wake up and know to go to alarm. It can also house these three LED's, which will tell you if this system is armed or disarmed, so it is requesting status from the panel. It's what we call a bidirectional device, different than a wireless alarm sensor that just sends a signal to the system, and as a bidirectional device, the only program needed is to learn in a House ID code.

A House ID code is a special code that tells any bidirectional device which base station to talk to, which Lynx Touch panel to talk to, so that your neighbor's Lynx Touch going off won't activate your siren. So it's a special two-digit code, anywhere from zero-one to thirty-one, and we've assigned our House ID as 1-0 or ten in our Lynx Touch. We have a video on how to assign the House ID, so go check that out. But the important thing, and the only thing you really need to do to program in your WAVE, is to remove the front panel, disconnect the siren and the battery, and there are dip switches, one through eight, and in your 5800 WAVE install guide, which ships along with the device, on the back page, we have a handy little chart that shows you what the DIP switches should be set to, based on the House ID code that you use. So on this chart, you can see, one through 31, and they tell you exactly which switches need to be set to "on" for that specific House ID code. So for us, we have ten and if you look on the chart, ten should have DIP switch five, and seven "on".

All other DIP switches should be off. So if we look on our WAVE, we have our DIP switches, they're labeled one through eight and on the top it shows you "on", obviously up would be "on", down would be "off". So we should have five and seven, ours came with five, seven and eight "on", so all we do is move eight. And these are small, so you may want to use a little screwdriver or something. We move eight to down, five and seven are now on. And if we were to plug this back in, and plug it into an outlet, activating the alarm on here will then activate our 5800 WAVE wireless siren. So, very basic programming. All you have to do is match your DIP switch settings to the programmed House ID code, using the chart in the 5800 WAVE installation guide. If you have any questions on how to program in your 5800 WAVE wireless siren, please leave us a comment below, and also make sure to subscribe to our channel so that you can see all future DIY installation videos.