Honeywell 5809: Go!Control Programming


We show you how to correctly program the Honeywell 5809 to a Go!Control control panel in this step-by-step video. Honeywell 5809: ...


Hi, DIYers. Sterling with Alarm Grid here. Today, we're going to show you how to program a Honeywell 5809 Wireless Heat Detector to our 2GIG Go!Control panel. As described in other videos on the 2GIG system and the 2GIG sensors, a 2GIG Go!Control will allow you to use Honeywell wireless sensors. As long as it's a Honeywell 5800-series device, which operates on the 345 MHz RF frequency range, it'll work with the 2GIG wireless receiver because that is also a 345 MHz receiver. So you can use 2GIG sensors and you can use Honeywell sensors. We've shown you in a previous video how to program a Honeywell 5808W3 wireless smoke and heat detector, but there are certain applications where you would not want to know about smoke alarms but you would want to know about heat detection. So that would be 135 degrees or a rate of rise where you're changing 15 degrees or more in a minute. So perfect application, kitchen. If you're cooking, you're generating smoke. If you had a smoke and heat, you're going to have false alarms. You're going to have the Central Station calling you. If you don't get the phone call, fire trucks are coming out, and all you were doing was cooking, so you don't want to have that. With heat detector, if the smoke is in the room, no alarms are triggered. If the room gets really hot during a fire or the temperature in the room rises 15 degrees or more in a minute, then you get your alarm because that would be a true fire condition. So now that we know why we would use a 5809, we're going to show you how to program it to our 2GIG Go!Control. Hit the home button, use our shortcut Go!Control button to go and enter our installer code of 1561. System configuration and we're on Q1, which is select RF Sensor Number. The Go!Control system works with up to 48 wireless zones. We have not yet programmed any zones, so we're going to accept zone number one and we're going to go into the subset of questions for zone number one. First question is sensor type. What action will be generated at the panel when this device is triggered? It also tells the system what message to send to the Central Station based on what we're programming here. This is similar to a Honeywell response type. We have a list of sensor types on our website. We urge you to review each sensor type so you know exactly how to program your sensor or watch our video for the device you're using and you'll know what to use. If you hit the right arrow, you want to go over to 24-hour fire. This is a heat detector. If the system is armed or disarmed, we would want to know about rate of rise or fixed heat detection alarms. We hit the down arrow to lock it in and the equipment code is asking us to tell the system the specific sensor we're using. So we scroll past all the 2GIG stuff and we get to the HW options. HW for Honeywell and we can choose the exact detector we're using, Honeywell Heat Detector 5809. Hit the down arrow and the serial number prompt is asking us to type in the device's serial number or you have the option to auto-enroll. If you close up the device and you hit Shift, Learn, if you tamper the device by popping the head from the base, you can see that it auto-enrolled 0642820, which is the seven-digit serial number for the Honeywell detector. The system even knew it was a Honeywell device, so we hit OK. We can verify again that that is the right serial number so we know that no other device just triggered and jumped ahead of us here. And then if we hit the down arrow, we're locking that in there. Equipment age is telling the system, "Is this an existing sensor that was already in the house or is it a brand new device?" In this case, brand new device. We hit the down arrow to lock that in. Loop number is number one on this device. Unlike the 5808W3, which allows us to do a few different actions with one sensor, this is only triggering on high heat and rate of rise, so it's only loop number one that's what you would always want to use when programming a 5809. Here we're asked to give voice descriptors to describe what this zone is. Just like with all of our sensor programming, we want to use the chart on the back of our quick programming guide which comes with our 2GIG Go!Control panel. We also have this list on our website,, and you want to use a three-digit numerical value to equate to a word to describe this zone. And you can use up to five words. You hit Insert. It puts it to the first word in the list alphabetically and we want to call it "kitchen heat detector" because that's where we're installing it. So kitchen is, if we do alphabetical, 125. Now we have the word, kitchen. If we Insert again, it puts a board for the first word. And we call it heat, heat is 111. Kitchen heat. And then finally, I like to throw the word detector in there. So 052. Kitchen heat detector. Nice, clear description. Lets somebody know that's viewing the screen when there's an alarm exactly what was triggered and where it is. Hit the down arrow to lock it in. And we're asked if we want to know, if we want to send alarms from this device to the Central Station. That's what reporting means. Reporting to the Central Station. We are monitored with this system, so we do want it to be reported. Hit the down arrow and now we're supervised, or asked whether or not we want to be supervised. Supervision for this detector will alert us to low battery issues and range issues. So if this was borderline range, something environmentally change so all of a sudden, it's out of range. Instead of finding out after there's a fire and it never triggered, with supervision enabled, you would know in advance that this dropped off the network. Same idea, if you had a low battery event on this because the battery is drained. Instead of only knowing once the detector is dead, we will know in advance that there's a low battery issue, so we can pop the cover, put a new battery in. So always recommend it to have supervision enabled on your protection wireless devices. When we hit the down arrow, we're asked about chime. We do not want to chime off of heat. There's really no way that would ever really chime. And it wouldn't be a relevant option. So we're on our summary screen by hitting the down arrow and we can see that we have 24-hour fire. We're a Honeywell heat sensor 5809. We have the proper serial number. It is a new device on loop number one. And we're calling it kitchen heat detector with monitoring, reporting, and supervision enabled. Chime is disabled so we're good. And we're back to Q2, which is the next level of programming once you're done with your wireless sensors. If you had more sensors to do, you can go back to queue number one. In this case, we just wanted to show you the 5809 programming, so we're going to hit End and Exit. The panel's going to reboot. Takes a few seconds to come back alive and then the settings that we just programmed will be hard-coded in the panel, and we can test our device to make sure it works. When doing a heat testing, you can use a blow dryer to have the rate of rise heat sensor go off or, for an easier test, just to make sure the wireless transmission work, we can tamper the device. Pop the head from the base and you can see kitchen heat detector tamper. So we know that twisting this, activate a tamper. As soon as you close the tamper, it cleared the message. And now we know that our Honeywell 5809 heat detector was properly programmed to our 2GIG Go!Control panel. We hope you've enjoyed this video and we invite you to subscribe to our channel. If you have any questions on using your 5809 or programming it to your 2GIG Go!Control panel, please let us know by emailing