Honeywell 5818MNL: L5200 Programming


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Hi, DIYers. Sterling with AlarmGrid here, and today, we're going to show you how to program a Honeywell 5818MNL Recessed Transmitter. This is a recessed door or window contact. It protects from an opening or an intrusion through an opening to your home or business. We've shown you the 5816 and 5811 sensors programmed to a 5200. Those are surface mount contacts, meaning that they are mounted to the door frame and door or the window frame and window. And they are visible to anybody in the property. The advantage of a recessed contact is that it is literally drilled into the frame and mounts inside the frame, flush with the frame, so that the only thing you see would be this little diamond footprint, if you are looking along the edge of the door or window frame. Just like a surface mount contact, it works with the theory of an internal read switch. And when the magnet is close to the read switch, the circuit is closed and the sensor is happy. When you pull the magnet away, it activates the read switch and faults the zone, triggering your alarm. So it's the same theory as a surface mount, but it gives a nicer decor because this small little circle recessed into your door or your window and then your contact recessed into your frame. Again, these little footprints would be the only thing you would see when this is mounted, and you would only see that if you were looking along the edge of the door or the edge of the frame. Or let's say you had a window, where it slides, you could insert this into the bottom edge of the window. And when the window closes, it would be in line, and you would only see this on the bottom of the frame or this, if you're looking up at the top of the edge of the window. Obviously a little bit more complicated installation. A surface mount is easy. You can slap it up with a double-sided tape or screw it in. This one, you've got to be a little more handy. Perhaps you use a Handyman to drill this body into the door and mount it. Be careful about your depths, so that you're not drilling into a window and cracking your window. That would be very bad. So before you ever look to use one of these types of sensors, you want to make sure the dimensions are going to fit for your particular door or window. The sensor comes with the body. It comes with a AAA lithium battery, which installs inside here. And then you have your magnet. You also get some mounting screws, which you can use to drill into your frame, so that they sit nice and flat and this thing's not going to pop out when it's in use. To open the inside of this sensor, you can see on here, there's a little open indication with an arrow. So this middle piece, using your flat head screwdriver, you can twist it and it pops out and allows you to access the internal circuitry of the device. So really this is just a plastic dowel or a plastic casing for this circuit, which is the actual wireless transmitter. We've got our antenna, we've got our battery contacts, we've got our read switch, and this is the device. It's got the model number, 5818MNL. And it gives you the nice indication of positive and negative contact, the positive off to the right. So we insert our battery, negative to the left, positive to the right. And it sits in nicely there. And then we have to reinsert this down into the body of the sensor. It only fits one way. It won't fit this way, but it'll fit this way. So to know if it's this or this, it doesn't really matter. What's important, though, is that this little red piece, which is our read switch, is going to be up towards the top. If we bury the read switch down at the bottom, first of all, it doesn't install as well, but also, then the magnet would not be activating the device. So again, when we install this, we want to make sure that red piece is up towards the top. And we slide it down into place, and then we use our end cap. And we twist it the opposite direction of the open arrow to close it. It latches with a little plastic tab on either side, so that this thing will not pop out. And now, we're ready, assuming this was installed, we're ready to enroll it. And you certainly don't have to install it before you enroll it. In fact, we normally recommend that you program all your sensors on the bench or on the table. And then once you know they're working, you take them to the location where you might want to mount it, and you would do this. Just make sure the sensor's faulting at the door location, then you know the range is good to the door. And your final step would be to physically install it, and then at that point, make sure it continues to work. That way, you're not drilling into your door and finding out after the fact that you're too far away from the panel or the door is metal, which is restricting the wireless signal. Again, testing it in advance will prevent you from putting holes in your door that would be hard to patch up if they don't work. So now that we have all of that set up and we know how this device works, we're going to show you how to program it. Always from the Home screen, it's Security, More, Tools. . . 4112 is our default installer code, and we now have the option to program the sensor. Program, we have the option, then, from Zones. And once we're into the Zones section of the programming, we can select our next available zone. We use the Down arrow to see the next new zone, and we highlight it so it goes blue. And then we click Edit. Now, we're in the particular Zone 11 programming screen, and we can program our 5818MNL sensor. Just like with all Honeywell sensors, we have a bar code sticker with a seven-digit serial number. This 0804097 is the number that learns this device to this system, so that when this goes off, it knows to activate here at the panel. The first thing we have to do is enroll that serial number, and you can do that by typing it in. But then you're open to user code entry errors, and also, we don't know that the sensor's actually working. So the other way to do it is to activate the device three times. I just mistakenly put the magnet too close there, and you heard it beep. That was activation number one. But if I close my door, a.k.a. bring my magnet in line with my sensor and then open the door, you get an activation. Bring it back. Do it again. Activation number two, you get the serial number and the loop number. Serial number will always match 0804097 because the panel was detecting this device automatically and thereby eliminating the chance of a user error. And then finally, one more activation. Put it close. Move it away. And our sensor is enrolled. So we have our serial number, our loop number, and the last thing we want to do, select our device type. In this case, our front door is a fancy door, and we do not want to see. . . We spent a lot of money on that door. We don't want to see a surface mount contact taking away from the decor of that door. So we've recessed the hole, and we're going to insert this into our front door, so that it's nice and hidden and keeps the decor of our home as clean as possible. So we're going to select Door, and the front door is a door we use when the system is armed. Therefore, we need Entry/Exit 1, which will give us 30 seconds coming in before the alarm is activated and 60 seconds after we arm the system to exit the property before the alarm will be triggered. The only other option you might want is Perimeter, and then if the door is open and it's armed, it'll be an instant alarm, no delay at all. So let's say if we were going to put this in our back door and we don't enter our home through the back door, Perimeter is a better selection because now the criminal wouldn't have 30 seconds after they open the door before the alarm goes off. Again, because we're in our front door and that's the door that we use when it's armed, we want Entry/Exit 1. So the last thing we want to select is the name of the zone. Beyond just the panel saying, "Door" and having to remember Zone 11 is our front door, we can actually select FRO. FRO takes us to the front words. You saw F takes us to the F words. We could've scrolled through from there, but there's a lot of F words. FR took us to the first FR word, and then FRO took us to the first FRO word, which happened to be Front. So that's how you use the library. If you select the word in the library, the panel can speak it. If you typed in Suzie's door, it won't say, "Suzie" because that's not a word in the library. So it's better if you can select non-custom words from the library. Of course, you can put in custom if you need to. It just won't speak it. Alarm Report is a toggle option, Yes or No. That tells the system whether or not it should send alarm activations from this device to a central station. So if you're monitored and you want this sensor to send the alarm to the central station, you want to make sure that's set to Yes. Chime is an indication of whether or not this sensor activation in the disarm state would give you a chime sound at the panel. Normally a chime would be a beep, beep, beep, along with the spoken Front Door words, alerting you that this sensor has been activated or this door has been opened. So we want that. We want to know when our front door is open, in case someone's entering our home. Could be a friend coming over, could be the kids leaving the house. Either way, we want to be alerted to that if we're in the house. So that would be Chime. Finally, Supervision is whether or not the sensor is supervised by the panel. If it's supervised, then the panel looks for this device every 12 hours. And if it doesn't see the device, either the device is too far away, has dropped out of range for interference reasons, or has been destroyed for some reason, a supervision trouble would pop up at that 12-hour mark, and you would know that you have an issue to address with your Zone 11 front door contact. So we always recommend supervision, so you know most accurately that your sensor will work when you need it. Now that we have this all entered in, we're going to save our parameters. If we had just hit the Back arrow, we would see this 11 would still say, "New" because it wouldn't have accepted any of that entry that we just did. So it's very important that we save our work. And then finally, we exit to the Home screen, and on the Home screen, we want to use the sensor in our hand with the magnet to verify that the sensor's going to operate the way we expect. So when the door is closed, the magnet's close. When the door opens, magnet pulls away, panel goes from Ready to Arm to Not Ready to Arm, and indicates both visually with the open door symbol and the fault 11 Front Door. Also audibly, you heard it say, "Front Door." So we know that's an indication that the door has been faulted. Bring it back in line by closing the door. The system is Ready to Arm. So that's how you would program a Honeywell 5818MNL Wireless Recessed Contact to your Lynx Touch L5200 panel. We hope this video's been helpful, and we invite you to subscribe to our channel. If you have any questions on programming your 5818MNL, please do email us