Honeywell 5818MNL: Program to an L5100

Sterling programs the wireless window and door sensor 5818MNL to the L5100 wireless security system.

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Hi DIY'ers. Sterling from Alarm Grid here and today we're going to show you how to program a Honeywell 5818MNL wireless recessed door or window sensor. The 5818 MNL is different than most of our surface-mount contacts that we show, like the 5816 which is a more traditional door and window sensor. The option to use a recess sensor is very nice for anyone that doesn't want their security system to take away from the decor of their home.

So, instead of a surface mount sensor where you've got the contact visible on the outside of your door and window, a recessed has a case where you actually drill into the door and you mount it so that it is flush with the door and not visible when the door or window is closed. It's a little bit more involved on the installation but it makes for a very nice, clean look and feel. We're going to now show you how to program this sensor into our Lynx Touch L5100 system. The first thing we want to do from the home screen is press 'More' and then Tools.

Enter our installer code; we have our panel set to the default 4112. To get into programming mode you hit Program. And just like all zone programming, to do the zones you go into the 'Zones' screen. We're going to scroll down to our first available new zone; we're skipping zone 1 because that's a dedicated hard-wired zone. So our first available is zone 14; toggle it and click 'Edit', and here's our zone screen. There are a few values that we have to set. The first and most important is the serial number; that is how you learn this device to this panel.

There are two ways to do the serial number. You can click in and simply type your serial number; all of your Honeywell wireless sensors will have a bar-code sticker or a sticker that has an A for alpha, and then a seven-digit number. That seven-digit number is the serial number, the unique identifier that tells the Lynx Touch to look for the sensor. So you can type it in and click Done. Or, easier than that, especially if you've already installed it and you can't get access to the sticker, is that you simply activate the device three times. So we have our recessed magnet which will get drilled into the door or window opposite the sensor; you would put it to the sensor, move it away. It beeps once; do it a second time. It auto-enrolls the serial number; you can see that the number matches, 0797569. It gives it a Loop Number 1 which is the correct program loop for this type of sensor. And a third activation automatically saves it, kicks you back to this screen so that you can enter in the rest of the information.

So now that it's programmed in, we want to name the zone. We're going to put this in our living room west window so what we're going to do is for Zone Description 1, we're going to choose Living Room. The way to navigate the zone description field is to type the first letter of the word you want; it will now give us all of our L words in the available library. You use the down arrow to scroll; you can see it is in alphabetical order.

If you want to skip down to the word you want, you can choose the next letter. So Living Room is Li; we just skipped over to the Li words. If we scroll down, we have Living; we actually also have Living Room. So that's a way to cheat and get two words in one. So we're going to choose Living Room. We're going to install two of these, we have two living room windows, so we're going to name this one Living Room West Window so we go into Zone Description 2, we key in a W for west. Scroll down to West, click Done and now we have Living Room West.

Next option is Device Type; this is where you tell the system if it's a door, a window, a smoke detector, a motion, or whatever it is. We're going to choose Window. This word is actually spoken as well when you chime or activate the zone so it will say 'Living Room West Window' so you actually can get a total of three words. Response Type, we're going to leave it as Perimeter. Perimeter is the response type that, when this sensor is activated, there will be an immediate alarm at the panel. Sometimes, on a door and window, the other option you would choose is 'Entry Exit 1' which will give you a program delay, 30 seconds for instance, to open the door, get in and disarm the panel.

But, again, since we're a window, every time that window is opened and the system is armed, that's a real alarm instance, we want it to go off right away, so we choose Perimeter. These last three options, you have Alarm Report, yes or no. This will tell the system 'if this alarm is triggered, should I be sending this information on to a central station. So, if your system is monitored, if you have an alarm monitoring service, then you want to have that set to Yes. Chime is a toggle option, yes or no. Basically, when the window is open, do you want the panel to beep and speak the zone name so you know that that window is opened? For our purposes, we want that on, we're going to toggle it to Yes.

And then, lastly, we have Supervision and it's either supervised or Not Supervised. We recommend that all of your sensors be supervised. What that means is that the panel will check in and make sure that it sees this device so that, if it lost battery or lost range, you would know about it, so we always want to choose supervised. We click Save. We have our living room west window learned in now and if we back out to the home screen, right now we're ready to arm because the magnet is touching the sensor, simulating that the window is closed. As soon as we open the window, the panel faults, tells you the zone that was tripped, and shows you that it is not ready to arm.

That way, in case you didn't know your living room window was open, when you go to arm the system, it will warn you and tell you "Hey, you've got to close the window before you arm." Close it up; the system is ready to arm. Then you can go ahead and arm your system. So that is how you program a Honeywell 5818MNL recessed door and window sensor. If you have any questions on programming that, please leave us a question in the comment section below. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all the new videos that we'll be releasing.