Honeywell 5818MNL: Program to L7000


Our video guide provides a complete overview of the 5858MNL wireless alarm sensor including installation and setup. Although they're small in size, sensors ...


Now that we've shown you the most common sensor sold or used with the L7000 LYNX Touch Panel, the 5816, the 5811, the most common door and window sensors. We've shown you the 5800PIR-RES, which is our most common motion, and we've shown you the wireless 5853 Glass Break Detector. We've done the key fobs as well. We've pretty much covered the majority of the most common sensors that you would be using to program to the panel. Now we're going to get into some of the other style sensors, which provide you a different style of insulation, you know, recessed sensors versus surface mount sensors, also sensors that have different style, different look and feel so they fit better on skinnier door frames, or things like that. So that's what we're going to show you now-- is the next level of sensors that we see a lot. So the 5816 and the 5811-- they're both surface-mount sensors. You have the sensor on the frame, the magnet on the door or the window. When the door or the window opens or closes, it pulls the magnet away from the sensor, and that's how those sensors work. This is a Honeywell 5818 MNL-- Mary, Nancy, Larry. This is a recessed, wireless sensor. So this device-- instead of being seen on the outside of the door, on the frame in the door, you actually install inside the frame and inside the door. And when installed, this lives in the wall, and this is the portion that you would see when you open your door. You would have this cutout and this would be your sensor, which is in the frame, and you have your little recess magnet, which you drill your hole into your door. And that way, when the door is closed, your magnet is in line with your sensor. When your door opens, it pulls away and activates the device. So you have this dowel-shaped body that goes into your frame and you have this short, squat recessed magnet that goes into your door or your window. And again, when they open, they separate that way. So same style of sensor in the sense that it's still a read switch looking for a magnet. When the magnet's away from the read switch, it's activating the device-- or activating the zone. But this gives you a cleaner installation where you don't even see it on the door or the window. Of course, a little bit more involved on the insulation, but if you're handy enough to do that kind of insulation, it's a very nice look. You have for this your sensor, your magnet, your mounting screws, and an Energizer, lithium, triple-A battery. This battery fits inside the sensor body here and provides power for your device. To program this sensor, you need a small, flat-head screwdriver. And you can see there's an arrow. It says open. So you twist-- you put your flat-head in this little notch and you twist it in the direction shown, which pops off this end cap. And then we have on the inside the actual circuit board for the device. You can see the serial number, the alpha number with the seven digits, which they conveniently put on this plastic body as well. And this slides down in here. And you have your two battery contacts. So the first step is to install the battery. You have your positive indication on the right, so you just have to install it in the proper orientation, and then you slide this down. Make sure that when you're sliding it, you can see this little red device is the read switch. That needs to be up towards the top. Then you put your end cap back on and twist it back into place so that it ps shut. This little plastic tab catches on both sides. Your end cap is back in place, and your battery is powering your device. You have your magnet and you can now program. So we have our 5815 MNL. And we jump into panel programming by hitting Security, More, Tools, type in our installer code, and program. We go to zones and we're going to drop down into our next new zone. Always zone number one is only used with wired sensors. Most people are going to ignore that zone. You're always going to skip past that zone. If we jump down, we've already programmed some of our devices. So our next available zone is zone 10. We highlight it so it's blue. We click Edit. And we're back to our familiar zone setup screen. We're using zone 10. Each device is typically a zone. And we're clicking into the serial number box. As with every device, you can simply type in the seven-digit serial number, or what I prefer to do, when you can anyways, is to activate the device three times to auto-enroll the sensor. This auto-enrollment makes it a little easier. You don't have to type the number and there's no chance of you typing a wrong number. And beyond that, it shows you that the sensor is actually working. So if you had the battery upside down, it would show you, OK, it's not working and I gotta fix that. Or if you somehow-- your sensor was bad for some reason, if you dropped it and the read switch broke, this auto-enrollment mode would not work. So the auto enroll makes your life easier, and it does a double action of showing you that the device and the magnet are working as expected. So we fault our device three times. On a door sensor, a fault means that the door is open. So we close our door. It means we put our magnet close to the sensor. Then we pull it apart. [BEEPING SOUND] We get an activation, which is indicated by the chime or the beep. We put it closed again and we fault or open the door a second time. [TWO BEEPS] Now we get our second beep, which is a double beep, and it keys in our serial number and the applicable loop number. Again, A loop is to tell the system how to respond from this device, a 5818 MNL. It really only does one, action and it only uses loop number one. And the auto-enrollment selected the proper loop so we're good. We close our door a final time. And we open our door. [THREE BEEPS] And now it's kicked this out and it's fully entered in our zone. We have our serial number. We have our loop number. And we're ready to select our device type. So device type-- in this case, we're going to put it in a door. You could also put it in a window if it had the right framing for this kind of sensor. Obviously, you got to be careful in windows where you're mounting things. You wouldn't want to drill in and destroy the window. But on a wood frame door, or any kind of real door, this body would sit in a frame. And so it's most commonly used with doors, but it could be used with windows. Be careful when using metal doors or windows because if your frame is metal, now we're putting our wireless transmitter encased in metal, which is very bad for wireless transmission. So it works much better when your frame is wood. And in fact, if your frame is metal, we would suggest that you consider using a surface mount sensor instead of a recessed. But let's assume we're putting it into a wood door, so we have selected device type door. Now the second question is response type. Do we want this to be Entry Exit 1, following the normal default 30-second entry delay, 60-second exit delay-- that way opening this door does not trigger the alarm right away. We actually can enter the property, walk to the panel and disarm the system, as long as we do that before the 30-second delay time's out. There is no alarm and everything worked as expected. If this is on a door like the man door to your garage, or a side door, or a back door that's not used when the system is armed, we'd want to select Perimeter zone type instead, which means that as soon as this door or this zone is activated, it would trigger a full alarm-- no delay at all. In this case, we're going to put this on our garage man door and we're saying that no one should be opening that door when the system is armed. If they are, they're a criminal. Let's set off the alarm. If we're disarmed, then we can open the door and it will just chime. Everything will work. So that's what we want. And instead of leaving it just door and remembering that zone 10 door is our garage man door or our garage exterior door, we can name it. So we're going to use Zone Descriptor 1. Gallery. We're going to hit G to get to the G words that are available. Garage. And if we hit the down arrow pass gallery, we have a garage. That's exactly what we want. We hit Done. And because we also have a garage entry door, which is the door leading from the garage into the house, that one gets a delay because that one is the one we use when it's armed. This one is our garage exterior door. And we're going to do that by designating a second zone descriptor. East. And we can choose the E words. And we've selected East. Exterior is ext. We can, also, instead of scrolling through all of the words, with a down arrow-- Exit. Hitting the X will take us to the first EX word. Exit would probably work, but-- Exterior. I prefer exterior-- a little bit better descriptor. So we now, when it is faulted, it will say all three words-- garage, exterior, door. And that indicates we're talking about our man door leading into our garage from the outside. That door should never be opened when the system is armed. We have it perimeter. We have it alarm report-- that means it will send an alarm to the central station if activated. And then the chime-- in this case, we do want chime on. If our system is disarmed and we're working in the house and someone opens that door, it would beep, beep, and we would know the garage exterior door was opened. Supervised means that the panel will check for this device every 12 hours, and if this device is not seen, whether it's been destroyed, whether it's too far away from the panel, has interference between the device and the panel-- any of those reasons would cause a supervision trouble or a trouble on zone 10, indicating a loss of supervision, which indicates that the panel did not see this device when it checked in. So supervise is always our recommendation for any wireless sensor that your programming. All of this is good now. So we save our selection to lock it in. We don't want to lose all that good entries that we just did. And then we exit. to the home screen. And from the home screen, we're going to show you how this device works. So when our garage exterior door is closed, the magnet is in line with the sensor. Of course, when you're drilling, your door, your contact, and your magnet-- you have to be careful that they line up nice and tight when you have them programmed. And when the door opens, the magnet in the door-- [THREE BEEPS] Garage. Exterior. Door. Pulls away from the sensor. The panel indicates the zone that was triggered with an audible chime. And by hitting the Security button, you can also see on the screen which zone is faulted. So if you want to arm your system and it wasn't giving you the arming options, it's lettin you know, hey, I don't want you to arm yet because you're not seeing the fact that this garage door is open. Then you can say, oh, OK, I was doing some yard work. I forgot to close that door. You go and you close the door. Without keying in any disarm code, it automatically restores the fault. The zone is happy again. The system is ready to arm. And this sensor is showing that we've programmed it properly and it's working. So that is how you program a 5818 MNL to your LYNX Touch L7000 panel.