Honeywell 5820L: Program to an L5100

See Sterling program a 5820L slim-line wireless door and window sensor to the L5100 Wireless security system by Honeywell.

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Hi DIY-ers, Sterling from Alarm Grid here. Today we are going to show you how to program a Honeywell Wireless 5820L Slim Line Door and Window Sensor to our Links Touch L5100 system.

So the 5820L is a popular sensor because it's got a much thinner profile than the more standard 5816 Door and Window. It's very nice for sliding doors or windows where you don't have as much frame to work with so you want a thinner sensor. It's a little bit long but with a thin profile, it's a good option for a lot of different unique doors and windows. So just like all Honeywell Wireless sensors, it consists of a contact with an internal reed switch and then a magnate. The magnate only works on one side. There's two little hash marks on the plastic and only on one side the magnate has to be on that side. When the door or window opens, the magnate pulls away from the reed switch which activates the alarm. So that's how the 5820L works. And now we are going to show you how to program it to a Lynx Touch L5100.

So from the Home Screen, we are going to press More. Then we press Tools. Then we enter our Installer Code. This code is different than your Master's code that you use to arm and disarm. By default it's 4412. We haven't changed it, so 4412 gets us in, and then we hit Program to get into System Programming and to learn in any wireless system, we go into our Zone screen. We have already some zones set up, so we are going to scroll down to our first available new zone. And Zone 15, we are going to toggle it New, and then we are going to click Edit to actually program the zone.

So on this Zone screen, we have some fields that we have to fill out. The first thing we are going to want to do is enter the Serial Number from the device. So on the back of our 5820L, there is a sticker. It's got an "A" for Alpha and then a 7-digit number. That 7-digit number is the sensor serial number. So if we click in the Serial Number, we can simply type it. 1002496 matches our zone, and we can click Done. That's one way to enroll it. If we clear this out and click Done, so it's back to default. The other easier way to do it is click Serial Number, and simply Activate the device three times. So you take you magnate and your contact, you put them together. You open it up, panel beeps once, put it back, open it up again, panel beeps, shows the Serial Number, and the Program Loop Number, a 5828L should always be Loop Number 1.

And then a third activation kicks us back out to this screen with the values entered. So in case your sticker isn't on your sensor, or you've already installed it, and you don't want to go find it, you can simply open and close your door and window to learn in your sensor. It's called Auto Enroll. It's a nice and easy way to learn it in. So the next thing we want to do is name our sensor. You can leave it just Zone 15, and it will report Zone 15, but you will have to know your Zone 15, 5820L was your back door for instance. If you want to make it easier, you would just enter the name of the zone. The way that this works is there is an available library of words. So you choose the letter you want. We want Back so we choose the letter "B." It's the first b-word in the library. So you use the arrows here to scroll through. Back happens to be second word so we're okay. We click Done and there is an option for a second word. However, the device type is a third word. And since we are going to make this simply Back Door, we're going to choose device type Door, and it will actually speak Back Door. There's no reason for us to have a Zone Description 2. Let's say we had two back doors, you could name it Back West Door or Back East Door or Back Left Door or Back Right Door. So you would use that descriptor as a way to differentiate from your two back doors. For us we just have one, we're going to leave it Back Door.

Response type is the next option. And when you choose the device type, it'll limit the available response types on this screen. So we chose Door so it's giving us some available response types that you would typically use for a door. Most doors and windows are either going to be Entry/Exit 1 or Perimeter. Entry/Exit 1 means there is a delay when you come through this zone, the alarm does not go off right away. You have your programmed entry delay, which is 30 seconds by default. So you have 30 seconds to open the door, get in, and disarm the system before the alarm goes off. Since this is a back door, and it is not a door that we are going to use when the system is on, we actually want to set it to perimeter, that way as soon as the door is breached, it'll trip the alarm right away. We don't want to give a criminal 30 extra seconds to get into a door that we know we're not using as the end user. So we've got it programmed in. We've got a Serial Number, Loop Number, Description, Response Type.

At the bottom these three options: Alarm Report should be yes if you are monitored. That means that if this alarm goes off you want to send that information to the Central Station. Chime is on for yes. That means when the door opens, the panel will beep and show you back door or speak Back Door, so that you know that door was opened. Nice way to keep tabs on the kids or anyone come and going in your house when the system is off. And then Supervised should be on. Supervision should be on as supervised, which means that the panel will look to see that this is in range. In that way if it's in a far corner of your house, you would know if it dropped signal strength. So this is how we want to set it. We click Save. You can see our Zone 15 says, Back Door. It's been programmed in. And if we back out to the Home Screen, when we open our back door, you can see that the panel response shows a fault, not ready to arm. The system will not let you arm when the door is open. Close the door. Ready to arm, and you are good to go.

So that is how you program a Honeywell 5820L Slim Line Wireless Door and Window Sensor. If you have any questions on how to program your 5820L, please leave us a question in the Comments Section below, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep tabs on all new videos coming out.