Honeywell 5834-4: Programming to an L5200

The 5834-4 is the most popular wireless key fob sold by Honeywell. It allows one-touch control of a Honeywell wireless security system. Sterling shows us how to program the 5834-4 in this video.

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Honeywell's most popular key fob, the 5834-4, allows single--button control of any of Honeywell's wireless security systems. Programming the unit is very simple, though it does not get programmed in the same place on the panel as other sensors. The 5834-4 takes up four zones on the key fob and can be programmed using either a high-security mode or the simple, less secure mode. It has a arm away, an arm stay, and disarm, and a panic button on the key fob. In this video, Sterling explains how to program the 5834-4 to a Honeywell security system.


Hi DIYers, Sterling with Alarm Grid here. Today, we're going to show you how to program a Honeywell 5834-4 four button wireless key fob. This is a key chain remote that we can use to one-touch arm or disarm our Lynx Touch L5200 security system. This 5834-4 is included in any of the wireless security system kits that we offer on our website. It's also commonly sold from any alarm company when you purchase one of these units. Again, all it allows is a one-touch arm, disarm, without having to do a complicated code at the screen or having to remember the code. So it's a nice, handy way to arm and disarm in a more friendly way. You go outside, you close your door, you're in your driveway, walk into your car, you arm your system, same idea. You're pulling into your driveway, before you open your door, your garage door, you disarm the system and you have that functionality from the fob.

It's important that we don't lose this device because now, if someone gets their hands on this, they have a way to disarm and arm our system without needing our code. Obviously, that's a big security risk. What we like to remind people is that, if you're worried about that, and you're worried, well, I'm forgetful or I misplace things all the time, I don't want to use a fob, just keep in mind, if you ever do lose it, it's very easy to delete the programming. Therefore, you know that if this gets into the wrong hands, they would no longer have an option to arm. As soon as this is deleted, then the device is not going to do anything when you press the button.

We're going to show you how to program this device. We go in here. From the home screen, we hit Security, More and Tools. We type in our installer code, 4112, and we're at the program screen. When we hit program, we're now in system programming. On the fob, even though every button is a zone, this arm-away button or the lock icon, that's a zone. The unlock or the disarm is a zone. The person in the home, which is arm-stay, that's a zone. Then this asterisk button, which by default is set to nothing but could be set as a panic or could be used to activate a garage door controller or could be used to activate a automation scene or rule, this is also a zone.

This device would actually be required to be programmed with up to the four available buttons, each one with a different zone. You could do it through zones, but it's a lot more confusing. The easiest way to program a key fob is to use the Keys section of programming. Once you go into Keys, you have the option for edit or delete, because we have no keys yet. Those are grayed out. What we want to do is Add New and we have our template key fob page ready to enroll the device. Just like with any wireless sensor, the first thing we want to do is enroll the serial number. On a key fob, you don't even have to open it up, the serial number is displayed on the sticker right on the back. You might want to peel this sticker off and leave it somewhere safe, in case you ever need to get the serial number later. Over time, this can get weathered and you may lose this number.

If you click in the serial number, we can enroll the device by activating the sensor three times. You also could type in the serial number, if you wanted. Here we go. We're going to activate it by pressing and holding the button. That's one activation. We need to do three. So, number two. Number two enrolls the serial number and the loop number. The loop number is hidden on this device and it's not really something you need to know because as you do the Keys programming, it automatically enrolls all four buttons but, technically, this button is loop number three. This button is loop number two. This button is loop number four. This button is loop number one. If we had pressed this button to activate it and you can choose any button you want, it doesn't matter, it would have given it a different loop number. But as long as we press the same button on the third time, we now have it learned in.

It's a four-button key fob. The serial number matches the number on the sticker. It shows that we're starting with zone 140. Button number 1 is 140, arm-away, which is the lock. Zone 141 is the disarm, which is the unlock. Zone 142 is the arm-stay, which is the picture of the guy in the home. That means motions are off and the perimeter contacts are alive. Finally, button number 4, out of the box, is set no response. That means pressing this button would do nothing.

In our case, we want to give the option to press that button and set off an audible alarm as a panic alarm. That way, if we're in the home, middle of the night, we hear someone outside our house, banging on a window or we hear something down stairs that we're worried about, we want to scare someone away, we make it 24-hour audible. Twenty-four hours means that this button will work if the system is armed or disarmed. It doesn't matter. In both modes, pressing this button will activate the audible panic.

So, before we click Save, the lock in our settings, you'll notice we have one more empty box that we have to address. Very important with the key fob that we map the fob to a specific user code in the panel. So, highlighting the user button shows us all of the available users for the panel. We're not using any of these sub-user codes but, by default, the master code of 1-2-3-4 is set and every fob needs to be assigned to a valid user, so we select Master. If we don't have a user, the arming-disarming commands don't work because it doesn't know what code to associate with the particular arm or disarm. Once we set it to Master, we can save it, exit to the home screen and arming this fob will tell the system or the system will respond the same way as if we were to type in our code, 1-2-3-4.

We can show you that it's working, now that it's enrolled. If we press and hold the button, you'll see this LED light up green and flash and you'll hear the panel Arm. Here we go. It's beeping at us to alert us that we have to exit the home. If we disarm with this unlock button, goes back to Ready-to-Arm chime and the panels are ready to arm again. We can show you the arm-stay button works as well. In the stay mode, they're still giving you an exit delay in case some members of the family are going to exit the home and some members of the family are going to stay in the home.

So, that's an important designation. Some people assume that arm-stay puts it into a full alarm mode right away. It doesn't. You still have your exit delay. However, you'll notice it's not beeping at us to warn us to get out because they know that some people might still be in the home. Therefore, it would be annoying to have it beeping for the full 60 seconds. We can go ahead and disarm. We're back to Ready-to-Arm and system normal.

We're going to show you the panic activation that's going to give very loud, but pressing and holding this button is going to activate the panic alarm. As soon as I hear the siren, I'll disarm it for you so that we can just show you the buttons working and without having to hear that siren for too long. Here we go. We're going to press and hold, hit on Alarm, 1-2-3-4 on this panel, disarm that panic alarm. You'll notice after the disarm, which silence the siren, the panel will still show Alarm 143 four-button. That gives you a nice indication that it was the fob that activated the device. You could disarm again from the panel or you could disarm from the key fob, and the panel's back ready to arm, ready to go.

That is how you program a 5834-4 wireless key fob to a Lynx Touch L5200 wireless security system. Please make sure to subscribe to our channel. If you have any questions on programming a 5834-4 or using your Lynx Touch L5200 system, feel free to e-mail us,