Honywell L5100: Change the Entry/Exit Delay

Sterling shows you how to reduce or increase te Entry Exit delay on your Honeywell L5100 Home security system.

You would set that up under the Response Type of the zone edit screen. Normally contacts are the devices you would use for Entry/Exit 2 but you can setup a motion with that response type as well. If you do want to use a motion like that, you need to first change the device type to Other as the normal response type list for a motion won't include that option.
How do you actually tell a device to use delay 2. Could you put a motion on delay two or would a contact me better ?

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Hi DIY-ers, Sterling from Alarm Grid here, and we're going to show you how to change our entry exit delay for a link such L5100 security panel. The entry/exit delay, for those who that don't know, are the timing delays that allow you to enter your home without tripping an alarm when you're coming home and at the same time exit out when you're leaving without tripping alarm on your way out. So there two separate, timings coming in as entry obviously and going out as exit. And we're going to show you how to use the installer programming section to change those delays.

To get into programming we're going to hit from the home screen. Hit more, tools, enter our installer code, which is default 4-1-1-2. We are now into programming. We go into program settings. Down arrow. System settings top right. You can see we have our 3 options for our entry and exit. We have entry delay 1. Entry delay 2 and exit delay. By default, they're going to come with 30 seconds to come in and 60 seconds to leave. Most people leave that, the reason we give you a little longer time to exit is in case you're fumbling, you forgot something. It allows you to go and grab it and not have to worry about getting out in a stressful situation. Also, its OK to have a little bit longer delay leaving because the chances of someone breaking in right after your leaving is very slim. More important that we limit the entry delay so that if someone does break in during the day when no is around you know they're going to be picked up pretty much right away.

You can limit the this. So we'll so you just how to edit it. All you do is toggle, and you can see you go to 30 to 45, to 60, 90, to two minutes, and back to Zero so no delay; and then 15. So, 15 second increments anywhere from Zero. All the way to two minutes. And again 30 is recommended as default but you can certainly set it for whatever is convenient for you. If you do limit down to 15 seconds obviously you'll have a higher chance of false alarm because if you don't get to the keypad in time alarms are going to go off and you got to make sure your central station when they call you, you give them your false alarm password so they do not dispatch the police.

The reason that some people may want to go ahead and go with a Zero delay is because they always use their key fob, a handy key-chain or remote to arm or disarm. Or if you're subscribed to the total connect service which allows you to arm or disarm from your phone then now your keypad, your phone is a keypad. Simply arm and disarm as before you enter and then there's no need for a delay. Same idea for the exit delay its a simple toggle. Goes to 60, 90 to two minutes. None. The same options as entry. The same idea again when you're leaving, 60 seconds is default if you did want to limit it because you're using your key fob or total connect you certainly could. And the last thing we want to point out is entry delay 2. So this is a good delay, because certain zones, if they're farther from the panel. Maybe its a side door that you use but its not as close to the panel which is at the front door you need a little bit longer time to get in from that door you would setup a second entry delay 2. With separate time so you can see that our entry delay 1 is 30 and entry delay 2 is 60. That way when you setup your zone programming for your entry/exit doors, you can have the doors closest to the panels with the 30 seconds and the doors that are farther away 60. One of the most popular ways to use this is with contacting your overhead garage door. Obviously if you're going to be driving into your garage its going to take you a lot longer from the time that overhead comes, starts going up from the time you park your car. Get out of the car. Get in the house and disarm the system.

So what we always recommend for people who do contact their overhead is you set this entry exit to 2 minutes that way as soon as the door opens you have a full 2 minutes to get in and disarm the system. And if you are going to set this up it's very important that you match your exit to the longest of the two entries. So if we are going to use a longer entry delay 2. We want to go ahead and put this as 2 minutes as well so we avoid a false alarm when we exit out through the garage door. So this is how you set your entry exit delays. Make sure when you do set this that you don't simply back out because it won't save any of these changes. Make sure to hit save on the bottom right. Your back to this screen, back out screen. Always set yes, to allow installer to re-enter. And then we're back to our home screen. And our new entry exit delays has been set. If you have any questions on setting or using your entry exit delays please leave us your comment in the section below. And make sure to subscribe to our channel.