Programming the 5800RP to an Alarm Panel

Programming the 5800RP to an Alarm Panel

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In this video, Joe shows users how they can program a Honeywell 5800RP Wireless Repeater to a Honeywell Alarm Panel. The Honeywell 5800RP takes the 345 MHz signals from Honeywell 5800 Series devices and sends them out a second time. This doubles the range of these sensors for enhanced communication.

The Honeywell 5800RP is technically a plug and play device. It does not need to be enrolled with a Honeywell Panel to start repeating signals. However, the module can still be enrolled and assigned to a zone for supervision purposes. This way, the end user can receive alerts for AC loss, low backup battery and loss of RF supervision. This can be very important for ensuring that proper communication between sensors and the panel is constantly maintained. Remember, this will take up one of the wireless zones on the system.

When the Honeywell 5800RP is powered on, it will automatically repeat the 345 MHz signal of Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors. It is not compatible with the 2GIG Wireless Sensors that use a similar 345 MHz frequency. However, the 5800RP can be used with a 2GIG System that is using 5800 Series Sensors. Again, the device just needs to be powered on to start repeating signals and forwarding them to the 2GIG System.

Most Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors have an approximate range of 200 feet. With the Honeywell 5800RP, this range is effectively doubled to 400 feet. This can be very helpful for larger properties where the security equipment can be very spread out. It is important to understand that signals can only be repeated once. You cannot use multiple 5800RP modules to repeat the signal a second time after the transmission has already passed through the first module. However, you could have two 5800RP devices in separate directions from panel to repeat signals from both sides.


Hi, DIYers. Joe from AlarmGrid here. And today, we're going to talk about had a how to add a 5,800 RP to a LYNX Touch panel. Now, a 5,800 RP doesn't have to be programmed in for it to work. As soon as you plug it in, it's going to start providing that repeating function. And what that does is actually repeat any 345 megahertz signal that it hears, so you get an extended range on your sensors. If you do want to program it into the panel, what that'll do for you is that when a trouble condition occurs on the 5800 RP, it's going to show up on your panel. Now, there's two different ways to program it in. You can have it occupy one zone in programming. And if you do this, all the trouble conditions will come in on that one zone, or you can break it off and have four different zones programmed for it, for all of its trouble conditions. That's the recommended way to do it, because it's going to give you much more detailed information about what's wrong with the 5800 RP. If you do program that in using one zone, all of the trouble conditions will come under that one zone. And what you're going to see is that if there is a AC loss or an RF jam, it's still going to show up as a low battery check-in on the system, but it won't trigger an alarm, just in case the system is armed when this occurs. Again, the recommended way to do this, though, is to break them all off in individual zones, which is what we're going to show you how to do today. Again, when we do program it in, you're going to see what it looks like when we do program it in as one zone. And then we're going to have to do something on the 5800 RP to access the second serial number on the unit to get the other zones in. But let's take a look at the 5800 RP, and let's get in the zone programming on our LYNX touch, and then we'll take it from there. So we have our 5800 RP open. And as you can see, the serial number is printed right here on the board. Now if you're just going to use the one zone for trouble reporting, all you're going to have to do is program in this serial number to the system and name it appropriately. What you're also going to see us do later is we're going to move dip switch number two. If you're just using the one serial number, or if you're programming it in, or starting to program in all your trouble zones, you're going to want that dip switch two to be off. So as you can see, it is off right now. So let's go over to our LYNX touch and get into zone programming. So on the LYNX touch, let's go to Tools. Enter the Installer code, 4112, program, and then Zones. Let's go down so we get a whole new fresh set of zones. I'm going to click zone number seven and click Edit. Now, like any other sensor, to learn this, we're going to click on serial number, and now the system is in learning mode. So heading back over to a 5800 RP. I'm going to click the Tamper switch, and then I'm going to release it. I got one beep. I'm going to do it again. [BEEPING] I got two beeps, and you can see the serial number has shown up on the system. I'm going to do it a third time. [BEEPING] And we get three beeps, and it is learned in. Now if we were to just use this one zone for all of our trouble reporting, this is all the programming that we would have to do. And what we're going to do is set it to-- we're going to name it first, so we know what it is. And we're going to do low bat-- ZZTV. Check in. 5800 RP. Done. It's going to be loop number one. Device type, we're going to set to Other. And then for the response type, we're going to set this to 24 hour auxiliary. Supervision is going to be supervised. Alarm report. We're probably going to want that on, and we're all set. So we click Save. And now, we have the 5800 RP programmed in to work on that one zone. So again, if we just left it like this, if there was an AC loss or an RF jam, those would show up with zone number seven, with this info, but it wouldn't set the system off if it was armed into alarm. But we want to have more detailed information when there is a trouble on our 5,800 RP. So what we're going to do is head back over to our 800 RP. We're going to set dip switch number two to On. What this does is it switches it to the second serial number, which is the existing serial number plus one. So it's going to be 0750154 now. This is going to give us those three additional zones to program in the other trouble conditions. So back on our LYNX touch, we're going to select a new zone. Click Edit. Just like before, going to click serial number to put the system into Learn mode. And then back on our 5800 RP, we're going to click the tamper switch, just like before. So I'm going to click it. I go. Click it again. Let go. As you can see, that is the serial number that we want. It's the serial number that's on the board, plus one. I'm going to click it again. And let go. Now, as this is the first zone of the new zones, or the second set of zones for our trouble conditions, this is actually going to work as our tamper trouble. So what I'm going to do is enter Tamper. T. [BEEPING] 5800 RP. Device type, I'm going to set this to Other. The response type, I'm going to Day/ Night. What this is is troubled by day and alarm by night. This means that if the system is disarmed, it's going to create a trouble. If the system is armed, it will go into alarm. An important thing that we do have to do is set the supervision on this to unsupervised. In these three zones from the second serial number, they're all going to be set to unsupervised, and it's important that you do set that as that, or else you're going to get some weird conditions, and it's going to be very frustrating. So now, I'm going to click on Save to confirm our programming. And we're to do the next to trouble zones. So going to click on the next open zone, click Edit. Click on serial number to put it into a learn mode. And then back on our 5800 RP, I'm gonna do the same thing. Click the tamper. Let it go. One beep. Click the tamper. Let it go. We've got two beeps. Click the tamper. Let it go. We got three beeps. So now, we're working with the second trouble zone of this set of zones that I'm programming. We go to our LYNX Touch. What we're going to do is we're going to set loop number to number 2. And this is actually going to work as our AC loss zone. So I'm going to do AC. I'll put it all in this loss. 5800 RP. Device type, we're going to set this to Other. The response type, we're actually going to do 24 hour auxiliary. And again, we're going to want to make sure that we set the supervision to unsupervised. So now that we have that locked in, we're going to click Save, and then we're going to program in our last trouble zone. So I'm going to click the Next open zone. Click on Edit. Serial number to load up the Learn mode. And then again, on our 1500 RP, I'm going to click the tamper. Let it go. Click the tamper again. Let it go. Click the Tamper one more time, and let it go. Now we have our third trouble zone of the second set program done. So our loop number for this one is going to be a loop number three, and then the zone description is going to be RF Jam. So FR Jam, 5800 RP. Again, our device type is going to be Other. And then the response type for this one, again, is going to be 24 hour auxiliary. And again, we're going to want to set our supervision to unsupervised. Go ahead and click Save. And now, as you can see, all the trouble conditions that could occur on the 5800 RP will show up as their own individual zones, which will make it much easier to troubleshoot if anything happens to it. Before you do back out of programming, though, I do recommend that you clip the cover back on the 5800 RP. Because that will give you an immediate trouble if the tamper isn't pushed in. All you have to do to do this is hook it into the back plate, swing it down, and close it. Now in programming, click the back arrow. Click the back arrow. You always want to say yes to allow installer to re-enter programming. Click the back arrow. And we're all set. We're getting a system trouble because of the low battery. But as you can see, nothing on the 5800 RP is popping up, telling us that we're good to go. That's how to add a 5800 to a LYNX Touch panel. If you have any questions about this process, the 5800 RP, or the panel itself, feel free to head over to our website, Send us an email to, or give us a call at 888-818-7728. If you did enjoy the video, feel free to subscribe. But if you want to be notified when we post future videos, hit the notification button below, and we'll send you an update when we do so. Thanks for watching and have a great day.