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A few people I’ve talked to in the past on the tech support line have a big misunderstanding of what Honeywell’s RF House Code is used for or even what it is.
Honeywell incorporated the RF House Code into the programming of quite a few of their panels whether they be the hardwired Vista panels equipped with wireless receivers or their totally wireless Lynx panels. The house code was made for certain add-on accessories so that they wouldn’t take up zones in programming.
We will use the Honeywell 5800WAVE Wireless Siren, pictured to the left, as an example of how to set up the RF House Code in your Honeywell system and in the device itself.
First of all let’s crack open our manuals and find the section in the programming manual that deals with the RF House code. The page this is listed on may vary depending on what Honeywell system you have, but it will definitely be in the ‘Programming Manual’.
I will, for this tutorial, be using the Honeywell Lynx Plus panel as the panel that we are installing the 5800WAVE siren on. You can find the programming section listed for the RF House Code listed on page 3 of the programming manual. In this instance it will be section *24 of programming. For the House Code you can enter any number from 01-31 to use as the frequency for your House Code to run on.
So the first thing we need to do on the Lynx Plus is enter our installer code and 8 0 0 . If you haven’t changed it from the default then it would be 4112 800. This should bring you into programming. If you were successful then the next thing that you’d see would be ‘Installer 20′. This is just the first section that displays when you enter programming. You will then need to enter *24 to access the panel’s section that deals with the RF House ID. After you enter *24 you will see ’24 – RF HOUSE ID CODE’. Here you will need to enter in the number you picked between 01-31. After you enter the two-digit number the panel should beep letting you know that your entry took successfully. After this you can exit programming by entering *99.
Next we will move to the 5800WAVE to finish the setup process. You will need to enter the RF House ID into the 5800WAVE by setting the dip switches on the inside. Now, the process of entering the House ID will different between the devices that run on a House ID Code, but one thing is certain, not only will you have to enter this number in the panel but you will also enter it into the device that you are using. Sometimes this is accomplished via dip switch settings or by entering number into a keypad, as on the 5828V wireless keypad. The House ID Code in the panel will remain the same, so you would want to make sure all future device codes match the one you entered on the panel.
Taking a closer look inside the 5800Wave wireless siren, you can see the dip switches. For example purposes only, lets assume we programmed in the main panel a House ID Code of 15. We will need to set the wireless siren’s House ID also for “15″. According to the chart, locate House ID 15. You will see that dip switches 5, 6, 7, 8 need to be on and dip switch 4 is set to off.
When the house id’s match with the panels id, the devices should communicate back and forth. The Honeywell 5800wave wireless siren will have a green light that comes one and lets you know it has paired with the main panel. On the wireless 5828V keypad, the system will announce the current state( “Ready to Arm”) of the alarm.
So when using additional devices that require the use of the House ID, be sure to input the id into the panel and remember everything in that house needs to be set for that particular id. You will not need an id for the actual security alarm protection devices, such as door sensor, smokes, motions, glass breaks, etc..
Hopefully this has been informative for you. We here at Alarm System Store get great enjoyment out of helping the DIY layman succeed in the installation of their home alarm systems.
The Honeywell 6280 color graphic voice touchscreen keypad (comes in 6280S which is silver or 6280W which is white around the screen). This is Honeywell’s newest offering if you are looking to add a touchscreen keypad option to your Vista system.
This keypad has a graphical interface that matches the icons from the Honeywell Total Connect graphics, which makes it easier to understand if you get the total connect monitoring add-on later. It also has the voice annunciation for all system status conditions, that means if you don’t understand the icons it will speak to you. It will only speak in the English language.
This new Honeywell 6280 keypad not only displays what your alarm is doing, but it can be a digital picture frame or play videos as well. This makes it not only useful as a keypad but fun as well.
The keypad can accept many user codes, but can only store descriptions for ten users. This means that if you assign the first ten people codes; then you can put their names alongside the codes so that you never forget who has what code.
High-resolution, 7″ widescreen 640 x 480 TFT display
16 million colors capability to display vivid images
Intuitive touchscreen display with icons and menu driven prompts (English only)
Digital picture frame, slide show or home movies through standard SD card
Available in two colors
- Silver: Ideal for kitchens with stainless steel appliances, garages and basements
- White: Blends seamlessly with lighter décors
Three languages can be displayed
- Spanish (Latin American)
- French Canadian
Voice annunciation of type and location of alarm (English only)
Family message center that lets end-users record and playback messages
Entry/Exit countdown displayed
Authorized end-user can easily add or delete user codes
View zone lists with status
End-user can quickly and easily bypass zones
I have worked with one of these and I have to say they are very nice looking as well as easy to work with. This would be a very good addition for anyone that is looking to have touch screen capability on your Vista system.
The DSC PC4020NK MAXSYS 16-128 zone control panel with cabinet is DSC’s offering for commercial appliances. The system can handle access control, security, and automation.
This control starts out with 16 on-board hardwire zones and can be expanded up to 128 with zone expansion cards. It can also accommodate 1,500 user codes/cards making it easy for someone who runs an office building or a factory to keep track of the comings and goings of all of their employees.
Not only can the MAXSYS handle a lot of zones and users, but it can also be partitioned into 8 separate partitions giving the owner the capability to make 8 different sections of a building their own separate arming/disarming zones.
Keep track of events that have occurred over a period of time with the MAXSYS’s event log capable of holding up to 3000 log entries. This way you can go back and see who has armed and disarmed the system and what events have occurred while you may have been gone.
With added wireless capability, through a wireless receiver, you can also hit all those areas where running wire is not the best option. And with its full line of add-ons and expansion modules; there’s nothing that this bull of a system can’t do.
This is definitely a must have for anyone who has a large-scale outfit to protect!
The new Honeywell Lynx Touch L5100 is the upgrade to Honeywell’s Lynx Touch L5000 panel and it’s what a lot of people having been waiting for!
The newest upgrade in the Lynx family will let anyone use the absolute latest in security, home automation, and monitoring options.
The display on the L5100 has been upgraded to resemble the display of the Tuxedo keypad. It will display, upon connection to Total Connect, the weather in your local area.
The first feature that the new L5100 will let you have is the ability to add a full Z-Wave controller just like the one that is already built into Honeywell’s TUXEDO keypad by adding the L5100-ZWAVE Z-Wave® Control Communication Module. The L5100-ZWAVE will allow the L5100 to control the following:
- Up to three thermostats
- Four door locks
- 40 devices (lights, switches and lamp modules)
- 20 scenes
- 20 rules (event based actions)
- 20 schedules (time based actions)
One really cool function of the Z-Wave device is that if you have a Z-Wave lock; you can set the panel up to disarm when a user code is typed into the lock’s keypad. The L5100 will let you have the home automation features that you’ve been wanting with a great security system running behind it to protect your home and belongings.
Another one of the newest features of the upgraded Lynx Touch is the ability for the panel to communicate to a central station monitoring service over the 4G network. With the GSMVLP5-4G the panel can send signal over the world’s fastest wireless network so that your alarm condition get noticed quickly.
They are also have an Android device, the MID-7H, that will allow you to connect to the panel to check system status and control it. This all comes with Honeywell’s Total connect service. Unlike the functionality of some self-monitoring remote control and access you got if you bought their TUXEDO keypad; the L5100 is totally reliant on Total Connect for any remote control and access.
This is a very nice upgrade that Honeywell has made to the Lynx series and it’s just another way Honeywell is staying a step ahead of the pack in the alarm industry.
The DSC Impassa Self-contained Wireless Alarm System is DSC’s newest offering and is actually the new and improved version of DSC’s old 9047 model. Just like DSC’s 9047; the Impassa is in all-in-one unit, but that’s pretty much where the comparison ends!
The Impassa Wireless system is essentially the mating of the 9047 and DSC’s Alexor system. It gives you the self-contained feature of the 9047, but also gives you the bi-directional functionality of the Alexor system.
You can use all of the accessories with the Impassa that you can use with the Alexor including the Alexor’s add-on wireless keypads; the WT5500. You can also use any of the other bi-directional devices such as the WT4911B Wireless Outdoor Siren, DSC-WT4901 2-Way Wireless Indoor Siren, DSC-WT4989 Wireless 2-Way Key Fob, etc.
DSC just keeps making them better every time!!
Some of the features of the Impassa include:
Built-in 2-way audio VOX and push to- talk alarm communication via phone line and cellular
2-way wireless support: • 1 keypad • 2 sirens • 16 wireless keys
Supports 32 wireless zones and 16 wireless keys (without using a zone slot)
Real time clock update using cellular module
Easy wireless device enrollment process
Full 32-character programmable labels
5 programmable function keys
Individual FAP keys
17 user access codes
500 event buffer
False alarm reduction features (CP-01)
Enlarged keypad buttons
Outdoor temperature display
If you’re looking for a great security system that won’t break the bank, then the DSC Impassa Self-contained Wireless Alarm System is the choice for you
The Honeywell Tuxedo 6280i Talking Touch Screen Keypad is just another great product from Honeywell Security. The future of security begins here inside the TUXEDO!!
The TUXEDO touch screen keypad can not only control your Vista series alarm system, but it can do a number of other cool things. The screen features a 16 million color display and has graphic icons that will let you integrate with Honeywell’s Total Connect monitoring service. You can also leave messages for family and friends via the built-in microphone, load video and pictures for slideshows.
The keypad has a built in Z-Wave controller that you can use to control any of Z-Wave’s full line of home automation products. You can control anything from door locks, lighting, blinds, etc. That way you can, if you have IP cameras and a Z-Wave door lock, look at your TUXEDO and see who’s at the front door and unlock it for them right at your keypad!
As I mentioned in the above paragraph you can also use the Honeywell TUXEDO touch screen keypad to view up to 16 IP cameras that are connected on the same network as the TUXEDO. You can do single view or view four at a time. You don’t have to use just Honeywell IP cameras either. The 6280i will let you view some IP cameras on your network. You can find a list of compatible IP cameras HERE.
The keypad has an ethernet port on the back that you plug a LAN cable into and connect to your router. You can pull the local IP address of the TUXEDO up in any browser on any computer in the local network. Not only can you view the system on your local network, but with knowledge of port-forwarding you can also remotely view your keypad from another location besides your home.
I love this keypad and would recommend it to anyone wanting to take their Honeywell alarm system to the next level.
We now have a sale section for those of you who are looking to pick up some really great add-ons for a low price!! We have made this section especially for you bargain shoppers.
We occasionally get deals from our manufacturers. They pass on savings to us and then we pass them onto you. We have a good deal of Honeywell wireless devices in the sale section at the moment that you might want to take a look at.
Not only do we have the Honeywell products on sale currently, but we also have a few more things on sale from Foscam and LTS. These include the surveillance camera kits that so many have bought from us and loved.
As always, besides the sale section, keep you eye on our Facebook page to get more sales items, coupon codes, and great advice!!
The Digital Wireless 2.4″ LCD Baby Monitor with IR Camera and 2-Way Audio is a new product that we have added to our site that we are really proud to feature!! Not only is the safety of your home a priority, but the safety of your family is also at the top of the list as well.
Keeping an eye on your toddler while you’re in the kitchen fixing dinner used to be a chore with constant back and forth trips to the child’s room to check in on them. Then when the audible monitor came out; you could hear if your child needed you but you couldn’t exactly see what was going on.
Now with the Digital Wireless 2.4″ LCD Baby Monitor you can hear when you child is needing you or in trouble and you can actually see what the problem might be before you even step foot in the room!
Not only is this great for keeping an eye out for anything that might be disturbing your child, but you can also keep an ear open as well with this units 2-way audio capability. Say that you put your toddler to bed and then retire to the living room. Right in the middle of your favorite late night program your child wakes and starts calling your name. You can let them know exactly where in the house you are so that they can come find you.
A great buy for anyone and a great gift especially with the Christmas season coming around the corner!
The Streetwise Motion Activated Alarm with Auto Dialer is a great way to have some security without having to buy an alarm system. This won’t cover your whole house, but you can have it cover an important area in your home or business.
What this is a motion sensor that is more than just your ordinary motion sensor. It will sense movement for a range of 20 feet straight out from the motion detector and has a 90 degree coverage pattern from side to side.
The motion detector also has a built-in keypad which allows you to arm and disarm the detector so that it doesn’t have to be active at all times. You can set your own code or it comes with a factory set code. We would definitely recommend that you change the factory default code though.
So not only does the Streetwise Motion Activated Alarm with Auto Dialer sense motion and can be armed or disarmed with a code; the unit also has a built-in 125 decibel siren which is sure to annoy and scatter any intruder that may come across its path. And while the intruder’s eardrums are being shattered by the piercing blast of the built-in siren the unit, if attached to a phone line, will be calling out to you and 2 other numbers to alert that there’s been a disturbance.
When the Streetwise Motion calls out it can play a prerecorded 6 second message, that you record, that can include your name, address, and the fact that you’re being robbed.
The Streetwise Motion Activated Alarm with Auto Dialer is affordable at $29.95 and is packed with features. Great as a gift for someone who is security conscious!!
We are now working in products for self-protection and home safety. Included in this line up are our line of diversion safes. What is a diversion safe you ask? Well they are safes that you can leave lying around you house and crooks won’t even know that they are there.
Not only can you put your valuables in these and leave them lying around the house; some of them also are real functioning pieces of equipment. We now offer a wall clock safe that is a real working clock, but has hidden behind the face a safe where you can store jewelry, cash, etc.
Besides the wall clock safe we are now offering products like our book safe or our safes that look like rocks, fruit cocktail cans, shaving cream cans, etc.
These make great Holiday gifts and are very practical for those that are worried about someone taking their prized possessions. I have one myself and you really can’t tell these apart from a real can of fruit, shaving cream, clock, etc.
Keep an eye out for more interesting products from us here at The Alarm System Store!!