Honeywell 5818MNL: Program to a Honeywell L5100 Security System

Honeywell 5818MNL: Program to a Honeywell L5100 Security System


Hi DIY’ers. Sterling from Alarm Grid here
and today we’re going to show you how to program a Honeywell 5818MNL wireless recessed door
or window sensor. The 5818 MNL is different than most of our surface-mount contacts that
we show, like the 5816 which is a more traditional door and window sensor. The option to use
a recess sensor is very nice for anyone that doesn’t want their security system to take
away from the decor of their home. So, instead of a surface mount sensor where
you’ve got the contact visible on the outside of your door and window, a recessed has a
case where you actually drill into the door and you mount it so that it is flush with
the door and not visible when the door or window is closed. It’s a little bit more involved
on the installation but it makes for a very nice, clean look and feel. We’re going to
now show you how to program this sensor into our Lynx Touch L5100 system. The first thing
we want to do from the home screen is press ‘More’ and then Tools. Enter our installer code; we have our panel
set to the default 4112. To get into programming mode you hit Program. And just like all zone
programming, to do the zones you go into the ‘Zones’ screen. We’re going to scroll down
to our first available new zone; we’re skipping zone 1 because that’s a dedicated hard-wired
zone. So our first available is zone 14; toggle it and click ‘Edit’, and here’s our zone screen.
There are a few values that we have to set. The first and most important is the serial
number; that is how you learn this device to this panel. There are two ways to do the serial number.
You can click in and simply type your serial number; all of your Honeywell wireless sensors
will have a bar-code sticker or a sticker that has an A for alpha, and then a seven-digit
number. That seven-digit number is the serial number, the unique identifier that tells the
Lynx Touch to look for the sensor. So you can type it in and click Done. Or, easier
than that, especially if you’ve already installed it and you can’t get access to the sticker,
is that you simply activate the device three times. So we have our recessed magnet which
will get drilled into the door or window opposite the sensor; you would put it to the sensor,
move it away. It beeps once; do it a second time. It auto-enrolls the serial number; you
can see that the number matches, 0797569. It gives it a Loop Number 1 which is the correct
program loop for this type of sensor. And a third activation automatically saves it,
kicks you back to this screen so that you can enter in the rest of the information. So now that it’s programmed in, we want to
name the zone. We’re going to put this in our living room west window so what we’re
going to do is for Zone Description 1, we’re going to choose Living Room. The way to navigate
the zone description field is to type the first letter of the word you want; it will
now give us all of our L words in the available library. You use the down arrow to scroll;
you can see it is in alphabetical order. If you want to skip down to the word you want,
you can choose the next letter. So Living Room is Li; we just skipped over to the Li
words. If we scroll down, we have Living; we actually also have Living Room. So that’s
a way to cheat and get two words in one. So we’re going to choose Living Room. We’re going
to install two of these, we have two living room windows, so we’re going to name this
one Living Room West Window so we go into Zone Description 2, we key in a W for west.
Scroll down to West, click Done and now we have Living Room West. Next option is Device Type; this is where
you tell the system if it’s a door, a window, a smoke detector, a motion, or whatever it
is. We’re going to choose Window. This word is actually spoken as well when you chime
or activate the zone so it will say ‘Living Room West Window’ so you actually can get
a total of three words. Response Type, we’re going to leave it as Perimeter. Perimeter
is the response type that, when this sensor is activated, there will be an immediate alarm
at the panel. Sometimes, on a door and window, the other option you would choose is ‘Entry
Exit 1’ which will give you a program delay, 30 seconds for instance, to open the door,
get in and disarm the panel. But, again, since we’re a window, every time
that window is opened and the system is armed, that’s a real alarm instance, we want it to
go off right away, so we choose Perimeter. These last three options, you have Alarm Report,
yes or no. This will tell the system ‘if this alarm is triggered, should I be sending this
information on to a central station. So, if your system is monitored, if you have an alarm
monitoring service, then you want to have that set to Yes. Chime is a toggle option,
yes or no. Basically, when the window is open, do you want the panel to beep and speak the
zone name so you know that that window is opened? For our purposes, we want that on,
we’re going to toggle it to Yes. And then, lastly, we have Supervision and
it’s either supervised or Not Supervised. We recommend that all of your sensors be supervised.
What that means is that the panel will check in and make sure that it sees this device
so that, if it lost battery or lost range, you would know about it, so we always want
to choose supervised. We click Save. We have our living room west window learned in now
and if we back out to the home screen, right now we’re ready to arm because the magnet
is touching the sensor, simulating that the window is closed. As soon as we open the window,
the panel faults, tells you the zone that was tripped, and shows you that it is not
ready to arm. That way, in case you didn’t know your living
room window was open, when you go to arm the system, it will warn you and tell you “Hey,
you’ve got to close the window before you arm.” Close it up; the system is ready to
arm. Then you can go ahead and arm your system. So that is how you program a Honeywell 5818MNL
recessed door and window sensor. If you have any questions on programming that, please
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