Honeywell 5811: Installed on a Sliding Glass Door

Honeywell 5811: Installed on a Sliding Glass Door


Hi DIY’s, Sterling, with alarm grade here.
Today we’re going to show you how to install a 5811 Wireless Door and Window
Sensor on a sliding patio door. So every sliding door is a little different.
This one that we have here actually opens from both ends. so we
have a door here that opens. We also have a door on this end that opens. This
door does go all the way over, and then comes back and closes. Because of the nature of this door, we’re
actually going to have to use two sensors, one on the right side and one on
the left side. So we have our 5811, with any wireless door and window sensor,
it’s made up of two devices, the contact which is the bigger box,
and then a smaller magnet. When the contact is in line with the magnet
the zone is happy and the system can be armed. As soon as the door opens,
and the magnet slides away, the panel beeps and announces the zone. We
have already programmed this sensor to our L50100 LYNX Touch Security System,
and if you need some help on how to program a 5811, please check out
our video on programming this sensor. We have also installed the battery, and again,
we have a video on how to replace the 5811 battery, so you can check
that out if you need help with that, too. Today we’re just going to show
you how to install it. So we’re going to go and do the right side first. There is double-sided tape which we’re going
to use to mount it, and instead of mounting and then making sure it
works, we don’t want to ruin the tape. We’re going to hold it up against
the door. We’re going to make sure that our magnet is in line with our sensor,
and that our zone is happy, before we go ahead and press it onto
the door. So you always want to put the contact on the
frame, if at all possible and the magnet on the door. The reason is when
you slide and shut the door we don’t want the contact circuit board to get
banged around. So for us, we have a nice flat piece of a frame here. We
have already cleaned it and dried it to make sure that it will stick as
good as possible. What we’re going to do is mount it as close
to the top right corner as possible, and we’re going to put the magnet
on the actual door. On this door it may be hard to see in the video, but
you’re actually not totally in line with the magnet and the contact, however
this sensor can take a 3/4 inch magnet gap and still be happy, so even though
we are not totally in line, it will work. So when we open the door, the magnet slides
across, and we’re good. Now that we have verified our mounting location,
it’s as simple as peeling off this tape. With this sensor there is a bar
code sticker with the serial number of the device. It’s always good to
hold on to this, just in case during your installation, you want to make
sure you have the right serial number. You can even write patio right door where
you are going to be mounting it. We’ll hold on to that. And along the side
of the 5811 are two plastic tabs. That shows you on which side the magnet has
to go. It’s very important that you do it on the right side, because there
are no tabs on the other side, and the magnet will then not work. So now that we’re ready we’re going to simply
stick and press the contact to the door. Press hard so it stays, and then
we are going to peel off the magnet tape, the paper off the back of the
tape. You don’t have to hold on to that one, and then the magnet is ready
to be mounted. Align it directly with the two tabs, press,
and hold. Installation is done. The zone is happy right now. Open the door
and the panel says patio right door, which is what we programmed this zone
to be. Close the door. System is ready to be armed. So now that we have mounted the right side,
we just have to do the same thing on the left, so same idea. You want
it in the top left corner. You want to do the magnet on the door and the
contact on the frame. We remove the tape, careful to hold on to the bar code
sticker, and again right left door patio on there, careful to put the two
tabs that align with the magnet on the bottom side. Press and stick to the
frame, like so. Remove the backing from the tape on the magnet
and press and stick the magnet in line with the contact. In this position
the system is happy, ready to arm. You open the door and the panel
beeps and chimes and announces patio left door. Close it back up,
and we are done with the installation of our 5811 Wireless Door and
Window sensor. If you guys have any questions on how to install a 5811, please
give us a call or shoot us an email at [email protected]

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9 Replies to “Honeywell 5811: Installed on a Sliding Glass Door”

  1. It depends on the door. In the case of these french doors, they leave about 4 inches when fully opened. Most French doors have a gap like that.

  2. Question –  I have a Vista 20P alarm system and one of the window contacts which is a 5816 WMWH keeps registering as open and triggering the alarm, sometimes in the middle of the night.  I have changed the battery twice but it still keeps happening, so i decided to buy a new 5186 WMWH contact and try and replace it.   I ordered a replacement on amazon – a 5816 wireless (honeywell) and can easily replace it at its physical location on the window with double sided tape,  but cannot figure out how to program the new 5816WMWH into the Vitsa 20P and I am concerned I may screw up the other 24 contacts or their order or something.  Is there a simple way to just have the system read the new device and then swap it into the place of the faulty window contact within the system please?  Any advice would be much appreciated.  The company we used to install the alarm system went out of business and we live in a private community with a private police force that does the monitoring but will not do maintence.

  3. Hi Keith. Do you have an alphanumeric keypad currently? If you aren't sure, what does the keypad say in normal status?

  4. my opened door name " BACK DOOR " doesn't announced when opened. It was working fine before. How do I program it to sound?

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