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April 6, 2017

Announcing the Release of the Honeywell 5800COMBO

Honeywell 5800COMBO

Honeywell 5800COMBO

The Honeywell 5800COMBO is a wireless Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) combination detector intended for use with wireless alarm systems that support 5800 series devices.

Honeywell 5800COMBO Review

• Multi-Criteria Sensing uses four sensing elements to react faster while minimizing false alarms. The photoelectric smoke sensor detects airborne smoke particles and the Carbon Monoxide (CO) sensor detects smoldering fires. The Infrared (IR) sensor measures ambient light and flame signatures, such as flame flicker. Lastly, the Thermal detection monitors for a dangerous rise in temperature.

• Low-Temperature sensing: senses ambient temperature and reports if the temperature goes below 41°F (5°C). • CO Detector End-of-Life reporting (detector needs replacing)

• Smoke detector maintenance reporting (detector needs cleaning)

• Low Battery Detection – If a low battery is detected, the transmitter sends a low battery signal to the control panel. In addition, the status LED will blink amber every 10 seconds. This condition will exist for a minimum of 7 days, and then the detector’s horn will “chirp” about every 45 seconds. Pressing the test switch during this time will initiate Voice instructions. The battery should be replaced BEFORE the chirps begin. Be sure to replace all of the batteries. The 5800combo uses Four 3-volt CR123A Lithium Batteries which are included replace with Panasonic CR123A ONLY. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.

• Voice Status of Smoke/CO/Battery Life

• Listed to UL standard 2075

• Supervised

• The 5800COMBO has a wireless range of 200ft nominal

• LED Indicator’s – The 5800COMBO has a multi-color top LED. LEDs provide multicolor visible distinctive annunciation of detector states. Green = Supervisory indication; blinks during power on, reset, and during normal operation, Amber = Signal maintenance and trouble events Red = Alarm condition (either Smoke or CO) Side LED windows to indicate alarms: red = smoke blue = CO

•Test/Hush buttons • Surface mount to wall or ceiling

•Optional drywall anchors included

•The 5800COMBO contains an 85dB piezoelectric horn which generates the ANSI S3.41 temporal 4 patterns for CO alarm and temporal 3 patterns for smoke/thermal alarm.

•Drift Compensation -The Built-in Drift compensation automatically adjusts the sensitivity of the detector so that normal accumulation of dust in the chamber will not cause a sensitivity trouble signal. Once the detector reaches its limit of compensation, it transmits a maintenance signal to the panel.

•Auto Enroll Mode – The serial number of the 5800combo can be enrolled by removing the unit from its base and press the corresponding Smoke and/or CO TEST buttons for one second until loop 1 is enrolled. The unit will send 2 signals automatically so it is unnecessary to trip the test button twice. The smoke and CO have separate serial numbers. The CO serial number will be one digit higher than the smoke serial number. The sticker on the unit will show the first s/n.

NOTE: If the last digit of Serial Number 1 is a 9, Serial Number 2 will be one digit higher than the last two numbers of Serial Number 1, for example, if the last 2 digits of the SN are 39, Serial Number 2 will end with 40.

•This detector is manufactured with a long-life electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor. Over time the sensor will lose sensitivity and will need to be replaced with a new carbon monoxide detector. This detector’s lifespan is approximately ten years from the date of manufacture. The user should periodically check the detector’s replacement date. Remove the detector from its base and check the replacement date label on the underside of the detector. The sticker indicates the date that the detector should be replaced. When the Detector senses it has reached the end of life the LED will Double Blink Amber every 3 seconds. After 30 days, the sounder will also chirp every 45 seconds. Residential Panels (ie:20P, Lynx Touch, Lyric) will show Trouble in the zone and report CID E380, Commercial V-Plex Controls will not indicate End of Life unless Loop 2 is programmed as a Trouble/Aux EOL Supervision zone.


November 19, 2015

Honeywell L5210: Introduction to the Wireless Alarm System

This video is to introduce the all new Honeywell LYNX Touch L5210 wireless alarm system. This system features a 4.3 inch high definition touch screen display with words and icons that are very large which makes it easy for you to navigate and understand the menu driven navigation system. This system has 2 hard button keys – which makes it easy to access the home screen and emergency functions if necessary. The activation of GEOARM’S total connect 2.0 with these systems can offer you some very handy add-on features such as emergency tornado warnings and traffic alerts. The L5210 display will allow you to view up to one camera on the actual display as long as you have the L5100 WIFI CARD internalized. Supported cameras are as follows ipcam-wo, ipcam-wi2 and the ACU “analog converter unit”.  If you only wish to view the camera from your smart device than any of the L5210 wireless kits that support tc2.0 will work beautifully with your supported cameras! With this system you will get a high level of functionality with z-wave Technology. This means you can control and automate your thermostats, garage doors, lights, locks, sirens and water valves from the actual panel itself or while using the Honeywell total connect 2.0 applications. Don’t forget to activate your APL or advanced protection logic also known as SMASH PROOF (This feature CAN BE ADDED TO INTERNET, CELLULAR OR DUAL PATH VERSIONS ONLY.


–              Randomized lighting control– This is perfect if you are going out of town and want to set a light schedule to make it seem as if you are home at night (you must have the home automation card and services for this feature to work.)

–              Rf jam detection- the system will alert you of a trouble if Someone tries to tamper with the radio frequency.

–              Night stay mode – CLICK THE BOX ON YOUR SCREEN TO view A VLOG ARTICLE for more information

–              Exit error feature which is where the system is able to differentiate between an actual alarm and an exit alarm where a door was left open after the exit delay process.


–              64 programmable zones with an additional 16 dedicated key fob zones

–              32 user codes including (installer, master and 30 secondary codes, including duress and guest)

–              A View able event history which will store up to 128 previous events

–              Neat feature 10 select able chime types – to differentiate zones by sound

For overall user friendliness GEOARM SECURITY is able to program your system remotely so no need to physically program your alarm system anymore which means less time and hassle!

The Five packages are as follows

– Phone line AND VOIP

– Wi-Fi

– Broad band

–  Cellular

– And Dual path version

The most reliable versions will be the cellular and dual path system’s because the internal cellular module is powered off of the panels’ backup battery so in the event the power goes out your system can still report to us. For the easiest DIY installation GEOARM offers the L5000dm desk mount and the LT cable both of these items in tandem will simplify any DIY installation. (Perfect for apartment or condo rental’s where you don’t want to damage the units.) For more information on the Honeywell LYNX Touch L5210 wireless security system contact us at or by calling us at 1-877-443-6276


June 29, 2015

Honeywell LYNX Touch L7000 5834-4EN: DIY How to Program Sensor?

Today we are going to show you how to program a 5834-4EN 4 button key transmitter into the LYNX Touch L7000 wireless security system. The first thing we are gonna do is select security, more, tools, default installer code ” 4112″. Now you want to select the button that says program, select the button labeled keys. Now you will see that there are no items to display select add new. Make sure the key type that is selected is 4 button because this transmitter has 4 buttons. Now you will want to assign a user we will use master for now. Now its time to learn the serial number in once that is selected. Use button one or the “arm away” button to learn the serial number in. You will be pressing this button in 3 sequences.

Press and hold the arm away button once, the system will acknowledge. Press the arm away button once again, now you will see the serial number and the loop number appear. Verify that the serial number and loop number are learned correctly with the 5834-4EN programming guide located inside the manufacturer box. Once you have verified this information click the arm away button one final time and this will bring you back to the programming section. Now you want to look at the bottom 4 boxes in this guide these will be the actions for the buttons. To the top left is arm away or button 1, button 2 is for disarm, button 3 is for arm stay “deactivating motion detectors”. The last box or button 4 comes un programmed. What we like to do at GEOARM security is program this as a 24 hour audible panic. To do this click the no response button, locate 24 hour audible siren and select that. After the completion of this select save and it is time to back out of programming to test your key fob buttons to verify all of your keys work the way you like them to.

For the best alarm monitoring around for your new or existing alarm system contact us


June 22, 2015

Honeywell L5200: DIY How to Reset the Installer Code?

A common mistake diyers make while using there Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200 wireless security system is they access the programming mode and end up locking themselves out when done. This occurs because when exiting programming mode the system will always ask you if you would like the installer to access programming mode again. Typically you are supposed to say yes and then back out. Some people tend to rush through programming and end up saying no. This will not allow you to get back into programming mode.  This video will show you how you can correct this issue. As the video shows you want to make sure your system’s back up battery is unplugged. Once this has been completed you than want to unplug the transformer for a few seconds. Go ahead and plug the transformer back into the outlet. The system will go through a startup procedure this is normal. Once the system loads you will see the red standby notice at the top of the screen. At the time you see this hold down the unlock key for three seconds,  you will notice the digital keypad pops up. From this point you will enter clear 0,0 at this point your system will take you to the area where you enter programming. Now you should be able to select program, if it allows you to do this you have completed the process successfully! Just make sure anytime in the future when leaving programming mode that you always say yes to allow installer back into programming!


March 24, 2015

Honeywell’s APL “Advanced Protection Logic”

Hey Everyone Brad Finger here with GEOARM Security. Today we will be talking about Honeywell’s proprietary APL or (Advance Protection Logic.) which is available with LYNX Touch and LYNX Plus L3000 Wireless Security systems.The L3000 must have a revision number of 21.10 or higher to utilize this feature.
Now,In most homes people will set there most frequent points of entry on delay mode. This is where you enter your home and the system gives you around 30 seconds to disarm before it goes into an alarm. Since the brains of the system are all consolidated into the panel there is a risk in placing your panel near one of these delayed zones. If an intruder was to break into your home through one of these delay zones they could run in, grab the system, and either smash it or throw it in a bucket of water rendering the system. Luckily with professional monitoring through GEOARM and the activation of the APL your system will send a ping to our central monitoring station every time one of these delay doors is opened letting us know the system is ok. Once you enter your 4 digit disarm pass code we will receive another signal letting us know you have disarmed your system and it is still in tact. If we don’t receive this final ping we will than treat it as an alarm and reach out to the emergency contact list provided by the client and dispatch if protocol calls for that. In our opinion this feature is a very important feature to activate on your system. If you have any questions please contact us 1-877-443-6276 and be on the look out for many more video blogs to come your way!
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