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We have had a LYNXR-EN system for several years. I recently added a 5816 to our garage door in Zone Type 2 with an extended delay. Upon arming the system we occasionally get a fault code for this device. I have replaced the 5816 with a new one. Same result. I have run the "sniffer mode" test and it locates all sensors without issue. The control panel and the 5816 are approx. 30' from each other one two different levels. Any ideas as to correct this problem.

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  • tdavis8755 Jun 30, 2010

    The links to the Honeywell specs are helpful. I am going to purchase a 5800RP and see if this solves the problem. Thanks

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Do you have any other 5816 door / window sensor in the house or is this one on the garage the only one?

I get a feeling the garage door vibrates with wind and might be momentarily opening the reed switch. Can you check the firmness of the door at the point the switch is located.

Also generally wireless is prone to signal break especially if other devices at similar frequencies are used, eg. chord less phone, wireless routers etc.

Hard to put a finger on your observation. Try out the 5816 with a window on the same level as the control panel and see if similar false triggers take place.

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  • tdavis8755 Jun 29, 2010

    Yes, I have 5 other 5816's enrolled in the system with no issues. The garage door sensor is mounted on the door frame with magnet mounted to the door and weather has not been adverse.

    Is there a signal amplifier for this system?


  • Sam Jun 29, 2010

    I believe the 5800 family of sensors from Honeywell (Admeco) offers some local repeaters which could be wired up for collection of wireless sensors and monitored from a central control station like Lynxr.



    I believe it is the 5800RP. See installation guide. Not sure if the product is still available though. Found it on the Honeywell/ Ademco site but not enough instructions on how to connect to the Lynxr. Might need a direct wire connection so this could limit the location in your case.

    It is priced at about $120 at an Alarmsystem dealers site.



    Hope this is helpful. The other option is to temporarily change the location of your controller closer to the garage and see if there is any improvement. That way you can then suspect the signal strength reaching from the garage sensor. In which case investing in the repeater will be helpful.

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