I just got my 2gig system from suretydiy today and have a few questions about the setup.
First, I ordered a FF345 with the intent to monitor connected smoke/CO combo sensors (Nest Protect). The device arrived pre-configured in my panel and it appears to have one zone installed. From the manual that came with the device, they make it sound like you need to enroll smoke and CO separately. If I want both, I assume that you’ve probably enrolled for smoke and I will need to enroll separately (in a new zone) for CO? The current programming uses Loop 2; should I be using that for both devices? (I don’t have any idea what the different loop numbers are supposed to mean, and the 2gig install manual doesn’t really shed much light.) Additionally, from YouTube videos, it looks like the test cycle for the Nest devices just goes through one set of beeps for smoke followed by one for CO. Is that enough to set off the listener to make sure it’s working? Or am I going to have to do something special to make sure the listener is actually doing its job.
Second, I had a large number of Honeywell wireless window contacts (5811 and 5800MINI) in my (now dead) existing system. I’ve successfully enrolled all of them using type 3 (perimeter) and code 655 (existing door/window). What loop number should I use for these? Right now, they’re all on loop 1.
I’m additionally planning to add in 5 wired door contacts via a takeover kit. I assume I should follow these instructions?
Finally, I’m putting in a few Honeywell 5853s. These seem to have a pre-configured code in the GC3. Any special settings (loop number) there?