I installed my Honeywell 5898 Dual Tec Motion Sensor, but I have no clue how to get the Panel to learn it in. Are there step by step instructions anywhere?
There should be a guide included in the motion detector’s box with more detail, but this should be all you need.
After finding an unused sensor in your programming, you’ll select as follows:
RF sensor X type : (04) interior follower
RF sensor X equipment type : (02) motion
RF sensor X equipment code : (0609) existing motion detector (this is in lieu of a better option, I don’t believe the 5898 has its own option listed)
RF sensor X serial number : This is where you’ll learn in the sensor or type in the serial number (I recommend the former)
RF sensor X equipment age : (0) new
RF sensor X loop # : (1) 1 (if you want pet immunity) or (2) 2 (if you want more sensitivity and no pet immunity) The insert with the sensor says:
Sensitivity – Remotely selectable
- Loop 1 = Pulse count 2 [50 lbs or 100 lbs of pet immunity]
- Loop 2 = Pulse count 1 [0 lbs of pet immunity]
RF sensor X dialer delay : (0) disabled
RF sensor X voice descriptor : Based on your selection; you can choose from those shown on page two of this cheat sheet
RF sensor X reports : (1) enabled
RF sensor X supervision : (1) enabled
RF sensor X chime : (00) disabled (we recommend this as most people don’t want their movements through the house announced by the panel, but there are cases in which using a voice descriptor or chime makes sense)
If you need to familiarize yourself with the programming process in general, this video for a thin door/window contact will at least show you the steps described above (obviously with directions for that different piece of equipment).
In order to learn in the sensor:
- Put the panel in learn mode by pressing “Shift” then “Learn” in the “RF sensor X serial number” section.
- Once the panel is in learn mode, all you should need to do is tamper the sensor by opening it up.
- Verify that the serial number that populated in the panel is the same serial number that is on the sticker of the sensor.