The Honeywell Home SiXCT is a wireless door or window alarm contact that is intended for use with control panels that support SiX-Series devices. In a matter of minutes, the SiXCT can be programmed and enrolled into the Lyric Controller (LCP500-L), Lyric Controller Canada (LCP500-LC), ProSeries (PROA7PLUS) or ProSeries Canada (PROA7PLUSCN) all-in-one wireless touchscreen control panel. Due to its SiX-Series Sensor Lock feature, once enrolled, the SiXCT contact cannot be used with another panel until it is removed from the current controller. Each SiXCT has a unique MAC number located on the sticker on the unit.
The SiXCT contact boasts a 300-foot transmission range, which is about 100 feet more than the previous Honeywell 5816 contacts so, now you may place your sensor's in those far away extra bedrooms. By using 128-bit AES encryption to prevent against RF jamming, rest assured your SiXCT open/close alarm signals are being sent and received securely by a SiX-Series compatible panel. The SiXCT also has front and back tamper protection, to prevent anyone from deliberately tampering with the enclosure. In the event, if either of the tamper switches is activated your SiX-Series controller will notify you with an alert. If you have Total Connect Interactive Services activated, you will also receive a text message and email notification directly to your smartphone. The SiXCT has LED indicators on the alarm contact for visual sensor notifications for programming and status.
The Honeywell SiXCT wireless contact can be installed and programmed in a few different ways. The first would be to install the contact using the magnet for complete wireless functionality. When choosing this installation, method make sure the magnet is between 0.75" - 1" or the sensor may not work correctly. The second installation method would be using the wired terminals on the inside of the SiXCT which is where you can wire a hardwired sensor with a max distance of 3 feet into the wireless SiXCT contact and have it send a wireless signal back to the SiX-Series panel.
The Honeywell SiXCT and 5816 are a bit different as to how they are programmed into the control panel. With older 5816 contacts, you would program two different zones using two different loop numbers. When programming a SiXCT that you would like to use as both a hardwired zone and a wireless zone, use the hardwired contact wired into its own zone and the wireless aspect would be programmed into its own separate zone labeled Reed. This is not the most common way to setup your SiX contact but, if it is not programmed correctly into the Six-Series controller it will not function properly.
A new feature of the Honeywell SiXCT wireless contact is its sensor health check and battery life. The transmitter will always report its battery status to the alarm control panel so the battery level can always be viewed on the ZONES screen. The SiXCT has upgraded its battery life to 5 years' typical use which is an improvement from the 5816 that had an estimated range between 3-5 years. Designed to conserve battery life, SiX sensors are normally operating in an ultra-low-power state (Radio off, LED's off). Several events can "wakeup" a sensor such as; change of state for an external input (reed switch), devices will also "wakeup" on a time-based interval, and time-based wakeups occurring every 30 seconds.
Honeywell SiXCT wireless sensors are a great addition to your home or business security system. These SiXCT sensor will protect you against intruders whether you are home or away. If the intruder opens a door/window and separate the magnet from the contact an exterior alarm condition will be triggered. You may be asking what if they decide to break the glass window or door instead? If you have a fear of an intruder breaking either your glass door or window, then you may want to think about adding a Honeywell Home SiXGB glassbreak detector which works as a sound detector for all UL-listed glass break frequencies. The SiXGB will also protect your whether you are home or away against exterior intrusion by means of broken glass. Another suggestion to be used in conjunction with the SiXCT is using the Honeywell Home SiXPIR motion detector. The SiXPIR is a great addition to a home or business security system, because no matter how or when an intruder breaks-in the motion sensor will play clean up by detecting any interior movement while you are away.