Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Home More Secure
26 Dec 2019
04 Apr 2018
Do you have a Honeywell alarm system at home? Honeywell is an industry leader in surveillance technologies, so you made the right choice for your home security. An alarm system component worth noting under this brand is the Honeywell security keypad.
Why a properly functioning keypad is important
A keypad allows you to easily control your home security system's functions according to your preferences. It's useful for programming your Honeywell security panel, such as when you need to change the master code or assign new codes to family members. More importantly, they come with four programmable function keys to press during a fire, break-in, or medical emergency.
When your Honeywell security panel keeps on beeping, just a few keypad presses will silence the noise.
Honeywell keypads come in different types: touchscreen, wired, wireless, and voice-activated. Regardless of the keypad type you have at home, it's important to know what to do when it doesn’t work properly and when it needs to be replaced.
Here's a basic troubleshooting guide for every homeowner that has a Honeywell security panel.
How to troubleshoot a blank Honeywell security keypad
Does your keypad display nothing on the screen? If your security panel doesn't respond to keypad inputs, it could mean that your home security system has an electrical problem that keeps it from getting AC power.
Take these steps to fix a keypad that's completely blank and unresponsive:
After you've done all these steps and still there's no keypad display at all (and the power indicator is not lit), you may need to replace your keypad. Read on to learn more about installing a new Honeywell keypad.
How to replace a worn-out keypad with a Honeywell security keypad
Honeywell keypads wear out over time. Once it does, your security system won't respond no matter how hard you press the keys on the keypad. In that case, replace your old unit immediately with a new Honeywell security keypad.
Here are the basic installation steps:
For a more detailed procedure (for Honeywell 6150 and 6160 keypads), check out this Honeywell keypad installation guide.
How to check for trouble on a Honeywell security keypad
When you see the word "CHECK" on your keypad's display and hear your Honeywell security panel beeping, it means a trouble condition in your system. To stop the beeping sound, just press any key. For some Honeywell models, silencing the beeping requires entering the user code followed by the OFF key.
If the screen displays "BAT" with a zone number with a beeping sound every minute, a battery on the wireless zone displayed is running low or has drained. You can do the Honeywell security panel battery replacement yourself.
When the screen displays any of these trouble codes, call for service immediately. You can find your local service representative's contact details on your Honeywell security panel user guide or manual.
Here's a video tutorial on identifying trouble codes on Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210:
How to reset a Honeywell security panel
Once you have resolved the issue with your Honeywell keypad, you'll need to reset the security panel to clear the trouble condition message.
Here's how to do it:
Keep your Honeywell security keypad working fine all the time. These troubleshooting tips will come in handy when you need to fix or replace your keypad.
26 Dec 2019
my Honeywell alarm system screen says “not ready” and I cannot set the alarm…the alarm is lighted so it shouldn’t be the battery…how can I fix this