Honeywell announced a production milestone for one of the security industry's most widely used wireless devices. The company has produced its 50-millionth wireless transmitter used to help security systems provide additional safety, convenience and protection for homes and businesses. The transmitter technology is used in the 5800 series of wireless security and life safety products, which includes carbon monoxide, glass breaks, motion detectors, door contacts, and key-fob transmitters.
"In every technology sector, wireless communication continues to pave the way for innovation that makes businesses and everyday lives run smoother, the security industry is no exception,” said Ken Addy, CTO, Honeywell Security. “The use of wireless intrusion technology will continue to grow, representing great opportunities for dealers offering easier installation and more-reliable protection. This production milestone is a testament to wireless and the highly visible role we expect it to continue playing in our industry.”
Today's wireless-enabled devices are more flexible and reliable with capabilities such as sending alarms, tamper status, maintenance reminders and battery condition messages to a system receiver. The combination of extended battery life, reliable transmission over long distances and simple installation has steadily increased the number of wireless systems in the security technology industry. With Honeywell continuously working to refine and evolve the technology over the course of 15 years, the 5800 Series has grown to include more than 50 products used in residential and commercial applications.
Additionally, wireless intrusion devices have fueled new recurring monthly revenue (RMR) opportunities within the dealer/integrator community. Wireless devices like environmental sensors, asset protection devices and outdoor motion sensors represent significant up sell opportunities which dealers can use to increase the value of a sale, while also helping consumers solve everyday problems and driving additional RMR when used with enabling technologies like Honeywell's Total Connect.