Qolsys IQ Panel - Adding Honeywell Sensors To The GE Wireless Translator

The GE Wireless Translator is used to convert Honeywell wireless sensors into compatible wireless signals.

This allows you to take your existing Honeywell Wireless Sensors with a system, like the Vista 20p or the Lynx Plus, and convert these sensors to a new IQ Panel.

1.  Open the package and remove the Translator, the two antennas, and the batteries.


2.  With the translator open, you’ll need to connect the antennas to circuit board. Start by loosening the screws on the two terminals at the top of the board. Connect the two antennas and tighten the screws on the terminals.


3.  Now, take the batteries and insert them into the battery compartment.


4.  Before we start enrolling the devices, make sure the transmitter is in a central area of the home. Plug the transmitter AC Transformer into a nearby outlet.


5. To program your sensors, you must prepare your panel. Start by selecting "Settings"


Enter your "Installer Code". The default code is "1111"


Select "Installation"


Select "Security Sensors"


Select "Auto Learn Sensor"



6.  Now, you need to enroll a sensor. You’ll notice on the translator’s board a button labeled “Enrollment” and 4 LED labeled “PIR”, Keyfob, Panic, and DWS.” Every time you press the enrollment button, one of the LEDs will light up.

Depending on your device, if it’s a door or window sensor, you’ll want to make sure the DWS is lit. If you have a Panic Key, the Panic LED must be lit. If you have a Keyfob, the Keyfob LED must be lit, and if you have a motion detector, the PIR must be lit.


7.  In this video I’m going to show you how to learn a door or window sensor into your system through the translator. With the DWS Led lit, remove the casing to your Honeywell Sensor. 


When you hear the panel beep, select "OK" on the pop message...


8. Here you will need to program the proper information for this device.

  • Sensor DL ID: Don't touch this option.
  • Sensor Type: Select the appropriate Sensor Type.
  • Sensor Name: Select an appropriate name or create a "Custom Description"
  • Chime Type: This allows you to apply a specific sound to your device when it’s used.
  • Sensor Group: This is used to change the behavior of the device. For door/window sensor choose “10” if you want an entry delay applied or choose “13” if you want no entry delay applied. For other devices, leave this option alone.
  • Voice Prompts: This allows you turn on or off the vocal chime.

When you're ready, select "Add New"


9.  From here, learn all of the rest of your devices and make sure the translator is also set properly with the device you are adding. 


After all of your devices have been enrolled, press the Enrollment button on the translator until the LED turns off. This takes it out of programming. 

10. Reconnect the cover on the Translator. Relocate the transmitter to a central area of the home and mount on the wall. You have completed the setup!



Check out the installation video below...

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