The HWF2-COM Commercial Fire Communicator (henceforth referred to as HWF2-COM) is a commercial Fire Alarm commu-
nicator that allows a Fire panel that previously reported by POTS to be upgraded to a system that uses the internet or cellular
means to connect to a central station.
This dual path communicator connects directly to the primary and secondary communication ports of a Fire panel's Digital
Alarm Communicator Transmitter (DACT). It offers three selectable reporting paths which include; Cellular only, IP only, or IP
primary/cellular backup. In addition, the communicator's power module (PowerBoost1) monitors and reports AC power loss,
and low battery conditions. All signals from the HWF2-COM communicator panel are delivered to Honeywell's AlarmNet Net-
work Control Center, which routes the information to the appropriate central station.
• Red Fire Cabinet and Back Plate
• Cam Lock with Key
• Dialer Capture Module
Compatible Fire Panels
The HWF2-COM is compatible with Fire Panels that use the Contact ID communication format as described in the SIA DC-05
NOTE: The HWF2-COM ONLY supports ECP mode due to the communication with the built in DCID. The 4204, 2-4204, or
Zone modes are NOT a supported feature.
After completing the field installation, verify communications with the central station is successful by sending several events.
Also, get confirmation that these events were received.
The HWF2-COM replaces the fire panel's POTS communications path. When an event occurs, the fire panel goes off-hook to
dial the central station. The HWF2-COM detects the off-hook condition and provides the fire panel with a dial tone. When the
fire panel detects the dial tone, it begins dialing the central station. The HWF2-COM considers the three second period after
dialing as the number dialing has been completed. After the dialing is completed, the Dialer Capture Module returns a hand-
shake to the fire panel.
The fire panel then sends the contact ID reports to the HWF2-COM, which in turn sends a kiss-off after the report is success-
fully received from the fire panel. Within the HWF2-COM, the Dialer Capture Module sends the contact ID reports over the
ECP bus to the Communicator. When all the reports are sent, the fire panel goes on-hook. The HWF2-COM then transmits
the messages to the central station (either over the internet or the cellular network).
To meet UL864/NFPA, ensure the following:
HWF2-COM must be installed in accordance with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards 70
HWF2-COM must be mounted in the same room and within 20 feet of the fire panel.
The Telco line wiring and the Power Transformer wiring must be routed through conduit.
HWF2-COM, and all equipment used for the IP connection (such as the router, hub, modem, etc.) shall be UL Listed,
must be powered from an un-switched branch circuit, and be provided with appropriate standby power.
HWF2-COM must use a 7AH battery (not supplied) to provide 24-hour backup capability.
• Two Antennas, Mounting Adapters
and 50-ohm (9.5in) coaxial cable as-
• Battery harness
• Wall Outlet Box (P/N K14358)
• Ferrite Filter
• LED Display board
• Mounting Rails (for above)
• Hardware Bag
• Transformer, 18VAC (N8167-1)