The 5869 Holdup Switch/Transmitter is a finger-operated RF transmitting device. It is typically mounted under a counter or money draw for inconspicuous operation. When the transmitter is activated, it emits an RF signal to the receiver. The security system control panel sends a burglary alarm to the central station when a RF signal is received from an enrolled Holdup Switch/Transmitter.
Once activated, the 5869 Holdup Switch/Transmitter can only be reset by the reset key. The 5869 also incorporates tamper switches that are activated when the cover is removed, or if the unit is forcibly removed from its installation location.