Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Support Partitions?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is a single-partition system, and it does not support partitioning. There is no way to provide different access levels to different user codes. A different alarm system is needed if a user wants to set up multiple partitions. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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What is an Alarm System?
The centerpiece of a security setup is the alarm system. This serves as the control panel for the rest of the setup. When a sensor is activated, it reports to the alarm system. The alarm system will also report out to the user or a central station if ever necessary. Learn more about alarm systems.
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What is a Trouble Condition?
In the simplest terms, a trouble condition is an indication that something is wrong with the system. This could include a low system battery, an unplugged wall adapter, an activated tamper switch or anything else that would indicate something is wrong. Learn more about trouble conditions.
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What Is the Difference Between a Wired and Wireless Security System?
Security panels come in two main types. These are wired security systems and wired security systems. A wireless security panel is all-in-one, with a built-in display screen and a wireless receiver. For wired systems, these have to be added separately. Learn more about security systems.
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Which Systems Can Alarm Grid Take Over?
Alarm Grid will support any alarm system that we can take over. To take over a system, the user may need to know the panel's Installer Code and/or Master Code. In some situations, the user will need to replace the system's communicator. Learn more about what systems we can take over.
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What Does an Alarm Do?
An alarm tells the system to send out a distress signal to a central monitoring station and/or the end user. This allows for emergency help to be requested as quickly as possible. The type of alarm that occurs depends on the Response Type for the zone. Learn more about the function of alarms.
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What Is the Tamper On My Alarm System For?
The tamper switch is a very important feature on an alarm system. This feature tells the system to produce an instant alarm if someone tries to physically break into the panel while the system is armed. This prevents an intruder from powering down the panel. Learn more about tamper switches.
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Honeywell L5210 vs Qolsys IQ Panel 2
The Honeywell L5210 and the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 are both wireless all-in-one alarm systems. Both are great panels that offer easy user accessibility. But the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is the more robust of the two systems, and it provides more capabilities out of the box. Learn more about these two panels.
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What Is a Monitored Alarm System?
Any alarm system that receives active monitoring service is said to be a "monitored system". This is true whether the monitoring plan includes central station monitoring or self-monitoring only. The benefit of a monitored system is that it can send outbound signals. Learn more about alarm systems.
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Can I Use AlarmNet Total Connect on My DSC Security System?
It is impossible for a DSC Security System to use the Total Connect service. This is because Total Connect is designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Alarm Panels. However, a DSC System can use the Alarm.com service if a compatible communicator is added. Learn more about these systems.
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