Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

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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Why Should I Get Home Security?
The most important reason to get home security is to protect yourself, your loved ones and all of your belongings. Another reason is to save money on your homeowner's insurance. Also many people get home security to use Z-Wave home automation. Learn more about what makes home security great.
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How Many Devices Connect to a 2GIG Panel?
The GC3 and the GC2 from 2GIG each support a different number of devices. The GC3 is capable of supporting 100 wireless zones, while the GC2 can only support 60 wireless zones. Both panels will support up to 232 Z-Wave devices. Find out how many devices a 2GIG alarm system can support.
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2GIG Vs. Honeywell
2GIG and Honeywell are both manufacturers of security systems. The biggest difference between the two is that Honeywell Panels use Total Connect as their interactive service platform, while 2GIG Panels use Alarm.com. Honeywell is also an older company than 2GIG. Learn more about these companies.
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How Long Is an Alarm Contract?
The length of an alarm contract is determined by the alarm monitoring company and agreed upon by the end user. At Alarm Grid, we are a no-contract monitoring company, and we do not lock our customers into any sort of contract. Learn more about why alarm contracts are a major hassle.
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Honeywell vs 2GIG vs Qolsys
Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys are three different manufacturers of security systems. Each of these companies produces outstanding panels that are designed for use with alarm monitoring service. Let's take a closer look at Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys and see what each company has to offer.
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Honeywell Lyric Controller vs. Honeywell LYNX Touch Systems
Honeywell is known for making great wireless all-in-one alarm panels. These panels include the new Lyric Controller and the LYNX Touch Systems. All of these panels operate in a similar manner. However, the Lyric is newer and more robust than the LYNX Touch Systems. Learn more about these panels.
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Honeywell Lyric Controller vs Qolsys IQ Panel 2
The Lyric Controller from Honeywell and the IQ Panel 2 from Qolsys are two of our most advanced alarm systems. They offer very similar performance and capabilities. However, they are manufactured by different companies, and they use different sensors and services. Learn more about these two panels.
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Honeywell L7000 VS Honeywell L5210
The L7000 and the L5210 are both wireless all-in-one panels from the Honeywell LYNX Touch Series. They are very similar panels that offer nearly identical features and capabilities. However, the L7000 is slightly more robust than the L5210. Learn more about these two Honeywell Security Systems.
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