Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Change The Time On A Lyric Security System?
The date and time for a Honeywell Lyric Controller is changed from the Date Time Menu. The Master Code is needed to access this menu. Learn how to change the Lyric date and time.
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How Do I Turn the Chime Off On My Alarm System?
The process for turning off the chime differs between various alarm systems. Most systems have a volume setting for this purpose. Find out how to turn off your system's chime.
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How Do I Arm My Alarm System?
The process for arming an alarm system differs between wireless and hardwired systems. Both system types follow a simple process. Learn how to arm your alarm system.
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Does The 2GIG GC3 Have A Compatible Touchscreen Keypad?
The 2GIG GC3 is compatible with the 2GIG SP1 and SP2 Touchscreen Keypads. These touchscreen devices will both work with the GC3. Find out how to use a keypad with the GC3.
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Does the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Support Partitions?
Software Update 2.3.0 made it possible for the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to support partitions. The option is found within the Advanced Settings Menu. Learn about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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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 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 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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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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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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