Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Change the Volume on a Honeywell Alarm System?
The process for adjusting the volume on a Honeywell alarm system depends upon what type of Honeywell control panel is being used. A Honeywell touchscreen panel can have its volume adjusted from the settings menu, but a Honeywell Vista cannot. Learn more about adjusting a Honeywell panel's volume.
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How Do I Disarm My Alarm System?
In order to disarm an alarm system, it is necessary to know the Master Code or a valid user code for the security system. The exact process for disarming an alarm system varies between different types of security panels. Learn how to disarm your alarm system by following this helpful guide.
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What Is the Best No-Contract Alarm System for a House?
There are several alarm systems that are great for use in houses. We advise choosing a wireless system due to their overall ease of use and versatility. The choice of which system to use largely comes down to preference. All of our systems are no-contract. Learn more about choosing an alarm system.
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What are Master Codes and Installer Codes?
Master Codes and Installer Codes are very different. They each have different authority levels, and they are each used for different programming functions.
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How Do I Turn Off My Honeywell Alarm System?
There is no true off button on a Honeywell alarm system. To power down your panel, you must disconnect both its backup battery and its plug-in transformer. Then check the panel's keypad or its display screen to make sure that it is off. Learn more about shutting down a Honeywell alarm system.
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Honeywell Lyric Security System vs. 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
While the Honeywell Lyric Controller is the newer and more modern system, the 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control) keeps up with it relatively well. The Lyric offers a larger touchscreen than the GC2. Also, the Lyric can use encrypted sensors, while the GC2 cannot. Learn more about these two security panels.
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Honeywell Lyric Security System vs 2GIG GC3
There are surprisingly few differences between the Lyric Controller and the 2GIG GC3. Both are the flagship security panels from their respective manufacturers. Either one is an excellent choice as the centerpiece for a home or business security setup. Learn more about these two great panels.
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Who Makes the Best Home Security Systems?
It is a subjective opinion as to which company makes the best security systems. However, Honeywell has a proven track record, having produced several excellent security systems through the years. Qolsys has also had recent success with their IQ Panel 2. Learn more about security system companies.
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Can I Program My Alarm Using Just Alarm.com?
The majority of panel programming cannot be conducted through Alarm.com. This includes enrolling new sensors and changing most settings Instead, most programming will need to be done on-site with the system itself. Learn more about Alarm.com and the features that it offers for security systems.
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How Do I Check the Firmware Version on My 2GIG GC3?
The current Firmware Version of your 2GIG GC3 system can be found under System Info And Usage which can be accessed from the home screen of the GC3 panel.
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