Alarm Sirens & Strobes Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Use a Qolsys IQ Siren With a 2GIG GC2 System?
The Qolsys IQ Siren learns-in with the 2GIG GC2 as a binary switch. You need to set up special rules for it to function as a siren. Learn how to use an IQ Siren with a GC2.
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How Do I Add a Siren to a Honeywell VISTA System Using a 4204 Relay Module?
A Honeywell 4204 Relay Module can be used to activate a hardwired siren instead of a VISTA Panel's bell output. Learn how to use the 4204 Relay Module with a wired siren.
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How Do I Add a Siren to My Honeywell VISTA Alarm System?
A wired siren will use terminals 3 and 4 on a VISTA Panel. No extra equipment is needed, as long as you do not exceed the Alarm Output. Learn how to add a siren to your VISTA.
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How Loud Should My Siren Be?
When installing a new system, you should make sure that the siren can be heard throughout the premises. Most sirens are at least 85 decibels. Learn about alarm system sirens.
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How Do I Use the Qolsys IQ Siren with a Honeywell LYNX Touch?
A Honeywell LYNX Touch System can support the IQ Siren after an L5100-ZWAVE module has been added. Smart scenes must be created. Learn how to use the IQ Siren with a LYNX Touch.
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How Do I Add a Siren to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Using the Hardwire 16-F?
The Qolsys Hardwire 16-F acts as a wireless relay between the wired siren and the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 System. Learn how to add a wired siren to the IQ2 through the Hardwire 16-F.
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What is a Self-Contained Siren?
Self-contained sirens should not be confused with standalone speakers. Unlike a speaker, a true siren has a built-in siren driver. Learn about self-contained sirens.
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Is the Qolsys IQ Siren Compatible with a 2GIG GC3 Alarm System?
The Qolsys IQ Siren learns-in with a 2GIG GC3 Alarm System as a standard Z-Wave device. It will automatically activate when the panel goes into alarm. Learn about the IQ Siren.
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How Loud is the Z-Wave IQ Siren for the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Z-Wave IQ Siren provides a viable option for increasing the maximum siren volume of the IQ Panel 2. The standard internal siren for the IQ Panel 2 operates at 85 dB. But the Z-Wave IQ Siren can produce sounds up to 105 dB. This is about as loud as a motorcycle. Learn more about the IQ Siren.
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Can I Add a Wired Siren to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
A wired siren can be added to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 system. The device connects to the siren outputs on the back of the IQ Panel 2. The siren is powered using any 12VDC plug-in transformer. Once installed, it will function automatically. Learn more about using a wired siren with an IQ Panel 2.
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