Alarm Sirens & Strobes Frequently Asked Questions

Which Wires Do I Use for My Siren?
A dual-tone siren will have three (3) wires, but you only use two (2) of them when connecting the siren. The other is left disconnected. Learn which wires to use for a siren.
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Which Wires Do I Use for My Siren?
A dual-tone siren will have three (3) wires, but you only use two (2) of them when connecting the siren. The other is left disconnected. Learn which wires to use for a siren.
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Does the Honeywell Lyric Controller Have a Siren in it?
The Honeywell Lyric controller has an 85 dB sounder that serves as its siren. There are louder sirens that can be added to the system if needed. Learn about the Lyric Siren.
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Does the Honeywell Lyric Controller Have a Siren in it?
The Honeywell Lyric controller has an 85 dB sounder that serves as its siren. There are louder sirens that can be added to the system if needed. Learn about the Lyric Siren.
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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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