Business Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best DIY Business or Home Security System?
There are many great DIY security panel for businesses and homes. The best one depends upon the needs of the user. Many users find the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to be a great DIY system. However, a VISTA Panel might work better if multiple partitions are needed. Learn more about choosing a security panel.
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What Does Qolsys Mean?
Qolsys is a security company that is best known for their IQ Panel 2 security system. The company chose the name "Qolsys" because it is short for "Quality of Life Systems". It shows the commitment of Qolsys to always provide top-quality security systems. Learn more about Qolsys and their name.
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How Do I Install a Lyric Security System?
Performing a clean install of a Lyric Controller is actually a relatively simple process that can be completed by many end users with the proper tools. However, mounting the system onto a wall will require some wiring and some drywall cutting. Learn more about installing a Lyric Controller.
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Are Alarm Grid's Reviews Real?
All of the product reviews and company testimonials featured on the Alarm Grid website are 100% real. This is also true of reviews on third-party sites. Keep reading to learn more.
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Can I Get Notified by My VISTA When an Alarm is Set Off?
A user can choose to receive text and email alerts from Total Connect that will notify them whenever an alarm event occurs on their VISTA system. To do this, the VISTA system must first be set up with the Total Connect platform. An internet or cellular connection is needed to connect to the service.
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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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How Do I Program a Wireless Zone on My Honeywell VISTA-21iP?
On the Vista-21iP, wireless zones are programmed through the *56 zone programming menu. You will need an Alpha Keypad, such as the 6160RF to program zones.
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How Do I Program the Alpha on My VISTA Panel?
Enter program mode, then press *82 to enter Alpha Descriptor Programming. Each zone can have up to a three word descriptor. Custom words can also be created.
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How Do I Program the Alpha on My VISTA Panel?
Enter program mode, then press *82 to enter Alpha Descriptor Programming. Each zone can have up to a three word descriptor. Custom words can also be created.
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Can I Use a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 w/o Alarm.com?
While the IQ Panel 2 can technically be used without Alarm.com, this is not recommended. Alarm.com is needed to notify the user about any alarms that occur.
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