Business Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Monitored Alarm System Work?
Any monitored system is able to send out signals that alert others to system events. This is usually done through a cellular or IP connection. Learn more about alarm systems.
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Can I Arm/Disarm a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 From My Phone?
By using the Alarm.com interactive service, it is possible to arm and disarm a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 from an iOS or Android device. Learn more about Alarm.com and its benefits.
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Do I Need a Phone Line for a Home Security System?
Thanks to IP and cellular connectivity, a user does not need a phone line for a home security system. Learn about the communication paths used with alarm systems.
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What is Cellular Alarm Monitoring?
Arguably the best way for an alarm system to communicate is across a cellular network. This requires a cellular plan from a monitoring company. Learn about cellular monitoring.
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Are Wired or Wireless Alarm Systems More Secure?
When it comes to security systems, wired and wireless panels are equally as secure. A user can feel confident with either type of system. Learn more about alarm systems.
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Can I Monitor My VISTA 20P Remotely w/o Paying Or Using Total Connect?
In order to securely monitor a VISTA 20P System remotely, a user needs access to Total Connect. This requires paying for the service. Learn more about Total Connect 2.0.
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What is the Total Connect Platform?
Honeywell Systems are able to connect with an interactive service platform called Total Connect. This service is used for various system functions. Learn more about Total Connect.
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How Do I Find the Firmware Version on My 2GIG GC2 Panel?
The firmware version for a 2GIG Go!Control System is shown in the toolbox menu. The Master Code is needed to access this menu. Learn how to find the firmware version on a GC2.
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How Do I Pair an IQ Remote with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
An IQ Remote pairs with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 by connecting both the system and the keypad to the same WIFI network. Learn how to pair the IQ Remote with the IQ Panel 2.
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Can a Tuxedo Touch Text My Phone Messages?
The Honeywell Tuxedo Touch can be set up to send email notifications. This can be used to send SMS text messages to a phone. Learn to set up the Tuxedo Touch for text alerts.
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