DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add/remove text/email alerts in Total Connect?
Log into Total Connect 2.0 from a computer browser or the app. Go to Notifications > List. Enable or disable events as desired. Learn to control text/email alerts in Total Connect!
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How do I Use the 2GIG Easy Updater Tool to Update a GC2 Panel?
First, verify the GC2 has Firmware version 1.5 or later. Next, power down, and connect the Updater Tool to the GC2. Finally, power up, and press "Start". Learn to update the GC2.
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How Do I Upgrade My 2GIG GC3 to an LTE Communicator?
To upgrade the communicator on the 2GIG GC3, choose "Cell Radio Swap" from Settings. Tap "Begin", and follow the on-screen instructions. Learn to update the GC3 communicator.
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How Do I Upgrade My 2GIG GC2 to an LTE Communicator?
To upgrade the 2GIG GC2 to an LTE communicator, you must remove the old communicator. Then install the new one, and register it. Read on to learn about upgrading the 2GIG GC2.
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How Do I Add a Siren to the IQ Panel 2 Using the Hardwire 16 and 16-S?
The Qolsys Hardwire 16 and Hardwire 16-S have a 12VDC, 500 mA output that can be used to power a siren. This output can be used in conjunction with the panel's external siren trigger. Though the HW16/16-S can provide 500 mA of current, the panel's output is limited to 300 mA. Read on to learn more.
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Can I Make an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 cannot operate as a secondary Z-Wave controller. However, when a cellular communicator has been added to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5, the system will support Z-Wave home automation devices. Learn more about using Z-Wave with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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What Kind of Wire Do I Need to Use to Install a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 comes with a 5-foot wire that ends with a barrel connector. This barrel connector makes it very easy to connect to the panel. The other end connects to the transformer. A longer 18-gauge 2-conductor wire can also be used if desired. Learn more about powering an IQ Panel 2.
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Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Interlogix/GE Sensors send wireless signals at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. They will work with the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems since they accept incoming wireless signals at this frequency. Learn more about which wireless sensors can be used with the Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems.
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Does the Interlogix Simon XT Support Partitions?
It is not possible to use multiple partitions with the Interlogix Simon XT. The panel can only provide support for one single partition that represents the entire system. There is also no way to set different access for different user codes. Learn more about the Interlogix Simon XT System.
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How Long Does a Siren Sound on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The siren on a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System will continue to sound until the siren timeout period expires. This can be set from anywhere between 2 minutes and 254 minutes. It can also be turned off to have the siren sound indefinitely. Learn how to adjust the Simon XTi and XTi-5 siren timeout.
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