DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus vs. DSC Iotega
We recommend the IQ Panel 2 Plus over the DSC Iotega because the Iotega does not allow for local end user programming. Learn why the IQ Panel 2 Plus is superior to the Iotega.
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Can I Use the Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F to Power My Alarm Panel?
The Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F Wired to Wireless Converter needs its own transformer and backup battery. It cannot be used to power a panel. Learn about the Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F.
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Can I Program the Alarm Monitoring Account Information On a Honeywell L5210?
The process of programming account info is usually completed by a monitoring company. But an end user can also complete this process. Learn about programming account information.
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How Do I Toggle WIFI/IP and GSM as Primary on the Lyric Controller?
There is an option for setting the communication path in the Installer Tools Menu of the Resideo Lyric Controller. Learn how to set the Lyric Controller communication path.
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Resideo Lyric Alarm System vs. Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus
Two of the best security panels on the market today are the Resideo Lyric Alarm System and the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. Find out how these two security systems compare.
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How Do Alarm Systems Work?
A sensor sends a signal to a panel whenever it is faulted. Depending on the zone settings, the panel will then send out a signal to a central station. Learn how alarm panels work.
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What Is in 2GIG's 1.19 Firmware Upgrade
The 1.19 Firmware Update makes the 2GIG GC2 compatible with the newer LTE communicators. This is important for connecting with Alarm.com. Learn about 2GIG's 1.19 Firmware Upgrade.
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How Do I Learn a 5808W3 Into a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus?
A Honeywell 5808W3 Smoke and Heat Detector can be used with the legacy 345 MHz version of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. Find out how to learn a 5808W3 into an IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Deactivate My Alarm System?
You must deactivate your system with your existing alarm company if you want to bring it to a new company. New equipment may be needed. Learn how to deactivate your alarm system.
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What Is the Difference Between Arm Stay and Arm Instant?
When you set your system to Arm Instant, it will ignore any Entry Delay Periods. This means that an Entry/Exit Zone will cause an immediate alarm. Learn about system arming modes.
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