DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Difference Between the Installer and Dealer Codes on an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Installer Code on an Interlogix Simon XT is slightly more limited than the Dealer Code. There are certain actions that cannot be done using the Installer Code. Instead, these actions can only be accomplished using the Dealer Code. Learn more about the code authority levels on a Simon XT.
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What is the Difference Between the Installer and Dealer Codes on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Dealer Code on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System has slightly greater authority than the system's Installer Code. Some programming actions can only be performed using the Dealer Code. Learn more about the code authority levels on the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Alarm Systems.
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Is the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Compatible w/ Alarm.com?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 will work with Alarm.com as long as it is receiving active cellular monitoring service. A user can access Alarm.com to arm and disarm their system, check the current status of sensors and control Z-Wave devices. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and Alarm.com.
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Will a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Work w/o a Phone Line?
A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 uses WIFI and cellular connectivity to receive active monitoring service. The system has no way of using a telephone line connection. But this is not a concern, since WIFI and cellular service are both superior in every possible way. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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Will a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Work w/ Google Home?
Google Home provides support for Alarm.com. Since the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 works with Alarm.com, it can be controlled using voice commands sent through Google Home. The system must be synced with Alarm.com for this to be possible. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2 and Google Home.
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How Long Does a Siren Sound on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The siren for the IQ Panel 2 will continue to sound until either the system is disarmed or the Siren Timeout period expires. The Siren Timeout period can be adjusted from within the Siren and Alarms Menu. Learn how to adjust the Siren Timeout period for a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Alarm System.
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Can I Use Motions with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
Any wireless motion sensor will work with the IQ Panel 2, as long as it operates at a wireless frequency that is compatible with the system's daughterboard. The standard daughterboard accepts the 319.5 MHz frequency, but there are also others. Find out which motions work with the IQ Panel 2.
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Can I Use an LT-Cable w/ a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Alarm System?
The IQ Panel 2 comes with a cable for powering the system. However, it is also possible to use a Honeywell LT-Cable or any standard 18-gauge 2-conductor wire to power the system. The wire will connect the system to a 5.5V DC plug-in transformer. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2 and the LT-Cable.
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Can I Connect an Android Phone to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
An Android Phone can access Alarm.com to control a Qolsys IQ Panel 2. This is done using the Alarm.com Mobile App, which can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. The panel will need active cellular service to work with Alarm.com. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2 and Alarm.com.
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Will Alarm.com Work w/ a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 will work with Alarm.com as long as it is receiving active cellular monitoring service. A user can then access Alarm.com through any web browser or with the Alarm.com Mobile App to control their IQ Panel 2 System. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and Alarm.com.
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