DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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How Do I Use Resideo's New LynxTouch-MSD tool to Update my LynxTouch Panel?
Power the panel down. With the current firmware on the SD card, load the card into the tool. Attach it to the panel's edge connector, and power up. Learn to update the LynxTouch.
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How Do I Receive Sensor Notifications From My Lyric Alarm System in Apple HomeKit?
To receive notifications for a sensor in HomeKit, it must be enrolled with the Lyric. Only certain Response Types provide notifications. Learn how to use your Lyric with HomeKit.
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How Do I Turn Off Arm-Confirm on a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System?
The Arm-Confirm option for the Lyric is found in the Sounder Menu. Turning this option off will stop a loud tone when Arming Away using a fob or keypad. Learn about Arm-Confirm.
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What Does IP Fault Time Setting Do On a Honeywell Lyric Security System?
A good way to know if your Lyric Panel lost its WIFI connection is to use the IP Fault Time Setting. Learn about the IP Fault Time Setting and how it can inform you about IP loss.
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What Is in Installer Programming on the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System?
The Lyric Alarm System has an Installer Programming Menu that is used for making major changes to the system's settings. Learn about the Lyric Installer Programming Menu.
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