DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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How Do I Reset My 2GIG GC2 Alarm System's Password?
The Master and Installer Codes for a 2GIG GC2 will be reset to default following a factory reset of the panel. Learn how to reset the passwords for your 2GIG GC2 System.
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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 Loud is the Interlogix Simon XT Siren?
The siren in the Interlogix Simon XT is rated at a minimum of 85 db. If a user needs a louder siren, they can use a hardwired siren. Learn more about the Simon XT System siren.
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Can a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 be Self-Monitored?
It is possible to use self-monitoring with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. The user will get alerts about their system from Alarm.com. Learn more about self-monitoring and the IQ Panel 2.
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What is the Best Apartment or Condo Security System?
A great security system for an apartment or condo is the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. But there are many other wireless systems that will also work very well. Find out which panel to buy.
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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 Change the Date and Time for a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
To change the date and time on a Honeywell Lyric, you must use the Master Code to access the Date Time Menu. Learn how to adjust the system's date and time settings.
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What Is Alarm.com?
Many security systems will connect with Alarm.com so that they can be operated remotely. Learn more about the Alarm.com interactive service and its exciting features.
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