DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Does Total Connect Have a Monthly Fee?
Total Connect is a special service that is included as part of certain alarm monitoring plans. Users pay a monthly monitoring fee for their alarm service. As long as they pay their monthly fee, they will continue to receive the Total Connect service. Learn more about Total Connect.
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Can I Add My Pre-Installed Wired Sensors to a Security Alarm?
Pre-installed hardwired sensors can be used with a new alarm system. This can save a user a large amount of money when upgrading to a new control panel. If the system is wireless, a wired to wireless converter will be needed. Learn more about using wired sensors with a new alarm system.
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What Is the Travelers Homeowner's Insurance Discount Given for Owning an Alarm System?
According to Travelers, a possible discount in one's homeowner's insurance for owning an alarm system is extremely dependent upon which state the policy is in. Certain factors are likely to make the discount larger, but this varies by state. Learn more about Travelers homeowner's insurance.
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What Is the Best No-Contract Alarm System for a House?
There are several alarm systems that are great for use in houses. We advise choosing a wireless system due to their overall ease of use and versatility. The choice of which system to use largely comes down to preference. All of our systems are no-contract. Learn more about choosing an alarm system.
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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs 2GIG GC3
The IQ Panel 2 is the flagship panel from Qolsys, while the GC3 is the latest offering from 2GIG. Both wireless systems will make for an excellent centerpiece to any security setup, with each possessing similar features. But which one is considered better? Continue reading to find out.
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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
The IQ Panel 2 is the latest offering from Qolsys, while the GC2 Go!Control is an older system from 2GIG. Although the IQ Panel 2 is more technically advanced by today's standards, both panels will function well in most modern security setups. Learn more about how these two systems compare.
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2GIG GC3 vs 2GIG GC2
Two of the most popular security panels from 2GIG are the GC3 and the GC2. The GC3 is considered to be 2GIG's flagship panel, while the GC2 is an older model. While the GC3 does offer some upgrades over the GC2, none of these upgrades make the GC2 obsolete. Learn more about the GC3 and the GC2.
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What Does Qolsys Mean?
Qolsys is a security company that is best known for their IQ Panel 2 security system. The company chose the name "Qolsys" because it is short for "Quality of Life Systems". It shows the commitment of Qolsys to always provide top-quality security systems. Learn more about Qolsys and their name.
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How Do I Replace My ADT Door Sensor's Magnet?
Replacing an ADT door sensor magnet is as simple as finding a compatible new magnet, taking the old magnet off the door and putting the new one in place. If you are just replacing the magnet, no programming changes will need to be made at the panel. Learn more about door sensor magnets.
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How Do I Install a Lyric Security System?
Performing a clean install of a Lyric Controller is actually a relatively simple process that can be completed by many end users with the proper tools. However, mounting the system onto a wall will require some wiring and some drywall cutting. Learn more about installing a Lyric Controller.
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