DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Bypassing a Sensor Accomplish?
Whenever you bypass a sensor before arming, the sensor that you bypass will essentially remain disarmed, while the other sensors will still arm as normal. You must individually set each sensor to bypass each time you arm your system. Learn more about bypassing sensors on a security system.
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What is the Best Alarm Keypad for a VISTA 20P?
When considering an alarm keypad for a Honeywell VISTA 20P, we recommend the 6160RF. The 6160RF is a great keypad that allows you to arm and disarm your system and make programming changes. It also conveniently includes a built-in wireless receiver. Keep reading to learn more about the 6160RF.
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What Window Sensors Work with Alarm.com?
Alarm.com will acknowledge any window sensor that has been set up with a properly synced panel. This includes both wireless and hardwired window sensors. You can use Alarm.com to view the current status of any window sensor that has been set up with the panel. Keep reading to learn more.
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Do I Need Monitoring if I Have Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com?
In order to use Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com, you will need to have a security panel that is actively monitored by an alarm monitoring company. Without monitoring service, you panel will not be able to connect with either of these services. Learn more about Total Connect 2.0 and Alarm.com.
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Is the Honeywell Lyric Z-Wave Compatible?
The Honeywell Lyric comes included with Z-Wave function. This allows the panel to sync with Z-Wave devices. These Z-Wave devices can be integrated into a user's home automation setup, and they can be controlled remotely using the Total Connect app. Learn more about Z-Wave on the Honeywell Lyric.
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Can I Program My Alarm Using Just Alarm.com?
The majority of panel programming cannot be conducted through Alarm.com. This includes enrolling new sensors and changing most settings Instead, most programming will need to be done on-site with the system itself. Learn more about Alarm.com and the features that it offers for security systems.
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How Do I Replace a Keyfob on a 2GIG Go!Control?
Replacing a keyfob on a 2GIG GC2 requires you to access system programming and then change the serial number of the old keyfob to the new one. You will need to know the system installer code to do this. Continue reading to learn the entire process for replacing keyfob on a 2GIG GC2 system.
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How Do I Test the 5800COMBO?
When testing the Honeywell 5800COMBO, you will want to start by first contacting your alarm monitoring company and placing your system on test mode. Then, you can individually test the smoke/heat detection and the carbon monoxide detection for the device. Learn more about testing the 5800COMBO.
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Can I Program My Alarm Using Just Total Connect 2.0?
Most alarm system programming is done at the panel and cannot be completed through the Total Connect 2.0 service. Total Connect 2.0 is mostly for interacting with your system once it has already been programmed, not for actually setting up the system. Read on to learn more about Total Connect.
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What Wireless Sensors Can I Use with the Honeywell Lyric Controller?
When looking for a new wireless sensor for a Honeywell Lyric Controller, you will want to choose a 5800 Series sensor or a SiX Series sensor. Any of these sensors will work well with the Lyric Controller. Check out the Alarm Grid website to find great wireless sensors for the Lyric Controller.
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