DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

What Sensors Work with a Honeywell L5210 & L7000?
If you are using wireless sensors with a Honeywell L5210 or L7000, you will generally want to use sensors from the Honeywell 5800 Series. All of the 5800 Series sensors will work with these systems. You can also use a 5800C2W to use hardwired sensors if desired. Read on to learn more.
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Why Won't My Keyfob Disarm My 2GIG System After a Panic Alarm?
After a panic alarm has been activated on a 2GIG system, the system must be disarmed from the panel itself. This involves entering in the Master Code or any valid user code. For security purposes, disarming with a keyfob is not possible after a panic. Learn more about disarming a 2GIG system.
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How Do I Open My 2GIG GC2 Security System?
To open up a 2GIG GC2 panel, you will need a flathead screwdriver. Lay the system face down, and use the screwdriver to release the latches that hold the back cover in place. Once both latches have been released, you can pull the back cover off. Learn more about opening up a GC2 system.
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Can I Connect a GC2 to Alexa?
The 2GIG GC2 system connects with Alexa through the user's Alarm.com account. The user will need to enable the Alarm.com Smart Home skill to use Alexa to control their GC2. From there, they must link their Alarm.com account information with the app. Learn how to control the GC2 using Alexa.
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Can I Connect a GC3 to Alexa?
A 2GIG GC3 is able to connect with Alexa through the user's Alarm.com account. The Alarm.com Smart Home skill must be enabled through the Alexa app before the Alexa device will be able to control the GC3. The user will need to link their Alarm.com account with the app. Read on to learn more.
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Can I Add Sensors to My Home Alarm on My Own?
Programming sensors to a home alarm system is a task that can be completed by an end user. To do this, the user will need to know the Installer Code for their system. This code will allow the user to access zone programming so that they can program a sensor. Learn more about adding sensors.
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What is the Default Installer Code for a Lynx Plus L3000?
Like many Honeywell systems, the default installer code on a Honeywell L3000 is 4112. While you can change the installer code, doing so is not necessary. This is because keeping the installer code on an L3000 at its default does not present a security risk. Read on to learn more about this code.
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What Is the Difference Between 5800 Wireless Technology and Z-Wave?
Honeywell 5800 Series wireless sensors primarily consist of security and life-safety devices, while Z-Wave devices are generally for home automation purposes. Z-Wave devices can be controlled remotely using an interactive platform, such as Total Connect. This is not possible for 5800 Series devices.
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Are Old Honeywell Hardwired Contacts Compatible w/ Modern Systems?
It is possible to use old Honeywell hardwired contacts with a newer security panel, such as a LYNX Touch or a Lyric Controller. This can be done with a wireless converter, such as the Honeywell 5800C2W. The security devices will connect to the 5800C2W, which will use a wireless zone with the system.
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What is the Best Wired Security Control Panel?
Users who are looking for a wired security control panel should strongly consider the VISTA-21iP. This system includes all of the functionality of the impressive VISTA-20P, with added IP connectivity. Once paired with a 6160RF keypad, the VISTA-21iP will be ready for almost any basic security use.
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