DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Add a User to a Honeywell L5100?
The L5100 can support up to 16 different codes. This includes an Installer Code, a Master Code and 14 additional secondary codes. Learn how to add users to an L5100.
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How Do I Program a Duress Code to my DSC Impassa?
To program a Duress Code to the DSC Impassa, first add in the appropriate code. Then apply the attribute for Duress. Learn more about adding a Duress Code to the DSC Impassa.
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How Do I Change the Battery in My Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
To change the IQ Panel 2 battery, the user must open the system and unplug and remove the old battery. The new battery can then be secured. Learn to change the IQ Panel 2 battery.
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What Happens On My Lyric Controller When AC Power Goes Out?
When AC power is lost on a Lyric Security System, certain features go dormant in order to conserve battery life. Learn more about how the Lyric System behaves during power loss.
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Is a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Zigbee Compatible?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 has limited functionality with Zigbee. By adding an IQ Card-IS daughtercard, the system can support Zigbee Image Sensors. Learn more about the IQ Card-IS.
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How Do I Enable the Built-In Glass Break Zone for the IQ Panel 2?
The IQ Panel 2 has a built-in glass break detector that triggers an alarm if activated while the system is armed. Learn how to enable the internal glass break for the IQ Panel 2.
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Can I Arm or Disarm a VISTA 20P Monitored Over Phone Line Remotely?
To arm or disarm a Honeywell System remotely, the system needs access to Total Connect. This cannot be done using a phone line alone. Learn more about the Total Connect service.
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How Much is Alarm Grid Security Per Month?
The cost of a monitoring plan from Alarm Grid depends on the features that the user receives. The most popular plan is $35 per month. Find out the price of alarm monitoring.
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How Do I Find the MAC and CRC on My Lyric Security System?
To find the MAC and CRC on a Lyric Security System, you will need to enter programming. This will require you to know the Installer Code. Learn to find the MAC and CRC on a Lyric.
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Do I Need a Phone Line for a Security System?
Alarm monitoring using a phone line is a generally discouraged practice. It is much better to use cellular connectivity or WIFI for monitoring. Learn more about alarm monitoring.
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