DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Control the Lights Using my Lyric Gateway Unit?
The Lyric Gateway can control Z-Wave lights and switches with its built in Z-Wave controller. Learn how to set up and use the Z-Wave lights with the Gateway.
Added:

Can Apartment Dwellers Install a Security System?
Yes, installing a wireless, self contained security system makes it easy for apartment dwellers to do. Find out why a wireless security system is ideal
Added:

Can a VISTA Security System Use 2 Wireless Receivers?
The number of receivers supported by a Vista panel depends on the panel used, as well as other factors. Find out how many wireless receivers are supported.
Added:

What Interactive service Works w/ Honeywell Systems?
Alarm users now are more sophisticated, and want the ability to see and control their system remotely. See which services work with Honeywell Systems.
Added:

Can I Use a 3GL GSM on a Honeywell L5100?
No, the 3GL is not compatible with the Honeywell L5100 control panel. There is a 4G compatible GSM. Find out which 4G cellular communicator is compatible.
Added:

Has the Honeywell L5200 Been Discontinued?
The Honeywell LYNX Touch 5200 wireless all-in-one system has been discontinued. It has been replaced with the Honeywell L5210, which provides similar function.
Added:

How do I Program Z-Wave Devices to an L5100?
The Honeywell Lynx Touch L5100 control panel requires a L5100-ZWAVE module to support Z-Wave devices. Find out how to include a Z-Wave device to the L5100.
Added:

How Do I Connect A 5800WAVE To My 2GIG GC3?
The GC3 panel supports most Honeywell 5800 series wireless devices, but does not support the 5800Wave wireless siren. Read on to find compatible alternatives.
Added:

How Do I Change the Battery on My Honeywell L7000 Security System?
The backup battery is located directly behind the touchscreen inside the Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 keypad. Find out the best approach to replacement here.
Added:

How to wire the trigger on the 2GIG GC3?
The GC3 has one open collector output, which can be programmed to activate under various system conditions. See how the Open Collector output works on the GC3.
Added: