DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Will an Interlogix Simon XT Work w/ Apple HomeKit?
A Simon XT cannot be used with Apple HomeKit because HomeKit does not support Alarm.com. But it can be used with Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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How Do I Change the Date and Time on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The date and time can be changed on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 by accessing system Dealer Settings. The Dealer Code is required. Learn how to change the date and time for the system.
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Does the Honeywell 5800C2W Work w/ the Lyric Controller?
The 5800C2W is a Honeywell 5800 Series Device. As such, it can be used with the Lyric Controller to support hardwired sensors. Learn more about the Honeywell 5800C2W.
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How Do I Create an Additional Login for My Alarm.com Account?
Alarm.com supports an unlimited number of logins for each of their accounts. It is recommended that each user have their own login credentials. Learn to create an Alarm.com login.
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How Do I Bypass a Zone Through Total Connect?
Users can bypass zones when arming their system through Total Connect. This can be done from the sensors menu on the main screen. Learn how to bypass zones through Total Connect.
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Why Is My Honeywell Lyric Displaying a 950 Comm. Trouble Error?
A 950 Comm Trouble error on a Lyric indicates that either the panel cannot see the cell communicator or the communicator is not registered. Learn to solve this issue on the Lyric.
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How do I determine if my SIM needs to be re-seated?
If a communicator is showing no signal where the signal should be good, or if all RSSI LEDs are flashing, the SIM may need to be reseated. Learn when a SIM re-seat may help.
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How do I add/remove text/email alerts in Total Connect?
Log into Total Connect 2.0 from a computer browser or the app. Go to Notifications > List. Enable or disable events as desired. Learn to control text/email alerts in Total Connect!
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Can I Arm/Disarm a DSC Impassa From My Phone?
If a DSC Impassa is connected with Alarm.com, then a user will be able to arm and disarm their system from their phone. Discover more about the DSC Impassa and Alarm.com.
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How Do I Change the Volume of a DSC Impassa?
The volume menu on a DSC Impassa is accessed by pressing [*] [6] [Master Code]. The volume is then adjusted using the arrows. Find out how to adjust the volume on a DSC Impassa.
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