DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Arm My Alarm System?
The process for arming an alarm system differs between wireless and hardwired systems. Both system types follow a simple process. Learn how to arm your alarm system.
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How Do I Default a Honeywell SiXMINICT?
By defaulting a Honeywell SiXMINICT, the sensor's memory will be erased so that it can be learned-in with a new Lyric System. Find out how to default a Honeywell SiXMINICT.
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How Many Hardwired Zones Are On a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The IQ Panel 2 has two inputs for normally closed hardwired devices. Additional hardwired devices can be added using a wired to wireless converter. Learn more about IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Add a Wireless Zone to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
Wireless zones are added to an IQ Panel 2 by putting the system into learn mode and then activating the sensor to enroll it. Find out how to add a wireless zone to an IQ Panel 2.
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Are Qolsys Smoke Detectors Compatible w/ Google Home?
A Qolsys Smoke Detector will not work with Google Home devices. Only the alarm system itself can work with Google Home. Learn why a Qolsys Smoke is incompatible with Google Home.
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How Do I Get My System to Text Me when a Gate is Opened?
If your system is set up with an interactive service, you can receive text alerts when a sensor is activated. Find out how to get your system set up with an interactive service.
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How Do I Program the Honeywell 5806W3 to the Lyric Security System?
The Lyric Controller has a wireless enrollment mode for learning-in wireless sensors like the 5806W3 Smoke Detector. Find out how to enroll this device with the Lyric Controller.
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Are 2GIG's Smoke Detectors Compatible w/ Google Home?
Life-safety devices, like smoke detectors, do not work with Google Home. The security system can interact with Google Home, but the smoke detectors can't. Learn about Google Home.
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How Do I Program the Honeywell 5800COMBO to the L7000?
The 5800COMBO is programmed with multiple zones on an L7000. Zones can be used for smoke/heat, CO detection, freeze and maintenance. Find out how to use a 5800COMBO with an L7000.
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How Do I Get Remote Access to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
A user can gain remote access to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 by using the Alarm.com interactive service. This requires a cellular monitoring plan. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2.
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