Encrypted Door Alarm Sensors Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the 2GIG Encrypted Sensors?
2GIG from Nortek manufacturers encrypted wireless sensors that are designed for use with the 2GIG GC2e and 2GIG GC3e Systems. Learn about the 2GIG Encrypted Sensors.
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Are Door and Window Contacts Tamper Proof?
Most door and window contacts have protections put in place to prevent intruders or other people from tampering with them. Find out how door and window contacts are tamper proof.
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Where Can I Buy Door Contacts for My Alarm System?
Alarm Grid sells all the door contacts you need for your alarm system. We offer hardwired and wireless contacts in surface-mount and recessed varieties. Learn about door contacts.
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Where Can I Buy Alarm Contacts?
Alarm Grid offers all of the door and window contacts you need for your alarm system. We offer door and window sensors of all types. Learn about our alarm contacts.
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How Does a Door Contact Sensor Work?
The typical door contact consists of a sensor and a magnet. When the door opens, the magnet separates from the sensor. The sensor then alerts the panel. Learn about door contacts.
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What is a Door Contact Sensor
Alarm systems use door contact sensors to know whether or not doors are opened or closed. This is important for monitoring building activity. Learn about door contacts.
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How Do I Default a Honeywell SiXCT?
Honeywell SiX Series Sensors, like the SiXCT, can be defaulted so that they can be learned in with a new Lyric System. Find out how to default a Honeywell SiXCT Contact.
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Can I Use Door/Window Sensors on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The standard daughterboard for the IQ Panel 2 will accept sensors that communicate at the 319.5 MHz frequency. This includes any door and window sensors. If a different daughterboard is added, the sensors will need to operate at a different frequency. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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How Does a Door/Window Alarm Sensor Actually Work?
Most door and window sensors work in the same manner. These devices consist of both a sensor and a magnet. When the door or window opens, the magnet will become separated from the sensor. This will cause the sensor to send a signal to the security system. Learn more about door and window sensors.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell SiXCT
The Honeywell 5800MINI and the Honeywell SiXCT are both surface-mount door and window contacts from Honeywell. They operate in roughly the same manner. However, the two sensors use different communication methods, and they are compatible with different panels. Learn more about these two sensors.
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