Home Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Security Systems Better Than a VISTA-P Alarm System?
Users looking for a reliable hardwired system can receive great results from a VISTA System. But these have been largely replaced by wireless systems. Learn about VISTA Panels.
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How Do I Deactivate My Alarm System?
You must deactivate your system with your existing alarm company if you want to bring it to a new company. New equipment may be needed. Learn how to deactivate your alarm system.
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How Do I Use Resideo's New LynxTouch-MSD tool to Update my LynxTouch Panel?
Power the panel down. With the current firmware on the SD card, load the card into the tool. Attach it to the panel's edge connector, and power up. Learn to update the LynxTouch.
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How Do I Receive Sensor Notifications From My Lyric Alarm System in Apple HomeKit?
To receive notifications for a sensor in HomeKit, it must be enrolled with the Lyric. Only certain Response Types provide notifications. Learn how to use your Lyric with HomeKit.
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What Does IP Fault Time Setting Do On a Honeywell Lyric Security System?
A good way to know if your Lyric Panel lost its WIFI connection is to use the IP Fault Time Setting. Learn about the IP Fault Time Setting and how it can inform you about IP loss.
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Can I Update the Firmware On a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Alarm System?
It is very easy to apply new firmware updates to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2. This is used for unlocking new features and functions. Learn how to firmware update the IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Silence the Exit Delay on a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System?
The Lyric has a silent exit option when Arming Away. Choosing this option will silence the system during the Exit Delay countdown. Learn about the Honeywell Lyric Controller.
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How Do I Factory Reset My Honeywell L7000?
The L7000 has menu option in Installer Tools called "Default Config", which restores factory default settings. The whole panel will need to be reprogrammed. Learn about the L7000.
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How Do I Successfully Update The 2GIG Easy Updater Tool?
First you must update the updater tool, then plug it into the 2GIG Go!Control panel to be updated and allow the update to run. Learn to update the 2GIG Go!Control panel.
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Can I Change the Master Code Using the Installer Code on a Honeywell Lyric?
The Lyric System allows users to use the Installer Code to reset the Master Code to its default of 1234. They can then use that code to change the MC. Learn about the Lyric Panel.
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