Home Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the American Family Insurance Homeowner's Insurance Discount Given for Owning an Alarm System?
American Family Insurance will offer a homeowner a 5% discount in home insurance for burglary coverage and another 5% discount for fire coverage. Their alarm system must be set up with a central monitoring station in order to receive these discounts. Learn more about AmFam Insurance discounts.
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What is the Best Home Security System?
Most users would consider either the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 or the Honeywell Lyric Controller to be the best home security system. Both are excellent all-in-one panels that offer tremendous functionality and a great end user experience. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and the Lyric Controller.
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What Does Qolsys Mean?
Qolsys is a security company that is best known for their IQ Panel 2 security system. The company chose the name "Qolsys" because it is short for "Quality of Life Systems". It shows the commitment of Qolsys to always provide top-quality security systems. Learn more about Qolsys and their name.
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How Do I Install a Lyric Security System?
Performing a clean install of a Lyric Controller is actually a relatively simple process that can be completed by many end users with the proper tools. However, mounting the system onto a wall will require some wiring and some drywall cutting. Learn more about installing a Lyric Controller.
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Can I Program My Alarm Using Just Alarm.com?
The majority of panel programming cannot be conducted through Alarm.com. This includes enrolling new sensors and changing most settings Instead, most programming will need to be done on-site with the system itself. Learn more about Alarm.com and the features that it offers for security systems.
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Can I Get Notified by My VISTA When an Alarm is Set Off?
A user can choose to receive text and email alerts from Total Connect that will notify them whenever an alarm event occurs on their VISTA system. To do this, the VISTA system must first be set up with the Total Connect platform. An internet or cellular connection is needed to connect to the service.
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How Do I Program a Wireless Zone on My Honeywell VISTA-21iP?
On the Vista-21iP, wireless zones are programmed through the *56 zone programming menu. You will need an Alpha Keypad, such as the 6160RF to program zones.
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How Do I Program the Alpha on My VISTA Panel?
Enter program mode, then press *82 to enter Alpha Descriptor Programming. Each zone can have up to a three word descriptor. Custom words can also be created.
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How Do I Cut the Time Delay on My Honeywell Lynx Touch Alarm System?
In order to cut the time delay on a Honeywell alarm system, the user must access the program menu and adjust the entry and exit delays to the desired length.
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How Do I Set Up Automation on my Honeywell L7000?
Users can set up home automation on the Honeywell L7000 after they have purchased the Honeywell L5100Zwave module. Learn to install a L5100Zwave module to a L7000.
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