Home Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

What Does a Burglar Alarm Do?
A burglar alarm is one of the three main types of alarms that can occur on a system. It means that there is some type of intrusion. Learn more about burglar alarms.
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What Exactly is a Duress Code and a Verbal Duress Code?
When a user enters in a duress code or provides a verbal duress password, the central station operator will know to send immediate dispatch. Learn more about duress codes.
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What Does a Home Security System Do?
Some functions of a home security system include sending alerts to an end user or to a central station and serving as a hub for smart home devices. Learn more about alarm systems.
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How Do I Change the Battery in My DSC Impassa?
To change the battery in a DSC Impassa, the inside of the panel must be accessed. A screwdriver is needed to release the battery tab. Learn how to change the DSC Impassa battery.
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Can I Make a DSC Impassa a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
A DSC Impassa cannot be used as a secondary controller. This is because all Z-Wave smart home control for the system must done through Alarm.com. Learn more about the DSC Impassa.
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Does A 2GIG GC3 Require An Internet Connection?
The 2GIG GC3 does not require an internet connection. Instead, in order to monitor it, a cellular module is required. Find out how the 2GIG GC3 communicates with central station.
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How Do I Setup Multi-System Account Access in Alarm.com?
Via a browser, not the mobile app, log into the account with login credentials you want to use. Perform the steps to "Add System", and submit. Learn to set up Multi-System access.
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How Much Does it Cost to have a Home Alarm System?
The price of a home alarm system is determined by the cost of the equipment and the fees charged by the alarm monitoring company. Find out more about home security.
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Can I Cancel My Alarm Grid Security Contract?
As an alarm monitoring company, Alarm Grid does not have any contracts. Customers can cancel their service at any time without penalty. Learn more about Alarm Grid.
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How Does a Monitored Alarm System Work?
Any monitored system is able to send out signals that alert others to system events. This is usually done through a cellular or IP connection. Learn more about alarm systems.
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