Home Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Turn the Chime Off On My Alarm System?
The process for turning off the chime differs between various alarm systems. Most systems have a volume setting for this purpose. Find out how to turn off your system's chime.
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Is Z-Wave Compatible with ADT?
Z-Wave can be used with any system as long as it has a Z-Wave controller and the user has a monitoring plan that includes Z-Wave control. Learn more about Z-Wave home automation.
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How Does Home Security Work?
The main principle of home security is having a panel that sends outbound signals to alert others when a security sensor is activated. Learn more about home security.
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How Do Cellular Home Security Systems Work?
Cellular service is arguably the best way for a security system to send outbound communication signals. Find out more about cellular security systems and how they work.
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Do Home Security Systems Work when the Power Goes Out?
A security system will remain powered when the electricity goes out by using its backup battery. And cellular service will keep it monitored. Learn more about alarm systems.
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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 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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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 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 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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