Home Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Are 2GIG's Smoke Detectors Compatible w/ Google Home?
Life-safety devices, like smoke detectors, do not work with Google Home. The security system can interact with Google Home, but the smoke detectors can't. Learn about Google Home.
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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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How Do I Program the Honeywell 5806W3 to the Lyric Security System?
The Lyric Controller has a wireless enrollment mode for learning-in wireless sensors like the 5806W3 Smoke Detector. Find out how to enroll this device with the Lyric Controller.
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Are Qolsys Smoke Detectors Compatible w/ Google Home?
A Qolsys Smoke Detector will not work with Google Home devices. Only the alarm system itself can work with Google Home. Learn why a Qolsys Smoke is incompatible with Google Home.
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How Do I Program the Honeywell 5800COMBO to the L7000?
The 5800COMBO is programmed with multiple zones on an L7000. Zones can be used for smoke/heat, CO detection, freeze and maintenance. Find out how to use a 5800COMBO with an L7000.
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How Do I Remove a Z-Wave Device from an Interlogix Simon XT?
If the inclusion function on a Z-Wave device is activated while a Simon XT is in exclusion mode, the device will be deleted. Find out how to remove Z-Wave devices from a Simon XT.
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Can a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 can be used as local controller for Z-Wave home automation devices. This can be done even without monitoring. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Get Remote Access to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
A user can gain remote access to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 by using the Alarm.com interactive service. This requires a cellular monitoring plan. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Connect a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to Phone Line Monitoring?
Phone line monitoring service cannot be used with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2, but it can use a dual-path setup that features cellular and WIFI. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XT Work w/ Apple HomeKit?
A Simon XT cannot be used with Apple HomeKit because HomeKit does not support Alarm.com. But it can be used with Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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