Monitored Home Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus vs. DSC Iotega
We recommend the IQ Panel 2 Plus over the DSC Iotega because the Iotega does not allow for local end user programming. Learn why the IQ Panel 2 Plus is superior to the Iotega.
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Can I Use the Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F to Power My Alarm Panel?
The Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F Wired to Wireless Converter needs its own transformer and backup battery. It cannot be used to power a panel. Learn about the Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F.
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Is the Output Voltage of a Home Alarm System Dangerous?
Home security systems are low-voltage. You are highly unlikely to injure yourself working on one. But you must be careful not to damage the equipment. Learn about alarm systems.
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How Do I Clear a Reporter Failure Condition From a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
The Lyric shows a Reporter Failure Trouble if it is unable to send a report to AlarmNet via the enabled communication path within a set time. Learn about this error message.
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How Do I Clear a Check 950 Comm Trouble On a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
A Lyric System showing 950 Comm Trouble is either not properly registered, or it has experienced an extended WIFI and/or cellular outage. Learn about Check 950 Comm Trouble.
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How Do I Check If the Tamper Switch On My Lyric Controller Is Bad?
If the tamper switch on a Lyric Panel isn't functional, then the system might display a Check 900 Cover Tamper Trouble. Learn how to check if your Lyric has a bad tamper switch.
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How Do I Clear a Check 990 RF Jam On a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
The reason a Check 990 RF Jam trouble will show up on a Lyric is because continuous 2.4 GHz signals are blocking signals from SiX Sensors. Learn about Check 990 RF Jam on a Lyric.
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How Do I Clear a Check 988 RF Jam On a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
The Lyric will show a 988 RF Jam trouble condition if the panel is constantly being sent 345 MHz signals to block Honeywell 5800 Sensors. Learn about 988 RF Jam on a Lyric.
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How Do I Clear a Check 901 Expansion Module Tamper On a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
The Lyric has a side slot where you insert a cellular module. If this side slot cover is removed, then a Check 901 Trouble will appear. Learn how to clear a Check 901 Trouble.
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How Do I Clear a Check 900 Cover Tamper On a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
If the Lyric Controller back cover is loose or removed, then the system will show a Check 900 Cover Tamper. Learn how to clear a Check 900 Cover Tamper on a Lyric Alarm System.
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