Monitored 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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How Do I Add a DSC WS4945 Contact to a DSC Impassa?
A DSC WS4945 is added to a DSC Impassa by putting the system in enrollment mode and then activating the sensor tamper cover. Learn how to enroll contacts with the Impassa.
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How Do I Add a VERSA-DSC Contact to a DSC Impassa?
To add a VERSA-DSC Contact to a DSC Impassa, first enter wireless enrollment mode. Then activate the sensor's tamper cover. Learn how to enroll sensors to the DSC Impassa.
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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 Disarm My DSC Alarm System?
There are three main ways to disarm a DSC Alarm System. It can be done from the panel, from a key fob, or from Alarm.com. Learn how to disarm a DSC Alarm System.
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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 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 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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