Security Cameras Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need Internet for a WIFI Camera?
A WIFI camera sends a live video feed to an interactive service platform using a WIFI internet connection. Learn more about WIFI security cameras and how they work.
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Do Wireless Security Cameras Need Power?
Just like any electrical devices, security cameras need some type of power. There are multiple ways this power can be provided. Learn more about security cameras.
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Can I Install Security Cameras in My Apartment?
Many security cameras can be rested on a table or a desk so that no holes need to be drilled. This makes them great for apartments. Learn more about security cameras.
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How Does WIFI Work on a Camera?
A WIFI camera contains a WIFI card for communicating with a router. This will allow the camera to be viewed online through an interactive service. Learn more about WIFI Cameras.
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Is There a Difference Between the IPCAM-OC1 and the Lyric OC1?
The names IPCAM-OC1 and the Lyric OC1 refer to the same outdoor Total Connect Camera from Honeywell. The two names are often used interchangeably. Honeywell usually refers to it as the IPCAM-OC1 in its documentation. Learn more about this camera.
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How Do I Add a IPCAM-WOC1 to Total Connect?
The IPCAM-WOC1 can connect to Total Connect by using the Total Connect Mobile App on a smart device. The app will produce a QR code that can be scanned by the camera. The camera will join the Total Connect account upon scanning this code. Learn more about adding an IPCAM-WOC1 to Total Connect.
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Can I Use Vivint's Security Cameras w/o Service?
Vivint provides proprietary security cameras that are designed exclusively for use with Vivint service. If a user leaves Vivint, they will not be able to bring these cameras to another monitoring company. Vivint has blocked these cameras for takeover. Learn more about Vivint security cameras.
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Can Security Cameras Reduce Homeowner's Insurance?
Having alarm monitoring service can save homeowners a large amount of money in insurance costs. However, security cameras will generally not reduce insurance premiums. That being said, security cameras are still very useful for home security setups. Learn more about security cameras.
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Which is Better: Alarm.com or Total Connect?
Both Alarm.com and Total Connect are excellent interactive services. They are virtually equal in terms of quality and functionality. Total Connect is used exclusively with Honeywell systems, while Alarm.com is used with 2GIG and Qolsys systems. Continue reading to learn more about these platforms.
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How Do I Replace a Legacy Honeywell Security Camera?
Replacing a Honeywell security camera involves deleting the camera from your Total Connect account and then uninstalling it from its location. You can then mount the new camera, connect it to the internet and add it to Total Connect. Learn more about replacing a Honeywell security camera.
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