Sirens Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Install Multiple Sirens Using the Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F?
If the sirens you are adding to a Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F exceed 500 mA, then you must add a power supply and relay. Learn how to add multiple sirens to a Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F.
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How Do I Use a Qolsys IQ Siren With a 2GIG GC2 System?
The Qolsys IQ Siren learns-in with the 2GIG GC2 as a binary switch. You need to set up special rules for it to function as a siren. Learn how to use an IQ Siren with a GC2.
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How Do I Add a Siren to a Honeywell VISTA System Using a 4204 Relay Module?
A Honeywell 4204 Relay Module can be used to activate a hardwired siren instead of a VISTA Panel's bell output. Learn how to use the 4204 Relay Module with a wired siren.
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How Do I Add a Siren to a Honeywell VISTA System Using a Power Supply?
If you plan to exceed the maximum alarm output of 2A, then you will need to use a power supply when adding a siren to a VISTA. Learn how to add a siren using a power supply.
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How Do I Add a Siren to My Honeywell VISTA Alarm System?
A wired siren will use terminals 3 and 4 on a VISTA Panel. No extra equipment is needed, as long as you do not exceed the Alarm Output. Learn how to add a siren to your VISTA.
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How Loud Should My Siren Be?
When installing a new system, you should make sure that the siren can be heard throughout the premises. Most sirens are at least 85 decibels. Learn about alarm system sirens.
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How Do I Add a Siren to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Using the Hardwire 16-F?
The Qolsys Hardwire 16-F acts as a wireless relay between the wired siren and the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 System. Learn how to add a wired siren to the IQ2 through the Hardwire 16-F.
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What is a Self-Contained Siren?
Self-contained sirens should not be confused with standalone speakers. Unlike a speaker, a true siren has a built-in siren driver. Learn about self-contained sirens.
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Is the Qolsys IQ Siren Compatible with a 2GIG GC3 Alarm System?
The Qolsys IQ Siren learns-in with a 2GIG GC3 Alarm System as a standard Z-Wave device. It will automatically activate when the panel goes into alarm. Learn about the IQ Siren.
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Which Siren is Compatible w/ a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The IQ Panel 2 comes included with a built-in 85dB sounder. Those who want a louder sounder will need to purchase a separate siren. The 105 dB IQ Siren is generally the easiest option for upgrading the sounder on the IQ Panel 2. Learn more about using external sirens with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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