Wired Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Use the Chime By Zone Function for a Honeywell VISTA P-Series Panel?
Using the Chime By Zone function requires setting up a Zone List in *81 and then configuring the feature in *26. An Alpha Keypad is needed. Learn to use Chime By Zone on a VISTA.
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Will Alarm.Com Work on a Lyric Gateway?
The Lyric Gateway is a Honeywell Security System that is used with Total Connect 2.0. You cannot use it with the Alarm.com service. Find out why the Gateway doesn't work with ADC.
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How Do I Delete a Zone From a DSC PowerSeries NEO?
If you have a sensor that you no longer wish to use with a DSC PowerSeries NEO System, then you will need to delete the zone. Find out delete a zone from a DSC PowerSeries NEO.
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Why Can't I Disable Auto-Stay Arming For My VISTA-128BPT?
Version 10.0 of the VISTA-128BPT had an error that made it impossible to disable Auto-Stay Arming for TC2. Learn how you can disable Auto-Stay Arming for your VISTA-128BPT.
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Where Can I Find the Alarm Control Panel in My House?
It can be a little tricky to find your wired alarm panel, as it may be hidden away somewhere deep inside your house. Learn where the security panel in your home may be installed.
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How Do I Default My DSC PowerSeries Alarm Panel?
To perform a hardware default, power down the panel completely, place a short across Z1 and PGM1, and then power back up with AC. Learn how to default the DSC PowerSeries.
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Why Would I Want a Wired Alarm System Over a Wireless Alarm System?
Although most end users prefer wireless systems, there are still some cases where wired systems are the best option. Learn why you might consider getting a hardwired alarm system.
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What is a Partition?
A partition is a separate section of an alarm system that can be controlled independently from other areas of the system. Learn how using partitions can benefit your system.
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What is the Cost of Wired Systems vs Wireless Systems?
There isn't much difference in terms of cost between wired and wireless systems. Wired panels might seem cheaper, but they need more add-ons. Learn about the cost of alarm panels.
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How Can I Tell if My System is Wired or Wireless?
There are a few distinctions between wired and wireless alarm systems. Wired panels usually have a metal case and an external keypad. Find out if your system is wired or wireless.
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