Wired Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

How do I disable a long range radio on a VISTA-20P?
To disable an AlarmNet communicator in order to prevent a check 103, enter programming, and set field 29 to 0. Learn to disable the communicator in a Vista panel.
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What is an Alarm System?
The centerpiece of a security setup is the alarm system. This serves as the control panel for the rest of the setup. When a sensor is activated, it reports to the alarm system. The alarm system will also report out to the user or a central station if ever necessary. Learn more about alarm systems.
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What is a Trouble Condition?
In the simplest terms, a trouble condition is an indication that something is wrong with the system. This could include a low system battery, an unplugged wall adapter, an activated tamper switch or anything else that would indicate something is wrong. Learn more about trouble conditions.
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What Is the Difference Between a Wired and Wireless Security System?
Security panels come in two main types. These are wired security systems and wired security systems. A wireless security panel is all-in-one, with a built-in display screen and a wireless receiver. For wired systems, these have to be added separately. Learn more about security systems.
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Which Systems Can Alarm Grid Take Over?
Alarm Grid will support any alarm system that we can take over. To take over a system, the user may need to know the panel's Installer Code and/or Master Code. In some situations, the user will need to replace the system's communicator. Learn more about what systems we can take over.
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How Long Is an Alarm Contract?
The length of an alarm contract is determined by the alarm monitoring company and agreed upon by the end user. At Alarm Grid, we are a no-contract monitoring company, and we do not lock our customers into any sort of contract. Learn more about why alarm contracts are a major hassle.
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Are Wired or Wireless Security Systems Better?
In terms of functionality, wired systems can do virtually everything wireless systems can. However, wireless systems are easier to set up, and they require fewer add-ons. this makes wireless systems better for new users. Learn more about the differences between wired and wireless security systems.
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Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 VS Honeywell Vista 21iP
The L7000 and the Vista 21iP are both alarm systems from Honeywell. The L7000 is a wireless all-in-one system, while the Vista 21iP is a more traditional hardwired system. This makes the two systems very different in how they operate. Learn more about these two Honeywell Control Panels.
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Honeywell LYNX Touch & LYNX Plus vs. VISTA systems
Check out our breakdown of the differences between the LYNX Touch and Plus wireless alarm panels vs. VISTA wired security systems
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Can I Add My Pre-Installed Wired Sensors to a Security Alarm?
Pre-installed hardwired sensors can be used with a new alarm system. This can save a user a large amount of money when upgrading to a new control panel. If the system is wireless, a wired to wireless converter will be needed. Learn more about using wired sensors with a new alarm system.
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