Wired Alarm Sirens Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Add a Siren to the IQ Panel 2 Using the Hardwire 16 and 16-S?
The Qolsys Hardwire 16 and Hardwire 16-S have a 12VDC, 500 mA output that can be used to power a siren. This output can be used in conjunction with the panel's external siren trigger. Though the HW16/16-S can provide 500 mA of current, the panel's output is limited to 300 mA. Read on to learn more.
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Can I Add a Wired Siren to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
A wired siren can be added to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 system. The device connects to the siren outputs on the back of the IQ Panel 2. The siren is powered using any 12VDC plug-in transformer. Once installed, it will function automatically. Learn more about using a wired siren with an IQ Panel 2.
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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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How Do I Add a Honeywell Siren to a 2GIG GC3?
The 2GIG GC3 panel can have a Honeywell hard-wired siren installed directly to its circuit board. A siren can also be connected through a hard-wired relay.
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How Many Decibels Does a Honeywell 702 Siren Output?
At 12 Volts DC, the 702 siren emits a 118 dB sound. 110 dB is considered the average human pain threshold for perceived sound. Keep reading to learn more!
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Which Wires Do I Use When Wiring a 2-Tone Siren?
You will need to connect the negative wire and one of the available positive wires of the siren to the alarm system. Learn how to connect a 2-tone siren.
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Can I Mount a WAVE2 Siren Outside?
Though the WAVE2 siren’s operating temp is from 20F - 175F, it is not weatherproof and is rated for indoor use only. Continue reading for more about the WAVE2.
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How Do I Connect A 5800WAVE To My 2GIG GC3?
The GC3 panel supports most Honeywell 5800 series wireless devices, but does not support the 5800Wave wireless siren. Read on to find compatible alternatives.
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Lyric Gateway Vs. Honeywell Vista System
This comparison chart highlights common features between the two panel types. Decide which panel is right for you.
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How do I add a wired siren to a 2GIG GC3?
Wiring a high current external siren to the GC3 via low current relay
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