Wireless Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

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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Can I Use A 2GIG GC3 Without Alarm.com?
Yes, the 2GIG GC3 can be used without Alarm.com. This is called a "local" system. Local systems make noise but they do not report alarm activity off-site. Learn more about the GC3.
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Does A 2GIG GC3 Require An Internet Connection?
The 2GIG GC3 does not require an internet connection. Instead, in order to monitor it, a cellular module is required. Find out how the 2GIG GC3 communicates with central station.
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Can I Change The Time On A Lyric Security System?
The date and time for a Honeywell Lyric Controller is changed from the Date Time Menu. The Master Code is needed to access this menu. Learn how to change the Lyric date and time.
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Does The 2GIG GC3 Have A Compatible Touchscreen Keypad?
The 2GIG GC3 is compatible with the 2GIG SP1 and SP2 Touchscreen Keypads. These touchscreen devices will both work with the GC3. Find out how to use a keypad with the GC3.
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Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is designed to work with wireless security sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Since Interlogix and GE Sensors operate at this frequency, they can interface with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. Learn more about which security sensors can be used with this alarm system.
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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 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 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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