Wireless Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Perform a Transmitter Sniffer Test on a Vista Panel?
Enter Installer Code + [#] + [3] to begin the transmitter sniffer test. The system must be ready, with no faults or bypasses, in order to enter this mode.
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What is the "Abort Window Dialer Delay" on a 2GIG Security System?
The Abort Window Dial Delay can be applied to burglary zones, and gives a user the chance to disarm prior to an alarm report being sent. Read on to learn more.
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Why Is My Lyric Gateway Always in Not-Ready to Arm Mode?
The Honeywell Lyric Gateway is in "not ready to arm" mode if a zone is faulted, or if a zone has a tamper switch activated. Learn how to resolve these issues.
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What Software Lets Me Make Changes on My VISTA 20P?
Users can make changes on a VISTA using Total Connect 2.0, or by hand programming it. A monitored alarm company who's a Honeywell dealer uses Compass. Read on.
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Where Should I Install My Honeywell 5869 Panic Button?
Install the Honeywell 5869 Wireless Panic Button in a hidden but reachable place, away from metal, furniture, and appliances. Learn how to install a 5869.
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Lyric Gateway vs 2GIG GC3
The Gateway and the 2GIG are different all-in-one systems. The Gateway lacks integrated digital display, and must be monitored by a Honeywell dealer. Read on.
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How Do I Register the Sim Card in a Lyric Gateway Cellular Communicator?
The sim card in a Lyric Gateway Cellular Communicator can only be registered by a Honeywell dealer. Learn how to register the cellular communicator's sim.
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What Battery Does the 5816 Use?
The Honeywell 5816 2 input wireless door/window contact uses the CR123 3 volt lithium battery. Learn about the 5816 and its compatible replacement battery.
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If I'm Locked Out How Do I Get Back Into Programming on a Lyric Gateway?
There is no local user access to programming on the Lyric Gateway, instead, all programming is done remotely. Learn how to access programming on Gateway.
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Can a VISTA Security System Use 2 Wireless Receivers?
The number of receivers supported by a Vista panel depends on the panel used, as well as other factors. Find out how many wireless receivers are supported.
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