Wireless Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell Lyric Security System vs. 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
While the Honeywell Lyric Controller is the newer and more modern system, the 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control) keeps up with it relatively well. The Lyric offers a larger touchscreen than the GC2. Also, the Lyric can use encrypted sensors, while the GC2 cannot. Learn more about these two security panels.
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Can I Connect a GC3 to Apple HomeKit?
There is no way to control a 2GIG GC3 system using Apple HomeKit. This is because the Apple Home App is unable to detect a GC3 panel. However, other voice assistants, like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, are compatible with the GC3 system. Learn more about the 2GIG GC3 and its compatibility.
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Can I Connect a GC2 to Apple HomeKit?
In order to function with Apple HomeKit, a device must be able to be recognized by the Apple Home App. Since the 2GIG GC2 cannot be recognized by the Home App, it cannot function with HomeKit. However, certain other voice assistants can control a GC2. Learn more about the compatibility of the GC2.
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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
The IQ Panel 2 is the latest offering from Qolsys, while the GC2 Go!Control is an older system from 2GIG. Although the IQ Panel 2 is more technically advanced by today's standards, both panels will function well in most modern security setups. Learn more about how these two systems compare.
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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs 2GIG GC3
The IQ Panel 2 is the flagship panel from Qolsys, while the GC3 is the latest offering from 2GIG. Both wireless systems will make for an excellent centerpiece to any security setup, with each possessing similar features. But which one is considered better? Continue reading to find out.
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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs Qolsys IQ Panel
The IQ Panel 2 and the IQ Panel are the two security systems from Qolsys. Both panels are easy to operate and set up, and both will provide security and peace of mind for the end user. However, the IQ Panel 2 is considered to be an upgrade over the IQ Panel. Learn more about the Qolsys systems.
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Can I Program My Alarm Using Just Alarm.com?
The majority of panel programming cannot be conducted through Alarm.com. This includes enrolling new sensors and changing most settings Instead, most programming will need to be done on-site with the system itself. Learn more about Alarm.com and the features that it offers for security systems.
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What Is the Difference Between 5800 Wireless Technology and Z-Wave?
Honeywell 5800 Series wireless sensors primarily consist of security and life-safety devices, while Z-Wave devices are generally for home automation purposes. Z-Wave devices can be controlled remotely using an interactive platform, such as Total Connect. This is not possible for 5800 Series devices.
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Why Doesn't My L5210 Do Anything When I Click "Program"?
If clicking on "Program" within the Installer Menu of a Honeywell L5210 does not take you to the next screen, you have been locked out of programming. This is because you selected "No" when asked if you wanted to allow the installer to reenter programming. You must use the backdoor method to get in.
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Are Old Honeywell Hardwired Contacts Compatible w/ Modern Systems?
It is possible to use old Honeywell hardwired contacts with a newer security panel, such as a LYNX Touch or a Lyric Controller. This can be done with a wireless converter, such as the Honeywell 5800C2W. The security devices will connect to the 5800C2W, which will use a wireless zone with the system.
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