Wireless Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Upgrade from a GC2 to a GC3?
Upgrading from a 2GIG GC2 to a 2GIG GC3 is a very easy process. Most of the programming information for the old GC2 system can be saved by the user's alarm monitoring company. The monitoring company can then upload the programming information to the GC3 panel. Learn more about making this upgrade.
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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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What Is the Best DIY Business or Home Security System?
There are many great DIY security panel for businesses and homes. The best one depends upon the needs of the user. Many users find the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to be a great DIY system. However, a VISTA Panel might work better if multiple partitions are needed. Learn more about choosing a security panel.
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How Do I Turn off (Power Down) My Home Alarm System?
Most alarm systems can be turned off by following similar steps. The process involves disconnecting the backup battery and then unplugging the transformer from the wall. The shut down can be confirmed by checking the panel's touchscreen or keypad. Learn more about shutting down your alarm system.
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How Do I Disarm My Alarm System?
In order to disarm an alarm system, it is necessary to know the Master Code or a valid user code for the security system. The exact process for disarming an alarm system varies between different types of security panels. Learn how to disarm your alarm system by following this helpful guide.
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What Is the Best No-Contract Alarm System for a House?
There are several alarm systems that are great for use in houses. We advise choosing a wireless system due to their overall ease of use and versatility. The choice of which system to use largely comes down to preference. All of our systems are no-contract. Learn more about choosing an alarm system.
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What are Master Codes and Installer Codes?
Master Codes and Installer Codes are very different. They each have different authority levels, and they are each used for different programming functions.
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Can My Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System Send Me a Text Message When Triggered?
A user is capable of receiving text messages regarding their Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System. These text messages are sent from Total Connect. This is an interactive service that syncs with the user's Honeywell security system. Learn more about receiving text alerts from Total Connect.
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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 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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