Wireless Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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 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 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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