Wireless Alarm Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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How Do I Install a Lyric Gateway Cellular Communicator?
A cellular communicator easily installs in the cellular expansion bay in the Honeywell Lyric Gateway system. Learn how to install a cellular communicator.
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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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What Interactive service Works w/ Honeywell Systems?
Alarm users now are more sophisticated, and want the ability to see and control their system remotely. See which services work with Honeywell Systems.
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How Do I Connect A 5800WAVE To My 2GIG GC3?
The GC3 panel supports most Honeywell 5800 series wireless devices, but does not support the 5800Wave wireless siren. Read on to find compatible alternatives.
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How to wire the trigger on the 2GIG GC3?
The GC3 has one open collector output, which can be programmed to activate under various system conditions. See how the Open Collector output works on the GC3.
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