Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need Dispatch If I Live In An Apartment?
Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean that you shouldn't have central station monitoring with automatic dispatch. If you want help to be automatically sent out to your home in the event of an emergency, then you must have dispatch. Learn more about central station monitoring.
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What's the Best Place to Install a Smoke Detector?
When choosing a location for a smoke detector, there are some things to remember. For example, it should be placed away from any vents or ducts that might affect its performance. It should also be at least 10 feet away from any kitchen appliances. Learn more about where to place a smoke detector.
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Why Did My Panel Report Code E339 "Power on Reset"?
A Honeywell Panel will report the message E339 "Power on Reset" when its communicator has been reset. The communicator for a Honeywell System will reset whenever programming changes are sent to the module or when the module is powered off and then back on. Learn more about the E339 message.
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Which Glass Break Sensors Work w/ ADT Security Systems?
ADT equipment is often comparable to that of Honeywell. In fact, many ADT sensors are simply re-branded Honeywell sensors. For that reason, Honeywell glass break sensors will often work with ADT alarm systems. Learn more about which glass break sensors are compatible with ADT security panels.
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How Do I Replace an Existing Honeywell 5816 On My VISTA Security System?
Replacing an old Honeywell 5816 door and window contact on a VISTA Panel is a very easy process. Simply delete the serial number of the old sensor from the panel. Then learn in the new one. Finally, uninstall the old sensor and install the new one. Learn more about replacing the Honeywell 5816.
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What Does an Alarm Do?
An alarm tells the system to send out a distress signal to a central monitoring station and/or the end user. This allows for emergency help to be requested as quickly as possible. The type of alarm that occurs depends on the Response Type for the zone. Learn more about the function of alarms.
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Which Systems Can Alarm Grid Take Over?
Alarm Grid will support any alarm system that we can take over. To take over a system, the user may need to know the panel's Installer Code and/or Master Code. In some situations, the user will need to replace the system's communicator. Learn more about what systems we can take over.
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Is My ADC-V721W Camera Upside Down?
To tell whether or not a ADC-V721W Camera is upside down, check the sticker on the back of the device. If the text on the sticker is upside down, then the device is indeed upside down. An upside down camera will still function properly. Learn more about the ADC-V721W Alarm.com Camera.
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How Do I Connect My Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to a Garage Door?
A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 can connect with a Z-Wave garage door controller. This will allow the panel to open and close a garage door, and the panel will show whether the garage door is opened or closed. This can also be done using the Alarm.com service. Learn more about Z-Wave garage door controllers.
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What Is the Best Alarm Contact?
There is no single best alarm contact. Many different types of door and window contacts are available, and the best one depends on the needs of the user. There are several questions to ask when looking for an alarm contact so that you can obtain the perfect one. Learn more about alarm contacts.
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