Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Required to Make Weather Display on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 must be connected with Alarm.com in order to display the weather. The weather forecast is sent from the Alarm.com server to the panel.
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How Loud is the Siren in a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 features a piezo siren with a minimum SPL of 85dB. This successfully meets the UL Standard for household fire systems (UL 985).
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How Do I Wire a 2-Wire Smoke Detector to My Wired Alarm System?
A 2-wire smoke detector connects directly to a hard-wired zone on a wired alarm system. Learn how to interface a 2-wire smoke with your wired alarm system.
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How Many Zones Can a 5881 Medium Board Handle?
The Honeywell 5881ENM medium wireless receiver provides support for up to 16 wireless zones, and it is compatible with all Honeywell Vista control panels.
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Where is the Power Button on the L5100?
While there is no power button on an L5100, it is possible to reboot the panel. You can also turn it off by removing its power supply and backup battery.
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What is Zone-Doubling on a Honeywell VISTA System?
Zone-doubling is a method of using different value resistors on zones 2 - 8 to allow 7 hardwired zone inputs to behave like 14 separate zones. This is particularly helpful if you need more than 8 hardwired zones, but fewer than 16. Zone 2, doubled, becomes 2 and 10, zone 3 becomes 3 and 11, and so on.
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How Do I Connect a Lyric Wireless Security System to WIFI?
The Honeywell Lyric Controller can connect to WIFI by joining a WIFI network. The device comes with a built-in WIFI card, so no additional add-ons are needed.
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How Do I Program a Wireless Zone on My Honeywell VISTA-21iP?
On the Vista-21iP, wireless zones are programmed through the *56 zone programming menu. You will need an Alpha Keypad, such as the 6160RF to program zones.
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How Do I Program the Alpha on My VISTA Panel?
Enter program mode, then press *82 to enter Alpha Descriptor Programming. Each zone can have up to a three word descriptor. Custom words can also be created.
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What Loop Number Does My Honeywell 5800 Series Wireless Device Use?
Different 5800 Series wireless devices use different, and in some cases, multiple loop numbers. Shown is a list of commonly used devices and their loop numbers.
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