Frequently Asked Questions

Thermostat Econ Recovery vs Fast Recovery?
A common feature on most modern thermostats is for the user to choose between Econ Recovery and Fast Recovery. This is used to determine how much energy the system will use in raising or lowering the temperature and how long the full temperature adjustment will take. Learn more about this feature.
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Which Outdoor Cameras are Compatible w/ Total Connect?
Honeywell currently makes only one outdoor camera that is compatible with their Total Connect service. This is their brand-new Lyric OC1, also known as the IPCAM-WOC1. This state-of-the-art security camera is perfect for use in an outdoor setting. Learn more about the Lyric OC1 Camera.
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How Do I Install a Honeywell IPCAM-PT2?
The Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 can be placed on a desk or a table for an installation that requires no tools. The camera can alternatively be mounted on a wall or on a ceiling using tools. To mount the IPCAM-PT2, you will need to use its mounting plate. Learn more about installing a Honeywell IPCAM-PT2.
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Which Cameras Are Compatible w/ the 2GIG GC3?
The 2GIG GC3 uses Alarm.com Cameras. A user can access their cameras through the Alarm.com platform. This interactive service platform allows a user to view the live feed of their cameras. A user can also access Alarm.com to adjust the settings for the cameras. Learn more about ADC Cameras.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5817CB
The 5800MINI and the 5817CB are both wireless door and window contacts from Honeywell. The 5817CB doubles as a wireless transmitter, but the 5800MINI doesn't. The 5800MINI comes with a magnet, but the 5817CB doesn't. The 5800MINI is more compact than the 5817CB. Learn more about these two devices.
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How Do I Set Up a Pet Alley Lens On a PIR Motion?
Installing a pet alley lens on a PIR motion is very easy. First remove the front cover and the support frame. Then take out the old lens and install the pet alley lens. Make sure the new lens is properly aligned. Finally, reapply the frame and cover. Learn more about replacing a PIR motion lens.
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Are Wired or Wireless Security Systems Better?
In terms of functionality, wired systems can do virtually everything wireless systems can. However, wireless systems are easier to set up, and they require fewer add-ons. this makes wireless systems better for new users. Learn more about the differences between wired and wireless security systems.
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Which Cameras Are Compatible w/ the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 uses Alarm.com Cameras. A user will access their Alarm.com account to view the live video feed for their cameras and to change any of their settings or configurations. An alarm monitoring plan with video surveillance is needed to do this. Learn more about ADC Cameras.
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Honeywell Lyric Controller vs Qolsys IQ Panel 2
The Lyric Controller from Honeywell and the IQ Panel 2 from Qolsys are two of our most advanced alarm systems. They offer very similar performance and capabilities. However, they are manufactured by different companies, and they use different sensors and services. Learn more about these two panels.
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Honeywell vs 2GIG vs Qolsys
Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys are three different manufacturers of security systems. Each of these companies produces outstanding panels that are designed for use with alarm monitoring service. Let's take a closer look at Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys and see what each company has to offer.
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