Frequently Asked Questions

Conventional vs Monitored Smoke Detectors
Both conventional smoke detectors and monitored smoke detectors are life-safety devices that activate upon detecting smoke. But only a monitored smoke detector can contact a central station for help. A conventional smoke detector is just a noise-making device. Learn more about smoke detectors.
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How Many Devices Connect to a 2GIG Panel?
The GC3 and the GC2 from 2GIG each support a different number of devices. The GC3 is capable of supporting 100 wireless zones, while the GC2 can only support 60 wireless zones. Both panels will support up to 232 Z-Wave devices. Find out how many devices a 2GIG alarm system can support.
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What Does the Maintenance Feature Do On a 5800COMBO, 5808W3 & 5806W3?
On Honeywell Smokes, the maintenance feature is used to let the user know when they need to clean the device. By cleaning the device regularly and performing proper maintenance, you can ensure that your smoke detector functions properly for many years. Learn more about these Honeywell Smokes.
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How Do I Replace the Battery in My Honeywell Security System?
Replacing the battery for a Honeywell Security System is actually a very simple process. However, some minor tools will be required. The steps will also vary depending on the type of Honeywell System that is being used. Learn how to replace the battery for a Honeywell Security System.
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What Loop Number Does a Resolution Products RE508x Use?
When using a Resolution Products RE508x with a Honeywell or 2GIG System, it will use Loop Number 1. This device will allow you to use hardwired security sensors with a wireless alarm system. The device can also be used with Cryptix, Interlogix (GE) and DSC Systems. Learn more about the RE508x.
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2GIG Vs. Honeywell
2GIG and Honeywell are both manufacturers of security systems. The biggest difference between the two is that Honeywell Panels use Total Connect as their interactive service platform, while 2GIG Panels use Alarm.com. Honeywell is also an older company than 2GIG. Learn more about these companies.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5819S
The Honeywell 5800MINI and the Honeywell 5819S are two different wireless sensors. They are both Honeywell 5800 Series sensors, and they are designed for use with the same alarm panels. However, the 5800MINI is smaller, while the 5819S has more features. Learn more about these two sensors.
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How Do I Factory Reset Alarm.com Compatible Cameras?
The process for factory resetting an Alarm.com compatible camera varies slightly between each different camera model. The process typically involves holding down a reset button on the device until its LED light flashes a certain color. Learn more about factory resetting an ADC camera.
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Honeywell VAM vs Tuxedo Touch
The Honeywell VAM and the Tuxedo Touch are both Z-Wave controllers for Honeywell VISTA Alarm Systems. However, the VAM only offers Z-Wave compatibility, while the Tuxedo Touch is a complete touchscreen keypad that can serve as a secondary access point for the system. Learn more about these add-ons.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Qolsys IQ Recessed Door S
The Honeywell 5800MINI and the Qolsys IQ Recessed Door S are two door and window contacts. They are very different sensors. The IQ Recessed Door S is recessed and encrypted. The 5800MINI is surface-mount and unencrypted. They also work with different panels. Learn more about these contacts.
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