Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best DIY Business or Home Security System?
There are many great DIY security panel for businesses and homes. The best one depends upon the needs of the user. Many users find the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to be a great DIY system. However, a VISTA Panel might work better if multiple partitions are needed. Learn more about choosing a security panel.
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Honeywell 3GL vs 4GL GSM Modules
The Honeywell 3GL and 4GL communicators are actually the exact same device. The communicator was originally released with the 4GL name. However, this was confusing to people, as the device is only a 3G communicator. Honeywell then changed the name to 3GL. Learn more about this communicator.
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What Is the AIG Homeowner's Insurance Discount Given for Owning an Alarm System?
The homeowner's insurance discount offered by AIG for owning an alarm system varies between different states. Homeowners in certain states can expect to receive larger discount than homeowners in other states. Other factors also apply. Learn more about the AIG Homeowner's Insurance discount.
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What Is the Farmers Homeowner's Insurance Discount Given for Owning an Alarm System?
According to Farmers Insurance, a small discount in one's insurance premium can be provided for owning an alarm system. The exact amount of this discount is dependent on many different factors, such as location and the type of monitoring provided. Learn more about the Farmers Insurance discount.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell SiXMINICT
The 5800MINI and the SiXMINICT are both surface-mount contacts from Honeywell. Both are very compact, and they function in the same manner. However, their panel compatibility and communication methods differ. Also the SiXMINICT is encrypted, but the 5800MINI is not. Learn more about these contacts.
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Can a Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System Send Alerts to My Phone When an Alarm is Triggered?
A user is able to receive alerts from their LYNX Touch Security System when an alarm event occurs. This is done through the Total Connect interactive service. The user can choose receive a text message from Total Connect whenever a system experiences an event. Learn more about Total Connect.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5816
Two popular surface-mounted door and window contacts are the Honeywell 5800MINI and the Honeywell 5816. The 5800MINI is smaller and more compact than the 5816. However the 5816 can also be used as a wireless transmitter for normally closed hardwired sensors. Learn more about these two contacts.
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Can I Use a 21iP to Activate a Lock?
The VISTA-21iP can control Z-Wave locks with the addition of a Z-Wave controller. Compatible modules include the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch and the Honeywell VAM. Z-Wave locks can be operated through the Z-Wave controller or through Total Connect. Learn more about using Z-Wave locks with a VISTA-21iP.
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How Do I Connect a WAP-PLUS?
The WAP-PLUS is a device used for connecting security cameras to a router that does not offer WPS protection. An ethernet cable connects the WAP-PLUS and the router. The security cameras then connect to the WAP-PLUS wirelessly or through ethernet connections. Learn more about the WAP-PLUS.
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What Is The Hartford Homeowner's Insurance Discount Given for Owning an Alarm System?
The Hartford will offer a Homeowner's insurance discount that typically ranges between 5% and 10% for owning a home alarm system. The exact amount of this discount varies based on several different factors, such as the home's location. Learn more about the Hatford Homeowner's insurance discount.
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