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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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Qolsys IQ Mini
The 5800MINI and the IQ Mini are both door and window contacts. They are both surface-mount sensors that are relatively small in size. However, they operate at different wireless frequencies, and they are designed for use with different systems. Learn more about the 5800MINI and the IQ MINI.
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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 Long Is an Alarm Contract?
The length of an alarm contract is determined by the alarm monitoring company and agreed upon by the end user. At Alarm Grid, we are a no-contract monitoring company, and we do not lock our customers into any sort of contract. Learn more about why alarm contracts are a major hassle.
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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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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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What Is the Best Security System for an Apartment?
There are many security systems that are great for apartments. We recommend using a wireless system with a desk mount so that no holes have to be drilled into the wall. Some excellent choices are the Honeywell Lyric Controller and the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. Learn more about apartment security systems.
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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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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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