Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best No-Contract Alarm System for a House?
There are several alarm systems that are great for use in houses. We advise choosing a wireless system due to their overall ease of use and versatility. The choice of which system to use largely comes down to preference. All of our systems are no-contract. Learn more about choosing an alarm system.
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What Are the Best Wireless Door/Window Alarm Contacts?
Door and window contacts are some of the most important security sensors that are used with security systems. This type of device will monitor a door or a window and let the user know when it has been opened. We offer many great wireless door and window contacts. Discover which ones are the best.
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Can the Lyric's SiXPIR Motion Be Used to Trigger HomeKit Scenes?
It is possible for a SiXPIR motion to activate scenes that have been set up through Apple HomeKit. The Lyric Controller will sync the motion and HomeKit. The SiXPIR will activate an automation on HomeKit, which will then activate the scene. Learn more about using devices to trigger HomeKit scenes.
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What are Master Codes and Installer Codes?
Master Codes and Installer Codes are very different. They each have different authority levels, and they are each used for different programming functions.
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Can My Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System Send Me a Text Message When Triggered?
A user is capable of receiving text messages regarding their Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System. These text messages are sent from Total Connect. This is an interactive service that syncs with the user's Honeywell security system. Learn more about receiving text alerts from Total Connect.
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How Do I Program a Motion for Night Stay on my Honeywell L5210, L7000?
Programming a motion for Night Stay will bypass the sensor during a regular Arm Stay. However, the motion will still be active if the system is armed in Night Stay mode. The zone for the motion will need to have an "Interior" Response Type. Learn more about programming a motion for Night Stay.
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What Do The Lights Indicate on a Honeywell SiXSiren?
The Honeywell SiXSiren features two LED lights. One light can flash red and white, while the other can flash green and white. These lights are used to indicate various modes or issues affecting the SiXSiren or the security system as a whole. Learn more about the lights on a Honeywell SiXSiren.
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How Do I Turn Off My Honeywell Alarm System?
There is no true off button on a Honeywell alarm system. To power down your panel, you must disconnect both its backup battery and its plug-in transformer. Then check the panel's keypad or its display screen to make sure that it is off. Learn more about shutting down a Honeywell alarm system.
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Honeywell Lyric Security System vs. 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
While the Honeywell Lyric Controller is the newer and more modern system, the 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control) keeps up with it relatively well. The Lyric offers a larger touchscreen than the GC2. Also, the Lyric can use encrypted sensors, while the GC2 cannot. Learn more about these two security panels.
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Honeywell Lyric Security System vs 2GIG GC3
There are surprisingly few differences between the Lyric Controller and the 2GIG GC3. Both are the flagship security panels from their respective manufacturers. Either one is an excellent choice as the centerpiece for a home or business security setup. Learn more about these two great panels.
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