Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need Dispatch If I Live In An Apartment?
Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean that you shouldn't have central station monitoring with automatic dispatch. If you want help to be automatically sent out to your home in the event of an emergency, then you must have dispatch. Learn more about central station monitoring.
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What's the Difference Between ADT Key Fobs & Honeywell 5834-4
An ADT Key Fob is basically the same device as a Honeywell 5834-4. It is ADT's rebranded version of the same key fob. Many users bring these fobs to new alarm companies and use them like a 5834-4. There's no need to "take over" one, since they work with multiple panels. Learn more about key fobs.
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How Do I Mount the ADC-V721W?
To mount the ADC-V721W, hold the mounting plate in the location where the camera will go. Then mark the location of the two holes to drill. Next, drill the two holes, along with a center hole for the cable. Finally, screw in the mounting plate, and attach the camera. Learn more about the ADC-V721W.
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Which Glass Break Sensors Work w/ ADT Security Systems?
ADT equipment is often comparable to that of Honeywell. In fact, many ADT sensors are simply re-branded Honeywell sensors. For that reason, Honeywell glass break sensors will often work with ADT alarm systems. Learn more about which glass break sensors are compatible with ADT security panels.
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What Does an Alarm Do?
An alarm tells the system to send out a distress signal to a central monitoring station and/or the end user. This allows for emergency help to be requested as quickly as possible. The type of alarm that occurs depends on the Response Type for the zone. Learn more about the function of alarms.
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How Do I Wire a 4-Wire Smoke Detector to My Wired Alarm System?
Connecting a 4-wire smoke detector to a wired alarm system is a slightly more complicated process than setting up most other hardwired zones. Several wired connections will need to be made. The setup will also require an end of line resistor and a relay module. Learn more about 4-wire smokes.
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How Do I Turn Off Sensor Supervision for a Honeywell 5800 Series Motion Sensor?
Sensor supervision on a 5800 Series Motion Sensor is used by an alarm system to check-in with the sensor and make sure that it is within range and communicating properly. Turning this off will have the panel not look out for any check-in signals from the sensor. Learn more about sensor supervision.
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Why Did My Panel Report Code R903 "Complete FW"?
A Honeywell VISTA Panel will report the R903 "Complete FW" message after the firmware update process for the AlarmNet communicator has been completed. This message indicates that the process was completed successfully. Learn more about the R903 Complete FW message and what it means.
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How Do I Turn Off Alarm Reporting for a Honeywell 5800 Series Motion Sensor?
Alarm reporting for a Honeywell 5800 Series Motion Sensor can be turned off through zone programming. This will instruct the system to not send out a distress signal to the central station if an alarm event involving that sensor were to occur. Learn more about alarm reporting on a motion sensor.
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How Do I Connect My Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to a Garage Door?
A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 can connect with a Z-Wave garage door controller. This will allow the panel to open and close a garage door, and the panel will show whether the garage door is opened or closed. This can also be done using the Alarm.com service. Learn more about Z-Wave garage door controllers.
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