Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Transformer Does My Honeywell System Use?
Each Honeywell system requires a specific transformer to operate properly. New systems come with an appropriate transformer, but in some cases, a replacement may be required. There are also instances where it's appropriate to replace the original with a different one. Read on to learn more.Each Honeywell system requires a specific transformer to operate properly. New systems come with an appropriate transformer, but in some cases, a replacement may be required. There are also instances where it's appropriate to replace the original with a different one. Read on to learn more.
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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
The IQ Panel 2 is the latest offering from Qolsys, while the GC2 Go!Control is an older system from 2GIG. Although the IQ Panel 2 is more technically advanced by today's standards, both panels will function well in most modern security setups. Learn more about how these two systems compare.
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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs 2GIG GC3
The IQ Panel 2 is the flagship panel from Qolsys, while the GC3 is the latest offering from 2GIG. Both wireless systems will make for an excellent centerpiece to any security setup, with each possessing similar features. But which one is considered better? Continue reading to find out.
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How Do I Upgrade My Honeywell VISTA's Version?
Upgrading a Honeywell VISTA involves removing the current prom chip from the panel's circuit board and then replacing it with a newer prom chip. Many users upgrade the version of their VISTA so that they can use Total Connect with their system. Learn more about upgrading a Honeywell VISTA Panel.
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Where are the Transformers for Honeywell/ADEMCO Security Systems Typically Installed?
A transformer for a Honeywell/ADEMCO system is plugged into a wall outlet. These devices are usually in an outlet nearby the system for convenience purposes. However, some installers may place them in a hidden area, such as an attic. Learn more about where these transformers are plugged in.
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What is the Best Door/Window Sensor for the VISTA 21iP?
The best door and window sensor for a VISTA 21iP depends upon the needs of the end user. The user will need to decide if they want their sensor to be hardwired or wireless. They will also need to choose between recessed and surface-mounted contacts. Learn more about door and window sensors.
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ADC-722W vs ADC-721W Alarm.com Camera Comparison
The ADC-722W and the ADC-721W are both outdoor HD cameras that interface with Alarm.com. The 722W is an upgraded version of the 721W, as it offers a higher recording quality and faster connectivity. However, both are excellent cameras. Learn more about the ADC-722W and the ADC-721W.
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2GIG GC3 vs 2GIG GC2
Two of the most popular security panels from 2GIG are the GC3 and the GC2. The GC3 is considered to be 2GIG's flagship panel, while the GC2 is an older model. While the GC3 does offer some upgrades over the GC2, none of these upgrades make the GC2 obsolete. Learn more about the GC3 and the GC2.
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Is the Honeywell Lyric Security System Compatible w/ Apple HomeKit?
The Lyric Controller can be operated through Apple HomeKit. Using Apple HomeKit will allow the user to arm their system and operate Z-Wave scenes, just by voicing a command to SIRI. This makes Apple HomeKit very convenient for many users. Learn more about the Lyric Controller and Apple HomeKit.
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What is a Microwave Motion Detector?
A motion that uses microwave technology will send out microwave signals to determine the structures in a room. The signals will bounce off the structures and return to the sensor with precise timing. A change in this timing means that motion is present. Learn more about microwave sensors.
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