Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5800MINI vs Qolsys IQ Recessed Door S
The Honeywell 5800MINI and the Qolsys IQ Recessed Door S are two door and window contacts. They are very different sensors. The IQ Recessed Door S is recessed and encrypted. The 5800MINI is surface-mount and unencrypted. They also work with different panels. Learn more about these contacts.
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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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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 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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2GIG Vs. Honeywell
2GIG and Honeywell are both manufacturers of security systems. The biggest difference between the two is that Honeywell Panels use Total Connect as their interactive service platform, while 2GIG Panels use Alarm.com. Honeywell is also an older company than 2GIG. Learn more about these companies.
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Thermostat Econ Recovery vs Fast Recovery?
A common feature on most modern thermostats is for the user to choose between Econ Recovery and Fast Recovery. This is used to determine how much energy the system will use in raising or lowering the temperature and how long the full temperature adjustment will take. Learn more about this feature.
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Which Cameras Are Compatible w/ the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 uses Alarm.com Cameras. A user will access their Alarm.com account to view the live video feed for their cameras and to change any of their settings or configurations. An alarm monitoring plan with video surveillance is needed to do this. Learn more about ADC Cameras.
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How Do I Use a Honeywell Tuxedo Touch to Add/Delete Zones?
The Tuxedo Touch has a function known as console mode that allows it to function as an alphanumeric keypad. This mode can be used to add and delete zones, much in the same manner as a regular alarm keypad for a VISTA System. Learn more about using a Tuxedo Touch to add and delete zones.
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How Do I Set Up a Pet Alley Lens On a PIR Motion?
Installing a pet alley lens on a PIR motion is very easy. First remove the front cover and the support frame. Then take out the old lens and install the pet alley lens. Make sure the new lens is properly aligned. Finally, reapply the frame and cover. Learn more about replacing a PIR motion lens.
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How Do I Install a Honeywell IPCAM-PT2?
The Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 can be placed on a desk or a table for an installation that requires no tools. The camera can alternatively be mounted on a wall or on a ceiling using tools. To mount the IPCAM-PT2, you will need to use its mounting plate. Learn more about installing a Honeywell IPCAM-PT2.
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