Frequently Asked Questions

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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How Do I Install a Security System in My Apartment If I Can't Put Holes In the Wall?
Many people who live in apartments believe that they can't get a security system because they can't drill holes in their walls. But this is false. Most wireless systems can use desk stands that eliminate the need for drilling holes or wall mounting. Learn more about apartment security systems.
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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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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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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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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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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 Do I Factory Reset Alarm.com Compatible Cameras?
The process for factory resetting an Alarm.com compatible camera varies slightly between each different camera model. The process typically involves holding down a reset button on the device until its LED light flashes a certain color. Learn more about factory resetting an ADC camera.
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How Many Hardwired Zones Are Available on a VISTA 20P?
The Vista-20P has eight hardwired zones. Only Zone 1 can use 2-wire smokes. Zones 2 - 8 can be doubled using a special resistor setup for a total of 15 hardwired zones. With up to five Honeywell 4219 Zone Expanders, the panel supports up to 48 hardwired zones. Learn more about the VISTA 20P.
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Which Outdoor Cameras are Compatible w/ Total Connect?
Honeywell currently makes only one outdoor camera that is compatible with their Total Connect service. This is their brand-new Lyric OC1, also known as the IPCAM-WOC1. This state-of-the-art security camera is perfect for use in an outdoor setting. Learn more about the Lyric OC1 Camera.
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