Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Motion Detector Work?
Generally, a motion detector will function using one of two technologies. These technologies are passive infrared sensing and microwave doppler radar. Some motion sensors are dual-tech and utilize both of these technologies for detecting motion. Learn more about how motion detectors work.
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How Do I Set Dip Switches on a 5883H Wireless Receiver?
The dip switches for a Honeywell 5883 Wireless receiver are set based upon the receiver and transmitter addresses. Learn how the dip switches on the Honeywell 5883H transceiver are used to set the device address, check or delete encrypted keys and enable the built-in transceiver module.​
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Are Honeywell's Wireless Sensors Encrypted?
Honeywell's SiX Series wireless sensors are secured using 128-bit AES encryption to prevent signal tampering. Honeywell's 5800 series wireless sensors do not provide this feature. The 5800 series 4-button keyfobs, do provide a rolling code encryption to make remote arming and disarming more safe.
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How Do I Activate 5802MN2 Wireless Transmitter?
The 5802MN2 is a wireless transmitter that features two buttons on its sides. To activate the device, you must press and hold both of these buttons for at least 2 seconds. The device must be programmed with the security system before it will function. Read on to learn more about the 5802MN.
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What Does Qolsys Mean?
Qolsys is a security company that is best known for their IQ Panel 2 security system. The company chose the name "Qolsys" because it is short for "Quality of Life Systems". It shows the commitment of Qolsys to always provide top-quality security systems. Learn more about Qolsys and their name.
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How Do I Make My 6160RF Chime When a Zone is Opened?
Enabling the chime on a 6160RF keypad is a very easy process. However, the user will need to know the Master Code for the system to enable this feature. Once the chime has been enabled, the keypad will chime whenever a zone is faulted. Learn more about the chime feature on a 6160RF keypad.
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Which is Better: Alarm.com or Total Connect?
Both Alarm.com and Total Connect are excellent interactive services. They are virtually equal in terms of quality and functionality. Total Connect is used exclusively with Honeywell systems, while Alarm.com is used with 2GIG and Qolsys systems. Continue reading to learn more about these platforms.
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How Do I Remove Embedded (Recessed) Door or Window Security Sensors?
Removing a recessed door or window sensor is extremely simple. The sensor can simply be pulled out of the door or window frame in which it has been installed. If it is hardwired, you will need to disconnect its wire first. Learn more about how to remove recessed door and window sensors.
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What is the Difference Between the Honeywell VISTA 10P and the VISTA 10SE?
Both the Honeywell VISTA 10P and the VISTA 10SE are security systems with limited functionality. Their main differences lie in the fact that the VISTA 10SE is even more limited than the VISTA 10P. Continue reading to learn more about the differences between the VISTA 10P and VISTA10SE.
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Do I Install a Glass Break Detector Directly On a Window?
A glass break detector should not be installed directly on a window. If the window were to be shattered by an intruder, the glass break may become damaged in the process. That is why glass breaks should be placed near windows, but not directly on them. Learn more about glass break detectors.
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