Frequently Asked Questions

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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Honeywell Lyric Controller vs. Honeywell LYNX Touch Systems
Honeywell is known for making great wireless all-in-one alarm panels. These panels include the new Lyric Controller and the LYNX Touch Systems. All of these panels operate in a similar manner. However, the Lyric is newer and more robust than the LYNX Touch Systems. Learn more about these panels.
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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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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5817CB
The 5800MINI and the 5817CB are both wireless door and window contacts from Honeywell. The 5817CB doubles as a wireless transmitter, but the 5800MINI doesn't. The 5800MINI comes with a magnet, but the 5817CB doesn't. The 5800MINI is more compact than the 5817CB. Learn more about these two devices.
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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 Cameras Are Compatible w/ the 2GIG GC3?
The 2GIG GC3 uses Alarm.com Cameras. A user can access their cameras through the Alarm.com platform. This interactive service platform allows a user to view the live feed of their cameras. A user can also access Alarm.com to adjust the settings for the cameras. Learn more about ADC Cameras.
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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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Honeywell Lyric Controller vs Qolsys IQ Panel 2
The Lyric Controller from Honeywell and the IQ Panel 2 from Qolsys are two of our most advanced alarm systems. They offer very similar performance and capabilities. However, they are manufactured by different companies, and they use different sensors and services. Learn more about these two panels.
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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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Honeywell vs 2GIG vs Qolsys
Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys are three different manufacturers of security systems. Each of these companies produces outstanding panels that are designed for use with alarm monitoring service. Let's take a closer look at Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys and see what each company has to offer.
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