Frequently Asked Questions

What sensor/magnet gap does a Honeywell 5811 support?
Find out how close the magnet needs to be to the transmitter on a Honeywell 5811 to work.
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How do I change the code on a First Alert FA260 keypad?
The FA260 is a keypad used with First Alert FA168C and FA148CP security systems, click to find out how to change the codes.
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Does Z-Wave interfere with other wireless electronics?
Z-Wave does a pretty good job of staying out of other electronic's frequencies. If you are looking for a great home automation option, Z-Wave provides it!
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How Much Does Total Connect Cost?
Total Connect is Honeywell's interactive service. The price of a Total Connect account is usually hidden in te cost of monitoring. Not at Alarm Grid.
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Does the Honeywell VISTA 21IP Use Wireless Wifi?
The VISTA 21iP is a wired security panel, which includes its internet. It's communicator attaches to a router via a CAT 5 cable.
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How Do I Turn Voice Chime Off on a 6160V Keypad?
The voice chime on a 6160V can be very helpful. But sometimes you just want to turn it off. Find out how you can do that wit just a few button presses!
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Can a Honeywell 5800pir-res be mounted at 7 feet?
The recommended height to mount a 5800PIR-RES is between 7.5 and 8 feet. Find out how to make sure it is covering a room even if mounted at a height tat is above or below that!
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Can a Window Sensor be Removed w/o Triggering an Alarm?
Trying to bypass a security system? Wondering if there is a way to remove a sensor without making the alarm go off? Find out if it's possible!
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Can I control my Wireless Security System with an iPad?
You can get a wireless security system that is controlled by an iPad. Find out which systems will allow you to do that easily!
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Can I use Wired Contacts on a Honeywell L5100?
Wired contacts can be used with a Honeywell LYNX Touch system, though there is only one zone where they will work.
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