Frequently Asked Questions

Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
The IQ Panel 2 is the latest offering from Qolsys, while the GC2 Go!Control is an older system from 2GIG. Although the IQ Panel 2 is more technically advanced by today's standards, both panels will function well in most modern security setups. Learn more about how these two systems compare.
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2GIG GC3 vs 2GIG GC2
Two of the most popular security panels from 2GIG are the GC3 and the GC2. The GC3 is considered to be 2GIG's flagship panel, while the GC2 is an older model. While the GC3 does offer some upgrades over the GC2, none of these upgrades make the GC2 obsolete. Learn more about the GC3 and the GC2.
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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs Qolsys IQ Panel
The IQ Panel 2 and the IQ Panel are the two security systems from Qolsys. Both panels are easy to operate and set up, and both will provide security and peace of mind for the end user. However, the IQ Panel 2 is considered to be an upgrade over the IQ Panel. Learn more about the Qolsys systems.
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What is a Microwave Motion Detector?
A motion that uses microwave technology will send out microwave signals to determine the structures in a room. The signals will bounce off the structures and return to the sensor with precise timing. A change in this timing means that motion is present. Learn more about microwave sensors.
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ADC-722W vs ADC-721W Alarm.com Camera Comparison
The ADC-722W and the ADC-721W are both outdoor HD cameras that interface with Alarm.com. The 722W is an upgraded version of the 721W, as it offers a higher recording quality and faster connectivity. However, both are excellent cameras. Learn more about the ADC-722W and the ADC-721W.
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Can I Connect Lyric Round to Alexa?
The Lyric Round can connect with Alexa by using the Honeywell Lyric Skill on an Alexa device. The user will need to sync their Lyric account with Alexa before they can control their Lyric Round using Alexa. Learn more about controlling the Lyric Round Thermostat with an Alexa device.
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How Does the Lyric T5 thermostat Communicate?
The Lyric T5 thermostat connects to a WIFI network in order to receive commands from the Lyric App or Apple HomeKit. These platforms use WIFI to send various commands to the Lyric T5 Thermostat, such as to adjust the temperature in the building. Learn more about the Lyric T5 Thermostat.
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Is the Honeywell Lyric Security System Compatible w/ Apple HomeKit?
The Lyric Controller can be operated through Apple HomeKit. Using Apple HomeKit will allow the user to arm their system and operate Z-Wave scenes, just by voicing a command to SIRI. This makes Apple HomeKit very convenient for many users. Learn more about the Lyric Controller and Apple HomeKit.
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Microwave vs. Passive Infrared Motion Detectors
Two of the most common methods for detecting motion are microwave sensing and passive infrared technology. These two methods are both highly effective in detecting motion, but they operate in completely different manners. Learn more about microwave vs. passive infrared motion detection.
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What is the Best Door/Window Sensor for the VISTA 21iP?
The best door and window sensor for a VISTA 21iP depends upon the needs of the end user. The user will need to decide if they want their sensor to be hardwired or wireless. They will also need to choose between recessed and surface-mounted contacts. Learn more about door and window sensors.
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