Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best Cold Temperature Detecting PIR Sensor?
The 5800PIR is a motion sensor that can also be programmed as a temperature sensor. There is also the 5800PIR-COM, which has an extended detection range. Learn about the 5800PIR.
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How Do I Factory Default My Kwikset Z-Wave Lock?
Most Kwikset Z-Wave Locks have a "program" button that can be used to perform a factory reset. Learn how to factory default your Kwikset Lock and what happens when you do this.
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How Do I Exclude My Kwikset Z-Wave Lock?
Kwikset Z-Wave Locks usually have a button labeled "A" for both including and excluding. Press the button with the hub in its exclusion mode to exclude. Learn about Kwikset Locks.
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How Do I Include My Kwikset Z-Wave Lock?
Most Z-Wave locks from Kwikset have a learn button labeled "A". You should press this button while the system is in its Z-Wave inclusion mode to enroll. Learn about Kwikset locks.
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What Does SIA Mean on a VISTA-P Alarm System?
A panel listed as SIA is complaint with the standards outlined by the Security Industry Association. The standards help to reduce false alarms. Learn about SIA compliant systems.
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How Do I Program an Encore FireFighter FF345 to a 2GIG GC3?
The best way to program an Encore FireFighter FF345 to a 2GIG GC3 is to auto-enroll it. Put the panel in its learn mode, and press the FF345 learn button. Learn about the FF345.
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How Do I Turn Off Arm-Confirm on a 2GIG GC3 Alarm System?
Arm-Confirm on a 2GIG GC3 is Question 19 in Panel Programming. The setting is called "Keyfob Arm/Disarm Confirmation". Learn how to access programming and disable this setting.
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How Do I Turn Off Arm-Confirm on a 2GIG Go!Control Alarm System?
Arm-Confirm can be disabled on a 2GIG GC2 Go!Control by setting Question 74 in programming to (0) Disabled. Learn about the Arm-Confirm setting on a GC2 and how to configure it.
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What Is the Best Wireless Recessed Door/Window Alarm Contact?
Wireless recessed door and windows contacts are great for users who want an aesthetically pleasing installation. Learn which recessed contacts are the best ones from Alarm Grid.
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How Do I Deactivate My Alarm System?
You must deactivate your system with your existing alarm company if you want to bring it to a new company. New equipment may be needed. Learn how to deactivate your alarm system.
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