Frequently Asked Questions

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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Does Total Connect Work with a VISTA 21ip?
Total Connect works with most of Honeywell's panels, and the VISTA 21iP is no exception. Make sure your VISTA 21iP works with Total Connect, and how to update it so that it will if it doesn't.
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