Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use AlarmNet Total Connect on My DSC Security System?
It is impossible for a DSC Security System to use the Total Connect service. This is because Total Connect is designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Alarm Panels. However, a DSC System can use the Alarm.com service if a compatible communicator is added. Learn more about these systems.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5800RPS
The 5800MINI and the 5800RPS are both wireless door and window sensors from Honeywell. The Honeywell 5800MINI is a surface-mount contact that consists of a sensor and a magnet. The Honeywell 5800RPS is a recessed sensor with a plunger switch. Learn more about these two door and window sensors.
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Why Should I Get Home Security?
The most important reason to get home security is to protect yourself, your loved ones and all of your belongings. Another reason is to save money on your homeowner's insurance. Also many people get home security to use Z-Wave home automation. Learn more about what makes home security great.
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How Many Devices Connect to a 2GIG Panel?
The GC3 and the GC2 from 2GIG each support a different number of devices. The GC3 is capable of supporting 100 wireless zones, while the GC2 can only support 60 wireless zones. Both panels will support up to 232 Z-Wave devices. Find out how many devices a 2GIG alarm system can support.
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What Does the Maintenance Feature Do On a 5800COMBO, 5808W3 & 5806W3?
On Honeywell Smokes, the maintenance feature is used to let the user know when they need to clean the device. By cleaning the device regularly and performing proper maintenance, you can ensure that your smoke detector functions properly for many years. Learn more about these Honeywell Smokes.
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Conventional vs Monitored Smoke Detectors
Both conventional smoke detectors and monitored smoke detectors are life-safety devices that activate upon detecting smoke. But only a monitored smoke detector can contact a central station for help. A conventional smoke detector is just a noise-making device. Learn more about smoke detectors.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Qolsys IQ Mini
The 5800MINI and the IQ Mini are both door and window contacts. They are both surface-mount sensors that are relatively small in size. However, they operate at different wireless frequencies, and they are designed for use with different systems. Learn more about the 5800MINI and the IQ MINI.
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How Do I Replace the Battery in My Honeywell Security System?
Replacing the battery for a Honeywell Security System is actually a very simple process. However, some minor tools will be required. The steps will also vary depending on the type of Honeywell System that is being used. Learn how to replace the battery for a Honeywell Security System.
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Honeywell 5800MINI vs Qolsys IQ Recessed Door S
The Honeywell 5800MINI and the Qolsys IQ Recessed Door S are two door and window contacts. They are very different sensors. The IQ Recessed Door S is recessed and encrypted. The 5800MINI is surface-mount and unencrypted. They also work with different panels. Learn more about these contacts.
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How Do I Install a Security System in My Apartment If I Can't Put Holes In the Wall?
Many people who live in apartments believe that they can't get a security system because they can't drill holes in their walls. But this is false. Most wireless systems can use desk stands that eliminate the need for drilling holes or wall mounting. Learn more about apartment security systems.
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