Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell 5800MINI vs Honeywell 5817CB
The 5800MINI and the 5817CB are both wireless door and window contacts from Honeywell. The 5817CB doubles as a wireless transmitter, but the 5800MINI doesn't. The 5800MINI comes with a magnet, but the 5817CB doesn't. The 5800MINI is more compact than the 5817CB. Learn more about these two devices.
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Are Wired or Wireless Security Systems Better?
In terms of functionality, wired systems can do virtually everything wireless systems can. However, wireless systems are easier to set up, and they require fewer add-ons. this makes wireless systems better for new users. Learn more about the differences between wired and wireless security systems.
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Honeywell Lyric Controller vs Qolsys IQ Panel 2
The Lyric Controller from Honeywell and the IQ Panel 2 from Qolsys are two of our most advanced alarm systems. They offer very similar performance and capabilities. However, they are manufactured by different companies, and they use different sensors and services. Learn more about these two panels.
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Honeywell vs 2GIG vs Qolsys
Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys are three different manufacturers of security systems. Each of these companies produces outstanding panels that are designed for use with alarm monitoring service. Let's take a closer look at Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys and see what each company has to offer.
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How Do I Set Up a Pet Alley Lens On a PIR Motion?
Installing a pet alley lens on a PIR motion is very easy. First remove the front cover and the support frame. Then take out the old lens and install the pet alley lens. Make sure the new lens is properly aligned. Finally, reapply the frame and cover. Learn more about replacing a PIR motion lens.
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Which Cameras Are Compatible w/ the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 uses Alarm.com Cameras. A user will access their Alarm.com account to view the live video feed for their cameras and to change any of their settings or configurations. An alarm monitoring plan with video surveillance is needed to do this. Learn more about ADC Cameras.
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Thermostat Econ Recovery vs Fast Recovery?
A common feature on most modern thermostats is for the user to choose between Econ Recovery and Fast Recovery. This is used to determine how much energy the system will use in raising or lowering the temperature and how long the full temperature adjustment will take. Learn more about this feature.
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How Do I Use a Honeywell Tuxedo Touch to Add/Delete Zones?
The Tuxedo Touch has a function known as console mode that allows it to function as an alphanumeric keypad. This mode can be used to add and delete zones, much in the same manner as a regular alarm keypad for a VISTA System. Learn more about using a Tuxedo Touch to add and delete zones.
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How Many Hardwired Zones Are Available on a VISTA 20P?
The Vista-20P has eight hardwired zones. Only Zone 1 can use 2-wire smokes. Zones 2 - 8 can be doubled using a special resistor setup for a total of 15 hardwired zones. With up to five Honeywell 4219 Zone Expanders, the panel supports up to 48 hardwired zones. Learn more about the VISTA 20P.
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Honeywell Lyric Controller vs. Honeywell LYNX Touch Systems
Honeywell is known for making great wireless all-in-one alarm panels. These panels include the new Lyric Controller and the LYNX Touch Systems. All of these panels operate in a similar manner. However, the Lyric is newer and more robust than the LYNX Touch Systems. Learn more about these panels.
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