Frequently Asked Questions

What Siri Shortcuts are Available w/ Alarm.com?
Nearly any system command can be programmed as an Alarm.com Siri Shortcut. But each command must be individually programmed. Learn about ADC Siri Shortcuts.
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How Does a Door Contact Sensor Work?
The typical door contact consists of a sensor and a magnet. When the door opens, the magnet separates from the sensor. The sensor then alerts the panel. Learn about door contacts.
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Can I Use the 2GIG GC3 w/o Paying for a Subscription?
If a 2GIG GC3 is used without a paid monitoring subscription, then it can only serve as a local noisemaker. Find out what this means and why monitoring service is very important.
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Are There Security Systems Better Than a Qolsys IQ Panel Alarm System?
The original Qolsys IQ Panel is a good alarm system, but there are still some better systems available, like the IQ Panel 2. Find out which systems are better than the IQ Panel.
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Are There Security Systems Better Than a Honeywell L5100 Alarm System?
There are many wireless systems that are superior to the Honeywell L5100 in every way possible. But many people still use the L5100. Find out how the L5100 Alarm System stacks up.
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Will Total Connect 2.0 Work w/ a VISTA-50P?
The VISTA-50P is an older system that cannot be used with Total Connect 2.0. A user should upgrade to a newer system if they want access to TC2. Learn about the VISTA-50P and TC2.
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Can I Update the Firmware On a VISTA-P Alarm System?
A firmware update for a VISTA P-Series System comes with a PROM Chip upgrade. Certain VISTA Panels can make these upgrades. Learn if your VISTA System can receive a new PROM Chip.
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How Much Money Can I Save Using a Programmable Thermostat?
You can save money by setting up a programmable smart thermostat to heat and cool your home based on your usual schedule. Find out how much a programmable thermostat can save you.
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Will ADC-V721W Only Work w/ Alarm.Com?
An ADC-V721W is a security camera designed for us with Alarm.com. It will not work unless it is connected with the Alarm.com service. Learn about the ADC-V721W Security Camera.
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What Is the Difference Between Slim Line and Regular Alarm Sensors?
A sensor that is considered "slim line" is thinner than a regular alarm sensor. This makes slim line sensors better for applications with limited space. Learn about alarm sensors.
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