Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Best Alarm Contacts for Sliding Doors?
When selecting a contact for a sliding door, it is generally wise to choose a thin contact so that it can properly fit on the sliding door. The user will need to decide if they want to use a wireless contact or a wired contact. Learn more about choosing an alarm contact for a sliding door.
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Can a LYNXr Text Me Alerts?
The LYNXr is incapable of sending text alerts. This is because the system cannot sync with Total Connect 2.0. If a user wants a security system that can send text alerts, they will need to upgrade to a newer system. Learn more about the Honeywell LYNXr and upgrading to a newer system.
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How Do I Change the Volume on a Honeywell Alarm System?
The process for adjusting the volume on a Honeywell alarm system depends upon what type of Honeywell control panel is being used. A Honeywell touchscreen panel can have its volume adjusted from the settings menu, but a Honeywell Vista cannot. Learn more about adjusting a Honeywell panel's volume.
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Can the Lyric's SiXPIR Motion Be Used to Trigger HomeKit Scenes?
It is possible for a SiXPIR motion to activate scenes that have been set up through Apple HomeKit. The Lyric Controller will sync the motion and HomeKit. The SiXPIR will activate an automation on HomeKit, which will then activate the scene. Learn more about using devices to trigger HomeKit scenes.
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What Is the Best No-Contract Alarm System for a House?
There are several alarm systems that are great for use in houses. We advise choosing a wireless system due to their overall ease of use and versatility. The choice of which system to use largely comes down to preference. All of our systems are no-contract. Learn more about choosing an alarm system.
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How Do I Disarm My Alarm System?
In order to disarm an alarm system, it is necessary to know the Master Code or a valid user code for the security system. The exact process for disarming an alarm system varies between different types of security panels. Learn how to disarm your alarm system by following this helpful guide.
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What Are the Best Wireless Door/Window Alarm Contacts?
Door and window contacts are some of the most important security sensors that are used with security systems. This type of device will monitor a door or a window and let the user know when it has been opened. We offer many great wireless door and window contacts. Discover which ones are the best.
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What are Master Codes and Installer Codes?
Master Codes and Installer Codes are very different. They each have different authority levels, and they are each used for different programming functions.
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Can My Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System Send Me a Text Message When Triggered?
A user is capable of receiving text messages regarding their Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System. These text messages are sent from Total Connect. This is an interactive service that syncs with the user's Honeywell security system. Learn more about receiving text alerts from Total Connect.
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How Do I Program a Motion for Night Stay on my Honeywell L5210, L7000?
Programming a motion for Night Stay will bypass the sensor during a regular Arm Stay. However, the motion will still be active if the system is armed in Night Stay mode. The zone for the motion will need to have an "Interior" Response Type. Learn more about programming a motion for Night Stay.
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