Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Do You Save On Homeowner's Insurance With an Alarm System?
By owning an alarm system, a user can expect to save roughly 5% to 20% on their homeowner's insurance. This amount varies between different insurance companies and location. It is also dependent upon the type of protection that the homeowner receives. Learn more about insurance discounts.
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How Do I Replace Batteries in Honeywell Door/Window Sensors?
Replacing the battery in a Honeywell door and window sensor is a simple process. First determine the type of battery that the sensor uses. Then remove the back cover and the old battery. Finally, insert the new battery into the sensor. Learn more about replacing batteries in a door sensor.
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Can Security Cameras Reduce Homeowner's Insurance?
Having alarm monitoring service can save homeowners a large amount of money in insurance costs. However, security cameras will generally not reduce insurance premiums. That being said, security cameras are still very useful for home security setups. Learn more about security cameras.
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How Does a Glass Break Detector Work?
Many people monitor windows and glass cases using glass break detectors. These devices work by listening for both the thud of an object striking against glass and the actual shattering of glass itself. Both sounds must be present for the device to activate. Learn more about glass break detectors.
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How Do I Upgrade My Alarm to Work on 4G?
Upgrading an alarm system to run 4G cellular communication requires replacing the panel's old 3G cellular communicator with a new 4G cellular communicator. The new communicator will then need to be registered with the alarm monitoring company. Learn more about upgrading an alarm system to 4G.
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What Is the Metlife Homeowner's Insurance Discount Given for Owning an Alarm System?
According to Metlife, a homeowner can expect a discount on their insurance premium of anywhere from 5% to 15% for owning an alarm system. However, this discount is dependent upon several different factors. Learn more about the insurance discounts offered by Metlife for owning an alarm system.
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How Do I Turn Off My Honeywell Alarm System's Chime?
Turning of the chime on a Honeywell Alarm System is very easy. However, the process will vary slightly depending upon what type of Honeywell Panel is being used. Hardwired Vista Panels follow a different process than wireless Honeywell Systems. Learn more about the chime on a Honeywell system.
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What Is Compatible w/ the Honeywell L5210?
The L5210 is a versatile system that is compatible with many different sensors and communicators. The panel can also used to control Z-Wave devices once a Z-Wave controller has been added. The L5210 is also compatible with the Total Connect service. Learn more about the compatibility of the L5210.
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How Do I Program a Z-Wave Lock into a Lyric Security System?
A Z-Wave lock can be enrolled with a Lyric Controller through the automation menu of the system. The enrollment process involves clearing the lock and the programming it with the system. The lock can then be installed and tested. Learn more about programming a Z-Wave lock with a Lyric Controller.
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What Does CDMA Stand For?
The term CDMA is an acronym that stands for Code-Division Multiple Access. It refers to the type of radio systems used in Verizon's 3G cellular network. CDMA communicators have largely been replaced by communicators that can access Verizon's 4G and LTE networks. Learn more about CDMA.
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