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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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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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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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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How Long Is an Alarm Contract?
The length of an alarm contract is determined by the alarm monitoring company and agreed upon by the end user. At Alarm Grid, we are a no-contract monitoring company, and we do not lock our customers into any sort of contract. Learn more about why alarm contracts are a major hassle.
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What Loop Number Does a Resolution Products RE508x Use?
When using a Resolution Products RE508x with a Honeywell or 2GIG System, it will use Loop Number 1. This device will allow you to use hardwired security sensors with a wireless alarm system. The device can also be used with Cryptix, Interlogix (GE) and DSC Systems. Learn more about the RE508x.
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Honeywell VAM vs Tuxedo Touch
The Honeywell VAM and the Tuxedo Touch are both Z-Wave controllers for Honeywell VISTA Alarm Systems. However, the VAM only offers Z-Wave compatibility, while the Tuxedo Touch is a complete touchscreen keypad that can serve as a secondary access point for the system. Learn more about these add-ons.
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