Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Program My Alarm Using Just Total Connect 2.0?
Most alarm system programming is done at the panel and cannot be completed through the Total Connect 2.0 service. Total Connect 2.0 is mostly for interacting with your system once it has already been programmed, not for actually setting up the system. Read on to learn more about Total Connect.
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All of the product reviews and company testimonials featured on the Alarm Grid website are 100% real. The same can be said for any reviews on third-party sites. We strive to provide an open door policy where customers are free to share their experiences with Alarm Grid. Keep reading to learn more.
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How Long Does a Honeywell Siren Sound When it’s Activated?
The length of time that an activated Honeywell siren will sound for depends on the panel's bell timeout setting. Once this duration of time has passed, the siren will stop making noise. It is possible to set different bell timeouts for security sirens and fire sirens. Keep reading to learn more.
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How Do I Add a Cellular Module to a Lyric Controller?
The Lyric features an expansion slot on its side where a cellular module can be added. Within advanced settings, there is an option for installing a cellular communicator. Put the Lyric into this mode, and then insert the module into the slot. Keep reading to learn more about this Lyric add-on.
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What Kind of Security Systems are Compatible w/ Total Connect?
Total Connect is exclusively for use with Honeywell security systems. This includes any VISTA Panel, any LYNX Series Panel and the Lyric Controller. With Total Connect, you can arm and disarm your system, check the status of your sensors and control Z-Wave devices. Learn more about Total Connect.
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How Do I Open My 2GIG GC2 Security System?
To open up a 2GIG GC2 panel, you will need a flathead screwdriver. Lay the system face down, and use the screwdriver to release the latches that hold the back cover in place. Once both latches have been released, you can pull the back cover off. Learn more about opening up a GC2 system.
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Can I Add Sensors to My Home Alarm on My Own?
Programming sensors to a home alarm system is a task that can be completed by an end user. To do this, the user will need to know the Installer Code for their system. This code will allow the user to access zone programming so that they can program a sensor. Learn more about adding sensors.
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How Do I Add a Picture to a Honeywell L7000?
Users have no way to add pictures to a Honeywell LYNX Touch system, such as the L7000. Previously, this was done using the Total Connect service. However, Honeywell removed this capability, and now it is impossible to upload pictures to an L7000 panel. Learn more about pictures on the L7000.
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How Do I Setup the Slideshow on My Honeywell LYNX Touch?
The slideshow feature on a LYNX Touch will have a series of images appear on the panel's screen if the system is left idle for a predetermined period of time. To do this, you must have images uploaded to your LYNX Touch system. There is currently no way to upload new images. Read on to learn more.
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If I Lose My Key Fob Can I Delete it from the System?
If your key fob becomes lost or stolen, you will be able to delete it from your security system. This will prevent the device from being used if it falls into the wrong hands. However, the process for deleting the key fob does vary between systems. Read on to learn how to delete a key fob.
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