Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Turn Off My Honeywell Alarm System?
There is no true off button on a Honeywell alarm system. To power down your panel, you must disconnect both its backup battery and its plug-in transformer. Then check the panel's keypad or its display screen to make sure that it is off. Learn more about shutting down a Honeywell alarm system.
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Honeywell Lyric Security System vs. 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
While the Honeywell Lyric Controller is the newer and more modern system, the 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control) keeps up with it relatively well. The Lyric offers a larger touchscreen than the GC2. Also, the Lyric can use encrypted sensors, while the GC2 cannot. Learn more about these two security panels.
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Honeywell Lyric Security System vs 2GIG GC3
There are surprisingly few differences between the Lyric Controller and the 2GIG GC3. Both are the flagship security panels from their respective manufacturers. Either one is an excellent choice as the centerpiece for a home or business security setup. Learn more about these two great panels.
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What is the Best Z-Wave Lamp Module for the Honeywell L5210, L7000?
The Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 and L7000 systems are compatible with many different Z-Wave lamp modules. One excellent lamp module to use with these systems is the 2GIG PD300EMZ5-1. Learn more about this fantastic lamp module and how it can interface with the Honeywell Lynx Touch systems.
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How Do I Know if My 4219's DIP Switches Are Turned "On"?
A Honeywell 4219 is used to add eight additional hardwired zones to a Vista panel. Certain DIP switch combinations will assign the hardwired terminals on the 4219 to different zones on the panel. A DIP switch that is facing up is in the "on" position. Learn more about the 4219 zone expander.
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How Do I Connect the Lyric Security System to HomeKit?
Connecting the Honeywell Lyric Controller to Apple HomeKit is a relatively easy process. The Lyric must first be on its latest firmware. The user can then download the Apple Home App and add the Lyric Controller to HomeKit. Learn more about connecting the Lyric Controller to Apple HomeKit.
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How Do I Change My Alarm System's Code?
The process for changing a code on an alarm system varies depending on the type of panel that is being used. You will need to know the Master Code for the system in order to do this. It is possible to change the Master Code and any user code. Learn more about changing codes on a security system.
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Can I Connect a GC3 to Apple HomeKit?
There is no way to control a 2GIG GC3 system using Apple HomeKit. This is because the Apple Home App is unable to detect a GC3 panel. However, other voice assistants, like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, are compatible with the GC3 system. Learn more about the 2GIG GC3 and its compatibility.
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Can I Connect a GC2 to Apple HomeKit?
In order to function with Apple HomeKit, a device must be able to be recognized by the Apple Home App. Since the 2GIG GC2 cannot be recognized by the Home App, it cannot function with HomeKit. However, certain other voice assistants can control a GC2. Learn more about the compatibility of the GC2.
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What Does FC Stand For on My Alarm System?
An FC code indicates that a Honeywell VISTA System is having trouble communicating. This message is often displayed on a keypad when the panel previously used its built-in dialer to send signals. This error code can be cleared by most end users. Learn more about the FC code on a VISTA panel.
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