Frequently Asked Questions

What is an 803 Signal on a VISTA Panel?
When an AlarmNet device on a Vista panel indicates a trouble condition for itself, it uses zone 803, to prevent confusion with a protection zone. Read on!
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How Do I Add an External Siren to a Honeywell L5200?
The Honeywell L5200 has no built-in bell output. The built-in trigger can be used with a hard-wired relay, or the 5800RL can be used with a power supply.
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What is the "Abort Window Dialer Delay" on a 2GIG Security System?
The Abort Window Dial Delay can be applied to burglary zones, and gives a user the chance to disarm prior to an alarm report being sent. Read on to learn more.
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How Do I Connect My iPhone to a Lyric Gateway?
Users can connect their iPhone to a Lyric Gateway after configuring the Total Connect 2.0 or MyHome Gateway apps. Learn how to connect an iPhone to a Gateway.
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Can I Turn off the Red Light in My Honeywell 5800PIR?
The 5800PIR is able to deactivate its red light, this will require the unit to be out of Walk Test mode. To learn more about the 5800PIR, continue reading.
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Honeywell 6160 vs 6162?
The Honeywell 6160 and Honeywell 6162 are both alphanumeric, backlit keypads that can be used with a VISTA wired alarm system. Learn about the two keypads.
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Which Cameras are Compatible with the Lyric Security System?
The only cameras that are compatible with the Honeywell Lyric Security System are proprietary Honeywell IPCAMs. Learn about these cameras and how to use them.
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How Do I Program a SiXSMOKE to a Lyric Security System?
Only an alarm company monitoring the Honeywell Lyric Gateway can program a SiXSMOKE to the security system. Learn why this is and how to program a SiXSMOKE.
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What Field is Device Programming on a VISTA-21iP?
There is no single device programming field on the 21iP. Device programming refers to any device connected to the keypad bus. Learn about device programming.
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Honeywell IS-3035 vs DT8035 Motion Detector?
The difference between the IS-3035 motion and the DT-8035 motion is that the DT-8035 uses PIR and microwave to detect motion. Learn about the two devices.
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