Frequently Asked Questions

Which Wires Do I Use When Wiring a 2-Tone Siren?
You will need to connect the negative wire and one of the available positive wires of the siren to the alarm system. Learn how to connect a 2-tone siren.
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Does the Honeywell L5100 System Support Instant Arming?
The Honeywell L5100 LYNX Plus alarm and home automation system does indeed support instant arming feature. Learn how to use instant arming with all of your systems.
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How do I Control the Lights Using my Lyric Gateway Unit?
The Lyric Gateway can control Z-Wave lights and switches with its built in Z-Wave controller. Learn how to set up and use the Z-Wave lights with the Gateway.
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Can I Mount a WAVE2 Siren Outside?
Though the WAVE2 siren’s operating temp is from 20F - 175F, it is not weatherproof and is rated for indoor use only. Continue reading for more about the WAVE2.
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Can Apartment Dwellers Install a Security System?
Yes, installing a wireless, self contained security system makes it easy for apartment dwellers to do. Find out why a wireless security system is ideal
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How Do I Determine the Age of a Honeywell Wireless Smoke Detector?
When Honeywell smokes are made, a date code sticker is affixed to indicate the date when this occurred. Read on and learn how to interpret this date code.
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What Does a Security System Zone Expander Do?
A security system zone expander lets a security system add additional hardwired zones. Learn how to use a 4219 zone expander with a VISTA wired system.
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What Is In the Total Connect 2.0 Plus Plan?
The Total Connect Plus plan has all the features of a regular Total Connect plan with the sensor open and close notification feature. Learn about this feature.
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Can a VISTA Security System Use 2 Wireless Receivers?
The number of receivers supported by a Vista panel depends on the panel used, as well as other factors. Find out how many wireless receivers are supported.
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Honeywell 5806W3 vs 5808W3
The Honeywell 5808W3 is a wireless Photoelectric Smoke with a built-in heat detector. The 5806W3 is a wireless Photoelectric Smoke only. Find out more!
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