Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Install a Honeywell 951WG in a Door?
Installing a Honeywell 951WG involves drilling holes into both the door and its frame. The sensor and its magnet will be inserted into these holes for a discreet installation. A 2 conductor wire must be run from the alarm system to the sensor. Learn more about installing the 951WG contact.
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How Do I Prevent Pets from Setting off My Motion Detectors?
It can be very troubling when a pet sets off your motion detector. When this happens, it can cause costly false alarms and major inconveniences the end user. Luckily, most sensors can be adjusted to prevent this from happening. Learn how to prevent pets from setting off your motion detectors.
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How Do Alarm Sensors Communicate?
The method that an alarm sensor uses to communicate with the panel varies depending upon the type of sensor. Common communication methods include a wireless RF signal, a hardwired connection and WIFI communication. Continue 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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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 Use the Microphone on a Honeywell Lyric C1?
The Honeywell Lyric C1 includes a built-in microphone for capturing audio. The device will automatically activate whenever the camera starts to record audio. The microphone must be enabled from Total Connect in order for it to function. Keep reading to learn more about the Lyric C1 microphone.
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How Do I Wire a 2W-B?
The 2W-B is a two wire, photoelectric smoke detector which can be wired in parallel to zone 1 on most Honeywell Vista panels. Because the 2W-B is a normally open, life safety device, an end of line resistor is required for proper operation and supervision. Learn how to wire the 2W-B here.
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What is the Default Installer Code for a Lynx Plus L3000?
Like many Honeywell systems, the default installer code on a Honeywell L3000 is 4112. While you can change the installer code, doing so is not necessary. This is because keeping the installer code on an L3000 at its default does not present a security risk. Read on to learn more about this code.
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DBCAM Vs. DBCAM-Trim
The Skybell Doorbell Camera comes in two different styles. There is the original round version, and a new rectangular version, which fits more easily onto a door frame. Though similar, there are some differences between these two models. Check out the specifications for each below.
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How Do I Install a WAVE2 Siren on a Vista Panel?
The Honeywell WAVE2 Siren connects with a Honeywell Vista Panel through the alarm output terminals on the panel. An 18 gauge, 2-conductor wire will connect the bell output terminals on the Vista System to the terminals on the WAVE2. Keep reading to learn more about wiring the WAVE2 Siren.
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