Frequently Asked Questions

Which Sensors Work w/ Qolsys Systems?
Qolsys Alarm Systems are designed to interface with alarm sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. This includes any security sensor that is manufactured by Qolsys. The company produces both encrypted and non-encrypted sensors for their systems. Learn more about 319.5 MHz sensors.
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How Do I Test My Honeywell 5808W3?
The Honeywell 5808W3 features a test switch on the device for testing its functionality. A user can also test the device using canned smoke and a hair dryer. The user must remember to place their system on test mode before testing the 5808W3. Learn more about testing a Honeywell 5808W3.
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What is an Alarm System?
The centerpiece of a security setup is the alarm system. This serves as the control panel for the rest of the setup. When a sensor is activated, it reports to the alarm system. The alarm system will also report out to the user or a central station if ever necessary. Learn more about alarm systems.
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Can I Change the Volume of an Interlogix Simon XT?
The volume for an Interlogix Simon XT can be adjusted through system programming. To access this menu, the Master Code for the system must be entered. Different volumes can be set for the speaker volume and the status beep volume. Learn more about the volume on an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Can I Use Z-Wave Devices with an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT is capable of interfacing with Z-Wave devices. However, a Z-Wave controller must be installed in the panel in order to do this. A cellular communicator for a Simon XT usually includes a built-in Z-Wave controller. Learn more about using Z-Wave with a Simon XT.
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Can I Set Up WIFI as Primary & GSM as backup on an Interlogix Simon XT?
At this time, Interlogix does not offer WIFI connectivity for their Simon XT System. Instead, a user only has the option of adding a cellular communicator to the panel. This is not a concern due to the outstanding performance and reliability of cellular communication. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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How Do I Add an Interlogix Simon XT to My Local WIFI?
The Simon XT cannot connect to a WIFI network. This is because there is currently no official WIFI card for the panel. Instead, Simon XT users should look into using cellular communication with their system. Cellular service will allow the system to access Alarm.com. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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Can I Arm/Disarm an Interlogix Simon XT From My Phone?
A user can arm and disarm their Simon XT System using their phone if the system is connected with the Alarm.com service. This process involves using the Alarm.com Mobile App to send a signal to the Simon XT System for arming and disarming. Learn more about using Alarm.com with a Simon XT.
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What's the Difference Between an ADT Glass Break and a Honeywell 5853?
The Honeywell 5853 is the same glass break sensor provided by ADT. This means that an ADT glass break sensor can be used in the same manner as a Honeywell 5853. If a user leaves ADT, they can bring their old ADT glass break sensor with them and use it like a 5853. Learn more about this sensor.
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How Do Home Security Systems Work?
A home security system consists of security sensors that connect with an alarm control panel. When a sensor activates, it sends a signal to the panel to let it know about the issue. The panel can then alert the user or a central station if necessary. Learn more about home security systems.
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