Frequently Asked Questions

What Gauge Wire Should I Use for Door/Window Contacts?
Alarm Grid recommends using 18-gauge, 2-conductor wire for door and window sensors. But many DIY installers use 16-gauge or 22-gauge wire without issue. Learn about wired sensors.
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Will an Encore FireFighter FF345 Work w/ a CO?
The Encore FireFighter FF345 is a life-safety sensor takeover module that listens for the unique temporal sound of an activated smoke or CO sensor. Learn about the FF345.
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Does a 6280 Have a Built-In Receiver?
The Honeywell 6280 is a touchscreen keypad designed for use with a Honeywell VISTA Alarm System. It does not have a built-in receiver. Learn about the Honeywell 6280.
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How Many Repeaters Can I Add to a Honeywell System?
Technically, one wireless repeater can be added to a Honeywell System for each available wireless system zone. But most systems won't need more than one. Learn about repeaters.
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Why Did Honeywell Discontinue the 4GL and Replace it w/ the 3GL?
The Honeywell 4GL was the original name of the Honeywell 3GL Communicator. Both modules have since been discontinued. Learn about the Honeywell 3GL Cellular Communicator.
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How Do I Program an Encore FireFighter FF345?
The Encore FireFighter FF345 is a wireless life-safety sensor takeover module that can be auto-enrolled with a compatible system. Learn how to program an Encore FireFighter FF345.
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Is a Honeywell VISTA 20P Compatible w/ Already Existing Hardwire Security Systems?
A Honeywell VISTA 20P will not work in conjunction with an existing security system. But it can be used to replace or upgrade an older system. Learn about the Honeywell VISTA 20P.
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What Gauge Wire Should I Use w/ a Honeywell L5200?
It is recommended that 18-gauge, 2-conductor wire is used when wiring a Honeywell L5200. But a Honeywell LT-Cable can be used to make the process easier. Learn about the Honeywell L5200.
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How Do I Create an Automation in Apple HomeKit?
An Automation is a smart home action that is performed automatically by the Apple HomeKit. New Automations can be created using an iOS device. Learn how to use Apple HomeKit.
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Which Battery Does the Honeywell FG1625 Use?
The Honeywell FG1625 is a hardwired glass break sensor that does not use a battery. The system backup battery will keep it running if power loss occurs. Learn about the FG1625.
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