Frequently Asked Questions

Are Wired or Wireless Security Systems Better?
In terms of functionality, wired systems can do virtually everything wireless systems can. However, wireless systems are easier to set up, and they require fewer add-ons. this makes wireless systems better for new users. Learn more about the differences between wired and wireless security systems.
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Honeywell vs 2GIG vs Qolsys
Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys are three different manufacturers of security systems. Each of these companies produces outstanding panels that are designed for use with alarm monitoring service. Let's take a closer look at Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys and see what each company has to offer.
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Which Outdoor Cameras are Compatible w/ Total Connect?
Honeywell currently makes only one outdoor camera that is compatible with their Total Connect service. This is their brand-new Lyric OC1, also known as the IPCAM-WOC1. This state-of-the-art security camera is perfect for use in an outdoor setting. Learn more about the Lyric OC1 Camera.
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Where is the VISTA-20P Bell Supervision?
The Honeywell Vista-20P offers supervision of the bell circuit in various ways on different revisions of the control panel. In early versions, the feature was always enabled, with the option to enable or disable supervision being introduced in later versions. Read on to learn more.
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What is a Telco Fault?
When a Honeywell Panel is experiencing problems with its telephone communication, a telco fault message might be displayed. The message can be displayed on any Honeywell Panel that uses POTS communication. Fortunately, there are ways to clear this error. Learn more about telco fault errors.
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Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 VS Honeywell Vista 21iP
The L7000 and the Vista 21iP are both alarm systems from Honeywell. The L7000 is a wireless all-in-one system, while the Vista 21iP is a more traditional hardwired system. This makes the two systems very different in how they operate. Learn more about these two Honeywell Control Panels.
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Honeywell L7000 VS Honeywell L5210
The L7000 and the L5210 are both wireless all-in-one panels from the Honeywell LYNX Touch Series. They are very similar panels that offer nearly identical features and capabilities. However, the L7000 is slightly more robust than the L5210. Learn more about these two Honeywell Security Systems.
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Honeywell LYNX Touch & LYNX Plus vs. VISTA systems
Check out our breakdown of the differences between the LYNX Touch and Plus wireless alarm panels vs. VISTA wired security systems
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Honeywell Lyric Security System VS L7000 VS L5210
The Lyric, L7000 and L5210 are all wireless all-in-one panels from Honeywell. The Lyric is Honeywell's newest and most advanced system. The L7000 and L5210 are from the older LYNX Touch Series, and they are not advanced. However, all three are great systems. Learn more about these Honeywell Panels.
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How Do I Activate the 2GIG CDMAV-A-GC3 in a 2GIG GC3?
A monitoring company that is also an Alarm.com dealer must activate the CDMAV-A-GC3. Learn how to install the unit in the GC3 system and get it activated.
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