Identify Your Existing Security Alarm System!

Identify My Alarm System

Its very common alarm system owners know very little about their existing alarm equipment.  If you are considering making a move to a lower priced, no contract alarm monitoring provider such as SafeHomeCentral its important we know what brand and model security system you own.  This help’s us confirm compatability with our central station as well as what options such as interactive services for remote control of your system from a cell phone is possible.

The simplest way to get started is to just match up a picture below to what you see on your wall or countertop.  Check both the Wireless Alarm Systems as well as Hardwired Alarm Panel sections.  In some cases the dealer may have placed their own private label on the keypad.  This happens all the time with national companies such as ADT.  These dealers don’t make the equipment but may confuse identification since rather than saying Honeywell on the keypad it may say ADT for example.  

Wireless Alarm Systems

A Wireless All-in-One (AIO) alarm system does not have the traditional control box rather it is built into the main keypad alone with wireless receiver and siren.  Most modern security systems are these types of alarm systems today and very powerful for their small size.

Honeywell Lyric Controller Wireless Alarm System

Honeywell Lyric Controller

WIFI enabled with LTE cell option

AlarmNet

Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 Wireless Alarm System

Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000

WIFI and LTE cell options

AlarmNet

Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 Wireless Alarm System

Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210

Landline enabled, WIFI and LTE cell options

AlarmNet

Honeywell Lynx Plus L3000 Wireless Alarm System

Honeywell Lynx Plus

Landline enabled, WIFI and LTE cell options

AlarmNet

GE-Simon-3

Interlogix/GE Simon

Landline only or external universal LTE cellular options

Telguard, Alula

Interlogix Simon XT

Interlogix/GE Simon XT

Landline enabled, LTE Cellular options

Alarm.com

Interlogix Simon XTi All-In-One Wireless Alarm System

Interlogix/GE Simon XTi

Landline enabled, LTE Cellular options

Alarm.com

Interlogix Simon XTi-5

Interlogix/GE Simon Xti-5

Landline enabled, LTE Cellular options

Alarm.com

2GIG GC2 Wireless Security System

2GIG GC2

Landline enabled, LTE Cellular optional

Alarm.com, Telguard, SecureNet

2GIG Rely Wireless Alarm System

2GIG Rely

3G cellular can no longer be activated

SecureNet

2GIG GC2e

LTE Cellular Optional

Alarm.com, SecureNet

2GIG GC3 Wireless Home Security Panel

2GIG GC3

LTE Cellular Optional

Alarm.com

DSC Impassa Wireless Home Security System

DSC Impassa

Cellular communicator required

*If an ADT model then only ADT can monitor it

Alarm.com

DSC Touch Wireless System

DSC Touch

3G only.  Can no longer be activated for monitoring

DSC iOtega

WIFI and optional LTE cellular versions

SecureNet, Alarm.com

DSC Alexor

Landline only or external universal cellular options

Telguard, Alula

Alula Connect+ Wireless Home Security

Alula Helix/Connect+

WIFI and/or LTE cellular options

Alula, SecureNet

Qolsys-IQ-Panel-2

Qolsys IQ Panel 2/2+

Dual-path WIFI and LTE Cellular

Alarm.com

Qolsys IQ Panel

WIFI and 3G cellular – Can no longer be activated

Alarm.com

honeywell-l5200-lynx-touch-wireless-control-panel

Honeywell Lynx Touch L5200

WIFI and 3G cellular – Can no longer be activated

AlarmNet

Hardwired Panels With Keypads

A hardwired security system will have a metal box with all of the door, window, motions, keypads etc. all connecting back.  This is the control box.  Its generally hidden out of view in a closet, garage, or basement.  A hardwired control can still have wireless sensors in the mix especially to locations where running wiring is extremely difficult so an add-on wireless receiver is added.

Honeywell Vista-20P Hardwired Alarm Panel

Honeywell Hardwired Panel Models

Ademco 4110, 4110DL, 4110XM, 4110XMP, 4120XM, 4130, 4140XMP, 4150, 4180, 5110XM, 5120XM, 5140XM, Vista-10SE, Vista100, Vista-10P, Vista-10SE, Vista-128, Vista-128FBP, Vista-128BP, Vista-128BPT, Vista-15, Vista-15P, Vista-15PSIA, Vista-20, Vista-20P, Vista-20SE, Vista-21IP, Vista-250BP, Vista-30P, Vista-32FB, Vista-40, Vista-50, Vista-50P

Landline enabled, IP Internet and cellular options

AlarmNet, Alarm.com, Telguard, Alula

Honeywell Tuxedo Keypad For Vista Series Hardwired Alarm Systems

Honeywell Tuxedo

Honeywell 6150 Keypad

Honeywell 6150

Honeywell 6160 Keypad

Honeywell 6160

Honeywell 6128

Honeywell 6139

DSC PC1832 Hardwired Alarm Panel

DSC Hardwired Panel Models

Power832, Power834, PC1616, PC1832, PC1864, HS2016, HS2032, HS2064

Landline enabled, IP Internet and cellular options

Alarm.com, UpLink, Telguard, Alula

DSC PK5500 Series Keypad

DSC PK5500

DSC PK5516

DSC PTK5507 Touchscreen Keypad

DSC PTK5507

Interlogix/GE Hardwired Panel Models

NetworX NX-4, NetworX NX-6, NetworX NX-8, NetworX NX-8E, Concord 4

Landline enabled, IP Internet and cellular options

Alarm.com, Alula, Telguard

CONCORD-4-EXPRESS-KEYPAD

NetworX LCD

Interlogix Concord 4 Touchscreen

Concord 4 Touchscreen

Interlogix NX-108E LED Keypad

NX-108E

Interlogix Concord LCD

Concord LCD

DSC PC1832 Hardwired Alarm Panel

Napco Hardwired Panel Models

Gemini P1632, Gemini P1664, Gemini, P3200, Gemini P400, Gemini P800, Gemini P816, Gemini P9600, MA1000, MA1008, MA1016, MA3000

Landline enabled, IP Internet and cellular options

Telguard, Alula

Magnum Alert

GEM-RP1CAe2

Questions, Questions, Questions

There are indeed questions that must be asked when a potential customer reachs out for new alarm monitoring service especially if they do not know exactly what system they own.  In some cases it was installed years ago and the original receipt is lost or perhaps you inherited this system when you moved into the house with no information left by the last homeowner.

POTS Landline Telephone Alarm Monitoring
IP Internet WIFO Alarm Monitoring
Cellular Alarm Monitoring by SafeHomeCentral.com

Are you using Landline, Internet, or Cellular for communication to a central station? 

In the old days it was always landline but few homeowners have a real landline any more.  Its possible to use VoIP which is a landline-like telephone service from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) but unless this line is wired to the alarm panel it is not an option.  Keep in mind that VoIP is not a reliable communication path to a central station.  Some ISPs have a fairly good service while others are horrible and the transmission just will not go through because VoIP was not meant for digital signaling but voice.

Internet and cellular communication, while more reliable and faster, can also provide interactive services if your control panel supports it.  If you have a hardwired panel the Internet or cellular communicator is a small box generally mounted next to the control panel.  In a wireless AIO system the system may have a cellular, WIFI, or both card inside.  What is important for us (or any dealer) is the MAC Address or IMEI number on the card (or inside the communicator addon box).  This is how we register your communicator for service.

Pricing is based on communication path as well as interactive support options so be sure to understand this component.

NOTE: If your system/panel has an existing cellular communicator it MUST be 4G/LTE to be activated with AT&T or Verizon.  If you have an older 3G model for example you will need to update to an LTE communicator to make a switch to any new security dealer.  Some panels require a firmware update to use an LTE card.

Honeywell LTE-XV-TC2 Vista Prom Upgrade and LTE Cellular Communicator Kit

External Cellular or Internet Communicator For Hardwired Panel

Honeywell LTE-L3V LTE Communicator For Lynx Plus

Cellular or WIFI Communicator Card For AIO Wireless Panel

honeywell lyriclte-a att lte cellular communicator for lyric

Cellular Communicator Module For AIO Wireless Panel

Do you want to remote arm/disarm your security system?

Interactive services is what provides remote arm and diarm functionality from a smartphone, tablet, or PC as well as Z-Wave home automation to control lights, locks, and thermostats.  The particular alarm panel or communicator in use determines if Z-Wave capability is possible with interactive services.  Its worth pointing out interactive services is ONLY possible with Internet or cellular communication.  Landline communications is a dial-out service and will not work with interactive services.

Interactive Services Remote Arm and Disarm

If in doubt just hit us up on Chat or give us a call to discuss!  

We’re here 7 days a week, 9am-9pm EDT for technical and pre-sales support.

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