One of the biggest benefits to having a home alarm system is peace of mind. They offer many features that help ensure that you and your loved ones are safe: from deterring burglary to notifying those in the home of a dangerous situation such as fire. And when coupled with a central station monitoring service, they help to make sure that emergency services are called promptly even when you are unable to. To those still asking if home alarm systems are really necessary, convicted burglars themselves would tell you that they are. As funded by the Alarm Industry Research & Education Foundation, over 400 randomly selected burglars were interviewed and were asked about their decision-making process. An overwhelming 83% said they would attempt to find out if their target home has a burglar alarm and if it has one, about 73% said they would retreat and seek another target. Remember: modern burglars have become wiser, but properly using a well designed alarm system goes a long way.
For homeowners who are looking to beef up home security by getting their very first security system or looking to upgrade their current systems, it is important that you know what you need and what’s actually out there. Any potential buyer should identify their priorities before making a purchase. Do you want to watch your kids real time, what type of alerts do you need, would you want automatic features, etc.?
Whatever it is that you need, trust that Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 has you covered. It is an all-in-one home and business control system that does more than just guard your house. It is also your personal assistant in managing your home.
All-in-one and easy to use
This is a device that can do so much for any home or business establishment all at once. It is an all-in-one control system because it allows for an incredible home automation experience in addition to securing your home. It minds your locks as well as your thermostat. And it can be programmed to fit your needs and routines. These home automation features do require the Z-Wave Control Communication Module for the Lynx.
For whatever it’s worth, things that look good actually make people feel good. And Honeywell Lynx Touch surely looks good. It has a 4.3-inch full-color touchscreen, making it really look cool on any homeowner’s walls. It uses crystal-clear graphic icons and intuitive prompts for easy operation and navigation. To people who think that it takes a rocket scientist to operate a home alarm system, you have clearly not seen Honeywell Lynx Touch yet.
Live video on demand
One of the features of Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 is live video on demand, giving consumers an enhanced user experience. This means users can now view a Honeywell Total Connect IP video camera on demand live directly from the panel’s color touchscreen. If you’re not home, you may also watch live feed from your mobile devices via an app, with a Honeywell Total Connect video account. This is especially useful for parents who want a 24-hour access to their little ones while at work, and for homeowners who have to look after an elderly parent at home.
Z-Wave automation capabilities
Not to offend some homeowners, but Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 could be potentially be a better home manager than you. When integrated with a Honeywell Lynx Z-wave controller, it also doubles as a home automation device that can help lower your electricity bill. It can control thermostats, lighting, and other devices in your home and also schedule nearly 20 events and rules. This gives the homeowner absolute control over every aspect of the home, locally or remotely with Honeywell Total Connect.
Compatible with iOS and Android
No need to worry what your phone’s operating system is. This Honeywell alarm system is compatible with both iOS and Android. Honeywell’s LYNX Connect app allows consumers to use their device in viewing real-time surveillance video from the LAN. Honeywell’s Total Connect app (requires a subscription) allows you to control the system from anywhere.
Garage notification and control
The garage should be among the considerations when buying an alarm system. Aside from the front door, this is a preferred entry point of burglars. But with Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 working with Honeywell Total Connect, never again will you drive away wondering if you left the garage door open.
It can be programmed with garage door automation, notification, and control. Through a “smart” function, the system will be alerted of the status of the garage door and immediately acts upon that knowledge. It is more than just the closing and opening of the door. The system actually knows the garage’s status and acts on it. You may also remotely open and close the garage door if you wish.
Reliable tornado alerts
Most security systems would alert you about burglaries and fire. But this Honeywell security system took it one step further and also issues tornado alerts to US and Canada consumers. These emergency alerts are reflected on the screen based on your zip or postal code. For areas frequented by deadly tornadoes, this information is not only useful but could potentially save lives.
There are a lot of security systems out there, each one promising to keep homes and families safe. It is important to be very discerning and forward-looking. Identify your needs and priorities and look for the one that can truly deliver. Never compromise security. Get a trusted partner to help keep watch of your home and guarantee you a good night’s sleep.