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6 Smart Features of the Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 Kit 3

What do you want your alarm system to do for you? That is the ultimate question you have to ask yourself when purchasing or upgrading your home security system. Is it enough that it alerts you every time something suspicious happens? Or do you want it to do something more such as manage your home?

If you want an alarm system that does it all for you, get your hands on the Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 Kit 3, an upgrade from the older Lynx L5200. This is an all-in-one home and business control system that does everything from keeping an eye on your property and loved ones 24/7, alerts you wherever you are, and features home automation capabilities. It is indeed one of the most flexible, most reliable, and most user-friendly security systems for your home or business.

Still not convinced? Have a peek into what one of the top Honeywell kits has in store for you.

Easy and Pretty

easy and pretty

Get an an impressive feature of a 4.3-inch color touchscreen with the Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210
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The combination of pretty and easy-to-operate is something very refreshing about alarm systems, which used to have the reputation of being overly technical. “What am I supposed to do with all these wires?” is a common question and point of reluctance. But now that most alarm system kits have gone wireless, they have also become more user-friendly.

Honeywell home security has taken it a several notches higher with the Lynx L5210 with its easy-to-install, operate, and navigate alarm system. The panel’s intuitive, easy-to-use interface is featured in a 4.3-inch color graphic touchscreen with a resolution of 470×256 pixels. The words and icons are large, clear, and easy to read and understand. There are two dedicated keys: one for easy access to the home screen and one for emergency functions. With a home menu designed for easy navigation, it won’t take a rocket scientist to make this Honeywell device work the way it is supposed to.

Remote Capabilities

remote capabilities

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With the system’s Wi-Fi module, users can enjoy top-notch flexibility. It offers remote services, enabling a user to view and access real-time security videos from the home through the LYNX Connect app, which is compatible with iOS and Android devices. You can also arm and disarm the system remotely.

Z-Wave for Your Home

Z-wave from your home

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Giving you a new level of smart home capability, Honeywell Lynx Touch 5210 enables you to manage your home more efficiently by adding the Z-wave control module. Now you can control up to three thermostats, four door locks, and 40 other devices such as switches and lights. It can also manage up to 20 rules or event-based actions and 20 schedules or time-based actions.

Never again will you turn around just to check if you switched off the air-conditioner. You can have the convenience of accessing and controlling it remotely.

Say Goodbye to False Alarms

say goodbye to false alarm

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Among the many features and inclusions of the Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 Kit 3 that users will surely love are its false alarm prevention features. You don’t want the alarm to sound-off every time you forget to lock the door. The system has been programmed with delay times that allow you to exit after arming, and disarm the system upon entry. With exit alarms, the system will display “exit error” and give you extra time to disarm. If you arm the system in the “away” mode but no one exits through a delay door, it will automatically revert to “stay” mode.

Add-ons for the Win

add-ons for the win

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Is it possible for a security system to have a GPS and a weather app feature? With Honeywell Lynx Touch 5210 Kit 3, it is. By activating the Total Connect 2.0 with the system, you can receive emergency tornado warnings (for US and Canada users) and traffic alerts. These add-on features come in very handy for users who are always on the go and want to know alternative routes going to the office. Tornado alerts will also be most useful to owners in tornado-prone areas. This will allow you to prepare your family and your home for extreme weather disturbances.

Get In-touch

This Honeywell security system also has a Family Message center, which allows you to record messages for members of the family as soon as they arrive home. Busy moms who want to stay in touch with their kids by reminding them to eat their lunch on time and finish their homework can now record sweet, friendly reminders.

May this Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 Kit 3 review be your guide in deciding which security system best suits your needs. Remember that ensuring your family’s safety should never be compromised and your security system should be able to assure you that everything will be okay.


5 Security Devices Perfect for Couples and Newlyweds

There are a lot of things that couples need to feel secure about before getting married or deciding to live together. There’s financial security and stability of income. There’s also emotional security and how good you feel about each other. But there’s the other type of security that often gets overlooked—home security.

Home security for couples may not be as popular as interior designing or buying furniture, but it is important. A few weeks ago, an unnerving security footage of a home intruder from Chicago somehow sent a message to the whole world why security systems are necessary. A hooded intruder, locally known as the “Creeper Ghost,” entered a home through an unlocked balcony door and hovered above the couple from the stairs while they were sleeping on the couch. Even if the notorious burglar was only able to steal a purse, it was clear to the couple that their security was compromised. Indeed, securing a home for couples is something to invest in.

So, what should newlyweds and couples be looking for? Here are the top home security devices for couples that you can choose from.

Breezy installation on a budget with Honeywell Lynx Plus Kit L300

breezy installation on a budget

Get your hands on the Honeywell’s latest offering – Honeywell Lynx Plus Kit L300
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Security and Automation with Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210


All-in-one and easy to use

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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.



ATW Bus Terminal Expander (BT-600)

The BT 600 is a nice little terminal expander used to keep the amount of wires limited in a terminal.

After several questions from customers asking, “how do I fit all these wires in one terminal”, we would like to introduce to you the Terminal Expander by ATW.

Lets say for example you have six wires in your “Aux -” and six wires in you “Aux +” terminals on you main control panel.  The BT-600 will allow you to eliminate that clutter.  You would run one wire from you “Aux -” to one side of the BT-600.  All the wires in your “Aux -” will go on the same side as the wire you ran.  The same goes for “Aux +”.  Each wire will have it’s own terminal and will allow for better connectivity and less clutter. (more…)


Ademco 5800MICRA Wireless Recessed Transmitter

The Ademco 5800MICRA wireless recessed transmitter is for those people who would like a recessed wireless transmitter that is hidden from plain site. This device also helps save against voiding the warranty on your vinyl windows because you can shallow recess it without having to drill into anything.

A lot of people like the idea of a recessed transmitter for doors, but don’t like the standard ones that Honeywell makes because it requires drilling too deep of a hole in the door jamb. This small contact is easy to install and, at a depth of .33″, you don’t have to drill a very deep hole at all to fit it into the jamb of a door or the sill of a window. (more…)


Ability of the Honeywell Lynx Touch L5000 & L5100 to call out for self-monitoring

We have had quite a few people calling in to ask whether the new Lynx Touch panels, the L5000 & L5100, will call out for self-monitoring purposes. Honeywell has been telling people that these panels will not do this. But we have tested this out here in the office and we do know for a fact that both of these panels will call to phone numbers for self-monitoring.

The Lynx touch panels will do what is called a follow me phone number. This will allow your alarm panel to dial two phone numbers beside a central station phone number. This is very useful if you do not want central station monitoring service right off the bat. You can have the Lynx call you in case of emergency and it will announce what exactly is being violated. (more…)


How To Hook Up An Additional Siren Using Honeywell Vista Trigger Pins

If you have already exhausted the power output of terminals 3 & 4 on your Vista control panel then you can use trigger output 17 on your Vista board to trigger 1 additional siren by doing the following. You will need the wiring harness used for this purpose. The part number is Honeywell 4120TR:

  1. Hook the negative of the siren to pin 1 on your Vista board
  2. Hook the positive of the siren to pin 3 on your Vista board

Now, after you have hooked the siren to the trigger pins as instructed above you will have to go into programming and enter the following information. This programming will let the sirens differentiate between burglary and fire conditions because the siren pulses differently for each condition. (more…)


GSMVLP5-4G Internal GSM Radio with Two-Way Voice Support

Now you all may very familiar with GSM cellular communication for alarm system from your dealings with these systems in the past, but Honeywell is changing the game with their new GSMVLP5-4G GSM Cellular Communicator.

This new cell communicator for the Lynx Touch L5100 is used to send signal to a central station monitoring service. It will send signal over the 2G, 3G, and 4G networks that AT&T uses. This makes transmission lightning fast if these networks are available in your area. This communicator can only be used with the Lynx Touch L5100 and is not backwards compatible with the Lynx Touch L5000 or the Lynx Plus L3000

A lot of people worry about thieves cutting their phone lines. While it is not really a prevalent issue, it still can be a problem and that’s where the GSM communicator comes into play. If you have a phone line attached to your alarm panel and you think you might need a back up then the GSM communicator from Honeywell will be the best investment you can make. The GSMVLP5-4G can also be used as a primary communicator if you don’t have the option to run a landline. (more…)