Honeywell Lynx 5100 overview
by Ted Sprague
We just returned from training on the newest addition to the Honeywell Security family, the Lynx Touch 5100. This security panel features the ability to communicate via traditional phone line, WiFi, 4G cellular transmitter or wired network connection at a very affordable price. This panel uses wireless burglary and life safety devices such as door contacts, window contacts, glass-break detectors, smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detectors and many other devices. Since both the devices and the communication to the central monitoring station are wireless, a full security system can be installed in an existing home without the need to cut walls open and run new wires.
The Lynx 5100 has an easy to use color touchscreen that allows for intuitive operation. This easy to use interface was one of the things that really impressed our team members. Not only is arming and disarming easy, but homeowners can easily add or change access codes through the easy to understand icons on the screen. We can even load digital pictures so the touchscreen displays a slideshow when not being used.
When used with Internet or cellular monitoring as part of the Honeywell Total Connect service, the touchscreen can also provide traffic and weather updates. An additional benefit of the Total Connect service is that it allows the security system to be controlled from an iPad, iPhone, or Android device through a password protected app. Even better, the app is a free download for subscribers.
The Lynx 5100 also has the ability to communicate with Z-Wave devices. This allows the user control Z-Wave compatible thermostats, locks, and lighting devices from the security panel. Turn your lights on and set your thermostat from your Smartphone and never come home to a cold, dark house again!
For more information about the Honeywell Lynx Touch Panel and Total Connect Services, contact SoundVision today.
System Engineer -SoundVision, Inc.