29 Jun 2012
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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. Also, there are a number of people who have the misconception that these GSM communicators can be used to call them. That is not an option.
There are some GSM communicators like the HAI C3 GSM cellular communicator that can be used for self-monitoring, but usually if it's made by an alarm manufacturer it will most likely only be used to send signal to a central station monitoring service. We really like this new edition Honeywell GSM communicators line and look forward to many more innovations coming in near future.