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Burglars attack a home in the US every 13 seconds, according to the FBI. An alarming majority of these incidents, or 85 percent of break-ins, are committed by non-professionals that are usually desperate and dangerous. Technology has also created new threats that demand for tighter home security.

Level up your home security system by installing alarm communicators which report attacks to authorities when you're away. If you haven't used a communicator before, here's an easy way to understand how it works: when your alarm system is triggered, it signals the alarm communicator which in turn notifies a central security monitoring station. The station shall immediately contact you to confirm the threat, or if you fail to respond within a specified time, will request appropriate authorities. Alarm communications can help ensure 24/7 protection.

Installing an alarm communicator is not enough to guarantee that your home is well-protected. It's important that you have a reliable home security system that can efficiently detect threats. A Honeywell alarm system features comprehensive security including motion sensors, wireless surveillance cameras, and monitoring service. It can also alert you and the authorities of smoke from fire and the presence of carbon monoxide. With Honeywell, you can always have peace of mind.

Check out this quick list of compatible communicators for Honeywell alarm systems.

1: Honeywell GSMV 4G Cellular Communicator

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The Honeywell GSMV 4G Cellular Communicator can protect your home from break-ins by transferring signals from your alarm panel to a central station using a GSM network. This unit is compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G platforms. It can easily be connected with the Honeywell LYNX (using the DCID-EXT dialer capture device) and the VISTA Series Panel.

This improved GSMV features high-speed Contact ID reporting and 256-bit advanced encryption to ensure communications are secure. It provides intelligent supervision in which any message generated is regarded as a supervision message per 24 hours or 30-day intervals. This limits the required messages to be sent.

2: 3GL Internal GSM Radio For Lynx L5200/L7000

Secure your home and loved ones with compatible communicators for your alarm system. The 3GL Cellular Communicator for the Lynx L5200/L7000 series of wireless alarm panels send alarm signals to a central monitoring station via cellular network for immediate response. It's recommended to use this alarm communicator with Honeywell's Total Connect remote services service to enable remote monitoring. You can receive notifications through your smartphone or laptop wherever you may be.

3: Honeywell VISTA-GSM4G Kit for VISTA 21ip

Make sure your home is well-equipped against intrusions with the Honeywell VISTA-GSM4G. This alarm communicator will notify the central monitoring station about a burglary, fire or medical emergency via the AlarmNet-G cellular network. The VISTA-GSM4G is recommended for those who don't have landline.

This unit features Contact ID reporting, advanced encryption, and management of control panel dialer. It can be installed easily for VISTA and LYNX controls.

4: Honeywell GSMVLP-4G GSM Cellular Communicator For Lynx Plus

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The Honeywell GSMVLP-4G GSM Cellular Communicator For Lynx Plus is an updated version of the GSMVLP communicator for the L3000 wireless alarm panels. It features multi-GSM compatibility, giving you the option to choose the best network for you. This alarm communicator features full Contact ID reporting.

5: Honeywell CDMA-L3 (Verizon network) cellular radio for LYNX Plus

How do you guarantee that your home is well-protected when you're away? Install the Honeywell CDMA-L3 alarm communication to allow your alarm system to send signals to a central monitoring station via the IP connection. This innovative communicator uses the CDMA cellular network. The CDMA-L3 uses Verizon's multi-channel system for fast and efficient data transfer. You can control your alarm system remotely, use Honeywell's Total Connect monitoring service, and receive notifications wherever you may be.

6: Honeywell 7847i IP Communicator

Secure your home with a reliable and affordable alarm communicator. The Honeywell 7847i IP Communicator transmits signals to a central monitoring station through broadband internet connection. Its advanced encryption feature ensures that communications are secure and your data is protected. It installs behind firewalls without compromising the integrity of your network.

It is dialer capture-ready in which Contact ID messages are captured from the phone line and sent to the central station. You can set up this alarm communicator in six programmable input zones as well.

Sign up for Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services to control the panels remotely and receive notifications via email or SMS.

7: Honeywell CDMA-X (Verizon network) cellular radio for Vista panels

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Report burglary, fire and status messages through Honeywell CDMA-X. This unit uses two-way ECP communication with the VISTA control panel and sends reports in full Contact ID format. By signing up for Honeywell Total Connect, you can remotely control your alarm system and receive real-time notifications in your electronic devices.

The Honeywell CDMA-X uses Verizon's CDMA frequency and Verizon's roaming services, which guarantee that messages reach the central station every time.

Most of the alarm communicators in the market today are wireless. Some still run on traditional phone lines but cellular capability is available as backup. Wireless communications reduces the risk of interruptions, thus ensuring that your alarm system is linked to a central station 24/7. A wired broadband connection can be disrupted by simply cutting off the lines or during power outage. Wireless communications can operate on the alarm system's backup battery. It is also easier to secure data transmitted via cellular channels. Upgrade your home security system with a wireless alarm communicator!

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