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HONEYWELL LYNX TOUCH L5210 - L7000 CONTROL PANELS FAQS

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How many zones can a Lynx Touch accommodate?
Can you use any wireless device with a Lynx Touch?
Can you add keypads to the Lynx Touch system?
Is the programming on the Lynx Touch easier than the Lynx Plus?
Can the Lynx Touch systems be self-monitored?
What methods can be used for the Lynx Touch to send signals to a central station monitoring service?

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many zones can a Lynx Touch accommodate?

The Honeywell Lynx Touch has two models. These two models are the Lynx Touch L5210 and the Lynx Touch L7000. Both have a different amount of zones that each can handle.

The Honeywell Lynx L5210 is the smaller of the two panels and can accommodate up to 64 wireless zones. That means that you can add up to 64 wireless devices to the Lynx L5210. You can add burglary devices like door and window contacts, motion detectors and glass break detectors. You can also add environmental detection devices such as smoke detectors, heat detectors, flood sensors and carbon monoxide detectors. This system is suitable for residential installations from smaller homes to bigger sized homes.

The Lynx L7000 has the most zone capacity of the panels in the Lynx Touch family. The Lynx Touch L7000 has the capability to handle up to 80 zones. You will be able to add up to 80 Honeywell wireless devices to the L7000 system. This includes all of the devices mentioned above in the information about the Lynx Touch L5210. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Can you use any wireless device with a Lynx Touch?

The only devices that work with the Honeywell Lynx systems are the current 5800 series of wireless transmitters.

Now, there are third-party devices out called translators. Resolution Products makes a line of wireless translators that will allow you to use GE or DSC wireless devices with a Honeywell wireless receiver, but for best performance it’s always recommended to use the devices actually made by the manufacturer of the alarm system. Each manufacturer has their own proprietary wireless frequency that they use. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Can you add keypads to the Lynx Touch system?

As with the Lynx Plus; you can add wireless keypads to the system. We do recommend doing this as the Lynx Touch is the main control combined with the touchscreen. The wireless keypads can be placed by entry doors so that you can disarm or arm the system and then the base unit can be tucked away out of regular site to insure its safety.

We have one wireless keypad on our site that can be used with the Lynx Touch series and it's the 5828V Wirless Taking Keypad. This will not only give you regular system functions, but it also can speak the zone descriptors built into the Lynx's vocabulary list. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Is the programming on the Lynx Touch easier than the Lynx Plus?

Programming on the Lynx Touch is definitely a lot more user friendly than trying to program a Lynx Plus L3000. Because of its icon-driven user interface; the Lynx Touch can be programmed easily, even by a novice.

Everything in the, for example, zone programming section is laid out in an easy to read format and entering information is a snap. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Can the Lynx Touch systems be self-monitored?

Only one of the Lynx Touch models we currently have can be self-monitored. The Lynx Touch L5210 contains a built-in landline dialer. If you hook in the tip and ring wires of a phoneline; you can have the L5210 call up to two numbers for self-monitoring purposes. These are called 'Follow Me' phone numbers and you can add these into the programming section

The Lynx Touch L7000 was not made with the same built-in landline phone dialer. You will only be able to add a cellular or internet communicator to this system and go with either central station monitoring or Honeywell's Total Connect monitoring services. - Back To Top

 

 

 

What methods can be used for the Lynx Touch to send signals to a central station monitoring service?

With the Lynx Touch L5210 you will be able to transmit signals to a central station monitoring service using three means of communication. The first method would be to use its built-in landline dialer. We recommend a regular copper phoneline connection, but some VOIP services can be used as well. We do not suggest using Magic Jack, Vonage or Ooma services as these are unreliable to use with the landline dialer. The second method that can be used is by adding the 3GL Internal GSM Radio. This will allow you to send signal over the cellular network. The third method you can use is by adding the WIFI IP Communicator. This will wirelessly connect, over WIFI, to your home's router and send signal via the internet.

Since the Lynx L7000 doesn't feature a built-in landline dialer; you will only have available the cellular or internet options. - Back To Top