Honeywell L5200: How to Install a 3GL Cellular Communicator?
This video will show how to install the Honeywell 3GL cellular communicator into the Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200 wireless security system.
To install a Honeywell 3GL cellular communicator turn your alarm panel on its side, depress the two tabs on top of the 4.3 inch touchscreen display, make sure your Honeywell L5200 system is powered down by removing either the LT-CABLE or the power transformer wire, un plug backup alarm battery. Now that there is no power, remove the Honeywell 3GL cellular communicator from its box; locate the chip labeled L5000/GSM. With the circuit board of the 3GL facing you insert the end of the chip that reads GSM and slide it into the actual female port of the 3GL, now line up the Honeywell 3GL cellular communicator with the L5000 end of the chip exposed, insert the chip reading L5000 into the actual female port located directly on the Honeywell L5200 wireless system, all of the three screw holes should be ready to be mounted. With a Phillip head screwdriver twist down all three screws securing the Honeywell 3GL to the Honeywell L5200 wireless security system. Locate the white sticker which should be facing you and write down the MAC and MAC CRC of the Honeywell 3GL cellular communicator so that we can activate your cellular communicator for professional cellular alarm monitoring.
The 3GL directly replaced the discontinued 4GL cellular module. The 4GL was discontinued because it was misleading to the consumer because the 4GL did not actually have the capabilities to use 4g AT&T networks. With the discontinuation of the 4GL came the birth of the AlarmNet 3GL cellular communicator. The Honeywell 3GL is an Alarmnet cellular communication module that can be installed into various Honeywell security system's such as the LYNX Touch L5200, L5210 and L7000 wireless security system's.
The 3GL cellular communication module will allow you to have access to key features on the LYNX Touch wireless security systems. When activating the cell module you will have the availability to have Honeywell’s AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 interactive alarm monitoring services. This is where you can remotely control your security system from a smart device. Features such as, arm/disarm; receive notifications, control user profiles and user codes. The Total Connect application is quite extensive as far as how custom you can make it. You can control what notifications you want and what notifications you would not like to receive.
When you use the 3GL cellular module in conjunction with the Honeywell L5100-ZWAVE card you open the doors to home automation control right from the palm of your hand. Install z-wave door locks, light modules, garage door controllers and thermostats. Setup direct rules and scenes that tailor to your specific needs for example let’s say you have a z-wave door lock and a ZWSTAT thermostat attached to your system. From your smart device you can select a custom scene that states arrive home. When you decide to click arrive home scene your front door can unlock and your AC can lower the temperature of your liking simultaneously. That is an example of a very basic home automation scene you can have the rules you can apply can be much more expansive.
The 3GL cellular module is probably the most important addition to your DIY home or business security system that you can have. The reason being is when you go with a Phone line or internet monitored security system you run the risk of having your security system rendered if the power or phone cables are cut from the outside of the location. When you add the 3GL Cellular Module to your alarm system it can be powered off of the alarm back up battery for 4-6 hours even if the power goes out or someone cuts the phone line or internet cables. You can even add a higher capacity backup battery to your system giving it up to 24 hours of backup battery time giving you even more protection.
If you are looking for the most reliable communication path to the central station you should consider using dual path alarm monitoring services. This will require you to have both the L5100-WIFI Card and the 3GL cellular module. By default the alarm system will only allow you to have internet as the primary communication path and the 3GL Cellular Card as the backup communication path.
The Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200 wireless security system has been discontinued by Honeywell and will no longer produce these alarm panels. The L5200 has been replaced by the Honeywell L5210 wireless security system the link to the new system has been placed below.
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