Archive for February, 2015

 Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200: How to Wire the Transformer to the Wireless Security System?

Today we will show you how to wire the transformer into the Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200 wireless security system. You will need the L5200 transformer, the alarm panel itself, a 22 gauge by 2 wire, and lastly a flat head screw driver. Depress the two tabs on the top of the system, be very careful laying the system down because you do not want to damage the 4.7 inch touch screen display. You will see both ends of the wire will be prepared differently. The end that is meant to get wired into the transformer will have less conduit exposed and more of the actual copper exposed. With the extra copper exposed you will see that you than want to take the ends and make two hooks with the ends, this will help you when you wrap them around the screws on the transformer. The other end of the wire will be going through the back mounting plate. On this side of the wire you will see their is more of the conduit exposed and less copper, this is so when you place the wire ends into the terminals there is less of a chance to have any copper exposed which could short your panel out. After you have place the red wire around the positive terminal on the transformer go ahead and do the same for the black wire to the negative terminal on the transformer You can go ahead and place the transformer down for the time being. Now go ahead and run the wire through the area as shown on the video and wire the red wire into the 9vdc this is where your red wire will go and GND is where your black wire will go. Now close your system up make sure the two depressions snap together and your all ready to give your wireless security system power!

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 How to Install the Backup Battery in a Honeywell L3000 Wireless Security System?

To begin installing the backup battery in your Honeywell LYNX Plus L3000 wireless security system,  you are going to depress the two tabs on the top of your system. Place the system down gently so you don’t damage it. Take the backup battery; place it in the housing area on the mounting plate area. Make sure to locate the wire through the designated slot and then connect the battery plug into the actual motherboard. Take the mounting bracket place it in the slot that is shown on the video, than go ahead and screw bracket into place. Once this is complete seal the panel back up and now you are all set! For more videos on the Honeywell LYNX Plus L3000 wireless security system follow our GEOARM Security YouTube page.

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 How to Wire the Transformer to a Honeywell L3000 Wireless Security System?

To start you want to depress the two tabs at the top of the system. Gently place the system down so that you don’t crack the screen. You will need a 22 gauge by 2 wire cut to the length from the panel to the outlet itself. You will notice each side of the wire will be prepared in different manners. The side that is going to the transformer will have less of the conduit cut off but more of the actual red and black wire will be cut to expose more copper. Once you have the copper exposed you than want to hook both the red wire and the black wire to loop around the two screws located on the back of the transformer. For the other end of the conduit which will be wired behind the mounting plate, you want to expose more of the conduit and less of the copper so no copper is exposed. Once the transformer has been wired go ahead and run the other end of the wire through the back of the mounting plate tie a knot so the wire does not try to pull itself out of the terminals. A fun fact about this Honeywell LYNX Plus panel is that it uses AC current not DC current so there is not polarity. When screwing the wires into the terminal be cautious not to screw in too hard because you are screwing a metal screw into a plastic terminal. Your Honeywell LYNX Plus L3000 wireless security system is now wired you are ready to sign up for professional monitoring!

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 How to Install the GSMV4G to a VISTA-20P?

Installation of the GSMV4G to a Honeywell VISTA-20P Control Panel:
The Honeywell GSMV4G is a 4G cellular alarm communicator powered by AlarmNet service. When you add a GSMV4G to a Honeywell VISTA-20P security system, your panel will be able to send all of it’s alarm signals out over the AT&T 4G cellular network. You do need to sign up for AlarmNet service until after you install it to VISTA-20P control panel.

You will need a a length of four conductor wire and a length of two conductor wire to install your GSMV4G cellular alarm communicator. This wire is not included and can be found at a hardware store such as the Home Depot. Look for 22-gauge or 18-gauge stranded wire. Begin your install by popping open the two plastic tabs at the bottom of the GSMV4G. Mount the communicator to the wall next to your VISTA-20P metal alarm box. Use the four conductor wire to connect terminals 3 through 6 on the GSMV4G to terminals 4 through 7 on the VISTA-20P control panel. Terminals 4-7 on the VISTA-20P are the ECP terminals and will already have wires landed to them as all alarm keypads, wireless receivers and four wire alarm sensors use these terminals. Simply land your new communicator wires under the terminals in parallel with any existing wires. Terminal 3 on the GSMV4G is the ECP + VOLTAGE INPUT terminal and should be connected to Terminal 5 on the VISTA-20P. Terminal 4 on the GSMV4G is the GND terminal and should be connected to Terminal 4 on the VISTA-20P. Terminal 5 is the ECP DATA IN terminal on the GSMV4G and should be connected to Terminal 7 on the VISTA-20P. Finally, Terminal 6 is the ECP DATA OUT terminal on the GSMV4G and should be connected to Terminal 6 on the VISTA-20P. If these connections are not made in this sequence, your GSMV4G will not work properly.

Once you have your four wire connection between the cellular alarm communicator and the alarm control panel, you just have to supply power to the GSMV4G to complete your installation. You have two options for connecting the included AC transformer to your GSMV4G. You can simply plug the transformer into an available wall outlet and then use your two conductor wire to connect the two screw terminals on the transformer to Terminals 1 and 2 on the GSMV4G. When making these connections, polarity does not matter. The other option is to replace your existing VISTA-20P transformer with the transformer that comes with your GSMV4G. With a 16.5VAC 40VA transformer connected to the VISTA-20P, you can simply run your two conductor wire from the AC terminals on the VISTA-20P (Terminals 1 and 2) to the first two terminals on the GSMV4G cellular communicator. With this setup, you are actually using a single transformer to power both devices and you only need one available wall outlet which can be convenient.

Finally, connect the included backup battery to the charging circuit of the GSMV4G so that the cellular communicator will still be able to transmit alarm signals during a power outage. Make sure to close the cover of the GSMV4G once you have completed your installation otherwise your panel will have a bF or Check 103 tamper problem.

Once you have installed your GSMV4G on your VISTA-20P control panel, you are ready to sign up for GEOARM’s AlarmNet monitoring service. If you are interested in cellular monitoring plans please check out our professional and Total Connect DIY alarm monitoring services. Feel free to reach out to us at sales@geoarm.com or 877-443-6276 with any further questions.

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 How to Install a GSMVLP5-4G in a Honeywell LYNX L5200?

Installation of a GSMVLP5-4G to a Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200 Panel:
The Honeywell GSMVLP5-4G is a 4G cellular alarm communicator powered by AlarmNet service. When you add a GSMVLP5-4G to a Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200 wireless security system, your panel will be able to send all of it’s alarm signals out over the AT&T 4G cellular network. You do need to sign up for AlarmNet service until after you install it into the L5200 control panel.

Please Note:
There is a multi-pin (male to male) connector that must first be inserted into the slot on the circuit board. After this unit is inserted you will find that the 4G GSM unit will perfectly align with the connector and the screw holes on top and bottom. Screw the unit down firmly. Now you can close up the panel and be on your way to activate your cellular based monitoring service with GEOARM!

Once you have installed your GSMVLP5-4G on your LYNX L5200 control panel, you are ready to sign up for GEOARM’s AlarmNet monitoring service. If you are interested in cellular monitoring plans please check out our professional and do-it-yourself Total Connect alarm monitoring services. Feel free to reach out to us at sales@geoarm.com or 877-443-6276 with any further questions.

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