Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200 : DIY How to Back Door the Wireless Control Panel?

A common mistake diyers make while using there Honeywell LYNX Touch L5200 wireless security system is they access the programming mode and end up locking themselves out when done. This occurs because when exiting programming mode the system will always ask you if you would like the installer to access programming mode again. Typically you are supposed to say yes and then back out. Some people tend to rush through programming and end up saying no. This will not allow you to get back into programming mode.  This video will show you how you can correct this issue. As the video shows you want to make sure your system’s back up battery is unplugged. Once this has been completed you than want to unplug the transformer for a few seconds. Go ahead and plug the transformer back into the outlet. The system will go through a startup procedure this is normal. Once the system loads you will see the red standby notice at the top of the screen. At the time you see this hold down the unlock key for three seconds,  you will notice the digital keypad pops up. From this point you will enter clear 0,0 at this point your system will take you to the area where you enter programming. Now you should be able to select program, if it allows you to do this you have completed the process successfully! Just make sure anytime in the future when leaving programming mode that you always say yes to allow installer back into programming!

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

 Honeywell LYNX Touch L5100 : DIY How to Back Door your Wireless Control Panel?

A common mistake diyers make while using there Honeywell LYNX Touch L5100 wireless security system is they access the programming mode and end up locking themselves out when done. This occurs because when exiting programming mode the system will always ask you if you would like the installer to access programming mode again. Typically you are suppose to say yes and than back out. Some people tend to rush through programming and end up saying no. This will not allow you to get back into programming mode. Well this video will show you how you can correct this issue.

As the video shows you want to make sure your system’s back up battery is unplugged. Once this has been completed you than want to unplug the transformer for a few seconds. Go ahead an plug the transformer back into the outlet. The system will go through a start up procedure this is normal. Once the system loads you will see the red standby notice at the top of the screen. At the time you see this hold down the unlock key for three seconds, once the system begins beeping hold down the unlock key for an additional 3 seconds you will notice the digital keypad pops up. From this point you will enter clear 0,0 at this point your system will take you to the area where you enter programming. Now you should be able to select program if it has let you do this you have completed to the process successfully! Just make sure anytime in the future when leaving programming mode that you always say yes to allow installer back into programming!

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

 Honeywell ZWSTAT – Remote Thermostat Control for Honeywell LYNX and Vista Control Panels

zwstat blog photo

 

The Honeywell ZWSTAT aka TH8320ZW1000 is a z-wave enabled home or business thermostat. The ZWSTAT is compatible with all z-wave enabled systems. This product is also, compatible with certain Honeywell Vista wired security systems “as long as it has a VAM module and a 5800ZBRIDGE attached to it”. The ZWSTAT will also be compatible with the LYNX Plus L3000 wireless security system “as long as it has the 5800ZBRIDGE attached”. Along with the previous systems this thermostat works best with the all new LYNX Touch L5100, L5200 , and L7000 wireless security system’s by simply adding the L5100 z-wave module to the control panel.

Once your system is set up to utilize this ZWSTAT thermostat the features are extremely useful.  When you integrate the ZWSTAT to your alarm system it will be able to provide automatic energy management.  For example lets say on a typical day you are  leaving the house and you arm your alarm system. The ZWSTAT thermostat along with your alarm system will be smart enough to know that you are leaving so it will turn the air conditioning or heater off to conserve energy . The same goes for when you arrive home, when you disarm the system it will understand you have arrived home and will set the air conditioning or heater back on bringing your home back to a comfortable level.

Yet another cool feature of this ZWSTAT is the adaptive intelligent recovery feature. The thermostat is able to learn exactly how long it takes your air conditioning or heater unit to cool or heat your house to the programmed temperature.In other words let say you want your home to be at 76 degrees at 6pm. The air conditioning unit will turn on at the appropriate time to get the houses temperature to 76 degrees by that time.

Have you ever been in a situation where employees or roommates place the resting temperature either way to high or low? The ZWSTAT can solve that problem by simply allowing the end user to set a maximum or minimum temperature. This is an excellent feature because it never allows your system to over work itself and of course it will save you alot of money on your electric bill. The ZWSTAT even has a feature that can remind you when it is time to change your air filter to allow your system to run at optimum efficiency. Lastly the air circulation feature will basically move air tthroughoutyour home or business anytime your ac or heater is not in use to save energy to prevent hot and cold spots.

The ZWSTAT is easily programmed using the touchscreen display. This is where you can set up all the different features we have introduced you to today. With the systems I listed above you can use 4 thermostats on either the 5800ZBRIDGE or the L5100 Z-WAVE controller.

 

 

 

 

 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

 Honeywell’s AlarmNet Vista-Series Wireless 4G Cellular Alarm Communicator

gsmx4g twitter sized

The Honeywell GSMX4G cellular alarm communicator is usually used in conjunction with the Honeywell Vista series wired alarm systems but, it can also be used with the Honeywell LYNX Plus L3000 wireless security system. Many people wonder what the main differences are between the GSMX4G vs the GSMV4G. The main differences between these two cellular communicators is the fact that the GSMX4G does not require its own power supply aka “transformer” as contrary to the GSMV4G which will require its own transformer for power. Though there is a way to wire the GSMV4G to your existing control panel’s transformer we would recommend using the GSMX4G if this is how you would like configure your system. The GSMX4G was created with a low current draw so it can be powered through the ecp terminals.

The GSMX4G comes with a threaded adapter so you can screw it into the top of the vista series alarm control can. All you would have to do is remove one of the knockouts located on the top right of the can and screw the GSMX4G into the designated area. This communicator is also compatible with multi-gsm platforms including 2g,3g,and 4g applications. This device will automatically select the best gsm network in your area. Best of all this communicator will still offer you all of the same features you have come to love from Honeywell’s total connect 2.o interactive alarm monitoring services.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

 LT-Cable : Honeywell’s LYNX Touch Power Accessory Cable

lt cable collage

The Honeywell LT-Cable is a DC Cable that is meant to simplify the installation of the Honeywell LYNX Touch L5000, L5100, L5200 and L7000 wireless security system’s. To install depress the two tabs located on the top of the system and with the LYNXRCHKIT-SC backup battery unplugged take the LT-Cable and run it through the rear of the panel’s back plate just underneath the backup battery area ” you can use a zip tie to secure the LT- Cable to make sure it does not slip out of the back”. Once completed plug the male end of the cable into the female end located between the speaker and the terminals inside the wireless security system. The other end of the cable comes ready  to work with the 300-04705  transformer. For power screw the red end to the positive terminal and the black cable to the negative area on the transformer, plug it in and you will now be ready to power up your wireless security system.

When you purchase a Honeywell LYNX Touch wireless security system it does come with a standalone transformer but, if you are doing the installation yourself you will have to run down to the local hardware store and grab 22 gauge by 2 wire to complete the power up process. Not only will you have to go out of your way to get the cable but, you will also be responsible for stripping the wire making sure there is no copper exposed. With that being said, if you choose not to go with the LT-Cable there is the possibility of wiring your transformer incorrectly which could lead to your system shorting out. So here at GEOARM we definitely recommend using this LT-Cable to make your installation much easier.

If you are interested in reading more about making your diy installation of your Honeywell LYNX Touch wireless security system easier click the link below.

Honeywell Desk Mount article  

 

 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail





Skip to toolbar