The Honeywell L5100 wireless security system has been discontinued.

The Honeywell LYNX Touch L5100 Security System has been Discontinued.

They say nothing lasts forever, well in this case it’s absolutely true. The Honeywell LYNX L5100 wireless security system has seen its final day. Honeywell has discontinued the manufacturing of the this security system for good. For all of those you that can remember the 5100 model was used to replace the original L5000 LYNX Touch security system. Though the 5000 panel meant well there were quite a few knocks on the panel. The 5000 system had issues with the touchscreen calibration making it difficult for the consumer to navigate the interface, there were also hardware and software issues that would at times leave the system unusable. Then there was the release of the L5100 system which not only fixed the errors of the previous system but,  also changed the future of wireless security technology by adding the Honeywell L5100 Z-wave wireless home automation module. With this being said Geoarm security wishes the L5100 system a fond farewell.

If you are interested in finding out whats next for the Honeywell LYNX series take a look at these articles :

The Release of the Honeywell L5200 Wireless Security System

The Release of the Honeywell L7000 Wireless Security System

Feel free to take a look at our how-to-videos:

GEOARM’S how-to-videos

 Honeywell VISTA Automation Module (VAM)

Do you have a vista series wired alarm system? Have you always wanted to be able to do home automation but, thought your system couldn’t support it? Your questions have been answered; Honeywell has come up with a module called “VAM” or Vista Automation Module. This module will allow most Honeywell Vista series panels to do home automation.

For those readers that this is the first time hearing about home automation no worries, I will bring you up to speed. Home automation essentially is where your alarm system can communicate with z wave devices. There are z wave light modules, z wave door locks, z wave thermostats, z wave blind controls and more! Once you have those modules installed and ready to go, you can then control these devices via iPhone, Ipad, or even computer. So if you forget to arm your system, lock your doors, or turn the ac down before your leave, not to worry you can log right into your alarm net app and handle all of those issues right from the palm of your hand!

For maximum engagement with you alarm system and z wave devices linked to your system you would want to sign up for interactive monitoring services. This feature continues to become more popular with the advancement of home automation. With the VAM combined with interactive monitoring you can have endless possibilities as to what you can do with your home. For more information or to see if your system is compatible with this module contact us!!

 How to Wire a TG-1 Express 3G/4G Universal Alarm Communicator?

  • Push the two indentations on the bottom of the communicator with a tiny flat head screwdriver.
  • Once communicator face plate is lifted off look on the bottom left of the communicator you should see 5 pins sticking up.
  • Locate the blue bus that comes in the plastic rappers out of the box
  • Looking at the front of the bus all the way to the right is your power “red” and to the immediate left of the power will be the area for the ground “black” to be wired.
  • Run the wires through the back of the communicator and wire the power into its designated slot as well as the ground.
  • Slide the bus onto the 5 pins again making sure the power is all the way to the right and the ground right next to it on the left.
  • Run the phone cable through the back as well and make sure it slides into its designated area until it clicks
  • Screw in the antenna and you all set!

 Honeywell releases new 4GL cellular communicator for L7000 security system.

Honeywell has released a brand new communicator called the 4GL cellular communicator that was created just for the all new L7000 alarm system. To this point Honeywell has been using the GSMLP5-4G cellular communicator for all of the LYNX Touch systems. The newer 4GL communicator will work with either the L7000 system or the L5200 system.

As for the older GSMVLP5-4G , this communicator will work for you L5200/L5100 system and will be around for quite some time so don’t worry about needing to upgrade if you already purchased your L5200 and it came with the older communicator. One thing to keep in mind if you are trying to upgrade to a L7000 system to cellular you must get the 4GL communicator as the older GSMVLP5-4G will not work for this system.

For those of you who still have the older L5100 which is still a fantastic system, don’t worry your GSMVLP5-4G communicator will still be active for quite some time as well. One thing to always keep in mind is that here at GEOARM we are here for you when you need us, so before you decide to purchase your new system or communicator feel free to contact us so we can make sure that you are getting the proper equipment.

 Introducing the Honeywell L7000 Wireless security system

View up to 4 Security Cameras on the L7000 Security System

View up to 4 Security Cameras on the L7000 Security System

Honeywell has finally released its highly anticipated LYNX Touch L7000 alarm system! Just to emphasize how amazing this system is, The L7000 took best in show at Electronic Security expo this year. In many people’s eyes including this could be one of the most superb systems ever created. This system was released shortly after Honeywell’s L5200 system. While the L5200 is still an amazing system, there are some key differences in the abilities of these systems.

An intriguing feature of the L7000 is the display, it has been stretched to a whopping 7 inch’s that can support up to four cameras to be viewed on the actual keypad, while the L5200 can only support one camera on a 4.7 inch display. The L7000 is a perfect system for those with larger homes or business that require more zones. The L7000 comes with the availability to use up to 84 wireless zones while the L5200 has 64 wireless zones. Also, accompanying the L7000 system is the availability to store up to 48 user codes and increase from the L5200’s 32 user codes.

Though the L5200 is what will work perfectly for most people, The L7000 is a perfect system for those DIYers out there looking to maximize their alarm system experience, or for those who need the extra features the L7000 offers. Here at GEOARM we have all tools and resources for which ever system you decide to install. When installing these systems remember you can find our entire how to video collection on our website or by visiting our youtube page GEOARM security.

Official GEOARM Introduction to the New L7000 Security System (1)

 Modern Cellular 3G/4G or CDMA Alarm Monitoring

It’s the 21st century and everything has evolved including wireless security systems and alarm monitoring services. In the past older, outdated wireless security systems that used cellular communicators had some bad tendencies. They were infamous for picking up interference from other local security systems or electrical devices. This means the alarm systems could be triggered accidentally causing confusion and inconveniences for everyone. With the evolution of technology wireless security system and monitoring there are now no longer and interference issues with these types of alarm systems.

This is excellent news for all the diyers out there! This makes everything so much easier when installing your wireless alarm system. You no longer have to worry about having a dedicated land line hooked directly into your alarm system. Not only is this more convenient for the install but, this also means that you no longer need to have a dedicated phone line just for you alarm system so you can save some money.

Cellular alarm monitoring is becoming more and more popular these days not only for the reasons I listed above but, there are also a few more benefits of using cellular alarm monitoring services. Cellular alarm monitoring combined with a system from Geoarm Security you can add interactive services and have home automation. Interactive services are where you can arm and disarm your alarm system from you iPhone or ipad as long as your system is capable of supporting these features. Home automation is another feature which can be used in conjunction with your cellular monitored wireless security system. This feature is basically where you can open and close doors with the proper equipment; you can raise or lower the temp of your thermostat, and even open and close garage doors.

 Introducing the Honeywell L5200 Wireless Security System

The Honeywell L5200 is one of the latest wireless alarm systems to hit the market. The 5200 system is a lovely addition to Honeywell’s LYNX series wireless panels. This system has added many key features that will change the consumers notions about what a quality alarm system will offer from now on. Not only with the sleeker new look but, also the way the system connects with the consumer.

The 5200 system offers some of the same features as the 5100 system. Both of these systems offer a 4.7 inch touchscreen display with the same resolution and amount of colors that are offered. The 5100 system also, offer’s the same amount of zone capabilities 64 total zones, 48 of them programmable while 16 of them are designated for key fob zones. These two systems also have similarities in the ability to use z wave devices in conjunction with home automation services offered by alarm net.

The L5200 wireless alarm system offers abilities and features that previous systems did not. Most importantly the l5200 system sets itself apart with its flash upgradable abilities. Geoarm thinks this is a magnificent addition to the LYNX series panels. This will allow the consumers the availability to have all of the new updates that Honeywell releases without needing a cable, or a technician to download the update which can take 3-12 hours to complete and would not allow the user to use interactive services. Most would say that this feature would be hard to match with its convenience factor but, Honeywell has surprised us again with the 5200’s ability to view a camera from the 4.7 inch display!

Geoarm security has paved the way for other DIY “do-it-together” companies out there and not only do we believe in the DIY concept but, we truly have merged into what we call a DIT “Do-It-TOGETHER” company because we truly are here for our clients and we don’t want you to do it alone we want to help you every step of the way! With that being said Geoarm has created numerous kits for the L5200 wireless security system, and we have made it so easy for you to locate the communication path that will suit you and your family best. Once you have decided on which communication path works best our kits make it very simple for you to add additional compatible items to your kit.

Differences Between L5100 and L5200 Security Systems (1)

 Total Connect 2.0 Tips: Creating Scheduled Event Notifications

If you want to receive an email and/or text message during certain times of the day, you would create a scheduled event notification.

In this example; when the “High Value Tool Room” is opened during the night shift, a notification will be sent to the “default group” of users. This type of notification might be used when you want to be notified of an event that might occur during a certain time schedule when the security system is disarmed. When this event occurs (during the scheduled time), each member of the “default group” will be notified.

1. On the Events, Rules & Notifications bar, click the Setup icon.

2. Pick the event category: Security, Video, Automation, Admin or Timed.

3. From the Security > Sensor Open/Close event category, choose the event “Sensor Open”, then “HV Tool Room”.

4. At the right, click “Notification”. The notification info window appears.

5. Enter a subject name for the notification. Then from the “Send To” drop-down menu, select the user group to notify (ensure the “Enabled” box is checked). From the “Sched/State” drop-down field, choose “Always” to cover every day.

6. Since this is a time dependent event, click the “Sched/State Edit” button to set up the schedule.

7. The schedule window appears

 Total Connect 2.0 Tips: Adding, Deleting and Editing Users

From the master user’s dashboard, you can customize each user through a simple edit, add or delete feature.

You can manage security system user codes and gain access to multiple locations.

1. Select users from Honeywell Total Connect dashboard.

2. Check the appropriate boxes you desire. By checking “Administrator” you will give the user the ability to add/delete users, “prompt for user code” will force entering a user code after you arm or disarm, and “display user code” will display the actual four-digit code to the right. See help document in upper right corner of dashboard.

3. Add email and SMS notification information. See help document in upper right corner of dashboard.

4. Enter the control panel user number assigned for the user. This is for email and event logs when the system is armed/disarmed and will display the user’s first and last name. If the “Enable User Code Sync” is checked, the “Panel User” field will be grayed out and the “Panel User” number can not be changed (master user only).

5. Check the desired boxes to grant access to system devices.

6. Click Save to add a new user or exit. Click to synchronize user data between the panel and Honeywell

Total Connect Remote Services.

Note: The LYNX Plus (L3000) and the LYNX Touch (L5000) do not support synchronizing users

 YELP: Are Your GEOARM Reviews Being Removed From Their Site?

Yelp deletes GEOARM great alarm company reviews.

Yelp deletes GEOARM great alarm company reviews.

GEOARM Security does not pay YELP for their advertising services.

YELP has recently made headlines with news of a class-action lawsuit that alleges YELP controls its reviews to pander to its advertisers. YELP has purposely removed positive reviews from their site and left negative ones in order to push advertising packages on companies which would remove the negative reviews for a monthly fee. Many businesses have become the victims of a truly biased company review website. You will notice that companies that have positive reviews remain on YELP are most likely subscribing to their monthly advertising service in which they are promised that all negative reviews will be removed if you do sign on with them. All companies and potential customers should be aware that the reviews posted on the YELP website are filtered and only negative reviews remain on the website for an extended period of time.

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