The DIY Security Blog

March 24, 2015

Honeywell’s APL “Advanced Protection Logic”

Hey Everyone Brad Finger here with GEOARM Security. Today we will be talking about Honeywell’s proprietary APL or (Advance Protection Logic.) which is available with LYNX Touch and LYNX Plus L3000 Wireless Security systems.The L3000 must have a revision number of 21.10 or higher to utilize this feature.
Now,In most homes people will set there most frequent points of entry on delay mode. This is where you enter your home and the system gives you around 30 seconds to disarm before it goes into an alarm. Since the brains of the system are all consolidated into the panel there is a risk in placing your panel near one of these delayed zones. If an intruder was to break into your home through one of these delay zones they could run in, grab the system, and either smash it or throw it in a bucket of water rendering the system. Luckily with professional monitoring through GEOARM and the activation of the APL your system will send a ping to our central monitoring station every time one of these delay doors is opened letting us know the system is ok. Once you enter your 4 digit disarm pass code we will receive another signal letting us know you have disarmed your system and it is still in tact. If we don’t receive this final ping we will than treat it as an alarm and reach out to the emergency contact list provided by the client and dispatch if protocol calls for that. In our opinion this feature is a very important feature to activate on your system. If you have any questions please contact us 1-877-443-6276 and be on the look out for many more video blogs to come your way!

February 13, 2015

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.


February 5, 2015

How to Wire the Transformer to a Honeywell LYNX Plus L3000 Wireless Security System

  1. Depress the two tabs at the top of the Honeywell LYNX L3000 Wireless Security System
  2. Be gentle when laying the system down you don’t want to crack the face of the system
  3. You will need 22 *2 gauge wire for this application, you will want to have it cut to the length from the control panel to the outlet.
  4. Pay attention to how the video shows both ends of the wire being cut in a different manner.
  5. The Honeywell LYNX L3000 Wireless Security System uses AC current so don’t worry about any polarity.
  6. When running the wire through the back mounting panel, tie a knot so the wire is not trying to pull itself out of the terminals.
  7. Try not to expose any excess copper either on the transformer itself or into the panel because you could run the risk of shorting your panel out.
  8. When screwing the wire’s into the terminals use caution don’t screw them into the panel to rough because you could strip the terminal you are using metal screws into a plastic terminal.

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