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January 23, 2016

Learn how to Wire a External Hardwired Powered Siren into the Honeywell L5210 System

The Honeywell LYNX Touch L5210 wireless security system is the newest system released by Honeywell Security. From factory the Honeywell L5210 comes with an 85db internal siren. Many people seem to think that is not quite loud enough to alert their neighbors. We are providing you with this DIY home and business security video to assist you with the installation of a powered external hardwired siren kit into the Honeywell LYNX Touch L5210 wireless security system. In this particular video we use a Honeywell 702 powered outdoor siren but, that doesn’t mean you have to do the same their are other powered siren options that also include a strobe light such as the Amseco SSX-52-s. The biggest thing to keep in mind when ever deciding on which powered siren to go with is that it does not exceed 1.2 amps as this is the maximum output for the power supply we are using. Some things to keep in mind while installing a powered hardwired siren to the Honeywell L5210 is you will need to run wires from the powered hardwired siren back to the external hardwired kit. Once you have completed installing the powered external siren kit tuck all of the excess beanies back into the box for clean installation.

SIRENKIT-OD - Honeywell Outdoor Siren Kit for Honeywell LYNX-Series Control-Panels

SIRENKIT-OD – Honeywell Outdoor Siren Kit for Honeywell LYNX-Series Control-Panels

The part number for the GEOARM powered external hardwired siren kit is SIRENKIT-OD. This kit will include 1 power transformer, 1 sensitive relay, 1 IM 1240 backup battery, a can, and optional 702 siren selection and a power supply. Follow this how to video so that you too can have a very loud Honeywell L5210 wireless security system along with a powered external hardwired alarm siren.




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November 30, 2015

Honeywell L5210 : How to Install the Security System Using the L5000DM?

Today we are going to show you how to install the L5210 all in one home and business security system while using the L5000DM desk mount. The L5000DM desk mount is also used for some of the other LYNX Touch panels including the L5000, L5100, and L5200 wireless security systems. The items that you will need to complete the installation are as follows a small Phillips head screw driver “not included” the alarm backup battery, battery mounting bracket, and your dc transformer these items will come with the LYNX Touch L5210 wireless security system kit. For the easiest DIY installations make sure to add your LT-CABLE this part will make your life a whole lot easier!

The first step in the DIY Installation process is wiring the transformer. When looking at the back of the transformer you will notice there is a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The red wire from the LT-CABLE will be inserted into the positive end of the terminal and the black wire from the LT-CABLE will be inserted into the negative end of the terminal. (Make sure this is done correctly because there is polarity on this panel so if done incorrectly you run the risk of shorting your panel out). Once you have completed wiring the transformer take your L5210 wireless panel and depress the two tabs at the top of the system exposing the insides of the system. Place your Transformer to the side for the time being.

Now that you have your panel open we will be working with the alarm backup battery. At the top of the opened panel you can see that there is a housing area, place your backup battery with the wires coming out of the bottom left, run the wires through the designated slot and proceed to clip the excess wire in the three clamps as shown. Now take the backup battery mounting bracket and locate on the bottom end of the battery mounting area the two slots. For this installation we will be working with the slot on the right. “The slot to the left is to mount the high capacity backup battery which requires a bit more room because it is a larger battery”. Take the mounting bracket with the end with the with the notch insert that to the designated slot and push with your thumb lining up the screw hole. Take your Phillips head screw driver and proceed to screw in the mounting plate securing the battery. ( Do not plug in backup battery at this time).

Close the alarm panel but, not all the way and place the system on its LCD screen so you can see the back mounting plate. Notice the four mounting notches located in the middle of the mounting bracket. Now take your L5000DM desk mount which will have four mounting shoes, align those with the back plate mounting holes and slide the L5000DM upwards locking it into place. Take the panel flip it upright so it is seated on the desk mount. Expose the insides of the alarm system, take the unplugged LT-CABLE male end run it through the back of the desk mount and l5210 panel, go ahead and plug the male end of the LT-CABLE and plug it into the female end of the L5210 panel as shown. Insert all of your accessories such as 3gl cellular communicator, L5100-WIFI etc.. Next, we can plug the transformer in giving the alarm panel power. While the panel is booting up you can plug in the alarm backup battery and seal the panel up. While the panel is going through its booting process you hold down the solid home button for a few seconds which will expedite the booting process allowing you to manipulate your LCD keypad.

Congratulations you have just completed the DIY Installation of the Honeywell LYNX Touch L5210 Wireless security system using your L5000DM desk mount!


August 4, 2015

Honeywell 3GL Cellular Communicator: How to Locate MAC And CRC Serial Number’s

DIY How to Locate MAC And CRC Serial Number’s on the Honeywell 3GL Cellular Communicator. This is the number that will be needed upon trying to activate your professional central station monitoring with GEOARM! This communicator is also one of the main reasons why the lynx touch series wireless alarm systems are able to use total connect 2.0 interactive alarm monitoring.

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February 24, 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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