Honeywell has unveiled the LYNX Touch self-contained security system.
The LYNX Touch 5100 offers Wi-Fi as well as an alarm radio that can communicate via 4G network. The system also includes an optional Android tablet with a preloaded LYNX Touch 5100 application that serves as a mobile Internet device, allowing users to control the system from within their Wi-Fi coverage area.
It also fully integrates with Z-Wave-enabled thermostats, locks and lighting systems to create home automation capabilities at an affordable price.
LYNX Touch 5100 is currently available to a limited number of dealers and will be released market-wide in June.
“The new LYNX Touch truly represents what today’s homeowners expect from a security system – it’s easy to use, it’s fast to install, it has the broadest breadth of communication options and it can do a lot more than just security,” said Rob Puric, director, product management, Honeywell Security & Communications. “Homeowners value lifestyle just as much as life safety, and Honeywell has decades of experience providing both. This technology combines those capabilities and provides an affordable way to create a connected home.”
Using Wi-Fi, installers can eliminate wire runs needed to connect alarm radios to Internet routers. In addition to simplifying the installation process, Wi-Fi also represents the least expensive alarm communications path, according to the company, and allows dealers to offer remote services such as Honeywell’s Total Connect Basic package on any installation where an Internet connection is present. Homeowners can also choose to upgrade to more-advanced versions of Total Connect to obtain functionalities such as remote camera viewing, weather, news and traffic information, Z-Wave device control using and enhanced notifications using mobile devices.
The new 4G communicator also maximizes the system’s longevity and its capability to find and connect to any available communications network – whether 2G, 3G or 4G.
Other key features of the LYNX Touch 5100 include Advanced Protection Logic that allows an alarm event to report even if the system is damaged, and two-way voice over GSM radio. The system supports all Honeywell 5800 series wireless devices.