DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Why Doesn't My L5210 Do Anything When I Click "Program"?
If clicking on "Program" within the Installer Menu of a Honeywell L5210 does not take you to the next screen, you have been locked out of programming. This is because you selected "No" when asked if you wanted to allow the installer to reenter programming. You must use the backdoor method to get in.
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How Do I Get My Alarm Company to Change My Installer Code?
Contacting your alarm company is not needed to change the Installer Code on your panel. An end user is able to change their own Installer Code, assuming they know their current Installer Code. However, simply leaving the Installer Code at its default is the best option for the majority of end users.
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Can an L5000, L5100, L5200, L5210 or L7000 Work Together?
All of the Honeywell Lynx Touch panels are independent systems that are not designed to work with one another. If a user is looking to add an additional access point for their Lynx Touch panel, they can use a 5828 Keypad. This will give them a secondary location for arming and disarming their panel.
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Can I Install My Own Window and Door Contacts for a Honeywell Security System?
Many door and window contacts can easily be installed by an end user. This is especially true for wireless surface-mount contacts. Wireless recessed contacts require drilling, but they are still relatively easy to install. However, the installation of hard-wired contacts may warrant some extra help.
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Where is the Power Button on an a LYNX Touch Security System?
The only true way to power down a LYNX Touch security system is to remove the AC power supply and the backup battery for the panel. This will cause the panel to shut down and remain off. It is also possible to perform a soft reset of the panel to have it power back on immediately after shutting off.
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Can I Install a Honeywell Lynx Touch Panel as DIY?
The Honeywell Lynx Touch Series of security panels are great systems for DIY users. The panels make it very easy for end users to complete any task with minimal technical support. This includes tasks such as enrolling wireless security devices with the panel and making communication module upgrades.
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Should I Change My Installer Code?
Most users find that there is no need for them to change the Installer Code on their security panel. This is because leaving their Installer Code at the default does not present any sort of security risk. Also, changing the Installer Code can lead to confusion and extra hassle for the user later on.
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What is the Difference Between an Installer Code & User Code on a Lyric Security System?
A user code on a Lyric security system is used for arming and disarming the panel, while the installer code is used for gaining access to system programming. The installer code can also be used to arm the panel. However, the installer code can only disarm the panel if it was the code used to arm it.
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How do I Enroll a Sensor on my LYNX L5210, L7000 or Lyric?
Enrolling a sensor on a Honeywell LYNX Touch or Lyric Controller can be done by accessing Zone Programming and then auto-enrolling the sensor with the panel.
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How Many 5881s Can I Hook Up to My VISTA Wired Security System?
The Vista P series panels support only 1 wireless receiver. The standalone receivers come in three capacities, Low, Medium, and High. A Low receiver supports up to 8 zones, Medium supports up to 16, and High supports as many as the panel will allow. Choose your receiver based on the zones needed.
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