Can a LYNXr Text Me Alerts?
No, a LYNXr cannot text you alerts. Security systems send text alerts through interactive service platforms. Honeywell systems do this using Total Connect 2.0. However, the Honeywell LYNXr is incapable of syncing with Total Connect 2.0. As a result, the system cannot send text alerts.
Total Connect 2.0 is an interactive service platform that is designed exclusively for use with Honeywell alarm systems. When an alarm event occurs, the system will send an alert to Total Connect. From there, Total Connect can send an email and/or text alert to the user to let the user to let them know about the situation. However, the LYNXr is not compatible with Total Connect. Because of this, there is no way for a user to receive text alerts from the panel.
If a LYNXr user wants to receive text alerts from their security panel, they will need to upgrade to a newer system. The easiest way to do this is to upgrade to a Honeywell Lyric Controller. The Lyric Controller comes WIFI ready, and it is fully compatible with Total Connect 2.0. A cellular communicator (AT&T or Verizon) can also be added in order to give the Lyric the added reliability of cellular communications. All of the wireless sensors that were used with the LYNXr can also be used with the Lyric Controller. This is because both the LYNXr and the Lyric interface with 345 MHz wireless sensors, such as those from the Honeywell 5800 Series. Additionally, both the LYNXr and the Lyric can use hardwired sensors through the use of a Honeywell 5800C2W.
If a user absolutely does not want to upgrade from their LYNXr system, there is one way that the system can send alerts to the user. This is done through the Follow Me feature. The Follow Me feature will have the LYNXr system call a phone number of the user's choosing and verbally state the current condition of the system. Please note that the LYNXr system must be connected to a phone line in order to do this,
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