Can I Use My Honeywell L3000 w/o Alarm Monitoring?
Yes, you can use your Honeywell L3000 without alarm monitoring. You can still arm and disarm the system and enroll sensors without monitoring service. But you cannot receive automatic dispatch from a central station. You will also not be able to receive alerts from Total Connect 2.0.
The only way you can use a Honeywell L3000 LYNX Plus System without monitoring service is as a local sounder. You can arm the system, and it can alert you if a programmed sensor detects activity. This can be useful if you are in a different area of the building, and you may not hear it if someone opens a door or moves around somewhere else. The system can still go into a local alarm so that on-site building occupants are alerted to a break-in or a fire. For users who are almost always on-site, this may be all they need.
But if you want to unlock the full potential of a Honeywell L3000 Security System, then you absolutely need alarm monitoring service. This is the only way for alerts to be sent out to you and/or a central monitoring station through the Resideo AlarmNet Servers. When a monitored L3000 goes into alarm, it sends out signals to a central station and/or the end user depending on their monitoring plan. A trained dispatcher at a central station will know to contact the end user immediately or send out emergency services ASAP based on the instructions on the end user's monitoring account. End users can also have alarm notifications sent to them via text and/or email from Total Connect 2.0 if their monitoring plan includes access to TC2.
In order to use a Honeywell L3000 for alarm monitoring, you will need two things. The first is an established communication path for the system. The best communication path for a Honeywell L3000 System is an LTE cellular communicator. The system has two LTE communicators to choose from. These are the Honeywell LTE-L3A with service from the AT&T LTE Network, and the Honeywell LTE-L3V with service from the Verizon LTE Network. There is no real advantage or disadvantage of choosing one over the other, so just go with whichever cellular network works best in your area. You will also need an alarm monitoring plan for your system. Assuming that you are using a cellular communicator with your L3000 System, your best option is to get a Gold or Platinum Level Plan (Self or Full) from Alarm Grid. More information is available on our alarm monitoring page. We also offer a Cellular Only Plan that does not include access to Total Connect 2.0.
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