Can I Use A Honeywell L5200 System Without Monitoring?
Yes, absolutely, you can use the Honeywell L5200 LYNX Touch wireless system without being monitored by a central station. A central station is a company that provides trained employees to monitor alarm systems. When an alarm signal is received they will contact authorized people listed on the emergency contact list on the account first to see if everything is okay and dispatch the appropriate authorities (police, fire & medical) when necessary.
You can chose to have your system “local” only. When your system is “local” in the event of an alarm, signals are only sent to the panel which triggers the system’s internal 95db siren to sound and ward off any intruders. If your city ordinance allows (check with them first), you can chose to install an exterior siren to your L5200. Most exterior sirens are wired so you would also need a Lynx-EXT kit to convert a wired siren to wireless.
Alarm Grid offers customers a “Self Monitoring” plan. The no contract Self Monitoring plan enables customers to have Total Connect 2.0 without being connected to a monitoring (central) station. Check out our FAQ: How does a LYNX L5200 communicate with Total Connect? As mentioned in the FAQ you will need an IP and/or GSM communicator. Having Total Connect 2.0 enables you to receive emails and text notifications based on events such as AC loss, low batteries and most importantly alarms. You also have the ability to control your alarm system from any computer, tablet or smartphone. If you choose to install the L5100-ZWAVE module you can also control supported Z-Wave devices you may have such as lights, door locks, thermostat and your garage door.
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