How do I add a security pendant to a LYNX Touch?
The process of enrolling a security pendant is generally the same process as programming any regular door, window or motion sensor. This goes for all Lynx Touch panels: L5100, L5200, L5210 and L7000. You can auto-enroll it by pressing the button on the device while in zone programming or you can manually enter the 7 digit serial. There are several different types of pendants which we will go into detail on later.
For standard medical pendants you want to do the following: From the home screen press Security > More > Tools > Enter your installer code (default is 4112) > Program > Zones > Select an open zone and press "Edit." See our video below for step by step instructions.
The most common pendants are the Honeywell 5802WXT and 5802WXT-2. The WXT-2 has two buttons and requires pressing both simultaneously to activate, which lowers the possibility of accidental trips and false alarms. They each are equipped with several accessories including a watch strap, lanyard to be worn around the neck, and a clip that can be attached to a belt or other piece of clothing. A pendant is a great device for monitoring elderly family members and friends. Generally when the panics are tripped they will generate a distress call to a central station. From there you can setup verification phone calls to avoid false alarms or the medical panic signal can be configured to dispatch immediately. This is something you can decide with your alarm company during the monitoring activation. In some cases, you can setup these pendants for local alerts on the system or even text, email or push notifications through an app like Total Connect 2.0.
Another solution for security pendants is a key fob. The Honeywell 5834-4 is a 4 button wireless key fob that can be programmed with up to 8 separate functions including arming/disarm, panic alarms and even garage door control. The variety of functions make the key fobs very popular with Lynx Touch owners. They have excellent range of up to 150 feet (5802WXT/WXT2) or 50 feet (5834-4) so they can be used from outside the home. The key fob requires slightly different enrollment by using the "keys" section of programming instead of "zones". You can further secure your system by setting up the 5834-4 key fob in high security mode.
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