How Do I Find the Firmware Revision for My Honeywell LYNX Touch System?
You can find the firmware revision for your Honeywell LYNX Touch System by checking the Test Menu inside the Master Tools Menu. The firmware version or revision will be displayed at the top of the screen. You can exit the Master Tools Menu after you have noted the firmware revision number.
Certain panel features and accessories can only be used if the LYNX Touch System is running a high enough firmware revision. For that reason, you may want to check the current firmware revision to see what you are working with. This way, you will be able to get a better understanding of what works with your system.
An example of why a user may need to check their firmware is because they want to use a new communicator with their LYNX Touch System. To ensure the longevity of their system, a user will likely want to upgrade to an LTE cellular communicator. Of the LYNX Touch Systems, only the L5210 and the L7000 support LTE communicators. However, these systems must be running Firmware Version 9 or higher to support the LTE communicators. There are two LTE communicators to consider. These are the Honeywell LTE-L57A (AT&T LTE) and the Honeywell LTE-L57V (Verizon LTE).
At this time, only the L5210 and L7000 systems can receive firmware updates. These systems are firmware updated using the Honeywell LYNXTOUCH-MSD Firmware Update Tool. It is no longer possible to remotely push down a firmware update to the panel. Also, the L5200, L5100 and L5000 can no longer receive firmware updates. If you have one of these panels, you may need to replace it entirely with a new one.
If you want to check the firmware on your LYNX Touch System, complete the following steps:
1. Enter Master Tools Menu. Start from the main screen of the LYNX Touch System. Choose Security > More > Tools > enter Master Code. The Master Code is the code that you typically use to Arm and Disarm your system. It is 1234 by default, but the code is usually changed for security purposes. The Master Code is not to be confused with the Installer Code, which is 4112 by default. You will enter the Master Tools Menu after providing the Master Code.
2. Check the Revision Number. Choose the Test option. The panel revision number will be displayed at the top of the screen. You can see it in the picture below:
3. Exit the menu. Press green picture of the house on the front of the panel. This will exit the menu and return you to the Home Screen. If your L5210 or L7000 requires an upgrade, you can easily perform an update using the LynxTouch-MSD tool.
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