Is the Honeywell L5210 Compatible w/ Alexa?
Yes, the Honeywell L5210 is compatible with Alexa. By performing verbal commands through Amazon Alexa, you can arm the system, receive its status, and execute home automation scenes. To do this, the L5210 must be monitored for service with TC2. The TC2 Skill in the Alexa App is required.
After providing your Total Connect 2.0 account information to Amazon Alexa using the Total Connect 2.0 Alexa Skill, you will be able to ask Alexa to arm your system and provide you with its current status. However, you cannot disarm the system using these verbal commands. A disarm feature was intentionally left out, as being to disarm verbally could be seen as a big security risk. If you want to disarm, you will need to do so at the panel, using a keypad or key fob, or from the Total Connect 2.0 Mobile App or website.
You can also use Alexa voice commands to perform automation scenes. A Honeywell L5100-ZWAVE Card must installed inside the Honeywell L5210 System. This is the add-on that allows you to pair Z-Wave devices with the L5210. Any Z-Wave device that you pair with the L5210 will appear on Total Connect 2.0 for remote operation. Since all Alexa voice commands involving the L5210 are sent through AlarmNet360 and Total Connect 2.0, this is necessary for allowing TC2 Smart Scenes to be controlled through Amazon Alexa. Please note that only entire scenes can be performed. You cannot control single individual devices, unless the scene literally only has one action for one single device being performed.
Completing the integration between Total Connect 2.0 and Amazon Alexa requires that you set up your L5210 System with a monitoring plan that includes access to Total Connect 2.0 for home automation control. The L5210 can connect with the AlarmNet360 Servers for accessing Total connect 2.0 by using either a Honeywell L5100-WIFI Communicator or a compatible AlarmNet Cellular Communicator. Or you can use both for a dual-path setup. If you decide to go with a cellular-only or a dual-path setup, you will want to get an LTE communicator. Your options include the Honeywell LTE-L57A (AT&T LTE) and the Honeywell LTE-L57V (Verizon LTE). For anyone needing to update the firmware on their L5210 System before adding a communicator, the Honeywell LYNXTOUCH-MSD Firmware Updater Tool is available.
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