Lyric Gateway vs. Honeywell L3000

The Lyric Gateway is a wireless alarm panel and automation system. The Gateway requires monitoring and active AlarmNet 360 account to change most programming settings. The L3000 is a wireless alarm system that’s part of the LYNX line. Unlike the Gateway, the L3000 doesn’t need to be monitored to change programming settings.

The Lyric Gateway is a new panel without a digital display that’s part of the Lyric product line. The unit doesn’t have a digital display but the main controller has backlit soft touch buttons and the system has two different apps that can be used to interact with the system. On the main system there are number keys, panic and function keys and an LED indicator that makes it super easy to see what arming state the system is in. The Gateway can communicate using its integrated Ethernet jack or WIFI communicator or can be upgraded with a Verizon or AT&T cellular communicator. The Lyric Gateway is compatible with two wireless sensor lines - the SiX Sensors and the 5800 sensors.

The LYNX 3000 was one of the first all in one wireless panels Honeywell produced. The unit is fully self contained, has a bright alphanumeric display and easy to read backlit buttons. The system can interface with a regular phone line with its internal terminal block, use IP communication with a 7847i or can use cellular communication with the GSMVLP4G. The system supports up to 40 wireless devices, has 1 hardwired zone and supports up to 8 user codes. The system is compatible with all wireless 5800 devices.


Lyric Gateway

Honeywell L3000

Touchscreen Display

Capacitive touch interface with Advanced Voice Guidance

2x16 Custom Alpha Backlit Display, no Touchscreen

Size and Weight

8.82”H x 6.97”W x 1.4”D. 2.2 lbs

6.8”H x 8.8”W x 1.9”D.

External Buttons

Emergency, (Fire, Police, Medical). Away, Home, Disarmed, Alert, Cancel

Full numbered keypad with 4 function keys and a shift function for all buttons

I/O Connectors

Speaker, Microphone, Sounder with 85dB intensity, Cellular Module Tray*, Internal Battery*

*All User Replaceable

Speaker, Microphone, Sounder with 85dB intensity, cellular port, can connect IP comm. externally, POTS terminals, Internal battery*

*All User Replaceable

Supported Communications

Built-in: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n); 2.4GHz, Ethernet port,

Can be added: Verizon CDMA-1XRTT (800, 1900MHz) or AT&T GSM-3G HSPA (850, 1900 MHz)


Extenal Ethernet:


POTS Connection:

Internal Terminals,


Built in Z-Wave Plus; Network Wide Inclusion supported. Up to 76 Z-Wave Plus (500 Chipset) devices total.

No Z-Wave support


Up to 48 System Users, including Installer

Up to 8 System Users, including Installer

Duress Code

User 48

User 8

Wireless Keys (Fobs)

8 wireless keys with up to 8 actions each

16 Wireless Button Zones (Zones 26 - 41) Can be used as non-keyfob zones if needed

Wireless Sensors

64 Wireless Zones (SIX Series & 5800)

40 Wireless Zones (5800 Series)

Hardwired Zones


1 Non-powered burglary zone

Wireless Keypads

Up to 8 LKP500

5828 or 5828V Limited only by available power, and range

Lyric WIFI Thermostats

Supports up to 4

Not Supported

Z-Wave Switches

Up to 60

Not Supported

Z-Wave Thermostats

Up to 6

Not Supported

Z-Wave Door Locks

Up to 6

Not Supported

Z-Wave Garage Doors

Up to 4 (Linear GD00Z Only)

Not Supported

Connected Apps

Total Connect 2.0 (local or remote control), MyHome Gateway app (local control only, Ethernet or WIFI required, this is a free app)

Total Connect 2.0 (local or remote control) on all panels version 20.1 or higher


Only available through AlarmNet 360, programming must be done by dealer

Programming via panel, or Compass Downloading Software

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