Honeywell GSMX4G Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cellular Alarm Monitoring?
Arguably the best way for an alarm system to communicate is across a cellular network. This requires a cellular plan from a monitoring company. Learn about cellular monitoring.
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How do I install a Honeywell GSMX4G on my VISTA system?
Install the Honeywell GXMX4G to a Vista system by attaching the wiring harness to the GSMX, then connecting the wires to the ECP bus of the panel. Learn how to install the GSMX4G!
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How Do I Convert my Landline Security System to Work w/ Cellular?
Converting a landline security system to cellular is easy. The process involves obtaining a cellular communicator and switching to a monitoring plan that includes cellular service. The cellular module will then need to be activated. Learn more about converting a security system to cellular.
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How Do I Upgrade My Alarm to Work on 4G?
Upgrading an alarm system to run 4G cellular communication requires replacing the panel's old 3G cellular communicator with a new 4G cellular communicator. The new communicator will then need to be registered with the alarm monitoring company. Learn more about upgrading an alarm system to 4G.
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What Is the Difference Between a 2G and 4G Communicator on My Alarm Panel?
When deciding between a 2G and 4G cellular communicator, users should be aware that a 4G communicator will offer substantially faster speeds. This is useful for sending fast signals to a central monitoring station. Also, Z-Wave devices activated remotely will respond more quickly by using 4G speeds.
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What Panels Does a GSMX4G Radio Work With?
A GSMX4G cellular communicator is designed for use with Honeywell VISTA panels, as well as the LYNX Plus L3000 system. The GSMX4G will provide the system with a 4G cellular connection using the AT&T cellular service, and it is fully compatible with the Total Connect 2.0 service provided by AlarmNet.
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How Do I Register the GSM in My Honeywell Security System?
A GSM cellular communicator must be activated by the monitoring company that is providing service. The user will need a cellular monitoring plan to do this.
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What Is the City ID on Honeywell Total Connect?
The City ID is used by the alarm dealer to create a Total Connect account, and is never used by the end-user. Learn more about the City ID by reading here.
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How Do I Enable Total Connect 2.0 on My Vista-Turbo Panel?
TC2 is enabled on Vista-Turbo panels in device programming. The communicator talks to the panel as 3 different device types, and each must be enabled. Read on!
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Will a GSMX4G Work on a VISTA-20P With a 5.2 Revision Chipset?
The Vista-20P version 5.2 supports the GSMX4G as a communicator, and for upload/download, but does not support Total Connect 2.0. Read on to learn more.
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