Will a Honeywell LYNX L5100 work without a phone line?
The different methods of communication for a LYNX Touch security system are as follows:
1) Phone Line
While the Honeywell Lynx 5100 supports AlarmNet internet or cellular communicators that get installed inside the control panel, it can connect to a traditional phone line without needing to add any extra devices. Simply plug a phone cord into the 8-pin jack or wire the premise phone line into the Tip and RING terminals inside the control panel. You can't get Total Connect with a phone line connection, but you can still get basic alarm monitoring.
2) Internet (Ethernet or WIFI)
If you don't have a phone line or want to utilize Total Connect service, you will need an AlarmNet communicator. For internet monitoring, you have the choice between a hardwired connection and a wireless connection. The iLP5 AlarmNet communicator is easy to install, (very similar to the GSM for which there is a video as you will see below) and it will allow your panel to be monitored by conneting an Ethernet cable from your router to the ILP5. If you don't want to run wires, you have the option to use the L5100-WIFI module. Installation is easy, and takes about 10 seconds if your panel is open. You can see the video below:
3) GSM (Cellular)
In addition to WIFI, ethernet, or traditional phone line, the L5100 can be used with a GSM communicator. The communicator, a GSMVLP5-4G, requires that you purchase a plan through an AlarmNet dealer in order to activate its internal SIM card which comes with the device. It is often considered the most secure way to be monitored as there is no wire that can be cut (unlike the phone line or internet paths), nor is the cellular path as unpredictable as one's internet service which can have a tendency to stop working suddenly.
If you need installaiton help of the L5100's GSM unit, you can get it by watching the following video:
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