Honeywell CELL-ANTSMA - Indoor/Outdoor Fixed Length Cellular Antenna w/ 10 ft cable, VISTA & LYNX Touch Compatible Reviews
Submitted on 01/03/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell CELL-ANTSMA is an indoor/outdoor cellular antenna for Honeywell VISTA and LYNX Touch Systems that use cellular communication. The antenna works with both 3G and LTE communicators for these systems. As a low-profile antenna, the CELL-ANTSMA will provide a moderate boost in signal strength for users who live in areas where cellular connectivity is not readily available. However, users requiring something more powerful may need to use a CELL-ANT3DB instead. But users with a compatible system who only need a minor to moderate cellular boost can get great results out of the Honeywell CELL-ANTSMA. We give this product a 5 Star rating due to its good versatility and strong performance overall.
We have many things we like about the Honeywell CELL-ANTSMA. For one, the device is very versatile, as it can be used with nearly any cellular communicator for a Honeywell VISTA or LYNX Touch Security System. The device is fairly easy to mount, and it can be used in both indoor and outdoor environments. We find that it provides a decent signal boost for maintaining reliable connectivity with the AlarmNet360 Servers. This can be very important for maintaining reliable monitoring service. Also, all the mounting hardware comes included.
But there are some downsides to the Honeywell CELL-ANTSMA that should also be considered. For one, the CELL-ANTSMA Antenna is fixed at a length of three (3) meters, and it cannot be adjusted. Second, the CELL-ANTSMA may not provide enough of a signal boost for users living in areas extremely far from any cellular towers. These users may need to get something stronger, like the CELL-ANT3DB. Another downside is that the CELL-ANTSMA cannot be used with the communicators for the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System, which is one of Honeywell's most popular systems.
Overall, we like the CELL-ANTSMA quite a bit for users who have compatible systems and only need a minor to moderate boost in signal. It gets 5 Stars from us.
Good: Works w/ VISTA & LYNX Touch, Easy to Mount, Indoor/Outdoor Use, Decent Signal Boost, Mounting Hardware Included
Bad: Fixed Length, Stronger Antennas Available, Does Not Work w/ Lyric
Bottom Line: 5 Stars