Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB - AlarmNet Remote Weatherproof Cellular Antenna Reviews
Submitted on 07/15/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB is an outdoor cellular antenna designed to boost the signals of cellular communicators. It was originally called the Honeywell GSM-ANT3DB, but the name was changed to CELL-ANT3DB to reflect the fact that the antenna can boost both 3G and LTE signals. As an outdoor antenna, the CELL-ANT3DB is usually installed on a roof or inside an attic. It can provide a stronger signal boost than most indoor antennas. However, it does require some special hardware to set up, and it is only compatible with certain Honeywell Communicators. Overall, we think the Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB is a very useful antenna, so we give it a 5 Star rating.
There are many positive aspects regarding the Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB. For one, it provides a strong, 3dB gain, which should provide a major boost in cell signals, even for those in rural areas. The device is waterproof, which gives the user some good options in choosing a mounting location. You want to have the antenna high up and facing the nearest cell tower. Mounting hardware comes included, so that you can get started installing the antenna.
However, there are some downsides for the Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB that should also be considered. An SMA to N connector, such as the Honeywell WA7626-CA, must be purchased separately, as it is needed to connect the antenna to the communicator. Also, make sure to check compatibility, as the Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB will only work with certain Honeywell Cellular Communicators. And like any antenna, the Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB will need to be installed. This may be difficult for a DIYer if the antenna is being installed on the roof. But overall, these downsides are relatively minor, and they do not stop us from giving the Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB a 5 Star rating.
Good: 3dB Gain, Waterproof, Included Mounting Hardware
Bad: Extra Equipment Required, Must be Installed, Only Compatible w/ Certain Communicators
Bottom Line: 5 Stars