Honeywell GSM-EAA - AlarmNet External Antenna Accessory Reviews
Submitted on 09/28/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell GSM-EAA is an accessory that is used when connecting a Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB or Honeywell GSM-ANT antenna to a compatible AlarmNet Communicator. Only certain communicators require the Honeywell GSM-EAA when adding an antenna, due to the fact that they otherwise lack the necessary connector. It is mostly older communicator models that warrant the use of the Honeywell GSM-EAA, and you will rarely require one with any LTE communicator that you are setting up. As a result, Honeywell has discontinued the Honeywell GSM-EAA, without providing any replacement. But since the Honeywell GSM-EAA worked very well for its intended purpose, we still give the product a 5-Star rating.
The main thing to like about the Honeywell GSM-EAA is that it allowed you to complete the connection between the Honeywell CELL-ANT3DB or Honeywell GSM-ANT and certain Honeywell AlarmNet Communicators. The accessory was primarily used 2G communicators. These communicators connected with 2G cellular networks. The 2G networks have mostly been shut down by now. They were replaced with 3G and 4G networks, which have since been replaced by LTE networks. You cannot activate a 2G communicator for monitoring service, and existing communicators that were already activated have stopped working. This is because the networks are shut down and no longer in service. As for the Honeywell GSM-EAA, we also appreciated its good build quality.
Unfortunately for the Honeywell GSM-EAA, it isn't really used today. Newer AlarmNet Communicators already have the connector needed to support an added antenna, so the GSM-EAA isn't needed. The product is discontinued, and you are unlikely to find it new. You probably shouldn't look for a used model either, as it isn't needed for any practical purpose. The only reason we give this product a 5-Star score is because it was once useful, and it never really did anything wrong.
Good: Complete Connection b/w Communicator & Antenna, Strong Build Quality
Bad: New Communicators Don't Need It, Discontinued
Bottom Line: 5 Stars