Honeywell GSMV4G

AlarmNet Cellular Alarm Monitoring Communicator

Honeywell gsmv4g alarmnet cellular alarm monitoring communicator

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The Honeywell GSMV4G is nearly identical to the original Honeywell GSMV cellular alarm communicator. However, while the GSMV works on the...
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The Honeywell GSMV4G is nearly identical to the original Honeywell GSMV cellular alarm communicator. However, while the GSMV works on the older 2G cellular network, the GSMV4G is compatible with the newest 4G cellular network. Prior to the release of the GSMV4G, the only 4G capable cellular alarm communicator from Honeywell was the GSMVLP5-4G which is only compatible with the Honeywell L5100 LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel. Now, you can use the GSMV4G or the GSMX4G if you have a VISTA Series alarm control panel and you want to upgrade to a cellular alarm communicator that will work on 4G cellular technology.

All AlarmNet cellular alarm communicators use SIM cards that utilize the AT&T cellular network. As cellular alarm communicators don’t have the same data and speed requirements that cell phones have, Honeywell manufactured all previous cellular alarm communicators to work on the older 2G cellular network. Unfortunately, as cell phones have gone from devices used to make calls and send text messages to advanced hand held computers that can stream video and send large amounts of data back and forth in seconds, the cellular carriers are doing everything they can to maximize their networks to keep up with the increased data demands. AT&T has found that the best solution to free up space on the advanced 3G and 4G networks is to cannibalize the older 2G network. In fact, they announced recently that December 31st, 2016 would mark the end of all 2G cellular communications. Even though cellular alarm communicators may never require the high speeds found on these newer networks, they will eventually be left behind as the cellular landscape changes. Fortunately, Honeywell always has an eye on the future and has released 4G capable cellular alarm communicators, like the GSMV4G, well in advance of the end of the 2G cellular network. You don’t need a 4G cellular communicator today, but by upgrading to one, you are making an investment for the future.

Cellular alarm communications are the most reliable way to send your alarm signals to a central station for monitoring. You don’t need a phone line or even an internet connection as the GSMV4G is a dedicated wireless link between your alarm control panel and Alarm Grid’s central station. By signing up for an AlarmNet cellular alarm monitoring plan, all cellular data is included and you can sleep peacefully knowing that no matter when your alarm is triggered, the alarm signal will be received by a trained central station operator.

The Honeywell GSMV4G cellular alarm communicator is compatible with nearly all VISTA Series alarm control panels and can even be used with a Honeywell LYNX Plus wireless alarm control panel. The GSMV4G is also compatible with Honeywell AlarmNet's advanced Total Connect 2.0 interactive service so that you can remotely control your Honeywell security system from a computer or an iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry® or Android™ device. The Honeywell GSMV4G has all of the great features found in the original GSMV cellular alarm communicator but it also has the added advantage of being built to work well into the future even as the cellular networks evolve to meet today’s technological demands.

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Upgraded from GSMV
Submitted on 10/22/2012

As soon as I saw an article saying AT&T was dropping 2G coverage by end of 2016 I called my alarm company to get a 4G cell backup instead. They told me there was no 4G available. I searched for months online until I finally found the GSMV4G. Bought this from Alarm Grid and had them help me switch out the old one. Now my TC2 account works better than ever.

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The GSMV4G is certainly compatible with the VISTA-20P. However you cannot really use the EV4 with an AlarmNet GSM backup. I believe you can use the EV4 to "shadow" the GSM. The GSM would be the primary radio with a Honeywell dealer like us and it would require our gold level service. If you want true dual path (internet as primary and cellular back) you will need the iGSMV4G: https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/honeywell-igsmv4g.
I have the Vista20p alarm panel, with an Envisalink 4 / EyezOn and IP monitoring. I'm wanting to add a cellular backup, would this product be compatible?
You probably need a firmware update. I don't see that your email is active with an account with us so I imagine you are monitored by another company. You should contact them about checking to see if your communicator requires a firmware update. Otherwise, you can always switch to us and we can assist. Our no-contract plans are available online at https://www.alarmgrid.com/monitoring.
I have this unit and it occasionally locks up with a solid red light. The Vista 20P that is attached to it reports a Long Range Radio Failure, and the only way to recover is to power cycle the unit. Is there possibly a configuration issue or something wrong with the hardware?
The GSMV4G communicator has been approved for the following listings: UL Commercial (UL365 - Commercial Burg Alarm and UL1610 - Commercial Burg Alarm), UL Residential (UL985 - Residential Fire Alarm and UL1023 - Residential Burg Alarm), ETL Commercial (UL365 - Commercial Burg Alarm and UL1610 - Commercial Burg Alarm), ETL Residential (UL985 - Residential Fire Alarm and UL1023 - Residential Burg Alarm) CSFM (California State Fire Marshal).
Is the GSMV4G fire rated as well? I need to use it for combo burglar/fire system?
You will need the GSM-EXT (https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/honeywell-gsm-ext ) cable also though as the 4G communicator has a slightly different connector port for adding an antenna.
Are you upgrading from the Honeywell GSMV to the GSMV4G? If you are using the Honeywell specified antenna for the 2G model it should work with the 4G model.
Hello , I am replacing a 2G radio to 4G , CAN I USE THE SAME EXISTING EXTENDED HIGH GAIN ANTENA, is it compatible ?? Thank You
Hi Kevin, I just emailed you the GSM-EXT installation guide which details the connection. Let us know if you need additional assistance and feel free to sign up for one of our no-contract plans online at https://www.alarmgrid.com/monitoring once you are ready to activate.
I have the EXT cable as well.
Do you have just the GSM-ANT or do you also have the GSM-EXT cable?
I am trying to add an antenna extension (GSM-ANT) to this communicator. Which end of the black cable do I disconnect? Is it the one on top or the one connected behind the raised board?
I'm not sure that we can get that cable. Do you happen to have a model number so we can check?
I am looking for the little black cable in the GSMV4G radio that is on the left side of the board. Do you carry those or know where I can get them?
We don't offer two-way voice service at this time which is why we don't offer it.
Any thoughts on carrying the AVS units? Is there a better solution?
We don't sell the AVS so I'm not sure about a PROM upgrade. I would assume, you'd need to purchase a new AVS though if you want to use two-way voice with the new GSMV4G.
I recently purchased this to replace my GSMV 3G communicator. I have the correct firmware in my panel, but it included a note that my Audio Verification System needs to be at version 1.7. The circuit board says 1.6 in my existing AVS. Do you sell the honeywell AVS? Is there an upgrade path? Is there a way to buy just the circuit board?
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