The Honeywell GSMVLP5 is an AlarmNet LYNX Touch cellular alarm monitoring communicator but it has been discontinued. As the GSMVLP5 only works with the L5000 LYNX Touch which has also been discontinued, there is no replacement communicator fro the GSMVLP5. If you need to replace your GSMVLP5, you should just upgrade your L5000 to an L5100 LYNX Touch and get a GSMVLP5-4G cellular communicator. In fact, as the GSMVLP5 is a 2G cellular communicator, we recommend upgrading to the L5100 and GSMVLP5-4G now as AT&T's 2G network will be gone by the end of 2016 and certain areas of the country will see a drop in service even before the 2016 sunset date.
The GSMVLP5 was designed specifically for the L5000 LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel. The cellular alarm communicator fits right inside the LYNX Touch control panel for a clean and easy installation.
The AlarmNet cellular alarm communicator provides wireless alarm communications between your LYNX Touch wireless home security system and the AlarmNet network. Once the AlarmNet servers receive your LYNX Touch alarm signals from your GSMVLP5 alarm communicator, the signals are forwarded immediately over to Alarm Grid’s central station so that an operator can respond to the alarm event. The GSMVLP5 provides a reliable and secure means of alarm communications for anyone that does not have home phone service. The included cellular SIM card is installed in the GSMVLP5 and utilizes the AT&T GSM cellular network. Within the GSM network. the cellular alarm communicator will normally transmit alarm signals via the GPRS network. If the GPRS network is ever unavailable, the GSMVLP5 will use the SMS channel of the GSM network instead. With Alarm Grid’s AlarmNet cellular alarm monitoring service, you do not pay separately for the cellular date as it is included in the monitoring service rate.
The Honeywell cellular alarm monitoring communicator uses a built-in quad band antenna that has a peak gain of 3 dB. There is no available external antenna for the GSMVLP5. Before ordering the LYNX Touch cellular alarm communicator check your address on the AT&T coverage viewer, found on AT&T's website, to ensure your home will have adequate cellular coverage. For best cellular reception, the GSMVLP5 enabled LYNX Touch home security system should be installed on your top floor and as close to an exterior wall as possible.
The LYNX Touch cellular alarm communicator gives you the opportunity to sign up for AlarmNet's Total Connect 2.0 interactive service. Total Connect 2.0 is the newest available service from AlarmNet. With a Total Connect 2.0 account, you can log into your LYNX Touch home security system from any web browser. There are even free applications for the iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry® and Android™ devices so you can remotely control your LYNX Touch from anywhere. The Total Connect 2.0 service can also send you instant email and/or text message notifications whenever an alarm signal is generated by your LYNX Touch. The GSMVLP5 would send the alarm signal to the AlarmNet servers which then send the email or text message notification directly to you. This notification service is great for alarm signals that do not require police dispatch such as alarms triggered by the Honeywell 5821 wireless temperature and water sensor.
The Honeywell GSMVLP5 is supervised by AlarmNet’s servers. Typically the cellular alarm communicator is programmed with daily supervision. If AlarmNet does not receive a signal from your GSMVLP5 for a (24) hour period, the servers will generate a signal to check the status of the cellular communicator. If the GSMVLP5 does not respond to the supervision signal, AlarmNet will automatically send a communication path failure signal to Alarm Grid’s central station. The cellular communication path will restore on its own once the GSMVLP5 is powered up and receiving adequate cellular signal strength.