The Honeywell GSMVLP5-4G is the first 4G capable cellular alarm monitoring communicator ever released by Honeywell’s AlarmNet division. AlarmNet has been providing advanced alarm communication paths since 1986 for customers who either want a backup monitoring option in case their phone line is tampered with or don’t have a phone line available at all. The cellular alarm monitoring communicators developed by AlarmNet provide a secure wireless connection between your home security system and Alarm Grid’s central station. The GSMVLP5-4G is AlarmNet’s newest offering and it brings the compatible Honeywell L5100 wireless security system up to speed with today’s latest cellular technologies.
While cellular alarm communicators provide the most reliable and secure communication path available for your home security system, up until now they only operated on the older second generation (2G) cellular technology. Cellular communicators rely on throughput for fast data transmission and the newer generations like 3G and 4G have more throughput and are much faster than 2G. While alarm communicators don’t necessarily need the same advanced speeds that regular cell phones do, the changes in cellular technology have a major impact on alarm monitoring industry. 2G cellular communication technology was introduced in 1995 and as cell phones were a newer technology, it was not until 2005 that 3G technology was introduced. However, as cell phones are now essential items for nearly everyone on the planet, 4G technology was already nearly developed by the time 3G was released and the first 4G network was launched only a year later in 2006. As more and more people use more and more cellular data, the need for faster and more efficient networks will only increase. Unfortunately, the newer 3G and 4G cellular devices use the same frequency spectrum as the older 2G devices. Therefore, as all major cellular carriers are focused on the future, they are beginning to abandon the older 2G technology to free up room for the newer technologies. Just as analog technology disappeared with the 2008 AMPS sunset clause, 2G technology will eventually die as well. By investing in the GSMVLP5-4G cellular alarm communicator, you can be confident that you are getting a security system communication path that will be around for the long haul.
The GSMVLP5-4G cellular alarm monitoring communicator fits right inside your Honeywell L5100 LYNX Touch wireless home security system. It will connect to the fastest cellular technology (2G/3G/4G) available in your area. Therefore, if you live in a city that has begun to stop servicing the older 2G channel on their towers, your GSMVLP5-4G will work on 3G or 4G channels instead. At the same time, if you are in an area that hasn’t quite fully upgraded to 3G or 4G, your LYNX Touch home security system will work just as well with the 2G network. If you have struggled with bad cellular reception with an older AlarmNet cellular alarm communicator, the GSMVLP5-4G may be just the device to solve all of your problems.
You can even pair the GSMVLP5-4G with the L5100-WIFI internet alarm communicator so that your LYNX Touch home security system uses internet communications primarily, but is backed up by the advanced cellular communications in case of a failure with the internet connection. Now LYNX Touch wireless security systems can utilize the same dual path alarm monitoring services that are available with the Honeywell Vista series security systems.
Of course, the AlarmNet GSMVLP5-4G cellular alarm communicator is also compatible with Honeywell’s Total Connect 2.0 interactive services. Total Connect 2.0 is an optional monitoring service that keeps you connected to your home’s security system from anywhere. Using any web browser or a free application on an iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry® or Android™ device, you can log into your Total Connect 2.0 account to remotely arm or disarm your L5100 home security system. The GSMVLP5-4G can even send you instant text message or email notifications every time your LYNX Touch security system is activated. If you have already upgraded your L5100 LYNX Touch with the L5100-ZWAVE home automation module, you can even control your home’s lights, locks and thermostat through your Total Connect 2.0 account. The GSMVLP5-4G is a revolutionary device that will change the alarm industry forever.