The Honeywell ILP5 is an optional AlarmNet internet alarm monitoring communicator for the LYNX Touch series alarm control panels. The ILP5 was originally designed for the L5000 LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel but will also work with the newer L5100 control panel once it is released.
The ILP5 internet alarm communicator is a member of the AlarmNet alternative alarm communicator family. All AlarmNet alternative alarm communicators provide you with an option to have your home security system monitored by a central station without needing to pay for traditional phone service. The ILP5 uses your broadband internet service to transmit your security system’s alarm signals to AlarmNet’s servers which then forward them on directly to Alarm Grid’s central station.
Many people are choosing to adopt voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service as a substitute for traditional phone service as it is normally less expensive. Unfortunately, these people will often fail to realize that their home security system was utilizing their home phone service and therefore will not work reliably with their VoIP service. The AlarmNet internet alarm communicator bypasses the need for any kind of phone service at all. Simply plug an Ethernet cable into an open port on your router and connect the other end to the RJ45 connector on the ILP5 internet communicator. As long as your router is powered on and your internet service is working, all alarm signals generated by your LYNX Touch home security system will be transmitted to Alarm Grid’s central station via your internet service.
The Honeywell ILP5 fits nicely inside the plastic enclosure of your LYNX Touch alarm control panel making installation as easy as possible. The internet alarm communicator is powered by the LYNX Touch control panel and will even work when the LYNX Touch is being powered by its backup battery during a power outage. (Of course, you would need your modem and router connected to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) so that your internet service is still live during the power outage.)
The ILP5 not only provides internet alarm monitoring services, it can also provide AlarmNet's Total Connect 2.0 interactive service. With this optional service, you are provided with a login for the Total Connect 2.0 website. From this website, you can remotely arm and disarm your LYNX Touch home security system through your ILP5 internet alarm communicator. If you leave for vacation and you are not sure if you armed your security system before leaving, simply pull up the Total Connect 2.0 app on your iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry® or Android™ and you can arm your Honeywell L5000 with the touch of a button. The ILP5 can save you money by allowing you to eliminate your home phone bill and it keeps you in touch with your home security system like never before!
Note: You cannot use the Honeywell ILP5 and a cellular communicator inside a LYNX Touch System at the same time. The ILP5 uses the same slot as a cellular communicator. If you want to use dual-path (internet and cellular) at the same time, you should get a Honeywell L5100-WIFI card and a compatible cellular communicator.