The Honeywell L5000 is a LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel with an integrated graphic touchscreen alarm keypad. As the L5000 is an alarm control panel and keypad in one unit, it is also known as an all-in-one or self-contained wireless security system. The LYNX Touch is the first self-contained wireless security system to feature a graphic touchscreen display. The graphic icons and user friendly menus make the L5000 a great do-it-yourself (DIY) friendly alarm control panel.
A wireless alarm control panel is much easier to install when compared to a wired alarm control panel. Instead of mounting the metal alarm cabinet with the alarm control panel circuit board installed inside, and then also wiring an alarm keypad out to a remote location, the LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel has the circuit board and keypad integrated together in a single plastic housing. To install the L5000, all you need to do is plug the alarm control panel into a standard wall outlet using the included AC power supply and mount the LYNX Touch control panel on the wall.
The Honeywell LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel has a built-in wireless receiver and is therefore compatible with all Honeywell 5800 series wireless devices. You can program up to (63) wireless zones to be monitored by your L5000 alarm control panel. The L5000 also has capability to monitor (1) hardwired zone which would be wired directly to the LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel. The LYNX Touch is even compatible with the bi-directional wireless devices such as the Honeywell 5828 or Honeywell 5828V wireless alarm keypads.
You can program up to (16) user codes which will provide various levels of control for your L5000 wireless alarm control panel. The first user code is the installer code which is used to access all programming menus. The second user code is the master code which is used for user menu programming. The master code is also used to assign the other (14) user codes which include a babysitter code and a duress code.
The Honeywell wireless alarm control panel has a built-in speaker which provides live audible system status messages so you always know what is happening with your wireless security system.
During an alarm event, the L5000 speaker will also provide voice annunciation of the zone that was activated using the programmed zone number or the custom voice descriptor. The same internal speaker will also provide the 110 dB alarm siren which will sound with any audible alarm activation. You cannot install an external siren directly to the L5000 wireless alarm control panel. If you need external sirens, you should use the Honeywell 5800WAVE wireless alarm siren or the Honeywell 5800RL wireless relay module which can be set up to sound a wired external siren.
The L5000 LYNX Touch control panel can be monitored by a central station in (3) different ways. You can simply connect an active POTS telephone line to the L5000 control panel and all alarm signals will be sent to the central station via your landline phone service. You can also add either the AlarmNet ILP5 internet alarm monitoring communicator or the AlarmNet GSMVLP5 cellular alarm communicator. The ILP5 requires broadband internet service and an Ethernet connection from your router to the ILP5 module which installs inside the LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel. The GSMVLP5 is a wireless alarm communicator that utilizes AT&T’s cellular GSM network. When upgraded with an ILP5 or GSMVLP5, the LYNX Touch is compatible with AlarmNet’s Total Connect 2.0 interactive monitoring service. The Total Connect 2.0 service allows you to control and check on your LYNX Touch control panel using any web browser or internet enabled smartphone. There are free applications for the iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry® and Android devices so you can stay in touch with your wireless home security system no matter where you are.
While the newer Honeywell L5100 LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel supports home automation services through the Total Connect 2.0 interactive service, the L5000 uses the Honeywell 5800ZBRIDGE for home automation. The 5800ZBRIDGE allows you to wirelessly connect Z-Wave® thermostat modules and light modules to your L5000 LYNX Touch alarm control panel. These Z-Wave modules can then be programmed to turn thermostats and/or lights off when the L5000 is armed and then turn them back on when the LYNX Touch is disarmed.