Honeywell L5000-SIA

LYNX Touch Wireless Alarm Control Panel

Honeywell l5000 sia lynx touch wireless alarm control panel

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The Honeywell L5000-SIA is a LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel that meets the CP-01 standards detailed in the ANSI/SIA CP-01 standa...
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The Honeywell L5000-SIA is a LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel that meets the CP-01 standards detailed in the ANSI/SIA CP-01 standards document published by the Security Industry Association (SIA). The document published by SIA was verified and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) which verifies all American National Standards. SIA developed the CP-01 standards for alarm control panels to combat the growing problem of false alarms. When an alarm control panel goes into alarm mode and there isn’t a real emergency, it is considered a false alarm. The vast majority of false alarms are caused by improper use of the security system. CP-01 compliant alarm control panels have programming features that are aimed at reducing operator error which cuts down on the number of false alarms.

If your security system is a local system that is not hooked up with a central station, a false alarm is just a loud nuisance. The worst case scenario is that a false alarm goes off in the middle of the night, while you are sleeping, and it wakes you up. However, if you have a monitored security system, false alarms are a major issue. When a security system is monitored by a central station, the operator responding to the alarm is not able to distinguish a real alarm from a false alarm. Therefore, the operator’s only option is to call the authorities on every alarm. When this happens, the police or fire department must send out emergency response. Responding to a false alarm prevents that police officer or fire truck from being able to respond to a real emergency. Even if there is no other real emergency to respond to, the false alarms waste time and resources. Unfortunately, not enough alarm companies focus on preventing false alarms and therefore the vast majority of alarms reported to the police or fire departments are false alarms. In some municipalities, laws have been passed so that police departments will not even respond to an alarm called in by a central station. If every city and state were to pass these types of laws, the entire alarm industry would be in trouble. Central station monitoring would lose all value. Since the central stations wouldn’t be able to rely on the police to respond to alarms, they would have to close down their businesses or they would have to send out their own emergency responders which would dramatically increase the price of alarm monitoring. Alarm users would be left with a security system that just makes a loud noise when an alarm occurs.

As SIA’s mission is to protect and advance the alarm industry, it developed the CP-01 standards to manage the false alarm problem before it ruined all alarm companies. The Honeywell L5000-SIA wireless alarm control panel is essentially the same thing as a normal L5000 LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel. However, to comply with the CP-01 standards, the L5000-SIA has some preset programming settings that are designed to reduce the number of false alarms that may occur. The ‘Report Alarms’ and ‘Report Troubles’ features are enabled by default. The ‘Exit Error’, ‘Recent Closing’ and ‘Alarm Cancel’ features are also enabled by default. When programming the ‘Call Wait Cancel’ feature on a L5000-SIA, you must program a call waiting cancel prefix if you are using call waiting. The ‘Swinger Shutdown’ feature only allows you to choose (1) report or (2) reports for the option of alarm reporting per zone. The default option is set to 2 reports. The ‘Abort Window’ feature allows you to choose only (15), (30) or (45) seconds with (30) seconds as the default option. The ‘Entry Delay 1’ and ‘Entry Delay 2’ features allow you to choose from (30), (45), (60), (90), (120), (180) and (240) seconds and when added together with the dialer delay, the total delay should not exceed (60) seconds. The ‘Exit Delay’ feature can only be set to (45), (60), (90) or (120) seconds. The ‘Restart Exit Time’ feature is set to ‘Yes’ by default. The ‘Exit Warning’ feature is enabled and cannot be changed. The ‘Auto Stay Arming’ feature is set to ‘Yes’ by default. Finally, the ‘Cross Zone Delay’ feature can be set to ‘None’ or (30), (60), (90), (120), (180), or (240) seconds. The default option with the L5000-SIA alarm control panel is (180) seconds. All of these programming settings are unique to the Honeywell L5000-SIA and are not found in the regular Honeywell L5000 LYNX Touch wireless alarm control panel.

Brand: Honeywell

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Submitted on 11/27/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell L5000-SIA is the version of the L5000 System that is compliant with the Security Industry Alliance (SIA). It is basically the same as an L5000 System, except that certain programming settings must be enabled by default or cannot be adjusted, per regulations mandated by the SIA. This system can be more or less treated as an L5000 System, and all the problems that apply to that system also apply to L5000-SIA. The L5000-SIA was the first attempt by Honeywell at a wireless touchscreen alarm system, and there were many challenges that came with such an ambitious project. Many of the issues that came with the L5000 were not corrected until Honeywell released the L5100 later on. While the L5000 and L5000-SIA were extremely innovative for their time, we are giving the L5000-SIA a 3 Star rating due to its numerous issues.

Starting out with the positives, the L5000-SIA features a wireless touchscreen with menus that are easy to navigate. You can auto-enroll sensors from the Honeywell 5800 Series, which is pretty convenient when you consider older methods for enrolling sensors. We also want to give the system respect for being the first of the Honeywell LYNX Touch lineup, which would later become one of the most successful alarm system lineups ever.

But there are plenty of downsides to the L5000-SIA. The panel was prone to numerous electrical issues, some of which could destroy the entire system. The only way to connect the system to AlarmNet360 and Total Connect 2.0 is to use a Honeywell ILP5 internet communicator, which will allow you to use a hardwired ethernet connection with the system. There is no way to do WIFI with the system. The only cellular communicator for the system, the Honeywell GSMVLP5, connects with a 2G network, which has been shut down. And you cannot do Z-Wave home automation with the system. There are just too many limitations associated with the L5000-SIA for it to receive a great rating. We can give it 3 Stars, and hopefully that's enough to convince you to get a more robust system, such as a Honeywell Lyric or a Qolsys IQ Panel 2.

Good: Wireless Touchscreen, Logical Menus, Auto-Enroll Sensors, Began LYNX Touch Lineup

Bad: No WIFI, No Cellular, No Z-Wave, System-Breaking Electrical Issues

Bottom Line: 3 Stars

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