The Honeywell L5210 is the replacement panel for it's predecessor the L5200. Featuring a smaller. 4.3 inch screen, this lower priced panel, has all the features of the L5200 with a smaller price-tag. Additionally, the L5210's look has been updated to make it look more like the slightly beefier L7000, which has more zones available, handles more key fobs, and boasts a substantially larger screen.
Like all of the modern day LYNX panels (except for the L3000), the L5210 allows for an incredible home automation experience that parallels all the amazing Honeywell panels that came before. Whether it's lighting or locks or the incredible money-saving ability to schedule thermostat temperatures, the L5210 is a top of the line system made by one of the most trusted names in the industry, Honeywell.
While the L7000 boasts more features and the ability to handle more zones, the L5210's 63 programmable wireless zones, 16 key fob zones, and a slot for a programmable trigger output, makes it more than an adequate choice for almost any job, big or small. More than that, with an L5100-ZWAVE seated in its appropriate slot, the system is a capable Z-Wave controller. Supporting up to three Z-wave thermostats, Four door locks, 40 Z-Wave devices proper, and the ability to schedule nearly 20 events and 20 rules, as well as enhanced security features such as randomized lighting controls, the Honeywell L5210 can act as a primary or secondary Z-Wave controller, giving a homeowner state-of-the-art control over every aspect of their home.
As is the case with any security system, the L5210 is likely the last security system in Honeywell's line of modern equipment to feature a RJ31X port, which means that if you are one of the few who absolutely need the option to use a traditional phone line, this is the system to get as the L7000 does not come with the port. For the more traditional user, however, the L5210 comes with all the traditional monitoring options including the iLP5 which will give the ability to hardline the system into a router, the 3GL which will give an user the ability to use their local AT&T cellular network for sending out signals (Rogers radios can also be sourced when needed), and the L5100-WIFI will allow an user to connect to their local network without the need for a wire run using the WIFI signal. The most secure option is to use the redundancy of the L5100-WIFI with the 3GL, though a 3GL on its own will be almost as reliable since cellular networks are rarely down. The WIFI is a less secure option and prone to the possibility of a thief cutting an outdoor cable, though for many users, the option is secure enough. You will have to evaluate for yourself what option works best for you and your family. In spite of all of it's many peripherals, however, it's important to remember that the L5210 doesn't come with wires, only a transformer that plugs into the wall. For those looking to wire the system themselves, 18-2 wire will do the trick. For those that are looking for a more practical, out of the box option, the LT-Cable will make installation a breeze.
One of the distinct features of the LYNX series security systems is their interface-ability with Total Connect 2.0 made by AlarmNet, Honeywell's interactive brand. As long as the system is monitored using one of the AlarmNet communicators such as the 3GL or the L5100-WIFI, the L5210 will allow arming and disarming from the app. Events triggered in the system will send out emails and/or text alerts depending on how the user has set up their Total Connect app. Additionally, for anyone who is signed up for a AlarmNet compatible plan on Alarm Grid, the ability to control Z-Wave devices can be controlled from the app itself which gives homeowners utter flexibility over their system.
The unit has a built in 85 dB sounder isn't quite as loud as its predecessors, but can be easily supplemented with an external siren such as the 5800WAVE. For anyone who prefers an ear-peelingly loud siren, however, the WBOX 120 dB strobe/siren combination might be the perfect choice. That combined with the the LYNX-EXT allows the extension of this system to any wired or wireless siren combination. For those that have previously had a wired system, the 5800C2W will allow seamless conversion of the wired system to a wireless system.
In all, this wireless panel is one an excellent companion to the L7000. For those looking for a security system with all the bells and whistles and a great price tag to boot, the L5210 is the security system you've been looking for.