Honeywell L7000PK-WIFI - Wireless IP Security System with 7-inch Screen Reviews
Submitted on 07/24/2019 Alarm Grid
Our team does not recommend purchasing the Honeywell L7000PK-WIFI Wireless Security System Kit. While the Honeywell LYNX Touch L7000 is still a nice alarm panel, it has since been replaced by the newer and more advanced Resideo Lyric Alarm System. Unlike the L7000, the Lyric has built-in Z-Wave, and it can receive firmware updates more easily. To upgrade the firmware on the L7000, you need a special Honeywell LYNXTOUCH-MSD Firmware Updater Tool. Additionally, the Lyric comes with built-in WIFI, meaning that you do not need to install a WIFI card. The L7000 requires you to physically install the L5100-WIFI Card, which comes included with the kit.
Alarm Grid actually sells an equivalent Lyric System Kit, which is called the Honeywell Lyric WIFI-Only 3-1 Kit. This kit is actually CHEAPER than the less-robust L7000PK-WIFI Kit ($321.99 vs. $349.99 at the time of this review). As such, there really is no reason to purchase the Honeywell L7000PK-WIFI Kit. If you are considering this kit, you should just get the Honeywell Lyric WIFI-Only 3-1 Kit instead. That kit also includes a Honeywell LT-Cable, which makes installation easier. This L7000 Kit does not include an LT-Cable, so you will need to find your own wiring. The only advantage to this L7000 Kit is that it includes a Honeywell 5834-4 Key Fob, while the Lyric WIFI-Only 3-1 Kit does not. But even then, you could just purchase a Honeywell 5834-4 Key Fob separately ($29.99), and it would be about the same cost. But you really don't even need the key fob anyway, as you can just as easily control your system remotely from your phone using Total Connect 2.0.
Bottom line, there really is no reason to purchase this Honeywell L7000PK-WIFI Kit, unless you absolutely need an L7000 System for whatever reason. You should just get the Lyric WIFI-Only 3-1 Kit instead if you plan to use IP monitoring. That kit includes a better system at a lower cost. The Lyric and the L7000 have very similar menus. If you're already used to a LYNX Touch System, you will have no problem transitioning to a Lyric. Additionally, you should appreciate the better features of the Lyric, including the support for more wireless zones, the built-in Z-Wave control, the built-in WIFI card, and the ability to easily add a cellular communicator. Most users also find that the Lyric has a more appealing outer design and a cleaner UI than the L7000. In our experience, the Lyric is better in virtually every aspect.
For more information on the differences between the Lyric and the L7000, please read our FAQ titled "Honeywell Lyric Controller vs. Honeywell LYNX Touch Systems."