Honeywell LTE-L3A - AT&T LTE Cellular Communicator for L3000 Reviews
Submitted on 12/29/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell LTE-L3A is an AT&T LTE Communicator for a Honeywell L3000 LYNX Plus Alarm Panel. The communicator is installed inside the L3000 and then activated for alarm monitoring service. You need a monitoring plan that includes cellular service to activate this communicator. An example of a compatible plan is an Alarm Grid Gold or Platinum Level Plan. Once the communicator is activated, you will be able to start using your L3000 System with Total Connect 2.0 for remote connectivity through your phone or a web browser, provided that access to TC2 is included with your monitoring plan. This communicator is a great way to extend the life of your L3000 and keep it monitored for many years to come. We give the LTE-L3A a perfect 5-Star rating.
There are many things we like about the Honeywell LTE-L3A. First, this is an LTE communicator, meaning that it will be kept in-service for a very long time. It offers fast and reliable connectivity with the Resideo AlarmNet Servers, which is necessary for alarm monitoring service. We also love how this communicator supports the use of Total Connect 2.0, as L3000 users will certainly want to take advantage of that great platform for controlling their systems remotely. But there are some downsides with the LTE-L3A. Since the L3000 cannot support Z-Wave, most automation functionality will still be impossible after upgrading to this communicator. Also, the Honeywell LTE-L3A will need to be installed inside the panel. This will require opening up the panel and powering it down completely. You will likely need a screwdriver to complete the process. It isn't too difficult, but it still requires some effort. But these downsides are really minor, and we are still able to give the LTE-L3A a 5-Star rating, as upgrading to LTE is important.
Good: LTE Communicator, Total Connect 2.0
Bad: L3000 Doesn't Support Z-Wave, Communicator Must Be Installed
Bottom Line: 5 Stars