AT&T Cellular Communicator for the Lyric Security System
This is the AT&T (3G) version of the communicator for the Lyric. For those that want the added benefits of cellular protection, get the 3G unit if AT&T has better signal than Verizon in the location your Lyric Controller is installed or going to be installed. For those that would prefer Verizon, the Lyric-CDMA
is what you need.
The Honeywell Lyric-3G is a cellular communicator designed to work the AT&T cellular network. Since AT&T uses a SIM card platform, the 3G module comes equipped with a pre-activated SIM card. The activation only lasts a few months but the SIM can be re-activated by any Alarmnet dealer previous to the activation of monitoring services; whether it be self monitoring using Total Connect 2.0 or central station dispatching. Similar to the Honeywell 3GL, the Lyric-3G will transmit and receive alarm signals using the 3G AT&T network. Your alarm company will be able to offer you signal strength readings upon registration of the device on Alarmnet server.
The Lyric controller is the first alarm system with a feature that allows for the installation of the cellular module while the panel is still powered. Follow the step by step instructions in the install guide. Essentially, the panel shuts down power momentarily to the cellular module's slot on the right side of the keypad. You can put the system into the installation mode by entering installer programming followed by "Test" OR master user programming then "Advanced." Then press, "Install Cellular Module" and press down on the top of the right side of controller's bezel. This will open up the compartment and allow you to install any compatible cellular communicator.
Cellular communications are the most popular form of alarm monitoring paths for the fact that they are the most reliable. Although internet speeds may be faster than cellular connections, they are far less reliable for several reasons. Your internet connection generally relies on a physical cable feed to a modem. Also, the modem and router require AC power. If your internet cable feed is protected and you have the modem/router setup on an uninterupted power supply (UPS), there are still local area network issues (i.e. IP conflicts, DHCP server failures and WIFI interference) as well as wide area network issues (i.e. line maintenance, service outages and extreme weather). If you prefer the speed of the internet for remote access to your system using Total Connect, you can setup dual path monitoring using the integrated WIFI card on the Lyric controller and then add the Lyric-3G as a redundancy.
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