Honeywell Lyric-CDMA - Verizon Cellular Communicator for the Lyric Security System Reviews

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Submitted on 06/05/2020 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell Lyric-CDMA is a defunct communicator that was once sold as a cellular communicator add-on for the Honeywell Lyric Security System. Since Verizon is in the process of shutting down their CDMA Network, the Lyric-CDMA has been discontinued for purchase. It is also now impossible to activate an existing Lyric-CDMA for monitoring service. If you have an existing Lyric-CDMA Communicator that has already been activated, then you can continue to use it until Verizon shuts down their CDMA Network. This is expected to occur sometime in 2022, though no official date has been revealed to the general public. Alarm Grid now recommends buying an LTE communicator instead, such as the Honeywell LYRICLTE-V Verizon LTE Communicator. As for the Honeywell Lyric-CDMA, we only give it 4 Stars, as it is no longer an optimal communicator for the system.

There are positive aspects regarding the Lyric-CDMA. For one, it allows for the use of Total Connect 2.0. This is a monitoring and automation platform that users can access to control their Honeywell Systems remotely. Since Verizon has not yet shut down their CDMA Network, you can continue to temporarily use the communicator for monitoring service, at least until the network is permanently shut down. We also like the fact that the communicator is very easy to install.

But the negative aspects for the Honeywell Lyric-CDMA should not be ignored. The communicator can no longer be activated for monitoring service. And once Verizon shuts down their CDMA Network, then the communicator will stop working entirely. Anyone with this communicator should make sure to upgrade to an LTE communicator as soon as possible. That is the only way to continue using the Lyric System for cellular monitoring service. With that in mind, we only give the Lyric-CDMA 4 Stars.

Good: Total Connect 2.0, Can be Used Until Network Shutdown, Easy to Install

Bad: Can No Longer be Activated, Will Stop Working Soon

Bottom Line: 4 Stars