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 While the Honeywell LYNX Touch L7000 is still a nice alarm panel, it has since been replaced by the newer and more advanced Resideo Lyric Alarm System.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."
Submitted on 06/19/2016 Ryan
I mounted the SIXSIREN in my garage. Its LED indicators make it easy for my children to know if the alarm is armed or disarmed when we are heading out or home. Easy to set up and mount and its plenty loud.
Submitted on 12/08/2015 Lee
Setting up this panel is pretty straight forward. The programming can be a bit of a pain and the documentation could be organized much better. I would recommend skimming over the entire documentation before jumping into the install.
I had never setup a security system before, although I am very technical. The most difficult thing for me was understanding "end of line" (EOL) resistors and the different resistors for zone doubling. There are some good videos on Youtube that explain it. Be sure to check those out!
Submitted on 02/20/2015 Ryan
Best siren ever, we have 4 on the estate property and security can hear them from anywhere. A must have !!!
Submitted on 02/01/2015 Sean
Rock solid , They never fail . 18 of them on all doors & windows of the lower level . Reliability is never a Question.
Submitted on 01/23/2015 Maxwell Taro
Not only is the L5200 an excellent security system, it also caters to almost every aspect in your home such as lighting, temperature, door locks, garage doors and even water valves! When I "arm away", all of my interior lights turn off. The lights are also on a timer with the alarm panel so I never come home to a dark house. This system with AlarmGrid is extremely powerful and practical.
Submitted on 11/14/2014 Ryan McAbee
I researched available alarm systems for several weeks before choosing the Honeywell L5200 system. The combination of small and inconspicuous alarm modules, a Wifi and Cellular enabled touchscreen wall unit with a mobile app, plus the fact that it's made by a company that has been a leader in security and wireless communications for a long time made it a no brainer for me - not to mention a great DIY price point.
Soon after placing my order online, I received a call from Alarm Grid to ask if I had any questions about the system or installation. A very unexpected yet reassuring gesture. The staff at Alarm Grid is knowledgeable and helpful and stands behind their products.
A very pleased customer!
Submitted on 08/24/2014 Joe Maggio
I recently installed the 5800c2w on an old wired system and connected my zones to a Lynx 5100. I wanted to take advantage of the old alarm system and the hidden door jamb wired contacts on each door. I watched the Alarm Grid videos prior to the installation and they were a great help providing everything I needed to set this unit up correctly. The setup was easy and I used the learning mode to set up each zone. The 5800c2w has a good wireless range and I had no problems locating it inside my existing metal alarm box. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to update their old wireless system.
Submitted on 08/20/2014 Robert T
Sterling from Alarm Grid is awesome . He is always available to answer questions and consult His youtube videos are easy to follow along and truly lets DIY succeed. I am tearing out my ADT system to but my LYNX 5100 back in. Sterling and crew have gone out of their way to make sure I am a Happy Customer.
Thank you Alarm Grid
Submitted on 04/15/2014 Eric
If your application is suitable, I definitely recommend the 5818MNL over the 5811 or similar. My installation was especially easy as the existing hardwire system already used similar wired sensors. For me it was as easy as removing the old sensor, adding about 1-inch of depth to the whole with a 3/4 spade bit and then installng. Done. I plan to use these for all entry and sliding doors.