Submitted on 09/17/2012 Pete
Man Honeywell finally got it right with the 5811. I've never liked how the 5816s are so boxy so I've tried almost all of the smaller sensors. Problem is those sensors dont have the same wirelss range as the 5816. It's been a struggle to decide between a sensor that looks better or one that loses its connection from time to time. Now that they have the 5811, I swapped all my sensors out to these super thin sensors and I never have wireless range issues!
Submitted on 09/17/2012 Steve
I used the 5816 contacts on every door leading into my house. I have a front door, garage side door, 2 sets of french doors in the back and a set of french doors in me and my wife's room. Alarm Grid had me put the contact on one french door and the magnet on the other door so I only needed to use 1 5816 for each set so that was cool too. Of course, now i see the 5811s and those look even better. Should I spend the money to switch??
Submitted on 09/16/2012 James C.
I got the V12ip because it had the built in internet communicator but I shoulda got the backup cellular communicator right away like Alarm Grid sales guy recommended. Instead I dealt with annoying Comm Fails for 2 weeks before I came back to get this. Now I still get Comm Fails when my internet goes down but I know my alarm is still online and my Total Connect account always connects.
Submitted on 09/16/2012 Nick Dodd
I got this to go along with my Lynx Touch and now I can control my house from my phone. It's awesome. I turn the lights on when I'm leaving work so when my wife doesn't have to come home to a dark house and I unlock my side door for my cleaning lady every other Monday at 10AM. Literally take a few taps on my iPhone. I'd recommend the GSMVLP5-4G to anyone that has a Lynx Touch system.
Submitted on 09/14/2012 Harvey Bixter
I looked at the lyxn touch and talked to Sterling about the difference btwn the l300 and the l5100 but i really dont care ab the home automation or the touchscreen so i went with the l300 since it was alot less $$. I knew i wanted Honeywell since they seemed to be the best brand after looking around the interwebs and this kit lived up to the name. Some people would prob really like the touch but i dont need it.
Submitted on 09/14/2012 Mark Palmer
After tons of research and many helpful calls to Alarm Grid with endless questions (sorry!) I finally chose this kit to build my security system. I added some extra wireless transmitters for all my doors and windows but this had everything else I needed. Love the cellular communicator because I can use Total Connect on my iPhone to check on my alarm system while I'm at work. This kit is also less expensive than buying the L5100PK and the cell communicator separately so that was a nice added bonus. Would recommend to anyone looking for wireless system that can do it all!
Submitted on 09/12/2012 Marcus
Got the communicator to enable WIFI on my L5100 panel. I'm not very handy, but I got it installed pretty quick. I had to call Alarm Grid one time to ask a question about how to get install it, and they were happy to help. Got it up after within 10 minutes of getting it in the mail. It does what it says it'll do and it's worked ever since I got it into the panel.
Submitted on 09/12/2012 Bart
The manuals were really simple. I quickly installed the system and got it working. It's highly customizable, and really simple to use and the key fob that comes with the pack works really well which made me happy.
The pack comes with three different manuals, but they are summarized, and it's really simple to figure out. the manuals really helped me figure out how to customize my system. I had a couple problems during setup, but the manuals pretty much old me exactly how to fix them. For those DIYers who haven't really touched one of these things, but who are excited to try there is a small learning curve. I, for exapmle, had to learn and understand loops, faults and some other words I'd never really dealt with until I started working with these alarm systems. Luckily, any mistakes you make are easily undone and modification and customization is easy becauseeof how intuitive the system is.
I needed a bit of technical support when I was trying to set it up. So I called Alarm Grid, they got me up and running. they understood the product really well and were able to help me with my hangups. So, while I've read on other reviews that Honeywell won't support the product unless your a licensed dealer or something like that, the alternative was simple, and I didn't really have any snags to speak of.
Submitted on 09/12/2012 CLARK
Did a DIY install of the Vista 20p. Coupled it with the Tuxedo touch. I don't think I've evr had more fun. I'm not a giant alarm system nerd, so I don' tknow what's out there as an alternative, but this was a blast to install, and I like the functionality of tthe Tuxedo Touch. It looks great, and it functions awesome.
Submitted on 09/12/2012 michael l.
The setup was amazingly quick. I got the L5100 panel with the LT-Cable, and it took about 15 minutes to get the panel installed. Its way way better than the last panel I had, and it's easy to use.