Honeywell L5200 & L7000: New Chime Sounds

Honeywell has introduced new chime sounds for its security systems! Sterling takes you through all the new sounds.

It costs us more but we offer the feature for free for our gold customers. I have upgraded your plan to TC plus. Go ahead and log into the website when you are ready: www.totalconnect2.com
I am should i submit an email and ask them to turn on total connect plus? Does it cost more? I have Gold Monitoring.
Are you monitored with us? It requires your provider to enable TC plus service. Then you will see an added section called "sensor open/close" in the categories of notifications on the web version of TC2. Click on the wrench icon on the right of "events and notifications" section followed by house with the padlock icon on the left. Then you will see the sensor open/close section if this feature is enabled.
How do i set up the zone in total connect to notify me when it trips?
2Gig sensors are RF sensors (not Z-Wave) like the Honeywell 5800 Series devices are but they aren't compatible with a Honeywell system. Another option is the SkyBell HD doorbell camera as it's now able to be integrated into Total Connect 2.0 service.
I'm not familiar with the 5817, but I like the idea of keeping the regular door bell button and piggy backing the switch, wonder what the 18-24 volts on the switch would do to the innards of the 5817. Also, I did try the 2GIG Door Bell (Zwave) but it would not marry to the panel for me.
You could try a 5817 (which supports NO and NC configuration) tied directly to a regular doorbell so that when the switch opens, it activated the doorbell. It wouldn't even need to be programmed through the panel.
Hmm ya that makes sense since chiming is not active during an armed state. I did not really think about that situation. Unfortunately, there is not a perfect scenario for this.
Thanks Frank, With the alarm off, doorbell works fine, with the alarm on, I get the expected email but no chime. Usable but not quite ideal in my mind.
Ok so here is what you want to do. Go to zone programming and do the following: Device type: Other; Response Type: Garage Monitor; Alarm Report: No; Chime: Doorbell; Supervision: Supervised.
I have a 5816 with a momentary open button on it. I want to push it and have the l7000 play the door bell sound.The 7000 responds with activity detected instead of playing the door bell sound.
That is how the general monitor zones work. It will report activity when the system is armed or disarmed. You mentioned earlier that our recommended config only works when the L7000 is NOT armed but it sounds like it is working when its armed as well. What exactly are you looking for?
Sterling, When I set it up as door / general monitor the chime is grayed out not selectable. When I activate the doorbell, I get "Activity Detected, Door and no chime". Works the same way with the alarm disarmed or armed.
With the General Monitor zone type, the zone should act the same if the system is armed or disarmed. What is it doing when the system is armed?
Your recommended config Works for me so long as my L7000 is NOT armed.
There isn't one made for this express purpose, but you could pretty easily rig something up with a hardwired, momentary normally closed doorbell button wired to loop 1 on a 5816. You can program as a Door, then Response Type General Monitor, be sure Chime is set to whichever chime you want.
Does anyone make a wireless doorbell button that works with the L5200? Either Wifreless or Zwave.
Yes there is. You can disable the arm confirm option in panel programming by doing the following: Security > More > Tools > Installer Code > Program > Down Key > Sounder > Arm Confirm. You will want to toggle the selection to "None." After this, you will notice that when you arm/disarm on the panel there will no longer be an audible beep. The loud beep is to confirm the arming outside the arm premise. If you are using the key fob indoors than this feature can be rather annoying.
One last Question. When I used the key fob to arm/disarm, it is quite loud. Is there a way to change the volume on that "Beep" noise.
That worked! thanks for your assistance
Hi Matt - Yes you can enable chime and voice annunciation independently in panel settings. Simply go into Security > More > Settings then ensure that "Chime" and "Voice" have a green icon to the left. Once voice is enabled it will annunciate. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I have the 5200. Rather than the chime or other sounds, is there a way for me to be alerted by the name of the zone that has been tripped? For example: Front Door. It will only chime and then on the screen it will say in text which zone was tripped. Lastly, in many of your how to videos, I will hear the 5200 announce the tripped zone, mine does not do this. Is there a setting I am missing?

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Security systems have had the same chime for what seems like forever. Honeywell's new security systems, however, had completely changed the chime sounds that they have made available. The numerous options for chimes are not only fun, but for power-users the ability to choose different chimes is likely to have numerous uses. As you'll see in the video, the newest doorbell chimes, for example, will allow you to integrate your doorbell with your system, which is an obvious use that wireless systems were not well suited for, until now!


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Well, actually, one other option change, minor, but we'd like to show you here, this is on both. If you go into Zones, the chime feature is a very important feature. A lot of people like it. Chime is when you fault a door or a window. So if you open a door or a window when the system is disarmed, the panel will beep. Okay? It normally does a regular chime, which is the same chime that Honeywell's had, even on their old wired systems. What they've added to this one, and first, I'll show you. That's the standard chime. And actually, I'm going to turn this up so you can hear it a little better. Go back in there. So this will be the original chime. Now, they've added some new chimes. We have Melody. They have another, Melody Long, which just repeats that same chime. They have a Send. The same thing doubled up. Alert Two. Doorbell One. Doorbell Two. Evolve. Or No Chime.

So they've given you some options for how the panel will sound. Apparently, some people didn't like the chime they had before. Now, they're going to give you some options for chime. Both of these have the chime options. None of the previous LYNX Touches had that option. So a minor difference, but kind of nice for people that like to have the system alerting them if kids are going to be opening the door to go to the back pool. Now, you know what's going on. If someone opens your door and you're upstairs, now you know a little bit better what's going on.


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