Many people are buying all-in-one kits like the Honeywell Wireless Lynx Touch L7000 Home Automation/Security Alarm Kit. Let’s check it out and see if this all-in-one kit will be worth your money and will provide the total security that you need.
- Easy set-Up
- 7 Inch touch screen
- Motion detection
- Remote viewing
- Expansion opportunities
- 3 window and door sensors
- 79 wireless zones
- 4 garage zones
- Smart technology
The Set-up is very easy and will take you no longer than 30 minutes. You have to download the app and log in. Once you’ve done this you place your sensors and your motion detector and then you wait for the system to recognize them. This is a Wi-Fi system so there’s no complex wires to run around the home.
Wireless technology is only as good as the wireless signal is has to work with, so if yours is bad then you won’t get the best of this. On the other hand, if you have a great and stable Wi-Fi service, then read on.
Next you’re going to take a look at your hub of central command or base unit if you want to be more precise. There’s a 7-inch screen improved from the 5-inch screen on the previous model, the L5210. This makes things a little bigger, because one of the problems one might have with the L5210 was that they had to look real close to make out the images. This is your brain.
Everything is controlled from here while you’re in the house. So you can take a look at readings from your motion detectors or your sensors.
You can also check for any traffic jams nearby that might be on your way to work. You can check out what the weather is going to be that day. You can also check any cameras that you might have, viewing live footage and recording. (However, cameras and recording equipment do not come with this system, so you have no choice but to use your own if you have them).
You can even use your mobile phone from anywhere in the house to do all this stuff.
Motion detectors and sensors:
You get 79 wireless zones here, plus four garage zones. But wait a minute, what are wireless zones? Let us set an example:
You’re in a part of the house or not even in the house at all. You could even be far away at work or on vacation. And, you get a text saying the motion detector has gone off. You’ll not only know that there’s been an alarm but you’ll also know which one of the zones the alarm was triggered in. So the detection here is far more precise than on most systems.
As far as home security goes, this is crucial because if you’re in the bedroom sleeping and you’re woken up by a text saying an alarm has been triggered, you’d know the exact point in the house that the home invaders are located. It’s the same with the sensors. You get three door and window sensors.
You will receive an email or text when these are triggered and you’ll be able track the progression of the burglars through the house.
The motion detectors and sensors are all very good and the product is ready to go straight out of the box. You can add more than fifty cameras and sensors to the system and create you own fortress. All of these can be viewed from your phone no matter where you are in the world.
The system costs almost $500 and you should keep in mind about that because you can get systems like this for less money and you might want to opt for one of those. However, the idea here is that while other systems have limits on what you can add to them, this system has infinite expansion opportunities. Some buyers would really like that. If you are interested, go to the details below:
This L7000 comes Z-Wave ready. That means you can buy a bunch of Z-Wave products and control your heating, doors or lights. The technology is already inside.
So imagine you’re back in bed and you remember that you forgot to close the garage door. So you get your phone, go to the app and close it — and you’re doing this while you’re inside your bedroom. You could turn off the lights, set the heating for the morning, even lock and unlock doors.
You’ll be able to set the temperature in the house to whatever specific degree you like. The system even covers six separate temperature zones allowing you to control the environment in each. In the near future you’ll also be able to draw your curtains all from your phone. The possibilities are endless for buyers to create their own smart home.
Of course, expect that there are extra costs. You have to buy the Z-Wave products but the technology is expensive and it’s pre-installed here, so buyers who want to progress beyond home security will love this.
For a monthly fee you could control the whole system from anywhere in the world, as long as you have the Internet working. So you could be at work and you want to turn the heating on for when you get home. Or you could receive a text telling you the alarm on one of the sensors has been set off. Then all you’d need to do is go online to the app and check it out. You could unlock doors at specific times for family members to enter to house. You could view and record on any cameras you have. You can do all these a thousands of miles away from home and using only your phone.
The potential of the Honeywell Wireless Lynx Touch L7000 goes way beyond that of other systems. You can use this system to build your own formidable “fortress.” With this system also, you can also turn your home into a “smart home” where you could control temperature, locks, lights, curtains and even open and close doors.
Or if you find the Honeywell Wireless Lynx Touch system way beyond your budget, perhaps you want to opt for a cheaper system with less expansion options.