Honeywell's LYNX Touch 5100 Reviewed

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 01, 2012

While intrusion alarms are often considered dumb, many manufacturers are striving to deliver cutting edge technology. As part of this trend, Honeywell has announced the LYNX 5100 Touch, continues its trend of releasing advanced multi-function alarm system components. In this note, we examine the features of this unit, contrasting it to traditional alarm panels and Honeywell's highly self-promoted Tuxedo Touch.

Overview

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