Honeywell’s newest addition to its line of LYNX self-contained alarm systems features a full-color, seven-inch touchscreen and supports Z-Wave thermostats and lighting controls to give homeowners greater control over their security and other home management systems. LYNX Touch’s sleek touchscreen — the largest in the security industry according to Honeywell — features large, clear, easy-to-read icons and menu-driven prompts that walk both homeowners and installers through operation and configuration processes. Using Honeywell’s 5800-Z-Wave Bridge to connect to devices that communicate via the Z-Wave protocol, LYNX Touch can set-back thermostats or turn off lights when the system is armed. LYNX Touch features two-way voice over GSM radio and is compatible with Honeywell’s Total Connect Remote Services. LYNX Touch also includes a Family Message Center that allows household members to record and playback voice messages for one another and also functions as a speakerphone.
The new LYNX Touch includes elements from best-selling products in the consumer electronics, smartphone and mobile computing industries to help security dealers increase close rates, reduce installation costs and attrition, and increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), the company said.