07 Apr ADT Releases their first touchscreen panel to ADT Authorized Dealers
Starting on April 14th 2014, ADT Authorized Dealers will be able to offer their customers a touchscreen panel. It is the Honeywell Lynx Touch.
This is a very nice looking color touchscreen panel. There are many benefits to instaling this touchscreen keypad besides asthetics.
Some of the benefits include
- Easy touch menus
- 64 Total Zones – 1 wired, 47 wireless, and 16 keys
- 16 User Codes
- Resident Monitor Zone Types
- 208 Word Vocabulary
- Case Tamper
- Viewable Event Log
- ADT Pulse Basic Capability
There are very few reasons to not want to have this new approved panel installed. The main one being that it is not currently supported for ADT Pulse Premier. Meaning that if you want cameras, lights, thermostats, or door locks you would need to wait till they are able to be added or replace the panel with the Lynx Plus. Other than that, if you needed more than 47 wireless zones you would want to use a DSC Panel.
The Lynx Plus has only a 40 zone capacity with 8 user codes. So the new Lynx touchscreen does provide some additional room along with its better look. The vocabulary is also improved with more than twice the words available for descriptions. There are a few other features that are new like the case tamper, resident monitoring zone type, and an ac barrel adapter. But they are not as significant as the other differences between the two panels.