Simon XT Wins Here’s Why
Simon XT’s have Crash & Smash Protection!
Honeywell’s Lynx built before August 2012 DO NOT!
Honeywell Lynx home security systems manufactured prior to August 2012 have a dangerous vulnerability! They are easily disarmed by an intruder. The intruder simply smashes the all-in-one Lynx models with a hard object or pulls it off the wall, and the alarm system is disarmed. This is called “crash and smash”. It wasn’t until 2012 that Honeywell home security systems addressed this problem. But still if the Honeywell lynx system is connected to the outside world via land line it is still “crash and smash” vulnerable. Only cellular Lynx systems have “Crash and smash protection!
I became aware of Lynx system “crash and smash” vulnerability at a security industry seminar. It was August 2012. A rep for Honeywell said, “The best defense I ever saw for the lynx”crash and smash” vulnerability was done by a clever technician. The technician packed 15 extra feet of wire into the wall where he installed a Lynx all in one panel. A burglar came in and pulled the lynx off the wall. He kept pulling-and-pulling and finally fled. Leaving the lynx on the floor with its wires still intact in the back of the keypad.”
- All Lynx systems purchased prior to August 2012 are defeated by crash and smash.
- Only Lynx 5100’s purchased after August 2012 and have cellular monitoring are safe.
- Newer Lynx 5100’s must use cellular monitoring to avoid being disabled by crash and smash.
However, Interlogix Simon XT wireless systems are PROTECTED from crash and smash. This includes models prior to 2012. Anyone who owns a Lynx All-In-One home security system before 2012 needs to know this weakness. We highly recommend if you have a All-In-One Honeywell Lynx purchased prior to August 2012 you replace it ASAP!
Simon XT Only Alarm.com
& Are Crash Smash Protected.
Honeywell Lynx Use total Connect
are only Crash Smash Protected if they use cellular monitoring!
WINNER: Interlogix Simon XT!
Alarm.com vs. Total Connect
Alarm.com has been offering remote access to home security systems since 2000. They have been in the market the longest of all remote access apps. Also the “Remote Access Applications” business is all the do. “Total Connect” is a division of Honeywell Security. Every other app on the market is a side business of another company, not Alarm.com.
Alarm.com is a stand alone remote access company which has recently passed the million customer mark. No other remote access application comes close to the number of customers as Alarm.com, over one million and growing. We have spoken with the people at Alarm.com. They are using their data to constantly improve their security and products. No other company comes close to the amount of money Alarm.com commits to research and development. They are continually test their systems to improve their security and develop more cutting edge applications and products. You can only get Alam.com with a Simon XT security System!
Honeywell has an app called “Total Connect” that offers remote access between your smartphone or computer to your home. Total Connect offers text alerts and live video feeds as well. Total Connect is a fine home or business management system. You can view multiple locations on one account.
Alarm.com is considered a more robust remote access app, since it’s been around since 2000. Honeywell Total Connect has recently added features, but is still playing “catch up” in terms of overall acceptance and functionality.
WINNER: Alarm.com Simon XT!
Winner Hands Down Is Interlogix Simon XT!
We feel for the above reasons Interlogix’s Simon XT is the superior choice for a All-In-One Home Security System.
- All Simon XT’s are Smash And Grab Immune!
- Simon XT Can Be Hardwired Or Wireless
- GE Security Interlogix been making home security systems for more than 30 years!
- Simon XT only use Alarm.com remote application the best in the business!
- Simon XT is the best security system for home safety – the facts prove it.
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Hardwired Security Systems
When choosing the best home security system protection, wired vs. wireless is also something to think about. Many people choose a wireless home security system because of the convenience and ease of setup. But, if your home has an existing hard wired security system (wires throughout the house connect the sensors to the control panel), it would be best to use a new alarm system which uses the existing wiring and/or sensors. Why? Because you can save money on equipment and hard wired systems are the most dependable systems available.
- The Simon XT can use both wireless and hardwired sensors with their home alarm systems.
- The Lynx 5100 can only use wireless sensors with their home alarm systems.
Hard-wired systems are very robust and desirable because they have the least maintenance, partly because battery issues are not a factor. (If your home is hard-wired, and if you wish to use existing hard-wired sensors, we do not recommend anyone do a self-install: hire a qualified technician instead.)
WINNER: Interlogix Simon XT
Home Security Basics
Honeywell Security GE Interlogix are the home security manufactures which have proven themselves dependable and reliable for the past 30 years. The majority of installed home security systems throughout the country are made by either GE Security or Honeywell Security. All homes security systems have three components:
- Hardware equipment (Ge Interlogix Security, Honeywell, Bosch security, Toshiba, etc)
- Service Provider (ADT, Frontpoint, Protect America, Vivint, etc)
- Monitoring Station (ADT, Monitronics, Vector Security, etc)
Interlogix (formerly GE Security) and Honeywell Security are the two home security companies whose hardware is in the majority of homes in the United States and North America, regardless of your service provider. Which home security company makes the best home security system in in 2015? Between the Lynx 5100 and the Simon XT.
- Manufacturing home security systems 30 years +
- Manufacture defense, aerospace, and aviation equipment.
- Trusted and proven manufacturer of equipment for home security as well as businesses Security nationwide.
Updated 7/18/2015 by Johnny Base