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Honeywell Home Security Systems – Overview

In this article, I’d like to try to help you determine the size and scope of the product solutions that Honeywell offers.

Let me say at the outset that I am not a representative of Honeywell. I do not make money buying or selling Honeywell products. I’m like you: I’m a homeowner and I want to find out what kind of products Honeywell offers; the names they are sold under and what they do. Once I’ve done that, I can make an informed decision about the best solution for me and my family.

By now, you probably know that Honeywell is (among other things) a global provider and distributor of residential and commercial security systems. In addition, Honeywell monitors millions of private homes, commercial businesses, and government facilities around the world.

Honeywell home security systems are installed through a network of local dealers. They will talk with you about your lifestyle and create a system that meets your needs.

For example, some families have small children. If that describes your family, then you might want a system that alerts you when your kids come home from school. Your Honeywell dealer can design a home security system to meet that need.

On the other hand, if you are a business owner with a small office or home office, you may have an area that needs extra protection (expensive office equipment, valuable records, etc.). If that describes your situation, then your Honeywell dealer can discuss installing a system that includes motion detectors or cameras with you.

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When considering the scope of the possibilities, keep in mind that Honeywell offers a wide range of products marketed under many different labels. You’re probably already familiar with the Ademco line, but there are quite a few other brands in the Honeywell family of home security systems.

The Honeywell family of products can be divided into broad hardware categories including (but not limited to):

  • Control Panels: Ademco, Apex, Omni, Lynx
  • Keyboards: Ademco, Apex, Omni
  • Expansion Modules: Ademco, Apex, Omni
  • DIY Kits: Ademco, Omni, Lynx
  • Wireless accessories: Apex, Street Smart, Life Safety
  • Alarm Communications: Optiflex
  • Sensors: Dual Tec, V-Plex
  • Smoke detectors: V-Plex
  • …and much more.

Who or what is AlarmNet?

One last thing I found interesting: As you know, most alarm systems communicate with the monitoring company via phone lines. But for those of you who were worried that the phone line might be down during a break-in, Honeywell has a reliable alternative called AlarmNet.

AlarmNet is a radio network managed by Honeywell that has extensive coverage in the United States and Canada. It gives you a second layer of protection, beyond your phone line, in the event of a home intrusion or other type of emergency. This means peace of mind for you and your family. And isn’t that what a home security system is all about?


Once again, in closing: I am not a representative of Honeywell, nor do I make any money by recommending their products. It’s just that Honeywell offers a whole line of great products. When considering a security solution for your family and/or business, you should keep these in mind when making an informed decision.

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