Honeywell's Total Connect 2.0 service has received a much anticipated update that provides the platform with new functions and capabilities. The new features should currently be live and available for Honeywell users. Both the browser version and the TC2 Mobile App have received the update.
This is version 5.1.2 of Total Connect 2.0. It is an update over 5.1.1, which featured some bugs that Honeywell wanted to correct. With this update, users should find that Total Connect 2.0 will run smoothly and without issue.
The following features are included in the update:
Users can now access Total Connect 2.0 to control multiple partitions on their compatible Honeywell VISTA Alarm System. Users can access this type of control through the "Partitions" tab within Total Connect 2.0.
The following partition functions are available:
- Name partitions
- Arm and disarm individual partitions
- Bypass sensors
- Assign partition control to different users
- Enable or disable event notifications
- Set remote disarming capabilities for individual partitions
- Choose which user codes can activate and edit partition settings
- View activity of fire partitions remotely (cannot control a fire partition remotely)
Please note that users with an existing Total Connect account may not see the Partition tab right away. Honeywell is currently in the process of rolling out this update, and it is slowly being made available to existing users over time. According to Honeywell, all TC2 users with a compatible VISTA Alarm System should be able to access the Partitions tab by June 25th.
For more information on the TC2 multi-partition support, please review this helpful guide.
Amazon Alexa Skill
We previously announced that Amazon Alexa support was available for Total Connect. However, there was no way to control smart scenes through Alexa. But this latest update from Honeywell has made scene control possible.
Honeywell users can now control home automation scenes by providing voice commands to their Amazon Alexa device. Users will be able to ask Alexa to perform any Z-Wave scenes that they have programmed through Total Connect. To use this feature, a user will need to enable the Total Connect 2.0 Alexa Skill on their Android or iOS device.
Here is a video demonstrating the feature:
Multi-Language Support & Stability Fixes
Total Connect 2.0 is now available in French, Spanish and Portuguese. The platform has also received patches to improve overall stability.
If you have any questions about this update, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 888-818-7728 M-F from 9am to 8pm.