Home Automation Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Create an Automation in Apple HomeKit?
An Automation is a smart home action that is performed automatically by the Apple HomeKit. New Automations can be created using an iOS device. Learn how to use Apple HomeKit.
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How Many Z-Wave Devices can be in a Total Connect 2.0 Scene?
Up to 10 Z-Wave devices can be included in a Total Connect 2.0 scene. A user can also create additional scenes for other Z-Wave devices. Learn more about smart home automation.
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What is Z Wave Wireless?
Many smart home devices use Z-Wave technology to communicate. Each Z-Wave device is linked to a central hub for both local and remote control. Learn all about Z-Wave.
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What is the Best Z-Wave Compatible Security System?
For optimal Z-Wave functionality, we recommend using a Z-Wave Plus controller. Both the IQ Panel 2 Plus and 2GIG GC3 offer Z-Wave Plus. Find out which Z-Wave alarm system to use.
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What is Z-Wave Plus?
One of the most popular wireless protocols today is Z-Wave Plus. This communication protocol is commonly used with smart home devices. Learn more about Z-Wave Plus.
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Is SmartThings Compatible with Z-Wave?
A SmartThings hub is capable of supporting Z-Wave smart home devices. A security panel can be paired as a secondary Z-Wave controller. Learn more about home automation.
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Can a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 can be used as local controller for Z-Wave home automation devices. This can be done even without monitoring. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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Can I Make a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 includes an integrated Z-Wave Plus controller for operating Z-Wave smart home devices. It can be a secondary controller, but this will negate the ability to control devices from Alarm.com. Learn more about using Z-Wave smart home devices with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Set Up Automation on My Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 includes a built-in Z-Wave Plus controller for operating Z-Wave automation devices. To set up automation, you must program Z-Wave devices with the system. Z-Wave devices can be controlled from the panel or from Alarm.com. Learn how to set up automation on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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Is a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Z-Wave Compatible?
The IQ Panel 2 includes an integrated Z-Wave Plus controller for operating Z-Wave home automation devices. Up to 119 different Z-Wave devices can be programmed. Z-Wave devices can be controlled from the panel or from Alarm.com. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and Z-Wave automation.
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