Home Automation Frequently Asked Questions

What Z-Wave Devices Work w/ a Honeywell L5210 Alarm System?
You can use nearly any Z-Wave home automation device with an L5210, as long as an L5100-ZWAVE module is installed. But you cannot use Z-Wave security devices with the system. Learn about the L5210.
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Can I Use a Rain Bird Irrigation System With Alarm.com?
Alarm.com has an integration for Rain Bird Irrigation Systems. You can set a Rain Delay, start/stop watering, and view when zone was last watered. Learn to use Rain Bird with ADC.
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Why Is My Z-Wave Device "Offline" On Total Connect 2.0?
A Z-Wave device will appear as offline if it cannot be detected by the network. The sensor may be out of range, or it might have a dead battery. Learn about Z-Wave devices on TC2.
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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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