Home Automation Controllers Frequently Asked Questions

Which Tuxedo Keypads Support Total Connect 2.0?
Any Tuxedo running Software Version 4.4.31 or higher can be used with TC2. WIFI models can be updated, but non-WIFI models must be replaced. Find out if your Tuxedo supports TC2.
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Why Can't I Use Z-Wave Security Sensors With My Alarm System?
Alarm system manufacturers still deem Z-Wave security sensors to be too unreliable for general use. Z-Wave is best-suited for automation functions. Learn about Z-Wave technology.
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What Smart Home Items are Compatible with the Honeywell Lyric?
The Honeywell Lyric can support HomeKit-compatible smart home devices, as well as Z-Wave devices. Learn about the Honeywell Lyric Controller and its smart home capabilities.
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How Many Scenes Are Supported with the Honeywell VAM and Tuxedo Touch WIFI?
The VAM supports 20 Total Connect 2.0 scenes and 10 local scenes. The Tuxedo Touch WIFI supports 20 Total Connect 2.0 scenes and 30 local scenes. Learn about smart home scenes.
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How Do I Find the MAC/CRC on a Tuxedo Touch WIFI?
The MAC and CRC codes for a Tuxedo Touch WIFI Keypad are easy to find. The info is available in the System Information Menu. Learn how to find the MAC/CRC on a Tuxedo Touch WIFI.
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Can a DSC Impassa Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
It is impossible to do home automation on a DSC Impassa without monitoring service. Z-Wave control is built into the cellular communicator. Learn more about home automation.
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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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How Do I Remove a Non-Functioning Z-Wave Device from My Honeywell System?
When a Z-Wave device stops functioning, it can be removed from the controller by using the "Remove Failed" or "Fix All" feature. This feature will remove the device from the list of current devices when an exclusion can not be performed. Read on to learn more about removing failed nodes.
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How Do I Set Up Automation on My Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
In order to set up Z-Wave home automation for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, a Z-Wave controller must be set up with the system. Z-Wave devices can then be added to the network. This can be done from the panel. Learn how to use Z-Wave home automation with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Can an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
There is no way for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System to do Home Automation without active monitoring service. The system will need to have a cellular communicator and access to Alarm.com in order to achieve home automation. Learn more about home automation on the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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