Home Automation Controllers Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Remove a Z-Wave Device from Alarm.com?
There are three ways to remove a Z-Wave device from Alarm.com. The first is to manually exclude the sensor using the panel. The second is to have the alarm monitoring company remove the sensor. The third is to reset the Z-Wave controller and rebuild the network. Learn more about Z-Wave devices.
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Can the Honeywell VAM Send Texts?
It is possible for the Honeywell VAM Z-Wave Controller to send text notifications. This is accomplished using the ability of the VAM to send email alerts. Since an email message can be sent as an SMS message, you can receive text alerts from your VAM module. Learn more about the Honeywell VAM.
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Honeywell VAM vs Tuxedo Touch
The Honeywell VAM and the Tuxedo Touch are both Z-Wave controllers for Honeywell VISTA Alarm Systems. However, the VAM only offers Z-Wave compatibility, while the Tuxedo Touch is a complete touchscreen keypad that can serve as a secondary access point for the system. Learn more about these add-ons.
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Which Security Systems Work w/ a Tuxedo Touch?
A Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad is designed to work with most Honeywell VISTA P-Series Panels. The device is used primarily as a keypad for controlling a VISTA Panel. It also provides the system with Z-Wave home automation capabilities. Learn more about the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad.
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Can I Use a 21iP to Activate a Lock?
The VISTA-21iP can control Z-Wave locks with the addition of a Z-Wave controller. Compatible modules include the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch and the Honeywell VAM. Z-Wave locks can be operated through the Z-Wave controller or through Total Connect. Learn more about using Z-Wave locks with a VISTA-21iP.
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Is the Tuxedo Touch WIFI Enabled?
​The original Tuxedo Touch Keypad can't use WIFI connectivity. However, it can connect to the network through a built-in hard-wired ethernet connection. Additionally, the newer Tuxedo Touch WIFI includes all of the features of the original Tuxedo Touch, with either wired or WIFI capabilities.
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How Much Does Honeywell Total Connect Cost?
Honeywell's Total Connect interactive service does not feature one specific price. The price that a user pays for the service depends upon how much they are charged by their alarm monitoring company. A Honeywell security panel with an internet or cellular connection is required to use Total Connect.
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Can I Install a Honeywell Lynx Touch Panel as DIY?
The Honeywell Lynx Touch Series of security panels are great systems for DIY users. The panels make it very easy for end users to complete any task with minimal technical support. This includes tasks such as enrolling wireless security devices with the panel and making communication module upgrades.
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What is a Good 2GIG GC3 Compatible Deadbolt Lock?
The 2GIG GC3 is compatible with several Z-Wave door locks. Once the lock has been programmed with the GC3, it can be unlocked with any valid panel user code.
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How Do I Connect a Honeywell ZWSTAT to a 2GIG GC3?
The ZWSTAT can connect to the 2GIG GC3 system through the Z-Wave learn mode. You will be able to automatically enroll the device with the GC3 learn function.
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