Home Automation Controllers Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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