Can I remote control a Tuxedo Touch w/o Total Connect?
As of yet, the Tuxedo Touch is not compatible with Total Connect. Honeywell has indicated that the Tuxedo Touch WIFI will be receiving a firmware upgrade in April 2013 that will make it compatible with all of the Total Connect features, including remote home automation, but software updates are not always on schedule so there is no telling when exactly the Total Connect support for the Tuxedo will be available.
It is worth noting that the non-WIFI version of the Tuxedo Touch will likely not receive this firmware upgrade, which means that only the WIFI will ever be capable of supporting total connect.
Simply put, if you’re interested in just controlling your home automation locally, either Tuxedo Touch is good for you. If you think that controlling the home automation from your phone when you’re away is a really neat idea, or think you might someday want to do that, we highly recommend you make a beeline for the Tuxedo Touch WIFI.
Remember also, there are great alternatives to the Tuxedo Touch. If you are just starting to look and have fallen in love with the look and feel of that keypad, we highly recommend the L5100. It is a self-contained wireless alarm system. With the L5100-ZWAVE added, all of your home automation and alarm needs can be taken care of from the one panel, and a starter kit is about the same as a standalone Tuxedo Touch.
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