Does a Honeywell LTE-XA Automatically Set the Security System's Time?
No, a Honeywell LTE-XA does not automatically set the security system's time. An alarm monitoring communicator like the Honeywell LTE-XA will not automatically set the time for a Honeywell VISTA Alarm Panel. The only way to adjust the date and time for these systems is to do so manually.
Adding an alarm monitoring communicator to a Honeywell VISTA System is very important. This is the only way to have the system communicate with the AlarmNet360 servers for alarm monitoring service. This will also allow you to control the system remotely through Total Connect 2.0. Remember that you will need an appropriate monitoring plan to activate the communicator.
Since the LTE-XA is a cellular communicator, you will need an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular service. If you don't want to pay extra for cellular monitoring, then you can use an IP-only communicator like the Honeywell 7847i instead. Just remember that a cellular communicator will offer much better reliability overall. This is because an internet outage will take an IP-only communicator offline.
But whether you go with a cellular communicator, an IP communicator, or a dual-path communicator, you cannot have the time automatically set for your Honeywell VISTA System. When you use your VISTA Panel with AlarmNet360 and Total Connect 2.0, you will sync your panel with the Total Connect 2.0 platform. However, this will not involve syncing or setting the data and time for your VISTA System.
If you need to set the date and time for a Honeywell VISTA System, you will need to do so manually. The date and time must be adjusted whenever you power the system completely down. You will also need to adjust the date and time for initial set up and whenever Daylight Savings Time stops or starts. For more information on manually setting the data and time for Honeywell VISTA System, please check this FAQ.
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