Honeywell PROA7 Vs. Honeywell PROA7PLUS

The Honeywell Home PROA7 and the PROA7PLUS are nearly identical alarm panels, with the PROA7 serving as a stripped-down version of the PROA7PLUS. The PROA7PLUS has a PROWIFIZW for WIFI and Z-Wave Plus, optional automatic system disarming from Bluetooth LE, and a front panel camera.


Honeywell Home PROA7

Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS

Versions


Note - Both versions are identical, but one says "Resideo" across the front, and the other says "Honeywell Home" across the front.


Note - Both versions are identical, but one says "Resideo" across the front, and the other says "Honeywell Home" across the front.
Panel Type
Wireless All-In-One Wireless All-In-One
Display Screen
7" Touchscreen 7" Touchscreen
Power Input
9VDC, 2.5A 9VDC, 2.5A
Backup Battery
24 Hr Rechargeable Li-ion 3.6VDC, 5200mAH
24 Hr Rechargeable Li-ion 3.6VDC, 5200mAH
Total Zones
Up to 250 (PROTAKEOVER Required)
Up to 250 (PROTAKEOVER Required)
Encrypt Zones
Up to 127 Up to 127
Legacy Zones
Up to 123 (PROTAKEOVER Required) Up to 123 (PROTAKEOVER Required)
Encrypted Sensors
Resideo PROSIX Series Sensors
Honeywell SiX Series Sensors
Resideo PROSIX Series Sensors
Honeywell SiX Series Sensors
Legacy One (1) of Five (5) w/ PROTAKEOVER:
- Honeywell 5800 Series
- 2GIG 345 MHz Series
- Qolsys & Interlogix/GE 319.5 MHz
- DSC 433 MHz
- Bosch Sensors
One (1) of Five (5) w/ PROTAKEOVER:
- Honeywell 5800 Series
- 2GIG 345 MHz Series
- Qolsys & Interlogix/GE 319.5 MHz
- DSC 433 MHz
- Bosch Sensors
User Codes
Up to 96 Up to 96
Partitions
Up to 4 Up to 4
Key Fobs
32 Slots for PROSIX and SiX Key Fobs 32 Slots for PROSIX and SiX Key Fobs
Keypads
Up to 8 Per Partition (PROSIXLCDKP & PROWLTOUCH - requires PROWIFIZW which is included)
Up to 8 Per Partition (PROSIXLCDKP & PROWLTOUCH - requires PROWIFIZW which is included)
WIFI
None - Can be Added w/ PROWIFIZW (Sold Separately) Integrated (2.4 GHz Networks Only)
Note: Replaceable w/ PROWIFIZW
Cellular
Sold Separately:
PROLTE-A (AT&T LTE)
PROLTE-V (Verizon LTE)
Need one, and/or PROWIFIZW for Monitoring
Sold Separately:
PROLTE-A (AT&T LTE)
PROLTE-V (Verizon LTE)
Not Required for Monitoring
Communication
WIFI Only (PROWIFIZW Required)
Cellular Only (Cellular Radio Required)
Dual-Path (PROWIFIZW & Cellular Radio Required)
WIFI Only (PROWIFIZW included)
Cellular Only (Cellular Radio Required)
Dual-Path (Cellular Radio Required)
Platform
Total Connect 2.0 Total Connect 2.0
Automation
None - Can be Added w/ PROWIFIZW (Sold Separately)
Z-Wave Plus (Replaceable PROWIFIZW)
Front Camera
None 2MP
Sounder
85 dB 85 dB
Bluetooth
No Yes (for optional automatic disarming)
Chime
Yes Yes
Voice
Yes Yes
Dimensions
5.75"L x 7.875"W x 1.0"D 5.75"L x 7.875"W x 1.0"D
Mounting
Wall Mount or Table Stand (Sold Separately)
Wall Mount or Table Stand (Sold Separately)
Microphone
Built-in Built-in
Backlit Screen
Yes Yes
Weather Display Yes (Requires Communicator) Yes
Scene Control
Yes (Requires PROWIFIZW) Yes
Operating Temp.
32°F to 122°F 32°F to 122°F
Panic Buttons
Yes Yes
OTA Updates
AlarmNet AlarmNet
Panel Camera Live-Streaming
No panel camera streaming as of April 2021. Feature may be added in the future No panel camera streaming as of April 2021. Feature may be added in the future.


When comparing the PROA7 and the PROA7PLUS, they really are the same system for the most part. The only difference is that you are giving up certain features if you choose the PROA7. Some of these features can be added through separately purchased modules. For example, the PROA7PLUS comes with a PROWIFIZW Module built-in for WIFI connectivity and Z-Wave Plus for smart home automation. The PROA7 doesn't have a PROWIFIZW, but you can buy one separately if you want.

But other features exclusive to the PROA7PLUS cannot be added to the PROA7 in any scenario. For instance, the front panel camera for the PROA7PLUS is exclusive to that system, and there is no way to add an integrated camera to the PROA7. This means that you cannot set up a panel photo disarm feature with the PROA7. But an alternative, in that case, might be to set an added Total Connect 2.0 IP Camera to take a photo whenever the system is disarmed.

One other feature exclusive to the PROA7PLUS is automatic system disarming through Bluetooth LE. This optional feature has you set up a Bluetooth connection between your phone and the system. When you Arm your system Away, you will leave the premises and take your phone with you. When you return, and your phone reconnects with the panel via Bluetooth, the system will detect the connection and automatically disarm. Without you needing to manually enter a code. But since the PROA7 does not support Bluetooth connectivity, this feature cannot be added to that system.

Other than that though, you are basically looking at two identical systems when comparing the PROA7 and PROA7PLUS. Both support 127 encrypted zones out of the box, with the potential to add 123 non-encrypted zones with a PROTAKEOVER Module. Both use the Total Connect 2.0 interactive monitoring and automation platform. Both have the same general appearance, though the lack of a camera on the PROA7 does technically affect aesthetics. Both have a 7-inch backlit touchscreen, Chime & Voice functionality, and the same user interface (UI).

Since the PROA7PLUS has the built-in PROWIFIZW, you can get it monitored for WIFI-only right out of the box. But the PROA7 cannot be set up for monitoring service on its own. You must add a PROWIFIZW and/or one of the cellular communicators (PROLTE-A and PROLTE-V). Since the PROA7 has no connectivity on its own, it cannot receive firmware updates until a communicator has been added and activated. The PROA7PLUS can receive firmware updates as soon as its built-in communicator is activated.

As of April 2021, the ProSeries Panels do not support local end-user programming. All programming is performed remotely by the user's monitoring company. This requires that a communicator is installed and activated. In other words, you can't even program the PROA7 until you add some type of communicator and get it activated for monitoring service. With the PROA7PLUS, you can get started right away by activating the integrated PROWIFIZW for WIFI connectivity. But if you want cellular connectivity on either system, then you must add either the PROLTE-A or PROLTE-V. Remember that using a cellular communicator will require a monitoring plan that includes cellular communication. This is typically more expensive than an internet-only monitoring plan, but the benefit is that cellular communication is generally more reliable than an internet connection, and less prone to outages or drops in service. Assuming that a strong cellular connection is achieved.

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