How Do I Add a PROSIXFOB to a PROA7 or PROA7PLUS Panel?

Add a PROSIXFOB into a PROA7 or PROA7PLUS alarm, by entering the Tools menu with the Installer Code. Then you will access the sensor learning section to auto learn a new key fob. After learning the key fob, you must then assign the key fob to an existing user code programmed into the panel.

We refer to the Honeywell Home PROA7 or Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS panel in this guide. This guide also applies to the Resideo PROA7C and the Resideo PROA7PLUSC panels, as the PROA7 and PROA7C are identical, and the PROA7PLUS and PROA7PLUSC are identical, with the only difference being the branding on the front of the panel.

This family of Pro Series alarm panels supports Resideo PROSIX Sensors and Honeywell SIX Sensors devices right out of the box. This includes the PROSIXFOB and the SIXFOB. These key fobs provide a cost-effective alternative to adding additional keypads all around the premises. They also allow you to arm or disarm from your car after pulling out of, or before pulling into, the garage. You can arm on your way out, or disarm on your way in, from your morning jog.

The PROSIXFOB and SIXFOB are bi-directional and encrypted, having a nominal range of around 200'. The bi-directional aspect of these fobs provides status updates via the built-in LEDs on the key fob. Both fobs offer an option to be used as a four (4), six (6), or eight (8) button key fob. How do you use eight (8) buttons, when the key fob only has four (4), you ask? Simple, the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth button functions use a simultaneous two-button press to activate.

The image above has been taken from PROSIXFOB Installation and Setup Guide

Since the key fob gets assigned to a user code during setup, please make sure that the desired User Code is added into the panel, before continuing. Then, follow these steps to enroll the PROSIXFOB or SiXFOB into the PROA7 or PROA7PLUS:

1. Enter Learn Mode. From the home screen, you select the 3-lined hamburger menu (bottom center of the screen) > Tools > enter 4-digit Installer Code (default is 4112) > Programming > Peripherals > "+" (Add sensor icon). This puts the panel into auto-enrollment mode. It is now listening for any compatible RF transmission.

2. Start Enrollment at the Key Fob. Press and hold the top two buttons on the key fob for about 2 seconds. The status LEDs will begin to alternately flash green for about 20 seconds. During this time, the key fob is sending a signal to the panel in order for the panel to learn its serial number. Based on that signal the panel also knows this is a key fob.

3. Verify Enrollment. The fob receives a confirmation of successful enrollment from the PROA7 or PROA7PLUS panel. Both LEDs light solid for 3 seconds and an audible chirp is heard from the key fob. The chirp is quiet, so listen carefully. If this does not occur, please repeat step 2. Once enrollment is successful, you'll see the following items on the programming screen:

  • Type: Auto-filled with SIX-Keyfob
  • Mac Address: Auto-filled with the key fob MAC. Verify it matches the key fob you are attempting to program in.
  • Partition: Automatically selected as P1:Main, but can be changed to a different partition number if multiple partitions are enabled.
  • User Name: A drop-down arrow allows you to select from any of the user names associated with the partition selected. Be sure the user to be associated with this fob has been programmed prior to adding the fob.
  • Zone Number: The next available key fob zone number will be selected automatically. This selection cannot be edited. Zones 500 - 627 can be used.
  • Device Type: This is where you select 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8-button key. 4 Button Key is selected by default.
  • Button 1 - Zone ### • Service (Loop) 3: Default programming for top-left fob button.
  • Button 2 - Zone ### • Service (Loop) 2: Default programming for top-right fob button.
  • Button 3 - Zone ### • Service (Loop) 4: Default programming for bottom-left fob button.
  • Button 4 - Zone ### • Service (Loop) 1: Default programming for bottom-right fob button.
  • Version: Fob version information. SA:# SW:#.#.# HW:#.#

4. Choose a Partition. Choose the partition you want this key fob to control. All buttons on the key fob must control or work within the same partition.

5. Assign a User Code. You must select an existing user code to assign to the key fob. The key fob must get assigned a user because every time the fob arms or is used to disarm, those events are logged as having been performed by that user code. Also, the key fob will neither arm nor disarm until it is assigned to a valid user.

6. Setup Button Actions. First, you choose the Device Type. As noted above, you may select a 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 button fob at this time. By default, the option for a four (4) button fob is selected, with the following functions selected by default:

  • Button 1 (top-left, Loop 3) = Arm Away
  • Button 2 (top-right, Loop 2) = Disarm
  • Button 3 (bottom-left, Loop 4) = Arm Stay
  • Button 4 (bottom-right, Loop 1) = No Response

Loops 1-3 align with the symbols located on the PROSIXFOB and SIXFOB buttons, and we recommend keeping the programming that way, but you may choose to change these functions if desired. Button 4 (Loop 1) is typically used as either a silent or an audible police panic. You can touch the programming option for Button 4 button on the programming screen to select what action you want that button to perform if any.

The key fob starting zone number is selected by default, and can't be edited. The system will always select the first available key fob zone number with enough subsequent available zones to accommodate the number of button functions being selected based on Device Type.

7. Save and Exit. Never lose your hard work. Always remember to save. This makes sure the key fob will work once programming is complete. If you have additional PROSIXFOB or SIXFOB devices to program, you can press Save & Add Another. If not, press Save then continue hitting the back button, at the top left of the screen, until you exit programming.

8. Test. Be sure to test the fob to make sure it functions as desired. If you need to test a panic, be sure the system is on Test with the monitoring station, if applicable, before you test that function.

Having a key fob connected to your alarm can be of great use. Besides the arming and disarming convenience it adds, a key fob can also serve as a panic button as long as it is pressed within range of the alarm system. If danger arises, or when you feel uncomfortable about a situation, a key fob can be crucial to your safety. When connected to a central station monitored alarm system, a 2-second press of the panic button can alert the monitoring station who can then dispatch the authorities when needed. An audible panic may scare away a prowler, and a silent panic can alert the monitoring station without anyone knowing that the panic alarm has been activated. Please comment below and share with us how your key fob benefits you.

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