How Do I Add a Z-Wave Lock to a Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS?

You can add a Z-Wave lock to a Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS by clearing the lock from the network, putting the system into its Z-Wave inclusion mode, and activating the lock's inclusion function. The PROA7PLUS does not need any additional hardware for a Z-Wave lock device to be enrolled.

Note that this FAQ also applies to the Resideo PROA7PLUSC. Inside every PROA7PLUS and PROA7PLUSC is a PROWIFIZW Module. This piece of hardware doubles as both a Z-Wave Plus controller and a WIFI communicator. It is this module that allows you to pair Z-Wave devices with the system, including Z-Wave door locks. When you pair a Z-Wave lock with the PROA7PLUS, it can be controlled at the panel itself, and also from any paired PROWLTOUCH or PROWLTOUCHC Touchscreen Keypads. Additionally, if the system is actively monitored and set up with Total Connect 2.0 for automation, then you can also operate an added lock from that platform. Total Connect 2.0 also lets you create smart scenes so that Z-Wave locks and other Z-Wave devices activate automatically based on a set schedule and/or with predetermined system events.

If your PROA7PLUS is on Firmware Version 3.591.92.0 or higher, then you can also push system codes to a Z-Wave lock device so that the system code will unlock the lock. Furthermore, you can enable it so that entering the pushed-down code in the lock will also automatically disarm the system. Please note though that you can only use this feature to disarm System Partition 1. Other system partitions cannot be automatically disarmed using system code entry at a Z-Wave lock. It is also possible to set a Duress Code for this feature so that entering the Duress Code at the Z-Wave lock will have the system send a duress signal to the central station. In order for this to work, the system must be actively monitored and set up with central station service.

Complete the following steps tp to add a Z-Wave lock to a PROA7PLUS:

1. Enter Z-Wave Management. Start from the main screen of the PROA7PLUS. Press the three (3) horizontal bars menu button at the bottom of the screen. Select Devices, followed by Z-Wave Management. Verify authority by entering the Master Code (default 1234, but usually changed) or the Installer Code (default 4112, not usually changed). You will access the Z-Wave Management Menu.

2. Clear the lock. Before enrolling the lock, you should make sure to wipe out any residual Z-Wave network data inside the device. This can be done even if the lock is not actively paired with a network. Many brand-new Z-Wave devices have residual data leftover from the factory, so clearing first is almost always a good idea. To begin clearing the lock, press the Exclusion Mode option. The system will begin listening for a Z-Wave device to clear. Then activate the inclusion/exclusion function on the Z-Wave lock. The lock may have a button for this task, or you may need to enter a code or a specific command sequence. Refer to the lock's manual if you are unsure of how its inclusion/exclusion function works. If done correctly, the lock will send a signal to the panel, and its Z-Wave network data will be cleared. This will allow the lock to successfully pair with the network in the next step. Once the panel says that a device has been excluded, you should press the black Done button on the screen.

3. Enroll the lock. Now it is time to pair the lock with the PROA7PLUS System. Select the option for Inclusion Mode. This will tell the PROA7PLUS to begin listening for Z-Wave devices. At this time, you should activate the inclusion/exclusion function for the lock. This will likely be the same entry on the lock as what you used for clearing. Most locks use the same entry command for inclusion as what they use for exclusion. However, there are some locks that have separate inclusion and exclusion commands, so refer to the manual for the lock if you are unsure. Again, the lock may have a button for this task, or you may need to enter a specific code or command sequence. Once the enrollment signal has been sent, you should get a message on the PROA7PLUS stating that it included a device. One thing to note though is that if you are working with a Z-Wave Plus lock, also known as a 500-Series Z-Wave Lock, or any newer Z-Wave lock with S2 Security, then you may be asked to enter the first five (5) digits of the device's DSK code. You should be able to find this code on the lock itself alongside a QR code, and it can also be found on the lock's product packaging in some cases. After you get the message stating that the lock has been included, press the Done button on the PROA7PLUS.

4. Go to home screen. To return to the PROA7PLUS home screen, simply press the picture of the shield in the bottom-right corner of the screen. You can then view the paired lock by accessing the Enrolled Devices Menu of Z-Wave Management. to do this, press the three (3) horizontal bars menu button at the bottom, choose Devices, then Z-Wave Management, provide the Master Code or Installer Code, and select Enrolled Devices. The newly paired lock should be displayed, along with all other enrolled Z-Wave devices. Remember that the lock will also be visible from Total Connect 2.0 if the system is monitored and set up with that service for automation.

One optional thing you can do after a Z-Wave lock has been paired is push panel codes to the lock. This way, you can unlock the lock using the same code that you use for disarming the system. You can also make it so that the system automatically disarms whenever you enter that code into the lock. Remember that System Firmware 3.591.92.0 or higher is required for this to work, and you can only use the feature to disarm Partition 1. If you want to set up the feature, then complete the following steps:

1. Enter User Management. Start from the main PROA7PLUS screen. Press the three (3) horizontal bars menu button. Select Settings, followed by User Management. Provide the Master Code (default 1234, but usually changed) or the Installer Code (default 4112, not usually changed). Note that while you can use the Installer Code to access this menu, you will need to provide the Master Code later on in this process, so make sure you at least know that code. After you enter the MC or IC, you will be in the User Management Menu.

2. Send code to panel. Select the user with the code you want to send to the lock. This user must have a level of User, Partition Master, or Master for Partition 1 for this process to work correctly. You can also do this if the user is set as a Duress Level for Partition 1. However, if you set up a Duress user for this feature, then entering the code at the lock will actually have the system report a Duress signal to the central station for emergency help. This is of course assuming that the system is monitored with central station service. Unless you want the Duress feature set up in this way, make sure you are instead choosing a User, Partition Master, or Master for Partition 1. Upon selecting the user, scroll down to the section called Z-Wave Lock Control. Press the down arrow on the right-hand side of the entry field. You should see the following options:

  • None: The user's code will not be pushed to the lock.
  • Sync User Code to Lock: The user's code will be sent to the lock. If you enter the code at the lock, then it will unlock. Nothing will happen with the security system.
  • Sync User code to Lock & Disarm: The user's code will be sent to the lock. If you enter the code at the lock, then it will unlock. If the system is armed when you do this, then it will automatically disarm.

After you make the selection press Save in the top-right. You must then provide the Master Code for verification. If you try to verify with the Installer Code, then it will fail. After entering the Master Code, you will get a confirmation message on the screen.

3. Test the feature. It is a good idea to test the feature after it has been set up. First, go back to the home screen by clicking the shield logo in the lower-right corner. If you configured the feature to disarm the system, then start by arming the system. To do this, click the black Arm button at the home screen, and select the desired arming type. You can then wait for the Exit Delay to expire. Remember that you must fault and restore an Entry/Exit Zone during the Exit Delay countdown when Arming Away, or else the system will revert to Arm Home as part of the Auto-Stay Arming feature. Once you are ready, lock the Z-Wave door lock. Then enter in the user code into the device. If everything was configured properly, the lock should unlock. And if you have the code set to disarm the system as well, then that should also happen automatically after a few seconds.

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