How Do I Arm Using a Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad?

You can arm using a Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad by choosing Security, then choosing the desired arming setting, then entering a valid code. A red bar will be displayed across the top of the keypad indicating that the system is disarmed. You will need to provide a valid code to disarm.

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The Honeywell Tuxedo Touch is a touchscreen keypad for a Honeywell VISTA Security System. It is important to understand that the Tuxedo Touch is not a standalone security system. It merely serves as a controller for the system. You can use this keypad to arm and disarm the panel. Many users prefer using the Tuxedo Touch instead of a traditional push-button keypad, as the colorful menus can be easier to understand.

There are three (3) arming modes that you can choose from. These are Arm Away, Arm Stay, and Arm Night. We have a blog that describes how each of these modes work that you can check out here. But to give a brief summary, Arm Away will not automatically bypass any zones, Arm Stay will automatically bypass interior zones, and Arm Night will automatically bypass interior zones that are not designated as "night zones". Any zone that is designated as an Arm Night zone will NOT be automatically bypassed when Arming Night. In other words, an interior Arm Night zone will remain active when you arm night. Interior zones without the Arm Night distinction will be automatically bypassed when arming night. Basically, these zones differ in the way that they treat interior zones. Perimeter zones will ALWAYS be active when the system is armed, unless they are specifically bypassed.

Arm Away: Use when nobody is remaining in the building. Interior zones are active.

Arm Stay: Use when at least one person is remaining in the building. Interior zones are bypassed.

Arm Night: A more secure version of Arm Stay. Interior zones are bypassed EXCEPT for those with the Arm Night distinction. Zones with the Arm Night distinction will not be bypassed and will remain active when Arming Night.

Complete the following steps to arm your VISTA System using a Tuxedo Touch:

1. Choose arming mode. Start by clicking on the Security button. Then choose one of the three (3) arming types. These are Away, Stay, and Night. You can also choose Arm Multi Partition if you want to arm multiple partitions for your system. You would then choose an arming mode like normal. You can also click on More Choices, followed by Show Zones if you want to manually choose zones to bypass.

2. Enter a code. The system will require you to enter a code to arm the system. Your Master Code or a valid user code can be used here. We do not recommend arming your system using your Installer Code. Also note that if you enter a Guest or Babysitter Code, you will be able to use that code to disarm later. You cannot use a Guest or Babysitter Code to disarm if it was not the code used to arm the system.

3. Confirm system arming. A red bar should be displayed across the system indicating that it is armed. If you selected Arm Away, you will need to exit the premises before the Exit Delay period expires. In our example picture below, we have the system Armed Stay.

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