How Do I Reset a Honeywell Home Tuxedo?

You can reset a Honeywell Home Tuxedo by choosing the type of reset or default process and then following the needed steps to execute the reset. The Resideo Tuxedo Keypad has three (3) reset options available. These are a keypad reset, a factory default, and a Z-Wave factory default.


In order to understand why there are multiple reset options for the Tuxedo, it is necessary to look at the device itself. The Tuxedo is a touchscreen keypad controller for a Honeywell VISTA System, as well as a full-blown Z-Wave automation controller. There are separate processes for resetting the Tuxedo as a VISTA Keypad and for resetting the Tuxedo as a Z-Wave hub. What it all comes down to is that there are three (3) reset options to consider.

  • Tuxedo Keypad Refresh
  • Tuxedo Keypad Factory Default
  • Z-Wave Factory Default

We'll explain the meaning of each of these defaulting process and show you how to perform them.

Tuxedo Keypad Refresh

A Tuxedo keypad refresh is simply a power cycle of the keypad. The Tuxedo will reboot when this process is performed. This can be useful for refreshing information from the panel and for troubleshooting the keypad if it is not responding properly. The Tuxedo will automatically reboot whenever you exit programming on the VISTA System, whether you are using the Tuxedo in Console Mode or a different keypad.

But you can also perform a manual reboot of the Tuxedo. Complete the following steps to perform a keypad refresh:

1. Access Advanced Setup. Begin from the main screen of the Tuxedo. Click the Settings Icon (the gear) at the bottom of the screen. Choose System Setup. Then choose Advanced Setup. Enter the Installer Code for the Tuxedo (default 4112 when paired with a VISTA Panel). You will enter Advanced Setup.

2. Initiate the keypad reset. Click the Keypad Reset Option. You will be asked if you are sure you want to perform the reset. Choose OK. This will initiate the keypad reset.

3. Confirm the reset. The Tuxedo Keypad should then begin rebooting. It should load back up after a brief moment.


Tuxedo Keypad Factory Default

A Tuxedo keypad factory default is a bit more extreme than a keypad refresh. This option will restore all settings and configurations for the keypad to their factory default values. It will not clear Z-Wave devices from the panel, but it will reset the names for the devices. Additionally, any rules and scenes for automation will be cleared out. This is usually a good option to perform if you are planning to sell your Tuxedo Keypad, or if you have inherited a used model and you want to start completely fresh with default settings.

To perform a Tuxedo keypad factory default, complete the following steps:

1. Access Advanced Settings. Starting from the main screen of the Tuxedo, choose the Settings Icon (the gear) at the bottom. From there, select System Setup > Advanced Setup > enter Installer Code (default 4112 when paired with a VISTA). This will place you in the Advanced Setup Menu.

2. Initiate the factory default. Click the Factory Default option in the bottom-left. The keypad will ask you if you are sure. Select OK. The factory defaulting process will be initiated.

3. Confirm the default. After rebooting, the Tuxedo will be loaded with fresh, factory default settings. You will need to reconfigure the keypad from scratch.


Z-Wave Factory Default

A Z-Wave factory default, also known as a Z-Wave factory reset, affects the home automation controller portion of the Tuxedo, rather than its ability to be used as a VISTA Touchscreen Keypad. When you perform a Z-Wave factory reset, you are clearing all Z-Wave devices from the Tuxedo. Any device you want to continue using will need to be cleared from the network and then re-enrolled with the unit. Performing this process will also reset the Z-Wave Network ID for the Tuxedo. Many users perform a Z-Wave Factory Default if they plan to sell or give away their Tuxedo, or if they inherited a used model with existing Z-Wave devices enrolled.

To perform a Z-Wave factory reset, complete the following steps:

1. Access Z-Wave Device Management. From the main screen of the Tuxedo, choose Devices. Then select the Z-Wave Setup option at the bottom of the screen. This will take you into the Z-Wave Device Management Menu.

2. Perform the default. Click the More option in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Then select Z-Wave default. Once you do this, a Warning Window will appear to let you know that you are about to factory default the Z-Wave controller. Choose Yes. The default process will begin.

3. Confirm the default. After the default process is complete, there should be no Z-Wave devices paired with the Tuxedo. Any Z-Wave device will need to be cleared from the network and re-added. You can return to the home screen by clicking the picture of the house in the upper-right corner.

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