How Many Zones Do the PROA7 and PROA7PLUS Panels Support?
The PROA7 and PROA7PLUS support a total of 250 wireless protection zones and 32 key fob zones. The protection zones consist of up to 127 PROSIX and SIX wireless, and 123 Legacy wireless. Legacy wireless requires adding a PROTAKEOVER module, to use existing sensors that are already installed.
The Resideo and Honeywell Home ProSeries panels include the Honeywell Home PROA7 and PROA7PLUS, and the Resideo PROA7C and PROA7PLUSC. The PROA7 and PROA7C are basically identical, with the PROA7PLUS and PROA7PLUSC being identical as well. The only difference between them is the brand name on the front of each system. The PROA7C and PROA7PLUSC carry the Resideo brand while the PROA7 and PROA7PLUS carry the Honeywell Home brand (as seen below). Aside from their branding, these panels are exactly alike.
Each of these members of the ProSeries alarm family can support SIX and PROSIX without adding anything to them. Resideo has also introduced support for up to (8) PROINDMV Motion Viewers. These are motion detectors with cameras. They allow you to visually verify that a motion alarm is indeed either a true invasion or a mere false alarm. All without having to purchase a video plan or true video camera. In another article, we go into further Details of How the Resideo PROINDMV Motion Viewer Works. The PROINDMV is not supported on the PROA7 or PROA7C.
By adding a PROTAKEOVER module, other wireless sensor technologies can also work with the ProSeries panel. These technologies include Honeywell 5800, 2GIG 345 MHz, DSC 433 MHz (Not PowerG), Qolsys and Interlogix 319.5 MHz, and Bosch 433 MHz Sensors. This is beneficial if you are replacing an existing alarm system and you'd rather use the existing sensors you already have instead of replacing them all. The chart below shows the various selections on the module. Please note that although Honeywell 5800 and 2GIG wireless sensors both use 345 MHz RF frequency, they are not interchangeable when using the PROTAKEOVER. One or the other can be used, but not both.
Supported Frequency - Sensors
||345 MHz - Honeywell 5800|
|1||345 MHz - 2GIG|
|2||433 MHz - DSC|
|3||319.5 MHz - Qolsys, Interlogix, GE|
|4||433.4 MHz - Bosch|
|5 thru 9||Not Used w/ ProSeries Panels|
Although many one-way security sensors will work, the PROTAKEOVER module WILL NOT add support for legacy key fobs. Because of this, the only key fobs supported on the ProSeries panels are the PROSIXFOB and the SIXFOB. These two are identical with the only difference being their firmware version. Once a SIX series sensor or key fob is learned into a ProSeries panel and updated, from that point on it can no longer be used with a Lyric Alarm System. The firmware then matches that of a PROSIX sensor and the Lyric Controller is can no longer support it.
With all these IFs, ANDs, and BUTs, Resideo was kind enough to provide us with a PROTAKEOVER Transmitter Compatibility Chart. Here we can see other manufacturers' sensors that have been tested and approved for use. If you find sensors that work and are not on the list, please let us know the details in the comments below.
Now that you understand the differences of PROSIX, SIX, Legacy, and key fob sensors, let us revisit the limits allowed once more. The PROA7 and PROA7PLUS can support up to (127) PROSIX and SIX sensors including up to (8) motion viewers. It will also support up to (123) Legacy sensors. Lastly, it will support up to (32) PROSIX or SIX encrypted key fobs.
The ProSeries alarm panels are a giant leap in the right direction, adding new, modern features while not abandoning some of the older, proven-true ones along the way. Resideo and Honeywell Home have added touchscreen remote keypads that operate identically to the main alarm. The ProSeries also easily incorporate the required security features along with its lifestyle-enhancing automation features. All in a sleek new design that is sure to please.
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