Rules vs Scenes on LYNX 7000?

The L7000 LYNX Touch supports Z-wave based home automation integration. You will need to purchase and install the L5100-ZWAVE module in order to enroll any z-wave devices. After you "include" the Z-wave devices, there are way to preconfigure  scenes and rules to execute specific commands to devices based on triggers like a sensor fault or a disarm command. 

A scene is a set of actions to specified z-wave devices. For example, a vacation scene could be setup to randomize lights and set the thermostat to energy saving mode. A rule allows you to execute a scene based on a specified zone fault and/or a system operation like arm away or end of exit delay. For example, you can setup a rule to execute the vacation scene when you are Arm Away. You can also set a rule to activate the wire trigger output to a wired relay like the Altronix RBSNTTL

All in all, scenes and rules allow you to automate your L7000 so it can execute commands to your Z-wave devices based on common occurrences. Setting up these actions are free and must be setup locally in the panel under the Automation icon. Once they are set will continue to execute until they are deleted. If you have rules based on arming these can be triggered remotely by arming from the Total Connect 2.0 remote service as well. We offer Total Connect with our no contract Self and Plus+ Monitoring plans for $10 and $20 per month respectively. 

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