What Sensors are Compatible with Total Connect?
Many sensors are compatible with Total Connect. They just have to be programmed with a Honeywell Security Panel that is set up with the service. A user can then check Total Connect to see the current status of their programmed sensors. This includes whether or not they are faulted.
Total Connect 2.0 is an interactive platform designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Security Systems. In order to use the service, the panel must have a cellular or IP communicator. Phone line communication cannot be used with TC2. The user must also have an alarm monitoring plan that offers connectivity with the service. You must get your panel connected with the TC2 platform before any of your sensors can be used with the service.
Once you are set up with TC2, any programmed sensors will appear on the platform. The syncing process should be completed automatically. For testing purposes, we paired a door sensor with our Honeywell Lyric Controller. We then named this zone "Side Door". From there, we faulted and restored the sensor to show what happens on TC2 when these actions occur.
If no sensors are faulted or in a troubled state and your panel is disarmed, you will get the standard message:
But if you fault the sensor, it will show up:
If you click on the Sensors button to the left of the shield logo, it will display the problem sensor and its current condition:
Additionally, any faults and restores should appear in the Events Log:
The only requirement for a sensor to be used in this manner is that it must be programmed with a Honeywell System that is set up with the service. This includes both wireless and hardwired sensors. Most wireless Honeywell Systems use 345 MHz wireless sensors, which includes those from the Honeywell 5800 Series. Older VISTA Series Systems will often use hardwired sensors. And the Honeywell Lyric Controller can support the encrypted Honeywell SiX Series Sensors, as well as the 2GIG 345 MHz Sensors. This technically makes all of these sensors compatible with Total Connect 2.0.
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