The Honeywell Home PROA7 is the entry-level version of the Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS. This "non-Plus" model lacks WIFI connectivity, Z-Wave automation capabilities, and wireless Bluetooth support. There is no way to get this system monitored unless you provide a cellular or WIFI upgrade.
When you really take a close look at the PROA7, you can see that it is a security system bursting with potential. The system is controlled with a 7-inch touchscreen that is unmistakably modern. It looks sharp in almost any home or office. And with just one or two easy add-ons, you can get this system monitored and really use it to its full potential. Really, the PROA7 is a sort of blank slate that you can expand upon in many different ways.
Like with most security systems, finding the right sensors to use with the PROA7 is crucial. The system has a built-in PROSIX Transceiver so that you can add up to (127) PROSIX and Honeywell SiX Series Zones on the PROA7 System. The PROSIX and SiX Series Sensors all use 128-bit AES encryption for top of the line protection. An additional (123) zones are unlocked via the Honeywell Home PROTAKEOVER Module, which is sold separately. The PROTAKEOVER Module will provide support for one (1) of five (5) selectable legacy wireless frequencies.
Unfortunately, local end-user programming is not yet available for the PROA7 as of March 2021. All zone programming must be completed remotely by the user's alarm monitoring company. With its limited baseline hardware, the PROA7 cannot be remotely monitored. You need to upgrade the system by adding a compatible AlarmNet Communicator. Resideo says that an update for the system to support end-user programming is coming very soon. But for now, you cannot program zones for the PROA7 until you get it monitored.
To get the PROA7 monitored, you might consider adding a Honeywell Home PROWIFIZW Module. This doubles as both an IP communicator (WIFI) and as a Z-Wave Plus automation controller. Please note that the Honeywell Home PROWLTOUCH Wireless Keypad for the PROA7 joins across WIFI and can only be used if a PROWIFIZW Module is added. And beyond WIFI, the PROA7 can also use cellular connectivity for monitoring service. To use cellular, you will need either a Honeywell Home PROLTE-A AT&T LTE Communicator, or a Honeywell Home PROLTE-V Verizon LTE Communicator. You can also use both internet and cellular together, which is referred to as dual-path alarm monitoring. Most PROA7 users will ultimately use IP-only or dual-path with both IP & cellular.
Getting your PROA7 monitored will also allow you to control the system remotely from the Total Connect 2.0 platform, provided that access is included in your monitoring plan. Total Connect 2.0 access is not possible using the base equipment of the PROA7. You will need the PROWIFIZW and/or one of the LTE cellular communicators, the PROLTE-A or the PROLTE-V.
Other features for the PROA7 include four (4) unique system partitions, the ability to create and store up to (96) user codes, and an Event Log with up to (4,000) events. You may notice that the PROA7 Panel lacks a camera on its front surface. This is one of the bigger differences between the PROA7 and the PROA7PLUS, which has the camera for disarm photos and possibly other features in the future. If you were hoping to use the camera, then you will definitely want to consider getting the PROA7PLUS instead. But if disarm photos do not interest you, then this absence shouldn't be a big concern. You should also note that you cannot use the indoor or outdoor motion viewer devices with the PROA7 like you can on the PROA7PLUS.
Please note that the PROA7 does not include Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). This means that you cannot use or set up automatic Bluetooth disarming with this system. The PROA7PLUS includes BLE connectivity for this purpose. There is also no way to add Bluetooth to the PROA7. If you think that you will want Bluetooth capability, then purchase the PROA7PLUS instead of the PROA7. Unlike with the WIFI and Z-Wave from the PROWIFIZW, you cannot change your mind and add Bluetooth later.
Also note that this is the residential version of the PROA7, where "Honeywell Home" is written across the front. A commercial version of this same system called the PROA7C that has "Resideo" written across the front is also available. Other than that cosmetic difference, these are the exact same system.
There is a plug-in transformer included with this system, but no wiring. Refer to the wiring gauge and distance limits outlined below. You might also consider using a Honeywell LT-Cable for wiring. Please also remember to never install or remove any hardware or add-on modules while the system is powered on. A plug-in backup battery is also included. You will need to replace this backup battery after roughly 3 to 5 years of use.
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- Panel Type: Wireless All-In-One
- Voltage Input: 9VDC, 2.5A Transformer (Included - P/N 300-10260)
- Backup Battery: 24 Hour Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 3.6/4.2V, 5200mAH (Included - P/N 300-11186)
- Total Zones: 250 Security Protection Zones
- PROSIX and SiX Series Zones: 127
- Legacy RF Support: 319.5 MHz, 345 MHz, 433 MHz, or Bosch (with separate PROTAKEOVER Module)
- Legacy RF Notes: Uni-Directional Only; Requires PROTAKEOVER Module
- KeyFob Slots: 32 (PROSIX & SiX Fobs)
- User Codes: 96 (Master Code Hardcoded to Slot 1)
- Partitions: 4
- Automation: None
- Z-Wave Device Limit: 78 (Requires PROWIFIZW)
- Compatible Keypads: Resideo PROSIXLCDKP, Resideo PROWLTOUCH (Requires PROWIFIZW)
- Max Keypads: 8
- Event Log: 4,000 Events
- Package Contents: PROA7 Panel, Transformer (9VDC, 2.5A), Backup Battery, Manuals, Mounting Hardware w/ Wall Plate
- Dimensions: 5.75"L x 7.875"W x 1.0"D
- Mounting Options: Wall Mount or Desk Mount (Sold Separately)