The Honeywell Home PROWIFI is a standalone IP communicator for the ProSeries Panels like the Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS, Honeywell Home PROA7, Resideo PROA7PLUSC, and Resideo PROA7C. The module is a WIFI card that will allow a ProSeries Panel to connect to the internet for alarm monitoring.
The PROA7PLUS and PROA7PLUSC already contain a module called the PROWIFIZW, which is pretty much the same as the PROWIFI, except that the PROWIFIZW also doubles as a Z-Wave PLUS automation controller. If the PROWIFIZW inside a PROA7PLUS or PROA7PLUSC Panel becomes lost or damaged, then you can replace it with the PROWIFI if you don't care about the Z-Wave functionality. But if you plan to build a Z-Wave automation network around the system, or if you already had one in-place, then you should replace a lost or damaged PROWIFIZW with another PROWIFIZW.
On the other hand, the PROA7 and PROA7C contain neither the PROWIFIZW nor PROWIFI by default. So, if you want to add WIFI connectivity for one of these systems, you know you don't want any Z-Wave smart home functionality, and you're trying to save a bit of money building the system, then the PROWIFI is the recommended add-on. One thing to keep in mind though is that there is no standalone Z-Wave controller module for the ProSeries Panels. So if you add a PROWIFI now, and then decide you want to start building a Z-Wave network later on, then you will be forced to remove the PROWIFI entirely and replace it with a PROWIFIZW.
Once you install the PROWIFI inside a compatible ProSeries Alarm Panel, you can then activate it for alarm monitoring service. The PROWIFI is an AlarmNet Communicator, and it will allow a compatible ProSeries Panel to be set up for monitoring and the Total Connect 2.0 Interactive Platform. Total Connect 2.0 can be accessed remotely using a web browser or mobile app, and it will allow you to arm and disarm your system, check its current status, control programmed automation devices, view the live feed of TC2 Security Cameras when the right plan is being used, and more. Since the PROWIFI is an internet communicator, it can technically be used with any Alarm Grid Monitoring Plan. Check out this helpful post to learn about every monitoring plan we offer.
It is important to note that the PROWIFI offers internet protocol (IP) connectivity only. It does not provide any cellular backup. If you want your ProSeries Panel to have cellular backup, then you must add a separate cellular communicator. There are two (2) LTE cellular communicators available for the ProSeries Panels, those being the Honeywell Home PROLTE-A and the Honeywell Home PROLTE-V. Either of these modules can be used alongside the PROWIFI or PROWIFIZW to provide the alarm panel with dual-path connectivity (cellular and WIFI). This is useful because it means that the panel will stay monitored even during internet outages. Just keep in mind that you will need a cellular monitoring plan if you intend on adding a cellular communicator.
One other important note about the PROWIFI is that it is only compatible with 2.4 GHz WIFI networks. It cannot be used with 5 GHz networks, and it also cannot support a wired ethernet connection. Keep this in mind when you go to set it up with your ProSeries Alarm Panel. The unit has dimensions of 2.625"L x 1.625"W x 0.3125"D and an operating temperature of 32°F to 140°F.
- Device Type: WIFI Card
- Compatibility: PROA7PLUS, PROA7PLUSC, PROA7, PROA7C
- WIFI Connectivity: 2.4 GHz Networks Only
- Input Voltage: 3.5V from Panel
- Operating Current: 250mA from PROA7PLUS
- Dimensions: 2.625"L x 1.625"W x 0.3125"D
- Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F