The Honeywell Home Tuxedo is a state-of-the-art touchscreen keypad for Honeywell VISTA Alarm Systems. This sleek and modern keypad offers a convenient way to control your VISTA System, and it also functions as a Z-Wave Plus controller for building a complete smart home automation network.
This refreshed Honeywell Home Tuxedo Keypad actually represents the third generation in the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch lineup. There was the original Tuxedo Touch that first combined a touchscreen keypad with a Z-Wave controller. Then the second gen Tuxedo Touch WIFI introduced wireless network connectivity. Now the new Honeywell Home Tuxedo Touch brings it all home with a new crisp look and Z-Wave Plus connectivity. This is truly an outstanding keypad for anyone looking to make their VISTA System easier and more enjoyable to use. You can use this keypad for security functions, such as arming, disarming, and bypassing sensors, and it is also great for performing automation functions.
In terms of appearance, the Honeywell Home Tuxedo looks exactly like the Honeywell 6290W Touchscreen Keypad. The difference between the two is that the Tuxedo has its built-in Z-Wave Plus controller, while the 6290W is just a standalone keypad. The Z-Wave Plus controller is what allows you to build a network of smart home devices for local control at the keypad, as well as remote operation through Total Connect 2.0. Home automation will bring your residence or office into the future, and you will absolutely love all of the great features.
There are all sorts of smart home automation devices you can pair with the Tuxedo. Virtually any classic Z-Wave or Z-Wave Plus device will integrate nicely. Z-Wave lights can make it appear like you're home while you're on vacation. A smart Z-Wave thermostat can save you money in the long run by cutting down on energy costs. And a Z-Wave door lock can really come in handy if you need to let a friend inside while you're away. All programmed Z-Wave devices can be controlled locally at the Tuxedo and remotely through Total Connect 2.0. You can also create smart scenes to have your Z-Wave devices activate automatically based on a set schedule or with predetermined system events.
Just like the second generation Tuxedo Touch WIFI, the new Tuxedo Keypad has a built-in WIFI card for communicating with Total Connect 2.0. This is also how the Tuxedo receives firmware updates from AlarmNet. The new Tuxedo Keypad can only connect to IP using WIFI. It cannot support a wired ethernet connection. Also be aware that the Tuxedo does not serve as an IP communicator for the VISTA System. The keypad does not provide any system status updates to AlarmNet or TC2. Its internet connection is only for relaying Z-Wave status and commands and receiving OTA firmware updates.
Beyond Z-Wave control, users will also appreciate the crisp and clean user interface (UI) for the keypad. The menus are simple to navigate, and the keypad looks beautiful when mounted on a wall. Many users prefer touchscreen keypads over traditional numeric keypads for day-to-day operation. A Tuxedo Keypad or a Honeywell 6290W can be especially helpful for users who are inexperienced or scared-off by a traditional keypad. With the Tuxedo, you will get colored menu options that are easy to understand, even if you are operating a security system for the first time. This is a great way to introduce a new user to the alarm system, who might otherwise be intimidated or confused.
Just like any other keypad for a VISTA Panel, the Honeywell Home Tuxedo uses a 4-wire connection. Two (2) of the wires are for power, and the other two are for data transmissions between the keypad and the panel. Make sure to power down your VISTA System before connecting the keypad. Wiring does not come included, so you must provide your own. We recommend using 18-4 wire or 22-4 wire for this job. Please note that the Tuxedo Keypad draws a maximum of 270mA of current from the panel. Make sure to consider this in your panel's power calculation, and consider adding an external power supply if you are approaching the maximum limit. Remember that the Tuxedo will use an AUI address on the VISTA.
The Tuxedo even offers camera support for displaying the live video feed for compatible security cameras right on its screen. Up to 32 IP cameras can be configured in this way. Supported cameras include the legacy Honeywell IP Cameras, as well as specific third party cameras on the same WIFI network as the Tuxedo. The Honeywell HD IP Cameras cannot be used for live-streaming on the Tuxedo. More information on the subject can be found in this document.
The third generation Tuxedo offers some great features that are sure to improve your alarm system experience. The keypad offers touchscreen control with a thin-film-transistor (TFT) display. It can display more than 16 million colors, and it has a screen resolution of 1240 x 640. The screen measures seven (7) inches diagonally. Its backlit display makes it easy to control the keypad at night. Chime and voice annunciation capabilities are built-in. Other features include Console Mode, panic buttons, a digital picture frame, training videos, and a weather forecast.
Note: This is the residential version of the Tuxedo with "Honeywell Home" branding on the front. You can find the commercial version with "Resideo" branding on the front here.
- Product Type: Wired Touch Screen Keypad & Z-Wave Plus Controller
- Compatibility: Honeywell VISTA Systems
- Display Screen: 7" TFT LCD
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Backlit Display: Yes
- Resolution: 1240 x 640
- Colors: 16 Million
- Chime: Yes
- Voice Annunciation: Yes
- Automation: Z-Wave Plus
- Max Number Z-Wave Devices: 232
- Network Connectivity: WIFI Only
- Firmware Updates: OTA
- Operating Current: 270mA Max
- Dimensions: 7.913"W x 5.04"H x 0.827"D
- Operating Temperature: 14°F to 131°F
- Indoor/Outdoor Use: Indoor Use Only
- Additional Features: Live Camera Streaming, Console Mode, Panic Buttons, Digital Picture Frame Slideshow, Training Videos, Weather Forecast, LED Arming Status, Smart Scenes, Display Settings, Event Log, Safe Mode