The Resideo PROA7C is a different version of the Resideo PROA7PLUSC that has some features removed. Some users call this the "non-Plus" model. It lacks WIFI, Z-Wave, and Bluetooth, which limits its functionality. You must add WIFI and/or cellular functionality to get the system monitored.
As a security system, the PROA7C has some really great prospects. It has an extremely clean user interface (UI), and its crisp, neutral design will certainly help bring your home or office into the modern age. Although this version of the ProSeries Panel is a bit empty on its own, it will only take one or two "add-ons" to get the system monitored and unlock its true capabilities. You can view the system as a blank canvas to build around.
Upon release, the panel required remote programming through the AlarmNet360 dealer interface. As of version 03.591.92.0, local programming is supported. End-users can now program in new sensors, keypads, key fobs, and other peripherals. By adding an AlarmNet Communicator, the system becomes a true modern alarm system.
If you have gotten your PROA7C System, and you are looking for compatible sensors, then you have some nice options to choose from. The system's built-in PROSIX Transceiver supports up to (127) zones of PROSIX and SiX Series Sensors. The PROSIX and SiX Sensors all utilize 128-bit AES encryption for excellent wireless security and protection. From the factory, only PROSIX and SiX series wireless sensors are supported.
To use the panel's other (123) wireless zones, you must add a PROTAKEOVER Module. This will allow you to choose one (1) of five (5) available legacy frequencies to use associated sensors. In total, this will give you (250) zones on the system. That is, (127) encrypted PROSIX and SiX Series Zones and (123) legacy zones of Honeywell 5800, 2GIG 345 MHz, Qolsys & Interlogix 319.5 MHz, DSC 433 MHz, or Bosch. When using the PROTAKEOVER module, only one (1) legacy frequency can be used. That means you cannot mix Honeywell and 2GIG 345 MHz sensors on the same system.
One of your top priorities with the PROA7C should be getting it monitored. With the base equipment included here, that is not possible. You will need an AlarmNet Communicator. Arguably the most popular option is to get a Honeywell Home PROWIFIZW. That unit doubles as both an IP communicator (WIFI only) and as a Z-Wave Plus automation controller. The addition of WIFI is recommended if you want to use a Honeywell Home PROWLTOUCH Keypad, as that device pairs across the local WIFI network. The panel can support a local access point, for installations where WIFI is not available, but you must upgrade the system to the latest firmware.
You might also consider going cellular if internet outages are a concern. The available cellular communicators for the PROA7C are the Honeywell Home PROLTE-A AT&T LTE Communicator, and the Honeywell Home PROLTE-V Verizon LTE Communicator. Also keep in mind that it is possible to set up both IP and cellular for dual-path connectivity. Getting the system monitored will also allow you to set up Total Connect 2.0 service, provided that your monitoring plan includes access.
Some other features of the PROA7C include its four (4) partitions, (96) total user codes, and up to (4,000) Events in the Log. You may see that the PROA7C System does not have a front panel camera. The PROA7PLUS uses this camera for disarm photos, and Resideo may add additional camera features sometime in the future. But this will not be possible for the PROA7C, as it lacks the camera entirely. If disarm photos do not interest you, then you aren't missing much by not having the camera. But this is another reason why you might consider getting the PROA7PLUS. You cannot add the camera to the PROA7C later on.
Beginning in version 03.1868.32.0, the PROA7C supports Apple HomeKit integration. Refer to this FAQ for details on how to set it up. The use of the panel with Apple HomeKit requires a connection to WIFI, and to control the panel remotely, the HomeKit setup must have a hub installed such as an Apple HomePod, iPad, or Apple TV. See the above-referenced FAQ for iOS version requirements. Since the PROA7C does not come with a WIFI module, one will need to be added to use this feature.
Also absent from the PROA7C is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). You cannot connect your phone to the system across Bluetooth to set up optional automatic Bluetooth disarming. If you were hoping to use that feature, then you will definitely want to get the PROA7PLUS. There is no Bluetooth "add-on" for the PROA7C, so you cannot go and add the feature later.
This is the commercial version of the PROA7C that has "Resideo" written across the front. There is also a residential version that has "Honeywell Home" written across the front. That is the only difference between the systems, and you can really use either one in any setting. Just choose based on whether you want your alarm panel to say "Resideo" or "Honeywell Home". They really are the same system in nearly every other aspect.
A plug-in transformer comes included with the PROA7C, but the wiring does not. You can use a Honeywell LT-Cable with the system to make setup as easy as possible. Or if you are using more standard wiring, then you can refer to the table below to see the maximum wire length based on gauge. The PROA7C also includes a plug-in backup battery that should last about three (3) to five (5) years. Never connect or remove any added hardware while the PROA7C System is powered on.
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In order to support Google Home, Amazon Alexa, WIFI, Home Assistant, or IFTTT a PROWIFI module must be added to the panel. To support Z-Wave, or Z-Wave Plus a PROWIFIZW must be added (instead of the PROWIFI) and to support Total Connect 2.0, either WIFI communicator and/or a Cellular Communicator must be added. Out of the box, the panel itself doesn't support any of these protocols.
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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
- Apple HomeKit Support: Yes, beginning with version 03.1868.32.0. A WIFI connection is required.
- Z-Wave Device Limit: 78 (Requires PROWIFIZW)
- Compatible Keypads: Resideo PROSIXLCDKP, Resideo PROWLTOUCH (Requires PROWIFIZW or PROWIFI)
- Max Keypads: 8
- Event Log: 4,000 Events
- Integrated Microphone: Yes
- 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)