If you need a touchscreen keypad for your Honeywell VISTA, then the Resideo Tuxedo is for you! It offers a redesigned user interface (UI), and its sleek, thin profile looks great when installed on the wall. The device is also a Z-Wave Plus controller for building an automation network.
With this latest revamp, the Resideo Tuxedo represents the third generation of the Tuxedo Touch lineup. Preceding this keypad was the original Tuxedo Touch and the Tuxedo Touch WIFI. The new Resideo Tuxedo Keypad has an upgraded automation controller that uses Z-Wave Plus technology, as opposed to standard Z-Wave. It is also noticeably thinner than the prior Tuxedo models, and it has redesigned menus to improve the end user experience. This is a great keypad for anyone wanting to make their VISTA System easier to operate. It allows for convenient local security and automation control.
Many users will notice that the Reside Tuxedo shares the same appearance as the Honeywell 6290W Touchscreen Keypad. But while the 6290W is just a keypad, the Resideo Tuxedo adds the automation capabilities that allow you to build a network of smart devices. This network can include automation modules like smart lights, door locks, and thermostats. Any programmed device can be controlled locally at the keypad and remotely through Total Connect 2.0 if the VISTA System is monitored. You can also create smart scenes to have your Z-Wave devices activate automatically on a set schedule or with predetermined system events.
WIFI capability has returned to the new Resideo Tuxedo. The keypad uses internet connectivity to communicate with Total Connect 2.0 for automation purposes. It also connects with the AlarmNet servers to receive firmware updates. However, the Tuxedo does not serve as an AlarmNet Communicator. You will still need a communicator for your VISTA System to get it monitored. This is because the Tuxedo does not provide alarm system status updates to AlarmNet or TC2. The keypad's WIFI connection is just for relaying Z-Wave commands and information and receiving firmware updates for itself over-the-air (OTA).
One aspect we really appreciate about the Tuxedo is its neat and clean user interface (UI). It has menus that are easy to navigate, which can be very helpful for new users who aren't familiar with alarm systems. While it is always a good idea to keep a traditional numeric keypad as a backup, a touchscreen keypad can really make operating the system a simple and pleasant experience. The keypad's colored menu displays will guide the user as they perform system and automation operations, and it can help a new user feel less intimidated when controlling the system.
As a Honeywell VISTA Keypad, the Resideo Tuxedo uses a 4-wire connection at the panel's ECP bus. Two (2) wires are used for power, and the other two allow for data transmissions. Before connecting the Tuxedo, you must power down the system by disconnecting the backup battery and unplugging the transformer. If you cannot easily locate the transformer, then it is recommended that you cut power at the circuit breaker, rather than disconnecting wires from the panel.
There is no wiring included with the Tuxedo Keypad, so you must supply your own. The best wire to use is typically 18-4 wire or 22-4 wire. Remember that the Tuxedo will draw up to 270mA of current during normal operation. This must be considered when calculating the total power load for your VISTA Panel. If you are approaching the maximum limit, then you may want to consider adding an additional power supply. Each Tuxedo will use one AUI device address slot on the VISTA System.
There are some great features offered by the Resideo Tuxedo to enhance day-to-day operation. The keypad uses a thin-film-transistor (TFT) display and touchscreen controls. More than 16 million colors can be displayed on the keypad, and its screen resolution is rated at 480 x 640. The screen is seven (7) inches long when measured diagonally. You will have no trouble controlling the keypad at night with its backlit display. You can also view the live feed for compatible security cameras from the Tuxedo screen. The device will allow up to (32) IP cameras to be set up for live-streaming. There are also chime and voice capabilities built into the Tuxedo. Other miscellaneous features include Console Mode, panic buttons, a digital picture frame, built-in training videos, and a weather forecast.
Note: This is the commercial version of the Tuxedo with the "Resideo" brand on the front. You can find the residential version with the "Honeywell Home" brand 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: 480 x 640
- Colors: 16 Million
- Chime: Yes
- Voice Annunciation: Yes
- Automation: Z-Wave Plus
- Max Number Z-Wave Devices: 232
- Network Connectivity: WIFI or Wired Ethernet
- 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