Adding the ADC-T2000 to an Alarm.com Account
In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid explains how you can use an ADC-T2000 Thermostat with Alarm.com. This is a Z-Wave Plus thermostats manufactured by Alarm.com. You can pair one of these thermostats with your Alarm.com account by pairing them with your Alarm.com Security System as Z-Wave devices. Once your security system syncs with the Alarm.com servers, the thermostat will be automatically pushed over to your Alarm.com account. This will allow you to control the thermostat remotely using the Alarm.com website in a web browser or the Alarm.com Mobile App on your Android or iOS device.
Being able to control your ADC-T2000 Thermostat from Alarm.com is a huge convenience, and it is why many people are so eager to upgrade and replace their standard programmable thermostat with a Z-Wave Plus model that can integrate with interactive smart home platforms. And if your security system is connected with the Alarm.com platform, then you may want to build around it by choosing a smart thermostat that is manufactured by the same group. That is where is the Alarm.com Smart Thermostats come into play. With the ADC-T2000, Alarm.com really proved that an easy-to-use smart thermostat was possible. This was later continued with the Alarm.com ADC-T3000 Thermostat, which replaced the ADC-T2000.
Pairing your ADC-T2000 with Alarm.com presents a few key advantages. For one, you can control the thermostat remotely from anywhere in the world using the Alarm.com platform. You can also include the thermostat with fully programmable and customizable smart scenes so that it activates automatically based on a set schedule or with certain predetermined system events. This is great for making your life more convenient and saving money on energy costs.This makes obtaining a new thermostat a great investment for any home or business! You are unlikely to find a new model of the ADC-T2000 Thermostat since it has been discontinued. But if you find a used model, then it should still work fine. You might also consider getting the newer Alarm.com ADC-T3000 Thermostat.
Hi DIYers. This is Michael, from Alarm Grid. And today, I'm going to be showing you how to add your Alarm.com ADC-T2000 Thermostat to your Alarm.com account. The ADC-T2000 is a Z-Wave Plus Thermostat and you can pair pretty much with any Z-Wave Plus, or standard Z-Wave controller, or hub. Now, to get it to show up on your Alarm.com account, you have to pair it with your Alarm.com security system as the Z-Wave device. And then once Alarm.com does a sync with your system, your system syncs with Alarm.com, it will show up on your Alarm.com account. And so really you just pair it with your Alarm.com security system. Most Alarm.com security systems, either they have built-in Z-Wave Wave or the Alarm.com communicator is a Z-Wave controller. So, you just pair it with your system and how exactly you're going to do that will depend on the system you're using. But today, we're using the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus behind me. And we're going to show you how to pair it with-- pair the thermostat with your Qolsys IQ Panel 2 plus, so that way when it does the sync it will show up on your Alarm.com account. Also, show you the thermostat briefly on the system. And I'm going to show you our Alarm Grid demo account for Alarm.com that you can access whether you're monitored or not, just to play around Alarm.com and see how it works and I'll show you where you find the thermostat on there, once you've added it. So, let's get into it. So we have our thermostat behind here, we don't need to touch it right now. We're going to start with our Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. So, we're going to press the small gray bar at the top. And we're going to Settings. And we're going to choose Advance Settings. Enter user code. And then it's going to ask us for code here. In our case, we're going to use the installer code, which ours is at the default of 1111. Or we could use installation. And we're going to choose devices. And we're going to choose Z-Wave devices. And then what we're going to do first, we're going to do the exclusion process. This is always a good idea just to wipe out any residuals, Z-Wave data. Even if your thermostat's brand new and fresh out of the box, you still-- it's still a good idea to do this just to-- in case it was tested for factory testing purposes, and there's some data in there. It's always a good idea to do this. So, we're going to choose clear device. And now what we need to do, we need to go to our thermostat, we're just going to press a button on it to light it up. And we need to get into off mode. Off mode doesn't mean that the thermostat's off, it just means it's not controlling the HVAC system. So it's not heating or cooling. So what we want to do, we want to press this middle button with the three circles. We're going to press it again so that way it actually is lit up. We're going to you press this until there's nothing under here. And then we're going to press and hold the down button until we get a little wireless symbol, like that. Device is cleared from the network successfully. And you see, we get the notification on our Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. We'll press OK. And now we're going to do the pairing process, which it's the same thing, the thermostat uses the same process for inclusion as it used for exclusion, which I just showed you. So, now we're just going to use Add Device. And we're going to press include. And now we're going to go back to our thermostat here. We'll light it up. And you see it's already in off mode, so we're good to go. No symbols are under there right now, that's how we want it. We're just going to press and hold the down button. And we get this to show up, and we should get a notification on the panel. Yep, looks like it's going to be device number nine. OK. And we have ID number nine, that's fine. That's just the node number to let us know. You see our type is thermostat, that is correct. We can set a different name for it if we want. We'll set ours too, we'll do a custom name, and we have to do custom description, we'll just do alarm grid. Just like that. We press the Space button, down there you see that at the bottom. And it looks like that's alarm gris, not alarm grid, so we'll get that correct. And now we press the OK button right there, the green button right there. And we'll press Add. Alarm grid is added to network successfully. And you see it added it to our network, so we have it successfully paired with the system. Now. Just to show you what it looks like on the panel, if we press the Home button at the bottom here. We can go back to the main screen, and we can scroll over and you see, we have our thermostat here. If we want it to power it on, we just press the power button here, and we can choose one of the modes. It's hot today, so we'll do cool. We want it to start cooling, we've seen it-- I heard a little click, so it did change on the thermostat, but we can go and set it to a different temperature such as 69. And we'll keep it at 69 degrees and it will be setting the target temperature. So, now let me show you what it looks like on the Alarm Grid demo count if you were to access it from Alarm.com. OK. So, now we're at the Alarm.com mobile app, and I'm going to show you how to log into the Alarm Grid demo account so you can test out Alarm.com, and where you can see the thermostat. You can do this whether you're monitored by Alarm Grid or not. If you want to test Alarm.com outcome, it's a great way. So, what you want to do. For the user name it's an email address, you want to do ag for Alarm Grid. Cust, short for customer, @alarmgrid.com. So that's alarmgrid.com. Then for the password, this is case sensitive, so be careful here. Lowercase m. And then we're going to enter in 6, 2. Then it's a capital Z. And then we want I, g, capital U, e, f and q. Then we can log in. And you see we're at the main screen of the Alarm.com after logging in. And locations may be different depending on whether you're using Android, iOS or the Alarm.com website. But we're going to press the menu button in the upper left corner and we're going to choose thermostats. And you see, it displays a living room thermostat, the name will be different depending on what you named it on your security system. But once your system syncs with Alarm.com, this is where it will be, so this is how you can access the thermostat. So, that is how you add your ADC-T2000 Smart Thermostat to your Alarm.com account. If you have any questions about the ADC-T2000 Thermostat, or Alarm.com, or Alarm Grid monitoring services, send an email to email@example.com. If you found this video helpful, make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video. And remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos. 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