Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS: Delete a Zone
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In this video, Jorge from Alarm Grid shows you how to delete a zone from a Honeywell Home PFOA7PLUS Security System. The PROA7PLUS has 127 encrypted zones for Honeywell SiX Series Sensors and Honeywell Home and Resideo PROSiX Sensors. The panel also has 123 legacy zones, but those can only be used if a PROTAKEOVER has been installed. In total, the system has 250 zones. Any Zone Number, 1 thru 250, can be used as an encrypted zone, or as a legacy zone. It just depends on the order you enroll the sensors. And don't forget that you can never exceed 127 encrypted zones, nor can you exceed 123 legacy zones.
When you delete a zone, you are clearing it up so that a new sensor can be used in that zone slot. You could also re-enroll the same sensor as before if you want. After a zone has been deleted, the associated sensor will no longer be programmed with the security system. If you fault or activate that sensor, then nothing will happen on the PROA7PLUS. You would need to re-enroll the sensor in order to get the system to respond to its activity.
Adding and deleing zones on the PROA7PLUS is done through the system's Local Programming Mode. When the ProSeries Panels were first released, Local Programming Mode was not available, and all programming had to be completed remotely by the user's monitoring provider. But Resideo released a firmware update in June 2021 to introduce local programming so that end-users could program their own panels. If you want to delete zones from a PROA7PLUS without needing to contact your monitoring provider, then you need access to Local Programming Mode. You must also know the Installer Code for the system, which is 4112 by default. If you do not know the IC, then you cannot access programming. It is advised that you do not change the Installer Code away from 4112. That will help prevent you from being locked out of programming.
[SWOOSH] Hi DIYer. Jorge here from Alarm Grid. Today I'm going to be showing you guys how to delete a security sensor or a zone from your Honeywell pro A7 Plus or Pro A7 Plus C. Now, this is brand new for a lot of us just because when this panel was first initially released it did not have local programming enabled. This was actually just released in June of 2021. So if you guys are just now buying a Pro A7 Plus, you should be receiving a panel that has access to programming. If you guys have one from before, then you guys just need to run a firmware update which your company needs to push that through to the panel and that should enable the local programming and you now can start adding and deleting devices from programming. So everyone's super excited and hopefully this video helps you guys remove devices on your own now since we have access to it. So the first thing you're going to need if you do have a Pro A7 Plus security system or the Pro A7 Plus C, you need deinstaller code. Typically, Honeywell installer code is always going to be 4112. Yours may be different if your company or yourself have changed it. If you're monitored with us, the installer code we usually like to leave it as 4112 for troubleshooting purposes as it's easier for a lot of you DIYers out there to remember it. So the first thing I'm going to do is, from the main screen right here, there's a little Hamburger icon at the very center bottom that's going to bring down our menu or that's going to open our menu on the side. And just like any Honeywell system, you have to go to Tools. It's a little different process on the newer systems just because it has this little side menu but you're going to scroll down and you're going to go to Tools. It's going to ask you for your code. This is where you're entering your installer code, minus 4112. If you guys entering the code and it doesn't do anything that's because it's not a valid code. You need to use the installer code. If it works, you'll be taken here. And what are we going to do now? If it's your first time seeing it, you're going to have to go to programming. It's going to go enter into programming mode. We are going to change peripherals. If this is your first time using a Honeywell Pro A7 Plus, it's a little different than the other ones. The other ones usually just said zones. We need to go into peripherals. That's the second option right there. It'll say sensors, key fobs and keypads. Now, before I go ahead and go into deleting the zone, I just want to quickly touch base on the amount of zones that the system can support. It does hold 250 security sensors or zones. 127 of those zones are for the Pro 6 series or 6 series encrypted sensors and 123 of those are for the Legacy sensors. So the Legacy Honeywell, Legacy 2GIG, Legacy Interlogix, Legacy DSC. In order to use these kinds of legacy sensors you do need the Pro Takeover module installed in the system so that you can make your panel work with those other frequencies. So for today's video I only have one sensor programmed in but if you guys had multiple, you have a whole list. What we're going to do to delete it, there's this little empty square on the right hand side of the sensor. If you want to select multiple, delete multiple, you're going to just check mark them. Since I only have one, I'm just going to check mark that one. Once you check mark that, you'll see the Delete button show up in the top right corner. That only shows up if you have a sensor check marked. If no sensor is check marked, you see the Delete button disappears. It's no longer there. So I'm going to hit this sensor, I'm going to select Delete. What you're doing is you're freeing up that zone to be able to be used with another sensor, with another sensor's serial number basically. So once I hit Delete, it's going to ask you if you just want to confirm just to be safe since selected one sensor will be deleted. So I'm going to confirm it, it'll delete it. And now since that was the only sensor I had, I no longer have any peripherals. To back out to the main screen, I'm just going to hit this little top left back arrow key two times. 1, 2, exiting programming mode. Then from there, you can either hit the bottom right icon to go to the main screen or just keep repeatedly tapping that back arrow to get back to your main screen. So that was a quick video on how to delete a sensor on your Pro A7 Plus. Now that we actually have access to the programming, everybody should be able to do this and add sensors. We're going to have a lot of new content coming for you guys regarding the programming so stay tuned. If you found this video helpful, make sure you hit Like underneath, subscribe to the YouTube channel and hit the little bell icon so as we keep uploading new content, you guys get notified. I'm Jorge and I'll see you guys next time.