Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS: Installing PROTAKEOVER
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Hi, DIYers. This is Michael from AlarmGrid. And today, I'm going to be showing you how to install the Honeywell Home PROTAKEOVER Module inside a Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS security system. This also applies to Resideo PROA7PLUS C, Honeywell Home PROA7, and Resideo PROA7 C. All of these systems can support the PROTAKEOVER Module. These are the ProSeries alarm panels from Honeywell Home and Resideo. So the reason you're adding a PROTAKEOVER Module is so that you can use one of five legacy sensor frequencies with your system. That is you can enroll legacy sensors, not encrypted sensors, older sensors if you will with your system. Maybe sensors that you have left over from before from an earlier security system and you want to continue using them with your PROA7PLUS or other ProSeries alarm panel. In our case, we're going to be setting it to zero so that way we can use Honeywell 5800 sensors with the system. At end of this video, I'll show you how you would enroll a Honeywell 5800 Sensor after you have installed the Honeywell Home PROTAKEOVER Module. So before you get started, if you have your system monitored, please put it on test mode with the central station just to avoid causing any potential false alarms here. They might be getting some incoming signals as far as AC loss, your panel being powered down. So it's just a good idea to put your system in test mode first. But anyway, so let's get into it here. The first thing I'm going to show you just because I have it in hand and I don't want to forget later. I do to show you the dial on the PROTAKEOVER Module and you see right now we have it set to two. Number zero through four are used with the PROA7PLUS and other ProSeries panels. It's believed that five through nine will be used with a future hybrid panel. Top secret. But we haven't confirmed that yet. But each number zero through four, those five numbers represents a different legacy sensor frequency. So the one we're going to be using today is zero for Honeywell 5800. So what I like to do to get it to adjust, I like to just take a flat object like this flat head screwdriver here and then I can stick it in the hole and I can sort of turn it. So that way, it's at zero now. You see we just turned it to zero by putting it into the indented arrow and the arrow is now facing zero, so we're good to go on that front. But let's get it installed inside the system. So the first thing we have to do is we have to open up the panel. And I do want to point out that this is the old backplate for the system right here. We already took it down. We already installed the PROTAKEOVER backplate that comes included with the system, comes included with the PROTAKEOVER Module. And I'll point out the differences once the panel's off the wall. But you see that there's no antenna on this original stock backplate. You will have to remove this stock backplate and put on the PROTAKEOVER backplate. They have the screw holes in the same spot, so you can just screw it in the same spots as before. So that should be fairly simple. But I just want to point that out real quick. The first thing we're going to do, we're actually going to cut AC power to the panel. And we have our transformer right here. We're just going to go and we're just going to unplug it just like that. So now we have an AC loss condition on system, we can just go and click that and we won't worry about that right now. If you have trouble reaching the transformer, you could instead cut power at the circuit breaker, drop power at circuit breaker, or you could if you have a Honeywell LT cable, you can undo the barrel connection. So various options there. But we have cut power to the blue terminal block that you will see when I open up the panel. Anyway, let's get into it. So we're going to switch this over to a Phillips head now. And we're going to undo the set screw at the bottom of the panel so that way we can take it off the backplate. So let's go ahead and do that. We just put that in there and we're going to activate the Tuxedo touch as we do that or just the Tuxedo that is. That's not the touch. But we're going to get out the set screw here just slowly but surely. We will get it removed. And we will carefully set that aside, so we do not lose it. Now we can go ahead and we can take this off the backplate. So we can just kind of go around and just pull it off. Now, to finish power down the system, we're just going to undo the back of battery there and now you see the system is fully powered down. There is no power at all, so we can't use it at all. But we want to do that before installing new hardware to avoid damaging the system or the new hardware. So our system is fully powered down. Now I promised I would show you the backplate differences. So we do have the PROTAKEOVER backplate already installed. You see that it has an antenna up here. That gives the PROTAKEOVER Module useful range. Without that backplate, you really won't have any useful wireless range and you won't have a good time using the module. So you see this is the stock one that doesn't have the antenna installed. It doesn't have the antenna installed there. You see it doesn't. So this one does. And you see we have cut power to these blue terminal blocks as we undid the transformer, we unplugged the transformer. So anyway, let's get it installed. We're going to bring the camera a bit closer and we're going to do an up close of the installation for the PROTAKEOVER Module. So one thing I do want to show you with the backplates, you will have to move the blue terminal block from the old backplate to the PROTAKEOVER backplate. I find it's easiest best to do this when they're not mounted on the wall, when they're just lying flat on a table or a desk so that way you can do it before mounting the backplate. If you have a Honeywell LT cable, you might leave the wires attached. But you definitely do want to cut power to the terminal block. When you do this, you see we have no wires attached. There's no power involved at all. But it's pretty easy process. So what I like to do I like to take like a flat head screwdriver, a thin object and just kind of get in there and just kind of pry it off. You kind of have to get in there. And it's a bit tricky. But then you should be able to pull it out once you get in there enough like that. And then so once you have it out, you can just apply it to the PROTAKEOVER backplate, the one with the antenna. You just want to get this little notch in there first. So that way, it locks into place. And like that. Once you hear the click, then it's good. OK we have the PROA7PLUS panel down here and we're going to install the PROTAKEOVER Module. It's going to be installed dial side up. So not this side. This side will be facing up and it's going to be the side going to be inserted into the panel. So what we're going to do we're going to take off the slot cover here and just pull that off by the rack. And so we just insert it into the slot here and it kind of snugly fits into place. And then once you have it installed, you can do the set screw. And remember to adjust the dial before you go ahead and do that. We did that earlier based on the frequency you're using. So we're just going to screw that into place. And then we can reapply the slot cover on top. And there we go. We have installed the unit and now we're going to not to back on the backplate, the PROTAKEOVER backplate. First, I'll all go ahead and I'll reconnect the back the battery just so I don't forget to do it later. The system won't power on until it's receiving AC power from the blue terminal block when it's receiving power. Then the system will power back on. But we have installed the PROTAKEOVER module. All right, we got the slot cover fully back on, the back cover of the PROA7PLUS. So we can just go ahead and put it back on the backplate here. And the system won't receive AC power until we plug the transformer back in. But we'll do that last. I am going to reapply the set screw. This is not to be confused with the set screw that we used with the PROTAKEOVER Module. This is a slightly larger set screw. But we can just go ahead and insert it into the hole here carefully and screw it into place. If you have it on the backplate correctly, you should be able to get it all the way in, like I just did. And there we have our panel remounted back on the PROTAKEOVER backplate, not the original stock backplate. Remember we swapped those out, what we did in this video. But you should. Use the one with the antenna because otherwise the PROTAKEOVER Module will not have useful range. So we're going to plug the transformer back in. It looks like it's caught on something there, but we can just go and plug that in. And you should see that the panel is receiving AC power and it is now going to go through the cycle process, the boot up process. We're just going to wait through that for a second. And then I will show you how you will enroll Honeywell 5800 Sensor. Remember if you have your dial set to a different number, then you'll use a different frequency. So just to go over those real quick, like I said, zero is Honeywell 5800, one is 2 gig 345 megahertz. I believe that three is 319 megahertz, might be DSC. One of those is DSC. Four is DSC, if not the 433 megahertz. And then number four is definitely the Bosch sensors. Those are the five legacy frequencies that you can use. You can check our FAQ, you will have them all listed there for you. Like I said, Honeywell 5800, 2 gig, 345 megahertz, the 319 which is Qolsys and inner logic's GE. And we also have the DSC 433 megahertz, the legacy DSC, and Bosch. Anyway, our system is back online. Looks like I rambled long enough to get it to be reloaded. So we have our Honeywell 5800MINI Sensor here and we're going to be enrolling that with our PROA7PLUS with the PROTAKEOVER Module installed and the dial on the PROTAKEOVER Module set to zero for Honeywell 5800 Sensors. So we're at the main screen of our PROA7PLUS. We're going to click the three horizontal bars hamburger button at the bottom. We're going to choose Tools which is all the way at the bottom. We're going to enter in our installer code, which is set at the default, 4, 1, 1 2. And then we're going to choose programming. Make sure that you have local programming mode on your panel. You need the high enough firmware version. So you can request a firmware update to have it sent down your panel. You will need a Wi-Fi connection to make that possible, make that work. So the PROA7PLUS and PROA7PLUSC both have the PROWIFIZW installed. If you have a PROA7PLUS or PROA7PLUSC, we'll need to install that PROWIFIZW or the PROWIFI without Z-Wave control. But anyway, so make sure you have Wi-Fi. Make sure your panel has a backup battery that's charged. Make sure you don't have an AC loss condition and make sure it's powered on, and that it's actually monitored and connected to Wi-Fi. Anyway, so we're going to use Peripherals. So we're at the peripheral screen now and we're going to press the plus button in the upper-right corner to get to the Add a Peripheral screen where we can auto enroll one of the Honeywell 5800 Sensors or any sensor that's compatible with the system. So we have a Honeywell 5800MINI and we're going to fault it and see if it wants to roll. And there we go on the first strike. We got it to work. So I'm just going to briefly go through these fields here. We have another video that goes into programming in more depth. So I'm just going to do this very briefly. You see the sensor type, 5800 and TAKEOVER. That is correct. This is a legacy sensor. It is using the PROTAKEOVER Module. The serial number has been auto enrolled with the system. That is correct. We don't need to mess with it. That's right there. You can check this serial number on your sensor if you want to confirm. But we can leave that alone. You can set the partition if you want to if you have multiple partitions enabled on the system. We're just going keep ours at Partition 1, P1 main. Zone number, it's assigned the lowest available zone number. And actually every zone on the system can be used with either a legacy sensor or an encrypted sensor. It's just a matter of them being assigned at the lowest zone number. So depending on the order you enroll the sensors, they can go into any one. Just remember, you can't exceed 127 encrypted sensors or 123 legacy sensors. These are legacy sensors, so you can have up to 123 of these legacy sensor zones. The service, that's referring to the loop number if you need to change the loop number for your sensor. For this one, it's fine. It does use loop number one, 5800MINI. If you're using something like a 5816, then it would use loop number one for the, not the read switch, for the wireless transmitter function. That's what loop number one would be. And loop number two on that would be for the read switch, the door and window contact function. But that's a different sensor, so we're just going to leave that on service one, loop number one for the 5800MINI. For his own descriptions one or two, this is what the panel will speak out when the sensor is faulty. Let's do something like, we'll just give it a funny name here. We'll call it sprinkler. We'll do the sprinkler door. So we're going to leave this zone description too blank. Now device type, it's going to read the zone description and the device type, unless you set the device type to other, which is actually useful trick because if you set it to other, then you can have access to every single response type, every possible response type. So that's kind of cool here. But we're fine with those. So when this one's faulted, it will say sprinkler door. And we'll hear that at the end. Response type, that's actually how the system responds when the sensor is faulted. In our case, we'll keep ours at entry/exit one. That's going to mean if the system is armed, armed state, or armed away and we fault this sensor, then it's going to trigger an entry delay countdown and we have to disarm the system before that countdown expires or else an alarm will occur. So an entry/exit zone is usually one for coming and going, like your front door, your back door, maybe your garage door. So that way, you have a chance to disarm because you're normally coming and going through there. So it's normal. But you do have to disarm in time. So make sure you know your code and intruder doesn't know the code, then they'll have an alarm triggered on them, which is what we want. Supervised. So this system is going to listen for a checking signal from the sensor periodically, just to make sure it's working properly. Some reasons for supervision loss-- the sensor powers down due to a dead battery, you put up a new obstacle, maybe some new walling or a large metal object and the signal can't reach the panel, then you might get supervision trouble. So you can keep that enabled if you want to. We'll keep ours enabled. Alarm report, that's going to if this zone causes an alarm on the system, then if the system's monitored, it's going to send it across the alarm servers and it will eventually reach the central station and/or you directly if you're self-monitoring through Total Connect 2.0 text and/or your email. So that's alarm report. If your system is monitored and you usually want to have this one enabled, unless it's just maybe a zone that you don't want to-- you only want to have local notifications or a local alarm, a local siren on sight, but you don't want to have central station involved or receiving the text and/or email alerts, then you might turn alarm report off. But we'll keep our ours on. Version, that's just the firmware version for the sensor. You can't adjust, you see it's grayed out. So we'll leave that alone. We have different time options here. If we click over here, we can set it to anyone that we like. We'll keep our at standard. You see there's also a disabled option if you don't want to chime. So we'll keep our eyes at standard. And lastly, we have supervision time which we cannot adjust. This is how often the system needs to receive the checking signal if you have supervision enabled. It's set at 722 minutes, which equates to six hours. So we're fine with that. And we've gone through every field. So we're going click Save in the upper right here. And now we have our sensor. And we're just going to go back out to the home screen and I'm just going to fault the sensor real quick just to show you that where I can click the button on. But anyway, I'm just going to fault this real quick and just show you that it does-- I barely had to move it, but we'll do that again just to show you. And then you see it's opened right now and it's closed. And there. And there we go. We can set it down and get it to where it's closed. I'm just positioning it down here so that way we see that it does close. OK there we go. So our sensor is closed. Now there is one last thing I wanted to tell you and is very important. With the PROTAKEOVER Module, you can't use life safety sensors or key fobs, legacy life safety sensors or legacy key fobs. That's just a limitation of it. So life safety sensors are things like smoke detectors, carbon monoxide sensors. Those you want to use either the SiX-Series Sensors or the PROSiX-Series Sensors from Honeywell Home and Resisdeo. So don't be trying to bring your 5808W3 smoke over to this system, smoking heat, or something like the 5800COMBO. That's not going to work. You're going to want to use something from the SiX-Series or the ProSeries for your life safety sensors and your key fob. So very important to keep that in mind. Don't think you can bring those over. Anyway, that concludes the installation of the PROTAKEOVER Module on the Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS. Remember this also applies to the other ProSeries panels. That's how you install the PROTAKEOVER Module. 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