The Tuxedo Touch - Not An AlarmNet Communicator

The Tuxedo Touch - Not An AlarmNet Communicator

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hey di wires on George from alarm grid today I'm going to be going over the tuxedo touch Wi-Fi and whether or not it can be used as a communicator on a la vista alarm system so the tuxedo touch Wi-Fi even though it says Wi-Fi and it connects to the Wi-Fi does not act as an alarm that communicator for your alarm system a lot of people get the keypad because they see it's Wi-Fi so they think that okay well since it has Wi-Fi in it that means they must be able to report my alarm signals through the Wi-Fi path however that is not the case the tuxedo touch Wi-Fi is literally just a touchscreen keypad with a z-wave controller built on the inside so if you guys are using the tuxedo touch locally only this is gonna allow you first of all to arm and disarm your system you can actually go into programming through console mode and it'll act as an alphanumeric display and it also allows you to learn exclude including eggs including exclude z-wave devices and create scenes and rules so if you guys have z-wave devices and you guys are using to the tuxedo touch locally only you guys can use it for that now if you guys are gonna get it monitored you're still going to need an alarm net communicator so like I said since that is not a communicator you can either get an internet or a cellular communicator or dual path for your Vista system now the tuxedo touch the Wi-Fi what it's used for if you guys do get the interactive service and you guys get total connecting you have automation enabled the tuxedo needs to be connected to Wi-Fi because it uses that Wi-Fi connection to communicate to Total Connect 2.0 to control z-wave devices it's also how it's going to update Total Connect with any new z-wave scenes rules or devices that are added to the tuxedo touch if there's no internet or Wi-Fi going to the tuxedo and you're trying to control z-wave devices through your total Kinect 2.0 app it will not work so the Wi-Fi on the tuxedo touch like I was saying before not only is it used to communicate and refreshing the total Kinect 2.0 app with the z-wave devices rules and scenes but it also uses the Wi-Fi to pull in the weather so if you guys set the location on your tuxedo touch it actually pulls in the weather using the Wi-Fi and then there's also the web server that the tuxedo touch uses so as long as you're connected to the Wi-Fi network on the tuxedo touch you guys can basically pull it up on your laptop and have a tuxedo emulator on a webpage as long as you're logged into the IP address so it does have a local web server that you guys can use when connected to the same Wi-Fi or internet connection as the tuxedo just touch base on the automation and Total Connect 2.0 if when you guys get Total Connect and if you guys have Vista system and you're looking to do z-wave you will need to get the tuxedo touch Wi-Fi now the scenes and the rules yes they can be created through the tuxedo touch however the scenes and the rules are a lot easier to create through the wizard on the total Kinect 2.0 app so if you guys have learned in door locks lights thermostats garage door controllers into the tuxedo you then just need to refresh the total Kinect 2.0 app the app will pull in the z-wave devices because the tuxedos communicating and updating the app through the internet path and then after that you can use the app to create the scenes and rules now keep in mind this is just for the automation side of Total Connect in order to get Total Connect onto your system you still need to have an internet or a setting there AlarmNet communicator all right the tuxedo touch will not sent the tuxedo touch Wi-Fi will not send out signals to the Central Station like I said it does not act as an alarm neck communicator only a phone line and Internet or cellular alarm neck communicator will send out the signals to the Central Station or if you guys are being self monitored you guys can get emails and text messages through the app but again you just need an alarm that communicator which the tuxedo touch Wi-Fi is not and I'm just making sure I repeat this plenty of times during the video so that those of you who are watching it don't get the tuxedo touch wife confusing it for a communicator all right if you guys have any more questions about the tuxedo touch Wi-Fi feel free to send us an email to support at alarm care comm if you guys found the video helpful make sure you hit like underneath subscribe to the YouTube channel and enable the notifications so whenever we upload new content you guys are notified I'm George and I'll see you guys next time