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 Honeywell ZWSTAT – Remote Thermostat Control for Honeywell LYNX and Vista Control Panels

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The Honeywell ZWSTAT aka TH8320ZW1000 is a z-wave enabled home or business thermostat. The ZWSTAT is compatible with all z-wave enabled systems. This product is also, compatible with certain Honeywell Vista wired security systems “as long as it has a VAM module and a 5800ZBRIDGE attached to it”. The ZWSTAT will also be compatible with the LYNX Plus L3000 wireless security system “as long as it has the 5800ZBRIDGE attached”. Along with the previous systems this thermostat works best with the all new LYNX Touch L5100, L5200 , and L7000 wireless security system’s by simply adding the L5100 z-wave module to the control panel.

Once your system is set up to utilize this ZWSTAT thermostat the features are extremely useful.  When you integrate the ZWSTAT to your alarm system it will be able to provide automatic energy management.  For example lets say on a typical day you are  leaving the house and you arm your alarm system. The ZWSTAT thermostat along with your alarm system will be smart enough to know that you are leaving so it will turn the air conditioning or heater off to conserve energy . The same goes for when you arrive home, when you disarm the system it will understand you have arrived home and will set the air conditioning or heater back on bringing your home back to a comfortable level.

Yet another cool feature of this ZWSTAT is the adaptive intelligent recovery feature. The thermostat is able to learn exactly how long it takes your air conditioning or heater unit to cool or heat your house to the programmed temperature.In other words let say you want your home to be at 76 degrees at 6pm. The air conditioning unit will turn on at the appropriate time to get the houses temperature to 76 degrees by that time.

Have you ever been in a situation where employees or roommates place the resting temperature either way to high or low? The ZWSTAT can solve that problem by simply allowing the end user to set a maximum or minimum temperature. This is an excellent feature because it never allows your system to over work itself and of course it will save you alot of money on your electric bill. The ZWSTAT even has a feature that can remind you when it is time to change your air filter to allow your system to run at optimum efficiency. Lastly the air circulation feature will basically move air tthroughoutyour home or business anytime your ac or heater is not in use to save energy to prevent hot and cold spots.

The ZWSTAT is easily programmed using the touchscreen display. This is where you can set up all the different features we have introduced you to today. With the systems I listed above you can use 4 thermostats on either the 5800ZBRIDGE or the L5100 Z-WAVE controller.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Honeywell’s AlarmNet Vista-Series Wireless 4G Cellular Alarm Communicator

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The Honeywell GSMX4G cellular alarm communicator is usually used in conjunction with the Honeywell Vista series wired alarm systems but, it can also be used with the Honeywell LYNX Plus L3000 wireless security system. Many people wonder what the main differences are between the GSMX4G vs the GSMV4G. The main differences between these two cellular communicators is the fact that the GSMX4G does not require its own power supply aka “transformer” as contrary to the GSMV4G which will require its own transformer for power. Though there is a way to wire the GSMV4G to your existing control panel’s transformer we would recommend using the GSMX4G if this is how you would like configure your system. The GSMX4G was created with a low current draw so it can be powered through the ecp terminals.

The GSMX4G comes with a threaded adapter so you can screw it into the top of the vista series alarm control can. All you would have to do is remove one of the knockouts located on the top right of the can and screw the GSMX4G into the designated area. This communicator is also compatible with multi-gsm platforms including 2g,3g,and 4g applications. This device will automatically select the best gsm network in your area. Best of all this communicator will still offer you all of the same features you have come to love from Honeywell’s total connect 2.o interactive alarm monitoring services.

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 How to Locate the MAC and MAC CRC on a GSMV4G Cellular Communicator?

This is a Honeywell GSMV4G. Today we will be locating your MAC and MAC CRC. These are the serial numbers you will want to locate when you are activating your alarm monitoring services. These numbers can be located on the manufacturer box which your wireless cellular communicator came in or inside the device as shown above. It is always recommend that you get these numbers from the inside of the actual device itself to make sure you are getting the most accurate information. For assistance activating your GSMV4G wireless cellular communicator contact GEOARM at 1-877-443-6276.

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 How to do a Total Connect 2.0 Chip Swap on a Honeywell Vista 20p Security System

With there being over 10 million vista panel out there in the world, only so many of them will be able to support Total Connect 2.0 “Interactive Monitoring”. If you have a Vista series wired panel and you come to find the revision number on your panel is below 9.12 that means your system cannot support Total Connect 2.0. Now, that sounds like it may be bad news and you may be assuming now I have to replace my whole alarm system. Well this is not the case, you can now purchase the all new GSMV4g cellular communicator and ask for total connect chip upgrade as well. This will give you the communicator as well as the chip itself which this video will show you how to replace. Not only does this chip upgrade save you time but, it also saves you money by not having to purchase the whole panel. All you will have to do is power the system down including unplugging the transformer. Once you have completed this step you than want to get your hands on a paperclip or even better a retraction tool which can be found online. While removing the chip make sure not to fight or force the chip out you want to genitally remove the chip because it is delicate. Take a look at our how to videos and let us know if you have any comments, concerns, or ideas for videos you would like to see posted.

For more from GEOARM Security take a look at some other articles we have provided for you.

The Honeywell Vista Automation Module or “VAM”

What can you do from your Total Connect 2.o dashboard?


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