Security Equipment Review: The Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Control Panel March 27th, 2014
Of all the keypads and interfaces that Fortress Security offers for your home and business security solutions, by far the most popular is the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch control panel. So today we’re taking a closer look at the features and capabilities of our most popular control panel, in the first of a series of security product reviews that will help you choose the right products and services for your family’s home and lifestyle.
Honeywell Tuxedo Touch: Slick, Intuitive Interface
The Tuxedo Touch control panel is the central hub for you to manage your home security system, video surveillance, and complete home energy automation. It’s a wireless unit with built in Z-Wave technology that mounts on your wall, and it features a high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen with a graphic interface with appealing icons and imagery. The clear, simple controls make the Tuxedo Touch easy to learn and easy to use.
The Tuxedo Touch does more than just control your home security and home energy. It’s also full of multimedia features: local weather reports are delivered to you right on the home screen, helping you plan your day. The high-resolution screen doubles as a digital picture frame and video viewer. And you can record and retrieve voice messages as reminders to yourself or messages to other family members.
The Honeywell Tuxedo Touch does everything you expect from a security system keypad. Arm and disarm your security system, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with burglary, fire, and carbon monoxide protection. View an event log to see what’s happened on the system. In case of emergency, you can send an emergency alert to the central monitoring station for fire, panic/silent panic, and medical.
But with its built-in Z-Wave technology, Tuxedo also allows you to control heating, cooling and lighting for an energy-intelligent home that saves money and is more efficient. With Z-Wave enabled thermostats, light fixtures, door locks, appliances and even window shades, you can control every aspect of your home’s energy all from one spot. You can create “scenes” that automatically activate certain lighting and thermostat settings at a particular time of day or when a particular trigger happens, such as coming home from work. In fact, your Fortress Security installation technician will help you set them up at the time of install.
You can also control the Tuxedo Touch remotely, no matter where you are, with the Total Connect app for your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Adjust your security system, locks, lighting and thermostat from down the hall or from halfway around the world. Worried you left the lights on while you’re driving to work? Just check the Total Connect app on your smartphone – it uses the same clear iconography as your Tuxedo Touch control panel – and dim them or turn them off. Either way, you get complete peace of mind no matter where you are.
Watch video from up to four cameras on one screen, so you can keep an eye on your children, valuable possessions, or workers in and around your home. In addition to viewing video on the Honeywell Tuxedo control panel itself, you can also monitor your security cameras from your smartphone, tablet, computer, or Internet-enabled television. It’s the easiest way to get real-time visual information whether you’re at home, at work, or away on a trip.
You can learn even more about the possibilities of the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch system (download the Tuxedo Touch PDF brochure from Honeywell). Or, if you’re ready to enjoy the comfort and convenience of a fully automated Smart Home, give us a call today. We’ll help you set up the perfect home security system.