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Total Connect 2.0 offers the remote services package for Honeywell alarm systems. This system gives both home ownerrs and business owners the ability to rest easy knowing their properties are secure. With the ability to receive notifications, arm and disarm the system, and home automation options, Total Connect 2.0 from Resideo provides a complete package for anybody seeking better security. 

With so many features and benefits, the Total Connect 2.0 system offers each user the ability to customize the level of security. Several levels of features are provided to it a variety of different needs. Currently, Total Connect 2.0 offers three levels of alarm systems and a standalone Total Connect Video package.  

We’ll discuss the details of the different levels and packages in this post, but if you have any questions or need further clarification, please give us a call at 973.335.3931 – one of our security experts will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Both Wireless and Hardwired Options Available 

Total Connect services provide several alarm systems with the most commonly used being the hardwired Honeywell Vista 15P, the Honeywell Vista 20P, and the Honeywell Vista 21ip. These alarm panels offer plenty of capabilities and feature with communicators to enable the features of Total Connect. The Honeywell Vista 15P and 20P offer a cellular communicator called the Honeywell LTE-XV. 

While these two hardwired panels require a communicator, the Honeywell Vista 21ip has a built-in IP communicator. Adding a cellular communicator to the 21ip also allows for redundancy. With two communicators, you gain access to a backup. If one communicator fails, the other one will take over making the system even more secure.  

By using 4G LTE cellular services, the Honeywell LTE-XV has the ability to transport data across the Verizon network. Even though these alarm panels are hardwired, they gain better functionality with the cellular communicator. 

Along with the hardwired options, Total Connect 2.0 also offers the Honeywell Lynx Plus, Honeywell Lynx L5210, and the Honeywell Lynx L7000. These three systems are the wireless options offering the ability to communicate with Alarmnet through specific communications devices. 

The Honeywell Lynx wireless system provides the ability to communicate using IP and cellular communicators. The Lynx Plus offers only a cellular communicatory, while both the Lynx L5210 and Lynx7000 offer redundancy through IP and cellular communicators.  

Along with the ability to use the Verizon network for communications with this system, the L5100-WIFI communicator can be added to send signals through the internet. 

Three Levels of Total Connect Remote Services  

Once the hardware is chosen and installed, the Resideo Total Connect 2.0 comes to life. You’ll have three levels to choose from when it comes to your remote services package, which includes: 

  • Alarmnet Cellular – IP Communicator Service 
  • Total Connect 2.0 Smart Security 
  • Total Connect 2.0 Home Security 

Alarmnet Cellular – IP Communicator Service offers redundancy and better security through the ability to use either cellular communications or IP communications. In addition, this level of service includes the Honeywell Advanced Protection Logic or APL. This helps to protect you from an intruder breaking in and destroying the alarm panel before the entry delay period is up.  

With Total Connect 2.0 Smart Security, you gain access to the entire Alarmnet Cellular – IP Communicator Service, along with additional features, such as remote control and notifications sent via the smartphone app. You can arm and disarm your system from your smartphone or from a computer, along with check the status of the system. With this Remote Services package, you will also receive notifications for all system events including arming, disarming, or system trouble conditions. It will also allow you to monitor any alarm events on up to 50 zones. 

The final Total Connect Remote Service package offered is the Total Connect 2.0 Smart Home Security. This level provides all the features of the first two packages and adds in Z Wave home automation command and control. You’ll also gain the two-way voice feature with a central station as an option. If you prefer a fully automated home, this is the right package for you. 

Adding SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell to Your System 

Another option for your Total Connect 2.0 system is adding the SkyBell HD video doorbell. This video doorbell works with the Honeywell Total connect 2.0 Remote Services platform and allows you to easily see any activity at your front door.  

The Total Connect 2.0 App 

When you choose a Remote Service package allowing you to control your home security system from a smartphone or computer, you will do so through the Total Connect 2.0 App. This app offers plenty of features and abilities including: 

  • Arm or disarm your system 
  • Unlock or lock doors 
  • Turn lights on or off 
  • Adjust the thermostat temperature 
  • Open or close your garage door 
  • See any activity at the front door 
  • View live video from any Total Connect camera 
  • Compatible with smart home brands, such as Amazon Alexa 
  • And more! 

The app will allow you to control and feature you’ve added to the system. With the addition of SkyBell to Total Connect 2.0, you can even add a front door camera and use the app to receive notifications and check the activity at your front door. 

Putting it All Together 

After you’ve chosen your Total Connect 2.0 system and Remote Services package, you’ll have a complete home security system. With any of the systems and packages, you’ll gain better peace of mind knowing your home is well protected from intruders and other dangers.  

Of course, if you opt to make your entire home a smart home, you’ll have the ability to control things from anywhere you have a cellular connection. No more worrying about your teenager accidentally triggering the alarm or your child locking themselves out. Adding the SkyBell HD video doorbell will even allow you to unlock the door when your children arrive home from school and lock it right behind them. 

If you’re looking for a way to make your home more secure and you crave the peace of mind a good home security provides, the Total Connect 2.0 from Resideo offers just what you need. With three service levels and plenty of alarm panels and add-ons to choose from, you can customize this home security system to fit your specific needs. 

Give us a call 973.335.3931 to learn more.

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