Melville, N.Y.-based Honeywell expanded Honeywell Total Connect Remote Service capabilities to its Tuxedo Touch controller. “This advancement enables security professionals to offer a full range of local and remote home automation services, while leveraging the robust security capabilities of Honeywell’s VISTA® control panels,” the company stated.

It also provides homeowners greater control of home automation functions such as lighting, locks, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning — with security at the core.

Specifically, using Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services with a Tuxedo Touch home controller allows users to remotely control Z-Wave® thermostats, lights, door locks, shades and video via compatible wireless mobile devices. This is in addition to allowing homeowners to remotely manage their security systems for “anytime, anywhere control.”

Tuxedo Touch with Honeywell Total Connect features an intuitive touchscreen and a bright, full-color, 7-inch display that uses a built-in controller to communicate with other devices on the Z-Wave communications protocol. Low-voltage dealers and installers can grow their businesses by positioning the enhanced offering as a security system controller that also meets growing demand for connected lifestyles, Honeywell described.

“Security professionals must cater to evolving consumer expectations, and today the expectation is convenience. Tuxedo Touch paired with Honeywell Total Connect provides homeowners anywhere, anytime visibility and control of their connected home,” said Alan Stoddard, senior marketing director, Honeywell Security Products Americas.

For information, call 800-467-5875 or visit www.tuxedotouchtoolkit.com