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Hi DIYers! We have an very exciting and in-depth interview from ISC West 2019. Our team sat down with Mary Miller of the Z-Wave Alliance to discuss the latest in Z-Wave smart home technology. Users can expect diversified products, improved battery life, enhanced functionality and more.

Nearly every new alarm system hitting the market will utilize Z-Wave Plus technology, which is also known as the Z-Wave 500-Series chipset. This advanced protocol has provided great results for users looking to achieve complete and robust smart homes. Users can expect the upcoming 700-Series to further improve upon this excellent technology and make compatible devices even easier to use.

It's fair to expect that 700-Series compatible alarm systems and controllers are currently in the pipeline from various manufacturers. We will make sure to update you with the latest news as it becomes available. For now, we invite you to check out our in-depth interview for more information about the latest Z-Wave technology:


Keep checking the Alarm Grid blog for the latest security news and discussions. We will have more updates coming soon!

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Hi DIYers! Today, we're taking a quick look at the upcoming Wireless VERSA Multi-Protocol Motion Sensor. We got the first look at this device at ISC West 2019, and we think it will make for a great addition to nearly any home or business alarm system that needs reliable motion detection.

As you may know, VERSA already offers a door and window contact that uses the same hardware as the Honeywell 5800MINI. The VERSA Contact is currently available in a 2GIG 345 MHz Variant and a Qolsys/Interlogix/GE 319.5 MHz Variant. Well their multi-protocol motion sensor is a complete game-changer, as its wireless frequency can be adjusted to work with the end user's security system.

The Wireless VERSA Multi-Protocol Motion Sensor will feature an adjustable knob that can be used to set the sensor to work with Honeywell, 2GIG, Qolsys, Interlogix/GE, Bosch and DSC Systems. This technology is revolutionary, and it should make things very easy for DIY users in knowing that the sensor will work properly.

Like most motion sensors, the new VERSA motion will use PIR technology to detect movement. It will also offer high and low sensitivity options. The low sensitivity setting will be used in most applications, and it will support pet-immunity. The high sensitivity option will be suitable for applications that require a higher level of security.

VERSA expects that the new motion will be available sometime in the next couple of months. Additionally, we also received word from VERSA that a multi-protocol wireless door and window contact is also in the works. You will soon be able to outfit nearly any wireless system with VERSA contacts and motions!

We encourage you to view the following video for more information about the upcoming motion:


Keep checking Alarm Grid for more news from ISC West 2019. We will make sure to keep you updated!

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Hi DIYers. We made sure to check out the Alarm.com booth at ISC West 2019. The announcements we were most excited about were the SONOS integration with the Alarm.com app and the upcoming ADC T3000 Thermostat. Both will fit in very nicely with the smart home platform offered from Alarm.com.


Alarm.com users will soon be able to integrate their SONOS Speakers with their programmed Alarm.com smart scenes. Users will have the ability to select which audio playlist will play when the scene is triggered. This feature will be great for users who want to put a specific playlist into action when they disarm their system to trigger a scene. The Alarm.com Mobile App will also allow users to play and pause the playlist and adjust the volume as needed. Users with multiple SONOS Speakers can even choose which device(s) will play audio. And with the SIRI shortcuts feature for scene control, it will also be possible to activate a SONOS Speaker using spoken voice commands.


The ADC T3000 Thermostat will essentially replace the ADC T2000 Thermostat. This upcoming Z-Wave thermostat will utilize Z-Wave Plus technology for enhanced signal range. The back of the device offers more space for wiring, and the improved terminals allow installers to make connections more easily. A built-in level helps ensure that the end result is neat and tidy. The UI is very simple, but it also appears modern and sleek. It should fit in very nicely with almost any existing decor. Alarm.com also helped make the device easier to understand, as the words "Heat" and "Cool" are actively displayed based on the current action. Many programming options and settings are available, and the device integrates beautifully with the Alarm.com App.


Thank you for making Alarm Grid your source for ISC West 2019 news! Keep checking our blog for the latest updates.

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Hi DIYers! We're keeping the ISC West 2019 content rolling by giving a brief overview of Danalock's presence in the Z-Wave Alliance booth. As you know, Alarm Grid loves all things related to smart home automation, and we believe that Danalock can make a great addition to nearly any home.


The third generation Danalock V3 can be split into two main versions. These are the Danalock V3 Z-Wave and the Danalock V3 HomeKit. Both options provide superb protection and are easily powered using four CR123A lithium batteries. They also offer 256-bit AES encryption for top-of-the-line wireless security. And of course, users will appreciate the sleek and modern design.


The HomeKit version is perfect for iOS users looking for a quick and convenient way to lock and unlock their home using the iPhone or iPad. Unlike the Z-Wave model, the HomeKit version of the Danalock is mostly a standalone device that does not pair with other Danalock accessories. Still, iOS users who want a simple, yet effective smart lock will certainly be impressed.

However, the Z-Wave version of the Danalock is where the device really shines. The lock is certified Z-Wave Plus, giving it an extended range and enhanced battery life when compared with classic Z-Wave devices. The Danalock Z-Wave will pair with nearly any Z-Wave controller and allow users to operate it remotely through an interactive platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com.


The Danalock V3 Z-Wave is also known for supporting key accessories and add-ons that serve to enhance its capabilities. The Danabridge V3 Hub lets the user connect their Z-Wave Danalock with a local WIFI network. This way, they can control the device using the Danalock App on their Android or iOS device. This app will also keep track of when the lock is used and which codes are used to control the lock.


Another accessory supported by the Danalock V3 Z-Wave is the Danapad V3, which is essentially an external, push-button keypad for Danalock devices. Codes are pushed to the Danapad either through the Danalock App (Danabridge V3 required) or through the user's Z-Wave hub. The device can store up to 20 user codes, and it measure 3.2 inches in diameter and 1.4 inches thick. It is powered using four AAA batteries. Please note that the HomeKit version of Danalock will NOT support the Danapad.


Finally, we also took a brief moment to check out some of the Z-Wave light switches and other devices featured in the Z-Wave Alliance booth. It's amazing to see how Z-Wave Plus technology has really taken off and continues to evolve. We hope to be making more Z-Wave smart home devices available on our website in the near future!


Keep checking the Alarm Grid Security Blog for more ISC West 2019 content coming soon! We still have some key interviews and videos we are hoping to put out in the coming days!

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Data Field Programming Guide This is a living document based on Honeywell's Vista 15P, 20P Programming Guide. It is meant to be the programming guide in its entirety, but is a work in progress. We will be continually adding new segments, new videos, and more. Hopefully this guide makes everything a little bit easier for those looking at the document for the first time. Please let us know what we can do to improve it.

Recommendations for Proper Protection

The following recommendations for the location of fire and burglary detection devices help provide proper coverage for the protected premises.

Recommendations for Smoke and Heat Detectors

With regard to the number and placement of smoke/heat detectors, we subscribe to the recommendations contained in the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Standard #72 noted below.Early warning fire detection is best achieved by the installation of fire detection equipment in all rooms and areas of the household as follows: For minimum protection a smoke detector should be installed outside of each separate sleeping area, and on each additional floor of a multi-floor family living unit, including basements. The installation of smoke detectors in kitchens, attics (finished or unfinished), or in garages is not normally recommended. For additional protection the NFPA recommends that you install heat or smoke detectors in the living room, dining room, bedroom(s), kitchen, hallway(s), attic, furnace room, utility and storage rooms, basements and attached garages. In addition, we recommend the following:

  • Install a smoke detector inside every bedroom where a smoker sleeps.
  • Install a smoke detector inside every bedroom where someone sleeps with the door partly or completely closed. Smoke could be blocked by the closed door. Also, an alarm in the hallway outside may not wake up the sleeper if the door is closed.
  • Install a smoke detector inside bedrooms where electrical appliances (such as portable heaters, air conditioners or humidifiers) are used.
  • Install a smoke detector at both ends of a hallway if the hallway is more than 40 feet (12 meters) long.
  • Install smoke detectors in any room where an alarm control is located, or in any room where alarm control connections to an AC source or phone lines are made. If detectors are not so located, a fire within the room could prevent the control from reporting a fire or an intrusion.

This control complies with NFPA requirements for temporal pulse sounding of fire notification appliances.

Recommendations For Proper Intrusion Protection

For proper intrusion coverage, sensors should be located at every possible point of entry to a home or commercial premises. This would include any skylights that may be present, and the upper windows in a multi-level building. In addition, we recommend that radio backup be used in a security system so that alarm signals can still be sent to the alarm monitoring station in the event that the telephone lines are out of order (alarm signals are normally sent over the phone lines, if connected to an alarm monitoring station).

Contents

  • Programming Mode Commands
  • Data Field Programming Form
  • Configurable Zone Types Worksheet
  • *56 Zone Programming Menu Mode
  • *58 Expert Zone Program Mode
  • WIRELESS KEY PROGRAMMING TEMPLATES
  • *57 FUNCTION KEY PROGRAMMING MENU MODE
  • *79/*80 MENU MODE - OUTPUT DEVICE PROGRAMMING GENERAL INFORMATION
  • *79 RELAY/POWERLINE CARRRIER DEVICE (X-10) PROGRAMMING MENU MODE
  • *80 OUTPUT FUNCTION MENU MODE
  • *81 ZONE LIST MENU MODE
  • *82 ALPHA DESCRIPTOR MENU MODE
  • ALPHA VOCABULARY LIST (For Entering Zone Descriptors)
  • SETTING SCHEDULES
  • AVS SYSTEM ENABLE and QUICK PROGRAMMING COMMANDS
  • SETTING THE REAL-TIME CLOCK
  • *29 COMMUNICATION DEVICE MENU MODE (Pass-Through Programming)
  • UPLOADING/DOWNLOADING VIA the INTERNET
  • ZONE TYPE DEFINITIONS
  • REPORT CODE FORMATS
  • SYSTEM SECURITY CODES
  • KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
  • VARIOUS SYSTEM TROUBLE DISPLAYS
  • UL NOTICES
  • SIA QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
  • ULC S304 REQUIREMENTS (for VISTA-15PCN and VISTA-20PCN)
  • FCC STATEMENTS
  • LIMITATIONS STATEMENT
  • CONTACTING TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  • WORKSHEET for *56 ZONE PROGRAMMING
  • WORKSHEET for *57 FUNCTION KEY PROGRAMMING
  • WORKSHEET for *79 OUTPUT RELAY/POWERLINE CARRIER DEVICE PROGRAMMING
  • WORKSHEET for *81 ZONE LIST PROGRAMMING
  • WORKSHEET for *80 OUTPUT FUNCTION PROGRAMMING
  • WORKSHEET for SCHEDULES
  • TABLE OF DEVICE ADDRESSES
  • 5800 SERIES TRANSMITTER INPUT LOOP IDENTIFICATION

Programming Mode Commands

To enter programming mode (using an alpha keypad connected to the control):

  • POWER UP, then press [*] and [#] at the same time, within 50 seconds of powering up (this method must be used if *98 was used to exit program mode). OR
  • Enter Installer Code (Default: 4112) then 800
Task Command/Explanation
Go to a Data Field Press [∗] + [Field Number], followed by the required entry.
Entering Data When the desired field number appears, simply make the required entry. When the last entry for a field is entered, the keypad beeps three times and automatically displays the next data field in sequence. If the number of digits that you need to enter in a data field is less than the maximum digits available (for example, the phone number fields *41, *42), enter the desired data, then press [∗] to end the entry. The next data field number is displayed.
Review a Data Field Press [#] + [Field Number]. Data will be displayed for that field number. No changes will be accepted in this mode
Deleting an Entry Press [*] + [Field Number] + [*]. (Applies only to fields ∗40 thru *46, *94, and pager fields) Press *96.
Initialize Download ID Press *96. Initializes download ID and subscriber account number.
Reset Factory Defaults Press *97. Sets all data fields to original factory default values.
Zone Programming Press *56. Zone characteristics, report codes, alpha descriptors, and serial numbers for 5800 RF transmitters.
Function Key Programming Press *57. Unlabeled keypad keys (known as ABCD keys) can be programmed for special functions
Zone Programming (Expert Mode) Press *58. Same options as *56 mode, but with fewer prompts. Intended for those familiar with this type of programming, otherwise *56 mode is recommended.
Output Device Mapping Press *79. Assign module addresses and map individual relays/powerline carrier devices.
Output Programming Press *80. Program 4229 or 4204 Relay modules, Powerline Carrier devices, or on-board triggers.
Zone List Programming Press *81. Zone Lists for relay/powerline carrier activation, chime zones, pager zones, etc.
Alpha Programming Press *82. Zone alpha descriptorsIP/GSM ProgrammingPress *29. For programming the IP/GSM options.
Exit Program Mode with installer code lockout Press *98. Exits programming mode and prevents re-entry by: Installer Code + 8 0 0. To reenter programming mode, the system must be powered down, then powered up. Then use method A above. See field *88 for other *98 Program mode lockout options.
Exit Program Mode Press *99. Exits program mode and allows re-entry by: Installer Code + 8 0 0 or method A above.
Scheduling Mode Enter code + [#] + 64. Create schedules to automate various system functions.
Site-Initiated Download Enter Installer code + [#] + 1. (perform while system is disarmed and in normal mode)

AVS Quick Programming Guide (for AAV sessions using the AVS system)

For controls with the following firmware revision levels, these commands automatically configure the control for AVS operation:

  • VISTA-15P = version 6.0 or higher
  • VISTA-20P = version 7.0 or higher

Programming Instructions

  • installer code + [#] + [0] + 3. Enable AVS operation.
  • installer code + [#] + [0] + 4. Enable AVS operation and enable panels sounds on the AVST speaker.
  • installer code + [#] + [0] + 5. Remove all programming options set by [#] + [0] + 3 quick command.
  • installer code + [#] + [0] + 6. Remove all programming options set by [#] + [0] + 4 quick command.

Refer to the AVS System Enable and Quick Programming Commands section for details on the specific options that are set with each command, depending on the control used. To select the AAV session communication path (phone line/communication device), see field ∗55 Dynamic Signaling Priority. To enable AAV operation, use ∗91 Options field (option 4).

Special Programming Messages

  • OC = Open Circuit (no communication between Keypad and Control).
  • EE or ENTRY ERROR = ERROR (invalid field number entered; re-enter valid field number).
  • After powering up, AC, dI (disabled) or “Busy Standby vx.x (firmware revision) Dl will be displayed after approximately 4 seconds. This will revert to a “Ready” message in approximately 1 minute, which allows PIRS, etc. to stabilize. You can bypass this delay by pressing [#] + [0].
    NOTE for CANADIAN PANELS: Power up time is 2 minutes, and Contact ID report code 305 System Reset is sent if the [#] + [0]command is not performed before the 2 minutes expires.
  • If E4 or E8 appears, more zones than the expansion units can handle have been programmed. The display will clear after you correct the programming

IMPORTANT: The Real-time clock must be set before the end of the installation. See procedure in the Setting the Real-Time Clock section of this manual.

Data Field Programming Guide

Input Command Explanation Video
*20 Installer Code.
Enter 4 digits between 0000 and 9999.
The Installer Code (default 4-1-1-2) is used to assign the 4-digit Master Security Code (default 1-2-3-4). The Installer Code can perform all system functions except it cannot disarm the system unless it was used to arm the system. For security purposes, the factory default installer code should be changed.
*21 Quick Arm Enable
  • 0 = no
  • 1 = yes
If enabled, users can press the [#] followed by an arming key to arm the system instead of using a security code. The security code is always needed to disarm the system.
*22 RF Jam Option
  • 0 = no RF Jam detection
  • 1 = send RF Jam report
If enabled, a report is sent if the system detects an RF jamming signal.

UL Note: Must be 1 if Wireless sensors are used.
*23 Quick (Forced) Bypass
  • 0 = no quick bypass
  • 1 = allow quick bypass (code + [6] + [#] )

Zones bypassed by this function will be displayed after the bypass is initiated.

*24 RF House ID Code
  • 00 = disable all wireless keypad use
  • 01–31 = using 5827, 5827BD or
  • 5804BD keypad

The House ID identifies receivers and wireless keypads. If a 5827 or 5827BD Wireless Keypad or 5804BD Transmitter is being used, a House ID code must be entered and the keypad set to the same House ID. You can assign RF house ID for each partition.
*26 Chime By Zone / KP Sound Enables Entry 1
  • 0 = no “entry 1” keypad trouble sounds, AND no chime by zone (keypad chimes on fault of any entry/exit or perimeter zone when chime mode is on)
  • 1 = Chime by Zone enabled
  • 2 = Communication Device (LRR) trouble sounding enabled (for communication devices such as 7845GSM, 7845i-GSM, GSMV)
  • 4 = System Low Battery sounding enabled
  • 7 = select all entry 1 options
Entry 2
  • 0 = no “entry 2” keypad trouble sounds
  • 1 = RF Supervision sounding enabled
  • 2 = RF Low Battery sounding enabled
  • 4 = RF Jam sounding enabled
  • 7 = select all entry 2 options

Chime by Zone

If Chime by Zone is enabled (entry 1 – option 1), you can define the specific zones intended to chime when faulted while the system is in Chime mode. List chime zones on zone list 3 using *81 Menu mode.

Keypad (KP) Trouble Sounding

Keypad trouble sounding can be enabled/disabled for the conditions listed for each entry.

For each entry, enter the sum of the desired options. Example Entry 1: for Chime by Zone and System Low Battery sounding, enter 5. To enable all options, enter 7.

*27 Powerline Carrier Device (X–10) House Code
  • 0 = A
  • 1 = B
  • 2 = C
  • 3 = D
  • 4 = E
  • 5 = F
  • 6 = G
  • 7 = H
  • 8 = I
  • 9 = J
  • #10 = K
  • #11 = L
  • #12 = M
  • #13 = N
  • #14 = O
  • #15 = P
Powerline Carrier devices require a House ID, identified in this field.

Program Powerline Carrier devices in interactive modes *79, *80 and *81.

UL Note: UL: not for fire or UL installations
*28
  • Access Code For Phone Module
  • 00 = disable
  • 1st digit: enter 1–9
  • 2nd digit: enter # + 11 for "∗", or # + 12 for "#".

[00] partion 1 only

You must assign a 2-digit access code for the 4286 Phone Module, if used. Example: If desired access code is 7∗, then 7 is the first entry, and [#] + 11 (for ∗) is the second entry.

NOTE: A 0 in either digit disables the phone module.

UL Note: UL: must be 00 for UL Commercial Burglary installations.

*29 Enable IP/GSM? – Communication Device Menu Mode (pass-through programming)

This is a Menu Mode command, not a data field, for programming IP/GSM communication device options. See *29 Menu Mode section later in this document.

*31 Single Alarm Sounding Per Zone
  • 0 = unlimited sounding
  • 1 = one alarm sounding per zone

V20PSIA/V15PSIA. If “0” selected, “alarm sounding per zone” will be the same as the “number of reports in armed period” set in field *93 (1 if one report, 2 if 2 reports, unlimited for zones in zone list 7).

▢ [0]

If enabled, limits alarm sounding on the bell output to once per zone per armed period.

*32 Fire Alarm Sounder Timeout
  • 0 = sound stops at timeout selected in field *33
  • 1 = no timeout; sounds until manually turned off

▢[0]

This control complies with NFPA requirements for temporal pulse sounding of fire notification appliances. Temporal pulse sounding for a fire alarm consists of the following: 3 pulses – pause – 3 pulses – pause – 3 pulses.

UL: must be 1 for fire installation

*33 Alarm Sounder (Bell) Timeout
  • 0 = none
  • 3 =12 min
  • 1 = 4 min
  • 4 = 16 min
  • 2 = 8 min

▢[1]

This field determines whether the external sounder will shut off after time allotted, or continue until manually turned off

  • UL: For residential fire alarm installation, must be set for a minimum of 4 min (option 1)
  • For Commercial Burglary installations, must be minimum 16 min (option 4)
*34 Exit Delay
  • 00 - 96 = 0 - 96 secs
  • 97 = 120 secs

V20PSIA/V15PSIA:

  • 45 - 96 = 45 - 96 secs
  • 97 = 120 secs
  • NOTE: Entries less than 45 will result in a 45-second delay.
The system waits the time entered before arming entry/exit zones. If the entry/exit door is left open after this time expires, an alarm will occur. Common zones use same delay as partition 1.

SIA Guidelines: minimum exit delay is 45 seconds Common zones use partition 1 delay.

*35 Entry Delay #1

00 - 96 = 0 - 96 seconds

97 = 120 secs

98 = 180 secs

99 = 240 secs

V20PSIA/V15PSIA:

30-96 = 30 - 96 secs; 97 = 120 secs;

98 = 180 secs; 99 = 240 secs

NOTE: Entries less than 30 will result

in a 30-second delay

Upon entering, the system must be disarmed before the time entered

expires, otherwise it sounds an alarm.

Common zones use same delay as part 1.

SIA Guidelines: minimum entry delay is 30 seconds

*36 Entry Delay #2

See *35 Entry Delay 1 for entries

*37 Audible Exit Warning

0 = no; 1 = yes

Warning sound consists of slow continuous beeps until the last 10

seconds, and then it changes to fast beeps. Sound ends when exit time

expires.

SIA Guidelines: must be enabled

*38 Confirmation Of Arming Ding

0 = no

1 = yes (wired keypads and RF)

2 = yes, RF only (except 5827,

5827BD)

Confirmation of arming is 1/2-sec external sounder “ding.”

If 1 selected, ding occurs when closing report is sent if open/close

reporting is enabled, or at the end of Exit Delay. If 2 selected, ding

occurs upon reception of the wireless arming command.

*39 Power Up In Previous State

0 = no, always power up disarmed;

1 = yes, power up in previous state

When the system powers up armed, an alarm will occur 1 minute after

arming if a zone is faulted. Note that if the previous state was armed

Away or Stay, the system ignores sensor changes for 1 minute, which

allows sensors such as PIRs to stabilize.

UL: must be 1

SIA Guidelines: must be 1
*40 PABX Access Code or Call

Waiting Disable

Enter up to 6 digits.

To clear entries, press

*

40

!

.

If call waiting is used, enter call waiting

disable digits “



(#+11) 70” plus “# +

13” (pause).

Call Waiting:

If the subscriber’s phone service has “call waiting” (and

is not using PABX), enter “*70” (“# + 11”) plus “# + 13” (pause) as the

PABX entry to disable “call waiting” during control panel calls. If the

subscriber does not have “call waiting” and is not using PABX, make

no entry in this field.

NOTES:

1. The call waiting disable feature cannot be used on a PABX line.

2. Using Call Waiting Disable on a non-call waiting line will prevent

successful communication to the central station.
*41, *42 Primary Phone No.

Secondary Phone No.

Enter up to 20 digits. To clear entries, press

!

41

!

or

!

42

!

respectively

.

Enter the respective phone numbers.

*43 Partition 1 Primary Acct. No.
[FFFFFFFFFF]
*44 Part. 1 Secondary Acct. No.



*45 Partition 2 Primary Acct. No.


*46 Partition 2 Secondary Acct. No.

Enter 4 or 10 digits, as chosen in *48

Report Format. Enter digits 0–9; #+11

for B; #+12 for C; #+13 for D; #+14 for

E; #+15 for F.
Enter [



] as the fourth digit if a 3-digit account number (for 3+1 dialer

reporting format) is used. Enter 0 as the first digit of a 4-digit account

no. for 0000-0999. E.g., For Acct.

B234

, enter: #+11 + 2 + 3 + 4

To clear entries in a given field, press *43*, *44*, *45*, or *46* based

on the field being programmed

*47 Phone System Select

If Cent. Sta.

is not

on a WATS line:

0=Pulse Dial; 1=Tone Dial

If Cent. Sta.

is

on

a WATS line:

2 = Pulse Dial; 3 = Tone Dial.
Select the type of phone service for the installation.
*48 Report Format
  • 0 = 3+1, 4+1 ADEMCO L/S STANDARD.
  • 1 = 3+1, 4+1 RADIONICS STANDARD.
  • 2 = 4+2 ADEMCO L/S STAND.
  • 3 = 4+2 RADIONICS STANDARD.
  • 5 = 10-digit ADEMCO CONTACT ID REPORTING.
  • 6 = 4+2 ADEMCO EXPRESS.
  • 7 = 4-digit ADEMCO CONTACT ID REPORTING.
  • 8 = 3+1, 4+1 ADEMCO L/S EXP.
  • 9 = 3+1, 4+1 RADIONICS EXP.
Select the format for primary/secondar phone numbers
*49 Split/Dual Reporting

0 = Standard/backup reporting only (all

to primary)

1-5 = see table at right

Backup Reporting:

All reports are sent only to the primary number

unless unsuccessful after 8 attempts. If unsuccessful, the system will

make up to 8 attempts to send all reports to the secondary number. If

still unsuccessful after the 16 attempts, the system displays the

“COMM. FAILURE” message (FC for fixed-word displays).

*50 Burglary Dialer Delay

Delay Time:

0 = no delay

1 = 15 seconds

2 = 30 seconds

3 = 45 seconds

V20PSIA/V15PSIA:

Delay Time:

1 = 15 seconds

2 = 30 seconds

3 = 45 seconds

Delay Disable:

0 = use delay set in entry 1

1 = dial delay disabled for zones

listed in zone list 6 (use zone list 6

to enter those zones that require

dial delay to be disabled; these

zones ignore the setting in entry 1)

UL: Dial delay plus entry delay must not

exceed one minute; use zone list 6 to

disable dial delay from appropriate zones,

if necessary.

Provides delay of “BURGLARY ALARM” report to the central station,

which allows time for the subscriber to avoid a false alarm transmission.

This delay does not apply to zone type 24 alarms (silent burglary) or to

24-hour zone types 6, 7, and 8 (silent panic, audible alarm, auxiliary

alarm), which are always sent as soon as they occur.

UL: Delay Time must be 0

SIA Guidelines: delay must be minimum of 15 seconds

*53 SESCOA/Radionics Select

0 = Radionics (0-9, B-F)

1 = SESCOA (0-9 only reporting)

Enter 0 for all non-SESCOA formats.
*54 Dynamic Signaling Delay

0 = no delay (both signals sent)

1 = 15 secs

2 = 30 secs, etc.

Select delay from 0 to 225 secs, in 15-sec increments.

Intended for reporting via a communication device on the ECP bus

(LRR). This field lets you select the time the panel should wait for

acknowledgment from the first reporting destination (see



55) before it

attempts to send a message to the second destination. Delays can be

selected from 0 to 225 seconds, in 15-second increments. This delay is

per message. If 0 is entered in this field, the control panel will send

redundant reports to both Primary Dialer and communication device.

*55 Dynamic Signaling Priority /

AAV Path Select

0 = Primary Dialer first / AAV via phone

line

1 = Communication Device (LRR) first /

AAV via communication device

path (see AAV Path Select

paragraph at right)

This field selects the primary communication path for reporting (dialer

or communication device) of

primary phone number

events



(see



49

Split/Dual Reporting)

and

selects the communication path used for

AAV sessions (phone line or communication device path). Use



29

IP/GSM menu mode to enable the communication device being used.



Reports intended for the secondary phone number are not sent via

the communication device.

For Dynamic Signaling Priority:

Select the initial reporting destination

for messages as follows:

Primary Dialer First selected (

0

):



If acknowledged before delay expires (see



54), then message will

not be sent via LRR.



If not acknowledged before delay expires, message is sent to both

the Primary Phone No. and via LRR.

Communication Device (LRR) First selected (

1

):



If acknowledged before delay expires, then message will not be sent

to the primary dialer.



If not acknowledged before delay expires, message is sent to both

the Primary Phone No. and via LRR.

*56, *57, *58 Menu Modes. These are Menu Mode commands, not data fields, for Zone Programming, Function Key Programming, and Expert Mode Zone Programming respectively. Alarm Grid provides worksheets for the *56 and the *57 menu

System Status Report Codes (*59–*68)

Input Command Explanation Video
*59
*60
*61
*62
*63
*64
*65
*66
*67
*68
*69
*70
*71
*72
*73
*74
*75
*76
*77
*78
*79, *80, *81, *82 Menu Modes. These are Menu Mode commands, not data fields, for Output Device Mapping, Output Programming, Zone List Programming, and Alpha Programming respectively. Click on the zone numbers above to be taken to the appropriate section of this guide. Additionally, we provide a pdf version of the *79, the *80, and the *81 programming worksheets.
*84
*85
*86
*87
*88
*89
*90
*91
*92
*93
*94
*95
*96, *97 Initialize/Reset Defaults. These are commands, not data fields.
*98, *99 Exit commands. These are commands, not data fields.
*160
*161
*162
*163
*164
*165
*166
*167
*168
*169
*170
*171
*172
*174
*177
*181 50/60 Hertz AC Operation
0 = 60 Hz; 1 = 50 Hz
[0]
Select the type of AC power applied to the control (option is used for Real-Time Clock synchronization)
CONFIGURABLE ZONE TYPE OPTIONS (*182-*185)
(see Configurable Zone Type Worksheet following data field *199)
  • The system allows you to define custom zone types (VISTA-20P supports 4 [types 90-93]; VISTA-15P supports 2 [types 90, 91]) based on the options selected.
  • All configurable zone types can be programmed via the downloader. Zone types 90-91 can also be programmed from a keypad using data fields *182-*185.
  • IMPORTANT: Be careful when selecting combinations of options for configurable zone types. Contradictory options can cause unpredictable results.
Configurable Zone Type Options >
Auto Restore (entry 2): Faults on zones set for this option are cleared; restore messages sent upon restoral of faults.
Vent Zone (entry 2): Zones set for this option are ignored if faulted when arming the system, but are protected if the zone is later restored (e.g., an open window can be ignored when arming, but if the window is later closed, it will be protected; opening the window again causes an alarm.)
Bypass Disarmed (entry 4): Zones set for this option can be bypassed only while the system is disarmed.
Bypass Armed (entry 4): Zones set for this option can be bypassed when the system is armed.
Dial Delay (entry 6): Alarms on zones set for this option participate in dial delay central station reporting, if system dial delay enabled in field *50.
Fault Delay (entry 6): Faults on zones set for this option are delayed by the time set in field *87. Do not use this option if using entry/exit delay for this zone type.
Faults Display (entry 7): Selects how faults on zones set for this zone type are displayed.
Power Reset/Verification (entry 7): Selects whether the system resets power (when user enters code + OFF), and whether the system performs alarm verification (see description for zone type 16 in Zone Type Definitions section) when a fault occurs on these zones.
Use Entry Delay (entry 8): Selects whether to use the system’s entry delay times.
Use Exit Delay (entry 8): Selects whether to use the system’s exit delay time.
Interior Type (entry 8): Zones set for this option are treated same as standard zone type 4 (bypasses when armed STAY, faults displayed). Alarm Sounds (entry 9): Selects the type of alarms sound for zones set for this zone type.
Bell Timeout (entry 9): Alarm sounding on zones set for this option remain for the duration set in fields *32 / *33.
Fire Zone (entry 9): Zones set for this option respond in the same manner as if programmed for zone type 9. Do not set fire zones to respond as a “fault” in entries 1-6.
Trouble Sounds (entry 10): Selects the type of trouble sounds for zones set for this zone type (periodic beeps = once every 30 seconds; trouble beeps = rapid beeping).
Chime Enable (entry 10): Zones set for this option cause a chime when Chime mode is on.
*182
*183
*184
*185
*189
*190
*191
*192
*193
*194
*195
*196
*197
*198
*199

*56 Zone Programming Menu Mode

(press *56 while in Program mode) Use the provided *56 Zone Programming Worksheet.

Zones and Partitions Each protection zone needs to be programmed with various attributes using *56 Zone Programming mode or *58 Expert Programming Mode. Using this mode, enter the zone number to be programmed and make appropriate entries at the prompts. Finally, Confirm the serial number of wireless transmitter zones. The VISTA-20P system can control two independent areas of protection (known as partitions) for use by independent users, if desired, by simply assigning zones to one or the other partition during zone programming. The VISTA-20P, by default, automatically distributes users between the two partitions. The master user can change the user number distributions. Zones can also be assigned to a common partition, which is an area shared by users of both partitions (such as a lobby in a building). This allows either partition to arm, while leaving the common partition disarmed for access into the other partition. The following describes the functioning of the VISTA-20P common partition:

  • The common zone sounds and reports alarms only when both partitions are armed. If only one partition is armed, the system ignores faults on the common zone.
  • Either partition may arm its system if the common zone is faulted, but once armed, the other partition will not be able to arm unless the common zone is first bypassed or the fault is corrected.
  • Faults on the common zone are displayed on common zone keypads, and will also appear on another partition’s keypad when that partition is armed.
  • Either partition can clear and restore the common zone after an alarm.

*56 Menu Mode

Wireless Key Predefined Default Templates

Templates Loop Function Zone Type
Template 1
1
2
3
4

No response
Disarm
Arm Away
No Response

23
22
21
23
Template 2
1
2
3
4

No Response
Disarm
Arm Away
Arm Stay

23
22
21
20
Template 3
1
2
3
4

24-hour audible
Disarm
Arm Away
Arm Stay

7
22
21
20
Template 4
1
2
3
4

No Response
No Response
Arm Away
Disarm

23
23
21
22
Template 5
1
2
3
4

No Response
Arm Stay
Arm Away
Disarm

23
20
21
22
Template 6
1
2
3
4

24-hour audible
Arm Stay
Arm Away
Disarm

7
20
21
22
Prompt Valid Entries Explanation Video

Alpha Descriptor Vocabulary List (For Entering Zone Descriptors)

Descriptor Number Word
A
000 (Word Space)
  • 001
AIR
  • 002
ALARM *
004 ALLEY
005 AMBUSH
  • 006
AREA
  • 007
APARTMENT
  • 009
ATTIC *
010 AUDIO
B
  • 012
BABY *
  • 013
BACK *
  • 014
BAR
  • 016
BASEMENT *
  • 017
BATHROOM *
  • 018
BED
  • 019
BEDROOM *
020 BELL
  • 021
BLOWER
  • 022
BOILER
023 BOTTOM
025 BREAK
  • 026
BUILDING
C
028 CABINET
  • 029
CALL
030 CAMERA
031 CAR
033 CASH
034 CCTV
035 CEILING
036 CELLAR
  • 037
CENTRAL
038 CIRCUIT
  • 040
CLOSED *
  • 046
COMPUTER
047 CONTACT
D
  • 048
DAUGHTERS
049 DELAYED
  • 050
DEN *
051 DESK
  • 052
DETECTOR *
  • 053
DINING *
054 DISCRIMINATOR
055 DISPLAY
  • 057
DOOR *
  • 059
DOWN
  • 060
DOWNSTAIRS
061 DRAWER
  • 062
DRIVEWAY
  • 064
DUCT
E
  • 065
EAST
066 ELECTRIC
067 EMERGENCY *
068 ENTRY
  • 069
EQUIPMENT
  • 071
EXIT *
072 EXTERIOR
F
  • 073
FACTORY
075 FAMILY
  • 076
FATHERS
  • 077
FENCE
  • 079
FIRE *
  • 080
FLOOR *
081 FLOW
082 FOIL
  • 083
FOYER
084 FREEZER
  • 085
FRONT *
G
  • 089
GARAGE *
  • 090
GAS
091 GATE
  • 092
GLASS
093 GUEST
094 GUN
H
  • 095
HALL *
  • 096
HEAT
098 HOLDUP
099 HOUSE *
100 INFRARED
  • 101
INSIDE *
102 INTERIOR
103 INTRUSION
J
104 JEWELRY
K
  • 105
KITCHEN *
L
  • 106
LAUNDRY *
  • 107
LEFT
108 LEVEL
  • 109
LIBRARY *
  • 110
LIGHT
111 LINE
  • 113
LIVING *
  • 114
LOADING
115 LOCK
116 LOOP
117 LOW
  • 118
LOWER
M
  • 119
MACHINE
121 MAIDS
122 MAIN *
  • 123
MASTER *
  • 125
MEDICAL *
126 MEDICINE
128 MONEY
129 MONITOR
  • 130
MOTHERS
  • 131
MOTION *
132 MOTOR
N
  • 134
NORTH
135 NURSERY
O
  • 136
OFFICE *
  • 138
OPEN *
139 OPENING
  • 140
OUTSIDE
142 OVERHEAD
P
143 PAINTING
  • 144
PANIC *
145 PASSIVE
  • 146
PATIO *
147 PERIMETER
  • 148
PHONE
150 POINT
151 POLICE *
152 POOL *
  • 153
POWER
R
155 RADIO
  • 156
REAR
157 RECREATION
159 REFRIGERATION
160 RF
  • 161
RIGHT
  • 162
ROOM *
163 ROOF
S
164 SAFE
165 SCREEN
166 SENSOR
  • 167
SERVICE
  • 168
SHED *
169 SHOCK
  • 170
SHOP *
171 SHORT
  • 173
SIDE *
174 SKYLIGHT
175 SLIDING *
  • 176
SMOKE *
  • 178
SONS
  • 179
SOUTH
180 SPRINKLER
  • 182
STATION
184 STORE
  • 185
STORAGE *
186 STORY
190 SUPERVISED *
191 SUPERVISION
192 SWIMMING
193 SWITCH
T
194 TAMPER
196 TELCO
197 TELEPHONE
  • 199
TEMPERATURE
200 THERMOSTAT
  • 201
TOOL
202 TRANSMITTER
U
  • 205
UP
  • 206
UPPER
  • 207
UPSTAIRS *
  • 208
UTILITY *
V
209 VALVE
210 VAULT
212 VOLTAGE
W
213 WALL
214 WAREHOUSE
  • 216
WEST
  • 217
WINDOW *
  • 219
WING
220 WIRELESS
X
222 XMITTER
Y
223 YARD
Z
224 ZONE (No.)
  • 225
ZONE *
  • 226
0
  • 227
1
  • 228
1ST *
  • 229
2
  • 230
2ND *
  • 231
3
  • 232
3RD *
  • 233
4
  • 234
4TH
  • 235
5
  • 236
5TH
  • 237
6
  • 238
6TH
  • 239
7
  • 240
7TH
  • 241
8
  • 242
8TH
  • 243
9
  • 244
9TH
245 Custom Word #1
246 Custom Word #2
247 Custom Word #3
248 Custom Word #4
249 Custom Word #5
250 Custom Word #6
251 Custom Word #7
252 Custom Word #8
253 Custom Word #9
254 Custom Word #10

*Note: Bulleted (•) words in boldface type are those that are also available for use by the 4286 Phone Module. If using a Phone module, and words other than these are selected for Alpha descriptors, the module will not provide annunciation of those words.
Italicized words followed by an asterisk indicates those words supported by the 6160V/6150V Voice Keypads.

CHARACTER (ASCII) CHART (For Adding Custom Words)
32 (space)
33 !
34 "
35 #
36 $
37 %
38 &
39 '
40 (
41 )
42 *
43 +
44 ,
45
46 .
47 /
48 0
49 1
50 2
51 3
52 4
53 5
54 6
55 7
56 8
57 9
58 :
59 ;
60 <
61 =
62 >
63 ?
64 @
65 A
66 B
67 C
68 D
69 E
70 F
71 G
72 H
73 I
74 J
75 K
76 L
77 M
78 N
79 O
80 P
81 Q
82 R
83 S
84 T
85 U
86 V
87 W
88 X
89 Y
90 Z

UL NOTICES
  1. Entry Delay No. 1 and No. 2 (fields ∗35, ∗36) cannot be greater than 30 seconds for UL Residential Burglar Alarm installations, and entry delay plus dial delay should not exceed 1 minute. For UL Commercial Burglar Alarm installations, total entry delay may not exceed 45 seconds.
  2. For UL Commercial Burglar Alarm and UL Residential Burglar Alarm installations with line security, total exit delay time must not exceed 60 seconds.
  3. The maximum number of reports per armed period (field ∗93) must be set to “0” (unlimited) for UL installations.
  4. Periodic testing (see scheduling mode) must be at least every 24 hours.
  5. Alarm Sounder plus Auxiliary Power currents must not exceed 600mA total for UL installations (Aux power 500mA max.).
  6. All partitions must be owned and managed by the same person(s).
  7. All partitions must be part of one building at one street address.
  8. If used, the audible alarm device(s) must be placed where it/they can be heard by all partitions.
  9. For UL commercial burglar alarm installations the control unit must be protected from unauthorized access. The tamper switchinstalled to protect the control unit enclosure door is suitable for this purpose.
  10. Remote downloading without an alarm company technician on-site (unattended downloading) is not permissible for UL installations.
  11. Auto-disarming is not a UL Listed feature.
  12. As SIA limits for delay of alarm reporting and sounding can exceed UL limits for commercial and residential applications, the following UL requirements per UL681 are provided: The maximum time that a control unit shall be programmed to delay the transmission of a signal to a remote monitoring location, or to delay the energizing of a local alarm sounding device to permit the alarm system user to enter and disarm the system, or to arm the system and exit shall not exceed:
    1. 60 seconds for a system with standard line security or encrypted line security,
    2. 120 seconds for a system without standard line security or encrypted line security, or
    3. 120 seconds for a system that does not transmit an alarm signal to a remote monitoring location.
  13. This control is not intended for bank safe and vault applications.

SIA Quick Reference Guide
  1. *31 Single Alarm Sounding per Zone: If “0” selected, “alarm sounding per zone” will be the same as the “number of reports in armed period” set in field ∗93 (1 if one report, 2 if 2 reports, unlimited for zones in zone list 7).
  2. *34 Exit Delay. Minimum exit delay is 45 seconds.
  3. *35/*36 Entry Delay 1 and 2. Minimum entry delay is 30 seconds.
  4. *37 Audible Exit Warning: Feature always enabled; field does not exist.
  5. *39 Power Up in Previous State: Must be “1,” power up in previous state.
  6. *40 PABX Access Code or Call Waiting Disable: If call waiting is used, call waiting disable option in field *91 must be set.
  7. *50 Burglary Dial Delay: Delay must be minimum of 30 seconds.
  8. *59 Exit Error Alarm Report Code: Always enabled. 9 ∗68 Cancel Report Code: Default is “code enabled.”
  9. *68 Cancel Report Code: Default is "code enabled."
  10. *69 Recent Closing Report Code: Always enabled.
  11. *91 Option Selection: Exit Delay option should be enabled. If call waiting is used, Call Waiting Disable must be set to “1” (enabled).
  12. *93 No. reports in Armed Period: Must be set for 1 or 2 report pairs.
  13. Cross zone timer programming is set in field ∗85; cross zone pairs are assigned in zone list 4 using ∗81 Zone List mode.
  14. Duress code is assigned by using the “add a user code” procedure found in the User Guide. Enable Duress code reporting by programming zone 92 using ∗56 Zone Programming mode.
  15. Fire alarm verification is a built-in system feature when a zone is programmed for zone type 16.

ULC S304 REQUIREMENTS (for VISTA-15PCN and VISTA-20PCN)

Refer to the following notes for systems intended for Low Risk Level (low extent of protection) and Medium Risk Level (medium extent of protection) installations.

Low Risk Level

If the panel is used for Low Risk Level installations, the system msut include the following:

  • Subscriber control unit may use one telephone number, but it msut be programmed that
    1. it transmits over the single channel to the receiver once every 24 hour;
    2. it detects a loss of communication and initiates the local trouble signal within 180 seconds;
    3. in event of failure in the communication channel, all alarm and trouble signals must be annunciated locally.
  • Protection circuit conductors shall form one fully supervised circuit so arranged that an alarm signal will be initiated at the central station from teh effect of loss data, an open circuit or other change in normal status.
  • Trouble response time must be in compliance with CAN/ULC-S301, Central and Monitoring Station Burglar Alarm Systems

Medium Risk Level

If the panel is used for Medium Risk Level installations, the system must include the following:

  • Subscriber control unit may use at least two communication levels, one being the telephone number and the other being a radio frequency communication channel - the GSM communicator may be used. The Subscriber control unit must be programmed that
    1. it transmits over the both channels to the receiver once every 24 hours;
    2. failure of communication of either channel is reported to the Central Station on the other channel within 240 sec;
    3. the first attempt to send a status change signal shall utilize the Telephone line. Where it is known to have failed, transmission attempts over the alternate communication channel shall occur.
  • Protection circuit conductors shall form double fully supervised circuits so arranged that an alarm signal will be initiated at the central station from the effect of loss data, an open circuit or other change in normal status.
  • Trouble response time must be in compliance with CAM/ULC-S301, Central and Monitoring Station Burglar Alarm Systems

Perimeter, Space, Safe, and Vaults Protection

Protection for perimeter, space, safe, and vaults need to be provided during the installation.

  • For the Low Risk Security Level - Accessible openings should be contacted whether fixed or moveable;
  • For the Medium Risk Security Level - All moveable and fixed accessible openings should be contacted.

5800 Series Transmitter Input Loop Identification

All of the transmitters illustrated have one or more unique factory assigned input (loop) ID numbers. Each of the inputs requires its own programming zone (e.g., a 5804's four inputs require four programming zones). For information on any transmitter not shown, refer to the instructions accompanying that transmitter for details regarding loop numbers, etc.

UL NOTE: The following transmitters are not intended for use in UL installations:

  • 5802MN
  • 5802MN2
  • 5804
  • 5804BD
  • 5814
  • 5816TEMP
  • 5819
  • 5819WHS & BRS
  • 5850.

The 5827BD and 5800TM can be used in UL Listed Residential Burglar installations.


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Hi DIYers! We're still revisiting ISC West 2019. This video continues from the previous one. Frank from Alarm Grid and Jeremy from Qolsys continue to discuss how the IQ Panel 2 Plus has shifted from a strictly residential panel to a dual-purpose residential and commercial powerhouse.

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The IQ Panel 2 was originally designed residential users in mind. The system continued that trend with its robust automation platform and user-friendly features like facial recognition and two-way video streaming. But Qolsys has been working to make their IQ Panel 2 Plus System a strong option for commercial users as well. This has been made possible by adding support for extended range PowerG Sensors and obtaining various commercial permits.

But while Qolsys has improved its commercial offerings, the company has also managed to retain its already strong residential platform. The result is a robust and capable system that provides users with the best of both worlds. Not only do business owners get a reliable system that meets all of their requirements, they also get to enjoy the advanced add-ons that would normally only be available for a top-of-the-line residential panel.

Today, anyone looking for an alarm system with the best of commercial and residential features all-in-one has the ideal solution in the IQ Panel 2 Plus. Watch the following video to learn more:


Stay tuned for more ISC West 2019 recaps coming soon!

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Hi DIYers! Our content and video teams have planes to catch, but first we managed to produce the first video from ISC West 2019. Our very own Frank Longo speaks with Jeremy McLerran, the Director of Marketing for Qolsys to discuss the company's recent transition into commercial markets.

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When Qolsys released their IQ Panel 2 System, it was designed primarily for residential use. Then in 2018, the company began offering the IQ Panel 2 Plus. This is essentially an upgraded version of the original IQ Panel 2 with the ability to support PowerG Sensors. With the exceptional wireless range of PowerG Sensors, Qolsys saw the opportunity to begin marketing their IQ Panel 2 Plus for commercial markets. They obtained the necessary certifications and now present the IQ Panel 2 Plus as the ideal solution for both residential and commercial applications.

Jeremy provided us with a phenomenal interview, and we found everyone at Qolsys to be extremely helpful and inviting. We highly encourage you to watch the following video to learn more about Qolsys and their commercial platform:


Keep checking our blog next week for more content from ISC West 2019. We look forward to sharing more in-depth interviews and videos!

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Hi DIYers! Unfortunately, our content team has an early morning flight out of Las Vegas. As a result, we will not be able to attend the third and final day of the convention. And as such, it is unlikely that any new ISC West 2019 blog posts will be published today or this upcoming weekend.

But don't worry! There is still a bunch of new ISC West content on the way. Our video team has been hard at work going through footage and creating informative videos covering the conference. There will be several new videos coming, along with blog posts outlining these videos. Expect interviews, detailed discussions and more.

Thank you for keeping up with our posts throughout ISC West 2019. We will deliver more content next week.

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The Alarm Grid content team had the opportunity to visit the Assa Abloy booth at ISC West 2019. Assa Abloy owns both August and Yale, and we were able to check out some of the latest models. These residential smart locks would certainly make for great additions to almost any home.


Smart locks offer tremendous convenience, as you can operate them through simple keypad rather than having to use a manual key. They can also be controlled remotely using platforms like Apple HomeKit, Total Connect 2.0 and Alarm.com. This is made possible using wireless protocols like WIFI and Z-Wave. You are certainly missing out if you haven't added a smart lock to your home yet!

Assa Abloy confirmed that all their locks that use Z-Wave technology will be certified Z-Wave Plus. This makes them perfect for controlling through the interactive service platform that you use with your security system. Meanwhile, their WIFI models will be compatible with the Apple HomeKit platform. This is great news for iOS users, as they will surely enjoy the convenience of being able to control their lock from anywhere using their phone!

Assa Abloy had many locks on display. We're just going to focus on the ones that we feel would make a great addition to any smart home. A major highlight was the Yale YRD256 Assure Lock, which is available in both Z-Wave and HomeKit variants. The lock allows users to create up to 250 unique four to eight digit codes, and it also features auto re-lock, privacy mode and tamper alarms. It has a voice-guided setup menu, making it very easy to perform a DIY installation. The device comes in three finish options, which include Polished Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Satin Nickel.


Other notable locks included the Yale B1L YRD110 Lock with Z-Wave, the Yale Assure Lever Touchscreen Lock and the August Smart Lock Pro. The Smart Lock Pro is particularly interesting, as it utilizes both Z-Wave and WIFI (requires Yale Connect WIFI Bridge) for remote access. The device can interface with many smart assistants, including Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Integrations with AirBnB, HomeAway and Nest are also available. Easy installation is made possible with help from the August Home App. The lock is available in silver and dark grey finishes. Note that the model on the top in the third picture below is the Smart Lock Pro version.

Assa Abloy also used ISC West as an opportunity to unveil their upcoming August View Video Doorbell. It offers 1440p resolution and captures clips in a 4:3 ratio. The live feed and recorded clips can both be conveniently viewed from the August Home App. You can also zoom in when watching the video to really focus on a particular section of the footage. The device also uses IR technology for night vision, and it supports two-way voice conversation through the August Home App.


Many great August and Yale Locks are already available for purchase from Alarm Grid, including some mentioned in this post. Our offerings include:


We gotta say it was a great ISC West 2019 for Assa Abloy. We're really excited about their August and Yale Locks, and we hope you are too! Remember to stick to our blog for the latest updates from ISC West 2019.

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Another part of the Resideo booth at ISC West 2019 that we missed yesterday featured the new and upcoming LTE communicators for Resideo Alarm Panels. These cellular communicators will provide fast and reliable communication and allow users to control their systems through Total Connect 2.0.


As you may know, the 3G sunset is quickly approaching. If you want to keep your alarm system connected to the network into the distant future, you will need an LTE communicator. Cellular service providers like AT&T and Verizon have stated that they plan to support their LTE networks for many years to come. Getting an LTE communicator represents possibly the most important upgrade you can make for your security panel.

The Resideo Alarm Communicators will connect compatible systems with the company's AlarmNet Servers. This allows the end user to access and control their system through Total Connect 2.0. This is an excellent platform that allows users to arm and disarm their system, check current system status and control Z-Wave smart home devices.

Resideo showcased many AlarmNet LTE Communications. Most have a variety of different carrier options, which are AT&T, Verizon and Bell Canada. Many wireless Honeywell Panels were represented. The display featured communicators for the Lyric Controller:

The Lynx Touch L5210 and L7000:


The VISTA Systems:


And even the L3000 got some love:


If you didn't know, Alarm Grid already sells many of these communicators. The ones offered on our site include:

We are sure that Resideo users will achieve great results with these LTE communicators. Stay tuned to our blog for more content from ISC West!

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