Honeywell Vista-128BPT/250BPT- Quick User Guide Part 2
IMPORTANT! 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
In addition, we recommend that radio backup be used in a security system so that alarm signals can still be sent to the Centr
Station in the event that the telephone lines ar
e out of order (alarm signals are normally sent over the phone lines).
EARLY WARNING FIRE DETECTION
Early warning fire detection
is important in a home. Smoke and heat detectors have played a key role in reducing fire deaths in the United States.
With regard to the number and placement of smoke/heat detectors, we subscribe to the recommendations contained in the Nationa
Protection Association's National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72).
recommendations can be found
later in this document.
NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
RECOMMENDATIONS ON SMOKE DETECTORS
With regard to the number and placement of smoke/heat detectors
subscribe to the recommendations contained in the National Fi
Association's National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72).
Early warning fire detection
is best achieved by the installation of fire detection
in all rooms and areas of th
e household as follows: A smoke detector
installed outside of each separate sleeping area, in the immediate vicinity of the
bedrooms and on each additional story of the family living unit, including
basements and excluding crawl spaces and unfinished attic
In addition, 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.
and regularly practice a plan of escape
in the event of fire. The following steps are recommended
by the National Fire Protection Association
1. Position your detector or your interior an
d/or exterior sounders so that they can be heard by all
2. Determine two means of escape from each room. One path of escape
should lead to the door that
permits normal exit from the building. The other may be a window, s
hould your path be impassable.
Station an escape ladder at such windows if there is a long drop to the ground.
3. Sketch a floor plan of the building. Show windows, doors, stairs and rooftops that can be used to escape.
Indicate escape routes for each ro
om. Keep these routes free from obstruction and post copies of the
in every room.
4. Assure that all bedroom doors are shut while you are asleep. This will prevent deadly smoke from entering
while you escape.
5. Try th
e door. If the door is hot, check your alternate escape route. If the door is cool, open it cautiously. Be
prepared to slam the door if smoke or heat rushes in.
6. When smoke is present, crawl on the ground. Do not walk upright, since smoke rises and may overcome
you. Clearer air is near the floor.
7. Escape quickly; don't panic.
Establish a common meeting place outdoors, away from your house, where everyone can meet and then take
steps to contact the authorities and account for those missing. Choose some
one to assure that nobody
returns to the house —
many die going back.
SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY NOTICE
Your Honeywell security system is designed for use with devices manufactured or approved by Honeywell for use with your secur
Your Honeywell securi
ty system is not designed for use with any device that may be attached to your security system's keypad or other
communicating bus if Honeywell has not approved such device for use with your security system. Use of any such unauthorized d
mage or compromise the performance of your security system and affect the validity of your Honeywell limited warranty. When y
purchase devices that have been manufactured or approved by Honeywell, you acquire the assurance that these devices have been
tested to ensure optimum performance when used with your Honeywell security system.
THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS ALARM SYSTEM
While this system is an advanced design security system, it does not offer guaranteed protection against burglary or fire or other emergency. Any
alarm system, whether commercial or residential, is subject to compromise or failure to warn for a variety of reasons. For ex
• Intruders may gain access through unprotected openings or have the technical sophistication t
o bypass an alarm sensor or disconnect an
alarm warning device.
• Intrusion detectors (e.g. passive infrared detectors), smoke detectors, and many other sensing devices will not work without
operated devices will not work without batteries,
with dead batteries, or if the batteries are not put in properly. Devices powered solely by AC will
not work if their AC power supply is cut off for any reason, however briefly.
• Signals sent by wireless transmitters may be blocked or reflected by metal before they reach the alarm receiver. Even if the signal path has been
recently checked during a weekly test, blockage can occur if a metal object is moved into the path.
• A user may not be able to reach a panic or emergency button quickly enough.
smoke detectors have played a key role in reducing residential fire deaths in the United States, they may not activate or pro
warning for a variety of reasons in as many as 35% of all fires, according to data published by the Federal Emergency Ma
Some of the reasons smoke detectors used in conjunction with this System may not work are as follows. Smoke detectors may hav
improperly installed and positioned. Smoke detectors may not sense fires that start where smoke cannot reac
h the detectors, such as in
chimneys, in walls, or roofs, or on the other side of closed doors. Smoke detectors also may not sense a fire on another leve
l of a residence or
building. A second floor detector, for example, may not sense a first floor or basement fire. Moreover, smoke detectors have sensing limitations.
No smoke detector can sense every kind of fire every time. In general, detectors may not always warn about fires caused by ca
safety hazards like smoking in bed, violent explosion
s, escaping gas, improper storage of flammable materials, overloaded electrical circuits,
children playing with matches, or arson. Depending upon the nature of the fire and/or the locations of the smoke detectors, t
he detector, even if
it operates as antic
ipated, may not provide sufficient warning to allow all occupants to escape in time to prevent injury or death.
• Passive Infrared Motion Detectors can only detect intrusion within the designed ranges as diagrammed in their installation ma
rared Detectors do not provide volumetric area protection. They do create multiple beams of protection, and intrusion can onl
y be detected
in unobstructed areas covered by those beams. They cannot detect motion or intrusion that takes place behind walls, c
eilings, floors, closed
doors, glass partitions, glass doors, or windows. Mechanical tampering, masking, painting or spraying of any material on the mirrors, windows
or any part of the optical system can reduce their detection ability. Passive Infrared Det
ectors sense changes in temperature; however, as the
ambient temperature of protected area approaches the temperature range of 90° to 105°F, the detection performance can decreas
• Alarm warning devices such as sirens, bells or horns may not alert people
or wake up sleepers if they are located on the other side of closed or
partly open doors. If warning devices sound on a different level of the residence from the bedrooms, then they are less likel
y to waken or alert
people inside the bedrooms. Even person
s who are awake may not hear the warning if the alarm is muffled from a stereo, radio, air conditioner
or other appliance, or by passing traffic. Finally, alarm warning devices, however loud, may not warn hearing
-impaired people or waken deep
• Telephone lines needed to transmit alarm signals from a premises to a central monitoring station may be out of service or temp
orarily out of
service. Telephone lines are also subject to compromise by sophisticated intruders.
• Even if the system responds to
the emergency as intended, however, occupants may have insufficient time to protect themselves from the
emergency situation. In the case of a monitored alarm system, authorities may not respond appropriately.
• This equipment, like other electrical devices, is subject to component failure. Even though this equipment is designed to last as long as 10
years, the electronic components could fail at any time.
The most common cause of an alarm system not functioning when an intrusion or fire occurs is inadequat
e maintenance. This alarm system
should be tested weekly to make sure all sensors and transmitters are working properly.
Installing an alarm system may make one eligible for lower insurance rates, but an alarm system is not a substitute for insur
property owners and renters should continue to act prudently in protecting themselves and continue to insure their lives and property.
We continue to develop new and improved protection devices. Users of alarm systems owe it to themselves and their
loved ones to learn about
IN THE EVENT OF TELEPHONE OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS
In the event of telephone operational problems, disconnect the control from the phone line by removing the plug from the phon
e wall jack.
We recommend that your installer demonstrate this disconnection on installation of the system. Do not attempt to disconnect the phone
connection inside the control. Doing so will result in the loss of your phone lines. If the regular phones work correctly after the control has
been disconnected from the phone wall jack, the control has a problem and you should immediately call for service. If upon dis
the control, there is still a problem on the phone line, notify the Telephone Company that they have a problem and request prompt phone
repair service. The user may not under any circumstances attempt any service or repairs to the security system. Repairs must be made only
by authorized service (see the LIMITED WARRANTY statement for information on how to obtain service)
CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
Ringer Equivalence Number Notice:
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of
terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of
devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed five
L’indice d’équivalence de la sonnerie
(IES) assigné à chaque dispositif terminal indique le nombre maximal de terminaux qui
peuvent être raccordés à une interface. La terminaison d’une interface téléphonique peut consister en une combinaison de
quelques dispositifs, à la seule condition que la somme d’indices d’équivalence de la sonnerie de tou
s les dispositifs n’excède pas
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) PART
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the front cover of this equipment is a label that contains, among other
information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this information
must be provided to the telephone company.
This equipment uses the following jacks:
An RJ31X is used to conn
ect this equipment to the telephone network.
The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices which may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the
telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In m
ost, but not all areas, the sum of the RENs
should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to the line, as determined by the
RENs, contact the telephone company to determine the maximum REN for the calling area.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary
discontinuance of service may be required. If advance notice is not practical, the telephone company will notify the customer
soon as possible.
Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operatio
ment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make the necessary
modifications in order to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, please contact the manufacturer for rep
air and warranty information. If the trouble is
causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request you remove the equipment from the network until the
problem is resolved.
There are no user serviceable components in this product, and all necessary repairs must be made by the manufacturer. Other
repair methods may invalidate the FCC registration on this product.
This equipment cannot be used on telephone company
-provided coin service. Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state
This equipment is hearing
When programming or making test calls to an emergency number, briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for the call. Perf
such activities in the off
-peak hours; such as early morning or late evening.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (PART 15) STATEMENTS
The user shall not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless authorized by the Installation Instructions or U
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
FCC CLASS B STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested to FCC requirements and has been found acceptable for use. The FCC requires the following stat
ement for your
This equipment generates and uses radio freq
uency energy and if not installed and used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
puting device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protect
ion against such
interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a p
articular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the us
er is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measu
• If using an indoor antenna, have a quality outdoor antenna installed.
• Reorient the receiving antenna until interference is reduced or eliminated.
• Move the radio or television receiver away from the receiver/control.
• Move the antenna leads away from any wire runs to the receiver/control.
• Plug the receiver/control into a different outlet so that it and the radio or television receiver are on different branch cir
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
DUSTRY CANADA CLASS B STATEMENT
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB
-003 du Canada.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, and RSS-21
0 of IC. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undes
Cet appareil est conforme à la partie 15 des règles de la FCC & de RSS 210 des Industries Canada. Son fonctionnement est soumis aux conditions
suivantes: (1) Cet appareil ne doit pas causer d' interferences nuisibles. (2) Cet appareil doit accepter toute interference reçue y compris les
interferences causant une reception indésirable.
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TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Honeywell International Inc., acting through its Security & Fire
business (“Seller”), 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New
York 11747 warrants its products to be free from d
efects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service,
normal wear and tear excepted, for 24 months from the manufacture date code; provided, however, that in the event the
Buyer presents a proper invoice relating to the purchased product and su
ch invoice bears a date later than the manufacture
date, then Seller may at its discretion, reflect the warranty period as commencing at invoice date. Except as required by law
this Limited Warranty is only made to Buyer and may not be transferred to any third party. During the applicable warranty
period, Seller will repair or replace, at its sole option and as the exclusive remedy hereunder, free of charge, any defectiv
Seller shall have no obligation under this Limited Warranty or otherwise if
is improperly installed, applied or maintained;
installed outside of stated operating parameters, altered or improperly serviced or repaired by anyone other than
Authorized Service/Repair Center;
e is caused by outside natural occurrences, such as lightning, power surges, fire, floods, acts of nature, or
the like; or
defects result from unauthorized modification, misuse, vandalism, alterations of serial numbers, other causes
unrelated to defective materials or workmanship, or failures related to batteries of any type used in connection
with the products sold hereunder.
EXCEPTIONS TO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO HONEYWELL PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW
Hardwire Contacts and PIRs –
Seller warrants part
s for hardwire contacts and PIRs in accordance with the terms of the
above limited warranty for a period of five (5) years from the manufacture date code.
EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IM
PLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF. TO THE
FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO CASE SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY (i)
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY
WAY TO THE PRODUCT AND/OR FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, OR UPON ANY OTHER BASIS OF LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF THE LOSS OR DAMAGE IS CAU
SELLER’S OWN NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT AND EVEN IF SELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
LOSSES OR DAMAGES. Any product description (whether in writing or made orally by Seller or Seller’s agents),
specifications, samples, models, bulletin, d
rawings, diagrams, engineering sheets or similar materials used in connection
with the Buyer’s order are for the sole purpose of identifying the Seller’s products and shall not be construed as an express
warranty or condition. Any suggestions by Seller or Seller’s agents regarding use, applications, or suitability of the products
shall not be construed as an express warranty or condition unless confirmed to be such in writing by Seller. Seller does not
represent that the products it sells may not be comprom
ised or circumvented; that the products will prevent any personal
injury or property loss by burglary, robbery, fire or otherwise, or that the products will in all cases provide adequate warn
protection. Buyer understands that a properly installed an
d maintained alarm may only reduce the risk of a burglary, robbery
or fire without warning, but it is not insurance or a guarantee that such will not occur or will not cause or lead to persona
injury or property loss. CONSEQUENTLY, SELLER SHALL HAVE NO LI
ABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY
DAMAGE OR OTHER LOSS BASED ON ANY CLAIM AT ALL INCLUDING A CLAIM THE PRODUCT FAILED TO GIVE WARNING.
However, if Seller is held liable whether directly or indirectly for any loss or damage with respect to the products it sells,
regardless of cause or origin, its maximum liability shall not in any case exceed the purchase price of the product, which
shall be fixed as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, and shall be the complete and exclusive remedy against the
Seller. Should your product become defective during the warranty, please contact your installer to facilitate repair or
replacement with Seller pursuant to the terms hereof. Seller reserves the right to replace any defective product under
warranty with new,
hed, or remanufactured product.