4-Wire Smoke Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Total Connect 2.0 Showing the Incorrect Life-Safety Alarm for My VISTA-128BPT?
Any VISTA-128BPT running FW Version 11.4 or lower with 2*22 enabled will display the wrong alarm type when a fire alarm is initiated on Partitions 2 - 8. Learn about this issue.
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Which Smoke Detectors Work w/ a Honeywell VISTA-15P?
A VISTA-15P can support 2-wire and 4-wire smoke detectors. Wireless Honeywell 5800 Smokes can be used if a wireless receiver is added. Find out which smokes a 15P can support.
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Smoke Detector vs. Heat Detector
A smoke detector responds to the presence of smoke. A heat detector responds to unusually high temperatures. Both indicate that there is a fire. Learn about fire-safety products.
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How Do I Know Whether to Use 2-Wire or 4-Wire Smoke Detectors?
The typical DIY user will want to use 2-wire smokes since they are easier to install. But 4-wire smokes offer greater flexibility in choosing a zone. Learn about smoke detectors.
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How Do I Reset the Fire Alarm on My Security System?
In most cases, disarming the system twice will reset the fire alarm and clear the display. The smoke detector must be free of smoke when doing this. Learn to reset the fire alarm.
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