DIY Wired Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

What Software Lets Me Make Changes on My VISTA 20P?
Users can make changes on a VISTA using Total Connect 2.0, or by hand programming it. A monitored alarm company who's a Honeywell dealer uses Compass. Read on.
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How Do I Connect a 4193SN to a VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT or VISTA-50?
The 4193SN connects to the Vista-128BPT, 250BPT, or 50 through the polling loop on terminals 24 (Positive) and 25 (Negative). Learn how to wire the 4193SN.
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How Do I Add a 4193SN to My VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT or VISTA-50?
The 4193SN is an expansion device which allows users to add conventional devices to the polling loop by programming its serial number into the zone(s). Read on.
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How Do I Program a 4193SN to a VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT, or VISTA-50?
The Vista-128BPT and similar panels use a polling loop for wired expansion. In zone programming, use input type to identify zones. Learn to program a 4193SN.
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Is the Tuxedo Touch Keypad Compatible w/ 5800RF Sensors?
The Tuxedo Touch keypad is not compatible with any 5800 wireless sensors. Learn which device you'll need to install to interface your 5800 wireless devices.
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Can I Use a Cellular Communicator on a VISTA 21iP?
You can use a cellular communicator on the Vista-21IP. The cellular communicator connects directly to the board. Learn about the 21ip Cellular Communicator.
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What Interactive service Works w/ Honeywell Systems?
Alarm users now are more sophisticated, and want the ability to see and control their system remotely. See which services work with Honeywell Systems.
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How Many Wireless Zones Does a VISTA 10P Support?
The Honeywell Vista-10P control panel supports a total of 24 wireless zones. Find out what’s needed to add wireless devices to a Vista-10P control panel.
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Which Keypads Work with a VISTA 21iP?
The VISTA alarm systems are compatible with multiple different wired and wireless keypads. Learn about the keypads we offer that are compatible with the system.
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What Sensors Work on a VISTA-20P?
The Honeywell VISTA-20P is a wired alarm control panel but is also compatible with Honeywell 5800 series wireless devices. Learn compatibility details here.
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