Honeywell VISTA Series Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Telco Fault?
When a Honeywell Panel is experiencing problems with its telephone communication, a telco fault message might be displayed. The message can be displayed on any Honeywell Panel that uses POTS communication. Fortunately, there are ways to clear this error. Learn more about telco fault errors.
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How Do I Change the Master Code on a VISTA 128BPT?
The Master Code on a VISTA 128BPT System can be changed by entering in a specific series of commands. You must first provide the current Master Code. Then you must confirm that you want to change the code. Finally you must provide a new code. Learn more about changing a VISTA 128BPT Master Code.
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Can I Change the Time on My VISTA-P System w/o Using the Master Code?
You can use your Master Code or the Installer Code to change the date and time on a Honeywell VISTA P-Series System. By using one of these codes plus the [#63] command, you can change the date and time on your Honeywell VISTA. Learn more about adjusting your VISTA panel's date and time.
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What Is the Total Connect Remote Service?
The Total Connect Remote Service is what gives the Total Connect Mobile App the ability to control a Honeywell System. If this service is lost, the Total Connect App will still be on the user's phone. However, it won't actually be able to do anything. Learn more about the TC Remote Service.
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Which Security Systems Work w/ a Tuxedo Touch?
A Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad is designed to work with most Honeywell VISTA P-Series Panels. The device is used primarily as a keypad for controlling a VISTA Panel. It also provides the system with Z-Wave home automation capabilities. Learn more about the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad.
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What Is the Best DIY Business or Home Security System?
There are many great DIY security panel for businesses and homes. The best one depends upon the needs of the user. Many users find the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to be a great DIY system. However, a VISTA Panel might work better if multiple partitions are needed. Learn more about choosing a security panel.
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What Is Total Connect?
The interactive service platform used with Honeywell Control Panels is called Total Connect. This service can be accessed from any web browser or through the Total Connect mobile app. This service allows users control of both their panel and home automation devices. Learn more about Total Connect.
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How Do I Turn off (Power Down) My Home Alarm System?
Most alarm systems can be turned off by following similar steps. The process involves disconnecting the backup battery and then unplugging the transformer from the wall. The shut down can be confirmed by checking the panel's touchscreen or keypad. Learn more about shutting down your alarm system.
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How Do I Turn Off My Honeywell Alarm System's Chime?
Turning of the chime on a Honeywell Alarm System is very easy. However, the process will vary slightly depending upon what type of Honeywell Panel is being used. Hardwired Vista Panels follow a different process than wireless Honeywell Systems. Learn more about the chime on a Honeywell system.
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What is the Best Door/Window Sensor for the VISTA-P Security System?
There are many excellent door and window sensors that work well with a VISTA P-Series security system. Hardwired contacts can be used with no additional add-ons. A wireless contact will require a wireless receiver to be added. Learn more about door and window contacts for a VISTA system.
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