Wired Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zone-Doubling on a Honeywell VISTA System?
Zone-doubling is a method of using different value resistors on zones 2 - 8 to allow 7 hardwired zone inputs to behave like 14 separate zones. This is particularly helpful if you need more than 8 hardwired zones, but fewer than 16. Zone 2, doubled, becomes 2 and 10, zone 3 becomes 3 and 11, and so on.
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Why Isn't My Wired Door Sensor Working?
A wired door sensor may not be showing the correct status due to programming or wiring issues. Read on to find out how to troubleshoot wired door sensors.
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How Do I Wire an IS3035 Motion to My Security System?
The Honeywell IS3035 is connected to a security system via an 18 to 22 gauge wire. The wire runs from the panel into the motion detector's terminal block.
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How Do I Reset the Polling Loop Smoke Detector on a VISTA 128BPT?
The 5193SD and 5193SDT smoke detectors do not contain sounders. Because of this, a reset is not required after a fire alarm occurs on the Vista 128BPT.
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What is the Difference Between a Master Code and a Normal User Code?
A master code has the ability to add, edit, and delete other user codes. It can never deleted, only edited. A user code can only arm, disarm, and bypass.
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How Do I Enter Walk Test Mode on a Vista Panel?
You can enter walk test mode on the Vista-15P, 20P, 21iP panels by keying in Installer Code + [5] + [0]. The panel must be "Ready" to access test mode.
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How do you power cycle a Honeywell VISTA?
Disconnect the positive leg of the battery. Find the plug-in transformer, unscrew it from the center of the outlet then unplug the transformer. Learn how to power cycle a Vista.
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Can a GSMV4G Radio be Used Without Monitoring?
It is possible to self-monitor using only a GSMV4G cellular communicator. Many users prefer to use cellular communication because of its strong reliability.
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Will My Monitoring Company Change My Installer Code?
It is possible an alarm company will change the installer code for the security system. Some companies do this as a way of limiting what the user can do.
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Which Chipset on a VISTA Works with Total Connect & a GSMV4G?
Vista-15P and Vista-20P version 9.12 or later, Vista-21iP version 3.13 or later, and Vista-128BPT and 250BPT all versions support Total Connect 2. Read on!
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