Wired Alarm Control Panels Frequently Asked Questions

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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How Do I Enable Total Connect 2.0 on My Vista-Turbo Panel?
TC2 is enabled on Vista-Turbo panels in device programming. The communicator talks to the panel as 3 different device types, and each must be enabled. Read on!
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What Is the Valid Address for a 4219?
The address required for a 4219 8-zone hardwired expander depends which panel it will be used with. Keep reading to learn valid addresses for the 4219.
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How Do I Wire a 6162RF to a VISTA?
The 6162RF has 4 wires, two for power, and two for data. It connects to the keypad bus of the Vista panel. Learn to wire the 6162RF to a Vista panel.
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How do I set up GeoFence arming reminders on an iOS device in TC2.0?
GeoFence arming reminders alert when an associated device leaves the designated area, and the system is not armed. Learn to create a GeoFence arming reminder.
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Is It Possible to Program a 21iP w/ a Tuxedo Touch?
It is possible to program a VISTA-21iP panel with a Tuxedo Touch, but there are keypads better suited for programming. One such keypad is the 6160 keypad.
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What is an 803 Signal on a VISTA Panel?
When an AlarmNet device on a Vista panel indicates a trouble condition for itself, it uses zone 803, to prevent confusion with a protection zone. Read on!
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What is the "Abort Window Dialer Delay" on a 2GIG Security System?
The Abort Window Dial Delay can be applied to burglary zones, and gives a user the chance to disarm prior to an alarm report being sent. Read on to learn more.
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What Field is Device Programming on a VISTA-21iP?
There is no single device programming field on the 21iP. Device programming refers to any device connected to the keypad bus. Learn about device programming.
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What's the wire length limit on a Honeywell VISTA's polling loop?
There are strict limits on polling loop distance, based on current drawn, and wire gauge used. Learn the rules and limits for wiring the polling loop.
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