Wired Alarm Control Panels 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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How Do I Turn On the Backlight on a Honeywell 6150 Keypad?
The Honeywell 6150 fixed English keypad's backlight is always on. A user can activate it by pressing any key on the keypad. Learn about Honeywell's backlights.
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Does the Honeywell VISTA 20P Send Emails and Texts?
Yes the Honeywell VISTA 20P is able to send text and email notifications with Total Connect 2.0 service. Learn setup these notifications on your system.
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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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Should I Use Resistors on my VISTA 21iP?
When using hardwired zones, it is more secure and tamper proof to use End of Line Resistors to supervise zone wiring. Find out the pros and cons here.
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What Size Resistors Work on a Honeywell 4219 Zone Expander?
The only resistors that can be used with a Honeywell 4219 Zone Expander is a 2K-ohm rated resistor. Learn why the resistor is used and how to install them.
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Will the VISTAs Work with the 4G Networks?
VISTA alarm systems can work with 4G cellular networks. There are five 4G cellular communicators available for the systems. Learn which one is right for you.
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