Wired Alarm Keypads Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best Keypad for a VISTA-15P, 20P, 21iP?
If a user needs to choose a single keypad for their VISTA System, their best option is usually the Honeywell 6160RF. Find out why the 6160RF is the best keypad for a VISTA System.
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How Do Alarm Keypads Work?
Alarm Keypads are used for controlling an alarm system. Depending on the type of panel, a keypad can either be a primary or secondary access point. Learn more about alarm keypads.
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How Do I Use a Honeywell Tuxedo Touch to Add/Delete Zones?
The Tuxedo Touch has a function known as console mode that allows it to function as an alphanumeric keypad. This mode can be used to add and delete zones, much in the same manner as a regular alarm keypad for a VISTA System. Learn more about using a Tuxedo Touch to add and delete zones.
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Can Multiple 6160 Keypads be Daisy Chained Together?
It is possible to use multiple Honeywell 6160 Keypads that are daisy chained together. This will allow the user to use multiple 6160 Keypads with the same wired panel. This is great for users who want to have multiple access points for their Honeywell VISTA Panel. Learn more about the 6160 Keypad.
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Can I Disable the Sound of a Honeywell 6150 Keypad?
The 6150 has a piezo-electric sounder rather than a speaker and can't be disconnected. You can suppress some sounds via programming. Read on to learn more!
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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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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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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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How Do I Make My 6160RF Chime When a Zone is Opened?
Enabling the chime on a 6160RF keypad is a very easy process. However, the user will need to know the Master Code for the system to enable this feature. Once the chime has been enabled, the keypad will chime whenever a zone is faulted. Learn more about the chime feature on a 6160RF keypad.
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What Does an ECP Error Mean on a Honeywell Tuxedo Touch?
On a Tuxedo Touch, an ECP error is the keypad's way of letting you know it's not receiving status information from the alarm panel. This can be causes by an addressing issue, a wiring issue, or a problem with the panel or the keypad itself. Read on to find out more about this issue.
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