Wired Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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 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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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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