Can a Honeywell Home 6290W be Connected to an Alarm Panel?

Yes, a Honeywell Home 6290W can be connected to an alarm panel. In fact, this is required to use to the device. The Honeywell Home 6290W receives power and data from a Honeywell VISTA Security System. Without support from a VISTA Alarm Panel, you will not be able to use a 6290W Keypad.


The Honeywell Home 6290W is a touchscreen keypad designed exclusively for use with a Honeywell VISTA System. This keypad will provide you with touchscreen control for your VISTA System. Many users will prefer this over a traditional push-button keypad, which can be more challenging for a new user to operate. The 6290W features a beautiful 7" display, and its graphic menu icons can be easier to understand.

There are many features that come included with the Honeywell 6290W. It offers a Console Mode that allows you to program the system as though you were using an Alphanumeric Keypad. You can also set up Quick Arming for the keypad so that you do not have to enter a code when you go to arm. There is also the ability to bypass zones directly from the keypad. Voice and chime functionality is built right into the keypad.

At first glance, one might think that the Honeywell Home 6290W is a standalone alarm system. In fact, it looks somewhat like a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus System. However, it is important to understand that the 6290W is not an alarm panel. It is a keypad. The difference is that a panel represents the central hub for the security system. A keypad is just a controller for operating the system. Without a system to control, a keypad is useless.

If you want to use a Honeywell Home 6290W Keypad, then you will need to have a VISTA System to use with it. The 6290W will connect with the VISTA Panel through a 4-wire connection. This is how the keypad will get its power and data. Remember that the 6290W is an Advanced User Interface (AUI) device, and it will take up one of the four (4) AUI slots on the system. The Total Connect 2.0 Service and any Tuxedo Touch Keypads also count as AUI device. Keep this in mind when system planning.

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