Can I add Disarm-Only keyswitch inputs to Vista Panels?

Often, especially when attempting to integrate access control with a Vista-15P or Vista-20P series panel, it's desirable to connect a momentary relay output from the access control system, to a keyswitch input on the Vista panel, so that upon a valid access grant, in addition to unlocking a door, the Vista panel is also disarmed. The problem is, most access control systems lack the ability to program this momentary output to only activate upon the first card swipe, which means that subsequent access grants, will continue to short the keyswitch zone, causing the panel to attempt to arm/disarm every time a card is swiped. To get around this, you can do the following:

For this example, we are using the 4204 relay module, and since it is the only relay module on our system, we're using address 12, wiring to Relay 1. This assumes you've already programmed the keyswitch zone properly and that *79 has been programmed to recognize the 4204 at address 12. Programming will reflect this.

In *79 enter Output Number 01*

Output Type = 1 -Relay *

Module Address = 12*

Relay Position = 1*

At Enter Output Number, press 00 to exit *79 programming

Enter *80

Enter Output Function Number = 01 *

You'll see a summary screen, press *.

01 Activated By? = 2 - zone type *

01 Zone Type = 21 Arming Away *

01 Partition = Partition Number the Keyswitch Zone is assigned to *

01 Action = 2 - Stay Closed *

01 Output Number = 01 *

You'll see another summary screen, press *

Enter Output Function Number = 02 *

You'll see a summary screen, press *.

02 Activated by? = 2 - zone type *

02 Zone type = 22 - Disarming *

02 Partition = Partition Number the Keyswitch Zone is assigned to *

02 Action = 0 - Off *

02 Output Number = 01 *

You'll see another summary screen, press *, then at Enter Output Function Number, enter 00 to exit *80 programming.

Press *99 to Exit Programming

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Thanks, We ended up having to call Resideo and they gave us instructions on how to set up separate arm and disarm inputs. Another guy did it but something about creating extra, separate partitions for arm and disarm..
Hey Ryan, The 128FBP has a completely different configuration for Multiple partitions setup when trying to do a key switch for Partition 2. Unfortunately we are unable to support Fire panels, but you should be able to find additional documentation about setting up Key switches by reaching out to Resideo, the manufacturer for additional support.
I've tried 2 different 128FBPs and neither of them respond to those pins being closed.
Is it wired to zone 7 (terminal 25 and 26)
I know this is really old, and I have used this on a Vista 20P. But I'm trying to use it on a Vista 128FBP and can't get the keyswitch to work on the panel at all. Using Compass, set Keyswitch Mode to partition 2 and checked open/close reports for keyswitch. That should be all I need to do to enable the keyswitch right?
Hey, Thanks for the follow up.
I know by now you've figure out what you were looking for but yes you can, you can set a zone/point to disarm only and use the dry contacts on your access control panel to close the circuit
At this point no. Assuming the key switch input on the DSC panel is normally open, the wiring should be the same. I'm just not sure what their output module is, or how it's programmed. I will post about this when I get clarification.
Hi, any idea how to deal with the same question in DSC powerseries?
Yes, Drew, you are correct. Thank you! I'll fix this as soon as I can.
FYI, I'm using the 4229 and I had to add in the lines in italics below to get it to work. I think this setting tells it which relay to actually use (in my case, Relay 1) 01 Action = 2 - Stay Closed * <em>Enter Output No = 01</em> You'll see another summary screen, press * 02 Action = 0 - Off * <em>Enter Output No = 01</em> You'll see another summary screen, press *, then at Enter Output Function Number, enter 00 to exit *80 programming.

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