How do I enter programming on a 6160 keypad?
There are two ways to enter programming on a Honeywell 6160 alphanumeric keypad. The easiest way to get into programming is to enter the Installer code (default = 4112) +  + . If you do not have your installer code, and it has been changed from default, you will need to use the back door method to get back in. Power down the system by removing AC power as well as the backup battery. Power up with AC only, at first, then hold the [*] and [#] keys simultaneously within 50 seconds. One method or the other should get you into programming, and you should then be prompted with 'Installer Code 20' on the 6160. If you just see the number 20 on the display, this means you have a fixed English keypad, such as the 6150, and it is not recommended for programming. Once you're in programming, you can then re-connect the backup battery.
Use the programming guide for your Honeywell alarm panel to enter the appropriate field by pressing [*] followed by the field number. For example, the VISTA-15P and VISTA-20P programming guide shows that you use field 20 to change the installer code. Press [*]  then enter the new 4 digit installer code. You'll hear a beep after each entry, and a triple beep after the final entry, when you fill the field. When you fill a field, you will automatically be taken to the next field in programming, you can simply make the entry in that field, without having to hit [*] and the field number first, and you can move through programming in this fashion. Some fields, you will not fill, such as the phone number fields. By necessity, these fields have more available spaces than are needed, to account for all phone dialing situations. Once you've entered the central station phone number, press [*] after the last digit to let the panel know you're finished making entries. You will then hear the triple beep, and you'll have to enter [*] plus the next field number you wish to program.
Always use [*]  to exit programming mode. You can exit using [*] , but this will take you out of programming and either require you to use the back door method to re-enter program, or in some cases, depending on the panel, and programming, *98 can completely lock you out of keypad programming. Once locked out, the only way back in would be via downloading software.
We have most programming guides available on our website. If you do not see yours, please let us know.
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- Frank Longo