How do I install a Honeywell GSMV4G on a VISTA-128BPT?
A VISTA-128BPT supports cellular alarm communication just like the lower end VISTA alarm control panels. The Honeywell GSMV4G is the most popular AlarmNet cellular alarm communicator available.
To install a GSMV4G on your VISTA-128BPT, you should first power your security system down by unplugging the AC transformer and disconnecting the back up battery. With the 128BPT powered down, connect a four conductor wire between the VISTA-128BPT's ECP terminals and terminals 3-6 on the GSMV4G. The red wire should be connected from terminal 6 on the 128BPT to terminal 3 on the GSMV4G. the black wire should connect terminal 7 on the VISTA board to terminal 4 on the GSMV4G. The green wire should connect terminal 8 on the alarm control panel to terminal 6 on the cellular communicator. Finally, the yellow wire should connect terminal 9 on the VISTA-128BPT to terminal 5 on the GSMV4G.
Next, connect the backup battery to the charging circuit of the GSMV4G. The battery alone will not power up the communicator but if the unit is powered up by the included AC transformer, the battery will keep it powered up during a power outage.
Finally, using a two conductor wire, connect each of the screw terminals on the transformer to an AC terminal on the GSMV4G. The AC terminals are terminals 1 and 2 and you don't need to observer polarity. Just make sure that each screw terminal is connected to a separate AC terminal on the communicator.
Once the wires are connected, mount the GSMV4G cellular alarm communicator on the wall and cover the unit with the plastic cover to avoid a tamper fault.
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- Sterling Donnelly