How Do I Program a Honeywell 5834-4 to a VISTA-P Panel?

You can program a Honeywell 5834-4 to a VISTA-P Panel using Template Mode. This will allow you to set all four functions for the key fob at once, rather than having to program each input separately. The Template programming option is found within the *58 option of Installer Programming.

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In order to use a Honeywell 5834-4 Key Fob with a VISTA P-Series Panel, you must have a compatible wireless receiver for the system. This can come in the form of a standalone wireless receiver module or a compatible RF keypad. A good receiver module is the Honeywell 5881ENH. A good RF keypad is the Honeywell 6160RF. If you'd like to put your 5834-4 into high-security mode, follow the steps in this FAQ. For information on syncing your 5834-4 with a VISTA panel, check out this FAQ.

You can follow along with *58 Template Programming starting on Page 22 of the VISTA Programming Guide. Alternatively, you can also program each key fob input individually through *56 Zone Programming. This FAQ provides more information on *56 Zone Programming. But here, we will only cover *58 Template Programming.

Remember that you will use the [*] key to move onto the next available programming option. Likewise, you can use [#] to back up to the previous option. Complete the following steps to add a Honeywell 5834-4 Key Fob to a VISTA P-Series System through *58 Template Programming:

1. Enter programming. Enter the command [Installer Code] + [800] to access programming. The default installer code is 4112. The screen should display "Installer Code 20" or just "20" to indicate that you have entered programming. You should only continue to Step 2 if the screen reads "Installer Code 20", as that means you are using an Alphanumeric Keypad, such as the Honeywell 6160.

If the screen reads only "20", then you are using a Fixed English Keypad. A Fixed English Keypad is not suitable for the menu-driven programming required for *58 Template Programming. Press [*99] to exit programming, and then come back and try again when you have an Alphanumeric Keypad.

2. Choose a Template Number. Enter [*58] to enter Template Programming mode. You will be prompted "Set to Confirm?" When using templates, it is a good idea to enter a 1 for Yes. Next, press the [D] key at the lower left of the keypad. You will then choose the template number you want to apply to the key fob. There are six template options available, assigned numbers 1 thru 6. Enter the single-digit template number you want to use, then press [*] to display its programming options. When viewing the template, the top line represents Loop Numbers, and the bottom line represents Zone Type. Then press [*] again to confirm the selection.

This image shows the D-key at the lower left of the 6160 keypad:

Once the template has been selected, the Loop Numbers and the Zone Types for each loop will be shown:

The chart below shows the six different template options:

Note that the diagram below shows the various Loop Numbers for the 5834-4. Note that the dual-button presses use a separate Serial Number that is one digit higher than the Serial Number used with the single button presses.

3. Continue key fob configuration. You will now enter the partition number you want to use with the key fob. This will usually be partition 1 or 2. Remember that the VISTA P-Series Panels use 3 as the common partition. Press the [*] key after making your selection.

The system will begin searching for an available grouping of four (4) consecutive wireless system zones where it can apply the key fob inputs. The lowest number of the available group will be displayed. If you want, you can change the selection by entering in a different two-digit zone number for the lowest number in the group. Press the [*] key to confirm your selection when the desired zone number for the lowest of the four zones is displayed on the screen. Remember this zone number, as you will need it later in Step 4. Note that if the system cannot find an open grouping of four consecutive zones, then keypad will just display "00".

Next, you will auto-enroll the key fob. If you are enrolling for single-button presses, press and release a single button on the key fob to transmit a signal. If you are enrolling for dual-button presses, press two buttons on the key fob at the same time, and then release them to transmit a signal. The Serial Number for the key fob should be displayed on the screen. Press the [*] key to confirm the Serial Number. If you selected 1 for Yes on at the "Set to Confirm?" prompt, you will be instructed to "XMIT TO CONFIRM, PRESS * TO SKIP". Press then release the same button(s) again to confirm that the correct serial number was learned by the system. If successful, the keypad will beep three times.

Remember that dual-button inputs use a Serial Number that is one digit higher than single-button inputs. For example, single-button inputs might use "1234567", and then dual-button inputs would use "1234568". Please note that the system will check for duplicate Serial Numbers when the serial number is initially learned in and the [*] key is pressed.

After confirming the Serial Number, you will be taken to the main screen of *58 Template Programming where another key fob can be enrolled. Press [0] until you see the prompt "Enter * or #". Then press [*99] to exit programming.

4. Assign key fob attributes. The key fob inputs will not work until you assign them individually to users. When doing this, you must know the two-digit user number associated with the user you want to assign the key fob. Most users will just use the user number 02, which is the Master user. You will also need to recall the lowest Zone Number that you assigned for the key fob.

From the main keypad screen, enter the following command:

[Master Code] + [8] + [2-digit user number] + [#] + [4] + [2-digit zone number]

The keypad should beep to confirm that the zone has been assigned a user. Only one key fob zone must be assigned to a user number. Once a single key fob zone has been assigned, all the zones associated with that same Serial Number will also be assigned to that user automatically. After following the steps above, you should try using the key fob to Arm and Disarm the system. This will let you make sure that it works properly.

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Hello Dallas, Per the instructions above, the * equates to Loop 1 and can do different things based on how you program it. Often it is used for a police panic. If using the templates above it will either do nothing or cause an audible panic.
On a 5834-4 four button KF what is the * used for?
No unfortunately those can only be triggered by keypad command and not from the fob since "Arm Max" and "Arm Instant" can not be set as Response types.
Hoping you can help, is there any way to program a button on the 5834-4 key fob as "ARM MAX" or "ARM INSTANT" ? My keypad is in an exterior hall so I want all of my sensors to be fully armed when I press a button on the fob. Thanks in advance.
Hi Mike, Are you asking where you can see what user number your panel's user codes are mapped to? If so, what is the model number of your system and do you have any monitoring service for it now?
where does the user number show up i cant find that

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