How do you address a Honeywell alarm keypad?

Before using a Honeywell alarm keypad to control a hardwired Honeywell security system, you must set the keypad to a device address that is available and enabled within your Honeywell security system. The alarm keypad will come preset with a default address of (31) and may not show anything on the LCD screen when you wire it to your Honeywell security system. That does not mean you have a defective alarm keypad. You merely need to address it to a security system device address that supports keypads. As the Honeywell VISTA-15P, VISTA-20P, and VISTA-21iP security systems come with device address 16 enabled by default, we recommend that you set your first alarm keypad to address 16.

A brand new Honeywell keypad, that has never communicated with a control panel before, can be addressed at any time simply by holding down the [1] and [3] keys. When the existing address pops up, which by default will be (31), press [0] [0], you'll see the address change to 00, then press your intended address, in our example, [1] [6]. You'll see the address change to 16, then press *.

When changing the address in a keypad that has been used before, you need to simultaneously press the [1] and [3] keys for (3) seconds within (60) seconds of powering up the keypad. Again, the existing address will appear, press [0] [0], then enter your desired address. If you wait longer than (60) seconds after power up to enter address mode programming, pressing [1] and [3] will simply display the current address without allowing you to change it, and you will have to power the alarm keypad down and start the process again. Also, if you allow (10) seconds to elapse without pressing a new key during device address programming, the alarm keypad will exit address mode and you will need to start again. Once the address is set and you press *, your keypad's LCD screen should then show the normal disarmed screen with current panel status.

You can view your programmed keypad address at anytime by pressing [1] and [3] at the same time for (3) seconds. The alarm keypad will display the currently programmed address but will not allow you to change it unless you power the keypad down. If you press any key or allow (10) seconds to go by, the keypad address display will go away and the default screen will be displayed again.

NOTE: The reason Honeywell keypads default to address 31, is that older residential Honeywell security systems were "non-addressable' and all keypads on those systems used address 31 to operate properly. So, for those systems, a new keypad out of the box worked when hooked up, no addressing required. If you have an older Honeywell system such as the 4110XM, Vista-20SE, Vista-10SE, Vista-15, these panels actually use address 31 for all keypads, and the default address in a new keypad would not need to be changed.

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Dear ,thanks alot that you solved my problem.now i am programing the 5834-4 keyfob,i have no problem with it but i wonder if i can use the 5834-4 keyfob to bypass a zone? or any other solution to use a wireless keyfob or alternative wireless key to bypass a zone?thanks alot for your kind support
You can only have one wireless receiver connected and addresses to a VISTA-20P so you should disable the wireless receiver in one of your 2 6160RFs and then test again. Also, don't forget about Auto Stay Arming mode - https://www.alarmgrid.com/faq/why-does-my-lynx-touch-switch-back-to-stay-mode-when-i-arm-it-to-away-mode which is on by default on a VISTA-20P panel.
Dear Sterling I have a wireless system but having problem to add the wireless devices to my 6160RF keypad,well this is my scenario: 1)control panel vista-20P(no wired zones is used) 2)two 6160RF keypad having 16 and 17 addresses and Receiver is enabled (ON),the Keypads are connected to the Control Panel by 4 Wires. 3)a new Motion sensor is ON and active 4)First of all i programmed the zone 09 for this motion sensor with zone type 04,and i have add the motion address manual with loop 1 5) a armed the system "AWAY". 6)i walk in front of the motion sensor but no action on the keypad. 7)i even tried to add the device address automatically it doesn't work.i feel like the sensor and the keypad not connected to each others. 8)i checked that the receiver address is :00 ,and the receiver is ON ,i tried another motion sensor it's the same ,and i tried another keypad also the same problem.i can't get my wireless devices connected to my 6160RF keypad.any suggestion or support is highly appreciated. Thanks alot in advance
The 6150 https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/honeywell-6150 is recommended.
Knowing I need a "fixed English keypad" what are my best options that are compatible with my 4110DL system?
Thank you! Plugged in my old unit for now, at least I can arm them while waiting for the 6150 units.
Yes, the 6150 is certainly compatible. It is a Fixed English keypad so it won't have the full alpha display but your system doesn't support that anyway so it shouldn't matter.
As long as we know for certain it is compatible. .. right? The 6150. I do appreciate your help Sterling.
You could try using it like that but it may cause issues on a day-to-day use so you're probably better off swapping out to 6150s instead.
Could I upgrade or probably cheaper to get 6150 unit?
Yes system does arm and also able to turn off, just no display.
Sterling is right, the 4110DL doesn't output Alpha information on the keypad bus, which explains why you hear a chime when the keypad is at address 31, but get no display. It probably will also arm, but that doesn't help much when you can't see status. These panels only supported the "Fixed English" keypads, such as the 6150, 6128, etc.
Did you actually try just keying in your code followed by Stay or Away to see if the system does arm?
I can see the Con address on the display when i press 1 and 3, but thats all. Cannot set or disarm anything though. If it was incompatible would I be able to see anything?
With the blank display, are you able to arm/disarm the system? THe issue is that your 4110DL doesn't support the 6160 alphanumeric keypads for the alpha display. You may be better off with 6150s instead.
So tried unplugging battery backup and also tried switching keypads to 16 and 17. Still no info displayed on keypad. When I changed keypads to 16 and 17 the windows and doors didn't chime, switched back to 31 and keypads chimed again but still no display on keypad.
Ok tried starting everything over twice and still am getting blank screen I can hold 1 and 3 and it does show 31 on both units.otherwise screen is blank again. Doors and windows do chime when coming in and out though. Wasn't able to completely power off though because of backup battery. Is that my issue?
You'll probably have to just power cycle twice so that you can do one keypad on each power cycle.
Ok dumb question. . Within the 50 seconds do I need to do both keypads after power up or just one? One unit is upstairs the other down.
It should be as simple as powering the system down, swapping the keypads by landing the existing wiring to the same terminals on the new keypad and then powering up. Within 50 seconds of powering up, press and hold 1 and 3 on the keypad and make sure they are set to 31 for the Con Address. If they aren't, hit 00 and then 31 * and they should work. All of the programming lives in the system, not the keypad so the process is just enabling the proper device address for the keypad using that system.
Original keypad
Pic SA4110DLC D172
4110DL?
What is the actual model number of your alarm control panel? It should be listed on the wiring diagram on the inside of the alarm cabinet door or you may have a PROM chip with a white sticker in the middle of the green circuit board starting with WA. If you do, provide that full WA number and we can advise you from there.
Newbie here, I have had my Ademco system since 2001 and one of my keypads went out on me (N5976V2). I went ahead and ordered (2) new keypads of the 6160. So, I was reading up on some Amazon comments,.. that someone was able to just turn off power, install unit, power up and it kept all the stored data. Here is a copy of that post: ["It mounted using the same holes that were from the old system and the hardest part was cutting the wires from the old connector so they could be screwed into the 4 wire screw mounts on the new one. Once those were in, it powered up, I pressed and held the 1 and 3 key for 3 seconds and I was done. All the location programming was still there so I didn't need to program anything".] Is this possible? or do I need a complete wipe by pulling backup battery? I think the reason I'm a bit nervous about everything is because of the syncing of both units and don't want to screw something up. The zones are already setup with the 2 keypads I have now. Thanks for any help!!
It means your keypad is probably a 6150RF which has an integrated wireless receiver. You'll need to power cycle the system and then press and hold 1 and 3 together to go through the keypad addressing programming on that style keypad to see how it's set now. You should consult the 6150RF installation guide.
what does code dE mean on vista 20 keypad when I hit 1 qnd 3 to view address of keypad
Okay, let us know if you need further assistance.
Never mind just read Julia's post.I'm in the game. Thanks all,Rich
What happens if you press 4112 + 800 on the keypad?
We have a 6162 and can't change the default code. When you go to settings there isn't a line 4 to set a user code. What can we do?
Got it!! Thank you so much! Maybe you can help me with the issue that started all of this, and prompted us to try a system reset. We purchased our home with this system already in place. We never activated a contract with ADT, we just used the system for the "local" benefits. It worked flawlessly for 2 years +/- ... just the other day, my husband noticed that when he opened the door without disarming (by accident) nothing happened. So after some testing, we found that the "away" alarm works as it should.. but any "stay" setting (stay/night/instant) does not work. It will "arm" and appear activated, but when you trip any of the sensors, nothing happens. Not sure how long this has been happening, as we always disarm when we leave in the morning, etc... but there have been a few times over the 2 years that we have opened a door forgetting to do so and tripped it, probably within the last 2 months, so I know it has been working most of the time. I wonder if maybe in one of my sleepless mornings resetting the alarm after my husband left for work I somehow disabled the sensors or something. Doubtful, but who knows. Any thoughts on what might provoke the sensors to "trip" the alarm whilst in away mode, but not in stay? We disconnected the cell tower box, so that it can't communicate in any way with ADT, prior to the reset as well.
Hi Jessica, if your panel is older than version 10, assuming it's a Vista-20P, or Vista-15P, then you need to turn on address 17 in programming location *190. On the address 16 keypad, enter programming, then press *190 1 0 (this assumes you want address 17 to work on partition 1, and that you don't want to suppress any of the arm/disarm, entry/exit, or chime beeps). Once you've made this entry, press *99 to exit programming and test the address 17 keypad again after a minute or so.
After a system reset, my 2nd keypad went "blank". I assigned it address #17 (as primary keypad went to address #16 as explained). It is all good in that manner, but is still blank in it's natural state, though it responds to keystrokes. Do I need to add zone 17 via programming mode? Would this be done on the primary keypad or does it matter?
Okay, let us know if it works better with the cover on.
OK.. I just reread your post. Cover is off. I will put cover on and test to see of tamper alarm stops
Hi Sterling.. thanks. I am going to change to Zone 1 as it is an entry/exit sliding door. The remainder of the wireless devices I am adding are to windows. The problem I am having is that even with alarm disabled, the 6162rf chirps immediately and continuously when switch is open. Is there a way to modify so that it just visually indicates zone fault (with single chime if chime is enabled) just like entry door (again when system is not armed).
Do you have the cover off the 5816? If so, it would be beeping continuously on a tamper alarm. If you set it to Zone Type 01, it will be an entry/exit zone so that you have time to leave through that zone after arming without setting off a false alarm. You would also have time to get to the keypad and disarm the system when opening that door to come home when the system is armed. If you set it to Zone Type 03, it will be a perimeter zone so that it goes into alarm mode right away when opened in the armed state.
May be answering my own question, but if I change zone type to 01 from 03, then I suppose the unit will not trigger continuous chime, but will act like entry /exit and just show fault.
Hi Julia.. thanks again.. slow progress here. Reset receive address, then rebooted system and changed House ID to 00 from 16. Receiver now recognized the serial number of the 5816 and actually tripped when system is disarmed so that is a good sign. When system is disarmed the 5816 tripped the receiver and the 6162 beeped repeatedly. Is there a way to suppress alarm so the system only beeps once and indicates the zone is open (like the hardwire zones)?
Hi Thanks. setting *22 to 0 stops the check 09. When I set *24 to 00 and revert *22 to 1 check 09 starts withing 20 seconds. I believe 6162Rf is enabled. I cannot soft reboot as the setting button does not work. Should I restart circuit and use 1 and 3 to get back into setup? Will this allow me to check if RF is enabled?
Larry, I believe you have the Vista-20SE, correct? On the Vista-20SE,, zone 9 is supervision for all expansion modules. Which, from a troubleshooting standpoint, is terrible. If you put a 0 back in field *22 then exit programming, does the check 9 clear? If so, then we know it's the Receiver the panel is looking for and not seeing. If so, put the 1 back in *22, then in the 6162RF, be sure the receiver is enabled, and that the receiver address is set to 00. After you came out of programming, how long before the check 09 came up? Was it immediate, or did it take several hours?
The event log will not run as the setting button does not bring up the menu choices. Is there a another manual way to run event log? As for taking the cover off the 5816, the option to add the serial number does not show up any longer... skips over that step. I am about ready to upgrade my board to vista 20p. thoughts? I found comment below in manual.. is it possible the RF unit is somehow not turned on thereby not getting or giving signal to the 5816? "The receiver is supervised, and a trouble report will be generated. CHECK and zone 09 will also be displayed. a) If communication between the panel and the receiver is interrupted. or b) If no valid RF signals from at least one supervised wireless transmitter are received within 12 hours."
It could be a tamper issue or a supervision issue. You should check your event log from the keypad to see what contact ID code is showing for the zone 9 trouble.
Do you have any idea what the check 09 zone 09 alert is? Do you believe this is related to the RF trigger not being properly captured by the 6162rf unit?
No. I will try that tonight.
Do you have the cover off the sensor?
OK.. I was able to change the AW back to RF. I read where *22 should be programmed as 1 and that did the trick. I was able to enter the S/N and thought I had it working. All that said, once back in unarmed mode the system gives me "Check 09 Zone 09" even when the new RF trigger is taped together.
Hi Sterling. When in Zone 10 it will not recognize any value and seems to be "stuck" on AW. Originally it read RF, but I mistakenly changed to 2 (AW) and now the keypad will not accept any other entry for that screen. It just beeps when I push 3, but AW does not change to RF.
Hi Larry, I think you are getting confused with how this system programs. The *59 field is Exit Error Report Code and is the next section of programming once you are done with your zone programming. When going through the various options for the zone 10, what happens when you try to enter 3 for RF on the 'In' section?
Hi.. correction.. Error code is 59
Hi Julia, so I have my original wired equipment working on with the 6162rf, but when adding zone 10 as a wireless window (5816) the pad will not recognize or save the serial number. When I leave programming the screen gives me exit error 56. Additionally, i switched for zone 10 the wire type to 2 (AW) and the pad will not allow me to enter 3(RF). I tried disabling the zone and adding zone 11 but then ran into my initial problem (exit error 56 and serial number not automatically recognized and not saved when set manually.
worked like a charm... thank you. I will be back with more questions soon...
It sounds like you aren't properly addressing the keypad and getting confused between keypad addressing and panel programming. You need to address the keypad to a valid address (16) and then you should be able to use it to enter programming mode.
Hi Larry, When addressing keypads, you need to 00 out the address first, then it will let you change it to whatever you need it to be. The 6160rf is compatible with the Vista-20SE.
Hi. Relative newbe here as I attempt to upgrade my 15 year old vista 20se system. First thing i am trying to do is swap original keypad for 6162rf. I connected, turned on power, and pressing 1 and 3 accessed initial install screen. At this point I tried to change default comm address from 16 to 31, but am finding I cannot enter anything in the 30s. Can I assume the keypad is not compatible with 20se?
I have a vista 20p board and a 6164 key board : It was all ok : Until I tried to remove the phone line : Whilst learning the way to set things up I seamed to have made a mistake. : A BIG ONE : I watched the videos on how to set things up, And went about trying to rem the phone, I got confused as some of the command lines weren't the same as the ones id seen on u tube, Thinking that there has been a different software ? applied to my system I decided to back out. I had been informed that as long as you don't lock in with *99 it should return to its previous state. So I powered down. : Re : Powered : Nothing ? No key board no boot sequence.? I could here a relay click in : but nothing else. So I reviewed u tube and found a way to reset the keyboard : So of I went. My key board would let me access via keys 1 & 3 to set the various options through to the language : But when at this option I was unable to get the key to respond to *99 , to get out : I am unable to use any other keys just * All this does is allow me to select the option to accept or decline the language, and if I wait, It just fades out after about 15 seconds : No boot sequence, nothing : The key pad is still internally powered as the internal led,s are still lit, during this process, if I use 1 & 3 I can repeat this step over and over without turning off the power supply and disconnecting the battery, I can here the relay a few seconds after each time I use the 3 1 buttons : But even when I do remove all power and re power up, Go through the same thing's. The keypad responds the same way only dropping out if I wait say 15 seconds after the selections are made, and after all the required options are set, it still refuses to allow *99 to end the changes, and still will not boot : Any suggestions ?
Sorry for the delayed Question : I have a vista 20p board and a 6164 key board : It was all ok : Until I tried to remove the phone line : Whilst learning the way to set things up I seamed to have made a mistake. : A BIG ONE : I watched the videos on how to set things up, And went about trying to rem the phone, I got confused as some of the command lines weren't the same as the ones id seen on u tube, Thinking that there has been a different software ? applied to my system I decided to back out. I had been informed that as long as you don't lock in with *99 it should return to its previous state. So I powered down. : Re : Powered : Nothing ? No key board no boot sequence.? I could here a relay click in : but nothing else. So I reviewed u tube and found a way to reset the keyboard : So of I went. My key board would let me access via keys 1 & 3 to set the various options through to the language : But when at this option I was unable to get the key to respond to *99 , to get out : I am unable to use any other keys just * All this does is allow me to select the option to accept or decline the language, and if I wait, It just fades out after about 15 seconds : No boot sequence, nothing : The key pad is still internally powered as the internal led,s are still lit, during this process, if I use 1 & 3 I can repeat this step over and over without turning off the power supply and disconnecting the battery, I can here the relay a few seconds after each time I use the 3 1 buttons : But even when I do remove all power and re power up, Go through the same thing's. The keypad responds the same way only dropping out if I wait say 15 seconds after the selections are made, and after all the required options are set, it still refuses to allow *99 to end the changes, and still will not boot : Any suggestions ?
Can you be more specific please? What keypad, what panel, under what circumstances?
The key pad goes blank and nothing happens ???
Most Honeywell control panel have address 16 enabled by default so the first keypad gets assigned to that pre-defined address and then you can configure additional addresses at that point.
why when we adress a new keypad we start at 16?
Your monitoring company would need to verify that all settings for the Total Connect account are setup properly. If you can't get them to get it right, we would be happy to take over your monitoring and I know we could get it right.
How do I use total connect 2.0 to monitor from my cell phones? When I try it gives me an COSOLE ERROR System Still not connected with Virtual Keypad. Check ECP Address Configuration. I don't know what my ECP Address Configuration is? Can you help?

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