How do I change a VISTA 20P's Partition 2 alarm code?
The Honeywell VISTA-20P security system has (2) separate partitions so that you can arm certain areas in your home or business independently of the rest of the property. For example, if you have an office with sensitive documents, you could set all devices in the office to partition 2 and you would be able to arm that partition while the rest of the system was disarmed to ensure no one enters the office without proper authorization.
If you are using partitions, we recommend you have at least (1) alarm keypad for each partition. You will assign a partition, based on keypad address, to each keypad connected to your VISTA-20P.
As with all VISTA Series alarm control panels, the 4 digit code used to arm and disarm the system is set by enabling user codes. Therefore, when using a partitioned VISTA-20P security system, you may need to assign a separate user code for partition 2. By default, user code '03' is the partition master for partition 1 and user code '33' is the partition master for partition 2. User code '02' is the system master, and can arm and disarm each partition as well as add/change user codes within each partition. The system master can change itself, as well as add/edit/delete any other system code. A partition master can edit itself, and can add/edit/delete any lesser code on its own partition, but can not change the system master.
User 02 = System Master - Has access to all partitions
User 03 = Partition 1 Master - Has access to Partition 1 by default, can add/edit/delete other P1 codes
User 04 - 32 = Partition 1 regular users
User 33 = Partition 2 Master - Has access to Partition 2 by default, can add/edit/delete other P2 codes.
User 34 - 49 = Partition 2 regular users
The easiest way to add an alarm code for partition 2 is to simply assign a user code to user number 33 or higher. You can then use that code to arm and disarm partition 2.
If you want to change a user's partition assignment, first add the user code:
System or Partition Master +  + User Number (03 - 49) + New 4 digit Code
Once the code has been added, then assign the attribute for active partitions. In this example, we'll assume we added user 04, and that we want to give it access to both partition 1 and partition 2:
System or Partition Master +  +  + [#3] +  + [1 2] + [#].
This entry will give user 04 access to partition 1 and 2, and by extension, access to partition 3, the common partition.
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