How to find device addresses for a Honeywell VISTA-20P?

Certain devices need to be programmed with a device address before they will work with a VISTA-20P alarm control panel.

Wireless receivers, graphic touchscreen (AUI) keypads like the Tuxedo Touch and Tuxedo Touch WIFI, regular alarm keypads like the 6150 and 6160, AlarmNet alarm monitoring communicators, the 4286 voice module, zone expanders like the 4229 and 4219, relay modules like the 4204 and the 5800TM wireless transmitter module all use a device address. Some of the devices are automatically assigned to the correct device address once they are installed, while other devices require the device address to be programmed.

On the Vista-20P, a Honeywell wireless receiver should be set to device address 00. Out of the box, receivers are set to this address, and the panel begins supervising address 00 as soon as a wireless zone, or an RF House ID are programmed into the panel.

AUI keypads can use device addresses 01, 02, 05, and 06. Address 01 and 02 are enabled in panel programming by default, but address 05 and 06 need to be be enabled through programming field *189 if they're to be used. By default, TUXWIFI and other AUI keypads are set to address 01. When using more than one of these keypads, the address in each additional device will need to be changed upon initial power up, and you will need to be sure the corresponding address (02, 05, or 06) has been enabled.

AlarmNet communicators by default are set to address 03. When enabling an AlarmNet communicator in *29, panel programming, the Vista-20P panel will then look for the AlarmNet device at this address, and if it doesn't see it, will display a Check 103, or bF (backup failure). When Total Connect 2.0 is used, the AlarmNet communicator will also use an address as if it were an AUI keypad. By default, they are set to address 02. When using multiple AUI keypads, be sure to avoid address conflicts, and remember that when Total Connect 2.0 is enabled, it will use one of the available AUI addresses, limiting the number of actual AUI's to 3 instead of 4.

The 4286 voice module is always set to address 04, and gets automatically enabled in the panel, and therefore supervised, when the phone module access code is enabled in programming field *28.

The 4219 and 4229 zone expanders get assigned to address 07, 08, 09, 10 or 11 depending on the dip switch settings on the zone expander module. As soon as you wire up the expander and program a zone using the expander, the correct device address will automatically become enabled.

All console keypads need to be addressed. Addresses 16-23 are available for keypads, but only address 16 is enabled by default in panels version 9 or lower. On these panels, when using more than one keypad, you will need to enable the appropriate addresses 17-23 in fields *191-196. You will also need to program the device address into each keypad. In version 10 or higher, all keypad addresses 16 - 23, are enabled in panel programming by default.

Device address 25 is enabled for Total Connect remote interactive service by enabling programming field *91 in version 9.12 and 9.18 panels. Versions lower than 9.12 don't support Total Connect 2.0. In version 10 or higher, this option is enabled by default and can't be disabled. RIS is also enabled in the AlarmNet communicator used to provide Total Connect 2.0 services to the panel.

Finally, device address 28 for the 5800TM wireless transmitter module is automatically enabled in the panel, and should be enabled on the device by cutting the red jumper on the 5800TM. These devices can only provide status for partition 1.

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Hi Chuck, depending on the revision of your VISTA-20P, the RIS field may be auto-enabled. This post was written before that revision change so if your panel is newer, you probably don't need to worry about enabling RIS.
Hello, Im trying to enable the RIS in field *91 on a vista 20p. Not sure if there is something Im missing? I do not see a second entry like the instructions give. Any ideas?
A few notes: Have you calculated your current being drawn from aux power (terminal 4 and 5 ) on the panel? You only get 600mA of current, and you need to calculate each device at it's highest current draw (for example, a 6160 draws 40mA in standby, but 150mA in alarm. You calculate that as drawing 150mA). Try hooking up one keypad, preferably address 16, and one 4219 address 8 right at the panel with everything else removed from the keypad bus. Does address 8 still give you issues? If so, read this FAQ, pay special attention to the Note at the bottom: https://www.alarmgrid.com/faq/how-do-i-address-a-4219-zone-expander-to-a-vista-system.
same version for all. the address is set up correctly, and the problem moves to any other one that's set up as 8. the green led is off. I reset the panel to factory default *97, same problem address 8 is not seen by the panel.
Are all your 4219's the same version meaning, do they all have the same number of dip switches, and how many is that? How are you setting the dips for address 8?
I have 3 4219s, for the address 8 the LED is off, and it shows as a fault. 7 and 9 are ok. if I change the addresses, the fault moves to the 4219 that becomes the new 8. any ideas?
No, I don't think there's any reason for you to have to use the Tuxedo specific users.
Thank you Sterling. The panel is indeed a 10x revision so that explains why I am not seeing the option 2. Also, Thanks for clarifying the user question. I was concerned that I should be seeing user names in those areas of the Tuxedo panel. Is there any reason I would need to create the users on the Tuxedo? I haven't seen any features yet that would indicate that I need to do this? I have a family with two kids, so I want to keep things simple as possible.
I think the user list you are looking at is for screen management on the Tuxedo. Your panel's users are automatically still live as the Tuxedo is just a keypad for the system. The system's users are programmed at a keypad but live in the control panel. You should use your Total Connect to manage your panel's users as that is the cleanest interface for viewing which users are programmed. Also, if your RIS only has one option, you must have a newer panel (Rev 10+) where the option 2 is already preset and not changeable.
I am trying to set up a Tuxedo Touch WiFi on my Vista 20p. For the most part it is working fine, but I was expecting to see my panel users show up in the Tuxedo interface. I have them in TotalConnect, but the user lists in Tuxedo are empty. The codes all work to set/disarm the security system. I think I have the programming set properly; however *91 is confusing me. It seems that I should have two options, but I only get one. The first option is set to "8" and I cannot seem to set the option to enable RIS. Is that perhaps my problem?
You may only have 7 zones but they may be programmed to different zone numbers besides 1-7. If you have any wireless zones, they would normally start on zone 9 for instance.
My vista 20 shows check 10??? Far as I know I only have 7 zones
Yes, that is correct. Thank you for providing that extra bit of information.
Address for 4219 zone expandeds are configured based on the zone numbers you wish to add. Address 07 is for zone 9-16 Address 08 is for zones 17-24 And so on
Hi John, You need to power the system down and within 30 seconds of powering back up, you need to press and hold 1 and 3 together on the keypad. It will display 00 and -- alternating. Press 2 and then 00 followed by the * key twice to enable the wireless receiver. You can then program your wireless zones using an alphanumeric keypad.
I have a vista 6150rf keypad. What do I push in so that the panel will understand I'm wanting to activate the wireless part of the keypad so I can program in wireless zones Thanks
*29 is for enabling an AlarmNet communicator. You would need to press *29 followed by 1*. If you don't have an alphanumeric keypad, the next prompt won't be displayed but if you press 0* it should exit the *29 sub menu mode.
when I enter the field *29 I just get a no ac problem and the keypad seems kinda stuck or is it enabled just by pressing *29 ?

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