Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Wire a 6162RF to a VISTA?
The 6162RF has 4 wires, two for power, and two for data. It connects to the keypad bus of the Vista panel. Learn to wire the 6162RF to a Vista panel.
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How do I Set up a Honeywell 6160RF?
The 6160RF must be connected to the alarm panel, then properly addressed in order to work. Continue reading and learn how to set up the 6160RF keypad receiver.
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How do I set up GeoFence arming reminders on an iOS device in TC2.0?
GeoFence arming reminders alert when an associated device leaves the designated area, and the system is not armed. Learn to create a GeoFence arming reminder.
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Is It Possible to Program a 21iP w/ a Tuxedo Touch?
It is possible to program a VISTA-21iP panel with a Tuxedo Touch, but there are keypads better suited for programming. One such keypad is the 6160 keypad.
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How Do I Perform a Transmitter Sniffer Test on a Vista Panel?
Enter Installer Code + [#] + [3] to begin the transmitter sniffer test. The system must be ready, with no faults or bypasses, in order to enter this mode.
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What Do Normally Closed and Normally Open Mean?
"Normal" is the normal state of an opening, such as a door. Normally open/closed refers to the state of a contact connected to a door in its normal position.
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How Many Decibels Does a Honeywell 702 Siren Output?
At 12 Volts DC, the 702 siren emits a 118 dB sound. 110 dB is considered the average human pain threshold for perceived sound. Keep reading to learn more!
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What is an 803 Signal on a VISTA Panel?
When an AlarmNet device on a Vista panel indicates a trouble condition for itself, it uses zone 803, to prevent confusion with a protection zone. Read on!
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How Do I Add an External Siren to a Honeywell L5200?
The Honeywell L5200 has no built-in bell output. The built-in trigger can be used with a hard-wired relay, or the 5800RL can be used with a power supply.
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What is the "Abort Window Dialer Delay" on a 2GIG Security System?
The Abort Window Dial Delay can be applied to burglary zones, and gives a user the chance to disarm prior to an alarm report being sent. Read on to learn more.
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