Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Hardwired Zones Are Available on a VISTA 20P?
The Vista-20P has eight hardwired zones. Only Zone 1 can use 2-wire smokes. Zones 2 - 8 can be doubled using a special resistor setup for a total of 15 hardwired zones. With up to five Honeywell 4219 Zone Expanders, the panel supports up to 48 hardwired zones. Learn more about the VISTA 20P.
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Are Wired or Wireless Security Systems Better?
In terms of functionality, wired systems can do virtually everything wireless systems can. However, wireless systems are easier to set up, and they require fewer add-ons. this makes wireless systems better for new users. Learn more about the differences between wired and wireless security systems.
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Which Outdoor Cameras are Compatible w/ Total Connect?
Honeywell currently makes only one outdoor camera that is compatible with their Total Connect service. This is their brand-new Lyric OC1, also known as the IPCAM-WOC1. This state-of-the-art security camera is perfect for use in an outdoor setting. Learn more about the Lyric OC1 Camera.
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Which Cameras Are Compatible w/ the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 uses Alarm.com Cameras. A user will access their Alarm.com account to view the live video feed for their cameras and to change any of their settings or configurations. An alarm monitoring plan with video surveillance is needed to do this. Learn more about ADC Cameras.
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Honeywell Lyric Controller vs Qolsys IQ Panel 2
The Lyric Controller from Honeywell and the IQ Panel 2 from Qolsys are two of our most advanced alarm systems. They offer very similar performance and capabilities. However, they are manufactured by different companies, and they use different sensors and services. Learn more about these two panels.
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Where is the VISTA-20P Bell Supervision?
The Honeywell Vista-20P offers supervision of the bell circuit in various ways on different revisions of the control panel. In early versions, the feature was always enabled, with the option to enable or disable supervision being introduced in later versions. Read on to learn more.
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What is a Telco Fault?
When a Honeywell Panel is experiencing problems with its telephone communication, a telco fault message might be displayed. The message can be displayed on any Honeywell Panel that uses POTS communication. Fortunately, there are ways to clear this error. Learn more about telco fault errors.
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Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 VS Honeywell Vista 21iP
The L7000 and the Vista 21iP are both alarm systems from Honeywell. The L7000 is a wireless all-in-one system, while the Vista 21iP is a more traditional hardwired system. This makes the two systems very different in how they operate. Learn more about these two Honeywell Control Panels.
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Honeywell L7000 VS Honeywell L5210
The L7000 and the L5210 are both wireless all-in-one panels from the Honeywell LYNX Touch Series. They are very similar panels that offer nearly identical features and capabilities. However, the L7000 is slightly more robust than the L5210. Learn more about these two Honeywell Security Systems.
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Honeywell LYNX Touch & LYNX Plus vs. VISTA systems
Check out our breakdown of the differences between the LYNX Touch and Plus wireless alarm panels vs. VISTA wired security systems
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