Frequently Asked Questions

Will Curtain Movement Set off Infrared Motion Sensors?
Moving but otherwise inanimate objects, like curtains, in an empty room can activate an infrared motion sensor, causing a false alarm. Read on to find out why.
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How Can I Retrieve a Message From My VISTA 21iP Keypad?
Keypad messages are a feature of certain keypads, not of the Vista-21iP. Find out which keypads support the message feature, and how to retrieve messages.
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Should I Use Resistors on my VISTA 21iP?
When using hardwired zones, it is more secure and tamper proof to use End of Line Resistors to supervise zone wiring. Find out the pros and cons here.
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How Do I Program a 5800PIR-RES to a Lyric Gateway?
The 5800RES-PIR can only be added to the unit by an alarm company who is monitoring the Lyric Gateway. Learn how to program a 5800PIR-RES to the Lyric Gateway.
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How Do I Program a Honeywell 5800WAVE to a L5210?
The 5800WAVE simply needs its House ID to match the L5210s House ID to work as a system wireless siren. Learn how to interface the 5800WAVE with the L5210.
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What Size Resistors Work on a Honeywell 4219 Zone Expander?
The only resistors that can be used with a Honeywell 4219 Zone Expander is a 2K-ohm rated resistor. Learn why the resistor is used and how to install them.
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Honeywell L5200 vs L5210
The LYNX touch systems are wireless alarm and home automation panels. The L5200 and L5210 are both LYNX Touch series panels. Learn about the two panels here.
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Will the VISTAs Work with the 4G Networks?
VISTA alarm systems can work with 4G cellular networks. There are five 4G cellular communicators available for the systems. Learn which one is right for you.
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Will Wired Sensors Work on Any Alarm Panel?
Wired sensors have different properties which may make them compatible or not compatible with an alarm system. Find out if wired sensors work with your system!
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Can I Change the Rev Chip on a Vista 21iP?
Honeywell sells a PROM Chip for older versions of the VISTA 21iP that allows these systems to be used with Total Connect 2.0. Learn how to change the VISTA 21iP Rev Chip.
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