Frequently Asked Questions

What's the wire length limit on a Honeywell VISTA's polling loop?
There are strict limits on polling loop distance, based on current drawn, and wire gauge used. Learn the rules and limits for wiring the polling loop.
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Why Is My Lyric Gateway Always in Not-Ready to Arm Mode?
The Honeywell Lyric Gateway is in "not ready to arm" mode if a zone is faulted, or if a zone has a tamper switch activated. Learn how to resolve these issues.
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How Can I Access the Honeywell L7000 Through the Web?
To access the Honeywell L7000 through the web, the user will need to have the panel registered with their alarm company. Continue reading to learn more.
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Will the Nest Work w/ the Honeywell Lyric?
The Honeywell Lyric can't pair with Nest products. It pairs with the Lyric Round WIFI Thermostat and the Honeywell ZWSTAT. Learn about Honeywell compatibility.
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What Software Lets Me Make Changes on My VISTA 20P?
Users can make changes on a VISTA using Total Connect 2.0, or by hand programming it. A monitored alarm company who's a Honeywell dealer uses Compass. Read on.
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How Do I Connect a 4193SN to a VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT or VISTA-50?
The 4193SN connects to the Vista-128BPT, 250BPT, or 50 through the polling loop on terminals 24 (Positive) and 25 (Negative). Learn how to wire the 4193SN.
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How Do I Add a 4193SN to My VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT or VISTA-50?
The 4193SN is an expansion device which allows users to add conventional devices to the polling loop by programming its serial number into the zone(s). Read on.
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Where Should I Install My Honeywell 5869 Panic Button?
Install the Honeywell 5869 Wireless Panic Button in a hidden but reachable place, away from metal, furniture, and appliances. Learn how to install a 5869.
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How Do I Turn Off the Internal Siren on a L5210?
The only way to completely turn off the Honeywell L5210 siren is to unplug it from the unit. It can’t be turned off in programming. Learn why this is.
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How Do I Program a 4193SN to a VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT, or VISTA-50?
The Vista-128BPT and similar panels use a polling loop for wired expansion. In zone programming, use input type to identify zones. Learn to program a 4193SN.
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