Honeywell CDMA-X Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cellular Alarm Monitoring?
Arguably the best way for an alarm system to communicate is across a cellular network. This requires a cellular plan from a monitoring company. Learn about cellular monitoring.
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What Does CDMA Stand For?
The term CDMA is an acronym that stands for Code-Division Multiple Access. It refers to the type of radio systems used in Verizon's 3G cellular network. CDMA communicators have largely been replaced by communicators that can access Verizon's 4G and LTE networks. Learn more about CDMA.
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What Is the City ID on Honeywell Total Connect?
The City ID is used by the alarm dealer to create a Total Connect account, and is never used by the end-user. Learn more about the City ID by reading here.
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How Do I Enable Total Connect 2.0 on My Vista-Turbo Panel?
TC2 is enabled on Vista-Turbo panels in device programming. The communicator talks to the panel as 3 different device types, and each must be enabled. Read on!
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Will a GSMX4G Work on a VISTA-20P With a 5.2 Revision Chipset?
The Vista-20P version 5.2 supports the GSMX4G as a communicator, and for upload/download, but does not support Total Connect 2.0. Read on to learn more.
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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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What Field is Device Programming on a VISTA-21iP?
There is no single device programming field on the 21iP. Device programming refers to any device connected to the keypad bus. Learn about device programming.
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What is the CRC Code For?
The CRC, or cyclical redundancy check, is in place to keep programmers from making typographical errors when activating a communicator. Learn more here!
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What Interactive service Works w/ Honeywell Systems?
Alarm users now are more sophisticated, and want the ability to see and control their system remotely. See which services work with Honeywell Systems.
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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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