Honeywell VISTA-20P Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Turn Off My Honeywell Alarm System?
There is no true off button on a Honeywell alarm system. To power down your panel, you must disconnect both its backup battery and its plug-in transformer. Then check the panel's keypad or its display screen to make sure that it is off. Learn more about shutting down a Honeywell alarm system.
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How Do I Change My Alarm System's Code?
The process for changing a code on an alarm system varies depending on the type of panel that is being used. You will need to know the Master Code for the system in order to do this. It is possible to change the Master Code and any user code. Learn more about changing codes on a security system.
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How Do I Know if My 4219's DIP Switches Are Turned "On"?
A Honeywell 4219 is used to add eight additional hardwired zones to a Vista panel. Certain DIP switch combinations will assign the hardwired terminals on the 4219 to different zones on the panel. A DIP switch that is facing up is in the "on" position. Learn more about the 4219 zone expander.
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What Does FC Stand For on My Alarm System?
An FC code indicates that a Honeywell VISTA System is having trouble communicating. This message is often displayed on a keypad when the panel previously used its built-in dialer to send signals. This error code can be cleared by most end users. Learn more about the FC code on a VISTA panel.
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How Do I Clear the FC Code on my Honeywell Alarm?
An FC code on a Honeywell VISTA System stands for Failed To Communicate. This means that the panel attempted to dial out using its built-in dialer, and it did not receive acknowledgement that the signal was accepted. Learn more about clearing the FC code on a Honeywell security system.
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How Do I Upgrade My Honeywell VISTA's Version?
Upgrading a Honeywell VISTA involves removing the current prom chip from the panel's circuit board and then replacing it with a newer prom chip. Many users upgrade the version of their VISTA so that they can use Total Connect with their system. Learn more about upgrading a Honeywell VISTA Panel.
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How Do I Make My 6160RF Chime When a Zone is Opened?
Enabling the chime on a 6160RF keypad is a very easy process. However, the user will need to know the Master Code for the system to enable this feature. Once the chime has been enabled, the keypad will chime whenever a zone is faulted. Learn more about the chime feature on a 6160RF keypad.
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What Does Bypassing a Sensor Accomplish?
Whenever you bypass a sensor before arming, the sensor that you bypass will essentially remain disarmed, while the other sensors will still arm as normal. You must individually set each sensor to bypass each time you arm your system. Learn more about bypassing sensors on a security system.
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What is the Best Alarm Keypad for a VISTA 20P?
When considering an alarm keypad for a Honeywell VISTA 20P, we recommend the 6160RF. The 6160RF is a great keypad that allows you to arm and disarm your system and make programming changes. It also conveniently includes a built-in wireless receiver. Keep reading to learn more about the 6160RF.
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How Do I Program a Honeywell Vista-20P Alarm System?
Programming a Honeywell Vista-20P starts with accessing programming mode by entering in the installer code, followed by 800. Next, you will press the * key plus a field number, followed by an entry. Once you are finished, you can exit programming by pressing *99. Keep reading to learn more.
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