Honeywell VISTA-20P Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Wire a 2-Wire Smoke Detector to My Wired Alarm System?
A 2-wire smoke detector connects directly to a hard-wired zone on a wired alarm system. Learn how to interface a 2-wire smoke with your wired alarm system.
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How Many Zones Can a 5881 Medium Board Handle?
The Honeywell 5881ENM medium wireless receiver provides support for up to 16 wireless zones, and it is compatible with all Honeywell Vista control panels.
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What is Zone-Doubling on a Honeywell VISTA System?
Zone-doubling is a method of using different value resistors on zones 2 - 8 to allow 7 hardwired zone inputs to behave like 14 separate zones. This is particularly helpful if you need more than 8 hardwired zones, but fewer than 16. Zone 2, doubled, becomes 2 and 10, zone 3 becomes 3 and 11, and so on.
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How Do I Program the Alpha on My VISTA Panel?
Enter program mode, then press *82 to enter Alpha Descriptor Programming. Each zone can have up to a three word descriptor. Custom words can also be created.
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What Panels Support the Maintenance Feature on the 5808W3?
Any panel that supports 5800 Series wireless can support maintenance supervision on the 5808W3. Read on to see how this feature is enabled on each panel.
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Why Isn't My Wired Door Sensor Working?
A wired door sensor may not be showing the correct status due to programming or wiring issues. Read on to find out how to troubleshoot wired door sensors.
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Where Can I Find VISTA-20P Manuals?
Manuals and how-to guides for the VISTA-20P can be found on the Alarm Grid website. We can provide you with all the support you need for your VISTA-20P.
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How Do I Program a Wireless Zone on My Honeywell VISTA-20P?
A wireless zone can be programmed on a VISTA-20P system by using an alphanumeric keypad to access zone programming. From there, you can program the zone.
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What is the Difference Between a Master Code and a Normal User Code?
A master code has the ability to add, edit, and delete other user codes. It can never deleted, only edited. A user code can only arm, disarm, and bypass.
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How Do I Enter Walk Test Mode on a Vista Panel?
You can enter walk test mode on the Vista-15P, 20P, 21iP panels by keying in Installer Code + [5] + [0]. The panel must be "Ready" to access test mode.
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