Honeywell VISTA-20PSIA Frequently Asked Questions

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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How do you power cycle a Honeywell VISTA?
Disconnect the positive leg of the battery. Find the plug-in transformer, unscrew it from the center of the outlet then unplug the transformer. Learn how to power cycle a Vista.
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Can a GSMV4G Radio be Used Without Monitoring?
It is possible to self-monitor using only a GSMV4G cellular communicator. Many users prefer to use cellular communication because of its strong reliability.
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Will the Central Station Call Me if I Disarm My Alarm just After a False Alarm?
There is a possibility, when you disarm immediately after a false alarm, that the central station will see the cancellation signal, and not call you. Read on!
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Will My Monitoring Company Change My Installer Code?
It is possible an alarm company will change the installer code for the security system. Some companies do this as a way of limiting what the user can do.
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What is a Transmitter Sniffer Test on a Vista Panel?
The transmitter sniffer test is used to verify that programming for wireless zones is correct, and that the devices are transmitting. Read on to learn more!
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Is there a Battery in a 2WT-B Photoelectric i3 Sensor?
No, the 2WT-B smoke detector, by System Sensor, is a low voltage smoke detector that gets its power from an alarm panel. Read on to see how the 2WT-B works.
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What Is the Valid Address for a 4219?
The address required for a 4219 8-zone hardwired expander depends which panel it will be used with. Keep reading to learn valid addresses for the 4219.
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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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