Honeywell VISTA-21iP Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Factory Default a Honeywell VISTA P-Series System?
The programming command for factory defaulting a Honeywell VISTA P-Series System is *97. This restores all settings to factory default. Learn how to factory reset a VISTA System.
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Can I Do Dual Path Monitoring on a Honeywell VISTA 21iP?
The VISTA 21iP has a built-in IP communicator. If you want to do dual-path, you must disable the internal IP communicator and add a dual-path module. Learn about the VISTA 21iP.
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Can Alexa Arm and Disarm a Honeywell Alarm System?
Amazon Alexa can speak to Total Connect 2.0 to Arm a Honeywell System. But Alexa voice commands cannot be used to Disarm. Learn how to control your system using Amazon Alexa.
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Where Should the Alarm Panel Box Go?
Most hardwired alarm panels are housed in a metal enclosure for protection. This metal box is normally hidden away inside the residence. Learn where to place your alarm panel box.
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How Should I Program Report Codes If I'm Using a Self Monitoring Plan with Alarm Grid?
Users with a self-monitoring plan will want to disable all Report Codes. This is necessary for any panel connected with Total Connect 2.0. Learn how to disable Report Codes.
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Are There Security Systems Better Than a VISTA-P Alarm System?
Users looking for a reliable hardwired system can receive great results from a VISTA System. But these have been largely replaced by wireless systems. Learn about VISTA Panels.
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How Do I Program a Honeywell 5834-4 to a VISTA-P Panel?
The easiest way to program a Honeywell 5834-4 Key Fob to a VISTA P-Series Panel is to use Template programming. Learn how to add a Honeywell 5834-4 to your VISTA P-Series Panel.
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Can I Figure Out the Master Code on a VISTA 21iP?
It is possible to change the Master Code on a VISTA 21iP using the Installer Code. If you lose both codes, then you must use the backdoor method. Learn about the VISTA 21iP.
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Why Won't My Security System Enter Programming When I Type [4112] + [800]?
If you have a Honeywell VISTA System, then normally [4112] + [800] would let you into programming. Find out why you may not be able to enter programming using this command.
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How Do I Self-Monitor a VISTA P-Series System?
Self-monitoring means that all system alerts are sent to the end user via text and/or email. The VISTA-P is not connected with a monitoring station. Learn about self-monitoring.
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