Honeywell VISTA-21iP-6160KT Frequently Asked Questions

How Many 5881s Can I Hook Up to My VISTA Wired Security System?
The Vista P series panels support only 1 wireless receiver. The standalone receivers come in three capacities, Low, Medium, and High. A Low receiver supports up to 8 zones, Medium supports up to 16, and High supports as many as the panel will allow. Choose your receiver based on the zones needed.
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Do I Need a 5881ENH on My VISTA Security System?
A VISTA security system will not require a 5881ENH, or any other type of wireless receiver, if only hard-wired sensors are going to be used with the panel.
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Can I Monitor My Existing Smoke Detectors Remotely?
Smoke detectors for a security system can be monitored through Total Connect or Alarm.com. The platform that is used will depend on the type of panel you have.
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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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How Do I Program a Wireless Zone on My Honeywell VISTA-21iP?
On the Vista-21iP, wireless zones are programmed through the *56 zone programming menu. You will need an Alpha Keypad, such as the 6160RF to program zones.
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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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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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What Is the Best Honeywell Sensor for the 21iP?
The best sensor for the Honeywell Vista 21iP depends on what the sensor is used for. There are many great sensors compatible with the Vista 21iP panel.
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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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