Honeywell VISTA-21iP Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Possible to Program a 21iP w/ a Tuxedo Touch?
It is possible to program a VISTA-21iP panel with a Tuxedo Touch, but there are keypads better suited for programming. One such keypad is the 6160 keypad.
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How Do I Perform a Transmitter Sniffer Test on a Vista Panel?
Enter Installer Code + [#] + [3] to begin the transmitter sniffer test. The system must be ready, with no faults or bypasses, in order to enter this mode.
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What is an 803 Signal on a VISTA Panel?
When an AlarmNet device on a Vista panel indicates a trouble condition for itself, it uses zone 803, to prevent confusion with a protection zone. Read on!
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What Software Lets Me Make Changes on My VISTA 20P?
Users can make changes on a VISTA using Total Connect 2.0, or by hand programming it. A monitored alarm company who's a Honeywell dealer uses Compass. Read on.
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Where Should I Install My Honeywell 5869 Panic Button?
Install the Honeywell 5869 Wireless Panic Button in a hidden but reachable place, away from metal, furniture, and appliances. Learn how to install a 5869.
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What is the CRC Code For?
The CRC, or cyclical redundancy check, is in place to keep programmers from making typographical errors when activating a communicator. Learn more here!
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Can I Use a Cellular Communicator on a VISTA 21iP?
You can use a cellular communicator on the Vista-21IP. The cellular communicator connects directly to the board. Learn about the 21ip Cellular Communicator.
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Can I Mount a WAVE2 Siren Outside?
Though the WAVE2 siren’s operating temp is from 20F - 175F, it is not weatherproof and is rated for indoor use only. Continue reading for more about the WAVE2.
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Can a VISTA Security System Use 2 Wireless Receivers?
The number of receivers supported by a Vista panel depends on the panel used, as well as other factors. Find out how many wireless receivers are supported.
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Honeywell 5806W3 vs 5808W3
The Honeywell 5808W3 is a wireless Photoelectric Smoke with a built-in heat detector. The 5806W3 is a wireless Photoelectric Smoke only. Find out more!
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