Honeywell VISTA-250BPT Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best DIY Business or Home Security System?
There are many great DIY security panel for businesses and homes. The best one depends upon the needs of the user. Many users find the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to be a great DIY system. However, a VISTA Panel might work better if multiple partitions are needed. Learn more about choosing a security panel.
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What Panels Does a GSMX4G Radio Work With?
A GSMX4G cellular communicator is designed for use with Honeywell VISTA panels, as well as the LYNX Plus L3000 system. The GSMX4G will provide the system with a 4G cellular connection using the AT&T cellular service, and it is fully compatible with the Total Connect 2.0 service provided by AlarmNet.
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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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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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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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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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Which Chipset on a VISTA Works with Total Connect & a GSMV4G?
Vista-15P and Vista-20P version 9.12 or later, Vista-21iP version 3.13 or later, and Vista-128BPT and 250BPT all versions support Total Connect 2. Read on!
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How Do I Enable Total Connect 2.0 on My Vista-Turbo Panel?
TC2 is enabled on Vista-Turbo panels in device programming. The communicator talks to the panel as 3 different device types, and each must be enabled. Read on!
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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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