Honeywell VISTA-250BPT Frequently Asked Questions

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's the wire length limit on a Honeywell VISTA's polling loop?
There are strict limits on polling loop distance, based on current drawn, and wire gauge used. Learn the rules and limits for wiring the polling loop.
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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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How Do I Connect a 4193SN to a VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT or VISTA-50?
The 4193SN connects to the Vista-128BPT, 250BPT, or 50 through the polling loop on terminals 24 (Positive) and 25 (Negative). Learn how to wire the 4193SN.
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How Do I Add a 4193SN to My VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT or VISTA-50?
The 4193SN is an expansion device which allows users to add conventional devices to the polling loop by programming its serial number into the zone(s). 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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How Do I Program a 4193SN to a VISTA-128BPT, 250BPT, or VISTA-50?
The Vista-128BPT and similar panels use a polling loop for wired expansion. In zone programming, use input type to identify zones. Learn to program a 4193SN.
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How do I Add More Zones to My Honeywell VISTA Security System?
Wired and wireless expansion can be accomplished on a Honeywell Vista Panel. Learn which modules are compatible for adding hardwired and wireless zones.
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Which Panels Are Compatible With The GSMX4G?
Find out which panels are compatible with the GSMX4G
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Can Wireless Receivers Be Put Inside A Metal Cabinet?
Find out if a wireless receiver can be put inside a metal cabinet
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