UltraTech 1240 Frequently Asked Questions

Will a Siren Sound On VISTA-20P Without a Backup Battery?
When you use a siren on a VISTA-20P it will either draw power from the system's backup battery or from an auxiliary power supply. Learn about using a siren with a VISTA-20P.
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How Do I Power My Tuxedo Keypad From an Auxiliary Power Supply On a VISTA TURBO Panel?
You must use an auxiliary power supply with a Tuxedo Touch if the keypad pushes the panel over its power limits. Learn how to add a Tuxedo to a VISTA TURBO using a power supply.
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How Do I Troubleshoot a Low Battery Condition on a Vista Panel?
Troubleshooting a low battery condition requires the use of a multimeter. Use that device to check battery and other system voltages. Learn how to troubleshoot a low battery.
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What is the Power Source for a Honeywell VISTA 20P?
The Honeywell VISTA 20P uses a Honeywell 1321 AC Transformer for power. It can also use a backup battery with at least 12V and 4Ah of power. Learn how to power the VISTA 20P.
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How Do I Add a Wired Siren to a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System?
For users who need a louder siren for a Lyric Panel, a wired siren is a possible option. But you will need several components! Find out how to add a wired siren to a Lyric System.
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How Do I Add a Siren to the Lyric Controller Using a MIMOlite?
A high current siren can be added to the Lyric System by using a power supply, a programmable output and a siren. Learn to attach a high current siren to a Lyric Alarm Panel.
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How Often Should Alarm Panel Batteries be Replaced?
As a general guideline, alarm panel batteries should be replaced about every five years. This will keep the system running during a power outage. Learn all about alarm batteries.
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Honeywell AD25624 vs Altronix SMP3
The Honeywell AD25624 and the Altronix SMP3 are both external auxiliary power supplies that are used to power security devices. Both devices have an output power of 2.5 amps. However, these external power supplies are used with different transformers. Learn more about these power supplies.
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Where Can I Buy System Sensor 4-Wire Smokes?
System sensor 4-wire smokes can be bought from most online alarm companies. Unlike wireless smokes, they are typically unavailable in standard retail outlets.
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How Do I Add a Honeywell Siren to a 2GIG GC3?
The 2GIG GC3 panel can have a Honeywell hard-wired siren installed directly to its circuit board. A siren can also be connected through a hard-wired relay.
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