What Brand of PIR Motion Can I Use with a VISTA 20P?

A Honeywell VISTA 20P can use Honeywell brand wireless PIR motion detectors. Any wired 12 Volt DC passive infrared (PIR) motion can be used with a VISTA 20P system. A wireless receiver will need to be added to the VISTA 20P system before a wireless PIR motion detector can be used.

A wired motion detector will be connected directly to the VISTA 20P system using one of its hard-wired zones. From there, the zone will need to be configured using *56 Zone Programming on the keypad. This will allow the VISTA 20P to properly recognize that the wired zone is being used as a motion detector.

When adding a new hard-wired motion, users should be aware of how many wired zones can be supported by their system. The VISTA 20P includes 8 hard-wired zones that are built right into the panel. Through the use of zone-doubling, this number can be increased to 15 wired zones. It is important to remember that the first wired zone on the VISTA 20P cannot be doubled. If even more wired zones are needed on the system, a Honeywell 4219 Expansion Module can be used to add additional wired zones to the VISTA 20P. Each 4219 supports 8 additional wired zones, and up to 5 4219's can be used on the Vista-20P.

In order to program a wireless Honeywell motion detector with a VISTA 20P, a wireless receiver will need to be used. This can either be in the form of a keypad with a built-in wireless receiver, such as the Honeywell 6160RF Alphanumeric Keypad, or an external wireless receiver like the Honeywell 5881ENM. Many users find that using a 6160RF keypad is very convenient since it can double as both a receiver and the primary command-input device for the VISTA 20P system.

Once the wireless receiver has been set up with the VISTA 20P, the wireless motion detector will need to be programmed as a wireless zone. Users should keep in mind that a maximum number of 64 zones can be supported by a VISTA 20P system. Both wireless and hard-wired zones count towards this limit.

Zone Breakdown on the Vista-20P and Vista-21iP

Zones 1-8

Zones 10-16

Hardwired

If doubled 2 = 2 and 10, 3 = 3 and 11, 4 = 4 and 12, and so on. In this scenario, zone 9 can still be used as a wireless zone

Built-in

Zones 9 - 48

If no zone doubling is used, these can be Wired or Wireless, or a combination of both

Wired using 4219 in 8 zone increments (9 - 16, 17 - 24, 25 - 32, 33 - 40, 41 - 48) Because of this, it is best to complete all wired zones, before beginning to add wireless ones.

Wireless using Receiver (6150RF, 6160RF, 5881ENL, ENM, or ENH)

Zones 49-64

Wireless only

Can be key fob zones (BR input type) or RF Zones (UR or RF input type)

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