What Key Fob Should I Use w/ My VISTA-10P, 15P, or 20P?

The 5834-4 and 5834-4EN are current compatible key fobs for Vista alarm systems. For the Vista panel to communicate with the key fob, a receiver will need to be installed on the system. The recommended receivers to use are the 6160RF or 6150RF transceivers. These devices are also wired keypads.

The Honeywell Vista wired alarm systems can be armed, disarmed and interacted with via a compatible key fob. As stated, the Vista panel will also need a compatible receiver to support the key fob. Out of the available transceivers, the 6150RF and 6160RF are the most popular and convenient to install, due to both units being fully functional keypads and transceivers all in one. The 6160RF will support as many wireless zones as the alarm system supports. The 6150RF can support up to 16 wireless zones, with an additional 8 key fobs, which can be programmed into the keypad locally, and don't use system zones. All of the remaining receivers are standalone units. The other available receivers are the 5881ENL, 5881ENHC, 5881ENM, 5881ENH and the 5883H transceiver.

The 5834-4 and the 5834-4EN are functionally identical devices. The only difference is that the 5834-4EN has chrome styling on the bezel and key ring. Either key fob is recommended to use with a Vista system.


The 5834-4 and 5834-4EN have approximately a 50 foot operating range. The key fob has 4 physical programmable buttons and 4 additional programmable actions for a total of (8) possible actions per key fob. The programmable actions are accessed by pressing two of the perimeter buttons together. A button needs to be pressed for a full half second for the fob to transmit. Each key can operate in normal or high security mode. In high security mode, the key fob uses encrypted communication with the Vista panel. Learn how to put your key fob into high security mode, and learn how to sync it with the alarm panel.

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