Where Can I Find VISTA-20P Manuals?
You can find VISTA-20P manuals on the Alarm Grid website. Our site has everything you need to get the most out of your VISTA-20P. We offer various product manuals and VISTA-20P FAQs that will help you to get started with the system and to make any programming changes that are needed.
Setting up a wired system like the VISTA-20P can be a little bit more tricky than using a wireless panel. However, with the right support and add-ons, a VISTA-20P can do almost anything that a wireless system can do. In order to get the most out of your VISTA-20P, you will need to make certain additions to the system. Luckily, our website has all the guides and the support needed to help you along the way.
Like any hard-wired security system, the VISTA-20P will require a keypad so that users can input commands and make changes to the panel. We recommend using the 6160RF keypad for this purpose. This keypad doubles as a wireless transceiver, allowing the VISTA-20P to connect with 5800 Series wireless devices. This will be extremely convenient when setting the VISTA-20P up with wireless security devices such as the 5800PIR-RES motion detector and the 5816 door and window contact. Additionally, setting up the 6160RF is a simple process that can be completed by most end users.
The video shown below will help you with programming wireless sensors to a 6160RF keypad:
Next, it is important that you are able to connect the VISTA-20P to the network. The best way to do this is with a dual-path communication setup that features both cellular and internet connectivity. This will allow you to use your VISTA-20P with Honeywell's Total Connect 2.0, and it will provide you with both the incredibly fast response time of IP connectivity and the added reliability of cellular communication. Alarm Grid recommends using the Honeywell iGSMV4G with the VISTA-20P, as this single device will provide your system with both IP and cellular communication using the AT&T network.
Installing the iGSMV4G is a relatively straight-forward process, and the add-on will greatly improve the versatility of your VISTA-20P. Once the system is synced with Total Connect, you will be able to remotely arm and disarm your panel and check the status of your system from anywhere.
The video provided below explains more about connecting the iGSMV4G with the VISTA-20P:
Finally, you may want to add Z-Wave control to your VISTA-20P so that it can be used with Z-Wave devices. Common Z-Wave devices include door locks, lights, thermostats, garage door controllers and more. When used with Total Connect, you will be able to remotely control any Z-Wave devices in your home right from the Total Connect app. One of the easiest ways to add Z-Wave capability with your VISTA-20P is to add a Honeywell VAM to the system. Once the Honeywell VAM has been set up, all Z-Wave devices will be able to function with your VISTA-20P.
The video below will show you how to set up the Honeywell VAM with your VISTA-20P:
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