Honeywell 4204 - Intelligent Relay Board for Wired Security Systems Reviews

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Great Relay Module Add-On
Submitted on 08/11/2020 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 4204 is a relay board add-on for Honeywell VISTA Security Systems. This device will add up to four (4) programmable relay outputs for a compatible system. The relay outputs can then be used to activated relay-triggered devices, such as sirens and strobe lights. The device is compact enough to fit inside the main panel's metal enclosure, but it can also be installed outside the enclosure if desired. Overall, the Honeywell 4204 is a great device to use if you need to add additional relay outputs to your Honeywell VISTA System. We give the Honeywell 4204 a 5 Star rating.

There are many positive aspects regarding the Honeywell 4204. Adding four relay outputs to a system is a great benefit. This will provide you with many options for setting up relay-triggered devices. And even if you don't use all four relay outputs right away, you can always go back and add additional devices later on. The size of the unit is definitely a benefit, as you have the choice to mount the unit either inside or outside the panel's metal enclosure. Most users choose to install the device inside the metal cabinet, but you may want to mount it outside if the metal enclosure is already filled up. The device is UL listed for both burglary and fire in residential and commercial installations. A tamper switch can be enabled to let the system know if someone opens up the module. The relay outputs are Form C, meaning that either Normally Open (NO) or Normally Closed (NC) wiring can be used.

There are not many downsides regarding the Honeywell 4204. It will need to be installed and wired to the panel. Programming the Honeywell 4204 can be a bit tricky. Luckily, you only need to set it up once. The device will draw some power from the panel, so make sure to consider it when doing your power calculation. But really, these downsides are very minor, and they do not stop us from giving the Honeywell 4204 a perfect 5 Star score.

Good: Four Relay Outputs, Compact Size, UL Listed, Tamper Switch, Form C

Bad: Installation Required, Difficult to Program, Draws Power

Bottom Line: 5 Stars