Honeywell 6148

Fixed English Alarm Keypad

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The Honeywell 6148 is a fixed English alarm keypad that is a compact and cost effective option for controlling all Honeywell wired securi...
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The Honeywell 6148 is a fixed English alarm keypad that is a compact and cost effective option for controlling all Honeywell wired security systems. The large, easy to read display provides feedback on security system status and zone information using predetermined English messages and programmed zone numbers.

Because the 6148 is a fixed English keypad, it can only provide a limited number of messages. Therefore, it is not recommended that you use the 6148 alarm keypad for advanced security system programming that requires sub-menu access. You should use an alphanumeric keypad such as the Honeywell 6160 for full security system programming. The Honeywell 6148 is functionally similar to the 6150 fixed English alarm keypad, except that it lacks the (4) programmable one-touch function buttons. The 6148 alarm keypad features the same stylish case as other Honeywell wired keypads, allowing you to mix and match more advanced keypads with the basic fixed English model. You can save on cost when using multiple hardwired keypads to control your Honeywell security system by utilizing the Honeywell 6148 in any location where only basic user functions are necessary.

The Honeywell 6148 has a full functioning soft-touch keypad that is backlit for easy use in a dark environment. In addition, there are (3) special-function key pairs that can be programed for police, fire and medical panic situations. By pressing the [1] & [*], [*] & [#], or [3] & [#] keys together, you can activate audible or silent emergency notifications from your 6148 alarm keypad.

The 6148 fixed English alarm keypad must be addressed to your Honeywell control panel to function properly. Acceptable addresses range from (00) to (30). To program your alarm keypad’s address, hold down the [1] and [3] keys together for (3) seconds during the first minute after powering up the keypad and then enter the (2) digit keypad address. The Honeywell 6148 keypad requires a four wire data bus connection to the ECP terminals on your alarm control panel.

Brand: Honeywell

Good Keypad Option
Submitted on 09/22/2020 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 6148 is a Fixed English Keypad for a Honeywell VISTA System. This keypad is great for performing general system functions like arming and disarming. It is often compared with the Honeywell 6150, which is also a Fixed English Keypad. The advantage to the Honeywell 6150 is that it has the four (4) programmable one-touch function buttons. However, the 6148 is slightly more compact than the 6150. If a user just needs a basic Fixed English Keypad, and they don't care about the one-touch function buttons, then the Honeywell 6148 can be a good selection. We give the Honeywell 6148 a 5-Star rating.

There are many things to like about the Honeywell 6148. For one, it is one of the most compact keypad options available for a Honeywell VISTA. It is even smaller than the Honeywell 6150, which is already very compact. If minimizing space is a top priority, then the 6148 is usually the go-to choice. The keypad buttons are backlit, which makes it easy to operate the keypad in a dark setting. The keypad supports various dual-button inputs for triggering panics. This adds to the ways that you can use the keypad. We also appreciate the fact that the Honeywell 6148 has a very good build-quality.

There are some downsides for the Honeywell 6148 that should be mentioned. When using a Fixed English Keypad like the Honeywell 6148, you will be operating blindly in programming mode. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you do not use the Honeywell 6148 to program your VISTA System. There is also the fact that the Honeywell 6148 lacks the one-touch function buttons that are found on the Honeywell 6150. If you want to get a keypad with one-touch function buttons, then the 6150 is recommended instead. Or even better, you could get an Alphanumeric Keypad like the Honeywell 6160, which is much better for system programming. But overall, these downsides are relatively minor. We can confidently give the Honeywell 6148 a 5-Star rating.

Good: Compact, Backlit Keys, Dual-Button Inputs, Good Build Quality

Bad: Not Recommended for Programming, Lacks One-Touch Function Buttons

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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