Honeywell 6152RF - Fixed English Keypad Reviews
Submitted on 09/28/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell 6152RF is a wired numeric keypad for a Honeywell VISTA Security System. It is a Fixed English Keypad, making it good for basic arming and disarming and bypassing zones. However, it is not recommended for programming a system. The keypad also includes a built-in 345 MHz RF receiver, which will allow you to start using wireless Honeywell 5800 Sensors with your VISTA System. Unfortunately, the built-in receiver is extremely limited, and it will only allow you to build up to 16 wireless zones on the system. Overall, we cannot recommend this keypad over the Honeywell 6150RF, which is better all around. We only give the Honeywell 6152RF a 3-Star rating.
There are some positive aspects for the Honeywell 6152RF. The keypad allows for basic arming and disarming and bypassing zones. The backlit keys and backlit display screen make it easy to use the keypad in a dark setting. The keypad has a built-in piezo sounder, which is good for alerting building occupants to a system alarm. While the keypad's integrated receiver is extremely limited, the fact that it even has one has to be considered a positive attribute. If you don't have many wireless zones to add, then the Honeywell 6152RF can work fine in that regard.
But the downsides for the Honeywell 6152RF should not be ignored. Since this is a Fixed English keypad, you will be operating blindly if you try to use it for programming. Therefore, an Alphanumeric Keypad like a Honeywell 6160RF is strongly recommended for programming the system. The fact that the built-in wireless transceiver only supports up to 16 zones is a disappointment, as unlimited zone wireless transceivers are readily available. We are also saddened by the fact that the Honeywell 6152RF lacks a tamper switch, and it does not have any volume control. One final negative aspect is that the keypad is discontinued, and it can no longer be purchased new. All things considered, we give the Honeywell 6152RF a score of 3 Stars.
Good: Basic Arming & Disarming and Zone Bypassing, Wireless RF Transceiver. Backlit Keys & Screen, Piezo Sounder
Bad: Not Useful for Programming, Transceiver Only Supports 16 Wireless Zones, No Tamper Switch, No Volume Control, Discontinued
Bottom Line: 3 Stars