Honeywell 6280

Talking Color Graphic Touchscreen Alarm Keypad

Honeywell 6280 talking color graphic touchscreen alarm keypad
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The Honeywell 6280 is a talking color graphic touchscreen alarm keypad that comes in your choice of white (6280W) or silver (6280S). Unli...


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The Honeywell 6280 is a talking color graphic touchscreen alarm keypad that comes in your choice of white (6280W) or silver (6280S). Unlike the Tuxedo Touch or Tuxedo Touch WIFI talking color graphic touchscreen alarm keypads, the 6280 does not have the built-in Z-Wave® controller that makes the Tuxedo keypads home automation controllers as well. In fact, the 6280 keypad was the first version of the Tuxedo keypad before Honeywell integrated the home automation functionality. If you desire the home automation control, you should order the Tuxedo Touch or Tuxedo Touch WIFI instead. However, as the 6280 is less expensive than the Tuxedo Series keypads, it is a great option for anyone that wants a brilliant touchscreen keypad for their VISTA Series alarm control panel and doesn’t care about the home automation aspect.

The 6280 touchscreen alarm keypad is compatible with the VISTA-15P, VISTA-20P, VISTA-21iP, VISTA-128BPT and VISTA-250BPT alarm control panels. You can use up to (2) graphic touchscreen keypads with a VISTA-15P alarm control panel. With a VISTA-20P or VISTA-21iP alarm control panel, you can use up to (4) 6280 alarm keypads. The VISTA-128BPT and VISTA-250BPT commercial control panels support up to (6) 6280 graphic touchscreen keypads. You will not be able to use the touchscreen keypad until you have set an address for an AUI type device within your alarm control panel’s device address menu and set that address within your 6280 keypad. When you initially power up a 6280, the touchscreen display will go through its boot sequence and then display “Set ECP Address”. As most VISTA Series alarm control panels have address 1 set to an AUI device by default, you can simply leave the default address of (1) and touch ‘Apply’. The boot sequence will finalize and you will be able to use your 6280 keypad. However, if you are using multiple 6280 alarm keypads, or if you already are using address 1 for a different AUI device, you will need to set up a different AUI address within the alarm control panel and change the default address of the 6280.

Once you have powered up and addressed your Honeywell 6280 talking color graphic touchscreen alarm keypad, you can utilize all of the great features from the beautiful high-resolution 7” display. The 6280 touchscreen uses 16 million different colors to display all the brilliant icons that guide you through using your alarm keypad. You can control your security system by simply pressing the icons with your finger. In addition to arming or disarming your alarm control panel, you will be able to change user codes, view zone lists, bypass zones and view your security system’s event log all from the graphic touchscreen display. The built-in speaker will even use voice annunciation to let you know the type and location of all alarms. You can also use the 6280 keypad’s family message center to leave voice messages for your friends or family. Finally, you can even insert a standard SD memory card with photos or videos to use the 6280 as a digital picture frame and movie player.

Please note that while you can use the alpha console mode of the Honeywell 6280 touchscreen keypad to bring up an emulated version of a standard alphanumeric alarm keypad, Honeywell does not recommend using the 6280 as your main security system programming keypad. Even if you do choose to use the 6280 as a programming keypad, you will find that it takes much longer than if you were to use a separate 6160 alphanumeric keypad for system programming. Also, each 6280 touchscreen keypad uses up to 270mA of auxiliary power from your VISTA Series alarm control panel. Therefore, depending on how many devices you have connected to your control panel’s auxiliary power output, you may need to use a separate power supply to power your 6280 alarm keypad.

Brand: Honeywell

Hi Irwin, It would depend on where in the home you'd like to hear the voice annunciations and how many existing non-talking 6270s and 5828s you have now. If you can email, we can help you make the right decision.
Replacement of existing keyboard with Voice - I currently have also installed wired keyboards 6270 (B/W touch w/o voice), 6160 RF and Envistalink EVL 4 with a Vista 20P (not upgraded prom) and 5282 wireless keypad - The 6270 does the job with regards to graphics being B/W and very slow for any alphanumeric programming but none of my keypads does any Voice. I would like to hear when a zone is opened and not chime with Alpha or zone display open. Do you suggest adding one more keyboard with voice or replace with new color touch screen?
Done - email sent. Thanks for the help!
Ah yes, we apologize for the mistake. We actually have the latest file available and should be able to send it to you. Could you email us at
They can definitely be upgraded. I just updated mine this afternoon from 4.1.40 to 4.1.54 (that's the most recent one I could find). Now I'm on the hunt for 4.1.65, so that both of my panels are on the same version.
Unfortunately 6280's can not be updated.
Does anywhere know where we can download the firmware updates for the 6280S keypad? I have one running the latest 4.1.65 firmware and one running an older firmware --- so the UIs are slight difference. Unfortunately I can't get to Honeywell's MyWebCenter since I'm a private consumer and not an authorized installer. Any ideas on where we are download the 4.1.65 firmware file for the 6280W?
We do not have a video but we do have a FAQ for how to program with a Vista: If you gave us a call at 888-818-7728 we can definitely give you a helping hand. Also Feel free to email us at for further help.
Thank you for the answer. I have question for same Honeywell 6280W touch Panel and installation of Key fob. Tried all possible ways to install it. ( I have 2 of them) but only one is "working" and only Alarm STAY is active. Other 3 botons are not responding. Used D3 template and T6 template and did manualy with Zone 49, 50, 51, 52 - nothing is working. If there any VIDEO or step by step instruction how to add KEY FOBS to Honeywell 6280W touch Panel? ( will be great if I could add 2 of them) but at least 1 will be great as well. PLEASE?
We would really need to check programming to see what is going on. It sounds like all your sensors are programmed to Entry Exit zone types and are all following the entry/exit delay. This means that the system would need to fully count down before any sensor will trigger an alarm. Feel free to email us at for further help.
I have Honeywell 6280W touch Panel. Connected to Safe watch 3000EN. When Alarm Away mode is set. Within 1 min all LED ( RED LED) on panel is NOT working. Its OFF! ( (No green - disarm, no Red arm) They are off! But power is on and Panel is active is working. But when I open door or walk under sensor or even open window which all connected to sensors - ALARM IS NOT ACTIVE! Its not triggering alarm. After I touch panel to Disarm - its triggering alarm and showing RED LED on. Any ideas what can cause this problem? Basicaly Panel is not reacting to any sensors after about 1 minute when alarm is set ON
Yes, using the virtual keypad you can enter the command needed to activate the trigger. Code + # + 7 + Output number will turn it on, and code + # + 8 + Output Number will turn it off. The output number is determined by field *79.
Hello, i have a 6280 keypad and i have a relay installed in the panel that output trigger 17 opens my garage door. can i access the output trigger from total connect 2.0?
Unfortunately, as we aren't in Australia, we don't know the specifics on the VISTA-20A you have as it is specifically sold in your area and not ours. If you are interested in upgrading it to something like the VISTA-21iP, it should be fairly simply to switch over. We'd be happy to help. Please reach out to if you are interested.
I have a Vista 20a Panel and can find no reference to it any ware ?? There's plenty on the " 20p " but nothing on the 20a which makes purchasing a touch screen keypad unlikely. Is there anyone who can help on this. I thought as I am in Australia that the " A" may be added as a region code ? I cant find any proof so I will have to venture further in this endeavour.
With that many devices hooked up, you will need an auxiliary power supply (such as the AD12612 - ) as those three devices, when all in full alarm mode, would be exceeding the panel's power output of 600mA which comes from terminals 4 and 5 on the VISTA panel. If you get a power supply, a transformer for the power supply (1361 - works with the AD12612) and battery backup (1240 - ), then you would wire the 6280 and Tuxedo power to the aux power supply instead. This FAQ - details the wired connections and note the common jumper wire from terminal 4 on the panel to the negative DC output on the power supply.
Yes and yes. WA20P 2014.10.23 is the FW date on the chip. I added the 6160RF and have added a few wireless sensors. My other concern is the power requirements. At the end of the day I want to have the 6160RF, TUX, and the 6280. As soon as my contract is up I'm switching to AG. I'm also switching my mom over.
Do you know the full WA number from your 20P panel's PROM chip (located in the center of the green circuit board)? Also, are you under contract and do you have access to your systems programming menus?
Just to double check I do not actually have to have a keypad on address 16. I can just move the 6160 to my bedroom, set it to I think its 17. I have a 20p and I do have TC and my TUX is set to 1 and TC 2. So I need to enable AUI 5 for the new 6280. Sounds simple enough, I was just not sure I needed to use address 16 or not. Thanks!
Unless you have partitioning, you can just remove the bedroom keypad, and move the 6160RF into its place. No need to worry about changing the address. Address 16 is always enabled, on partition 1 with no sound suppression. Now, if you need to assign it to something other than partition 1, or you want to suppress any of the sounds, then you need to change the address. You can find the address of the existing bedroom keypad by pressing and holding down 1 and 3 at the same time until the keypad address pops up on the display. It should be something 17 - 23. To change the address on the 6160RF to this address, once you power the 6160RF up, press and hold down 1 and 3, you'll see Console Addr = 16, press 00, then enter what you want the address to be, then keep pressing * until it brings you back out of keypad programming. The 6160RF should now have the same keypad settings the old bedroom keypad had. The 6280 will take an AUI address. The panel and revision you have will determine how many of these are supported on your system. On newer 20P and 21iP panels, addresses 1, 2, 5 and 6 are supported, and address 1 and 2 are enabled by default. If you're using Total Connect 2.0, it uses address 2, by default, so this should be considered. You also need to know what your existing Tux WIFI is set to, though it's probably 1. To find out go to Setup > System Setup > CS Setup > ECP address and verify the address of the existing Tux, then determine if address 02 is being used by Total Connect 2.0. If you're on a 20P or 21ip, check programming location #189 and verify which addresses are enabled, enabling additional addresses if necessary. Set the 6280 to an available address that's been enabled for the proper partition, then wire it to the panel as you would any other keypad. Bear in mind that with a TuxWIFI, 6160RF and a 6280, you may need additional power, as the 20P/21iP panels only provide 600 mA of current on the auxiliary power bus.
Hi. Looking at adding a 6280 to my setup. I have a Wifi Tux a 6160RF which is set to address 16 and an old keypad in my bedroom not sure of the address. I'm looking to move the 6160 RF to my bedroom and put 6280 where the 6160 RF is. Is this even necessary to utilize address 16. Does the wiring on the panel corispond to the keypad address. This is what I'm confused about. How do I move address 16 to my bedroom and add a new AUI address. Thanks for any assistance.
By default, TC2 will use AUI 2 but it is configurable so you'd have to check with your monitoring company. It does sound like you have it set right now though.
I originally tried 4140, etc. but to no avail. Finally found an ADT manual with 6321 code and it worked. I changed the ECP to 5 and turned AUI 5 on from my old 6160 and everything seems to be working now. Correct me if I'm wrong but Total connect uses AUI 2? Before I accidentally changed my 6280 to ECP it was on 2 and I was getting wireless errors when arming/disarming from my phone. Now that I have it on AUI 5 it seems to work fine. Correct?
Try using 4140 as the code. On a non-branded 6280/Tuxedo, 4140 is the default installer code when the keypad isn't connected to a system (which is the situation you are in since it's set to an ECP address that isn't for AUI keypads).
Need some help with my 6280. Background. I had a Tuxedo touchpad in the bedroom and a 6160 by the garage hooked to a Vista 20p. Wife wanted another touchscreen by the garage for asethics. I ordered a 6280 touchscreen but unknowingly ordered the ADT version. Hooked it up and accidentally changed the ECP to 3 and now of course I'm locked out. My installer code doesn't work and I'm sure I need an ADT code to access the unit again. Any help to get it back and get access to the CS setup?
Yes, the 5828V is available if you have a 6150RF or 6160RF keypad with integrated wireless receiver. It's just not a touchscreen keypad.
And Honeywell 5828V?
No, the 6280 (like the Tuxedo) is a hardwired alarm keypad for a VISTA alarm control panel. There is no wireless touchscreen keypad available for a VISTA-20P.
Honeywell 6280 is wireless touchscreen alarm keypad? I like to use one tuxedo touch wired to vista 20P and three Honeywell 6280, they are to far from vista 20P box and need to by connected wireless and power with 12VDC wall transformers.
Can you be more specific about your issue? What delay are you experiencing?
Why is ami having a delay in my HoneyWell 6280 touchcenter alarm system?
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