Honeywell GSMV4G-TC2

AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 Upgrade Kit

Honeywell gsmv4g tc2 alarmnet total connect 2 dot 0 upgrade kit

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The Honeywell GSMV4G-TC2 is an AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 upgrade kit that includes a GSMV4G cellular alarm communicator and two control ...

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The Honeywell GSMV4G-TC2 is an AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 upgrade kit that includes a GSMV4G cellular alarm communicator and two control panel micro-controller chips (PROMs). Each GSMV4G-TC2 kit includes a PROM for a VISTA-15P and a PROM for a VISTA-20P alarm control panel. The PROM upgrade chip turns an older VISTA-15P or VISTA-20P alarm control panel into one that supports the newer Total Connect 2.0 service. Therefore the GSMV4G-TC2 is the perfect addition to an existing Honeywell VISTA-20P control panel. The GSMV4G provides a 4G cellular connection for alarm monitoring purposes and the PROM upgrade chip ensures that your security system will be compatible with the more advanced Total Connect option.

Total Connect 2.0 is only compatible with VISTA-20P and VISTA-15P control panels that have a revision of 9.12 or higher. Even with a GSMV4G, which is compatible with Total Connect 2.0, a VISTA control panel with a revision before 9.12 will not be able to use the newer Total Connect service. Therefore if you have a VISTA-20P or VISTA-15P that is not revision 9.12, you would have to replace the entire control panel. You would have to spend money on a new control panel, switch all of your wiring over to the new panel and reprogram the system from scratch. The real value of the GSMV4G-TC2 upgrade kit is that the PROM chip prevents you from having to go through that process. Instead of paying for a new control panel, you can pay just slightly more than a GSMV4G cellular communicator and get the PROM chip. Once you have the PROM chip, all you have to do is power down your security system by removing the battery and AC transformer and then replace the existing PROM chip with the new Total Connect 2.0 upgrade chip. Your existing control panel and wiring stays the same and you don’t even have to reprogram your system. All of your current system programming will remain the same, but you will now have a system that supports Total Connect 2.0.

When determining if the GSMV4G-TC2 AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 upgrade kit is right for you, you should first find out exactly which Honeywell VISTA Series control panel you have. Your control panel is located inside a beige metal can that is normally installed in a laundry room, garage, basement or utility closet. Once you have located your control panel, you will need to open the can and look at the green circuit board. Towards the middle of the circuit board, you will find a square black chip. You will find your VISTA control panel’s model number and revision printed on the chip. All chips begin with ‘WA’ followed by the model number and then a dash or period before the revision number. If you need help determining what model number or revision your system is, please call us today and we will help you.


You may also be able to replace the Vista-50P with something like the Vista-21IP, or the Vista-20P, but it will depend on how much zone expansion you have, if any, and what type it is. If you have a lot of polling loop expansion, you'd be better off to go with the Vista-128BPT, but if not, or if you have wireless expansion, you can probably switch to the smaller panel.
You can use the GSMV4G with a 50P but the 50P doesn't support Total Connect 2.0 so you won't be able to remotely arm/disarm. If you want Total Connect 2.0, I suggest replacing your VISTA-50P with a VISTA-128BPT as the 128BPT supports this communicator and supports TC2.0.
Can i use this GSM with a Vista 50p panel? If not, what GSM do i use with a Vista 50P? Will this give me the capability to arm and disarm the system through the total connect app? Is there an additional charge associated with the Total Connect app / GSM Cellular, besides the basic Monitoring Charges? Thank you
I don't know that we've ever tried a PROM upgrade on a Guardian version of the panel. We do know that Guardian panels have certain features that are different than a regular First Alert or VISTA-20P. I think our best answer will be that we can try the PROM and if it doesn't work, you'd have to then upgrade the entire control panel board.
I have a guardian FA168C-GP panel which is a branded Vista 20P. But when I look at the chip, it just says "WA Guard 7.0". Can I use this kit?
This GSMV4G-TC2 will include the VISTA-15P PROM upgrade chip you need. If your chip says WA15P-3.1, you actually have a VISTA-15P, not a VISTA-20P.
I have a Vista-20P with a chip WA15P-3.1 and need to upgrade to cellular. What replacement prom will work?
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