The Honeywell VISTA-21iP-6160KT is an internet security system that includes a VISTA-21iP internet alarm control panel and a 6160 alphanumeric alarm keypad. The VISTA-21iP-6160KT also includes the 1361 AC transformer which needs to be plugged into a standard wall outlet to provide power to the VISTA-21iP internet security system. You should add a 1240 backup battery so that your internet security system will work during a power outage.
The VISTA-21iP-6160KT is a great kit to start with for someone looking for an internet security system as it is much less expensive than buying a VISTA-21iP alarm control panel and a 6160 alarm keypad separately. The VISTA-21iP alarm control panel has an integrated internet alarm communicator that is powered by AlarmNet, Honeywell’s communications division. We always recommend cellular communications for reliability purposes. The VISTA-GSM4G is the best option since it offers an internal cellular backup if the integrated internet communicator fails or drops offline. The 6160 alphanumeric alarm keypad connects to the VISTA-21iP alarm control panel with (4) conductor alarm wire (not included) and once connected, allows you to control your internet security system. The 6160 keypad is an important device because it has an alphanumeric display that allows you to access and program the advanced programming fields within the VISTA-21iP alarm control panel. You only need one programming keypad connected to your Honeywell internet security system. If you would like to add additional alarm keypads, you can choose the 6150 fixed English keypad which cannot fully program the VISTA-21iP but can fully control the system and is much less expensive than adding extra 6160 keypads. The VISTA-21iP actually supports up to (8) traditional wired alarm keypads and up to (4) graphic touchscreen keypads. Graphic touchscreen keypads are also called AUI devices and they include the Tuxedo Touch, Tuxedo Touch WIFI and 6280 keypads. All keypads will need to be wired to the VISTA-21iP using the (4) ECP terminals which are terminals 4-7 on the alarm control panel. You will also need to address each keypad after making your wiring connections.
You can customize your Honeywell VISTA-21iP-6160KT internet security system with additional security products to build the perfect security system for your property. The VISTA-21iP alarm control panel supports up to (8) wired zones which you can use to connect door and window contacts, motion detectors, glass break detectors or any other wired security device. If you need additional wired zones of protection, you can add 4219 wired zone expansion modules. Each 4219 provides an additional (8) wired zones and the VISTA-21iP supports up to (48) total wired zones. Of course, you can also add a wireless receiver if you want to add wireless security products. The VISTA-21iP supports a total of (40) wireless zones, but please note that each wireless zone that you program will reduce the number of available wired expansion zones. You should also add an alarm siren or strobe so that when your VISTA-21iP detects an alarm, the system can provide local notification of that alarm.
The integrated AlarmNet internet alarm communicator that is built into the VISTA-21iP makes this an internet security system. You will need to connect an active Ethernet connection to the RJ45 port on your VISTA-21iP alarm control panel and activate the internet communicator through an AlarmNet dealer if you want to sign up for internet alarm monitoring service. Here at Alarm Grid, we are a unique AlarmNet dealer because we allow you to choose the internet alarm monitoring plan that is right for you.
Our Self Monitoring plan provides access to AlarmNet’s Total Connect interactive service so that you can remotely control your VISTA-21iP internet security system and have your VISTA-21iP send you instant emails and/or text messages whenever a new security system event occurs. You can use any computer with web access to log into your Total Connect account. You can also use a free application on an iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ and Blackberry® device. As we only offer brand new VISTA-21iP internet security systems, you will have access to the newer, more sophisticated,Total Connect 2.0 service when signing up for the Self Monitoring plan.
Our Basic Monitoring plan provides UL-listed central station alarm monitoring service so that when your VISTA-21iP internet security system detects an alarm, a central station operator can call you and/or the authorities. The Basic Monitoring plan ensures that when there is an emergency at your property, the fire or police department will be notified. Also, central station monitoring should make you eligible for a homeowner’s insurance discount.
Finally, our Monitoring Plus plan gives you the security and insurance savings of a central station monitoring plan and the interactivity of a Total Connect 2.0 account. No matter which plan you choose, you will never need a regular phone line again. Eliminate your monthly phone bill and sign up for an internet alarm monitoring plan using the Honeywell VISTA-21iP-6160KT internet security system today!