Honeywell 6160: How to Address Alphanumeric Keypad to VISTA 20P


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Hi DIYers, Sterling from Alarm Grid here, and today we're going to show you how to address a Honeywell 6160 Alphanumeric keypad. All keypads for the newer Honeywell VISTA series panels need to be addressed. The VISTA 20P that this keypad is connected to comes with a default address of 16 enabled for console keypad. Therefore, the system is programmed for a keypad on address 16, but the keypads will ship unaddressed on address 31. So what we're going to need to do is power this up and address it to address 16, which again is already on and enabled, and then that way the keypad will work. If you go and power the system on, which I'll have my helper plug in the transformer, right now the system is unpowered. We've removed battery and transformer. Now we're going to put transformer back on. You can see the keypad light up. It cycles the lights, and the keypad display is blank. We get calls all the time about people wondering why their keypad does not work. It's because it's not addressed, so I'm going to have my helper unplug it again. So that was a demonstration of how you may think your keypad is not working, but it's really just not addressed. So to address it upon the initial power up, within 50 seconds you're going to have to press and hold one and three and then we're going to set the keypad address to 16. When you hold one and three it will show "CON ADDR = 31" which is the default address it ships with, and then we're going to set it 16** to confirm, and that will set it to 16 which is on in the panel and then it will work. So I'll have my helper power the system back on. It comes on, press and hold one and three to address. You can see it says CON ADDR = 31. Again, 31 is the default address. 1, 6 to change it to address 16, * to confirm the selection. And now we're going to let it boot up. It says busy standby D1. That is the normal boot up sequence. After about a minute this will go away, and the system should read disarmed, ready to arm, assuming that we don't have any issues with our system. You can see on the nice LCD, you get the back light here. That will time out. You can wake it back up by pressing any of these keys. We're still just waiting for this busy standby to go away. Okay, we are showing a fault on zone 8, and actually that's because we have not connected to zone 8, and it's enabled in the programming. So we're going to have to go ahead and delete that, but other than that fault the system looks to be good. It's reading, showing this, so 1234 away. Watch this because it's in fault, 1, 2, 3, 4 off. Clears out the fault and now this is the normal display, disarmed, hit * for faults. If all the zones were ready, now it's kicking on with the fire trouble. These are very common errors on a new install. The VISTA panel comes programmed with zone one for fire, zone two is an entry delay door, zones three through eight as perimeter doors, so depending on what you actually have connected to your system you'll find that when you boot up you'll have a lot of these trouble sequences. Programming in the panel well help you get through all of that. You can press any key to silence that beeping, and then you press * to show and it will cycle through any faults, again, the zone eight, and then shows our fire trouble. But that is the addressing of a Honeywell 6160 Alphanumeric keypad.