Honeywell VISTA System: Factory Defaulting

Honeywell VISTA System: Factory Defaulting


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hi diy-ers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to be showing you how to reset your honeywell vista p series security system to factory default settings so just very quickly you go into programming and then star 97 is for the defaults and then you also want to do a star 96 to default the panel account and also the computer station id or the csid because that information isn't necessarily defaulted when you do the star 97 so you do star 97 star 96 and then star 99 to exit programming don't press start 98 in any of this star 98 will lock you out of programming cause you problems um so star 97 though that's going to reset the master code to one two three four it's going to reset the installer code to four one one two it's going to clear out any user codes you added it's going to reset all of the panel programming information back to its default setting so you're going to be starting with basically a fresh new system now you can do this on a tuxedo technically i'm in console mode but we generally recommend doing it on a push button keypad an alphanumeric keypad or you can do it on a fixed english technically but an alpha keypad is best for programming so we recommend using this um a tuxedo it can be used for programming but it's kind of slow it doesn't work as well so and plus also you might lose the keypad address so there's actually some notes on that that i want to mention as well if you're on and this is for a vista 20p or 15p by the way if you're on revision 10 or higher by checking the prom chip then all the the keypad addresses are going to be enabled by default so you won't necessarily have to worry about getting your keypad set up again your your alphanumeric keypad um and the tuxedo is gonna be a whole different story i'll get to that in a second but for the 6160 and other push button keypads um what's gonna happen if you're on uh revision 10 or higher for a 15p or 20p or you're on revision 4.21 or higher for the 21 ip and all versions of the 21 ip lte um like i said the keypad addresses are going to be enabled by default but if you're on less than 10 for a 15p 20p less than 4.21 for a 21 ip and you're not gonna have to worry about this on the 21 iplt all the versions are high enough but then only address 16 will be enabled um so make sure your keypad is on the default address on address 16 because otherwise it won't be working after you do the defaults so that's just something to keep in mind if you're on a lower firmware version but if you're on a higher firmware version then you won't have to worry about that as much and as for the tuxedo you want to have it on address one or two because if it's on address five or six then um that those addresses won't be enabled by default and your tuxedo won't work following the defaults um so i know that's a lot to take in but just as a reminder for 15p and 20p it's revision 10 or higher if you're lower than that then have your keypad your alpha keypad on address 16 and for the 21ip 4.21 or higher so just keep that in mind um so anyway so we're going to do this on our alphanumeric keypad we're not going to do it on tuxedo we don't recommend programming too much on the tuxedo but we're going to do a factory default um so like i said it's star 97 and star 96 but we have to get into programming first so we're going to enter in our installer code four one one two that's the defaults and then we'll do eight zero zero and you see we get installer code 20 on our alphanumeric keypad um whereas our fixed english keypad just shows 20 but because we're just doing very light programming today we don't have to really we can do it on this one just fine but we're doing it on this one um so we're gonna do star and then we'll do 97 and you see we get the three beeps indicating that the system has been factored defaulted there's no turning back now so we'll also do star and then we'll do 96 and that cleared out the account information and the csid so star 97 and then star 96 again you really only do this as the last resort troubleshooting situation or if you're wanting to start fresh with a new system because we'd have to program the system from scratch now and then to exit programming star nine nine don't use star 98 that will give you lots of problems um you see it even cleared out our fun message that we had we had alarm grid written here before and now it says disarmed so it's just completely plain so we're gonna have to reprogram this system from scratch so i'll be busy this afternoon but anyway that is how you factory defaults your honeywell vista p-series system and this only works on a series system uh don't do this on a turbo um you'll run into problems turbo being the vista 128 bpt or avista 250 bpt bpt um okay so don't do it on the turbo systems p series only star 97 star 96 star 99 to exit but if you have any questions about your honeywell vista security system or about alarm monitoring services send an email to support alarmgrid.com if you found this 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