Install Honeywell LTE-XA or LTE-XV On VISTA-15P, VISTA-20P, VISTA-21iP

Install Honeywell LTE-XA or LTE-XV On VISTA-15P, VISTA-20P, VISTA-21iP


In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to install a Honeywell LTE-XA or a Honeywell LTE-XV for a Honeywell VISTA P-Series Panel. The VISTA ...


hi diyers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to be showing you how to install a honeywell lte xa or honeywell lte xv cellular communicator to a honeywell vista p series security system those being the vista 10p vista 15p vista 20p and vista 21ip those are the p-series panels um and just to give you a quick reminder for total connect 2.0 uh you can't use it on the vista 10p you'll just be using this module for communications with alarmnet and the central station you won't have access to total connect on a 10p if you have a vista 15p or 20p then you need a firmware version 9.12 or higher to get total connect and on a 21 ip you need a version 3.13 or higher so check the prom chip for your system to verify the firmware version if you need an upgrade uh we have those available um but that's a different topic um just make sure you're aware of that um so anyway we have our today we're using a honeywell lt xa which is the att version the lte xv is the verizon lte version go with whichever one works better in your area which whenever whichever network provides stronger sell signals so we have our vista 21ip here today and um we're going to be powering it down and connecting the the communicator so the first thing we want to do is power the system down and so we're going to just uh undo the battery right here just pull the connection there if you're having trouble getting it kind of just twist it off and pull it off like that and then we're gonna do the transformer next um in our case we're using a honeywell lt cable so we can just uh undo the barrel connection but um i do want to point out that if you um don't have a honeywell lt cable you just have wires at the panel then a good option is to unplug the transformer which is it's a base transformer like this just locate the transformer on your system and find it and unplug it note that there's a little set screw that you may need to undo some people just remove the set screw because it's kind of annoying but um if you do need to remove it do that um and if you are having trouble finding uh the transformer uh we don't recommend disconnecting the wires at the panel um instead we recommend cutting the power at the circuit breaker so just as a safety tool you can go and do that and the system already knows that the battery is low because i've been going on too much about this but um that's that's how you're going to disconnect power you're going to shut off power but like i said in our case we have the honeywell lt cable here so we can just do this and then the system powers down you see the key keypads went blank um there's nothing on the system we're good to go now since we are using a 21ip system we do have to disable the internal ip communicator this is only for the 21ip um what you're doing is you're disabling the uh the internet communicator so that way you can use the cellular communicator um or the external communicator i should say whenever you add an external communicator to the 21ip you need to disable this internal communicator and this is done by moving the jumper from these top two prongs to the bottom two prongs um so it'll be there there are three prongs in there so it was on the top in the middle and now it's on the middle and the bottom so you just want to do that and make sure your system is powered down when you do that you could damage the system if you forget to power down before moving the jumper so make sure you power down first and now we're going to begin connecting the lt xa again we're using the att model the verizon model follows the same process to our vista 21 ip so we have the module right here um we have it completely um not set up at all and we're going to start from scratch so we do have to connect uh this piece to the bottom of it so it can fit into the panel's uh metal enclosure or or metal can so to speak um and i'll show you that in a minute but the first thing we need to do is open up the the module it's got a phillips head um screw right here so we'll just go and we'll do that and there we've opened up the module and we've got it we've got access to the inside so we've got our plastic piece here and we can just insert it into the slot here so the tabs align and it just clicks into place just like that so that's what you want to do first you can have it so it's going to be sitting on top of the panel right here that's where it's going to go that's the slot for it so what we need to do uh we have um a four wire connection um it has a port for connecting with the communicator and then four wires for uh connecting at the panel um so what we need to do we're going to um we're going to connect it to this slot here we go and then what i'm going to do first i'm going to do the washer this is the washer that secures the communicator to the panel and it's threaded and you can just thread it onto here it's easier easiest to do this before you start running the wire to the panel but if you do forget you can do it afterwards but we'll just go and screw that in make sure that's tight and kind of keeps it a little bit more stable and there we go we got that taken care of so now we're going to take our wires and we're going to just run them through the hole here and just pull everything together make sure it's not caught on your systems communicator and there we go so we've got our wires run through and now we can begin connecting at the panel okay so we're going to begin doing our four wire connection uh we're going to start with the the black wire which is for negative power also known as the ground connection just loosen up the terminal a little bit and to where we can stick it in there then we have the red wire which is for positive power the black wire went to terminal four and the red wire is going to terminal five and this is for positive power okay and then we have the green wire which goes to terminal this is one of the data connection wires and last we have the yellow wire which goes to terminal 7. you may also see some white wires in there if you are just matching colors which a lot of people will do because they'll already have the keypads installed then just match the yellow with the white wire some sometimes you see those instead of yellow okay good and we'll just give that a quick tug looks like our green wire is a little bit loose we will get that a little bit better and we're good to go one thing i do want to note before you go and close the module make sure to write down the mac and crc codes on the communicator on the sticker take a picture of them or write them down and keep them somewhere safe you will need them for a monitoring service to activate the communicator and i also want to note that this communicator will draw up to 250 milliamps of current um when it's transmitting signals so make sure to consider that into your current calculation um and add an external power supply if necessary but make sure you calculate those 250 milliamps okay so we're going to close the module now um we're just going to kind of get the wires out of the way there and well don't really change much but we can close it there and we'll just screw this down okay uh we've got that screwed down taken care of so now we're going to begin uh powering our panel back on and we're going to do the transformer first like i said we're using the honeywell lt cable um if you applied if you just if you disconnected power at the breaker then flip your breaker switch if you unplugged the beige transformer then uh plug that back into the wall um reapply the set screw if necessary but if you do have the luxury of using a honeywell lt cable then just reapply the barrel connection like we did and then your system should power back on uh you see our keypad's lit up um and we do see some led lights on the the tran uh the communicator indicating that it's receiving power so i'm also gonna do the backup battery while i'm over here just so that stays charging put that back up there okay um and you do see that uh hardware comes included uh with the with the communicator so you can uh mount this on a wall if you prefer um but we like to just do the can it's it's very easy to do that um if you can get a strong enough sell signal then by all means then like do this it's a pretty simple process here um so you will want to check the led lights on the on the communicator um to verify cell signal strength uh for most people that this won't be a concern most areas get covered pretty well by the lte networks whether using a t or verizon but if you are in a rural area or you have the panel tucked away maybe in a closet or something then it can be hard to get a good sell signal so make sure to check the led lights and refer to the manual uh for more information of what they what they mean uh there should be a manual that came with your lt xa or lte xv and uh you will need to activate this communicator for monitoring service you will need a monitoring plan that can that does include uh cellular communication as this is a cellular communicator so um if you're signing up for service with alarm grid then we'll contact you at your scheduled activation slot that you chose and we'll walk you through the rest of the process a technician will be on the line with you we'll tell you what you need to do and we'll take care of it on our end to get this uh communicator working properly so that's how you add a honeywell lte xa or honeywell lte xv to a honeywell vista p series system uh these being the vista 10p vista 15p vista 20p and vista 21ip um remember the ip has that jumper only the 21ip but um if you have any questions about the lte xa or lte xv or about alarm monitoring services in general send an email to support if you found this video helpful make sure to give it a thumbs up below if you like the video and remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos we hope you enjoyed the video thank you