The Honeywell Home 6290W Does Not Have a Built-in Receiver
In this video, Joe from Alarm Grid explains how the Honeywell Home 6290W Touchscreen Keypad does not have a built-in wireless receiver. This means that this keypad cannot communicate with any wireless peripheral devices. However, the 6290W does utilize a WIFI connection for receiving useful updates.
When shopping for a keypad for a Honeywell VISTA Security System, many users try and find keypads that utilize some type of wireless communication for connecting with other devices and adding new features for the system. For example, by adding a Honeywell 6160RF to your VISTA Panel, you can start using 345 MHz wireless sensors from the Honeywell 5800 Series with the system. Another example is the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch, which allows the system to support Z-Wave home automation sensors.
The Honeywell Home 6290W Keypad is strictly used for controlling a VISTA System. It does not have a built-in receiver, and it cannot support any wireless peripheral devices. But you can still use the 6290W once you add a receiver to the system. The Honeywell VAM is a great standalone Z-Wave controller. And for 345 MHz security sensors, you can just add a Honeywell 5883H.
The one thing you will want to keep in mind if you are using a Honeywell Home 6290W Keypad is that it will take up some of the power for the system. This is imnportant if you are using lots of other devices, as they will also require system power. If you find that you have exceeded the maximum available power supply for the system, then you will need to add an external power supply. The Honeywell Home 6290W can be wired using such a power supply so that it does not take up power from the panel. Just keep in mind that you will need to make sure the connections are correct, or else the keypad will not work properly.
Hi, DIYers. Joe from Alarm Grid. So today we're going to talk about how the Honeywell Homes 6290W keypad has no built-in receivers or wireless communication. The Honeywell Home 6290W, though, does look great and is very easy to use and functional keypad for a business system. It has a great bright color touch screen, easy to understand and use buttons, and it's a great keypad for people of all ages. And as you can see, it's a significant upgrade over a push button keypad, such as the 6160V, which we have right up here. You're going to have to connect this to a VISTA system. And as you may know, VISTA systems out of the box are pretty bare bones. The way that you add functionality to the system, such as communicating with 5800 devices or communicating with zero devices, is by adding devices to the system. And one of the most popular ways to do this is to purchase keypads for the panel that have these receivers or transmitters built into them. One of the most popular keypads is the 6160RF. It looks just like this one right here, except it has a built-in 5800 transmitter in it. This allows you to use 5800 devices with the system. 5800 devices are wireless security devices, so like a wireless door contact, window contact, or smoke detector. That's how that device will communicate with the system. It will send its signal out, it'll hit that keypad with the radio inside of it, and then it'll go into the panel. The 6290W doesn't have that functionality. Another very popular thing to add to the system is Z-Wave. And The keypad to use for that, if you want to use that keypad to bring this functionality to the system, is the Tuxedo Touch. The Tuxedo Touch, I actually have one right here, it's another full color touchscreen keypad, works great. It's more dated, obviously, than the 6290. It's been around for quite some time now. But this keypad has a built in Z-Wave module. So this thing, when you connect it to your VISTA system, you'll be able to have Z-Wave devices connect to it you, you'll be able to program them, and work with different functions and features of your panel. Again, that functionality, you're not going to get in the 6290W. So if you are in the market and you're just looking to upgrade an existing keypad, you likely have a lot of these features set up on your system and it's already good to go. In that instance, the 6290, you're basically just going to have to make sure you have enough power coming out of your system, and you're going to swap it or install it wherever you like. If you're in the market for building a whole new system though, you're going to want to make sure that when you're setting up your system devices that you're not mistakenly purchasing a 6290W thinking that it has wireless capabilities because it won't and you'll get stuck and probably get a little frustrated. So just to reiterate, the 6290, it's not going to let you communicate with any wireless devices. It's literally just going to let you control the system functions, but it looks great while you're doing it. If you have any questions about this keypad, how to set it up, wireless devices with the panel, or VISTA questions in general, feel free to give us a call at (888) 818-7728, head to our website www.alarmgrid.com, or shoot us an email to support at alarmgrid.com. If you like the video, feel free to subscribe. And if you want to be notified on any post future videos, hit the notification button below and we'll send you an update when we do so. Thanks for watching. Have a great day.