BBB Business Review

Honeywell Vista Series 15P, 20P, and 21IP Delay & Zone Programming

Honeywell Vista Series 15P, 20P, and 21IP Delay & Zone Programming

Back To Main

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel for alerts on the newest videos we upload. click the Subscribe button below:


Hey, everybody. Jon Boroughs with, and we're back with another video on the Honeywell Vista Series control panels. In this video, we're going to show you how to hook up that keypad, and how to do your zone programming for the alarm panel that we already hooked the devices to in the previous video. So let's go back over to the tech room, to the control panel on the wall over there, and see how it's done. Let's take a stroll over.

All right, guys. Here we are at the panel on the wall. And as you see, it's still hooked up basically how we had it last time, except for this one addition here. Let me zoom in on it so you can see. We went ahead and put a resistor here on Zone 1, because that does require a resistor. We didn't put resistors on the rest of the zones. As you can see here, I've got the door back on the panel. Basically, what we're gonna do here is we're going to wire the keypad in so that we can program the system.

Let me zoom back in on it here. I don't want to get too close. All right. On your Vista board, your keypad terminals are Terminals 4, 5, 6, and 7. So basically, we'll take this wire here that we have coming off of our keypad, as you can see on the front panel here. We will take these and hook them into 4, 5, 6, and 7. Now, Terminal 4 is your negative, Terminal 5 is your positive, and then you have your green and yellow. So I'm going to go ahead and loosen these up first here, just these two power terminals, so we can get the wires under. I'll probably do them one at a time.

So loosen up 4. We've got the power for the motion in, and then stick your keypad negative power wire in there, and screw it back down. Then we'll unhook the positive, which is Terminal 5. We've got our positive wire from our motion running into this one as well. So just go ahead and make sure we don't knock it out. Tighten that back down after we put the positive wire for the keypad in there. And then 6 is going to be your green data wire for your keypad. So we'll loosen that up, stick the green wire in there. Tighten it down.

Then, we have Terminal 7, which is your yellow data wire for your keypad. Stick that in there. Tighten it back down. All right. Now, if you'll bear with me here just a second, I'm going to plug this in. So I shall return momentarily. Okay. As you can see, we plugged it in. You will get a "Busy - Standby" message when you first power it up. This is our first keypad we hook into the system, so we'll have to address it. Hold down the 1 and 3 keys, and then you will get "CON ADDR =," and on most keypads it's set at 00 until you address them.

This is going to be 16. Sixteen is the address of your primary keypad on the system. This is a 6160. It's an alphanumeric keypad. We suggest this, at least having one of these on the system to program your system with. If not, if you use like a 6150, it's a straight and like a fixed numeric keypad. You won't be able to see all the things in your programming sections. So what we're going to do is, "Busy - Standby" is still being displayed, we have to wait until that goes away. And we are starting fresh with this panel. I went ahead and defaulted it back to factory defaults, so we'll have a fresh, clean slate to work with.

Now, when we get into programming, there will be factory defaults set for some of the first few zones, but we can change those. As you see, we now have disarmed Fire Trouble 01. You're going to get a fault for all your zones, basically, unless you have a resistor ran across them. We have the first three zones basically wired to door contacts and motion sensors, and we haven't set the programming. That's why we're getting faults. It's nothing with our wiring. To go into programming, you type in "4112800".

Now, the "4112" is the default factory installer code, and the "800" lets it know that you want to go into programming. The first thing you'll see when you get into programming is "Installer 20". That is the first programming section it lands on when it gets into programming. Now, you can change your installer code here. If you wanted to, you'll just hit "*20", and then enter in another four-digit number like "4113". The keypad will ding, let you know you did a good job. So our new installer code is 4113.

You do want to change your installer code from the default, because a lot of thieves do their homework, and a lot of them will know what the default codes for your alarm system are, basically. So you know, you definitely want to change that. Now, the first programming section we're going to do, what we're going to do in this video is we're going to program in the entry/exit delays and the zone information. So the first one is your exit delay, how much time it's going to take you to get out of the buildings. And that's stored in "*34".

You'll see "Exit Delay 1 2". The reason why it says "1 2" is Vista-20P is a 2-partition system, therefore, the "1 2". We're only going to be using Partition 1. What you will do here is you will type in a number of seconds from 0 to 99. I want my exit delay to be 30 seconds. So you type in "30". That takes care of Partition 1. But to get out of this programming field, you're going to have to enter in "00" for Partition 2. We're not using Partition 2, so we don't need a value there. If you were using Partition 2, though, you'd put "34 Partition 1", and then you know, maybe "45" for Partition 2.

The next section you'll see here that automatically comes up is Section *35. Now, if this didn't automatically come up, you'd just hit "*35". But it's here already, and it's waiting for data to be input. This is Entry Delay 1, and this is how much time it is going to take you to come into the building and disarm the system. Since we've got an exit delay of 30, 30 seems reasonable for me to come in as well. So type in "30" for Partition 1. For Partition 2, we're not going to use it. So type in "00". The keypad will ding to let you know you did a good job.

The next thing that pops up here is Entry 2 Delay, which is *36 in programming. We're not going to use Entry Delay 2. But the thing is, Entry Delay 1 and Entry Delay 2, two different delay times. So basically, if you've got one door that's closer to the keypad than another door and you use both those doors, you can set a different delay time for those. So we're not going to do anything here. The next section we've got to go to is Zone Programming. So your Zone Programming section is at *56.

The first thing you'll see when you enter in the Zone Programming section is "Set to Confirm", "0" for "no," and "1" for "yes." "Set to confirm" is mostly used for wireless devices. We are not working with wireless devices today. So we'll hit "No." The next thing that you'll see is "Enter Zn Num. 00 = Quit". That's how you exit zone programming, basically. What we're going to do is we've got Zones 1, 2, and 3 wired with devices. So it's already displaying "01". So you can hit * to continue into 01, or you can type in "01", hit *, and it will go into Zone 1. The first thing you see in every zone is its zone summary.

This tells you everything that is in that zone. You've got your Zone 1, ZT, which is Zone Type, 09. P is Partition, Partition 1. RC is Report Code, 10. Hardwire Type is EOL. Now, Zone 1 on a Vista system is always an EOL. You will not be able to do Zone 1 without having an end of the line resistor. So now, we see everything that's in Zone 1. We hit * to continue into the next section of this zone, which is Zone Type. Now, on Zone 1, we wired in a door contact, and we want this door to be an exit/entry delay.

So for that we type in "01 Zone Type", and you'll see it displayed here, "Entry/Exit 1". That means either entering or leaving, we have a delay on that door. So we hit * to continue on to the next bit of zone information. What partition is this door going to be on? You'll see it here, a partition. Everything, as I said, is going to be our Partition 1. You already have a 1 displayed. So hit * to continue. The next thing that comes up is Report Code.

Report Code is basically if you're having this system call out to yourself, maybe on your cell phone, your wife's cell phone, through the use of the pager slots and programming, you will put a "10" here. The 10 makes it call out. Also, if it's calling out for Central Station Monitoring Service, you want to have a 10 in here. Most of the time, it will start out factory default on the first couple of zones to say, "1st 01 2nd 00". You add those two together, it makes it a 10. So for general purposes here, we'll type in "01 00", and then we'll see the "10" being displayed over here.

Now, sometimes when you change the report code and type in "01 00", you will see an "A0". Same thing as a 10. A is just basically the alpha character that stands for the digit one. So hit * to continue on. Response Time, our response time is how long it takes the device to interact with the main panel. Most devices are a response time 1. Some devices will require a different response time. There's not a lot that do, but there are some and you will be told in that device's installation sheet if you need to set this differently.

So we've got it on 1. That's right. Hit * to continue. The next thing you'll see is the summary again. Now, you know, this is just basically so you can double-check yourself, read back all the information you just input. Hit * to move on, and the last part of a zone's programming section is Program Alpha, "0" for "no," "1" for "yes." Program Alpha, if you have an alphanumeric display keypad is very useful, because you can label your zones. If you have a fault on a zone or an alarm on a zone, it will display like, "Kitchen Window 01", or what have you. So you can program those in.

We're not going to do those now. I'll take you through that, a really easy way to do that, in another video. But for now, we're just going to hit 0 for "no." It will go back to "Enter Zn Num." If you were gonna do Zone 2, it already displays "02" as you can see right here. So basically, it moves you along. So we'll hit * to go into Zone 2, and once again you see your zone summary here. It tells you everything that's in that zone. We'll hit * to move on. And Zone 2, we wired a window contact.

Here, we don't want it to be an entry/exit delay. We want it, whenever somebody opens a window when the system is armed, it instantly sets it off. So we're going to put in a 03 zone type, which is a perimeter. A perimeter just means an instant. So you'll hear it referred to both ways, an instant zone type or a perimeter zone type. They're the same thing. That means you can put these on door... You can make a door a perimeter, a window a perimeter. It just means as soon as it is opened, it instantly trips the system.

So hit * to continue on. It asks you again for a partition. This device is on Partition 1. It already has "1" displayed here. So hit * to continue, and back to your report code. We are going to have this panel call out. So we want to see a "10" displayed over here or an "A0". Just type in "01 00", and hit * to move forward. Now, here is something you did not see on Zone 1. It asks for hardwire type. Hardwire type, you know, on Zones 2 and up, you can make it use a resistor or not, and these door and window contacts are normally closed. So we're going to put in "1" for that, which changes that to normally closed.

That means you do not have to use a resistor on that zone. Hit * to continue. It asks for the response time. Once again, 1 is fine. Hit * to continue. Back to your zone summary, so you can double-check, * again. Program Alpha, we're not going to do that in this video, so hit 0. Then, it moves on to Zone 3. So we'll go into Zone 3, back to our summary. Zone 3, we wired a motion sensor, and here we're going to put a different zone type. So move past the summary by hitting *. It asks you for a zone type.

On motion sensors on a Vista system, there are two different types of zone types you can use. We're going to make this an 04, which is an interior follower. Interior follower on a motion set tells the system, "Hey, if somebody comes through a delay door, go ahead and motion sensor, and follow that delay. Do not instantly trip." If someone comes in any other way besides a delay door and walks in front of that motion, it's instantly going to set the system off. The other zone type you can use for motion detectors is a Zone Type 10, an interior with delay. And that's useful if you have all motion sensors on your hardwired Vista system, and no door contacts.

You can set the motion sensor that is next to your entry/exit door that you go in and out of the most, and instead of opening and closing the door to tell the system you left, walking in front of that motion will tell the system that you are leaving. So it will allow the panel to Arm and Away mode. So we're going to do an interior follower. Like I said, type in "04" for interior follower. Hit * to continue. It asks for a partition. Of course, it's Partition 1. Hit *. Report Code, we want to make this a 10. So type in "01 00". Hit *.

Hardwire Type, this motion sensor is a normally closed, just like your door and window contacts. Now, you will have some that'll have normally closed and normally opened, and a common. You can wire it either way, however you want to do it. But this is going to be a normally closed. So we'll type in "1". Hit *. Response Time, 1 again is fine for this motion sensor. So hit *. Back to your zone summary. Double-check yourself. Now, if you don't check yourself and you see that you've done something wrong in here, you can always hit the # key to move backwards.

So from the summary, we hit # key, it moved us back to Response Time. Hit # again, back to the hardwire type. So in programming your zones, * moves you forward and # moves you back. Then, after the zone summary, you'll have the Program Alpha. Not going to do that here. Hit 0, and then it goes back to "Enter Zn Num." We don't have any more zones to program. So type in "00" to quit. Now, this is going to beep after I exit programming, because I have the back plate off of the motion and I do not have my magnets touching my door contacts. But I will show you what happens here in just a second.

Okay. It says "Disarmed". Hit * for faults, Fault 01, 02, and 03. So we'll go ahead and put everything back together and show you what it looks like when the faults are cleared. All right. I put the cover back on the motion and the magnets up against the two contacts, one for the door, one for the window. And as you see here, it says "Disarmed", "Ready to Arm". That's what you should have if you've successfully wired and programmed your panel. Now, when I take this contact here and remove the magnet, you will see I get a fault.

When the panel is disarmed and anything is open, or if people are moving in front of the motion detectors, you will get a fault condition. If the system's armed and that happens, the alarm and siren will go off. So just like I said with... Try this one, Fault 02. So basically, we've wired the panel correctly, programmed the panel correctly. In our next video, we will show you how to go about programming the alpha descriptors for each zone through a programming section called "*82". Join me for that one. Thanks for being here with me for this video, and look forward to doing another one for you. You guys have a great day.

Alright. That's how you do the delay programming and the zone programming on a Honeywell Vista panel. If you have any questions about this, you can call us at 888-811-0727. Choose Option 2 on the menu, and our technicians will be glad to help you out. We also have a Quick Start Programming Guide, if you go to our website and choose the Support Knowledge Base option in the top right-hand of our website. You can go into the Honeywell section, and then the Vista Series Panel section, and choose the Quick Start Guide there. That will help you out a lot with the programming.

Matter of fact, we give these out to just about everybody who buys a Vista system off of us, and it has been a great help to a lot of them. Be sure to join us next time. We're going to be doing the alpha descriptor programming on our next video for zone descriptions. Until then, we'll see you. You guys have a great day. This is Jon Boroughs with