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Honeywell Vista Series 15P, 20P, and 21IP Wireless Enrollment

How To Add Wireless Sensors To Honeywell Vista Series Alarm Systems

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Hi. Ryan here with Alarm System Store. Today, I am working with Honeywell, and I am going to show you how to enroll a wireless device into your Vista-15P or 20P alarm system using the Quick Learn mode, or manually entering the ESN number and loop number into your system. So let's go right over to my desk, and I will show you how to enroll these wireless devices. Okay. Here we are at my programming table. We are ready to enroll two wireless devices. Something that you want to make sure before you start, that you might want to make sure that you have the installation instructions.

With the 5816, we're talking about this first, on the back of the box shows a quick diagram, and that diagram will show you the Loop 1 are the terminal contacts that are inside the 5816. Loop 2 is the read switch. So if you're going to use the magnet for a door or window, then you need to make sure when you program this that it's on Loop 2. This is an example of one of the devices that have multiple loop numbers. The 5808s, the smoke detectors, those have multiple loop numbers, one for maintenance, another one for trouble, another one for the actual alarm itself.

So you want to make sure you pay attention to the loop numbers when you enroll that. That's probably one of the most important things to actually remember is follow the enrollment procedures for each device and the loop numbers. It's going to make it a lot easier. Some devices may not have an actual installation instruction piece of paper that comes with it, for example, the 5816. With the 5816, it's actually on the inside of the box. You actually almost have to rip the box open to follow those. Or you can be like me, go online, and actually print them off.

When it comes to motion detectors, I personally will put batteries in the motion detectors just moments before I do any type of programming wirelessly. Just for the simple fact, when you put the battery in the motion detector, it actually goes into a test phase. When you first put the batteries in, the red light is going to flash just a little bit as it warms up. But it goes into a test phase for a few minutes, which will make the Quick Learn process and the Wireless mode a lot easier. You can actually just pick the motion detector up, point it at you, point it away, and it's going to learn that ESN number automatically into the system.

I'm going to show you both ways. The first way I'm going to show you is manually. So to begin with, we want to enter into programming, the 4112800 by default. We're going to go into the zone programming, which is the *56 field. "Set to Confirm?" When it says "Set to Confirm?" that basically... When you enroll a wireless device and you enter the ESN number, do you want to be able to trip the device to confirm that the ESN numbers match? Some people say no. Some people say yes. In this case, I'm going to say yes.

So I'm going to hit 1 for "Yes", and it's going to enter a zone number. I've got hardwired zones on this system. I usually like to put my wireless devices on zones that are not being occupied by any hardwired zones, and this goes for in sets of eight. So if I've got hardwired zones on 1, 2, 3, and 4, that's in the first 8. I don't have anything else, so I'm going to make sure and dedicate my wireless to Zones 9 through 16. So I'm going to go to Zone 9. Enter into programming, or enter into Zone 9. I've got my Summary screen. Zone Type, let's go on and make this a door.

Entry/Exit 1. Hit *. That's Partition 1. Hit *. Report Code. RF Trans. I'm going to hit * to accept it. It wants me to input the ESN number. The ESN number, you'll see if I pick up the device, is a little sticker. It usually begins with A. You just type it in, that number. Here, I've got 0921274. I hit *, and it's going to jump over to Loop Number. This, once again, is where you refer back to the diagram, or the installation instructions. I'm using it for the read switch. In this case, on this sensor, Loop 2 is the loop that I want. I can hit *. I can transmit to confirm or * to skip.

I'm just going to go ahead and skip it. It gives me my Summary screen, that it's an RF and that it's Loop 2. Do I want to program alpha? Not at this time. I want to go ahead and hit 0, and it's ready for the next zone. Say, for instance, this next zone is going to be my motion detector. So I'll go ahead and go into it, *, past the Summary screen, Zone Disabled. My motion, Interior Follower. I want to hit *. Partition 1, *. Report Code 01, I just always leave that the same. "Par of Trans" which means it's a wireless device. Go ahead and hit *.

This way, I'm going to show you the Quick Learn mode. The motion detector has had time to warm up and do its phase. It's now still within five minutes or what not, so it's in the Test mode. I'm going to pick it up, point it at me. The red light comes on. I'm going to point it away. The system beeps. It shows the ESN number. I can see it there. It shows Loop 1. I'm going to pick it up again, point it at me, which it done picked it up and beeped. I'm going to hit *. Transmit to confirm, and it says that what was inputted in and received are the same.

It basically has been learned in, and that's it. I don't have to put in the loop number. I don't have to hand put the ESN number in or anything at all. I can just go ahead and hit *, 0 because I don't want to program alpha. So now, let's go back into Zone 9, and here you've got your Summary screen again. Still going to keep it an entry/exit, and we're going to Quick Learn it in this way. RF Trans. Sometimes if the device is too close to the keypad or receiver, it will not work. So I'm going to actually move this sensor just a tad, moving off to the side a little bit.

I'm going to pick up the magnet, and put it back. So I'm going to open the circuit. I'm going to enclose it. We'll send a signal, the ESN number. It automatically sends the correct loop number, because I'm using the read switch. If I was to use the inside contacts and trip that device that may be attached to those contacts, it would automatically send a Loop 1. So it's automatically going to send a loop that you actually transmit. So you trip the sensor once, it inputs the serial number and loop number. You trip it again and it's going to basically reconfirm that and the loop number.

You press *, and if you have "Set to Confirm?" set to Yes, this is where this comes in play. Transmit to Confirm. So once again, I will trip the device. Once received, and what was assigned, it matches, and then it goes to the Summary screen and you're ready to go. Alpha, just go past that. So it's really that simple. To manually enter the ESN number, you just simply type it in. You'll hit *, you hit select the correct loop number, and you hit * past it. Or using the Quick Learn, where you trip each device a few times, hit *. If you've got the Transmit to Confirm set, you transmit it one more time.

So as you can see, as long as you follow the installation manual and the wireless enrollment procedures, it's really not that hard to learn in and program your wireless devices. As you've seen, pay attention to the loop numbers. Some devices have multiple loop numbers. Each loop does a different function. For more information, you can check us out online at, or you can give us a call at 888-811-0727. Once again, I'm Ryan. Thanks for watching this tip on enrolling a wireless device into your Honeywell system. Have a great day.