Honeywell VISTA-20P Phone Line & VoIP Security System

Honeywell VISTA-20P Phone Line & VoIP Security System
Honeywell VISTA-20P Phone Line & VoIP Security System
Item# VISTA-20P_IM-1240_1361-GT
List Price: $227.68
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Honeywell VISTA-20P Wired Security System:

Honeywell's high capacity, feature-rich VISTA-20P security system delivers more value to the customer. The VISTA-20P provides up to 48 zones of protection, remote programming capability, graphic keypad support and dual partitions. The VISTA-20P's installation advantages, innovative end-user benefits and robust system capacity make the value-priced security system an ideal choice for higher-end installations.

The VISTA-20P security system is backed by Honeywell's 2-year limited manufacturer's warranty and once upgraded with a Honeywell wireless alarm receiver is compatible with the full line of Honeywell 5800 series wireless security products. GeoArm and Honeywell give you the options you need to fully customize your DIY home security system.

The GEOARM® Advantage:
Do-it-yourself (DIY) home security is emerging as a new trend in the security industry as advances in wireless security system technology have eliminated the need for costly professional on-site hardwired installations. GeoArm is the perfect partner for any home security DIYer considering installing a new wireless security system. With 30 years of professional security installation experience, GeoArm has the technical know-how to make your DIY home security installation as easy and seamless as possible. You can be confident that your DIY security system installation will be backed by a team of expert security professionals. We stand out from our competition by providing you with FREE custom security system programming - leave the technical process to the pros, FREE remote technical support, and FREE do-it-yourself videos! Once GeoArm receives your order for a VISTA-20P security system, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to an easy VISTA-20P programming form where you will fill out your account information and zone descriptions. Once you have mounted and hardwired all your security devices, GEOARM's central alarm monitoring station will help you do a full system test to ensure your VISTA-20P alarm signals are being sent and received correctly.

Honeywell VISTA-20P Security System Intended Security Applications:
  • Homes
  • Townhomes
  • Apartments/Condos
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Small Businesses
  • Warehouses
  • Convenience Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Churches

Honeywell VISTA-20P Security System DIY Installation Notes:
To complete your DIY home security installation, plug in the VISTA-20P transformer into a standard wall outlet and connect the VISTA-20P to a phone jack with live service. You will need long distance service turned on for the phone line alarm communications to work with GEOARM's central station.

When designing your system, keep in mind that the Honeywell VISTA-20P security system supports up to (48) total zones with expansion modules but only supports (8) hardwired zones without expansion. You should add Honeywell wired 8-zone expansion modules if you want to add more than (8) hardwired zones to your VISTA-20P security system.

The VISTA-20P security system comes equipped to send its alarm signals over a traditional phone line. The VISTA-20P has also been proven to work reliably with certain VoIP providers. The recommended VoIP providers are:
  • Comcast Digital Voice
  • AT&T U-verse
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Cablevision
  • Charter
  • Cox
  • Bright House Networks

All of these VoIP providers use an independent IP network which makes their service much more reliable than other popular VoIP providers such as Vonage, Ooma or Magic Jack. If you are going to use VoIP alarm monitoring, make sure your VoIP provider is on the above list.

If you have never had a monitored security system installed at your property, you will need to run a phone connection from a live phone jack to the alarm control panel. You also need to make sure your phone service has long distance turned on. If you have VoIP service, you need to make sure that the VoIP service is live at the jack you are plugging the alarm control panel into.

With the rise in cell phone use, more and more people are looking to save money by eliminating their traditional phone service. The VISTA-20P security system allows you to eliminate your monthly phone bill and still get low-cost professional alarm monitoring. You can upgrade the system with an AlarmNet cellular alarm communicator (GSMV4G) which would make the installation of the system easier as you wouldn't have to run a wire from your phone block to the VISTA-20P security system. The cellular alarm communicator sends your alarm signals over the cellular GSM network and you would no longer need traditional phone service to monitor your security system. The GSMV4G would also allow you to upgrade to GEOARM's Total Connect interactive alarm monitoring services, which enables you to receive important alerts, keep a close eye on your home and control your security system remotely via the internet and/or mobile devices you use each and every day. Isn't it time you got connected? Save money and take control of your home security with GEOARM.

Phone Cord is Required for the Plain Ordinary Telephone Service ("POTS")

Honeywell VISTA-20P Product Specifications:

IP alarm reporting and uploading/ downloading capability for Internet and Intranet use via iGSMV4G, 7845i-ENT, GSMV4G or GSMX4G

Supports four graphic touchscreen keypads

Wireless keys can be programmed without using zones

Eight on-board hardwired zones standard (15 when Zone Doubling feature is used)
  -40 wireless expansion zones
  -40 hardwire expansion zones

Two low current on-board trigger outputs

100 Event Log viewable at system keypads with time/date stamp

48 system user codes assignable to either partition

Expandable to 48 total zones when used with hardwired and/or wireless expansion modules

Two independent partitions plus a common partition
  -Global Arming from any system keypad
  -Go to function to view or operate one partition from the other
  :-Separate partition account numbers

16 output devices
  -Relays (Model 4204 Relay Modules, or 4229 Expansion Module)

Four installer-configurable zone types allows the installer to create custom zone types by assigning all zone attributes

Supports four-wire and up to 16 two-wire smokes
  -Works with Sentrol CleanMe™ maintenance signal

Multiple actions on output devices depending on system state
  -Turns lights off when system arms
  -Turns the same light on when system disarms
  -Flashes same lights when system is in alarm

Built-in phone line cut monitor with programmable delay and annunciation options
  -Display on system keypads
  -Trigger local sounders
  -Trigger system bell

Viewable on system keypads:
  -Exit countdown
  -Time and date display*
  -Event log*

Auto keypad backlighting on entry

Keyswitch arming

Programmable macro buttons and single-button arming

Supports a variety of wireless remote controls for single-button operation

VIP Module allows system control from any touchtone phone

Chime by zone

User Scheduling
  -Latchkey reports to pagers
  -Auto arm/disarm
  -"User access" time windows

*Requires custom alpha keypad


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