Honeywell Vista 20P Control Panel: Best Alarm Keypad
What is the Best Alarm Keypad for the Honeywell Vista 20P?
Honeywell Vista 20P is compatible with a wide range of state-of-the-art and sophisticated alarm keypads such as Tuxedo Touch, 6150RF, 6280, etc. but the best alarm keypad for this control panel is Honeywell 6160RF. It is an outstanding keypad for arming/disarming the alarm system. You can make programming changes quite easily on this keypad. Furthermore, a built-in wireless receiver is also included so you can use wireless sensors with it.
Following are some reasons why Honeywell 6160RF is the best alarm keypad for Vista 20P:
Alphanumeric Keypad, Suitable for Programming
Honeywell 6160RF is an alphanumeric keypad. Being an alphanumeric keypad, it allows you to make simple programming changes to the alarm system according to your needs whenever necessary. While arming/disarming your system could be done via any other alarm keypad, having a keypad that allows you to make programming changes can be highly beneficial.
6160RF features a 2-line alphanumeric LCD display to facilitate making programming changes. You can use this to access around 56 programming of the Vista 20P control panel. With 6160RF alarm keypad, you will be able to add or edit any sensors and program alpha descriptors according to your needs. Honeywell 6160RF keypad is a preferred choice of many DIY users because it makes using a hardwired system user-friendly.
Built-in Wireless Receiver
As mentioned above, 6160RF features a built-in integrated wireless receiver as well as a transmitter module. So, you can include any wireless devices in your security system and 6160RF will work with them without any issues. Programming wireless sensors is very easy and it is highly useful because it prevents users from having to fish wires through their walls. So, you will save a lot of time and effort whenever you install a new device. Having a built-in wireless receiver doesn’t mean that you cannot use older hardwired sensors; the 6160RF is fully compatible with older hardwired sensors. So, you have more options for installing sensors than any other alarm keypad compatible with Vista 20P.
Honeywell 6160RF is cost effective to install because of the two features listed above. This is because you would have to install an alarm keypad such as 6160 along with a wireless transmitter i.e. 5800TM and a wireless receiver i.e. 5881ENH separately to get all the features on your Vista 20P. But with 6160RF, you only have to install this keypad and get alarm keypad, wireless transmitter, and wireless receiver features all at once. This is highly cost effective. Not to mention it is easier to install as well.
More Wireless Zones Support
The 6160RF supports more wireless zones than most other alarm keypads compatible with Vista 20P e.g. 6150RF. So, you can access relatively more zone programming menus on this keypad and program alpha zone descriptors according to your needs.
Honeywell 6160RF features a built-in speaker that provides warning sounds during alarm and trouble signals in order to alert you of your alarm system’s status. This is a highly useful feature that makes 6160RF more appealing to users.