Honeywell Vista 20P Control Panel: How Many Wireless Zones
How Many Wireless Zones Can I Program on the Honeywell Vista 20P Control Panel?
Vista 20P is one of the most popular products by Honeywell. This control panel is an ideal choice when adding hardwired and wireless zones is your top priority because it supports a good number of them. Programming the zones with Vista 20P is also quite easy.
Wireless Zones on Vista 20P
By default, Vista 20P control panel can protect up to 8 hardwired zones. But, you can add support for wireless zones by adding a wireless receiver to your Honeywell Vista 20P. There are a number of options available when it comes to adding wireless protection zones to this control panel as it is compatible with many Honeywell wireless receivers. Keep in mind that you will need to use wireless zones that are compatible with Honeywell’s 5800 Series devices.
The number of wireless zones you can program on Honeywell Vista 20P control panel depends on the wireless receiver you use. While there are a lot of compatible wireless receivers, some of the popular choices include Honeywell 5881ENL, Honeywell 5881ENM, and Honeywell 5881ENH. Honeywell 5881ENL is the basic wireless receiver that you can install with Vista 20P. It supports up to 8 wireless zones. Honeywell 5881ENM is a more advanced version of wireless receiver that allows you to program up to 16 wireless zones on your Vista 20P. Honeywell 5881ENH on the other hand, is a powerful and high-end wireless receiver. Although the 5881ENH supports unlimited number of wireless zones, the number of zones you can program depends directly on the alarm control panel you use. In case of Vista 20P, you can program up to 40 wireless zones with 5881ENH wireless receiver.
Wireless Zone Programming Limitations of Vista 20P
As you may already know from Vista 20P’s official features list that it supports a total of 48 protection zones. However, an important thing to note here is that the first 8 zones can only be programmed if you use the standard hardwired terminal zone of Vista 20P. So, in that sense, the control panel actually supports a total of 40 wireless zones. This distinction is very important because many people see the feature list of Honeywell Vista 20P and think that it supports up to 48 zones, so they assume that they will be able to use up to 48 wireless devices. By installing 5881ENH wireless receiver along with Vista 20P control panel, you will be able to program up to 40 wireless zones.
Product Recommendation to Add Wireless Zone Capability to Vista 20P
While you have a number of choices when it comes to installing a device to add wireless zone capability to Vista 20P, it is highly recommended that you install Honeywell 6160RF keypad with this control panel. This is because this keypad features an integrated wireless receiver which will add wireless zone capability to Vista 20P. 6160RF is also a recommended choice because it is an alphanumeric keypad, so you will be able to use it for full system programming. 5881ENH wireless receiver is included in the keypad. So, you get multiple benefits with a single product.