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User Guide
800-15629V2 3/15
Rev. A

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  • Page 1 ® ® User Guide 800-15629V2 3/15 Rev. A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE of CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ....................4 VAM Features........................ 4 Memory Card ......................... 5 Navigating the VAM Menus ................... 5 Navigation Button Descriptions ..................6 LED Functions ....................... 7 Home Screen......................... 8 CONFIGURING THE WI-FI SETTINGS ............... 8 Change the home Wi-Fi Router ..................8 USING CAMERAS (MULTIMEDIA MENU) ............
  • Page 3 Honeywell is a registered trademark of Honeywell International Inc. Total Connect is a trademark of Honeywell International Inc. Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction The VISTA Automation Module (herein after referred to as “VAM”) provides Z-Wave automation features to your VISTA security system, allowing ® control of various Z-Wave devices including, lights, door locks, water valves, garage door controllers, thermostats, shades and others. VAM does not have...
  • Page 5: Memory Card

    Memory Card The VAM supports automatic software upgrades. However, an SD memory card must be installed and left in the VAM to upgrade the software. Your installer may have installed the SD memory card for you. See Software Upgrades section later in this manual for more information about automatic software upgrades.
  • Page 6: Navigation Button Descriptions

    Navigation Button Descriptions To aid in the navigation through the VAM menus, a set of user-friendly icons (buttons) has been provided. The appearance and function of these buttons are described below. Button Button Title Function Used to control and set up Z-Wave Automation devices.
  • Page 7: Led Functions

    LED Functions The VISTA Automation Module has three LEDs as follows: LED/BUTTON MEANING Indicates power status. Power Status • Blinking when it is powered up and booting. (green) • Solid green when it is fully functional. When the WI-FI is connected to the VAM, it will show the WI-FI status through the blue LED.
  • Page 8: Home Screen

    Home Screen The home screen allows you to gain access to changing, editing, the Wi-Fi settings, access the security functions, access the multimedia (camera) options, change the theme to accommodate mobile devices, access the setup options, exit the VAM interface. Configuring the Wi-Fi Settings The Change Wi-Fi Router option is an alternative method of changing your router, but is recommended only for users with Wi-Fi network administrator...
  • Page 9: Using Cameras (Multimedia Menu)

    Using Cameras (MultiMedia Menu) The Multi-Media feature allows you to view up to four cameras at once from the VAM camera screen. Camera functionality is supplementary only and has not been evaluated by Camera Buttons Quad View Full View Pan/Tilt Back Camera Setup Buttons DISCOVERY...
  • Page 10: Adding Cameras To The System

    Adding Cameras to the System NOTE: VAM must be Wi-Fi connected to the home router before adding cameras. 1. Before mounting your camera, connect a Cat5/6 cable to the back of the camera and connect the opposite end to the Ethernet port on your router. Initial camera setup cannot be performed over a wireless connection.
  • Page 11: Removing Cameras From The System

    3. Click the Save button. Automation and Using Z-Wave Devices (Automation Menu) The VISTA Automation Module lets you control installed Z-Wave devices such as lights, thermostats, door locks, garage door modules, water valves, etc. To use Z-Wave devices, they first must be added (“included”) to the system.
  • Page 12: Z-Wave Device Management Buttons

    Z-Wave Device Management Buttons Add Device This icon is for including or adding a new device to the network This icon is for removing, or excluding, a device from the devices Remove current network (Note: the device does not have to be on the same Device network) Abort...
  • Page 13 WARNING: Automation is intended for lifestyle convenience. Do not use automation for life safety and property protection. 1. Go to the Z-Wave Device Management screen (Automation > Z-Wave Setup) 2. Click the Add Device button. 3. At the Z-Wave device, press the appropriate Function button depending on the type of device being added.
  • Page 14 NOTES: • Honeywell is not responsible for property damages due to improper setting of the thermostat modes, or improper wiring if not installed by a qualified technician •...
  • Page 15: Editing Z-Wave Device Names

    NOTES: • Honeywell is not responsible for property damages due to improper installation of the water valve. i. Perform steps 1 & 2 above.
  • Page 16: Abort A Z-Wave Action

    Abort a Z-Wave Action If you inadvertently make a wrong selection, (add, delete, or remove failed device) click the Abort button to stop the process. Defaulting the Z-Wave Network To default and remove all Z-Wave devices, do the following: 1. Go to the Z-Wave Management screen (Automation > Z-Wave Setup) 2.
  • Page 17: Z-Wave Troubleshooting

    IMPORTANT: The Z-Wave Advanced Setup menu is intended for the installer only and the settings should not be changed by the user. Changing these settings can cause system errorsZ-Wave System Notes 1. Motorized door lock bolts physically lock and unlock when activated, but if the door lock installed is a non-motorized type, activation allows the door to be manually unlocked without a key.
  • Page 18: Compatible Z-Wave Devices

    (45602/ZW4101) GE Wireless Lighting Control Switches (45602/ZW3101) GE Wireless Lighting Control Plug in Lamp Modules Thermostats Garage Door Module Honeywell Z-Wave Thermostat Linear® Z-Wave Garage Door Opener (ZWStat) Remote Controller (GDZ00Z-4) Wayne Dalton Zwave thermostat Trane® Zwave Thermostat Water Valves...
  • Page 19: Defining Scenes

    Please Note: Z-Wave home control networks are designed to work properly alongside wireless security sensors, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless devices. Some 900 MHz wireless devices such as baby cams, wireless video devices and older cordless phones may cause interference and limit Z-Wave functionality. Things to consider regarding RF range: - Each wall or obstacle (such as refrigerator, big screen TV, etc.) between the remote and the destination device will reduce the maximum range of 100 feet by...
  • Page 20 Choose the door status at which the action begins: • Locked (action starts when the door is locked) Door • Unlocked (action starts when the door is unlocked) • Code Unlocked (action starts when door is unlocked by manual code entry) Choose the zone condition to cause the action to begin: •...
  • Page 21: Steps To Create A Scene

    Choose the light option to occur upon the trigger event: Light On/Off On for Time Choose the door action to occur upon the trigger event: Door Unlocks Locks Select the email recipient to have a custom message sent E-mail to, based on the triggered event. Choose the door action to occur upon the triggered event: Garage Opened...
  • Page 22: Using The Security System (Security Menu)

    Groups and rooms are defined collections of Z-Wave devices that can be used in scenes. A group is a defined collection of the same type of Z-Wave devices (only light modules, or only door locks, etc.). When used in a scene and the scene activates, all devices assigned to that group activate.
  • Page 23: Steps To Arm The System

    AWAY mode, the system sounds an alarm if a protected door or window is opened, or if any movement is detected inside the premises. IMPORTANT: On certain VISTA-Turbo systems, “Away AWAY Auto Stay” mode is shown as “Away” mode (with all zones monitored).
  • Page 24: Arming Multiple Partitions

    3. The screen displays the exit delay countdown. When exit delay expires, the screen displays "Armed." Arming Multiple Partitions NOTES: • Some systems may not have multiple partitions. In addition, your code must be authorized to arm multiple partitions. • Mobile view cannot be used to arm multiple partitions. Mobile view can control only the partition VAM was assigned to when installed.
  • Page 25: How To Display Faults (Zones)

    How to Display Faults (Zones) If the system shows the “Not Ready Fault” message, it means a zone or zones are open (faulted). Zones must be closed or bypassed before you can arm the system. Distressed Zones Buttons Alarm Trouble Fault LOBAT Bypass...
  • Page 26: How To Clear Bypassed Zones

    3. Perform functions as you would from a standard alpha keypad. Using Total Connect with VAM (Remote Services) The VISTA Automation Module supports Remote Services for controlling Z- Wave devices and scenes remotely from an associated Total Connect account. Ask your installer if a Total Connect account has been set up for you.
  • Page 27: Controlling Automation (Z-Wave) Devices Remotely

    • Automation scenes can be created in both Total Connect and VAM • Scenes created in Total Connect can be viewed from either Total Connect or directly from VAM using the Remote selection on the VAM scenes page • Scenes created in VAM cannot be viewed from Total Connect. The following table summarizes the relationships between Total Connect scenes and VAM scenes: Scenes created in...
  • Page 28: Viewing And Controlling Total Connect Scenes From Vam

    Viewing and Controlling Total Connect Scenes from VAM Use the Scenes button to display and control scenes that have been created in Total Connect. 1. From the Main menu, Click the Automation and Scene Setup buttons, then Click the Remote button. The screen displays a list of scenes created in Total Connect.
  • Page 29: Setup Menu

    To access Total Connect Server Information and Z-Wave Status from the VAM, do the following: 1. From the Main menu, click Setup > System; enter the installer code (if required). Click the TC SERVER button. 2. The Total Connect Server Setup screen is displayed with the current Server information and Z-Wave Status (enabled/disabled).
  • Page 30: Local/Remote Access Log In Setup (Account Setup)

    Opened or Closed Water Valve • Current Part. Icon: This is a reminder that email messages are based on actions occurring only in the partition to which the VAM is assigned. 1. Click Setup then select Email. 2. Click the User SMTP button to assign the user’s email server information.
  • Page 31: Time And Date Setup

    3. Click “Enable local access authentication” to enable the VAM to require a username and password from an internal LAN (Local Area Network) access. 4. Click Save. The new user is displayed. To clear a user’s login, click the CLEAR button. To access VAM remotely, use a web browser and VAM’s network IP address to go to the login screen.
  • Page 32: Options And Ecp Address (For Installer Use Only)

    7. Select the Region from the Region drop-down menu and enter the appropriate ZIP or Postal code. 8. A choice (checkmark = Yes; X = No) to copy the time to the control panel may appear. “Yes” sets the control panel to the time entered in VAM. Setting a Static Network Address.
  • Page 33: Software Upgrades

    Software Upgrades Software upgrades may be available for this product. To ensure you have the latest version, check the version in your system (see System Information below). Software upgrades can be done manually, or you can set VAM to automatically upgrade the software. System Information To view the current software version installed on your system: Click the Setup button then click the System Info button.
  • Page 34: Led Status And Troubleshooting

    Appendix A LED Status and Troubleshooting LED Indication Notes (Green) (Blue) (Yellow) Boot Process, VAM is inaccessible Slow Flashing: Final Boot Process, VAM is inaccessible Ready to Use Fast Flash: Z-Wave is in the inclusion or exclusion process All 3 LED’s will scroll from top to bottom.
  • Page 35: Federal Communications Commission (Fcc) And

    Appendix B FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) AND INDUSTRY CANADA (IC) STATEMENTS The user shall not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless authorized by the Installation Instructions or User's Manual. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. FCC CLASS B STATEMENT This equipment has been tested to FCC requirements and has been found acceptable for use.
  • Page 36: Two Year Limited Warranty

    TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY Honeywell International Inc., acting through its Security & Communications business (“Seller”), 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, New York 11747 warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service, normal wear and tear excepted, for 24 months from the manufacture date code; provided,...

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