TABLE OF CONTENTS SYSTEM OVERVIEW ...5 General ...5 A Partitioned System ...5 Panel Linking ...6 Zones ...6 Fire Protection ...6 Burglary Protection ...7 Alarms...7 Memory of Alarm ...7 Speed Key (Macros) ...8 Using Schedules...8 Device Timers...8 To Access Another Partition (GOTO Command) ...8 Master Keypad Operation...9 Self-Help Feature...9...
Arming ... 43 Disarming ... 43 CHIME MODE... 44 Using the 9 Key ... 44 VIEWING CENTRAL STATION MESSAGES ... 45 General Information... 45 PANIC KEYS... 46 Using Panic Keys ... 46 SPEED KEY (MACROS) ... 47 General Information... 47 Defining ...
VISTA-250BP’s features. The following table lists the differences between the VISTA-128BP and the VISTA-250BP control panels. Additionally, only the VISTA-128BP supports the capability to have a device duplicate keypad sounds at a remote location. All other features are identical for both panels.
ACCESSING OTHER PARTITIONS section for additional information. Panel Linking Panel Linking networks up to eight VISTA-128BP/VISTA-250BP control panels, enabling a user to control the features of all control panels from a single location. The Panel Linking is ideal for multi-building environments (e.g.
Burglary Protection The burglary protection portion of your system must be turned on or "armed" before it will sense burglary alarm conditions. Your system provides four modes of burglary protection: STAY, AWAY, INSTANT and MAXIMUM, and even allows you to BYPASS selected zones of protection while leaving the rest of the system armed.
System Overview (cont’d) Speed Key (Macros) The system can store a string of up to 32 keystrokes, which can be activated anytime by simply pressing the “A, B, C, or D” keys. This feature can be used to make it easy to perform multiple functions at once (such as going to another partition to bypass a zone), or it can be used to simplify an everyday, repeated procedure.
Master Keypad Operation A "Master" keypad is one on which the status of all 8 partitions is displayed simultaneously. A user can get more information about a certain partition by simply entering [✳] + the desired partition number (1-8). To log on to the "Master"...
About The Keypads General IMPORTANT: If the keypad beeps rapidly upon entering the premises, it indicates that an alarm has occurred during your absence. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY and CONTACT THE POLICE NOTE: If you have a Symphony (Advanced User Interface) and/or TeleSmart connected to your system, refer to the Symphony and TeleSmart User Guides for operating instructions for those units.
SPEAKER ARMED LEDS READY IMPORTANT!: When using the keypad to enter codes and commands, sequential key depressions must be made within 3 seconds of one another. If 3 seconds elapses without a key depression, the entry is aborted and must be repeated from its beginning. Functions Of The Keypad DISPLAY INSTANT...
Functions Of The Keypad (cont’d) ALPHA DISPLAY WINDOW: A 2-line, 32-character Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). Displays protection point identification and system status, messages, instructions. 1 OFF : Disarms the burglary portion of the system, silences alarms and audible trouble indicators, and clears visual alarm trouble after problem...
9 CHIME : Turns on & off the CHIME mode. When on, any entry through a protected delay or perimeter zone while the system is disarmed will cause a tone to sound at the Keypad(s). ✳ READY : When depressed prior to arming the system, the keypad will display all open protection zones within the keypad's home partition.
Entry/Exit Delays General Information Your system has installer-programmed time delays, known as exit delay and entry delay. Whenever you arm your system, exit delay gives you time to leave through the designated exit door without setting off an alarm. Exit delay begins immediately after entering any arming command, and applies to all modes of arming protection.
General Information At the time of installation, you were assigned an authority level and a personal four-digit security code, known only to you and yours. The security code must be entered when arming and disarming the system. The authority level defines the system functions that you can perform. As an additional safety feature, other users that do not have a need to know your code can be assigned different security codes, and each user can be given a different authority level.
Security Codes & Authority Levels (cont’d) Authority Levels Authority levels define the system functions a particular user can perform. Depending on the authority assigned to you, there are certain system functions you may be prohibited from performing. In summary, there are six authority levels, each having certain system restrictions as shown below.
Security Codes & Authority Levels (cont’d) General Rules on Authority Levels and Changes A user may not delete or change the user code of the SAME or HIGHER authority than which he is assigned. A user may only ADD users to a LOWER authority level. A user may assign access codes only to those partitions to which the user adding the code has access.
Security Codes & Authority Levels (cont’d) To Add a User IMPORTANT: Temporary users should not be shown how to use any system function they do not need to know (e.g. bypassing protection zones). 1. Enter Master or Manager code and press the 2.
Security Codes & Authority Levels (cont’d) If you as a user have access to other partitions, the MULTI-ACCESS ? keypad will prompt for ability of this new user to 0 = NO , 1 = YES access (GOTO) those partitions. Press 0 (NO) or 1 (YES).
Security Codes & Authority Levels (cont’d) PART. 1 A0* WHSE USER 003 AUTH=3G. To Change a User's Code 1. Enter Master or Manager code and press the to be changed. 2. Enter the new code for that user. ADD NEW USER? 0 = NO , 1 = YES USER 002 CHANGED SUCCESSFULLY...
Security Codes & Authority Levels (cont’d) To Delete a User 1. Enter Master or Manager code and press the to be deleted. 2. Enter Master or Manager code first entered. OK TO DELETE 0 = NO , 1 = YES USER CODE DELETED CODE...
Accessing Other Partitions To Access Another Partition Each keypad is assigned a default partition for display purposes, and will show only that partition's information. But, if the user is authorized, a keypad in one partition can be used to perform system functions in other partitions by using the GOTO command.
Accessing Other Partitions (cont’d) Global Arming Notes: When performing a Global Arm, if there are faults in any of the selected partitions, the system will enter a Summary Mode. Faulted zones in all the selected partitions will be displayed. These faults must be corrected or bypassed.
Accessing Other Partitions (cont’d) The following is an example of what would be displayed for a fault condition on Zone 002 (Loading Dock Window) on Partition 1 (Warehouse) when logging on from a keypad on Partition 9: This is the normal display that appears at Partition 1's keypad(s). Pressing will display: Additional zone faults will be displayed one at a time.
Accessing Other Partitions (cont’d) Common Lobby Operation When an installation consists of a partition that is shared by users of other partitions in a building, that shared partition may be assigned as a “common lobby” partition for the system. An example of this might be in a medical building where there are two doctors and a common entrance area.
Accessing Other Partitions (cont’d) How User Codes Affect the Common Lobby Codes with “Global” Arming If your code is given “global arming” when it is defined, the system displays a prompt that allows you to pick and choose the partitions to be armed or disarmed.
If the user is authorized, a keypad in one panel can be used to perform system functions in other panels by using one of the panel linking methods described below. Note that only users 001 to 050 can be authorized to access other panels.
Accessing Other Panels (cont’d) Multi-Partition Multi-Panel Mode To access the multi-partition multi panel mode, perform the following steps: Enter your security code + # The keypad displays the following: PANELnn STATUS where “nn” = panel id # (01-08), “12345678” are the partition #’s and “xxxxxxxx”...
NOTES: When performing any of the arming commands, if there are faults in any of the partitions, none of the partitions will arm. These faults must be corrected or bypassed before attempting to arm. When performing either a STAY or INSTANT arm command the system always arm in mode 1 (see page 36 Arming Perimeter Only for a detailed explanation of the STAY arming modes.
Accessing Other Panels (cont’d) Press 0 to exit mode. After a few seconds, the keypad displays the status of the original partition of the original panel for the keypad. Also, this mode will end in approximately 120 seconds if no keys are pressed. NOTES: When performing any of the arming commands, if there are faults in any of the partitions of a panel, the system will not arm that panel, but will arm all...
Using the ✳ READY Key Before arming your system, all protected doors, windows and other protection zones must be closed or bypassed (see BYPASSING section). Otherwise the keypad will display a "Not Ready" message. Using the READY key will display all zones that are faulted, making it easier for you to secure any open zones.
Displaying All Zone Descriptors Using the ✳ READY Key The Alpha Keypads can also display all the zone descriptors that are programmed in your system. The abbreviated instructions for the READY key will appear first, followed by the zone descriptors. Displaying all descriptors is useful when you need to know the zone number of a particular zone, as when bypassing zones.
Using the 6 BYPASS Key This key is used when you want to arm your system with one or more zones intentionally unprotected. Bypassed zones are unprotected and will not cause an alarm when violated while your system is armed. All bypasses are removed when an OFF sequence (security code plus OFF) is performed.
Bypassing Protection Zones (cont’d) Quick Bypass Your system allows you to easily bypass all open (faulted) zones without having to enter zone numbers individually. Note: All bypasses are removed when an OFF sequence (security code plus OFF) is performed. To use the Quick Bypass feature: 1.
Bypassing Protection Zones (cont’d) Group Bypass Your system allows you to easily bypass a group of zones without having to enter zone numbers individually. The system provides up to 15 groups. There is no limit to the number of zones that may be assigned to any one group. Check with your installer for a list of zones assigned to the group(s).
Arming Perimeter Only (With Entry Delay ON) Using the 3 STAY key Use this key when you are staying home, but might expect someone to use the entrance door later. When armed in STAY mode, the system will sound an alarm if a protected door or window is opened, but you may otherwise move freely throughout the premises.
Auto-STAY Arming Auto-stay allows the system to automatically bypass certain zones if upon arming none of the entry/exit zones are faulted during the exit delay time (no one exits the premises). The system provides an option to set each burglary zone for Auto-stay.
Arming Perimeter Only (With Entry Delay OFF) Using the 7 INSTANT Key Important: If you are using a Symphony (Advanced User Interface), NIGHT mode is the same as INSTANT. Use this key when you are staying home and do not expect anyone to use the entrance door.
Using the 2 AWAY Key Use this key when no one will be staying on the premises. When armed in AWAY mode, the system will sound an alarm if a protected door or window is opened, or if any movement is detected inside the premises. You may leave through the entrance door during the exit delay period without causing an alarm.
Arming All Protection (With Entry Delay OFF) Using the 4 MAXIMUM Key Use this key when the premises will be vacant for extended periods of time such as vacations, etc., or when no one will be moving through protected interior areas. When armed in MAXIMUM mode, the system will sound an alarm if a protected door or window is opened, or if any movement is detected inside the premises.
Quick Exit Using the # + 9 Keys The Quick Exit feature allows you to exit the armed partition without having to disarm and then rearm the partition. To Quick Exit the premises: 1. Press the # key and then press the 9 key. 2.
Disarming And Silencing Alarms Using the 1 OFF Key The OFF key is used to disarm the system and to silence alarm and trouble sounds. See "SUMMARY OF AUDIBLE NOTIFICATION" section for information which will help you to distinguish between FIRE and BURGLARY alarm sounds.
General Your system may be equipped with a keyswitch for use when arming and disarming a partition. A red and green light on the keyswitch plate indicate the status of your system as follows: Green Light: Lights when the system is disarmed and ready to be Red Light: Lights when system is armed or memory of alarm exists.
Chime Mode Using the 9 Key Your system can be set to alert you to the opening of a door or window while it is disarmed by using CHIME mode. When activated, three tones will sound at the Keypad whenever a protected perimeter door or window is opened, and the Not Ready message will be displayed.
Viewing Alarm Company Messages General Information Users of the system may periodically receive messages on their display screens from their monitoring agency or installer. When a message is waiting to be viewed, the message shown below will appear. MESSAGE. PRESS 0 FOR 5 SECS.
Panic Keys (For Manually Activating Silent And/Or Audible Alarms) Using Panic Keys Your system may have been programmed to use special key combinations to manually activate panic functions. The functions that might be programmed are Silent Emergency, Audible Emergency, Personal Emergency, and Fire. See your installer for the function(s) that may have been programmed for your system.
General Information The “A”, “B”, “C”, and/or “D” keys can be used to activate a string of commands up to 32 keystrokes each. These commands are known as a macro and are stored in the system’s memory. Typical Speed Key functions include: Arming sequences that involve first bypassing certain zones before arming.
Speed Key (Macros) (cont’d) Executing To execute a Speed Key sequence, do the following: If a lettered key, A-B-C, has been assigned as a Speed Key, press and hold down the appropriate key (about 2 seconds). If a user code is required for any part of the Speed Key sequence, the following prompt appears.
General Information Your system may be set up such that a locked access door (such as in a lobby) can be unlocked momentarily or for a specific period of time, using a keypad command. Ask your installer if this has been done in our system. Executing There are several entries that can be entered at the keypad to activate this command:...
Using #70 Relay Menu Mode General Information Your system may be set up so that certain lights or other devices can be turned on or off by using the #70 command from either a keypad or a telephone keypad (if 4285 or 4286 VIP module is used). Ask your installer if this has been done in your system.
Delaying the Closing Time Your system's programmed schedules may automatically arm the system at a predetermined time. In the event a user must stay on the premises later than usual, users with master or manager authority levels can manually delay the automatic arming (closing) time up to 2 hours.
Using Schedules (cont’d) Programming Temporary Schedules Temporary schedules only affect the partition from which it is entered. Temporary schedules can be reused at later dates simply by scrolling (by pressing #) to the DAYS? prompt (described below) and activating the appropriate days.
Using Schedules (cont’d) This is the prompt that actually activates the DAYS ? MTWTFSS temporary schedule, and allows the temporary HIT 0-7 X X schedule to be customized to a particular week's needs. To select the days which are to be activated, enter the desired number 1-7 (Monday = 1).
Programming Device Timers General Information Device timers consist of an ON time & an OFF time, and selected days of the week in which they are active. There are up to 20 timers that can be used to control various devices, such as lights or appliances. Your installer will have programmed the appropriate devices into the system (up to 96 devices can be programmed).
Programming Device Timers (cont’d) Enter the time you want the device turned on 00 ON TIME ? using 00:01 - 11:59 format. When the display 00:00 PM shows the desired time, press the * key to move to the AM/PM field. Press any key 0-9 to change the AM/PM indication.
Programming Device Timers (cont’d) Randomize Output Device Times Devices in your system may be set for a random schedule, whereby they will turn on and off at different times each day. This is useful when going on vacation and you desire the turning on and off of the lights to the give the appearance of someone being home.
Using #77 Instant Activation Mode The #77 Instant Activation Mode is used to activate outputs, bypass zones, etc. immediately upon exiting the #77 Mode. The actions that may be activated are relay commands, arm/disarm commands, zone bypassing commands, and open/close access conditions. Relay Commands Action Code Relay On...
Using #77 Instant Activation Mode (cont’d) Bypass Commands Activation times 1 (Beginning), 2 (End), 3 (During) are the only valid choices for bypass commands. If 3 (During) is selected for auto-bypassing, the system bypasses the zone(s) specified on a particular zone list at the beginning of the window and unbypasses them at the end of the window.
Using #77 Instant Activation Mode (cont’d) Additional Commands Action Code Access Point Group Enable Access Point Group Disable To enter the Instant Activation Mode: Enter your security code, then press the [#] key followed by 77. Enter the code for the desired action. The ACTION ? action codes are the events that are to take place when either the system exits the #77 Mode or the...
Event Log Procedures General Information The system has the ability to record various events in a history log wherein each event is recorded in one of five categories (listed below), with the time and date of its occurrence. The Event Log holds up to 1000 events, with the oldest event being replaced by the logging of any new event after the log is full.
Event Logging Procedures (continued) ALARM EVENT LOG Displays time and date for zones that have either caused an alarm or have been restored in the selected partition. CHECK EVENT LOG Displays time and date for zones that have caused a trouble or supervisory condition in the selected partition.
30 minutes on the VISTA-128BP, 60 minutes on the VISTA-250BP. The system will beep the keypad(s) twice every 5 seconds during the last 5 minutes as a warning that it is about to exit the Test mode and return to normal operation.
Your fire alarm system (if installed) is on 24 hours a day, providing continuous protection. In the event of an emergency, the smoke and heat detectors automatically send signals to your Control, triggering a loud interrupting sound from the keypad and the optional exterior sounders. FIRE appears at your keypad and remains on until you silence the alarm.
Trouble Conditions Typical Trouble Displays The word CHECK or TRBL on the Keypad's display, accompanied by a rapid "beeping" at the Keypad, indicates that there is a trouble condition in the system. To silence the beeping sound for trouble conditions, press any key. A display of “CHECK”...
A display of "SYSTEM LO BAT", accompanied by a once per minute "beeping" at the Keypad indicates that a low system battery condition exists. CALL FOR SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. A display of "LO BAT" and a zone descriptor, accompanied by a once per minute "beeping"...
Recommendations For Proper Protection The following recommendations for the location of fire and burglary detection devices help provide proper coverage for the protected premises. Recommendations For Smoke And Heat Detectors With regard to the number and placement of smoke/heat detectors, we subscribe to the recommendations contained in the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Standard #72 noted below.
Recommendations For Proper Protection (cont’d) In addition, we recommend the following: Install a smoke detector inside every bedroom where a smoker sleeps. Install a smoke detector inside bedrooms where electrical appliances (such as portable heaters, air conditioners or humidifiers) are used. Install a smoke detector inside every bedroom where someone sleeps with the door partly or completely closed.
Emergency Evacuation Establish and regularly practice a plan of escape in the event of fire. The following steps are recommended by the National Fire Protection Association: 1. Position your detector or your interior and/or exterior sounders so that they can be heard by all occupants. 2.
Taking Care of Your System The components of your security system are designed to be as free of maintenance as possible. However, there are some things you can do to make sure that your system is in reliable working condition. 1.
Maintaining Your System (cont’d) Silencing Low Battery Warning Tones at the Keypad The keypad’s warning tones can be silenced by performing an OFF sequence (code plus OFF key), but the Keypad's low battery message display will remain on as a reminder that you have a low battery condition in one or more of your sensors.
FUNCTION PROCEDURE Check Zones Press [✱]. Display All Press and hold [✱] for 5 seconds. Descriptors Arm System Enter code. Press arming key desired (AWAY, STAY, INSTANT, MAXIMUM). Disarm System Enter code. Press OFF . Bypass Zones Enter code. Press BYPASS . Enter zone numbers to be bypassed (use 3-digit entries).
Quick Guide To System Functions (cont’d) FUNCTION PROCEDURE Delete a User Enter master/manager code. Press CODE . Enter user no. to be deleted. Enter master/manager code. Press 1 (Yes) at prompt. Real-Time Clock Enter Master code. Press [#] +  Control Output Enter security code.
SOUND CAUSE LOUD, FIRE ALARM INTERRUPTED* Keypad & External LOUD, BURGLARY/AUDIBLE EMERGENCY CONTINUOUS* ALARM Keypad & External ONE SHORT BEEP a. SYSTEM DISARM (not repeated) b. SYSTEM ARMING ATTEMPT Keypad only WITH AN OPEN ZONE. c. BYPASS VERIFY ONE SHORT BEEP SYSTEM IS IN TEST MODE (once every 15 sec.) Keypad only...
UL NOTICE: This is a “GRADE A” system. “FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) Part 15 STATEMENT” This equipment has been tested to FCC requirements and has been found acceptable for use. The FCC requires the following statement for your information: This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception.
“FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) Part 68 NOTICE This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the front cover of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.
CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS NOTICE The Canadian Department of Communications label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction. Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company.
THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS ALARM SYSTEM While this system is an advanced design security system, it does not offer guaranteed protection against burglary or fire or other emergency. Any alarm system, whether commercial or residential, is subject to compromise or failure to warn for a variety of reasons.
Index #70 command ... 50 4285 or 4286 VIP module ... 9, 50 AC Loss ... 65 Access Another Partition... 22 Access Control Commands ... 58 Access Door ... 49 Action Code ... 57 Action Specifier... 57 Add a User... 18 ADD NEW USER ...
Maximum ... 7, 22 MAXIMUM... 14 MAXIMUM mode... 40 Memory of Alarm... 7, 42 Messages... 45 Modem Comm... 65 MULTI-ACCESS ... 19 Multi-Panel View Mode ... 29 Multi-Partition Multi-Panel Mode ... 28 NFPA ... 66 NIGHT... 38 Not Ready ... 31 Off ...
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