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K10021-1 9/04 Rev. A



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  • Page 1 ADEMCO VISTA-12A ADEMCO VISTA-12E Security Systems User Guide K10021-1 9/04 Rev. A...
  • Page 2 Honeywell has not approved such device for use with your security system. Use of any such unauthorized device may cause damage or compromise the performance of your security system and affect the validity of your Honeywell limited warranty.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Burglary System Features ......................4 Basic Features ........................... 4 Exit/Entry Delays ........................5 Before Arming (Ready [∗] Key) ....................6 Bypassing Zones ........................6 Basic Arming Modes........................7 Disarming and Silencing Alarms....................8 Using the Keyswitch........................9 Emergency Alarms (Panic Keys) ....................
  • Page 4: Burglary System Features

    Burglary System Features Basic Features • Partitions provide two independent areas of protection, with each partition containing a Partitions group of zones that can be armed and disarmed without affecting other zones or users. • Partitioned systems can include a common area, which is an area shared by users of two other partitions (such as a lobby in a building).
  • Page 5: Exit/Entry Delays

    Exit/Entry Delays • When you arm the system, the system gives you a programmed amount of time to leave Exit Delay through the designated exit door and/or certain other zones (if programmed) without Part. 1: _____ sec setting off an alarm. •...
  • Page 6: Before Arming (Ready [∗] Key)

    Before Arming (Ready [∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ] Key) • • • • Before arming the system, you should close or bypass all protected doors, windows and Not Ready (using [∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ] key), other protection zones. • • • • Press [∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ] to display open zones (do not enter code first). •...
  • Page 7: Basic Arming Modes

    Basic Arming Modes • Security code + [3] (STAY) Stay • Causes: three beeps, armed STAY displayed, ARMED indicator lights • Arms perimeter sensors, but interior sensors are left disarmed. • Use when you want to arm the system with persons staying inside (or if you have pets that are moving throughout the premises).
  • Page 8: Disarming And Silencing Alarms

    Disarming and Silencing Alarms • Security code + [1] OFF Disarming • The “READY” indicator lights if all zones are secure • The keypad emits a single tone to confirm that the system is disarmed. • Security code + [1] OFF To Silence a Burglary Alarm •...
  • Page 9: Using The Keyswitch

    Using the Keyswitch • Your system may be equipped with a keyswitch for arming and disarming. • To arm in AWAY mode: Turn the key to the right for 1/2 second and release. Keypads beep twice and the red indicator lights or flashes. GREEN •...
  • Page 10: Non-Alarm Functions

    Non-Alarm Functions Chime Mode Chime mode alerts you to movement within the premises while the system is disarmed. Chime Mode on • Security code + [9] (Chime message appears) • Keypads sound three beeps whenever a protected door, window or other specified zone is opened.
  • Page 11: Using Macro Keys

    Using Macro Keys See Defining Macro Keys section in the Advanced System Features section for details on defining macro keys. • The “A”, “B”, “C” or “D” key may have been pre-programmed as a “macro” key. Macro Keys • Macros can be activated only by users authorized to perform the macro’s function. •...
  • Page 12 Follow-Me Feature (cont’d) • User code + [#] + [6] [1] To enter a follow-me • The first follow-me phone number (if one exists) is displayed: phone number FM Phone No. 18009216704--_ • To display follow-me phone number 2, press [2]. To display follow-me phone number 3, press [3].
  • Page 13: Advanced System Functions

    Advanced System Functions (System Master and Master users only) Accessing Other Partitions • Each keypad is assigned to a partition by your installer and is used to perform functions in Partition Basics that partition and display that partition’s system status. •...
  • Page 14: Defining Macro Keys

    Defining Macro Keys • Only the system master can define macros. Macro Key • A macro key is a convenience key that can activate up to 16 keystrokes. Rules • Typical functions include arming sequences, bypassing zones, or turning on/off electrically operated devices.
  • Page 15 Creating Schedules (cont’d) 3. Enter the desired 2-digit event number from the following list. ENTER EVENT 00 = remove the scheduled event 01 = turn a programmed device on or off 02 = set a user access schedule for one or more users) 03 = send “child-not-home”...
  • Page 16: Time And Date Functions

    Creating Schedules (cont’d) 11. Select the randomize option, if desired: 0 = no; 1 = yes RANDOMIZE If selected, the schedule times will vary within 60 minutes of the “hour” 0=NO 1=YES time. For example, if a schedule is set to start at 6:15, it will do so the first time 6:15 arrives, but on subsequent days it will start anytime between 6:00 and 6:59 This feature is typically used for lighting control to make an unoccupied...
  • Page 17: Event Log

    Event Log The system records up to 254 events in a history log, which can be viewed by the master user using an Alpha Display keypad. • Master Code+ [#] + [6] [0] To view the • The system displays the most recent event as follows: Event Log Pressing [∗] displays previous events (back in time).
  • Page 18: Security Codes And Authority Levels

    Security Codes and Authority Levels You can assign different security codes for use by other users. • Only the System and Partition Masters can assign user codes to users and change user Rules for Assigning partitions. • User code programming involves these steps: Codes 1.
  • Page 19: How To Assign User Codes And Attributes

    How to Assign User Codes and Attributes Refer to the User Setup chart at the back of this manual to keep a record of user programming. NOTE: Partition Master codes apply only to those user numbers previously assigned (by the system master/ installer) to the partition master’s partition.
  • Page 20: Testing And Maintaining The System

    Testing and Maintaining the System Testing the System (to be conducted weekly) Test mode allows each protection point to be checked for proper operation. • The keypad sounds a single beep every 40 seconds as a reminder that the system is in the Test mode. •...
  • Page 21 Maintaining the System (cont’d) Replacing Batteries Each wireless sensor in your system has a 9-volt or 3-volt battery. The system detects a in Wireless Sensors low battery in wireless sensors, including smoke detectors, the personal emergency transmitter, and the portable wireless keypad and displays a low battery message*. (A low battery in a portable wireless keypad is detected as soon as one of its keys is pressed and is displayed as 00.).
  • Page 22: Trouble Conditions

    Trouble Conditions "Check" and The word CHECK on the keypad's display, accompanied by a "beeping" at the "Battery" Displays keypad, indicates a trouble condition in the system. To silence the beeping for these conditions, press any key. • "CHECK" and one or more zone numbers indicates that a problem exists with the displayed zone(s) and requires your attention.
  • Page 23 Trouble Conditions (cont’d) Rcvr Jam Wireless part of the system is experiencing (or CHECK RF interference which may prevent reception from wireless sensors.** MODEM COMM Indicates that the control is on-line with the Central Monitoring Station's or your (or CC) installer’s remote computer.
  • Page 24: Fire Alarm System (If Installed)

    Fire Alarm System (If Installed) General Your fire alarm system (if installed) is on 24 hours a day, for continuous protection. In the event of an emergency, the strategically located smoke and heat detectors will sound their alarms and automatically send signals to your system, triggering a loud, interrupted pulsed sound* from the Keypad(s) and any external sounders.
  • Page 25 A key or key pair may have been assigned for manually initiating a FIRE alarm. See Using the Panic Key(s) Assigned for FIRE the Panic Keys section for key assignments. Emergency For convenience, indicate the key or key pair assigned for fire below. I n d i v i d u a l K e y s Press the individual key assigned for fire for 2- seconds.
  • Page 26: Quick Guide To Basic System Functions

    Quick Guide to Basic System Functions FUNCTION PROCEDURE COMMENTS Check Zones Press READY key. View faulted zones when system not ready. Enter code. Press arming key desired: Arms system in mode selected. Arm System (AWAY, STAY, NIGHT-STAY (Internal), MAXIMUM, INSTANT) Quick Arm Press #.
  • Page 27: Charts Of Your System's Features

    Charts of Your System’s Features System Features Features Comments Exit Delay (seconds) Part. 1: Part. 2: Common Part: Same as Part. 1 Entry Delay 1 (seconds) Part. 1: Part. 2: Common Part: Same as Part. 1 Entry Delay 2 (seconds) Part.
  • Page 28: List Of Output Devices

    List of Output Devices Device Description Schedule No. Function Key User Setup The following chart will help keep track of system users. Copies should be distributed to the partition 1 and partition 2 (if applicable) masters for their records. To program a user attribute: Enter system/partition master code + [8] + user no. + “#” command listed in column heading…...
  • Page 29: The Limitations Of This Alarm System

    Schedules: master code + [#] + [6] [4]. Event Device No. Access Partition Start Stop Repeat Random Group (see list for “01” events: for “02” events: for “04-06” (1-4) (yes/no) Time/ Time/ below) enter 1-8 events: enter (see device list 1, 2, or 3 below) Events:...
  • Page 30 Mechanical tampering, masking, painting or spraying of any material on the mirrors, windows or any part of the optical system can reduce their detection ability. Passive Infrared Detectors sense changes in temperature; however, as the ambient temperature of protected area approaches the temperature range of 32° to 40°C, the detection performance can decrease.
  • Page 31 ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY Honeywell International Inc., acting through its Security & Custom Electronics business ("Seller"), 165 Eileen Way, Syosset, New York 11791, warrants its security equipment (the "product") to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from date of original purchase, under normal use and service.
  • Page 32 165 Eileen Way, Syosset, New York 11791 Copyright © 2004 Honeywell International Inc. ÊK10021-1~Š K10021-1 9/04 Rev. A...

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