Ademco Vista 128/250 BP/FBP serial config

Spire_JeffSpire_Jeff Formerly Caffeinated ProgrammerPosts: 1,917
I am posting this here because I always seem to find different information every time I need to have one of these panels configured. Most of the time, I only find some of the locations that need to be programmed and this leads to either a panel that won't respond, or a panel that does not send all of the information required.

This information I have acquired in the past from various Ademco documents and a couple of calls to Honeywell, but I recently found this info in the Control 4 documentation for the Vista series panels. **** There are a few locations that are NOT listed in the ademco manual I was just looking at, but they are very important if you wish to get updates about the individual zone activity.****
From C4 wrote:
Serial Configuration steps
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To enter programming mode, enter the installer code followed by 8000
Set the following fields to these values

*05 1

*14 1

*94 *70 1 1 1 1 1 1

*71 0

*73 0

*78 1

*79 1 1 1 1 1 1

*94 *94 (this should put you on the third page) *19 1

Then, while still in programming mode, follow these instructions:

#93
Zone Prog.?
0
Expert Mode?
0

REPORT CODE PROG
1
ALARM,ID DIGIT
0
RSTR,SUPV CODE
0
SYSTEM GROUP #1?
1

CLOSE
11**
OPEN
11**

LOW BATTERY
**

LOW BATTERY RSTR
**

AC LOSS
**

AC RESTORE
**

PERIODIC TEST
**

POWER
**

CANCEL
**

PROGRAM TAMPER

**

QUIT REPORT MENU
0
SYSTEM GROUP #2?
1
STAY
11*##

SYSTEM GROUP #2?
0
SYSTEM GROUP #3?
0
SYSTEM GROUP #4?
0
QUIT REPORT MENU
1
Quit Menu Mode?
1
Program Mode

#99

Repeat #99 until the 'System Reset' or 'Ready to Arm' message is seen.

WARNING!!!!!!!!!!! If an alarm is caused by a zone opening, you must disarm the system TWICE in order to get the zones out of the alarm state!

This is actually a step by step guide to doing the programming from a keypad.

Jeff

Comments

  • Spire_JeffSpire_Jeff Formerly Caffeinated Programmer Posts: 1,917
    I forgot to mention... 1*78 and 1*79 are necessary if you want the panel to send notification of the zone status changing (ie a door opens, or a motion sensor is tripped). These are the two sections not covered in the manual.

    Jeff
  • wirmwirm Junior Member Posts: 7
    Ok where were you yesterday when i was reading their terrible manuals.
  • Spire_JeffSpire_Jeff Formerly Caffeinated Programmer Posts: 1,917
    On Vista 128BPE, the log faults and restores is at location 1*80 and needs to be set to 1 or you will not receive zone faults and restores automatically.

    Jeff
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