Honeywell VISTA: Upgrade Old System & Get Total Connect 2.0

Honeywell VISTA: Upgrade Old System & Get Total Connect 2.0


[MUSIC PLAYING] Once you’ve done the legwork
to find your control panel, and you have the cover
removed, the next thing to do is identify the control
panel and what system do you really have. On the inside of the
panel door, you’ll often find a wiring
diagram, which has a description of what
the screw terminals are for. And you’ll find on an ADT
branded Honeywell system the word “Safewatch”
of “Safewatch Pro.” That’s your indication that you
have a branded Honeywell Vista panel that was put in by ADT. Those are the systems that
are most easily upgraded. Both of these panels
are Safewatches, and both of these panels can be
upgraded to Total Connect 2.0 services. To find out if your system
can be prom upgraded, you have to locate
the black prom chip in the middle of the
green circuit board, which has a model number
and a revision printed on the white sticker. When it’s a regular Honeywell
system, you’ll see W A– William Alpha– followed by
V 10P, 15P, 20P, or 21IP. Those are the most popular
Honeywell regular systems non-branded for any kind
of dealer or alarm company. On those systems, the 10P panels
cannot do Total Connect 2.0. So that’s the easiest way
to rule those panels out. On a 15P or a 20P, if you want
to be able to do Total Connect, you need to have a chip
that’s dash 912 or higher, so V 15P dash 912 or V
20P dash 912 or higher. Currently, they’re
up to 10.23 or 10.24. So of course, those do
Total Connect as well. But if you happen to have
a Vista 15P dash 2.0 chip, well, that system, as it
stands with that chip, can’t do Total Connect. You simply pop out the
prom, put in a new prom, and now your system
can do Total Connect. Same idea on the ADT systems. On the ADT systems, it will
say W A 3,000 or W A 3,001 dash a number. ADT systems are slightly
different than their Honeywell counterparts, so we don’t have
the exact number of a dash 2.0 or higher that will work. There is some programming that
you can look at from the keypad if you have something that’s
around a 2.0 version on ADT to find out if it
will work or not. But typically, anything
above a 3.0 chip will be able to
be prom upgraded. In our case, we have
a W A 3,001 dash 5.4, and this can definitely
be prom upgraded.

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