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  • #51620

    bulldogben
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    #51625

    Security101
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    The 6160 does not have a 5800TM, the 6160RF does.

    Jim

    #51629

    bulldogben
    Participant

    That's what I meant thanks for correcting me

    #51787

    jallenclark
    Member

    I already ordered the 6160RF, thanks for trying to save me some money.  It just got here today, I am going to try to install it when I get home from work.

    Thanks for the tip on disconnecting my my old receiver.  I was reading through the install directions and noticed something called a House ID.  It says my 6160rf needs to be on the same house ID as the other wireless devices to work.  Is there a way I can figure out what my current receiver is set to so I can just program that into the 6160 to take over for my old receiver.  Can I not just leave the current receiver plugged in and set my 6160rf to a different house ID to use for a wireless keypad I will be buying in the future?

    #51788

    bulldogben
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    that house id is for the wireless keypad so dont worry about it till you get a wireless keypad ;)

    #51789

    jallenclark
    Member

    #51790

    bulldogben
    Participant

    you cant disable the receiver in the 6160rf. you'll need to disconnect your current wireless receiver and replace your current keypad for the 6160 RF. make sure you know how to address a keypad first, the how to is under the general tech of the forum. after that  all you have to do is delete that senor number from programming under field *56 you manual should be described enough for you to figure it out and if you have any problems just post.

    #51793

    jallenclark
    Member

    I just read this one: http://www.diyalarmforum.com/board/index.php?topic=10379.0

    My current keypad is set to 16, if I am just replacing it and by default a keypad is set to 16 do I really need to address it?  by default won't it be addressed to 16?

    When I disconnect my current receiver all of my wireless zones will be disconnected.  Once I replay my keypad with the 6160RF they will all automatically reconnect through it without me needing to do anything?

    Everything sounds simple enough, hopefully it goes smooth tonight.  Thanks for your input.

    #51795

    bulldogben
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    The keypad works with a number of systems not all all address to 16 so it will need to be addressed when connected the first time from then on it remembers its address.
    as far as the wireless yes it should be that easy remove old device put up 6160rf, power down then power back up ( it helps to rest the system this way) then test. always test I've done this a lot and i never leave it to chance.

    #51806

    jallenclark
    Member

    I am going to test now.  I replaced it then reset the system,  it said to check the RF (the one I unplugged) but after I armed the system then unarmed the system the message went away so I think I am good to go.

    Thanks for all your help guys, you made it very easy for someone new to alarms.

    Now I just need to figure out how to remove a zone by going through the manual.

    Edit:

    One thing I just noticed is the keypad says "DISARMED CHIME" but the chime is working.  If I type my code then 9 the message will go away but then the chime no longer works, it looks like it is inverted.

    Any ideas how to fix this?

    Thanks

    #51810

    Security101
    Keymaster

    Disarmed = the system is disarmed

    Chime = Chime

    Your chime is operating correctly…

    Make sure you remove all unused wireless zones within 12 hrs from leaving programming as the system will search for them then…

    JIM

    #51818

    jallenclark
    Member

    That makes a lot of sense, thanks for heads up on the chime part.

    I was able to remove my zone right away, thanks for letting me know.

    Now I just need to order a wireless keypad, thanks again.

    #161206

    captbob260
    Participant

    Hi,
    I want to add a wireless keypad to the front door of my Ademco Vista-15/20P system. The only keypad now is at another door. Also, I want to install a siren in a place where I have voltage but can’t run a hard wire. Need to send the alarm ‘trigger’ signal wirelessly to the remote siren. Is there a wireless transmitter and receiver that can be triggered by the Ademco alarm?
    Please help with advice and parts available/needed.
    Bob

    #162615

    cvarlamo
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    Hello, I have a Vista 20P with a 5881enh wireless receiver and a 6150 wired keypad and I want to add a wireless keypad. Do I need a 6150RF or can I just purchase the 5828?

    #162616

    ChosunOne
    Participant

    Your 5881 ENH Receiver will receive RF signals from the 5828 keypad, but you need something to _transmit_ signals from your control panel back to the 5828.
    So you’ll need a Honeywell 5800TM Transmitter to add at/near the panel. That’s a lot cheaper than buying a 6150RF Keypad; not to mention being easier to add on.

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