How do I program zones on Ademco Vista 10SE?

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I have an Ademco Vista 10SE system.

I want to change Zone 6 to a "perimeter" zone type.

Here's exactly what I've done so far-

Hit:

*20  (enter installer code) + 8 + 0

*56  (zone programming)

At this point I get lost as the system doesn't respond the way the
manual says it's supposed to.  I suppose I have the key sequence wrong
or something similar.

Could someone please tell me the exact key sequence I'm to enter (from
start to finish) to change Zone 6 to a Perimeter zone type?

Also, what are the exact steps to review an existing zone?

My keypad is either a 6127 or a 6128 (fixed word keypads)....not an
alpha keypad

Thanks.

Re: How do I program zones on Ademco Vista 10SE?


Give me a call. I will walk you through it.

Jim Rojas
(813) 884-6335




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You need a programming keypad an old 6139 or a newer 6160 to see what you
are doing.

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Jim helped me out.  Here's what to do;

How to program Zones in a Vista 10SE

1.  Enter Installer Code +  800
1a. Should see 20 on keypad
2.  Hit *56  (zone programming range)
3.  Hit *
4.  Should see  01  (meaning zone 1)
5.  Hit ***
6.  Should see 10
7.  Hit ***
8.  Should see 02 (meaning zone 2)

At this point exit Zone programming by doing the following;  (don't
ask "why"....I'll explain later)

Hit 00*
Hit *99

You are now back at the "Ready" light and your system is ready to arm
or be left alone.


(You can continue the procedure above for all zones repeating steps 5
through 8 which will take you through each zone.  Sometimes, however,
you will see various Zone Type codes such as 03 (perimeter) after  you
see a zone number.)  To get out of the programming you must reach a
Zone number and then hit 00*   and then *99

Now, here's the catch;  after doing all of the above and reviewing the
Zones....I honestly don't know how to change each Zone's Zone Type.  I
did it back dumb effort on one of my zones and was successful.

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Samuel Rutherford wrote:

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It helps if you have the proper keypad for programming and to RTFM.
Programming an Ademco DOES take some rocket science.

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I don't recall whether the gentleman said he has the manual.  If not, it's
available for download from Honeywell's website.  If the OP needs the manual
he can call me and I'll email him a copy.

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I disagree.  The method is a bit cumbersome but it can't be all that hard.
Even I can do it with a manual in hand.  :^)

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Re: How do I program zones on Ademco Vista 10SE?


Yes, I have the manuals for my system.  They do not mention
programming using the single line keypad but only mention programming
using the alpha key pad.

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Samuel Rutherford wrote:
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if you're going to just change 1 thing u can do it.  but if u have a lot
to program by all means use the alpha.

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Great.....now how do you do it?

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toldja...you need a 6139 or 6160 keypad.

single line programming (I call it "by the beep") is kinda a hack, it's not
really how you are supposed to program the zones.

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The 6139 or 6160 are preferred. You can program with other keypads, but the
keystrokes can be different from the alpha keypad strokes on many important
functions. It is not recommended, but it can be done.

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Alright, alright.

The bottom line is you guys don't know how to do it.

It can be done- I saw the installer setup our entire system with the
single line keypad.

Anyone have a 6139 keypad for sale that works?

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Samuel Rutherford wrote:
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Yes, it can be done.  You have to be completely familiar with Ademco
programming for it to work.  If you've installed dozens of them, you'd
be able to work with the keypad responses to understand where you are in
programming.  I've done it "in a pinch", but not being able to verify
what you've entered is a bit "un-nerving" (thank goodness for
downloading software).  As for "talking someone through it"
(particularly someone that's not even in the trade), I wouldn't even
attempt it (and I doubt many of the other professionals that post here
would either).

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Then you better have your system checked over, because that method of
programming is so prone to errors it aint funny.

I've been programming these things for 20+ years and in the few instances I
had to program by the the beep, I've ALWAYS checked my programming of that
panel with Compass immediately upon return to the office.

You can probably find a 6139 or 6160 on eBay.

If this is  your only system you're doing, why not just buy the 6160 and
hang it.

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Samuel Rutherford wrote:
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sounds like rocket science, musta been RLB!

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Samuel Rutherford wrote:
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What is the matter with you? You have been told how, are you really that
dense.

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Ever heard of Ebay?
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37.l1313&satitle=Ademco+6139+keypad+&category0 =

Duh.
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alarman wrote:
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http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37.l1313&satitle=Ademco+6139+keypad+&category0 =
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the list I found had a 'buy it now' deal for 14.99

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The thing's in Italian.


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Samuel Rutherford wrote:
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The 14.99 buy it now?  I don't think so.

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JoeRaisin wrote:
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Here, Samuel. Take my hand. Go to this link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/REDUCED-Ademco-6139-Alpha-Console-Manufactured-Pre-2004_W0QQitemZ280253696413QQihZ018QQcategoryZ53147QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Jeez. Maybe it is rocket science.
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