Below are three helpful manuals and a four part video for the Vista 21P:
1) Vista 21P User Guide
2) Vista 21P Install Manual
3) Vista 21P Programming Guide
In this video series we will show you how to wire, program and monitor your Ademco Vista 20P security system.
If you want to skip to a *specific* installation video-chapter for your Ademco Vista 20P security system, use these chapter titles and their related links:
Chapter 1 - Maximize Your Protection
In this video we're going to cover some introductory points to this Ademco Vista 20P Installation video. We'll also go over some professional safety recommendations for the upcoming process.
Chapter 2 - What is a Zone Anyway?
Moving one step forward, in this section we'll go ahead answer the question "What is a zone and how do I lay one out effectively?" and we'll also touch on where the best place is to install you wired security sensors and how to properly place them in your home.
Chapter 3 - How to Wire Your AC Transformer
Getting into the beginning stage of installation, we will show you how to properly wire your Vista 20P AC Transformer (aka. power transformer) so that your alarm security panel will be powered up and ready to protect your home and family.
Chapter 4 - How to Wire Your RJ-31-X Jack
Watch and learn how to wire an RJ-31-X Jack for your phone line monitoring. This comes in handy for dialing out of your security system as well and if you prefer to have "self monitoring".
Chapter 5 - How to Wire Your Ademco Vista 20P Keypad
Wiring an Ademco Vista 20P keypad is made very easy with this quick video. In a little over a minute, you will have the right wires going to the right terminals and your keypad completely wired and ready for use.
Chapter 6 - How to Wire a Hardwired Security System Siren
"How do I hardwire a siren?" is one of the most common questions when it comes to installation in the security industry's DIY section. In this short video we'll show you how to wire a hardwired siren for alarm system so that not only you but also your neighbors will be notified in the case of an emergency or if an intruder were to break into your home.
Chapter 7 - How to Wire an Ademco Wireless Receiver
Watch and learn how to wire a wireless receiver for your Vista 20P security system. Joining this Ademco wireless receiver to your hardwired system will add a dimension to your alarm system creating what is known as a "hybrid system".
Chapter 8 - How to Wire a Door or Window Security Sensor
In this chapter we'll show you how to properly wire a door sensor or window sensor with the right gauge wire, a clamp (aka. B-Connector), and a resistor. This video will answer any questions with regard to wiring a door or window sensor within your alarm system.
Chapter 9 - How to Wire Your Alarm System Sensors in a Series
Continuing on from how to wire your door or window sensor, in this video we will show you how to wire these alarm system sensors in a "series". Wiring in a series is very useful when it comes to a hardwired security system and is made easy with this installation video.
Chapter 10 - How to Wire a Security System Motion Detector
Watch and learn how to wire a hardwired motion detector (aka. motion sensor) for your Vista 20P security system. We will also touch on which mounting knockouts to remove in order to securely install this on your wall.
Chapter 11 - How to Wire a Security Glass-Break Shock Sensor
"How do I wire a glass-break shock sensor?" is another question that we will answer in this Ademco Vista 20P installation video series. With a visual and hands on approach, we'll show you how to wire your glass-break shock sensor easily and quickly.
Chapter 12 - How to Wire a Security Acoustic Glass-Break Sensor
Similar to the previous glass-break shock sensor video, this video will show you how to wire an acoustic glass break sensor for your Ademco security system. Instead of picking up the vibrations of an intruder breaking a window, this sensor listens for a specific pitch or frequency in order to alert you of a burglar attempting to break through your wired alarm system into your home.
Chapter 13 - How to Wire a Smoke Detector into Your Security System
In this video we will show you how to wire a smoke detector so that you can combine your burglar protection with environmental protection and keep you and your family safe from fire and smoke. Like the other sensors, this environmental protection sensor is a hardwired device that runs directly to your Vista 20P for safety alerts.
Chapter 14 - How to Wire Your Security Smoke Detectors in Parallel
Building on the prior installation video, we will show you how to wire a smoke detector with another smoke sensor on the same line; this is also known as wiring smoke detectors in parallel.
Chapter 15 - How to Wire Your Alarm System Carbon Monoxide Detector
Another environmental protection sensor is this carbon monoxide detector which can be added to your Honeywell Ademco Vista 20P security system. In this video we will show you which terminals to wire the proper wires to in order to effectively "terminate" them and wire your carbon monoxide detector.
Chapter 16 - How to Wire Your Security Flood Sensor
Watch and learn how to place, attach and wire your hardwired flood sensor so this too can be added to your Vista 20P security system for environmental protection.
Chapter 17 - How to Wire an Alarm System Freeze Sensor
In less than 2 minutes we will show you how to wire a freeze sensor into your hardwired alarm system. This sensor is extremely useful especially in the northern regions or areas of extreme cold. Protect your pipes from freezing while you are away from home by adding this useful sensor into your Ademco security system.
Chapter 18 - How to Wire an "Earth Ground Wire"
In this 1 minute video we will show you how to clamp the grounding bracket and wire your earth ground wire for your Ademco Vista 20P.
Chapter 19 - How to Wire Your Ademco Vista 20P Control Panel
Now that we have wired our hardwired sensors, and our AC Power Transformer, we are ready to hardwire our Vista 20P control panel so that we can "tie in" all the security sensors we have around our home. Watch and learn from this in-depth chapter on choosing the proper control panel terminals to use for each "zone" or sensors. We will also show you how to connect a 24 hour backup battery to ensure that you are still protected even if the power goes out.
Chapter 20 - What is Alarm Monitoring for Your Home Security System
In this video we will talk about the added benefits of Central Station Monitoring compared to self-monitoring and how the proper emergency dispatch can not only arrive in a short period of time but even in some cases safe your life or the life your loved ones.
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