Vista 20p *56 Report Codes other than default 10 ever used?

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Old 05-07-17, 03:59 PM
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Vista 20p *56 Report Codes other than default 10 ever used?

For a Honeywell Vista 20p, in *56 zone programming. One entry (actually a double entry) is RC or Report Code for the zone.

Everything I can find on this says to enter 01 for the first entry and 00 for the second entry. Then that makes a value of "10" for the report code. And this is what is used with "Contact ID" reporting...

But just out of curiosity, is anything OTHER than 10 ever used? What does this RC field actually do?

Would someone maybe want all burglary zones to report a specific same code? Say code 3. So maybe zones 2-5 would all be RC 3?

And maybe all fire zones something else?

And this would indicate the type of alarm for that zone?

Or.....

Would alternatives to "10" and "contact ID" be each zone numbered...
Zone 1 RC=1
Zone 2 RC=2
Zone 3 RC=3
Etc.

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Old 05-07-17, 06:08 PM
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When you are using Contact ID (the most common reporting format), on a Vista panel, the report code entry is just an enabling code to turn on the report for that zone/feature, and the system assigns the correct CID code for that zone type/feature. Really, any non-zero entry would do the trick.

When you are using some of the other report formats, like 4+2, the code you program is what is actually received by the monitoring receiver; so you have to define to the monitoring service exactly what that report code corresponds to.
 
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Old 05-07-17, 07:01 PM
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Thank you! The 10 for every zone sounds MUCH easier!

FYI - I have RC 10 programmed for every single zone including key FOB zones [BR]. Is that correct?

(I will be using a smart phone app from the monitoring company and ipDatatel BAT CDMA/internet dual path.)
 
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Yup, that will work. No report code = no report.
 
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