One component of the full security system, a Honeywell alarm panel is an Ademco-produced device capable of controlling a variable number of monitoring stations. The control panel of a home security system is its nerve center, while the keypad is directly connected to it, providing you with full control over the alarm system and its components. Depending on if you install a Vista 10P, 15P or 20P alarm system, the panel and keypad will have different capabilities, although mainly in terms of the number of controllable zones.
Alarm Panel Comparison
Honeywell's Vista 10P alarm panel features 6 on-board, hardwired zone monitors, while the 20P system includes 8 on-board zones. Both systems are expandable, with the 10P system capable of monitoring 22 total zones vs. the 48-zone capability of the 20P setup. On the keypad, the 10P has a 32-event log with up to 16 user codes. The 20P system features a 100-event log and 48 user code capability. Both systems will support numeric pagers and are Internet Protocol compatible for independent communication.
The control panel keypad features a touchscreen display that is easy to read. Menu-driven prompts and graphics reduce confusion. Honeywell alarm panels are designed to support multiple smoke detectors, output devices and include a built-in phone line.