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Changing the User Code on Partition 2 In a Honeywell VISTA Alarm System

Changing the User Code on Partition 2 In a Honeywell VISTA Alarm System

Hey DIYers. I’m George from Alarm Grid. Today, we’re going
to be going over how to change a code on Partition
2 on a Vista 20P system. So first thing here,
I have my 6160. It’s best if you’re using
an alphanumeric keypad. And I have my Vista panel. Now, for those of you who
don’t know what a partition is, a partition is
basically a set of zones assigned to a specific
area in the business location or your home. So for, instance, if I have
a house and I have an office, and I want to protect all
sensitive documents that are in my office,
or if I just want to keep that office protected
separately, I can actually arm the office, all
the zones associated with the office, that
would be my Partition 2, and have the rest of my
zones, the rest of my house would be disarmed, would
be normal, as Partition 1. So I can have everything
in my office Partition 2 and my home as Partition 1. So that’s a little example
of what partition is. So today, one thing
you also want to do is make sure– it’s
easier if you have a keypad for each partition. So if you’re going to
have a Partition 2, it would be better to
have a keypad in the area, and then wherever you
have Partition 1, keypad in that area. The reason for that is
because if not, then you have to use one keypad and
switch to different partitions constantly. I’m going to show you guys that
actually today, because I’m only working with one keypad. So as you see here, I
actually have my keypad to display the
partition that we’re in. Right now we’re in Partition 1. And it’s in ready to arm mode. So the easiest way to change
your user code in Partition 2 is by just adding, or if
you know the user number, you can actually do that through
the user code change, which I’m going to show you guys here. So just so you know,
User 2 on a Vista panel, or on any Honeywell
system really, is always going to
be the master code. The master code can arm
and disarm any partitions. It can be used to
change and delete any user codes available. User number 3 is
Partition 1 master, so it can only arm and
disarm Partition 1. And it can only add and
edit Partition 1 user codes. Starting at User 33,
that is Partition 2. So the easiest way to add or
delete or remove any codes from Partition 2 is to deal with
any users that are 33 and up. So here, it’s actually 33 to 49. So here I have my 6160. My default master code is 1234,
because my panel is defaulted. So I’m going to go ahead
and add a Partition 2 code. I’m going to actually do the
Partition 2 master, so User 33. So I’m going to Edit. I’m going to type
in my master, 1234. And then to change
the code, it’s the 8. That’s how you guys– it’s
an easy way to remember. The number 8 says
Code at the bottom. You then need to enter
the user number, which is going to be 33. And then the new code, I’m
going to enter in 4321. So I’m going to go 1, 2,
3, 4, 8, 33, 4, 3, 2, 1. [DING] It gives me a ding
for a confirmation. So I’ve now added 4321
as my Partition 2 master. So if you guys will see here,
I’m going to try using 4321 to arm Partition , 1. And nothing should happen. So I’m going to go
4, 3, 2, 1 Away. Nothing, right? But if I use my master code,
1, 2, 3, 4, Away, [DINGING] it starts arming. I’m going to disarm
it, 1, 2, 3, 4, OFF. [DING] Yeah. So that means my
master code worked. Disarmed. Ready to arm. My master code worked
on Partition 1. But my code that I
just entered, 4321, did not work on Partition 1,
because it’s User 33, which that is Partition 2. So to switch to
Partition 2, remember this is why I told you it’s
better to have two keypads, so you can actually keep one
assigned to Partition 2 and 1. If not, you’ve got to switch,
the way I’m about to do. So to switch to a
partition, you need to enter in the master code. Star is the go to command,
and then the partition number. So I would do 1,
2, 3, 4, star, 2. 1, 2, 3, 4, star, 2. [DING] You’ll see it gives me a ding. And then it also says
Partition 2 now at the top. Now, if I’m going to use
my 4321 and arm it away, it should work now. 4, 3, 2, 1, and then Away. [DINGING] And it arms it away. This is only arming Partition 2. I can enter it in
again, 4, 3, 2, 1, Off. [DING] And it disarms. Partition 2 is back
into Ready to Arm. So the good thing about
having two keypads is you could leave that
keypad in your Partition 2 and it will not change
from Partition 2 unless you do the go to
command and switch it back to Partition 1. Again, watch. You’ll see I’m going to
do 1, 2, 3, 4, star, 1. [DING] It dings for confirmation. And then it puts me
back into Partition 1. So just a quick
thing to remember, again, Partition 2
are users 33 to 49. So if you simply need to
change, add, delete anything in Partition 2 as
far as user codes go, you want to use those user
numbers, 33 through 49. And then obviously,
for Partition 1, you have the codes starting
at User 3 all the way to 32. So again, that’s how you do
partition and user codes. If you guys have
any questions, you can email us at
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Reader Comments

  1. Hi Guys! I have a project with vista 128BPT. My system have 2 partitions. I want create new user code, and new user just only arm/disarm only one partition. Not for all partitions. I'm using two 6160 keypads. So Could you share me about how to program for that? Thanks!

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