What Interactive Apps can be Used with a Honeywell Vista 15p?
The Honeywell Vista 15p is one of the most popular wired security systems around today. One of the most commonly asked questions is what interactive apps can be used with the Vista 15p? Currently there are a couple of interactive app options for the 15p that allow users to control their security system remotely from their smart devices and we are going to go over them today.
The first option is via Honeywell Total Connect - Total Connect is Honeywell's official interactive application for all of their security systems. This is by far the best option for anyone looking to upgrade their Honeywell Vista 15p security system. What makes Total Connect the superior interactive application is its ability to allow security companies to remotely program the entire security system without ever having to send someone on site. In addition, Total Connect is the most advanced interactive software available for the Vista 15p by being the most user friendly and including the most features.
In order to use Total Connect with your Honeywell Vista 15p security system you must have an Honeywell Internet, Cellular or Dual Path alarm communicator.
Furthermore, there are two versions of Total connect 1.0 and 2.0.
Total Connect 1.0 - requires a revision of at least 3.0 on your prom chip. Total Connect 1.0 is the older of the two version as it has been out for quite some time now. With Total Connect 1.0 you will lack the ability to view IP cameras and no home automation control making 1.0 much less appealing.
Total Connect 2.0 - requires a revision of 9.12 or better on your prom chip which is located on the green motherboard of the Vista 15p. Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 is the latest software that Honeywell has produced and is able to utilize home automation and IP camera capabilities. If you are looking to add these features, Z-Wave capabilities can be added by installing either a Tuxedo Touch keypad or using a VAM "Vista Automation Module". As far as IP Cameras you must add a Honeywell IP Camera and carry an internet connection.
If your Honeywell Vista 15p currently doesn't have the correct revision number you can decide to purchase one of our cellular alarm communicators or a dual path alarm communicators that will come with a brand new updated prom chip as well as the communicator of your choice. By doing this you pretty much have a brand new Vista 15p security system and unlock the doors to all of the features that Total Connect 2.0 has to offer.
Learn how to Swap the Prom chip on the Honeywell Vista 15p wired security system.
The second option for interactive abilities with your Honeywell Vista 15p is via IpDatatel -
IpDatatel has interactive abilities which are pretty detailed however not as user friendly as Total Connect. Nevertheless, the firmware revision number must be 2.0 or higher on your Honeywell Vista 15p system in order to have interactive abilities. In addition you also must have a compatible Ipdatadel alarm communicator. This option will also allow for Z-Wave home automation devices and also requires a separate module that gets connected to your wireless internet router.
The last option for interactive abilities on the Vista 15p is the Telular TG-1 express -
The Telguard TG-1 Express can also provide interactive abilities with the 15p however it is not as detailed as Total Connect or IpDatatel and has some limitations.
There is not to be believed any firmware requirement for using this application. In order to utilize this option your Vista 15p must have an available zone because the TG-1 will need to be wired a specific way to obtain these features.
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