Modified on: Tue, 25 Jun, 2019 at 5:39 PM
The Honeywell Vista 20p is one of the most popular wired security systems around today. One of the most frequently asked questions is what interactive apps can be used with the Vista 20p? Currently, there are a couple of interactive app options for the 20p 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 a good option for anyone looking to upgrade their Honeywell Vista 20p security system. What makes Total Connect an amazing interactive application is its ability to allow security companies such as GEOARM to remotely program the entire security system without ever having to send someone on site. In addition, Total Connect 2.0 is the advanced interactive software available for the Vista 20p which will allow end users to remotely arm/disarm the system, receive text/email notifications, change user codes, bypass sensors, control z-wave automation devices, view Honeywell IP cameras and more!
In order to use Total Connect with your Honeywell Vista 20p security system, you must have a 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 Z-Wave home automation control making 1.0 much less appealing. Honeywell will be deleting this feature very soon if they have not already so you will probably have to go a different route besides Total Connect 1.0. Read all of our options listed below.