Honeywell Ademco Vista User Manual VISTA-20P / VISTA-20PSIA & VISTA-15P / VISTA-15PSIA



Honeywell Ademco VISTA-20P


Full User Guide Available Online: This Quick Guide describes the most frequently used features and functions of your system.

Congratulations on your ownership of a Honeywell Security System. This system provides:

  • Three forms of detection: burglary, fire and emergency (see your installer for which forms of detection are installed)
  • At least one keypad which provides control of system and displays system status
  • Various sensors for perimeter and interior burglary detection
  • Optional smoke or combustion detectors designed to provide early warning in case of fire.

Your system may also be programmed to automatically send alarm and status messages to a Central Monitoring Station.


The following is a list of some of the most common features and functions of your system:

  • Several modes of burglary detection: Stay, Night-Stay, Away, Instant, Maximum.
  • Bypass feature lets you bypass selected zones while leaving the rest of the system armed.
  • Chime mode alerts you to the opening of protected doors and windows while the system is disarmed.
  • Fire and carbon monoxide detection are always active (if installed) and an alarm sounds if a fire or carbon monoxide condition is detected.
  • Panic keys (if programmed) let you manually initiate a fire and personal alarms using the keypad.
  • 4-digit security codes are used in conjunction with keypad command to perform system functions.
  • Each user can be assigned a different security code, each with different authority levels.
  • The system sensing devices have been assigned to various “zones,” which are specific areas of detection (e.g., front door, kitchen window, etc.).
  • Zone numbers (points of detection) are displayed at the keypad when an alarm or trouble condition occurs.
  • Partitions (VISTA-20P Series) provide two independent areas of detection plus an optional common zone area, with each partition containing a group of zones that can be armed and disarmed without affecting other zones or users.
  • Function keys may have been programmed to perform various functions. Ask your installer if these keys are active.
  • A Scheduling feature can be programmed to automatically perform certain functions (e.g., arm the system) at a predetermined time each day. See the full User Guide for details.


  • Entry Delays give you time to disarm the system when you enter through the designated entrance door.
  • You must disarm the system before the entry delay period ends, or an alarm will occur (keypad beeps during the entry delay period, reminding you to disarm the system).
  • Exit delay gives you time after arming the system to leave through the designated exit door(s) without setting off an alarm. If programmed, a slow beeping will sound during the exit delay period until the last 10 seconds, which then changes to fast beeping (alerting you to the end of exit delay). If you cannot leave within this delay time period, you should stop, disarm the system, and start over to avoid a false alarm.
  • See your installer for your delay times. See the full User Guide for details on Exit Error alarms.


  • The system must be armed before the burglary detection can sense intrusions.
  • To arm your system, enter your security code followed by the desired arming key.
  • To disarm the system, enter your security code then press the OFF key.
  • When an alarm occurs, the keypad sounds and displays the zone(s) causing the alarm. The external sounder may also sound.
  • If your system is connected to a Central Monitoring Station, an alarm message is also sent (delayed 30 seconds by default to reduce false alarms).
  • To stop the alarm sounding, simply disarm the system.
  • Memory of Alarm: When an alarm condition occurs, the keypad displays the number(s) of the zone(s) that caused the problem, and displays the type of alarm. Clear the Memory of Alarm display by entering another “off” sequence.

IMPORTANT: If you return to the premises and the main burglary sounder is on, or the keypad beeps rapidly upon entering the premises, it indicates that an alarm has occurred during your absence and an intruder may still be on the premises. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY and CONTACT THE POLICE from a nearby safe location.


Checking Zones: Before arming your system, all protected doors, windows and other
detection zones must be closed or bypassed; otherwise the keypad displays “Not Ready.” GOTO: If the user is authorized, a keypad in one partition can be used to perform system functions in the other partition by using the GOTO command. Must use an Alpha keypad.



Before arming, close all perimeter doors and windows and make sure the Ready to Arm
message is shown. After arming, leave the premises through an entry/exit door during the exit delay period and be sure the door is reclosed to avoid causing an alarm.



The 1 OFF key is used to disarm the system, silence alarm and trouble sounds, and clear memory of alarm displays.



Use the 6 BYPASS key when you want to arm your system with one or more zones
intentionally unprotected. The system must be disarmed first.



Your system may have been programmed to use special keys or key pairs to manually
activate emergency (panic) functions as follows:

  • * Enter the appropriate keys programmed by your installer for each function (see installer).
  • ** All panic functions send signals to the Central Monitoring Station, if connected.

To activate a Panic Function:
Press and hold down for at least 2 seconds the programmed lettered key or key pair for the desired emergency function (or press both keys of the assigned key pair at the same time).

To activate a Panic Function

NOTE: The [D] key may be programmed for other purposes; see your installer.

  • When entering codes and commands, sequential key depressions must be made within 4-5 seconds of one another. If 4-5 seconds elapse without a key depression, the entry will be aborted and must be repeated from its beginning.
  • If you make a mistake while entering a security code, stop, press the * key, and then start over. If you stop in the middle while entering a code, and then immediately start the entry over, an erroneous code might be entered.


Your installer assigned a master code that is used to perform all system functions.
In addition, other security codes can be assigned for use by other users.

  • Only the System Master and Partition Master can assign security codes to users.
  • Users are identified by 2-digit user numbers.
  • Only the System Master can change user partitions.
  • In addition to a security code, each user is assigned an authority level and various system attributes. See the full User Guide for definitions of each Authority Level.
  • Security codes can be used interchangeably within a partition when performing system functions (a system armed with one security code can be disarmed by a different security code), with the exception of the Guest and Arm Only codes.
  • Security code programming involves these steps:
  1. Choose a user number from the set of users assigned to the partition in which the user
    will be operating, and assign a 4-digit security code.
  2. Assign an authority level to that user.
  3. Assign other attributes as necessary.

Assigning Security Codes and User Attributes
The following lists the various command strings for adding security codes and attributes.

NOTE: Partition Master codes (VISTA-20P Series only) apply only to those user numbers previously assigned (by the system master/installer) to the partition master’s partition.

User Attributes


  • Your fire alarm system (if installed) is on 24 hours a day, for continuous detection. In the event of an emergency, the smoke and heat detectors sound their alarms, triggering a loud, interrupted pulsed sound from the Keypad(s) and any external sounders.
  • You can silence the alarm at any time by pressing the OFF key (the security code is not needed to silence fire alarms).
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, if installed, provide continuous detection. If a high level of carbon monoxide is detected, an interrupted pulsed alarm sound occurs at the keypads and the detector(s). Immediately move to a spot where fresh air is available, preferably outdoors. From a safe area, call your security service provider for further instructions. To silence the keypad sounding, press the OFF key. To silence the detector, see its instructions.


Using the Test mode allows each detection point to be checked for proper operation. Testing should be conducted weekly to ensure proper operation.

  • The keypad sounds a single beep about every 30 seconds as a reminder that the system is in the Test mode.
  • Alarm messages are not sent to your Central Station while Test mode is on.

If a problem is experienced with any detection point (no confirming sounds, no display), call for service immediately.

  1. Disarm the system and close all protected windows, doors, etc. The READY indicator light should come on if all zones are intact
  2. Enter your 4-digit Master code + 5 + 0 (walk)
  3. Listen. The external sounder should sound for about 1 second then turn off. If the sounder does not sound, CALL FOR SERVICE. The “Test in Progress” display appears only on the keypad that started the test.
  4. Fault zones. Open each protected door and window in turn and listen for three beeps from the keypad. Each faulted detection point should appear on the display. The display clears when the door or window is closed.
  5. Walk in front of any interior motion detectors (if used) and listen for three beeps. Each detector should appear on the display when it is activated. The display clears when no motion is detected. Note that if wireless motion detectors are used, there is a 3-minute delay between activations to conserve battery life.
  6. Test all smoke detectors, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  7. When all detection points have been checked and are intact (closed), there should be no zone numbers displayed.
  8. Exit test mode: 4-digit code + 1


The word CHECK on the keypad’s display, accompanied by a “beeping” at the keypad, indicates a trouble condition in the system at the displayed zone number sensor and requires your attention. Determine if the zone(s) displayed are intact and make them so if they are not. If the display persists, CALL FOR SERVICE.

To silence the beeping for these conditions, press any key.
Typical Trouble conditions include the following:

Typical Trouble conditions


NOTE: All partitions must be disarmed before date/time can be set.
You can set the time and date by doing the following:

  1. [ ] [ ] [ ] +[#] + [6] [3] (Master Code)
  2. Press [ * ] when the time/date is displayed. A cursor appears under the first digit of the hour. To move cursor ahead, press [ * ]. To go back, press [#].
  • Enter the 2-digit hour setting.
  • Enter the 2-digit minute setting.
  • Press [1] for PM or [2] for AM.
  • Enter the last two digits of the current year.
  • Enter the 2-digit month setting.
  • Enter the 2-digit day setting.

3. To exit, press [*] when cursor is at the last digit, or wait 30



Your local Honeywell dealer is the person best qualified to service your alarm system. Arranging some kind of regular service program with him is advisable. Your local Honeywell dealer is:





2 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100
P.O. Box 9040, Melville, NY 11747
Copyright © 2011 Honeywell International Inc.

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Honeywell MN12CES / MN10CESWW Manual


Honeywell MN12CES / MN10CESWW Manual

Voltage rating: 120V~60Hz
Power rating : 1100W (MN12CES)
Power rating : 900W (MN10CESWW)

Customer Support : 1-800-474-2147

To ensure optimal efficiency of the product, keep doors and windows closed when it is used as an air conditioner or dehumidifier.

If the product is being used with the fan function only, an open window could improve air circulation.

Cooling and Dehumidifying OperationCooling and Dehumidifying Operation

Fan OperationFan Operation

Important : Before installing the unit, place it UPRIGHT for 20 minutes before use to allow the refrigerant to stabilize.
• F ollow installation instructions to set up the unit.
• Plug the unit into a properly grounded circuit.

Improper handling can cause serious damage to the appliance.

1. DO NOT operate the unit with a damaged plug or loose wall outlet. If the power
cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorized service agent.

2. DO NOT cover the air intake and exhaust when in use.

3. This appliance is not intended for use by children. Children should be supervised and should not play on or around the appliance.

4. DO NOT place objects on or sit on the unit.

5. Always turn off and unplug the unit when cleaning or servicing.

6. If service is needed contact an authorized service agent.

7. Unplug the unit when stored or not in use.

8. DO NOT run the power cord under carpeting and rugs.

9. Use caution to prevent tripping on cord.

10. DO NOT use in areas where gasoline, paint or other flammable goods are stored.

11. Basic safety precautions should always be followed when using electrical appliances.




1. Control Panel (Incl. Signal Receptor)
2. Air Outlet
3. Handle
4. Casters
5. Upper Drain Plug
6. Air Filter
7. Back Grill
8. Lower Drain Plug
9. Power Supply Cord
10. Exhaust Hose Connector
11. Remote Control

Installation Kit :
1. Window Bracket Kit………………………..1 Set
2. Window Bracket Panel Adapter……………….1 Piece
3. Plastic Pin………………………………2 Pieces
4. Hose Connector……………………………1 Piece
5. Plastic Hose……………………………..1 Piece

Installation Kit

1. Install the plastic hose with window bracket adapter and hose connector on both sides. Ensure proper fit on both ends.

2. Adjust the window bracket as per width or height of your window and insert the plastic pins to fix at the desired position.

Adjust the window

Note : Do not install the window bracket to your window. This step is required only to adjust it to the size of your window. The bracket should be removed from the window after the size is adjusted.

3. Connect the plastic hose to the hose connector on back of the unit. Push-in then rotate clockwise.

Connect the plastic

4. Connect the window bracket to the opposite end of the plastic hose. Ensure that all connections are tight and installed properly.

Connect the window bracket

5. Connect the window bracket to the window.

Connect the window bracket to the window.

6. The Portable Air Conditioner is now ready to use.


1. The supplied exhaust hose can be extended from 12 inches (1 foot) to 47 inches
(3.9 feet).

2. Do not bend (to the extent shown below) the exhaust hose. A bent hose will block exhaust air and cause the unit to malfunction or shut-off.



1. The length of the exhaust hose is determined by the product specifications. Do not replace or lengthen it as this could cause the unit to malfunction.
Make sure the back of the unit is at least 20 inches away from a wall.

2. Do not place the unit in front of curtains or drapes as this could obstruct the

Touch Screen Control Panel

Touch Screen Control Panel

Power Control
The Power Control turns the unit on and off.

Mode Control
3 settings: Cool, Dehumidify and Fan A light will indicate which setting is currently being used.

• Cooling Mode
The unit works as an air conditioner. Adjust fan speed and air temperature to suit your desired comfort level. Temperature setting range is 61°F ~ 89°F

• Dehumidifying Mode
Air is dehumidified as it passes through the unit, without being in full cooling mode. If room temperature is higher than 77°F fan speed can be adjusted; otherwise fan speed is preset “LOW”.

Note : If the unit will be used mainly as a dehumidifier, do not connect the exhaust hose and let the warm air return in the room. Continuous drainage is then necessary and more efficient (refer page 14, Continuous Draining).

• Fan Mode
For air circulation without cooling.

Fan Speed Control
3 settings: High, Medium and Low.

Timer Control
Auto turn off:
With machine in running mode, press timer button to select the
number of hours you want the unit to run in air conditioning mode.
Auto turn on:
With machine in stand by mode, press the timer button to select
the number of hours until you want the unit to automatically start
Temperature / Timer Set Controls
• Used for adjusting the timer and thermostat.
• The default display is room temperature.
• In cooling mode, when “ ▼ “ or “▲“ button is pressed, the set temperature is displayed and may be adjusted.
After 10 seconds the display will revert back to room temperature.
Temperature is only adjustable in cool mode.
The time is adjustable between 1~24 hours.

Note : By pressing both “ ▼ “ / “▲“ set buttons at the same
time, the display will toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Warning Light Condensed water may accumulate in the unit. If the internal tank
becomes full, the Power Light will flash and the unit will not operate until the unit has been drained (refer page 14, Water Condensation Drainage).

Remote Control
The functions work the same as the portable air conditioner’s touch controls. All key functions can be accessed from the remote control.

Remote Control

Note :
Do not place the remote control in direct sunlight.

Battery Installation: Remove the cover on the back of the remote control and insert two AAA batteries with ‘‘+’’ and ‘‘-’’ pointing in the proper direction.

Battery Installation:

• Use only two AAA or IEC R03 1.5V batteries.
• Remove the batteries if the remote control is not in use for a month or longer.
• All batteries should be replaced at the same time, do not mix with old batteries.
• Properly dispose of used batteries.


Appliance Maintenance:
1. Turn off the appliance before disconnecting the power supply.
2. Always clean the appliance with a soft dry cloth.
Air Filter Maintenance:
The air filter should be cleaned every two weeks.
Clean it as follows:
1.Turn off the appliance and remove the air filter. (refer to page 5, #6)
2. Rinse it in lukewarm water. After cleaning, dry in a shaded and cool place, then reinstall.

Maintenance After Use:

1. If the appliance will not be used for a long time, be sure to drain the left-over water condensation.

2. Remove the lower drain plug (refer to page 14) and use a shallow pan to collect the water.

3.To dry excess moisture, run the unit in fan mode for 30 minutes before storing.
Clean and reinstall air filter.

4. Remove air hose and window bracket and store with the portable air conditioner.


When there is excess water condensation inside the unit, the air conditioner stops running and shows a warning light (refer to page 10). This warning light indicates that the water condensation needs to be drained using the following procedures:

Manual Draining
1. Water m ay need to be drained in high humidity areas
2. Unplug the unit from power source.
3. Place a shallow pan under the lower drain plug. See diagram.
4. Remove the lower drain plug.
5. Water will drain out and collect in the shallow pan.
6. After the water is drained, replace the lower drain plug firmly.
7. You can now turn on the unit.
Manual Draining

Continuous Draining
While using the unit in dehumidifier mode, continuous drainage is recommended.
1. Unplug the unit from the power source.
2. Remove the upper drain plug. While doing this operation some residual water may spill so please have a pan to collect the water.
3. Connect the drain connector to a ¾” hose (not included). See diagram.
4. The water can be continuously drained through the hose into a floor drain or bucket.
5. You can now turn on the unit.

Continuous Draining

The following troubleshooting guide addresses the most common problems. If problems persist, call customer service. Unplug and disconnect the appliance from the power source before attempting to troubleshoot.

Trouble Shoot


Model: MN12CES
Voltage/Frequency: 120 V~ 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 1100W
Cooling capacity: 12000 BTU
Dehumidifying capacity: 70 pints/ 2 4 hours
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Timer: 24 hour (ON / OFF)
Dimensions: (W) x (D) x (H) (inches) 15.2 X 18.1 X 29.3 inches
Weight(Kg): 68.3 lbs (31 Kg)

Electrical products should be properly disposed.
Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with your local authority or retailer for recycling.

1st year parts and labor.

5 years on all parts of the sealed system, consisting of the compressor,
evaporator, condenser and factory connected refrigerant tubing.

A. This warranty does not apply to any damage resulting from abusive, unreasonable use or damage. Defects that are the result of normal wear and tear will not be considered manufacturing defects under this warranty.


Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an applied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product from the original date of purchase.

C. At its option, JMA NORTH AMERICA LLC will repair or replace this product if it is found to be detective in material or workmanship.This warranty does not cover damage resulting from any unauthorized attempts to repair or from any use not in accordance with the instruction manual.

D. Please read the Instruction Manual carefully before setting up or using this product. If you believe this product to be suffering from a manufacturing fault, or if you have inquiries about this product, please contact our Customer Support:

JMA North America LLC
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
Phone: 800-474-2147
Email: [email protected]

When contacting our Customer Support, please have the information below along with the proof of purchase. All warranty requests must be accompanied by a proof of purchase, which is a copy of the original receipt.

Model : …………………………………………
Date of purchase : ………………………………..
Purchased from : ………………………………….

JMA North America LLC
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
Customer Support: 800-474-2147
E-mail: [email protected]

January 2013
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(JMATEK Int’l Group of Companies)
The Honeywell Trademark is used under license from
Honeywell International Inc.
Honeywell International Inc. makes no representation or
warranties with respect to this product.
This product is Manufactured by Airtek International
Corporation Limited.