Author Topic: AD2USB INSTALLATION CONCEPTS!!!  (Read 530 times)

Offline vgehring24

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AD2USB INSTALLATION CONCEPTS!!!
« on: June 14, 2017, 08:09:12 pm »
I am a new Vera Plus user and have been tooling around in this forum, the MiOS Wiki and on NuTech's site trying to understand how the Vista20-AD2USB-Vera devices are supposed to play nice with each other.  I am one of those guys with an older house with hardwired contacts that upgraded his panel from a Vista 40 to Vista 20 and settled on Vera for HA.  After much reading of posts, I have concluded what must be quite OBVIOUS to many of you that already went down this path, is that the AD2USB with Vera plugin is designed to read the EXISTING configuration from the Vista panels where the 'Cheat Sheet' is filled out to match the panels configuration and away you go.   I surmised this as many of you referenced your alarm company stopping by to first install the panel (and presumably program it from a physical keypad) and then you plugged in Vera-AD2USB afterwards. 

So I have a brand new Vista 20 that hasn't even been wired into any contacts, much less any programming.  No, and I don't think trying to pull the config off the Vista 40 and importing it into the V20 is a good use of time.  Nobody that I read about seems to have undertaken the process of programming the hardwire contacts, motion sensors and glass-breaks into the Vista via a keypad or even the virtual keypad app that NuTech provides.  As a seasoned IT Systems Engineer, after looking thru Honeywell's Vista Programming Manual, although tedious, it doesn't seem that difficult to do.  So can somebody confirm my that I have the correct concept stated here or maybe that I'm way out in left field?   

Offline recurry

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Re: AD2USB INSTALLATION CONCEPTS!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 09:31:45 pm »
Late reply....

I've done lots of programmmg of my Vista panels from the keyboard having upgraded my panel multiple times. It's not a big deal but can be time consuming.  Also have used Honewells software but for a one time install its no worth all the investment to get it working and I have to spend time remembering how to get it connected each time. Plus their panel software is very inflexible and esoteric. Just dive in and do it from the panel. Copy down the configure from the old panel and markup the worksheet in the manual to work from and it will go fine.