Ademco Vista Alarm

A basic yet complete Ademco Vista alarm system including everything required to secure a ho me costs an average of $300 depending on which model is chosen. With 3 basic varieties, the 10P, 15P and 20P systems, Ademco Vista alarms are hardwired home security systems that are configurable in a number of ways. Consisting of a control panel, keypad and several different satellite components, Vista alarms are among the best available. Fully expandable, Vista alarms come with 6 or 8 built-in zones. From there, they are expandable up to 22, 32 or 48 zones.

System Components

Ademco Vista alarm systems include several basic components. The brains of the system is the control panel which comes in a mountable metal enclosure with cam lock. The control panel determines the number of zones the system is equipped to support. Next there is one of several different Ademco keypads such as the 6160 or 6270 advanced touchscreen model. Also included are an infrared motion detector, 2-tone siren, transformer and a 12-volt rechargeable battery.


With expansion modules, Vista hardwire systems allow you to increase the number of zones monitored up to 48 with the 20P system. Vista alarms are X10 compatible, include a viewable log of up to 100 events with time and date, support up to 16 2-wire smoke detectors and include a built-in phone line with annunciation options.