User Interface: Alpha Keypad

Description and Purpose

The Keypad is a local user interface, which allows the user to interact with the intrusion detection, fire alarm, panic, door access control, or other integrated system. Using the keypad, users can view the status of detection sensors, administrate system users, arm and disarm, change schedules and remote control appliances or sub systems. Users can use the keypad to retrieve system history, or choose to review event history on a local printer.

TouchCenter Keypad Option

Honeywell offers a touch screen keypad that provides interactive displays and additional benefits. See the TouchCenter for more information.

Reasons to Choose this Keypad

The keypad gives the user complete system control from one or more places within the facility.

Cabling requirements are minimized because the keypad cable need not be individually routed to the control panel. The keypad cable is an addressable bus that allows connection to many devices before cabling and connecting to the control panel for processing.

The keypad is protected against transients, helping it to overcome voltage spikes causes by lightning or misconnections.

It saves costs by saving current, and minimizes the need for additional power supplies because of its low current requirements.

Figure 1: Routing the ECP Bus to the Keypad

Connections and Considerations

The table below refers to the drawing in Figure 1. If you are using this document on line, click the model number in the table below to see more information.


Model No.


Mounting Options




Keypad: Alpha

Wall: Flat surface

Wall: Double-gang box

32-Character LCD



Keypad: Symphony

Wall: Flat surface

Wall: Double-gang box

Local touch-screen provides modern graphical user interface.



Keypad: Symphony

Wall: Flat surface

Wall: Double-gang box

Local touch-screen provides modern graphical user interface both locally and through the Internet.



4-wire, 18 AWG, Fire-rated, non-shielded

Use Genesis 1119 for Non-Fire Applications

This part number is an example. See your building and electrical codes for actual jacketing requirements.














Design Considerations

Locate the Keypad near employee exit doors, common lobbies, management offices, or other locations where users need system status and administration capabilities.

Route the specified cable from the control panel location, or from the nearest ECP device to the keypad. If more keypads are needed, continue routing the ECP bus on to other keypad locations.