HSIM Comparison Chart

 

4232CBM

HSIM

4100SM

Mount

Directly in control panel cabinet using double-sided tape

Connects to the RS232 port of the controller

Directly in security panel cabinet using double-sided tape

Wiring

Three-wire RS232 or four-wire RS422 interface to external equipment plus four-wire bus interface wire

Four-wire keypad bus interface and integrated DB9 connector so no additional wires needed 

Three-wire null modem RS232 to external equipment plus voltage trigger cable (limited to 50" from panel)

LEDs

Four status LEDs for system troubleshooting 

Single LED status light for troubleshooting 

None

Dimensions

3.75" W x 2.5" L x 0.875" D

1 3/8” W x 2 3/16” L x 13/16” D

4" W x 2-3/4" H x 3/4" D

Current Drain

50mA nominal

~7mA nominal

25mA nominal

Input Voltage

8-12V

12v

12v

Supported Panels

VISTA-15P
VISTA-15PSIA
VISTA-20P
VISTA-20PSIA and First Alert Professional equivalents (firmware level 9.1 or higher)
VISTA-21iP
VISTA-21iPSIA and First Alert Professional equivalents (firmware level 3.13 or higher)
VISTA-128BPT
VISTA-128BPTSIA
FA1660CT (all firmware levels)

NOTE: All firmware levels are supported
DSC Power Series Control Panels
VISTA-10P VISTA PLUS Series
VISTA-10SE
VISTA-15
VISTA-15P VISTA PLUS Series
VISTA-15PSIA
VISTA-20P VISTA PLUS Series
VISTA-20PUL Commercial
VISTA-50PUL
VISTA-20SE
VISTA-20PSIA
VISTA-21iP
VISTA-21iPSIA
VIA-30PSE
VISTA-128B
VISTA-128BPT
VISTA-128BPTSIA
VISTA-128BP Series
VISTA-128BPT Series/VISTA Turbo Series
VISTA-250BPT/VISTA Turbo
VISTA-40
VISTA-50P
VISTA-250BP
FA1660CT (all firmware levels) First Alert FA-168C and other First Alert rebranded panels

4140XMP
Vista-40
Vista-50P
Vista-100
Vista-128B
Vista-128FB

Configuration

Must set ECP address for 4232CBM module in Control4 and on the 4232CBM. Configure ECP address for 1st keypad Emulation

Program an extra keypad address in the alarm panel and set the address in Control4

Varies from panel to panel

Mulit-Partition Support

Yes (cannot restrict partitions per room)

Yes (you can select which room controls which partition)

No

Polling

Real-time or Polling

Real-time

Real-time

Zone # Configuration

Manual

Manual

Manual

Zone Naming

Zone description import on AUI supported panels with correct AUI option enabled in security panel configuration at the same above mentioned ECP address for 1st keypad Emulation

Manual Zone naming is enabled as a feature for any security panel, even those not supporting AUI.

Zone description import on AUI supported panels with correct AUI option enabled in security panel configuration at the same above mentioned ECP address for 1st keypad emulation

Wired Zone Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless Zone Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Expansion Zone Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Relay Status Support

No

Yes

No

Remote Programming

No

Yes

No

Customer Support

Security System Focused

Custom Integrator Focused

Security System Focused

TotalConnect Services

Not compatible & cannot both be used

Yes / Compatible

Yes / Compatible