AstroStart Security System VSS-113 Owner`s manual

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VSS-113
SECURITY SYSTEM
FEATURING
KEYLESS ENTRY
OWNER’S MANUAL
®
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Table of contents
What is included ...................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Important information ............................................................................................................................................................ 1
System maintenance.................................................................................................................................................................1
FCC/ID notice ............................................................................................................................................................................1
Transmitter functions .............................................................................................................................................................. 2
Standard configuration ............................................................................................................................................................2
Using your system.................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Active arming............................................................................................................................................................................2
Passive arming ..........................................................................................................................................................................3
Multi-level security arming........................................................................................................................................................3
Arming while driving ................................................................................................................................................................4
Disarming ..................................................................................................................................................................................4
High security disarm .................................................................................................................................................................4
Disarming without a transmitter ..............................................................................................................................................5
Silent mode ...............................................................................................................................................................................5
Panic mode ...............................................................................................................................................................................5
Valet mode ...............................................................................................................................................................................5
Nuisance prevention® circuitry .................................................................................................................................................6
Diagnostics............................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Arming diagnostics ...................................................................................................................................................................7
Disarming diagnostics ...............................................................................................................................................................7
System status chirps ..................................................................................................................................................................8
Table of zones...........................................................................................................................................................................8
Interpreting zone diagnostics...................................................................................................................................................8
Code hopping .......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
High frequency ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Owner recognition .................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Rapid resume logic .................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Power saver mode ................................................................................................................................................................. 10
Programming options............................................................................................................................................................ 10
Installation options ................................................................................................................................................................ 12
Vehicle recovery system (VRS® ) ............................................................................................................................................ 12
Arming the VRS® .....................................................................................................................................................................12
VRS® triggered sequence ........................................................................................................................................................13
Disarming the VRS®.................................................................................................................................................................13
Glossary of terms ................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Security & convenience expansions ....................................................................................................................................... 15
REFERENCE GUIDE................................................................................................................................................................. 16
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What is included
One control module
A pair of three-button transmitters
A Stinger® Doubleguard® dual-stage shock sensor (on-board the control module)
The Revenger® Soft Chirp® six-tone programmable siren
Blue status LED indicator light
A push-button Valet button
Failsafe® Starter Kill ready circuitry (may require extra labour)
HF+ external receiver/antenna
Important information
Congratulations on the purchase of your state-of-the-art vehicle security system. This system has
been designed to provide years of trouble-free operation. Due to the complexity of this system, it
must be installed by an authorized dealer only. Installation of this product by anyone other than
an authorized dealer voids the warranty.
This owner’s guide should help you to get the most out of your system. Please take the time to
read it prior to using the system.
SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The system requires no specific maintenance. Your remote control is powered by a small,
lightweight 3 volt lithium battery that will last approximately one year under normal use. When
the battery weakens, operating range will be reduced and the LED on the remote will dim.
FCC/ID NOTICE
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) his device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate his
device.
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Tested to comply
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Transmitter functions
The system uses a computer-based learn routine to learn the transmitter buttons. This makes it
possible to assign any transmitter button to any system function. The transmitter initially comes
programmed with Standard Configuration, but may also be customized by an authorized dealer.
The buttons in all of the instructions in this manual correspond to a Standard Configuration
transmitter.
STANDARD CONFIGURATION
Button
Pressing
duration
Action
Confirmations
1 sec.
The arming, locking and Panic mode Disengaging
functions are controlled by pressing this button for one second.
Parking lights flashes
once. Horn honks once
on every commands.
5 sec.
The panic mode engages when this button is depressed for at least 5 seconds.
Panic mode engages.
1 sec.
The disarming, unlocking and Panic mode Disengaging
functions are controlled by pressing this button for one second.
Parking lights flashes
twice. Horn honks twice
on every commands.
5 sec.
The panic mode engages when this button is depressed for at least 5 seconds.
Panic mode engages.
1 sec.
Silent Mode™ works by pressing this button for
less than one second before arming or disarming.
No confirmations.
An optional auxiliary function, such as trunk release,
can be controlled by pressing this button for 1.5 seconds.
Parking lights flashes three
times. Horn honks three
times on every commands.
1.5 sec.
The auxiliary output controls :
1 sec.
&
Note down which auxiliary function is associated to this command.
An optional auxiliary convenience or expansion function that you have added
to your system can be activated by pressing these buttons simultaneously.
The auxiliary output controls :
Flash one time.
Note down which auxiliary function is associated to this command.
Using your system
The buttons used in the instructions in this manual correspond to the standard configuration.
Remember, this is not the only way your transmitter may be set up. It can be custom configured
to meet your needs.
ACTIVE ARMING
You can activate, or arm, the system by pressing
on your transmitter for one second. When the
system arms, you will hear a short siren sound, or chirp, and the parking lights will flash once. If
the vehicle’s power door locks have been connected to the system, the doors will lock.
While the system is armed, the status LED will flash approximately once per second, indicating
that the system is actively protecting your vehicle. If you hear a second chirp after arming, and see
the status LED flashing in groups, refer to the Diagnostics section of this guide. This extra chirp is
called Bypass Notification.
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PASSIVE ARMING
The system also can be programmed to arm itself automatically (called passive arming). If the
system is programmed for passive arming, it will automatically arm 30 seconds after the ignition is
turned off and the system “sees” you leave the vehicle by opening and closing a door. Whenever
the system is in its 30-second passive-arming countdown, the status LED will flash twice as fast as
it does when the system is armed. The siren will chirp one time 20 seconds after the last door has
been closed. The system is not actually armed at that point. The system arms and the doors lock
(if connected and programmed for passive locking) at the 30 second mark, but the siren will not
chirp. The early chirp provides you with a 10-second warning prior to arming.
Note: If any protected entry point (such as a door or a switch-protected trunk or hood)
is open, the system will not passively arm (unless forced passive arming is programmed on).
See Programming Options section of this guide. Additionally, each time a protected entry is
triggered during the arming countdown, the 30-second countdown starts over.
When armed, your vehicle is protected as follows:
Light impacts will trigger the Warn Away® signal. When triggered, the siren will chirp and
the parking lights will flash for a few seconds.
Heavy impacts will trigger the system. The triggered sequence can be set for 30 or 60
seconds of constant siren and flashing parking lights.
If a door is opened, the system will immediately start chirping the siren and flashing the
parking lights. Three seconds later, the siren output changes to a continuous blast. This
progressive response gives you time to disarm the system with your transmitter if you
inadvertently open the door while the system is armed, while still providing an instant
response (even if the door is immediately closed).
Turning on the ignition key will trip the same two-stage response as opening a door.
The optional starter kill prevents the vehicle’s starter from cranking.
MULTI-LEVEL SECURITY ARMING
Multi-Level Security Arming allows you to select which of the security system’s inputs or sensors
will be active and which will be bypassed at the time that the system is armed. (See the Table of
Zones section of this guide.) Pressing
again within five seconds of arming the security system
will activate the Multi- Level Security Arming feature. Each time
is pressed again, a different
security level is selected. The different security levels can be selected as follows:
one time: The siren chirps once. The system is armed.
Press
a second time within five seconds: The siren chirps twice followed by a long chirp.
Press
Zone 2 is now bypassed.
Press
three times followed by a long chirp. Zone 4 is now bypassed.
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Press
a fourth time within five seconds: The siren chirps four times followed by a long
chirp. Zones 2 and 4 are now bypassed.
Press
a fifth time within five seconds: The siren chirps five times followed by a long chirp.
All input zones, except the ignition, are now bypassed.
Continued pressing of
will begin the Multi-Level Security Arming cycle over again.
Note: Multi-Level Security Arming only applies to a single arming cycle.
Once the system is disarmed and then re-armed, all the zones will be active again.
ARMING WHILE DRIVING
Your system can be armed while driving the vehicle. Simply press
on your transmitter for
2.5 seconds while the vehicle is running or while the ignition is on. The siren will chirp once and
then once more to indicate that the ignition is on. The security system will not respond to any
input except the door triggers and the Failsafe® Starter Kill (if installed) will not be activated. The
security system will disarm automatically whenever the ignition is turned off. The siren will chirp
twice and the LED will stop flashing.
Note: If programmed for the optional Vehicle Recovery System (VRS®) feature,
arming with the transmitter will arm the VRS® feature. (See VRS® section of this guide.)
DISARMING
To disarm the system, press
on your transmitter for 1 second. You will hear two chirps, and the
parking lights will flash twice. If the power locks are connected to the system, the doors will
unlock. If the siren chirps either four or five times when disarming, refer to the Diagnostics section
of this guide. This is called Tamper Alert.
HIGH SECURITY DISARM
This security system offers High Security Disarm. High Security Disarm is a feature that makes it
possible to silence and reset the system while it is triggering, without disarming the system. If the
system is triggered and the siren has been sounding for longer than six seconds, pressing
on
the remote transmitter will stop the trigger and return the unit to the armed state. The system
will not disarm, but rather reset. This prevents you from disabling the system should you wish to
disarm it without visually checking the vehicle. Pressing , after resetting the system, will disarm
the system; pressing this button during the first six seconds of the triggered sequence will disarm
the security system immediately. The six second timer is provided for your convenience, in case the
system is accidentally triggered.
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DISARMING WITHOUT A TRANSMITTER
This feature allows you to disarm the security system without the remote transmitter should it be
lost or damaged. In order to disarm the system without a remote transmitter, you must have the
vehicle’s ignition key and know where the Valet button is located. Be sure to check with the
installer for the location and the number of presses of the Valet button required to disarm the
system.
To disarm the security system, turn the ignition to the ON position.
Press the Valet button the preset number of times (one to five
times) within 15 seconds. After 5 seconds, the system will now
disarm. If the system does not disarm, you may have waited too
long; turn the ignition off and try again.
Location of Valet Button :
Number of Pulses :
Important! The unit can be programmed to respond to one to five pulses of the Valet button
for the disarm function. Be sure to check with the installer for the desired programming.
SILENT MODE
To temporarily turn off the arm or disarm chirps, use Silent Mode™. Simply press
for less than
one second before arming or disarming, and the confirmation chirp(s) will be eliminated for that
one operation only. If you want the arm/disarm chirps turned off permanently, your dealer can
do this for you.
Note: The Warn Away® response to lighter impacts is bypassed if the system is armed
using Silent Mode. This ensures that no chirps will be emitted by the siren in an area
you want chirp-free.
The system is still fully capable of triggering, only the Warn Away® response is bypassed.
PANIC MODE
If you are threatened in or near your vehicle, you can attract attention by triggering the system
with your transmitter. Just press
or
for five seconds, and you will enter Panic Mode. The
siren will sound and the parking lights will flash for the programmed siren duration. To stop Panic
Mode at any time, press
or
for one second on the remote transmitter again.
VALET MODE
You can prevent your security system from automatically arming and triggering by using Valet
Mode. This is very useful when washing the vehicle or having it serviced. In Valet Mode, the
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security system will not arm, even with the remote transmitter, but all convenience functions
(door locks, trunk release, etc.) will continue to work normally.
To enter or exit Valet® Mode:
1. Turn the ignition on.
2. Turn the ignition off.
3. Press and release the Valet® switch within 10 seconds.
To enter or exit Valet Mode using the transmitter:
1. Open any vehicle door.
2. Press
.
3. Press
or
4. Press
again.
.
The status LED will light solidly if you are entering Valet Mode, and it will go out if you are exiting
Valet Mode.
NUISANCE PREVENTION® CIRCUITRY
Your system has Nuisance Prevention® Circuitry (NPC®). It prevents annoying repetitive trigger
sequences due to faulty door pin switches or environmental conditions such as thunder,
jackhammers, airport noise, etc.
Example
If the alarm triggers three times within a 60-minute period and each time the same sensor or
switch triggers the alarm, NPC® will interpret those triggers as false alarms. After the third trigger,
NPC® ignores, or bypasses, that sensor or switch (along with any other sensors or switches sharing
the same zone) for 60 minutes. If the bypassed sensor tries to trigger the system while it is being
bypassed, the 60-minute bypass period will start over. This ensures that a sensor that continually
triggers will remain bypassed.
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Doors and ignition are covered by NPC® differently; if the alarm is triggered by an open door or
ignition on cycle for three full cycles, the doors will be bypassed until the trigger ceases.
Note: Arming and disarming the system does not reset this function!
The only ways to reset a bypassed zone are for it to not
trigger for 60 minutes, or to turn on the ignition.
If testing your system, it is important to remember that the NPC
programming can cause zones to be bypassed and appear to stop working.
If five chirps are heard when disarming, NPC has been engaged.
If you wish to clear the NPC memory, turn the ignition key on.
NPC is programmable. See Programming Options section of this guide.
Diagnostics
The microprocessor at the heart of your security system is constantly monitoring all of the
switches and sensors that are connected to it. It detects any faulty switches and sensors and
prevents them from disabling the entire system. The microprocessor will also record and report
any triggers that occurred during your absence. Refer to the System Status Chirps and Table of
Zones charts for diagnostic information.
ARMING DIAGNOSTICS
If the system is armed while an input is active (door open, sensor triggering, etc.) the unit will
chirp once when arming and then one more time a few seconds later. This is called Bypass
Notification.
Note: Bypass Notification will not occur when using
Silent Mode™ or if chirps have been programmed OFF.
The security system will ignore the input that was active when the system was armed, until the
input goes away. Three seconds later the system will monitor that input normally. For example, if
your vehicle has interior light exit delay, and you arm the system before the interior light goes
out, you may hear Bypass Notification chirps. Once the light shuts off, however, the doors are
monitored normally.
DISARMING DIAGNOSTICS
Extra disarm chirps are the Tamper Alert. If four chirps are heard when disarming, the system was
triggered in your absence. If five chirps are heard, a zone was triggered so many times that
Nuisance Prevention® Circuitry has bypassed that zone. In either case, the status LED will indicate
which zone was involved. (See Table of Zones section of this guide.) The system will retain this
information in its memory, and continue to chirp four or five times each time it is disarmed, until
the next time the ignition key is turned on.
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SYSTEM STATUS CHIRPS
The siren will chirp when arming/disarming the system. The pattern of chirps will audibly report
the system’s status as described below.
Action
Number of Chirps
Description
Arm
1
System armed
Arm
1 (3 second delay), 1
System armed with zone active
Disarm
2
System disarmed
Disarm
4
System disarmed with zone violation report
Disarm
5
System disarmed NPC® active
TABLE OF ZONES
The zone number is the number of LED flashes used by the system to identify that input. The
standard input assignments are listed below, along with spaces to write in any optional sensors or
switches you have had installed.
Zone Number
of LED Flashes
Description
1
Used for hood/trunk pin-switches
2
An impact was detected by the shock sensor
3
Door switch trigger
4
Optional sensors
5
Ignition trigger
Dealer-Installed
Options
INTERPRETING ZONE DIAGNOSTICS
Warn Away responses are not reported by arming or disarming diagnostics. If you receive a
Bypass notification when arming or a Tamper Alert notification when disarming, look at the LED.
Active or triggered zones will be indicated by a pattern of blinks by the LED.
Example
If zone 3 was active or triggered, the LED will blink three times with a two-second pause. Then it
will blink three times again, and repeat until the ignition is turned on.
Note: Your system stores the last two triggered zones in memory. If your system has
been triggered but the LED has been reset by turning on the ignition, your dealer can
still recall the last two zones that were triggered. Contact your dealer for details.
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Code hopping
Both the receiver and transmitters use mathematical formulas called algorithms to change their
codes each time the transmitter is used. This technology has been developed to increase the
security of the unit. The control unit knows what the next codes should be. This helps to keep the
transmitter “in sync” with the control unit even if you use the remote control out of range of the
vehicle. However, if the transmitter has been pressed many times out of range of the vehicle, or if
the battery has been removed, it may get out of sync with the control unit and fail to operate the
system. To re-sync the remote control simply press
or
of the transmitter several times within
range of the vehicle. The alarm will automatically re-sync and respond to the transmitters
normally.
High frequency
Your system transmits and receives at 434 MHz. This provides a cleaner spectrum with less
interference and a more stable signal.
Enjoy a phenomenal increase in range – even in areas with high radio interference.
Owner recognition
Using a hand-held programming tool, your dealer can program many of the system settings. The
programmer makes it possible to program different settings for each transmitter that is used with
the system. Then, whenever a specific transmitter is used, the system will recall the settings
assigned to that transmitter. Owner Recognition lets up to four users of the system have different
settings that meet their specific needs. It is almost like having four separate alarms in your vehicle,
one for each user.
Note: Owner Recognition cannot be programmed without an hand-held
programming tool. Check with your dealer for more information.
Rapid resume logic
This Astroflex system will store its current state to non-volatile memory. If power is lost and then
reconnected, the system will recall the stored state from memory. This means if the unit is in Valet
Mode and the battery is disconnected for any reason, such as servicing the car, when the battery
is reconnected the unit will still be in Valet Mode. This applies to all states of the system including
arm, disarm and VRS®.
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Power saver mode
Your system will automatically enter Power Saver Mode while armed or in Valet Mode, after a
long period of time in which no operation has been performed. This lowers the current draw to
the vehicle’s battery. Power Saver Mode takes over under the following conditions:
Power Saver when the system is armed: After the system has been armed for 24 hours, the
LED will flash at half its normal rate, decreasing the system’s current draw.
Power Saver in Valet Mode: When the system enters Valet Mode the LED illuminates steadily.
If the vehicle is not used (ignition is not turned on) for a period of one hour while the system
is in Valet Mode, the LED will shut off. If the system remains in Valet Mode, the LED will
come back on the next time the ignition is turned on and then back off.
Programming options
Programming options control what your system does during normal operation, and require few
or no additional parts. However, some may require additional installation labour.
The following is a list of the program settings, with the factory settings in Bold:
Active arming (only with the transmitter) or passive arming (automatic arming 30-seconds
after the last door has been closed).
Arming/disarming confirmation siren chirps on or off.
The ignition controlled door lock feature on or off: With this feature on, the doors will lock
three seconds after the ignition is turned on, and unlock when the ignition is turned off. The
system will not lock the doors when the ignition is turned on with any door open. If your
installer is programming the security system with the programming tool, ignition lock and
unlock are independent features and can be programmed separately.
Passive door locking (with passive arming) or active door locking (only when arming with the
transmitter). Passive locking allows the vehicle’s doors to lock when the security system
passively arms (after the 30 second countdown). This feature only works if passive arming
has been programmed.
Note: When programmed for passive arming and active lock, if the system is disarmed
without a door being opened, the system will relock the doors when it passively rearms.
Panic mode enabled/disabled with the ignition on: Some states have laws against siren
capability in a moving vehicle.
Forced passive arming on or off: If your system is programmed for passive arming and the
forced passive arming feature has been programmed on, the system will passively arm after
one hour, even if a protected entry has been left open. This feature is useful if a door has
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been left ajar when leaving the vehicle. Forced passive arming ensures that the security
system will be armed in every situation.
Note: When the system passively arms after one hour, the entry point that has been
left open, and anything connected to the same zone, is bypassed and cannot
trigger the system. However, the remaining inputs to the system are fully operational.
Automatic Engine Disable (AED) on or off: The purpose of this feature is to protect the
vehicle from being stolen at all times, regardless of whether or not the alarm is armed. If
AED is programmed on, the starter of the vehicle will be disabled 30 seconds after the
ignition is turned off. Once the key is turned off, the LED will flash slowly (one-half its normal
armed rate) to indicate the AED arming cycle. Thirty seconds later, the starter of the vehicle
will be disabled. To start the car, it will be necessary to disarm the system with the
transmitter. It is also possible to disarm the AED feature by turning the ignition key to the
RUN position and pressing the Valet button the programmed number of times. AED is
disabled when the system is in Valet Mode.
Note: This feature will only function if the Failsafe® Starter Kill relay has been installed.
Comfort closure: Windows will close upon locking the vehicle.
Full trigger response 30 or 60 seconds: This determines how long the full triggered sequence
lasts. Some states have laws regulating how long a security system can sound before it is
considered a nuisance. If your installer is programming the security system with the
programming tool, the full triggered response can be programmed for any duration ranging
from 1 to 180 seconds.
Nuisance Prevention® Circuitry on or off: Please refer to the NPC® section of this manual for a
complete explanation of how NPC® operates. If NPC® is programmed off, the security system
will respond to inputs from any sensor indefinitely.
Note: Because many states have laws regulating security systems,
programming NPC® off may cause your system to violate state laws.
Progressive door trigger on or off: When the system is armed and a door is opened, the
system responds with ten chirps prior to beginning the full triggered sequence. If an instant
trigger is desired, the progressive door trigger can be programmed off.
Valet pulse count: The number of presses of the Valet button required to disarm the security
system, AED, or the VRS® system can be programmed from one to five presses. The default
setting is one press.
Siren tones and chirp volume: The output of the Revenger® Soft Chirp® siren consists of six
different tones in sequence. Any of these tones can be eliminated by your dealer, resulting in
a unique, easily identifiable siren sound. The siren chirps can be either full volume or six
decibels quieter than the full alarm blast.
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Installation options
The system has many options that may require extra parts and labor. Some of the possibilities are
listed here.
Progressive unlocking: In most cars with electric power door locks, the system can be
configured so that when the system is disarmed, only the driver’s door unlocks. A second
press of the
button unlocks the other doors.
Vehicle Recovery System (VRS®): VRS® is an anti-carjacking device designed to help in the safe
recovery of your vehicle in case of a carjacking. Please refer to the Vehicle Recovery System
section of this guide for a complete explanation of how the Vehicle Recovery System
operates.
Vehicle recovery system (VRS® )
The optional VRS® feature is designed to ensure that any unauthorized user of your vehicle (even
if using your keys and remote control) will not be able to permanently separate you from your
vehicle.
The VRS® cannot prevent a carjacking attempt; however, it does ensure that if your vehicle is
taken by an unauthorized user, it will be disabled (after several progressive warnings) as safely as
possible. Should a carjacking occur, the VRS® allows you to concern yourself with your personal
safety without worrying about your property.
Astroflex Electronics has engineered this vehicle security system, the Failsafe® Starter Kill, and the
VRS® feature to provide the best combination of personal safety and property protection
available. When properly installed, the system can never inadvertently stop your vehicle in traffic
or on railroad tracks while the vehicle is in operation. It is unlike other systems that shut down
your engine while it is running. This system is designed to perform starter interrupt, or starter kill.
The Failsafe® Starter Kill cannot shut down an already-running engine – it can only prevent an
engine from starting in the first place.
Important! Any installation that allows this product to shut down a vehicle’s
engine when it is running is contrary to the product’s design and intended, usage
and Astroflex Electronics hereby expressly disclaims any liability resulting there from.
ARMING THE VRS®
To arm the VRS®, turn the ignition to the ON position and press the arm button on the remote
transmitter for one second. The parking lights will flash and the siren will chirp once. This can be
done before driving or while driving the vehicle. Once the system is armed, it will initiate its
triggered sequence (see below) if any door is opened and closed. If you are forced from the
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vehicle, the system will trigger as the door is opened and closed. This is how the system works to
combat intersection carjacking. To protect against parking lot carjacking, arm the VRS® before
leaving the vehicle. The system will now trigger automatically the next time you or anyone drives
the vehicle. This helps to protect the vehicle if someone takes your keys and remote transmitter
by force in a parking lot.
Note: If the VRS® system is armed while operating the vehicle and not disarmed prior
to leaving the vehicle, it is still armed and will trigger the next time the vehicle is driven.
VRS® TRIGGERED SEQUENCE
Fifteen seconds after the last door has closed, the system’s status LED will begin flashing. This
delay is intended to allow you time to distance yourself from your vehicle in the event of a
carjacking.
Forty-five seconds later, the siren begins chirping and the parking lights begin flashing. This time
could be used to notify authorities that your vehicle has been hijacked, and tell them what the
VRS® will do next.
Fifteen seconds after the siren chirps begin, the siren’s output will change to a continuous blast.
From this point on, when the ignition key is turned off, the VRS® will immediately turn on the
starter kill. This will prevent the vehicle from being restarted, thus immobilizing it at that spot.
Three minutes after the constant siren output begins, the flashing parking lights and the siren will
stop. The starter kill will remain active until the system is disarmed. If the door is opened or the
ignition is turned off and on in an attempt to restart the car, the siren and light flashing will begin
again.
DISARMING THE VRS®
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the VRS® triggering sequence and the disarm procedure.
It is important to recognize and identify the VRS® trigger sequence and know how to disarm it in
case of accidental activation.
Once the VRS® is armed, it does not disarm automatically. You must disarm it the next time you
operate the vehicle. You must disarm it with one of the following procedures:
If the system has not entered the triggered sequence (siren has not started chirping):
1. Turn the ignition on.
2. Press
on the transmitter for one second.
The lights will flash and the siren will chirp twice.
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If the system has entered the triggered sequence (siren has begun chirping), pressing the disarm
button of the transmitter will not disarm VRS®. To disarm the VRS® during a VRS® trigger
sequence:
1. Turn the ignition on.
2. Press the Valet switch the pre-programmed number of
times to disarm the VRS® system.
Note: If the VRS® system has begun its chirping sequence, the ignition must
be turned off, then on to disarm. If you are driving the vehicle at the time, pull to a
safe place away from traffic and follow the triggered sequence disarm procedure.
Glossary of terms
Automatic Engine Disable (AED): This feature protect the vehicle from being stolen at all times,
regardless of whether or not the alarm is armed. If AED is programmed on, the starter of the
vehicle will be disabled 30 seconds after the ignition is turned off.
Control Unit: The “brain” of your system. Usually hidden under the dash area of the vehicle. It
houses the microprocessor which monitors your vehicle and controls all of the system’s functions.
Fail-Safe Starter Kill: An automatic switch controlled by the security system which prevents the
vehicle’s starter from cranking whenever the system is armed. The vehicle is never prevented from
cranking when the system is disarmed, in Valet mode, or should the starter interrupt switch itself
fail. Your system is ready for this feature, however installation may require additional labour.
Input: A physical connection to the system. An input can be provided by a sensor, pinswitch or
through an existing system in the vehicle, such as ignition or courtesy lights.
LED: Blue light mounted somewhere in the vehicle. It is used to indicate the status of your system.
It is also used to report triggers and faults in the system or sensors.
Shock Sensor: This is a sensor mounted in the vehicle that is designed to pick up impacts to the
vehicle or glass.
Siren: Noise generating device usually installed in the engine compartment of the vehicle. It is
responsible for generating the “chirps” you hear, as well as the six tones you hear while the alarm
is triggered.
Transmitter: Hand-held, remote control which operates the various functions of your system.
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Trigger or Triggered Sequence: This is what happens when the alarm “goes off” or “trips”. The
triggered response of your system consists of the siren sounding and parking light flashing for the
programmed duration.
Valet Switch: A small push-button switch mounted somewhere inside the vehicle. It is used to
override the alarm when a transmitter is lost or damaged, or to enter or exit Valet mode.
VRS®: This feature is designed to ensure that any unauthorized user of your vehicle (even if using
your keys and remote control) will not be able to permanently separate you from your vehicle.
Warn-Away Response: Lighter impacts to the vehicle will generate the Warning Zone response. It
consists of several seconds of siren chirps and parking light flashes.
Zone: A zone is a separate input that the alarm can recognize as unique. Each input to the system
is connected to a particular zone. Two or more inputs often share the same zone.
Security & convenience expansions
Here we have listed only some of the many expansion options available. Please contact your
dealer for a complete explanation of all the options available to you.
Audio Sensor: Metal on glass, glass cracking, and breaking glass each produce distinctive acoustic
signatures. The audio sensor uses a microphone to pick up sounds, and then analyzes them with
proprietary acoustic software to determine if the glass has been struck.
Field Disturbance Sensor: An invisible dome of coverage is established by installing the “radar”
sensor. Your security system can then react to any intrusions into this field with the triggered
sequence.
Power Window Control: This device allows remote power window control, ask your dealer for
more information.
AstroStart Remote Start System: For the ultimate in convenience, the AstroStart system can start
your vehicle, monitor engine functions, and power your climate control system with a push of a
button. Over-rev protection, open-hood lockout, brake pedal shutoff, and automatic timer
shutoff are all included.
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REFERENCE GUIDE
You can lock the doors, and arm the system by pressing the
TO ARM AND LOCK (1)
button on your transmitter for one second.
When the system arms, you will hear a short siren sound, or chirp, and the parking lights will flash once. If
the vehicle’s power door locks have been connected to the system, the doors will lock (1).
USING YOUR REMOTE
TO DISARM AND UNLOCK (1)
USING YOUR REMOTE
To disarm the system and unlock the doors, press the
TO ACTIVATE PANIC MODE
Press and hold down
TO EXIT PANIC MODE
Press
or
Turn ignition to RUN position
AED DISABLING
Valet button
TO ACTIVATE SILENT MODE™
ARMING WHILE DRIVING
or
for five seconds.
for one second.
, then turn to OFF position. Press and release the
within 10 seconds. The status LED will light solid if you are entering
Valet Mode, and it will go out if you are exiting Valet Mode.
Press
briefly before arming or disarming, and the
confirmation chirp(s) will be eliminated for that one operation only.
Press
on your transmitter for 2.5 seconds while the vehicle is running.
The system will chirp once and then once more to indicate that the ignition is on.
Turn on the ignition
DISARMING WITHOUT
button. You will hear two chirps, and the parking
lights will flash twice. If power locks are connected to the system, the doors will unlock (1). If the siren chirps
either four or five times when disarming, see Diagnostics section. This is called Tamper Alert.
. Press the Valet button
the programmed
number of times within 15 seconds. The system should now disarm. If it does not,
you may have waited too long. Turn the ignition off and on and try again.
A TRANSMITTER
LOCATION OF VALET BUTTON
The Valet button is located :
Note down the location of the Valet button inside the vehicle.
(1) The installation of these options may require additional optional parts and/or labour.
Cut along dotted line and fold for a quick and easy reference to keep in your purse or wallet.
The company behind this system is Astroflex Electronics, member of Directed Electronics, Inc.
Call (888) 892-7876 for more information about our products and services.
Astroflex Electronics is committed to delivering world class quality
products and services that excite and delight our customers.
Astroflex Electronics
Sherbrooke, Qc (Canada) J1R 0L1
www.astroflex.com
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