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DSC LCD 5500 System information
The LCD5500 Security Station provides easy to understand English language information about the
status of your security system and makes daily operation simple by prompting the user through each
The LCD5500 eliminates the need to memorize key sequences to perform system functions but, you
must memorize your Master Security Code and any additional Security Codes you have programmed
into the system.
The keypad sounding device provides audible feedback each time a key is pressed and with unique
audible sequences it signals troubles and the correct or incorrect entry of information,
About Your Security System
Your DSC security equipment has been designed to give you the greatest possible flexibility and
convenience. The LCD5500 Security Station will guide you through each operation with English
language prompts. Read this manual carefully and have your installer instruct you on system
operation and on which features have been implemented on your system. All users of this system
should be equally instructed in its use. Fill out the SYSTEM INFORMATION page and store this
manual in a safe place for future reference.
Fire Detection
This equipment is capable of monitoring fire detection devices such as smoke detectors and
providing a warning alarm if a fire condition is detected. Good fire detection depends on having
adequate numbers of fire detectors placed in appropriate locations. This equipment should be
installed in accordance with N.F.P.A. standard #72, chapter 2 (N.F.P.A. Batterymarch Park, Quincey
MA 02269). Carefully review the Family Escape Planning guidelines in this manual.
Note: Your Installer must enable the fire detection portion of this equipment before it becomes functional.
A security system cannot prevent emergencies. It Is only intended to alert you and, If
_ Included, a monitoring statlon of an emergency situation. Security systems are generally very
reliable but they may not work under all conditions and they are not a substitute for prudent
security practices or life and property Insurance. Your security system should be Installed
and serviced by qualified security professionals who should Instruct you on the level of
protection that has been provided and on system operatlon.
The system has been listed for commercial burglary, residential fire and Grade A residential burglary
applications by Underwriters Laboratories.
To insure that your system continues to function as intended, it is important that you test the system
weekly. See the testing procedure elsewhere in this manual. If your system does not function
properly, call your installing company for service.
This system is capable of transmitting alarms, troubles, and emergency information over telephone
lines to a monitoring station. If you inadvertently initiate an alarm, immediately call the monitoring
station to prevent an unnecessary response.
Note: The monitoring function must be enabled by the installer before it becomes functional.
General System Operation
Your security system is made up of a DSC control panel, one or more LCD5500 security stations and
various detectors and sensors. The DSC control panel will be mounted out of the way in a utility room
or basement. The metal cabinet contains the system electronics, fuses and stand-by battery. There
is normally no reason for anyone but the installer or service person to have access to the control
panel. The LCD5500 keypads have an audible indicator, an alphanumeric LCD, (Liquid Crystal
Display), and command entry keys. The keypad is used to send commands to the system and to
display the current system status. The security station(s) will be mounted in convenient locations
inside the protected premises close to the exit-entry doors.
The security system has several zones or areas of protection and each of these zones will have one
or more detection sensors connected to it (motion detectors, glassbreak detectors, door contacts or
shock sensors). When a sensor is in alarm, the zone in alarm will be displayed on the LCD5500
security station,
Trouble and Armed LED Displays
The LCD5500 has a yellow LED on the right side of the keypad which represents the trouble status of
the panel. There is a red LED in the middle which represents the armed status of the panel. There is
a green LED on the left side which represents the ready status of the panel.
Master Code
The four digit Master Code is used for arming and disarming the security system, programming
additional security codes and changing other features. The Master Code will be supplied to you by
your installer. If enabled by your installer, the Master Code can be changed at any time. (See
Programming Security Codes section.)
System Information
This system includes:
Control Panel model
Security Station(s) model
Remote keypad(s) model
Master Security Code: 40
There are
codes available on this system.
Additional Security Codes
There are
active zones on this system.
Protected Area
Zone Type
Protected Area
Zone Type
Keypad Fire Zone
Keypad Auxiliary Zone
Keypad Panic Zone
Monitoring Station Information
Account #
Telephone #
Installer Information
Telephone #
If this display is showing, check to see that all zones are secure by closing all
doors/windows and stopping motion in areas covered by motion detectors. If a
zone will not clear, it may be bypassed to allow partial arming. NOTE:: A
bypassed zone reduces your protect/on. If a zone cannot be cleared, call
your Installer for service.
If this display is showing, check to see that the system is clear of troubles and
that there are no zones bypassed. The system may be armed with zones
bypassed and/or trouble conditions present but to do so will compromise
protection. Check to see which zones are bypassed and that these zones are
intentionally bypassed. If a trouble is present, see the section “Viewing Trouble
If this display is showing, there are no troubles or bypassed zones and the
system may be fully armed. To arm the system, enter your four digit security
code. The keypad sounder will beep as each digit is entered. If the security
code was incorrectly entered, the keypad sounder will beep steadily for two
seconds and the display will not change.
Once the correct security code has been entered, the display will be as shown.
Exit the premises through the door indicated by your installer as the “exit-entry”
door. Once the “exit” delay expires, the system will be armed and will display the
following message:
If you enter your security code with one or more zones bypassed, the following
message will appear as soon as you enter the first digit.
If this message appears, ensure that the zones bypassed are intentionally
If you enter your security code and a system trouble is present, the following
message will appear as soon as you enter the first digit.
If this message appears check
, to see what the trouble condition is and call for
service. See the section “Viewing Trouble Conditions”.
If you arm the system with a zone bypassed or with a trouble present, your security protect/on
is reduced.
“At-Home” Arming
If you arm the system as described above and do NOT exit the premises, the system will, after the
“exit” delay, arm with interior zones bypassed IF those interior zones have been programmed as
“Home/Away” zones. If you exit during the exit period, ALL zones not intentionally bypassed will arm.
If you enter [ * ] [9] before your 4 digit security code, the entry delay on the designated “entry-exit”
door is removed so that anyone entering while yo are at home
u will sound an immediate alarm. Using
[ * ] [9] to arm also allows YOU to exit during the exit delay period and automatically bypasses the
interior zones designated as “Home/Away”.
Enter the premises only through the door(s) designated by your installer as the entry door(s).
Entering by any other door will sound an immediate alarm.
Upon entering through the designated entry door, the keypad display will begin to sound an audible
warning and display the following message..
If an error is made in entering the code, press the [#] key and enter the code
again. The correct security code must be entered before the “entry” time expires
or the system will go into alarm. Your installer can change the entry time. If no
alarms occurred while the panel was armed, and there are no troubles, the
display will read..
After about 5 seconds this message will be displayed and the system will be
Upon disarming and if an ALARM occurred during the period the system was
armed, this message will be displayed.
After viewing alarms and if a zone is still in alarm, the display will show this
message to indicate that a zone is open.
Upon Disarming and if a TROUBLE is present, this message will be displayed.
If an Alarm Sounds
Fire Alarm
If your system has been installed with fire detectors and the alarm sounds in a pulsing mode, follow
your emergency evacuation plan immediately. See guidelines for Family Escape Planning elsewhere
in this manual.
Intrusion Alarm
If an intrusion alarm sounds (continuous bell/siren), the alarm may be silenced by entering your
security code. Transmission to the monitoring station will NOT be interrupted by silencing the alarm
unless a transmission delay is put in by your installer. If the alarm was unintentional, notify the
monitoring service or local authorities immediately.
You may determine the source of the alarm by going to the Alarm Viewing section. Once the source
of the alarm has been corrected, the panel can be restored to its original armed state.
LCD5500 Controls and Display
Press keys as prompted by the
LCD display to view alarms or
troubles, to Arm/Disarm the
system or to shunt zones.
To exit/return press [#]
To select function press [*]
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) ’1
displays prompts and system
information on two 16
character lines.
If "< >" appears, it indicates
that more information is
available. Press either key to
Press [<] to see the previous
function or item of information.
Press [>] to advance the
display to next function or
item of information.
Press both 4 Keys for 2
seconds to send a Fire
Press to Exit / Return.
Function Keys allow easy
single button activation of the
most commonly used features
Important Note
Test system weekly, have
system trouble conditions
corrected by installer.
Refer to Instruction
Manual for testing
Note: The Fire, Auxiliary and
Panic keys will NOT function
unless programmed by the
Installer. if these keys are in
service and the installer has
enabled audible feedback,
holding down the key for 2
seconds will cause the keypad
sounder to beep indicating that
the input has been accepted
and transmission is underway.
Fire Safety in the Home
Most fires occur in the home and to minimize this danger it is recommended that a household fire
safety audit be conducted and a family escape plan be developed.
Household Fire Safety Audit
1. Are all electrical appliances and outlets in a safe condition e.g. frayed cords, over-loaded lighting
circuits? If you are uncertain about the condition of your electrical appliances or household
service, have a professional evaluation.
2. Are all flammable liquids stored safely in closed containers in a well ventilated cool area?
Cleaning with flammable liquids should be avoided.
3. Are fire hazardous materials (matches) well out of reach of children?
4. Are furnaces and wood burning appliances properly installed, clean and in good working order?
Have a professional evaluation.
Family Escape Planning
There is often very little time between the detection of a fire and the time it becomes deadly. It is
thus very important that a family escape plan be developed and rehearsed.
1. Every family member should participate in developing the escape plan.
2. Study the possible escape routes from each location within the house and since many fires occur
at night, special attention should be given to the escape routes from sleeping quarters.
3. It is essential that escape from a bedroom be possible without opening the interior door. To
facilitate such an escape:
Make sure that doors and/or windows that open to the outside are easily opened. e.g. not
painted shut.
If opening the exit means, or simply making the exit may be too difficult for children, the elderly
or handicapped, plans for rescue should be developed. This includes making sure that those
who are to perform the rescue can promptly hear the fire warning signal.
If the exit means is above the ground level, an approved fire ladder or rope should be provided
as well as training in its use.
Exits on the ground level should be kept clear, e.g. remove snow from exterior patio doors.
The family should have a predetermined assembly point where everyone can be accounted for,
e.g. across the street or at a neighbours.
Once everyone is out of the house call the Fire Department.
A good plan emphasizes quick escape. Do not investigate first or attempt to fight the fire and do
not attempt to rescue valuables or pets as this takes up valuable time. Once outside, do not reenter the house. Wait for the fire department.
Write the plan down and rehearse frequently so that should an emergency arise, everyone will
know what they are to do. Revise the plan as conditions change, e.g. more or fewer family
member or changes to the house.
Make sure your fire warning system is operational by conducting weekly tests as noted
elsewhere in this manual. If you are unsure about system operation, contact your installing
It is recommended that you contact your local fire department and request further information on
home fire safety and escape planning. If available, have your local fire prevention officer
conduct an in-house fire safety inspection.
With normal use, the system requires minimum maintenance. The following points should be
1. Do not wash the security station with a wet cloth. Light dusting with a barely damp cloth should
remove normal accumulations of dust.
2. The battery/bell test is designed to determine battery condition, however it is recommended that
the stand-by batteries be replaced every three years.
3. For other system devices such as smoke detectors, passive infrared, ultrasonic or microwave
motion detectors or glassbreak detectors, consult the respective manufacturer’s literature for
testing and maintenance.
Limited Warranty
Digital Security Controls Ltd. warrants that for a period of twelve months from the date of purchase,
the product shall be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and that in
fulfilment of any breach of such warranty, Digital Security Controls Ltd. shall, at its option, repair or
replace the defective equipment upon return of the equipment to its factory. This warranty applies
only to defects in parts and workmanship and not to damage incurred in shipping or handling, or
damage due to causes beyond the control of Digital Security Controls Ltd. Such as lightning,
excessive voltage, mechanical shock, water damage, or damage arising out of abuse, alteration or
improper application of the equipment.
The foregoing warranty shall apply only to the original buyer, and is and shall be in lieu of any and all
other warranties, whether expressed or implied and of all other obligations or liabilities on the part of
Digital Security Controls Ltd. This warranty contains the entire warranty. Digital Security Controls Ltd.
neither assumes, nor authorizes any other person purporting to act on its behalf to modify or to
change this warranty, nor to assume for it any other warranty or liability concerning this product.
In no event shall Digital Security Controls Ltd. be liable for any direct or indirect or consequential
damages, loss of anticipated profits, loss of time or any other losses incurred by the buyer in
connection with the purchase, installation or operation or failure of this product.
Digital Security Controls Ltd. recommends that the entire system be completely tested on a regular
basis. However, despite frequent testing, and due to, but not limited to, criminal tampering or
electrical disruption, it is possible for this product to fail to perform as expected.
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