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INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
© 1994
Digital Security Controls Ltd.
1645 Flint Road, Downsview, Ontario Canada M3J 2J6
Telephone: (416) 665 8460 Fax: (416) 665 7498
29000568 R0
January 3 1994
PC2525
Canadian Department of Communications Notice
NOTICE: The Canadian Department of Communications label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets
certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company.
The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the company’s inside wiring associated with
a single line individual service may be extended by means of certified connector assembly (telephone extension cord). The customer should be
aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or
alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user
to disconnect the equipment.
User should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water
pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or
electrician, as appropriate.
The Load Number (LN) assigned to each terminal device denotes the percentage of the total load to be connected to a telephone loop which is
used by the device, to prevent overloading. The termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement
that the total of the Load Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 100.
The Load Number of this unit is 2.
AVIS: L’étiquette du ministère des Communications du Canada identifie le matériel homologué. Cette étiquette certifie que le matériel est conforme
à certaines normes de protection, d’exploitation et de sécurité des réseaux de télécommunications. Le Ministère n’assure toutefois pas que le
matériel fonctionnera à la satisfaction de l’utilisateur.
Avant d’installer ce matériel, l’utilisateur doit s’assurer qu’il est permis de le raccorder aux installations de l’entreprise locale de télécommunication.
Le matériel doit également être installé en suivant une méthod acceptée de raccordement. Dans certains cas, les fils intérieurs de l’entreprise
utilisés pour un service individuel a ligne unique peuvent être prolongés au moyen d’un dispositif homologué de rassordement (cordon prolongateur
tèlèphonique interne). L’abonné ne doit pas oublier qu’il est possible que la conformité aux conditions énoncées ci-dessus n’empechent pas la
dégradation du service dans certaines situations. Actuellement, les entreprises de télécommunication ne permettent pas que l’on raccorde leur
matériel a des jacks d’abonné, sauf dans les cas précis prévus par les tarrifs particuliers de ces entreprises.
Les réparations de matériel homologué doivent etre effectuées par un centre d’entretien canadien autorisé désigné par le fournisseur. La
compagnie de télécommunications peut demander à l’utilisateur de débrancher un appareil à la suite de réparations ou de modifications effectuées
par l’utilisateur ou à cause de mauvais fonctionnement.
Pour sa propre protection, l’utilisateur doit s’assurer que tous les fils de mise à la terre de la source d’énergie électrique, des lignes téléphoniques
et des canalisations d’eau métalliques, s’il y en a, sont raccordés ensemble. Cette précaution est particulièrement importante dans les régions rurales.
AVERTISSEMENT: L’utilisateur ne doit pas tenter de faire ces raccordements lui-meme; il doit avoir recours a un service d’inspection des
installations électriques, ou a electricien, selon le cas.
L’indice de charge (IC) assigné a chaque dispositif terminal indique, pour éviter toute surcharge, le pourcentage de la charge totale qui peut etre
raccordée a un circuit téléphonique bouclé utilisé par ce dispositif. La terminaison du circuit bouclé peut etre constituée de n’import quelle
combinaison de dispositifs, pourvu que la somme des indices de charge de l’ensemble des dispositifs ne dépasse pas 100.
L’Indice de charge de cet produit est 2.
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 defect 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 repair depot. 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, 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.
WARNING: 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.
SYSTEM INFORMATION
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
Check your home for the following potential hazards:
• Are all electrical appliances and outlets in a safe condition? Check for frayed cords, over-loaded
lighting circuits, and so on. If you are uncertain about the condition of your electrical appliances or
household electrical service, have a professional evaluation.
• Are all flammable liquids stored safely in closed containers in a well ventilated and cool area? Cleaning
with flammable liquids, such as gasoline, should be avoided. Refer to product instructions, printed
warnings and labels for information on using and storing hazardous materials safely.
• Are fire hazardous materials (such as matches) well out of the reach of children?
• Are furnaces and wood burning appliances properly installed, clean, and in good working order? If in
doubt, have a professional evaluation.
Installer
___________________________________________________________________________________
Phone
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CONTACTS
Name
________________________________
Phone ________________________
Name
________________________________
Phone ________________________
Name
________________________________
Phone ________________________
ZONE INFORMATION
Family Escape Planning
There is often very little time between the detection of a fire and the time at which it becomes deadly.
Because of this, it is very important that a family escape plan be developed, practised and followed.
1 Every family member should participate in developing the escape plan.
2 Study the possible escape routes from each location within the house. 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. Consider
the following when making your escape plans:
• Make sure that doors and windows that open to the outside are easily opened. Ensure that they
are not painted shut and that their locking mechanisms operate smoothly.
• If opening an exit or using an exit is 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 is above 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. Be sure to remove snow from exterior patio doors
in winter. Outdoor furniture or equipment should not block exits.
• The family should have a predetermined assembly point where everyone can be accounted for; for
example, across the street or at a neighbor’s house.
• 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 belongings as this takes up valuable time. Once outside, do not re-enter 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; for example, when there are
more or fewer family members in the home, or if there are physical 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 company.
• 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.
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Zone
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Protected Area
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3
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Entrance Delay ____________________________
Exit Delay
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Bell Cutoff ________________________________
KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
[F] Key
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[A] Key
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[P] Key
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[ ][1] Zone Bypassing:
No Access Code required to bypass zones
Access Code required to bypass zones
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[ ][7]Command:
Resets Smoke Detectors
Other: __________________________________________________
NOTES
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INTRODUCTION
Read this manual carefully before operating your security system. Have your installer instruct you on system
operation, and have your installer inform you of the features that have been enabled on your system. All
users of the system should be instructed in its use. Complete the System Information page and store this
manual in a safe place for future reference.
Fire Detection Equipment
This equipment is capable of monitoring fire detection devices such as smoke detectors, and of providing
a warning if a fire condition is detected. Good fire detection depends on having an adequate number of
detectors placed in appropriate locations. Fire detection equipment should be installed in accordance
with applicable standards and codes. Carefully review the Household Fire Safety and Family Escape
Planning sections of this manual. IMPORTANT NOTE: Your installer must enable the fire detection features
of this equipment for the functions to be operational.
Test Your System Regularly
To ensure that your system continues to function as intended, it is important that you test your system
weekly. Refer to the “Testing Your System” section of this manual, and read and follow the instructions
carefully. If your system does not function properly or if you have any questions about testing your system,
call your installing company for service or assistance.
Important Notice
A security system cannot prevent emergencies. It is only intended to alert you 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
inform you of the level of protection that has been provided, and instruct you on system operations.
Glossary
Your DSC PC2525 Security System has been designed to offer advanced security features and simple,
straight-forward operation. Described here are some terms that are used throughout this manual to explain
the operation of your system.
Keypad: Your system features one or more PC2550RK Keypads. The keypad is used to enter commands
to operate the system, and to view operating information about the system. Information about the system is
displayed on the Zone Lights, labelled 1 through 8. The keypad also features seven System Status lights:
“Ready”, “Armed”, “Memory”, “Bypass”, “Trouble”, “Program” and “Fire”. Commands are entered on the
keypad by pressing one key at a time.
TESTING AND MAINTENANCE
Bell Test
Entering this command will sound the siren and turn ON all the keypad lights for 2 seconds. To perform
a bell test, enter [ ][6][Master Code][8] on the keypad.
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Weekly Testing
It is recommended that you test your system weekly.
1 Inform the monitoring station that you are testing your system.
2 Disarm the system and ensure that the “Ready” light is ON.
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3 Perform a Bell Test by entering [ ][6][Master Code][8]. The bell or siren will sound for 2 seconds
and all of the lights on the keypad will come ON.
4 Activate each sensor on your system in turn. For example, open protected doors and windows, and
walk in areas protected by motion detectors. Each Zone Light should come ON when each zone is
activated. Each Zone Light will be shut OFF when the zone is restored to normal (when the door or
window is shut, or when motion stops in areas protected by motion detectors).
5 If they are programmed for operation, press the [F], [A], and [P] keys in turn. The [F] key will sound
the bell or siren in a pulsed mode. Enter an Access Code to silence the alarm. The [A] key is a silent
alarm; the [P] key may be programmed as silent or audible. If an alarm sounds, enter an Access
Code to silence the alarm.
6 If the system features a fire zone, activating the smoke detector or other fire detection device will
cause the bell or siren to sound in a pulsed mode. CAUTION: Do not use an open flame or burning
materials to test a smoke detector. Contact your installer for instructions on safe methods of
activating a smoke detector.
7 Should the system fail to operate properly, call your alarm dealer for service.
8 When testing is complete, call and advise the monitoring station.
Maintenance
With normal use, your system requires a minimum of maintenance. The following points should be
observed:
Master Code: The Master Code is a 4-digit code used to arm and disarm the system, to program Access
Codes, to bypass zones, and to change certain operating features. Normally only one person should know
the Master Code.
1 Do not wash the keypad with a wet cloth, and do not use household cleaners, such as glass cleaners,
on the keypad. Light dusting with a cloth slightly dampened with plain water should remove normal
accumulations of dust.
Access Codes: Seven Access Codes in addition to the Master Code are available to allow users to arm
and disarm the system. Each person should keep their 4-digit Access Code secret to ensure system
security.
2 For other system devices such as passive infrared, ultrasonic or microwave motion detectors,
glassbreak detectors or smoke detectors, consult the manufacturer’s literature for testing, cleaning
and maintenance instructions.
Entry Delay: The Entry Delay is the time allowed for someone to enter the premises and disarm the system
without causing an alarm.
3 It is recommended that the back-up battery be replaced every three years. Contact your installing
company for information on replacing the battery.
Exit Delay: The Exit Delay is the time allowed for someone to leave the premises without causing an alarm
after they have entered an Access Code to arm the system.
Entry-Exit Door or Zone: The Entry-Exit Door or Zone is the door or zone designated by your installer to be
used for entering and leaving the premises when the system is armed.
Zone: A Zone is an area that is protected by a security device. For example, a room protected by a motion
detector may be “Zone 1”, while a window protected by a magnetic contact may be “Zone 2”. Your installer
will inform you of where zones have been set up on your system.
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BASIC OPERATION
FIRE ZONE OPERATION
NOTE: Fire Zones will not be operational on your system until your installer has enabled this feature.
Your installer will inform you if these zones are operational on your system, and of which zones are
affected.
Fire Zones are armed at all times, whether the rest of the system is armed or disarmed. When a Fire Zone
is activated, an alarm will sound with a pulsing tone, even if the rest of the system is disarmed.
Be sure to read the “Fire Safety in the Home”, “Household Fire Safety” and “Family Escape Planning”
sections of this manual.
When a Fire Alarm Sounds
If the Fire Alarm sounds at night, do not investigate the alarm. Follow your evacuation plan
immediately. Go to a neighbor and contact the fire department from there.
When a Fire Zone generates an alarm, the bell or siren on your system will sound with a pulsing tone - the
bell or siren will be ON for 2 seconds, and then OFF for 2 seconds.
Transmission of the fire alarm to your monitoring station is delayed for 30 seconds to allow you to cancel
possible false alarms. To silence the alarm, press the [#] Key. When the [#] Key is pressed, the system will
delay transmission of the fire alarm for an additional 90 seconds. The 90-second delay is intended to allow
you to reset the smoke detectors after a false alarm.
If the smoke detector is reset and remains reset after the 90-second delay, a fire alarm will not be
transmitted to the monitoring station.
If the smoke detector is reset but goes into alarm again after the 90-second delay, the fire alarm will sound
again and the process described above will repeat. A fire alarm will be transmitted to your monitoring
station after 30 seconds if it is not silenced by pressing the [#] Key or by entering an Access Code.
Resetting Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors installed on your system may be reset after a false alarm using the procedure described
here.
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Arming Your System
Before arming the system, close all protected doors and windows, and stop movement in areas protected
by motion detectors. When all zones are closed, all of the Zone Lights on the keypad will be OFF, and the
“Ready” light will be ON.
If the “Trouble” light is ON, check to see which trouble conditions are present on the system. Refer to the
“Displaying System Information” section of this manual for instructions on viewing trouble conditions. Be
sure to correct any trouble conditions before arming your system.
If the “Bypass” light is ON, check to see which zones are bypassed. Refer to the “Displaying System
Information” section of this manual for instructions on viewing bypassed zones. Ensure that all zones
indicated as being bypassed are bypassed intentionally. Bypassed zones will not cause an alarm.
To arm the system, enter a 4-digit Access Code. As each digit is entered, the keypad sounder will beep.
When the Access Code has been entered, the “Armed” light will come ON and the keypad will beep 6
times. If an incorrect Access Code is entered, the keypad will sound a single long tone. To correct a
mistake when entering a code, press the [#] Key and enter the Access Code again.
When the “Armed” light comes ON, leave the premises through the designated Entry-Exit door before
the Exit Delay expires. At the end of the Exit Delay, the “Ready” light will be shut OFF - your system is
now armed.
The factory setting for the Exit Delay is 45 seconds; your installer may change this time to suit your needs.
Refer to the “Arming Options” section of this manual for information on other arming functions.
Disarming Your System
Enter the premises through the designated Entry-Exit door. The keypad will sound a constant tone to
indicate that the system must be disarmed.
Go to the keypad and enter an Access Code. If an error is made entering the code, press the [#] Key
and enter the code again.
When a correct Access Code is entered, the “Armed” light will be shut OFF, and the sounder will be
silenced - your system is now disarmed.
IMPORTANT: Your installer will inform you if the [ ][7] command has been set up to reset smoke
detectors on your system.
An Access Code must be entered before the Entry Delay expires or an alarm will sound. The factory
setting for the Entry Delay is 30 seconds; your installer may change this time to suit your needs.
If a false alarm sounds, (for example, an alarm caused by cooking smoke), first silence the alarm by
pressing the [#] Key within 30 seconds of the alarm’s sounding. You should only silence an alarm and
reset the smoke detectors if you are absolutely certain that there is no real threat of fire.
If an alarm occurred while the system was armed, the “Memory” light and the Zone Lights of the zones
that went into alarm will FLASH for two minutes. Press the [#] Key to cancel the flashing display and
return the keypad to the “Ready” mode. Refer to “Display Alarm Memory” for instructions on displaying
the zones that went into alarm.
To reset the smoke detectors to normal, first clear all products of combustion from the detectors. Reset
the detectors by entering [ ][7] on the keypad.
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If the detectors are clear of smoke, they will return to normal. If the detectors still have smoke in them, the
alarm will sound again. If the alarm sounds again, first ensure that there is no threat of fire; you may then
silence the alarm and reset the smoke detectors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you return to the premises and find that an alarm is in progress or that there
are alarms in memory, do not enter the premises: there may be a fire or an intruder may be present.
Go to a neighbor and contact the local authorities from there.
Bypassing Zones
A bypassed zone will not cause an alarm. Zones may be bypassed to allow access to part of the
protected area while other zones are armed. For example, you could bypass the zone protecting your
living room. This would allow you to remain in the room, while the other zones on your system are armed.
∗
With the system disarmed, enter [ ][1] to display bypassed zones. The Zone Lights representing
bypassed zones will come ON. Ensure that any zone displayed as being bypassed is intentionally
bypassed. Zone bypasses are automatically cancelled when the panel is disarmed.
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To Bypass Zones:
Enter [ ][1]; the “Bypass” light will FLASH.
Setting the Clock
To set the system’s internal clock, enter [ ][6][Master Code][1]; the “Program” light will FLASH.
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Enter the number of the zone to be bypassed; the corresponding Zone Light will come ON to indicate that
the zone is bypassed. To remove a bypass, enter the zone number to shut its Zone Light OFF. When all
desired zones are bypassed, press the [#] Key to return to “Ready”. Notice that the “Bypass” light will be
ON while the system is disarmed to indicate that zones have been bypassed.
Enter the time of day using the Number Keys. Enter the time in the 24-hour clock format: the hour is entered
as a 2-digit number from 00 to 23, minutes are entered as a 2-digit number from 00 to 59.
When you arm your system, the zones you have indicated will now be bypassed. Before arming the
system with bypassed zones, it is always a good idea to enter the [ ][1][Access Code] command to
review the list of bypassed zones before entering an Access Code to arm the system. After ensuring that
the desired zones are bypassed, press the [#] Key, and then enter an Access Code to arm the system.
When the time has been entered, press the [#] Key to return to “Ready”.
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When the system is disarmed, the zone bypasses will be cleared and the zone will again be active.
To Recall Bypassed Zones:
Enter [ ][1][9]; the “Bypass” light will FLASH and Zone Lights will come ON to indicate which zones were last
bypassed. This feature is useful if you bypass the same set of zones regularly; by recalling the set of bypassed
zones, you won’t have to enter the zone numbers for each zone each time you wish to bypass the same set.
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For example, the time 9:30 am would be entered as 0930; the time 2:45 pm would be entered as 1445.
Turning Quick-Arm On and Off
To turn the Quick-Arm feature ON and OFF, enter [ ][6][Master Code][4]. When the feature is being turned
ON, the keypad will sound three quick tones. When the feature is being turned OFF, the keypad will sound
a single long tone.
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When the Quick-Arm feature is turned ON, the system may be armed simply by entering [ ][0]. Refer to the
“Arming Options” section of this manual for information on using the Quick-Arm feature.
Access Code Required for Bypass:
Your security system may be programmed to require an Access Code to be entered to bypass zones. Your
installer will inform you if this option has been enabled on your system.
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If an Access Code is required for bypassing, enter [ ][1][Access Code], and follow the bypassing
instructions described above.
Keypad Alarms
Three types of alarms may be activated by pressing and holding a single key on the keypad. Your
installer will inform you of how the [F], [A] and [P] Keys will operate on your system.
[F]ire
Press and hold the [F] Key for 2 seconds to sound a Fire alarm; the siren will sound with a pulsed
tone. The keypad will sound a series of short beeps once the system has accepted the alarm.
If enabled by your installer, a transmission will be sent to your monitoring station.
[A]uxiliary Press and hold the [A] Key for 2 seconds to generate an Auxiliary alarm. The siren will not sound
when this function is activated. The keypad will sound a series of short beeps once the system
has accepted the alarm. If enabled by your installer, a transmission will be sent to your
monitoring station.
[P]anic
Press and hold the [P] Key for 2 seconds to generate a Panic alarm. The alarm may be
programmed as either silent or audible; your installer will inform you of how this alarm will
operate. If your installer has programmed this alarm to be audible, the keypad will sound a
series of short beeps once the system has accepted the alarm, and the siren will sound a steady
tone. If enabled by your installer, a transmission will be sent to your monitoring station.
Utility Output Command
A special keypad command may be used to operate various devices connected to your security system. To
operate the Utility Output, enter [ ][7] on the keypad. An Access Code may also need to be entered to use
this command; your Installer will inform you if an Access Code is required to activate the Utility Output.
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When the command is entered, the keypad will sound a single tone for 5 seconds, and the Utility Output
will be activated for 5 seconds.
This command may be used to operate devices such as special lighting or door strikes. This feature
may also be used to reset smoke detectors that are connected to your system. Refer to the “Fire Zone
Operation” section of this manual for information.
Your installer will inform you of how the Utility Output function is set up for your system.
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PC2550RK KEYPAD
CHANGING SYSTEM FUNCTIONS
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Zone Light is...
Access Code is...
OFF
not programmed
ON steady
5
5
6
7
8
1
ZONE BYPASSING: Press [ ] then [1], then
press the zone you wish to bypass. Press
[#] to return to "Ready". Arm System.
PROGRAMMING USER CODES: Press [ ] then
[5], [Master Code] then press 1 thru 8 for
the user code you wish to program. Then
enter a four digit code, press [#] to return to
ready.
INSTANT ARM: Press [ ][9] before any user
code to arm system without entry delay.
ARM INTERIOR
Press
QUICK EXIT
Press
QUICK ARM
Press
F
A
P
presently being programmed
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IN
USE
NOT
IN
USE
NOT
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2
7
3
8
4
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Flashing
Zone Lights 1 to 8
indicate zone activity.
With
the
system
disarmed, the Zone
Lights will come ON to
indicate when zones are
active, and the Zone
Lights will be shut OFF
to indicate that zones
are secure.
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Programming Access Codes:
Enter [ ][5][Master Code]; the “Program” light will FLASH. The Zone Lights will indicate which Access
Codes have been programmed, and which Access Code is presently being programmed:
1
2
3
4
Fi
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Changing Access Codes
The PC2525 features 8 programmable Access Codes. The first code is the Master Code, and the
remaining codes are normal Access Codes.
TEST SYSTEM WEEKLY
When the [ ][5][Master Code] command is entered, Zone Light 1 will be ON to indicate that the Master
Code is already programmed.
Changing or Adding a Code:
To change the Master Code or Access Codes 2 through 8, enter the number of the code to be changed;
the corresponding Zone Light will begin to FLASH. For example, enter [1] to change the Master Code, or
enter [2] to change Access Code 2, and so on.
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With the desired Zone Light flashing, enter a new 4-digit Access Code. Do not press [ ] or [#] when
entering the code. If an existing code is being changed, the new code will replace the old one. After the
code is entered, the keypad will beep 6 times and the Zone Light will stop flashing and remain ON.
If you want to program another code, press the number key for the code to be programmed, and enter
the new 4-digit code as described above. When all desired changes are complete, press the [#] Key to
return to “Ready”.
Erasing a Code:
To erase a code, enter [ ][5][Master Code]. Enter the number of the code to be erased; the Zone Light
for the code will FLASH.
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Enter [
] to erase the Access Code. When all desired changes are complete, press the [#] Key to
return to “Ready”.
IMPORTANT: Do not erase the Master Code. If the Master Code is accidentally erased, contact your
installing company for assistance.
Door Chime On/Off
The Door Chime feature causes the keypad to beep whenever a zone defined as a “Chime” zone is
activated; your installer will inform you of which zones on your system will activate the Door Chime feature.
This feature is useful if the Entry-Exit door or doors are out of view, and you would like an indication of
when the door zones are opened and closed. Note that the Door Chime feature only functions when the
system is disarmed.
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[F] Key: Press and hold this key for 2 seconds to sound a Fire alarm
[A] Key: Press and hold this key for 2 seconds to generate an Auxiliary alarm
[P] Key: Press and hold this key for 2 seconds to generate a Panic alarm.
These keys will not function unless enabled by your Installer.
The “Fire” light will come ON where there is any Fire
Alarm condition.
The “Ready” light will come ON when the system is
ready to be armed. When the “Ready” light is OFF,
there is an open zone on the system. The zone must
be closed or bypassed before the system can be
armed.
The “Armed” light will come ON to indicate that the
system is armed. The “Armed” light will FLASH to
indicate that the system is armed and that there is no
Entry Delay on any of the zones.
The “Memory” light will come ON where there are
alarms in memory. Enter [ ][3] to view the zones that
went into alarm while the system was armed. Press [#]
to return to “Ready”.
∗
The “Bypass” light will come ON when there are
bypassed zones. Enter [ ][1] to view the zones that
are bypassed. Ensure that any bypassed zones are
bypassed intentionally before arming the system.
Press [#] to return to “Ready”.
∗
The “Trouble” light will come ON where there is a
trouble condition present on the system. Enter [ ][2]
to view trouble conditions. Press [#] to return to
“Ready”.
∗
The “Program” light will come ON when Access
Codes are being programmed and when system
functions are being changed.
Press [#]:
• when an error is made in entering an Access Code,
then enter the code again
• to return to “Ready” after using [ ] commands
∗
To turn the Door Chime feature on or off, enter [ ][4]. If the feature is being turned ON, the keypad
sounder will beep 3 times. If the feature is being turned OFF, the sounder will emit a single long tone.
Important:
Follow the instructions in the manual to test your system weekly. Follow the
guidelines for correcting system trouble conditions; have any system trouble
conditions you cannot correct yourself attended to by your installer.
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DISPLAYING SYSTEM INFORMATION
ARMING OPTIONS
About Home-Away Zones
Some zones on your system may be programmed as Home-Away Zones so that you may use the Arming
Options described on this page. Home-Away Zones feature the ability to be automatically bypassed when the
commands described below are entered; this saves you the trouble of having to manually bypass zones using
the [ ][1] Bypass command.
∗
Your installer will inform you of which zones on your system are programmed as Home-Away Zones.
At-Home Arming
At-Home Arming automatically bypasses the Home-Away Zones on your system, and removes the Entry
Delay from the Entry-Exit Zones. This feature allows you to arm the system and remain on the premises.
In addition, if any of the Entry-Exit doors are opened, an alarm will sound instantly.
∗
To use At-Home Arming, enter [ ][9][Access Code] on the keypad. The “Armed” light will FLASH to
remind you that there is no Entry Delay on the Entry-Exit doors.
Home-Away Arming
Home-Away arming automatically bypasses the Home-Away Zones; the Entry Delay will still apply to the
Entry-Exit zones. You may use this feature to arm the system and remain on the premises. Another
household member would still be able to enter the premises through the Entry-Exit door without causing
an alarm. When the Entry-Exit door is opened, an Access Code would have to be entered to disarm the
system.
To arm the system with Home-Away Arming, enter an Access Code and do not open the Entry-Exit door.
When the Exit Delay expires, the system will be armed with the Home-Away Zones automatically
bypassed. The “Bypass” light will come ON to indicate that the Home-Away Zones have been
automatically bypassed.
Display Bypassed Zones
Enter [ ][1] to display any bypassed zones on the system. If a zone is bypassed, its zone light will come
ON when this command is entered. Before arming the system, ensure that the zones indicated on the display
are intentionally bypassed. When finished viewing the bypassed zones, press the [#] Key to return to
“Ready”.
∗
Display Alarm Memory
When a zone generates an alarm, the alarm will be recorded in the system’s Alarm Memory. Alarm
Memory records the most recent set of alarms.
∗
To display the zones that went into alarm the last time the system was armed, enter [ ][3]. The “Memory”
light will FLASH, and the zones that went into alarm will be displayed on the flashing Zone Lights. The
keypad sounder will beep once to indicate that the most recent set of alarms is being displayed.
When finished viewing Alarm Memory, press the [#] Key to return to “Ready”.
Display Trouble Conditions
The PC2525 constantly monitors itself to ensure proper operation. When a condition occurs that could
affect operation, the “Trouble” light will come ON and the keypad sounder will beep every 10 seconds to
indicate that there is a trouble condition present on the system.
To silence the sounder, press the [#] Key. The keypad will be silenced, but the “Trouble” light will
remain ON until the trouble condition is cleared.
∗
To display the trouble conditions, enter [ ][2]. Trouble conditions are represented with the Zone Lights; if
a Zone Light comes ON, then that trouble condition is present:
Trouble
What To Do
1
Battery Trouble
Call for service
To reactivate the zones automatically bypassed by Home-Away Arming, enter [ ][1] on the keypad. The
“Bypass” light will be shut OFF to indicate that the Home-Away Zones are no longer bypassed.
2
AC Failure
Check your fusebox or circuit breakers; call for
service if the trouble cannot be corrected
Quick-Exit
The Quick-Exit feature allows you to leave the premises when the system is armed with At-Home or HomeAway Arming without having to disarm the system. To use the Quick-Exit feature, enter [ ][0] while the
system is armed. When the command is entered, you will be allowed up to 2 minutes to activate a Delay
Zone and leave the premises. If the Entry-Exit Delay Zone is opened after 2 minutes, the Entry Delay will
begin. If the system is not disarmed before the end of the Entry Delay, an alarm will sound.
3
Not used to indicate trouble conditions
4
Telephone Line Trouble
This condition will be cleared when the trouble on
the telephone line is corrected. If this trouble does
not clear itself automatically, arrange for service
5
Failure to Communicate
This trouble will be cleared if the system again tries
to call the monitoring station and is able to
complete the call. If this trouble does not clear
itself automatically, call for service
6
Bell Trouble
Call for service
7
Fire Zone Trouble
Call for service immediately
8
Reset Clock
Reset the clock; refer to “Changing System
Functions” for instructions
∗
∗
Quick-Arm
The Quick-Arm feature allows you to enter [ ][0] to arm the system. This command is designed to allow
someone to arm the system without that person having to be provided with an Access Code. When [ ][0]
is entered, the “Armed” light will come ON and the Exit Delay will begin; you may now leave the premises
through the Entry-Exit door. At the end of the Exit Delay, the system will be fully armed.
∗
∗
Refer to the Changing System Functions section of this manual for instructions on turning the Quick-Arm
function on and off.
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Zone Light
7
DISPLAYING SYSTEM INFORMATION
ARMING OPTIONS
About Home-Away Zones
Some zones on your system may be programmed as Home-Away Zones so that you may use the Arming
Options described on this page. Home-Away Zones feature the ability to be automatically bypassed when the
commands described below are entered; this saves you the trouble of having to manually bypass zones using
the [ ][1] Bypass command.
∗
Your installer will inform you of which zones on your system are programmed as Home-Away Zones.
At-Home Arming
At-Home Arming automatically bypasses the Home-Away Zones on your system, and removes the Entry
Delay from the Entry-Exit Zones. This feature allows you to arm the system and remain on the premises.
In addition, if any of the Entry-Exit doors are opened, an alarm will sound instantly.
∗
To use At-Home Arming, enter [ ][9][Access Code] on the keypad. The “Armed” light will FLASH to
remind you that there is no Entry Delay on the Entry-Exit doors.
Home-Away Arming
Home-Away arming automatically bypasses the Home-Away Zones; the Entry Delay will still apply to the
Entry-Exit zones. You may use this feature to arm the system and remain on the premises. Another
household member would still be able to enter the premises through the Entry-Exit door without causing
an alarm. When the Entry-Exit door is opened, an Access Code would have to be entered to disarm the
system.
To arm the system with Home-Away Arming, enter an Access Code and do not open the Entry-Exit door.
When the Exit Delay expires, the system will be armed with the Home-Away Zones automatically
bypassed. The “Bypass” light will come ON to indicate that the Home-Away Zones have been
automatically bypassed.
Display Bypassed Zones
Enter [ ][1] to display any bypassed zones on the system. If a zone is bypassed, its zone light will come
ON when this command is entered. Before arming the system, ensure that the zones indicated on the display
are intentionally bypassed. When finished viewing the bypassed zones, press the [#] Key to return to
“Ready”.
∗
Display Alarm Memory
When a zone generates an alarm, the alarm will be recorded in the system’s Alarm Memory. Alarm
Memory records the most recent set of alarms.
∗
To display the zones that went into alarm the last time the system was armed, enter [ ][3]. The “Memory”
light will FLASH, and the zones that went into alarm will be displayed on the flashing Zone Lights. The
keypad sounder will beep once to indicate that the most recent set of alarms is being displayed.
When finished viewing Alarm Memory, press the [#] Key to return to “Ready”.
Display Trouble Conditions
The PC2525 constantly monitors itself to ensure proper operation. When a condition occurs that could
affect operation, the “Trouble” light will come ON and the keypad sounder will beep every 10 seconds to
indicate that there is a trouble condition present on the system.
To silence the sounder, press the [#] Key. The keypad will be silenced, but the “Trouble” light will
remain ON until the trouble condition is cleared.
∗
To display the trouble conditions, enter [ ][2]. Trouble conditions are represented with the Zone Lights; if
a Zone Light comes ON, then that trouble condition is present:
Trouble
What To Do
1
Battery Trouble
Call for service
To reactivate the zones automatically bypassed by Home-Away Arming, enter [ ][1] on the keypad. The
“Bypass” light will be shut OFF to indicate that the Home-Away Zones are no longer bypassed.
2
AC Failure
Check your fusebox or circuit breakers; call for
service if the trouble cannot be corrected
Quick-Exit
The Quick-Exit feature allows you to leave the premises when the system is armed with At-Home or HomeAway Arming without having to disarm the system. To use the Quick-Exit feature, enter [ ][0] while the
system is armed. When the command is entered, you will be allowed up to 2 minutes to activate a Delay
Zone and leave the premises. If the Entry-Exit Delay Zone is opened after 2 minutes, the Entry Delay will
begin. If the system is not disarmed before the end of the Entry Delay, an alarm will sound.
3
Not used to indicate trouble conditions
4
Telephone Line Trouble
This condition will be cleared when the trouble on
the telephone line is corrected. If this trouble does
not clear itself automatically, arrange for service
5
Failure to Communicate
This trouble will be cleared if the system again tries
to call the monitoring station and is able to
complete the call. If this trouble does not clear
itself automatically, call for service
6
Bell Trouble
Call for service
7
Fire Zone Trouble
Call for service immediately
8
Reset Clock
Reset the clock; refer to “Changing System
Functions” for instructions
∗
∗
Quick-Arm
The Quick-Arm feature allows you to enter [ ][0] to arm the system. This command is designed to allow
someone to arm the system without that person having to be provided with an Access Code. When [ ][0]
is entered, the “Armed” light will come ON and the Exit Delay will begin; you may now leave the premises
through the Entry-Exit door. At the end of the Exit Delay, the system will be fully armed.
∗
∗
Refer to the Changing System Functions section of this manual for instructions on turning the Quick-Arm
function on and off.
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Zone Light
7
PC2550RK KEYPAD
CHANGING SYSTEM FUNCTIONS
∗
Zone Light is...
Access Code is...
OFF
not programmed
ON steady
5
5
6
7
8
1
ZONE BYPASSING: Press [ ] then [1], then
press the zone you wish to bypass. Press
[#] to return to "Ready". Arm System.
PROGRAMMING USER CODES: Press [ ] then
[5], [Master Code] then press 1 thru 8 for
the user code you wish to program. Then
enter a four digit code, press [#] to return to
ready.
INSTANT ARM: Press [ ][9] before any user
code to arm system without entry delay.
ARM INTERIOR
Press
QUICK EXIT
Press
QUICK ARM
Press
F
A
P
presently being programmed
NOT
IN
USE
NOT
IN
USE
NOT
IN
USE
∗
2
7
3
8
4
programmed
Flashing
Zone Lights 1 to 8
indicate zone activity.
With
the
system
disarmed, the Zone
Lights will come ON to
indicate when zones are
active, and the Zone
Lights will be shut OFF
to indicate that zones
are secure.
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Programming Access Codes:
Enter [ ][5][Master Code]; the “Program” light will FLASH. The Zone Lights will indicate which Access
Codes have been programmed, and which Access Code is presently being programmed:
1
2
3
4
Fi
re
Changing Access Codes
The PC2525 features 8 programmable Access Codes. The first code is the Master Code, and the
remaining codes are normal Access Codes.
TEST SYSTEM WEEKLY
When the [ ][5][Master Code] command is entered, Zone Light 1 will be ON to indicate that the Master
Code is already programmed.
Changing or Adding a Code:
To change the Master Code or Access Codes 2 through 8, enter the number of the code to be changed;
the corresponding Zone Light will begin to FLASH. For example, enter [1] to change the Master Code, or
enter [2] to change Access Code 2, and so on.
∗
With the desired Zone Light flashing, enter a new 4-digit Access Code. Do not press [ ] or [#] when
entering the code. If an existing code is being changed, the new code will replace the old one. After the
code is entered, the keypad will beep 6 times and the Zone Light will stop flashing and remain ON.
If you want to program another code, press the number key for the code to be programmed, and enter
the new 4-digit code as described above. When all desired changes are complete, press the [#] Key to
return to “Ready”.
Erasing a Code:
To erase a code, enter [ ][5][Master Code]. Enter the number of the code to be erased; the Zone Light
for the code will FLASH.
∗
∗∗∗∗
Enter [
] to erase the Access Code. When all desired changes are complete, press the [#] Key to
return to “Ready”.
IMPORTANT: Do not erase the Master Code. If the Master Code is accidentally erased, contact your
installing company for assistance.
Door Chime On/Off
The Door Chime feature causes the keypad to beep whenever a zone defined as a “Chime” zone is
activated; your installer will inform you of which zones on your system will activate the Door Chime feature.
This feature is useful if the Entry-Exit door or doors are out of view, and you would like an indication of
when the door zones are opened and closed. Note that the Door Chime feature only functions when the
system is disarmed.
∗
PC255ORK
18000120 R2
[F] Key: Press and hold this key for 2 seconds to sound a Fire alarm
[A] Key: Press and hold this key for 2 seconds to generate an Auxiliary alarm
[P] Key: Press and hold this key for 2 seconds to generate a Panic alarm.
These keys will not function unless enabled by your Installer.
The “Fire” light will come ON where there is any Fire
Alarm condition.
The “Ready” light will come ON when the system is
ready to be armed. When the “Ready” light is OFF,
there is an open zone on the system. The zone must
be closed or bypassed before the system can be
armed.
The “Armed” light will come ON to indicate that the
system is armed. The “Armed” light will FLASH to
indicate that the system is armed and that there is no
Entry Delay on any of the zones.
The “Memory” light will come ON where there are
alarms in memory. Enter [ ][3] to view the zones that
went into alarm while the system was armed. Press [#]
to return to “Ready”.
∗
The “Bypass” light will come ON when there are
bypassed zones. Enter [ ][1] to view the zones that
are bypassed. Ensure that any bypassed zones are
bypassed intentionally before arming the system.
Press [#] to return to “Ready”.
∗
The “Trouble” light will come ON where there is a
trouble condition present on the system. Enter [ ][2]
to view trouble conditions. Press [#] to return to
“Ready”.
∗
The “Program” light will come ON when Access
Codes are being programmed and when system
functions are being changed.
Press [#]:
• when an error is made in entering an Access Code,
then enter the code again
• to return to “Ready” after using [ ] commands
∗
To turn the Door Chime feature on or off, enter [ ][4]. If the feature is being turned ON, the keypad
sounder will beep 3 times. If the feature is being turned OFF, the sounder will emit a single long tone.
Important:
Follow the instructions in the manual to test your system weekly. Follow the
guidelines for correcting system trouble conditions; have any system trouble
conditions you cannot correct yourself attended to by your installer.
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To Bypass Zones:
Enter [ ][1]; the “Bypass” light will FLASH.
Setting the Clock
To set the system’s internal clock, enter [ ][6][Master Code][1]; the “Program” light will FLASH.
∗
∗
Enter the number of the zone to be bypassed; the corresponding Zone Light will come ON to indicate that
the zone is bypassed. To remove a bypass, enter the zone number to shut its Zone Light OFF. When all
desired zones are bypassed, press the [#] Key to return to “Ready”. Notice that the “Bypass” light will be
ON while the system is disarmed to indicate that zones have been bypassed.
Enter the time of day using the Number Keys. Enter the time in the 24-hour clock format: the hour is entered
as a 2-digit number from 00 to 23, minutes are entered as a 2-digit number from 00 to 59.
When you arm your system, the zones you have indicated will now be bypassed. Before arming the
system with bypassed zones, it is always a good idea to enter the [ ][1][Access Code] command to
review the list of bypassed zones before entering an Access Code to arm the system. After ensuring that
the desired zones are bypassed, press the [#] Key, and then enter an Access Code to arm the system.
When the time has been entered, press the [#] Key to return to “Ready”.
∗
When the system is disarmed, the zone bypasses will be cleared and the zone will again be active.
To Recall Bypassed Zones:
Enter [ ][1][9]; the “Bypass” light will FLASH and Zone Lights will come ON to indicate which zones were last
bypassed. This feature is useful if you bypass the same set of zones regularly; by recalling the set of bypassed
zones, you won’t have to enter the zone numbers for each zone each time you wish to bypass the same set.
∗
For example, the time 9:30 am would be entered as 0930; the time 2:45 pm would be entered as 1445.
Turning Quick-Arm On and Off
To turn the Quick-Arm feature ON and OFF, enter [ ][6][Master Code][4]. When the feature is being turned
ON, the keypad will sound three quick tones. When the feature is being turned OFF, the keypad will sound
a single long tone.
∗
∗
When the Quick-Arm feature is turned ON, the system may be armed simply by entering [ ][0]. Refer to the
“Arming Options” section of this manual for information on using the Quick-Arm feature.
Access Code Required for Bypass:
Your security system may be programmed to require an Access Code to be entered to bypass zones. Your
installer will inform you if this option has been enabled on your system.
∗
If an Access Code is required for bypassing, enter [ ][1][Access Code], and follow the bypassing
instructions described above.
Keypad Alarms
Three types of alarms may be activated by pressing and holding a single key on the keypad. Your
installer will inform you of how the [F], [A] and [P] Keys will operate on your system.
[F]ire
Press and hold the [F] Key for 2 seconds to sound a Fire alarm; the siren will sound with a pulsed
tone. The keypad will sound a series of short beeps once the system has accepted the alarm.
If enabled by your installer, a transmission will be sent to your monitoring station.
[A]uxiliary Press and hold the [A] Key for 2 seconds to generate an Auxiliary alarm. The siren will not sound
when this function is activated. The keypad will sound a series of short beeps once the system
has accepted the alarm. If enabled by your installer, a transmission will be sent to your
monitoring station.
[P]anic
Press and hold the [P] Key for 2 seconds to generate a Panic alarm. The alarm may be
programmed as either silent or audible; your installer will inform you of how this alarm will
operate. If your installer has programmed this alarm to be audible, the keypad will sound a
series of short beeps once the system has accepted the alarm, and the siren will sound a steady
tone. If enabled by your installer, a transmission will be sent to your monitoring station.
Utility Output Command
A special keypad command may be used to operate various devices connected to your security system. To
operate the Utility Output, enter [ ][7] on the keypad. An Access Code may also need to be entered to use
this command; your Installer will inform you if an Access Code is required to activate the Utility Output.
∗
When the command is entered, the keypad will sound a single tone for 5 seconds, and the Utility Output
will be activated for 5 seconds.
This command may be used to operate devices such as special lighting or door strikes. This feature
may also be used to reset smoke detectors that are connected to your system. Refer to the “Fire Zone
Operation” section of this manual for information.
Your installer will inform you of how the Utility Output function is set up for your system.
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BASIC OPERATION
FIRE ZONE OPERATION
NOTE: Fire Zones will not be operational on your system until your installer has enabled this feature.
Your installer will inform you if these zones are operational on your system, and of which zones are
affected.
Fire Zones are armed at all times, whether the rest of the system is armed or disarmed. When a Fire Zone
is activated, an alarm will sound with a pulsing tone, even if the rest of the system is disarmed.
Be sure to read the “Fire Safety in the Home”, “Household Fire Safety” and “Family Escape Planning”
sections of this manual.
When a Fire Alarm Sounds
If the Fire Alarm sounds at night, do not investigate the alarm. Follow your evacuation plan
immediately. Go to a neighbor and contact the fire department from there.
When a Fire Zone generates an alarm, the bell or siren on your system will sound with a pulsing tone - the
bell or siren will be ON for 2 seconds, and then OFF for 2 seconds.
Transmission of the fire alarm to your monitoring station is delayed for 30 seconds to allow you to cancel
possible false alarms. To silence the alarm, press the [#] Key. When the [#] Key is pressed, the system will
delay transmission of the fire alarm for an additional 90 seconds. The 90-second delay is intended to allow
you to reset the smoke detectors after a false alarm.
If the smoke detector is reset and remains reset after the 90-second delay, a fire alarm will not be
transmitted to the monitoring station.
If the smoke detector is reset but goes into alarm again after the 90-second delay, the fire alarm will sound
again and the process described above will repeat. A fire alarm will be transmitted to your monitoring
station after 30 seconds if it is not silenced by pressing the [#] Key or by entering an Access Code.
Resetting Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors installed on your system may be reset after a false alarm using the procedure described
here.
∗
Arming Your System
Before arming the system, close all protected doors and windows, and stop movement in areas protected
by motion detectors. When all zones are closed, all of the Zone Lights on the keypad will be OFF, and the
“Ready” light will be ON.
If the “Trouble” light is ON, check to see which trouble conditions are present on the system. Refer to the
“Displaying System Information” section of this manual for instructions on viewing trouble conditions. Be
sure to correct any trouble conditions before arming your system.
If the “Bypass” light is ON, check to see which zones are bypassed. Refer to the “Displaying System
Information” section of this manual for instructions on viewing bypassed zones. Ensure that all zones
indicated as being bypassed are bypassed intentionally. Bypassed zones will not cause an alarm.
To arm the system, enter a 4-digit Access Code. As each digit is entered, the keypad sounder will beep.
When the Access Code has been entered, the “Armed” light will come ON and the keypad will beep 6
times. If an incorrect Access Code is entered, the keypad will sound a single long tone. To correct a
mistake when entering a code, press the [#] Key and enter the Access Code again.
When the “Armed” light comes ON, leave the premises through the designated Entry-Exit door before
the Exit Delay expires. At the end of the Exit Delay, the “Ready” light will be shut OFF - your system is
now armed.
The factory setting for the Exit Delay is 45 seconds; your installer may change this time to suit your needs.
Refer to the “Arming Options” section of this manual for information on other arming functions.
Disarming Your System
Enter the premises through the designated Entry-Exit door. The keypad will sound a constant tone to
indicate that the system must be disarmed.
Go to the keypad and enter an Access Code. If an error is made entering the code, press the [#] Key
and enter the code again.
When a correct Access Code is entered, the “Armed” light will be shut OFF, and the sounder will be
silenced - your system is now disarmed.
IMPORTANT: Your installer will inform you if the [ ][7] command has been set up to reset smoke
detectors on your system.
An Access Code must be entered before the Entry Delay expires or an alarm will sound. The factory
setting for the Entry Delay is 30 seconds; your installer may change this time to suit your needs.
If a false alarm sounds, (for example, an alarm caused by cooking smoke), first silence the alarm by
pressing the [#] Key within 30 seconds of the alarm’s sounding. You should only silence an alarm and
reset the smoke detectors if you are absolutely certain that there is no real threat of fire.
If an alarm occurred while the system was armed, the “Memory” light and the Zone Lights of the zones
that went into alarm will FLASH for two minutes. Press the [#] Key to cancel the flashing display and
return the keypad to the “Ready” mode. Refer to “Display Alarm Memory” for instructions on displaying
the zones that went into alarm.
To reset the smoke detectors to normal, first clear all products of combustion from the detectors. Reset
the detectors by entering [ ][7] on the keypad.
∗
If the detectors are clear of smoke, they will return to normal. If the detectors still have smoke in them, the
alarm will sound again. If the alarm sounds again, first ensure that there is no threat of fire; you may then
silence the alarm and reset the smoke detectors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you return to the premises and find that an alarm is in progress or that there
are alarms in memory, do not enter the premises: there may be a fire or an intruder may be present.
Go to a neighbor and contact the local authorities from there.
Bypassing Zones
A bypassed zone will not cause an alarm. Zones may be bypassed to allow access to part of the
protected area while other zones are armed. For example, you could bypass the zone protecting your
living room. This would allow you to remain in the room, while the other zones on your system are armed.
∗
With the system disarmed, enter [ ][1] to display bypassed zones. The Zone Lights representing
bypassed zones will come ON. Ensure that any zone displayed as being bypassed is intentionally
bypassed. Zone bypasses are automatically cancelled when the panel is disarmed.
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INTRODUCTION
Read this manual carefully before operating your security system. Have your installer instruct you on system
operation, and have your installer inform you of the features that have been enabled on your system. All
users of the system should be instructed in its use. Complete the System Information page and store this
manual in a safe place for future reference.
Fire Detection Equipment
This equipment is capable of monitoring fire detection devices such as smoke detectors, and of providing
a warning if a fire condition is detected. Good fire detection depends on having an adequate number of
detectors placed in appropriate locations. Fire detection equipment should be installed in accordance
with applicable standards and codes. Carefully review the Household Fire Safety and Family Escape
Planning sections of this manual. IMPORTANT NOTE: Your installer must enable the fire detection features
of this equipment for the functions to be operational.
Test Your System Regularly
To ensure that your system continues to function as intended, it is important that you test your system
weekly. Refer to the “Testing Your System” section of this manual, and read and follow the instructions
carefully. If your system does not function properly or if you have any questions about testing your system,
call your installing company for service or assistance.
Important Notice
A security system cannot prevent emergencies. It is only intended to alert you 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
inform you of the level of protection that has been provided, and instruct you on system operations.
Glossary
Your DSC PC2525 Security System has been designed to offer advanced security features and simple,
straight-forward operation. Described here are some terms that are used throughout this manual to explain
the operation of your system.
Keypad: Your system features one or more PC2550RK Keypads. The keypad is used to enter commands
to operate the system, and to view operating information about the system. Information about the system is
displayed on the Zone Lights, labelled 1 through 8. The keypad also features seven System Status lights:
“Ready”, “Armed”, “Memory”, “Bypass”, “Trouble”, “Program” and “Fire”. Commands are entered on the
keypad by pressing one key at a time.
TESTING AND MAINTENANCE
Bell Test
Entering this command will sound the siren and turn ON all the keypad lights for 2 seconds. To perform
a bell test, enter [ ][6][Master Code][8] on the keypad.
∗
Weekly Testing
It is recommended that you test your system weekly.
1 Inform the monitoring station that you are testing your system.
2 Disarm the system and ensure that the “Ready” light is ON.
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3 Perform a Bell Test by entering [ ][6][Master Code][8]. The bell or siren will sound for 2 seconds
and all of the lights on the keypad will come ON.
4 Activate each sensor on your system in turn. For example, open protected doors and windows, and
walk in areas protected by motion detectors. Each Zone Light should come ON when each zone is
activated. Each Zone Light will be shut OFF when the zone is restored to normal (when the door or
window is shut, or when motion stops in areas protected by motion detectors).
5 If they are programmed for operation, press the [F], [A], and [P] keys in turn. The [F] key will sound
the bell or siren in a pulsed mode. Enter an Access Code to silence the alarm. The [A] key is a silent
alarm; the [P] key may be programmed as silent or audible. If an alarm sounds, enter an Access
Code to silence the alarm.
6 If the system features a fire zone, activating the smoke detector or other fire detection device will
cause the bell or siren to sound in a pulsed mode. CAUTION: Do not use an open flame or burning
materials to test a smoke detector. Contact your installer for instructions on safe methods of
activating a smoke detector.
7 Should the system fail to operate properly, call your alarm dealer for service.
8 When testing is complete, call and advise the monitoring station.
Maintenance
With normal use, your system requires a minimum of maintenance. The following points should be
observed:
Master Code: The Master Code is a 4-digit code used to arm and disarm the system, to program Access
Codes, to bypass zones, and to change certain operating features. Normally only one person should know
the Master Code.
1 Do not wash the keypad with a wet cloth, and do not use household cleaners, such as glass cleaners,
on the keypad. Light dusting with a cloth slightly dampened with plain water should remove normal
accumulations of dust.
Access Codes: Seven Access Codes in addition to the Master Code are available to allow users to arm
and disarm the system. Each person should keep their 4-digit Access Code secret to ensure system
security.
2 For other system devices such as passive infrared, ultrasonic or microwave motion detectors,
glassbreak detectors or smoke detectors, consult the manufacturer’s literature for testing, cleaning
and maintenance instructions.
Entry Delay: The Entry Delay is the time allowed for someone to enter the premises and disarm the system
without causing an alarm.
3 It is recommended that the back-up battery be replaced every three years. Contact your installing
company for information on replacing the battery.
Exit Delay: The Exit Delay is the time allowed for someone to leave the premises without causing an alarm
after they have entered an Access Code to arm the system.
Entry-Exit Door or Zone: The Entry-Exit Door or Zone is the door or zone designated by your installer to be
used for entering and leaving the premises when the system is armed.
Zone: A Zone is an area that is protected by a security device. For example, a room protected by a motion
detector may be “Zone 1”, while a window protected by a magnetic contact may be “Zone 2”. Your installer
will inform you of where zones have been set up on your system.
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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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
Check your home for the following potential hazards:
• Are all electrical appliances and outlets in a safe condition? Check for frayed cords, over-loaded
lighting circuits, and so on. If you are uncertain about the condition of your electrical appliances or
household electrical service, have a professional evaluation.
• Are all flammable liquids stored safely in closed containers in a well ventilated and cool area? Cleaning
with flammable liquids, such as gasoline, should be avoided. Refer to product instructions, printed
warnings and labels for information on using and storing hazardous materials safely.
• Are fire hazardous materials (such as matches) well out of the reach of children?
• Are furnaces and wood burning appliances properly installed, clean, and in good working order? If in
doubt, have a professional evaluation.
Installer
___________________________________________________________________________________
Phone
________________________________
CONTACTS
Name
________________________________
Phone ________________________
Name
________________________________
Phone ________________________
Name
________________________________
Phone ________________________
ZONE INFORMATION
Family Escape Planning
There is often very little time between the detection of a fire and the time at which it becomes deadly.
Because of this, it is very important that a family escape plan be developed, practised and followed.
1 Every family member should participate in developing the escape plan.
2 Study the possible escape routes from each location within the house. 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. Consider
the following when making your escape plans:
• Make sure that doors and windows that open to the outside are easily opened. Ensure that they
are not painted shut and that their locking mechanisms operate smoothly.
• If opening an exit or using an exit is 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 is above 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. Be sure to remove snow from exterior patio doors
in winter. Outdoor furniture or equipment should not block exits.
• The family should have a predetermined assembly point where everyone can be accounted for; for
example, across the street or at a neighbor’s house.
• 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 belongings as this takes up valuable time. Once outside, do not re-enter 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; for example, when there are
more or fewer family members in the home, or if there are physical 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 company.
• 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.
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Installation Date ____________________________
Zone
Type
Protected Area
1
____________________
_______________________________________________________
2
____________________
_______________________________________________________
3
____________________
_______________________________________________________
4
____________________
_______________________________________________________
5
____________________
_______________________________________________________
6
____________________
_______________________________________________________
7
____________________
_______________________________________________________
8
____________________
_______________________________________________________
Entrance Delay ____________________________
Exit Delay
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Bell Cutoff ________________________________
KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
[F] Key
________________________________________________________________
[A] Key
________________________________________________________________
[P] Key
________________________________________________________________
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[ ][1] Zone Bypassing:
No Access Code required to bypass zones
Access Code required to bypass zones
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[ ][7]Command:
Resets Smoke Detectors
Other: __________________________________________________
NOTES
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Canadian Department of Communications Notice
NOTICE: The Canadian Department of Communications label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets
certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company.
The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the company’s inside wiring associated with
a single line individual service may be extended by means of certified connector assembly (telephone extension cord). The customer should be
aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or
alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user
to disconnect the equipment.
User should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water
pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority, or
electrician, as appropriate.
The Load Number (LN) assigned to each terminal device denotes the percentage of the total load to be connected to a telephone loop which is
used by the device, to prevent overloading. The termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement
that the total of the Load Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 100.
The Load Number of this unit is 2.
AVIS: L’étiquette du ministère des Communications du Canada identifie le matériel homologué. Cette étiquette certifie que le matériel est conforme
à certaines normes de protection, d’exploitation et de sécurité des réseaux de télécommunications. Le Ministère n’assure toutefois pas que le
matériel fonctionnera à la satisfaction de l’utilisateur.
Avant d’installer ce matériel, l’utilisateur doit s’assurer qu’il est permis de le raccorder aux installations de l’entreprise locale de télécommunication.
Le matériel doit également être installé en suivant une méthod acceptée de raccordement. Dans certains cas, les fils intérieurs de l’entreprise
utilisés pour un service individuel a ligne unique peuvent être prolongés au moyen d’un dispositif homologué de rassordement (cordon prolongateur
tèlèphonique interne). L’abonné ne doit pas oublier qu’il est possible que la conformité aux conditions énoncées ci-dessus n’empechent pas la
dégradation du service dans certaines situations. Actuellement, les entreprises de télécommunication ne permettent pas que l’on raccorde leur
matériel a des jacks d’abonné, sauf dans les cas précis prévus par les tarrifs particuliers de ces entreprises.
Les réparations de matériel homologué doivent etre effectuées par un centre d’entretien canadien autorisé désigné par le fournisseur. La
compagnie de télécommunications peut demander à l’utilisateur de débrancher un appareil à la suite de réparations ou de modifications effectuées
par l’utilisateur ou à cause de mauvais fonctionnement.
Pour sa propre protection, l’utilisateur doit s’assurer que tous les fils de mise à la terre de la source d’énergie électrique, des lignes téléphoniques
et des canalisations d’eau métalliques, s’il y en a, sont raccordés ensemble. Cette précaution est particulièrement importante dans les régions
rurales.
AVERTISSEMENT: L’utilisateur ne doit pas tenter de faire ces raccordements lui-meme; il doit avoir recours a un service d’inspection des
installations électriques, ou a electricien, selon le cas.
L’indice de charge (IC) assigné a chaque dispositif terminal indique, pour éviter toute surcharge, le pourcentage de la charge totale qui peut etre
raccordée a un circuit téléphonique bouclé utilisé par ce dispositif. La terminaison du circuit bouclé peut etre constituée de n’import quelle
combinaison de dispositifs, pourvu que la somme des indices de charge de l’ensemble des dispositifs ne dépasse pas 100.
L’Indice de charge de cet produit est 2.
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 defect 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 repair depot. 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, 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.
WARNING: 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.
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
© 1994
Digital Security Controls Ltd.
1645 Flint Road, Downsview, Ontario Canada M3J 2J6
Telephone: (416) 665 8460 Fax: (416) 665 7498
29000568 R0
January 3 1994
PC2525
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