Security Systems D220
User’s Guide
National Security Systems Inc (800)457-1999
Table of Contents
About This User’s Guide .......................................................................... 3
Introduction .................................................................................................. 3
Security System Basics ............................................................................ 4
Controlled Points ....................................................................................... 5
24-Hour Points ........................................................................................... 6
Keypad Keys ................................................................................................ 6
Keypad Lights ............................................................................................. 7
Keypad Tones ............................................................................................. 8
System Events ............................................................................................ 9
Silencing Alarms ......................................................................................... 10
Turning the System Off ............................................................................. 11
Turning the System All On ....................................................................... 12
Turning the System All On, with No Delay ........................................... 13
Turning On Part of the System (Part On) ............................................ 14
Turning the System Part On, with No Delay ........................................ 15
Turning the System On, With Points Open (Bypassing Points) .... 16
Viewing Alarm Memory ............................................................................. 17
Resetting the System ................................................................................ 18
Selecting Watch Tone .............................................................................. 19
Selecting Watch Points ............................................................................ 20
Checking System Troubles ...................................................................... 21
Changing Passcodes ................................................................................ 22
Step Outside ............................................................................................... 23
Exit Only ........................................................................................................ 24
Silencing the Trouble Tone ...................................................................... 25
Show Passcode Types ............................................................................. 26
Change Passcode Type ........................................................................... 27
Change Other Users’ Passcodes .......................................................... 28
System Test ................................................................................................. 29
Security System Limitations .................................................................... 30
Fire Safety and Evacuation ...................................................................... 31
Security System Glossary ........................................................................ 32
Maintenance and Service ......................................................................... 33
How to Clean the keypad ........................................................................ 33
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About This User’s Guide
This user’s guide shows you how to use and maintain your security
system. It covers basic system functions, such as turning the system on
and off.
The functions described in this guide are programmed by your security
company. Some of them may not be included in your system. Some of
the functions covered may require you to enter your personal passcode.
Introduction
Your system helps to secure life, property, and investments against fire,
theft, and bodily harm. It consists of a keypad (or keypads), sensors
(such as motion detectors or devices located on doors and windows),
and other sensing devices designed to detect the presence of smoke or
combustion. Each of these devices is connected to a sophisticated
electronic “brain,” which processes all events registered by the system.
Control of your security system is achieved through the keypad, which
offers a variety of basic and advanced features. Its function, versatility,
and ease of operation make it ideal for home or office. The keypad is
tailored to meet your individual needs. Moreover, it has been designed
with you, the user, in mind.
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Security System Basics
What is a Point?
A “point” is a detection device, or group of devices connected to your
security system. The keypad shows point status through the lights
numbered 1 to 8 on the keypad display. Each point can represent a
single door, window, motion sensor, smoke detector, or other detection
device.
What is a “Faulted” Point?
When a point (such as a door or window) is closed, it is said to be
“normal.” When the door or window is open, the point is said to be
“faulted,” or not normal. When you turn your system on, you will
usually want all of the points in your system to be normal. You can turn
your system on with faulted points by using the Bypassing Points (on
page 16) procedure.
The keypad shows faulted points by lighting the point status display
(numbered one through eight).
Are All Points the Same?
No. There are two basic types of points, Controlled and 24-hour.
SYSTEM STATUS LIGHTS
ALL
PART
OK
POINT STATUS
FUNCTION KEYS
TEST
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
RESET
1
On No Delay
2
3
5
6
CHECK
4
WATCH
ALL ON
7
8
9
PART ON
0
A
CLEAR
B
C
*
SOUNDER
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Controlled Points
Controlled points respond to alarm conditions depending upon whether
the system is turned on or turned off. They are programmed to either
respond instantly to alarm conditions or to provide a delay for you to
reach the keypad and turn the system off. Various controlled points may
be located throughout your house. When you turn your system on, you
can turn on all controlled points (All On) or just some of the controlled
points (Part On).
All On
When you turn your system All On, you are turning on all controlled
points, both interior (motion detectors) and exterior (doors and
windows of the building).
Part On
When you turn your system Part On, you are turning on a portion of the
controlled points. The particular points included in this portion are
determined by your alarm company. Part points may include only the
exterior (doors and windows) of your system, or the points on the first
floor of a two-story house. Check with your security company to learn
which points are Part points.
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24-Hour Points
24-hour points are always on, even when the system is turned off. There
are two types of 24-hour points: Fire and Non-Fire points.
Fire Points
Fire points only monitor fire detection devices, such as smoke detectors.
They are always on and cannot be turned off.
Non-Fire 24-Hour Points
Non-fire points are always on and cannot be turned off.
Keypad Keys
Your keypad has fifteen keys. These keys perform various functions, as
described below.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Each of the numeric keys performs a different function. For a
description of each, refer to the section of this guide that describes the
various system functions.
[CLEAR]
Use the [CLEAR] key to exit any function and start over.
[A]
A special function may be assigned to this key by your security company.
For your system, this key_________________________.
[B]
A special function may be assigned to this key by your security company.
For your system, this key_________________________.
[C]
A special function may be assigned to this key by your security company.
For your system, this key_________________________.
[∗]
This key is not used.
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Keypad Lights
The keypad uses lights to indicate various conditions, such as whether
your system is on or off, the status of protective points, whether there is
a system trouble, and whether there is an alarm.
Light
Function
On
Lights when the system is All or Part On. Flashes during
exit delay and when an alarm occurs
No Delay
Lights when the system is All or Part On without entry or
exit delay. Flashes during Step Outside function.
1 to 8
Point lights show the status of each point. When a point
light is on steadily, that point was turned on. When the
point light is blinking, the point is faulted. When the point
light is flashing, an alarm is indicated.
All
Lights when the system is All On. When the system is off,
the All light comes on when all points are ready to turn on
(no doors or windows are open). Blinks when turning All
On with door or windows open.
Part
Lights when the system is Part On. When the system is off,
lights when Part points are ready to turn on. Flashes when
changing passcodes.
OK
Flashes when an alarm occurs. Blinks when there is system
trouble.
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Keypad Tones
Your keypad emits several distinct tones and flashes keypad lights to
alert you to system events. Additional bells or sirens may also be
connected to your system. Bells or sirens mounted on the exterior of
your premises alert neighbors to emergencies and provide an audible
guide for police and fire fighters.
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1.
Fire Alarm Tone: When a fire point activates, the keypad
repeatedly emits a warble tone that is on for 1 sec., then briefly
off.
2.
Burglary Alarm Tone: When a burglary point activates while
your system is turned on, your keypad emits a continuous
warble tone. The tone sounds for the time set by your security
company.
3.
Trouble Tone: When a system component is not functioning
properly, your keypad repeatedly emits a warble tone that is on
briefly, followed by a pause, followed by the warble tone. If the
problem is with a point, the system display indicates which point
is faulted.
4.
Keypress Tone: Pressing any key on the keypad sounds a short
pip, indicating that the entry is accepted.
5.
Entry Delay Tone: When you enter the premises through a point
programmed for entry delay, the keypad emits a repeating short
beep, long beep tone to remind you to turn off your system. If
the system is not turned off before the entry delay expires, an
alarm report may be sent to your alarm company.
6.
Exit Delay Tone: After you turn your system on, the keypad
emits an intermittent beep tone and counts down the exit delay
time. If you do not exit before the delay time expires, and an exit
delay door is faulted, an alarm occurs.
7.
Error Tone: If you press an incorrect key, your keypad emits an
error tone to indicate an invalid entry. The error tone is the same
warble tone as the trouble tone, but it is not repeated.
8.
OK Tone: Indicates that a keypad entry is accepted; for example,
that a correct passcode was entered. The keypad emits a single,
high-pitched beep tone for 1 second.
9.
Watch Tone: The keypad emits a tone to alert you when any
watched point is faulted. The tone varies in duration, depending
upon the watch tone selected (see Selecting Watch Tone on page
19).
System Events
Your system responds to four types of events. If more than one event
occurs, your system sorts them into one of four groups. The groups
(highest priority first) are: Fire Alarms, Burglary Alarms, Fire Troubles,
and Non-Fire Troubles.
Fire Alarms
Fire alarms are the highest priority events. When a fire point activates,
your keypad repeatedly emits a warble tone that is on for one second,
then briefly off. Evacuate all occupants and investigate for smoke or fire.
Ensure that all occupants know the difference between the burglary tone
and the fire tone. The tone sounds for the time set by your security
company.
The keypad lights the point lights of the points that go into alarm.
Burglary Alarms
Burglary alarms are the second priority. When a burglary point activates
while your system is turned on, your keypad emits a constant warble
tone. The tone sounds for the time set by your security company.
The keypad lights the point lights of the points that go into alarm.
Fire Trouble Events
When a fire trouble (such as a loose wire) occurs, your keypad repeatedly
emits a trouble tone, which is a warble tone that is on briefly, then
followed by a pause, followed by the warble tone.
The keypad display blinks the OK light to indicate the presence of
system trouble. See Checking System Troubles (on page 21) to determine
the nature of the trouble.
Non-Fire Trouble Events
When a trouble event such as a power failure occurs, your keypad
repeatedly emits a trouble tone, which is a warble tone that is on briefly,
followed by a pause, followed by the warble tone.
The keypad display blinks the OK light to indicate the presence of a
system trouble. See Checking System Troubles (on page 21) to determine
the nature of the trouble.
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How Your System Reports Alarms
Your security system may be programmed to automatically disconnect
your telephones when sending reports to your security company. Once
the report is completed, your security system returns the telephones to
normal operation (check with your security company).
Your system makes repeated attempts to send reports to your security
company. In the event your system fails to report, the keypad signals a
system trouble. Follow the (Checking System Troubles on page 21)
procedure.
Note:
If your telephone service is interrupted, your security system
cannot send reports to your security company unless it has an
alternate means of transmitting them.
Silencing Alarms
When there is an alarm, the alarm tone sounds and the point or points
in alarm light up. If you enter your passcode before the system dials your
alarm company, the alarm is canceled.
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1.
When an alarm occurs, the OK light and point lights (1 through
8) flash. For example if point 4 produces the alarm event, then
point 4 flashes:
2.
Enter your passcode to silence the alarm. If you enter your
passcode before the system dials your alarm company, the alarm
is canceled and the OK light stops flashing. If the OK light
continues to flash, an alarm report was sent to your alarm
company.
3.
Use Viewing Alarm Memory (on page 17) to review the points
that caused the alarm. Use Resetting The System (on page 18) to
reset the OK light and clear alarm memory.
Turning the System Off
You turn off your security system by entering your personal passcode.
When the system is on, you must enter through a designated entry door
to prevent an instant alarm condition. Opening a designated door starts
entry delay time and the keypad emits a pulsing beep tone to remind
you to turn the system off. Enter your passcode before the delay time
expires to turn the system off.
If you enter through the wrong door or fail to turn the system off before
the entry delay time expires, you may cause an alarm. If this happens,
silence the alarm (by entering your personal passcode) and call your
security company to let them know that it is not an emergency situation.
1.
When the system is on, the On light is lit. If the system is All On,
the All light is lit.
If the system is Part On, the On and Part lights are lit.
2.
Enter your passcode to turn the system off. The keypad emits the
OK tone.
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Turning the System All On
Use this function to turn on the entire system. Once you press the [9]
key, exit delay time starts to count down. You should leave before exit
delay time expires. Leaving after exit delay expires causes an alarm
event.
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1.
Make sure all points are normal (not faulted). Press the [9] key.
The display shows:
2.
If all points are normal, exit delay time begins. You should leave
now. If your system has a faulted point, its point light blinks. You
should return the point to normal, or refer to Bypassing Points
(on page 16).
3.
During exit delay, you may stop the system from turning on by
pressing [CLEAR].
4.
When exit delay time expires, the keypad beeps three times, and
the system turns on.
5.
To turn the system off, enter your personal passcode.
Turning the System All On, with No Delay
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
Use this function to turn on the entire system, both All and Part without
entry or exit delays.
This function is useful when you stay home and you want your system
on.
1.
Make sure all points are normal. Press the [9] key twice.
2.
If all points are normal, the display shows the following for 3 sec.
and the keypad beeps three times. If your system has faulted
points, you should return them to normal, or refer to Bypassing
Points (on page 16).
3.
After 3 sec. the system turns on. Notice that the No Delay light is
on.
4.
To turn the system off, enter your personal passcode.
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Turning On Part of the System (Part On)
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
Part On turns on only a part of your system, leaving the rest of the
system turned off. Refer to the Point Identification section of your
keypad’s reference card to identify Part points. Once you press the [0]
key, exit delay time starts to count down. You should leave before exit
delay time expires. Leaving after exit delay expires causes an alarm event.
Use Part On when you want part of your system turned on.
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1.
Make sure Part points are normal. In this example, points 5, 6, 7,
and 8 are Part points. Press the [0] key. The display shows:
2.
If all Part points are normal, exit delay time begins. If your
system has faulted points, you should return them to normal, or
refer to Bypassing Points (on page 16).
3.
During exit delay, you may stop the system from turning on by
pressing [CLEAR].
4.
When exit delay time expires, the keypad beeps three times and
then the system turns on.
5.
To turn the system off, enter your personal passcode.
Turning the System Part On, with No Delay
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
Use this function to turn on Part of the system without entry or exit
delays.
1.
Make sure all points are normal. With your system’s display
showing, press the [0] key twice.
2.
If all points are normal, the display shows the following for 3 sec.
and the keypad beeps three times. If your system has faulted
points, you should return them to normal, or refer to Bypassing
Points (on page 16).
3.
After 3 sec. the system turns on.
4.
To turn the system off, enter your personal passcode.
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Turning the System On, with Points Open
(Bypassing Points)
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
Use this feature to selectively exclude points you do not wish to turn on
with the rest of the system. For example, you may wish to bypass the
patio door while turning on the remainder of the system.
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1.
Press the [9] or [0] key to turn the system All or Part On.
2.
If a point is faulted, the error tone sounds and the point light for
the faulted point blinks. In this example, point 5 is faulted.
3.
Press the key for the point you want to bypass. In this example,
you would press the [5] key. The point light goes off. The exit
tone starts when all faulted points are bypassed.
4.
If you bypass a point in error, press [CLEAR] and start over at
step 1.
5.
Exit now or turn the system on with no delay by pressing [9] or
[0] a second time.
6.
When exit delay time expires, the keypad beeps three times and
the system turns on. The All or Part light and OK light blink to
indicate that the system is on with points bypassed.
7.
Turning the system off clears all bypassed points.
Viewing Alarm Memory
After an alarm has been silenced and cleared from the display, you can
still review the points that were in alarm.
1.
Ensure the system is turned off (On light is off). If there was an
alarm, and the system dialed your alarm company, the OK light
flashes. If you cancelled the alarm by turning the system off
before it dialed your alarm company, the OK light will not flash.
2.
Press the [4] key. The following display shows that there are
alarms in memory:
3.
Press and hold the [6] key to view those points which were in
alarm. This display shows that there was an alarm on point 4:
Flash = Alarm
4.
On = Cancelled Alarm
Reset the system or turn the system on again to clear alarm
memory.
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Resetting the System
Use this feature to reset the system (including fire points) after an alarm
and to clear alarm memory. Resetting the system takes about 20 seconds.
The All, Part, and point lights go out during reset. If points do not reset,
the OK light continues to blink. Call your alarm company for help.
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1.
Ensure your system is off (On light is off).
2.
Press the [3] key and enter your passcode to begin the reset.
Resetting takes approximately 20 seconds. During reset, the
display shows the following:
3.
After the system is reset, the display returns to normal operation.
Selecting Watch Tone
Your system gives you the ability to watch points when it’s turned off,
meaning that it can be programmed to alert you to opened doors and
windows. For example, parents with small children may want a tone to
be sounded whenever a door or window is opened as a way of
monitoring the whereabouts of the kids.
Use this feature to set the type of response your system produces when a
watch point is faulted. For example, you can tell your system to blink a
light and sound a short tone whenever certain doors or windows are
opened. Use the Selecting Watch Points (on page 20) feature to specify
which points in your system are to be watched. To select a watch tone:
1.
Make sure the system is off (On light is off).
2.
Press the [7] key and enter your passcode. The display shows the
current watch tone selected. In this example, the current watch
tone setting is 1:
3.
Select the type of watch tone you want by pressing the indicated
digit:
4.
1
Blink point light, but sound no tone when points are
faulted.
2
Blink point light and sound a short tone when points are
faulted.
3
Blink point light and sound a tone until the [CLEAR] key
is pressed.
4
Blink point light and sound a tone until the point is
returned to normal (door or window is closed). Pressing
the [CLEAR] key also silences the tone.
When you have made your selection, press the [CLEAR] key to
return to the off display.
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Selecting Watch Points
Once you decide how your system responds to watched points (see
Selecting Watch Tone on page 19), you need to decide which points in
your system are to be watched. Use this feature to tell your system which
points to watch. You cannot watch fire points.
Choosing which points to watch depends upon your goals. If you have
small children, you may choose to watch points of entry and exit. Each
time a watch point is faulted (door or window is opened) the keypad
responds as programmed. For example, you can tell your system to
produce a short beep when a watch point is faulted (see Selecting Watch
Tone on page 19).
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1.
Make sure that your system is off (On light is off).
2.
Press the [8] key. The display shows all of the points that are
currently being watched. In this example, points 2, 3, and 4 are
currently watched points:
3.
To select or deselect watched points, you must enter your
passcode (Owner type required) after pressing the [8] key (Step
2).
4.
You may select and deselect watch points by pressing keys. Key
[1] for point 1 and so on. To select or deselect all points, press
[9].
5.
For instance, you could press keys [5], [6], [7], and [8], making
them watch points. The display would show:
6.
You may continue to select or deselect as many watch points as
are available. When you are finished, press the [CLEAR] key to
return to the off display.
Checking System Troubles
Your system emits a trouble tone and blinks the OK light to alert you to
system trouble events, such as low batteries. Use this feature to learn
what is causing the trouble and what steps to take to correct it.
1.
Make sure your system is off (On light is off). If there is a system
trouble, the Trouble tone sounds and the OK light blinks.
2.
Press the [4] key. Lights 1 through 6 may turn on, depending on
the nature of the trouble. The following explains the meaning of
the lights:
3.
Light
What It Means
1
Fire-Point Trouble. Hold the [1] key to see which
points are in trouble.
2
Non-Fire Point Trouble. Hold the [2] key to see which
points are in trouble.
3
Power Trouble. Power to the system is off. System is
operating on battery only.
4
Communication Fail. Check the telephone line.
5
Service Required. Call your alarm company.
6
Alarm Memory. Hold the [6] key to view the points
that were in alarm.
Pressing the [CLEAR] key returns the system to the off display.
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Changing Passcodes
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
This feature lets you change your personal passcode at any time, without
assistance from your alarm company. It is recommended that you write
down your old passcode and the new one before you begin.
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1.
Make sure your system is off (On light is off).
2.
Press the [5] key. The OK tone sounds and the display changes
to:
3.
Enter your current passcode. The Part light begins to flash and
the display shows your user number. In this example, the user
number is 4:
4.
Entered a new passcode with the same number of digits as your
old passcode. If the error tone sounds, go back to step 1 and try a
different new passcode.
5.
Enter your new passcode again. The OK tone sounds and the
system leaves the change passcode mode. If the error tone
sounds, start over.
Step Outside
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
Use the Step Outside feature to temporarily turn off protection to an
entrance door (or doors) when your system is On with No Delay. You
can exit and reenter without turning your system off.
Use this feature to pick up the newspaper or to take the dog out. Once
you come back inside, simply press the [CLEAR] key to reactivate
protection to the door.
1.
The system must be all or part on with no delay.
2.
Press the [CLEAR] key. The exit delay tone starts, and the display
shows the following. In this example, the system was turned All
On with No Delay:
3.
When you come back inside, simple press [CLEAR] to return the
door to the system. The system returns to its previous state.
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Exit Only
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
The Exit Only feature allows you to exit the premises when the system is
On with No Delay. After exit delay expires, the door is returned to the
system so that opening the door causes an alarm. You may, for example,
use the Exit Only feature when you are going out but your family is
staying home, saving you the trouble of having to turn the system off
and then on again.
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1.
The system must be all or part on with no delay.
2.
Press the [CLEAR] key. The exit delay tone starts, and the display
shows the following. In this example, the system was turned All
On with No Delay:
3.
Leave through the designated entry/exit delay door. After exit
delay expires, the door is returned to the system.
Silencing the Trouble Tone
The trouble tone sounds and the OK light blinks when there is system
trouble, such as low batteries cause system troubles.
1.
When there is system trouble, the trouble tone sounds and the
OK light blinks.
2.
Press the [CLEAR] key to silence the trouble tone.
3.
Use Checking System Troubles (press [4]) to discover the origin of
the system trouble.
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Show Passcode Types
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
This feature requires a passcode.
Use this feature to find out which passcode type is currently assigned to
each of the users of your system. Passcode types are shown on lights 1
through 8. User one is light 1 and so on. See Change Passcode Type, on
page 27, for a description of passcode types.
1.
Make sure that the system is turned off.
2.
Press the [6] key. The point lights (1 through 8) come on,
showing the current passcode type for users 1 through 8.
3.
Light status indicates passcode type:
4.
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Flash (fast blink)
Owner Type
Blink (slow blink)
User Type
On
One-Time Type
Off
Disabled passcodes and One-Time
passcodes that have been used
once to turn the system off.
Press [CLEAR] to return to the off display.
Change Passcode Type
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
This feature allows those with Owner type passcodes to change the
passcode type for each of the users in the system. You cannot change
your own passcode type.
Passcodes can be one of three types: Owner, User, or One-Time.
• Owner: Re-configure how the system responds to “watched”
points. In addition, the Owner passcode can be used to change
other users’ type and passcodes.
• User: Given to most users of the system, and allow all but owner
functions to be performed.
• One-Time: Disarm the system one time only. You can give them
to temporary users, such as housekeepers or service workers.
1.
Make sure that the system is turned off.
2.
Press the [6] key. The point lights (1 through 8) come on,
showing the current passcode type for users 1 through 8.
3.
Enter your passcode. (Owner Type required).
4.
Press keys [1] through [8] to toggle passcode types. Key 1 for
User one and so on. For example, if light 3 is blinking (User
Type), pressing key [3] changes the passcode type for User three
to One Time. Light 3 changes from blink to on.
Pressing [3] again toggles the passcode to the Disabled Type, as
indicated by the light, which turns off. Pressing [3] a third time
changes the passcode to the Owner type, as indicated by the fast
blinking light. To remove a passcode, change its type to disabled.
5.
When you are finished, press [CLEAR] to return to the off
display.
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Change Other Users’ Passcodes
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
This feature allows those with Owner type passcodes to change the
passcodes of system users.
1.
Press key [6] to enter Show User Mode.
2.
Enter your passcode. (Owner type required.)
3.
Press [0].
The Part light begins flashing. You are now in Owner Passcode
Change Mode.
4.
Enter the number of the passcode you want to change (1
through 8).
5.
Enter a new passcode with the same number of digits as your
passcode.
The OK tone sounds.
If the error tone sounds, go to step 4. Try a different passcode.
6.
Enter the new passcode again.
The OK tone sounds. Go to step 4 to change another passcode or
step 7 to continue.
If the error tone sounds, return to step 4. Be sure to enter the
same passcode in steps 5 and 6.
7.
After changing a passcode you should check its user type.
Press [Clear] once to go back to Show User mode.
8.
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Press [Clear] a second time to exit the Passcode Change mode.
System Test
I have this feature.
I do not have this feature.
This feature helps to ensure that your system is operating properly. Be
sure to contact your security company before you begin.
1.
Make sure the system is turned off.
2.
Press the [1] key and enter your passcode (Owner type
required).
3.
If your passcode is valid, the system test begins.
4.
When the test finishes, the system returns to the off display.
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Security System Limitations
Not even the most advanced security system can guarantee protection
against burglary, fire, or environmental threats. All security systems are
subject to possible compromise or failure-to-warn for a variety of
reasons including, but not limited to, the following:
• If sirens or horns are placed outside the hearing range of people
in remote areas of the building or in areas which are frequently
closed off, they do not provide the intended protection.
• If intruders gain access through unprotected points of entry, the
system does not detect their entrance.
• If intruders have the technical means of bypassing, jamming, or
disconnecting all or part of the system, they are not detected.
• If the AC power supply is off and the backup battery is either
missing or dead, sensors do not detect intrusion.
• Smoke detectors cannot detect smoke in chimneys, walls, or
roofs, or smoke blocked by a closed door. They may not detect
smoke or fire on a level of the building different from the one on
which they are located. Smoke detectors may not be able to warn
in time about fires started by explosions, improper storage of
flammables, overloaded electrical circuits, or other types of
hazardous conditions.
• If phone lines are out of service, reports from the security system
to the security company cannot be sent. Telephone lines are
vulnerable to compromise by several means.
Inadequate maintenance and failure to test are the most common causes
of alarm failure. It is strongly recommended that you test your system
once a week to be sure that all system components are working properly.
Although having a security system may make you eligible for reduced
insurance premiums, the system is no substitute for insurance. Warning
devices cannot compensate you for loss of life or property.
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Fire Safety and Evacuation
Residential fire is a leading cause of accidental death. Most fire related
deaths occur at night when occupants suffocate in their sleep from
smoke and toxic gases, rather than from burns. To help reduce this risk,
implement the following program:
1.
Minimize fire hazards. Smoking in bed, cleaning with flammable
liquids such as gasoline, leaving children home alone, and using
unsafe holiday decorations are some of the common causes of
household fire.
2.
Install a fire alarm system. The
primary purpose of this system is to
protect lives by giving the earliest
possible warning of danger.
3.
A smoke detector (indicated in the
figure by an inverted “s” in a circle)
should be provided to protect each
sleeping area in a home.
4.
Practice an escape plan. Because there may be very little time
between detection of a fire and the time it becomes deadly, it is
important that every member of the family understand how to
quickly evacuate according to the plan.
Plan both primary and alternate escape
routes. Since stairwells and hallways may
be blocked during a fire, exiting through a
bedroom window must be a part of the
escape plan. If the sleeping area is above
the ground floor, install a means of safely
descending outside the building if one
does not already exist.
As a part of this plan, all family
members should arrange to meet
at a location away from the house
(such as a neighbor’s house) so you
know that everyone is accounted
for.
If it is determined the alarm was accidentally sounded, the bell should
be silenced, the detectors reset, and your security company notified
immediately that there is no emergency situation.
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Security System Glossary
All On - Turns on all of the points in the system.
Burglary Alarm Tone - Constant warble tone.
Bypass - Selectively removes points from the security system
temporarily.
Central Station - Facility where trained personnel monitor your security
system 24 hours a day. Your security system may be programmed to
contact the central station during alarm conditions, enabling central
station personnel to dispatch the proper authorities.
Entry Delay - A programmed delay of the system alarm response that
allows you to enter the building (through the entry door) to turn your
system off. If you don’t turn the system off before the delay time expires,
the system begins an alarm response which may include reports to the
central station.
Error Tone - Same warble tone as the trouble tone, but it is not repeated.
Exit Delay - Programmed delay of system alarm response that allows
you to exit after turning the system on. If you don’t exit before the delay
time expires, entry delay begins. You must turn the system off. If you
don’t turn the system off before the delay time expires, the system begins
an alarm response which may include reports to the central station.
Faulted Point - Point that is not normal (a door or window is open).
Fire Alarm Tone - Warble tone that is on for 1 sec., then briefly off
(repeatedly).
Flashing Light - Rapidly blinking light.
No Delay - Turns the system on without entry or exit delay.
Part On - Turns on part of the points in the system.
Point - Detection device, or group of devices connected to your security
system. Points display individually at the keypad on lights 1 through 8.
Trouble - Service condition that needs to be corrected, such as a broken
wire.
Trouble Tone - Warble tone that is on briefly, then followed by a pause,
followed by the warble tone (repeatedly).
Blinking Light - Slowly blinking light.
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Maintenance and Service
This security system requires very little maintenance: however, you
should test the system weekly to ensure it works properly. A test schedule
and maintenance program can be arranged. If you notice a change in
operation during normal use or testing, call for service as soon as
possible. Do not attempt to repair the control panel, keypads, or
detectors yourself.
How to Clean the keypad
If your keypad gets dirty, apply a household glass cleaner to a clean cloth
or paper towel and wipe the surface. Do not spray any liquid directly
onto the keypad. It could run inside the case and damage electrical
circuits.
YOUR ALARM COMPANY IS
CALL BEFORE TEST_______________________
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