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Falcon Access Control System
Installation and Operation Manual
Revision 3.1 - May 16, 2000
PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
8271 E. Gelding Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 991-1259
www.ptiaccess.com
WARNING: This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions manual, may cause interference to radio communications.
It has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
computing device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC rules, which
are designed to provide reasonable protection against such
interference when operated in a commercial environment. Operation of
this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in
which case the user at his/her own expense will be required to take
whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.
NOTICE TO INSTALLERS AND SYSTEM OWNERS/OPERATORS:
Reliable equipment operation is dependent upon noise free
uninterrupted sources of power. The PTI Falcon battery back-up
feature is provided primarily to preserve the integrity of the memory
database and operation of the PTI Falcon system. This will not
guarantee operation of the gate motor or door actuator for emergency
ingress/egress in the event of a power loss or equipment failure. It is
the sole responsibility of the purchaser to provide for and facilitate
manual non-electrical emergency means of exit in the event of a power
failure. Contact your local dealer/installer for options and availability.
From the President...
Dear Customer,
Thank you for choosing PTI quality and reliability for your access control
needs. The PTI Falcon has been specifically designed for your needs and will
provide you with years of reliable service.
Before beginning your venture into this new technological approach to
customer service, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself and your staff
with the contents of this manual. It will soon become quite simple for you to
understand the simple operation of the Falcon system as well as the options
available to you.
If you have purchased the basic Falcon package, I am pleased to tell you
that all PTI options are available to you as your needs as well as your customers
needs change and grow. PTI offers a full range of options including, Personal
Computer Interface for operating in conjunction with Management Software, Door
Alarms for each individual unit, VGA quality custom designed graphics specifically
written to exemplify your facility, Keypad Intercoms as well as PTI's exclusive
CodeXpress Card Access Option.
Most importantly is your choice of company. PTI has been designing and
manufacturing access control and security equipment for over 20 years. Our
dedication to customer support has always been our #1 concern. This is an
invaluable tool to you and your installer as you move into the world of Access
Control Electronics.
Once again I thank you for your choice and welcome you and your staff to
our family of customers.
Lance Comstock
President
Table Of Contents
1.
2.
3.
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
4.
4.1
4.1.1
4.1.1.1
4.1.1.2
4.1.1.3
4.1.1.4
4.1.2
4.1.3
4.1.4
4.2
4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
4.2.3
4.2.3.1
4.2.3.2
4.2.4
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.2.7
4.2.8
4.2.9
4.2.10
4.2.11
4.2.12
4.3
4.3.1
Introduction ..................................................................................... 8
Getting Started................................................................................ 9
Equipment Overview..................................................................... 10
The Base Unit .............................................................................. 10
The Remote Keypad..................................................................... 11
The Remote Keypad with Intercom............................................... 11
The CodeXpress Card Reader ..................................................... 11
Relay Board .................................................................................. 12
2-Channel Relay board\Wiegand device adaptor ......................... 12
Accessories .................................................................................. 14
Individual Door Alarms.................................................................. 14
PTI Security Graphics for DOS ..................................................... 15
PTI Site Graphics for Windows ..................................................... 16
Falcon 2000 Access Management software ................................. 17
Installation..................................................................................... 18
Remote Keypad Installation .......................................................... 18
Wiring ........................................................................................... 19
Recommended Wire Type ............................................................ 19
Installation and Hookup of Wiring ................................................. 19
Typical Wiring Scheme ................................................................. 20
Typical Wiring Scheme continued................................................. 21
Keypad Switches .......................................................................... 22
Testing the Keypad....................................................................... 23
Using the PTI Access System Remote Access Points.................. 24
Individual Door Alarm Installation ................................................. 25
Multiplexer Box Installation ........................................................... 25
Door switch Wiring Methods ......................................................... 26
Method 1 – Common Ground ....................................................... 26
Method 2 – End of Line Ground.................................................... 27
Method 3 – Conventional Two Wire.............................................. 28
Roll Up Door Magnet and Switch Installation................................ 29
Method 1 – Brace Mounted Switch Bracket.................................. 29
Method 2 – Track Mounted Switch Bracket .................................. 30
Door Alarm (Multiplexer) Board Layout......................................... 31
Door Switch Cable Termination .................................................... 31
Typical Power and Communication Door Alarm Wiring ................ 32
Typical Power and Communication Door Alarm Wiring Continued 33
Multiplexer Box Switches .............................................................. 34
Mux and Channel Hookup List...................................................... 34
Testing the Alarm Wiring .............................................................. 37
Testing the Multiplexer Communication........................................ 37
Creating the alarm.alm File........................................................... 38
Remote Relay Board Installation .................................................. 39
Relay Board Layout ...................................................................... 40
4.4
4.5
4.6
5.
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
5.11
5.12
5.13
5.14
5.15
5.16
5.17
5.18
5.18.1
5.19
5.20
5.21
5.22
5.23
5.24
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
11.1
11.2
11.3
12.
13.
14.
2-Channel Relay\Wiegand Board Installation ............................... 41
Falcon Base Unit Installation ........................................................ 42
Security Graphics Installation ....................................................... 43
Programming ................................................................................ 44
Function #1 – Set Time / Date ...................................................... 45
Function #2 – Set Time Zone........................................................ 46
Function #3 – Set Holidays ........................................................... 47
Function #4 – Vacate a Unit.......................................................... 48
Function #5 – Rent a Unit ............................................................. 49
Function #6 – Delete a Unit .......................................................... 52
Function #7 – Set Contrast Code.................................................. 53
Function #8 – Print Reports .......................................................... 54
Function #9 – Save to Tape.......................................................... 56
Function #10 – Load From Tape................................................... 57
Function #11 – Open Entrance ..................................................... 58
Function #12 – Clear Alarms ........................................................ 59
Function #13 – Alarm Controls ..................................................... 60
Function #14 – Control Options .................................................... 62
Function #15 – Adjust Contrast..................................................... 64
Function #16 – Update Graphics .................................................. 65
Function #17 – Program Version .................................................. 66
Function #18 – Set Up Remotes................................................... 67
Set Up Remotes Flow Chart ......................................................... 68
Function #19 – Set Up Elevators .................................................. 69
Function #20 – Set Up Lighting or Relay Zones ........................... 70
Function #21 – Clear Remotes ..................................................... 71
Function #22 – Clear Elevators..................................................... 71
Function #23 – Clear Lighting Zones ............................................ 71
Function #24 – Clear Users On Site ............................................. 71
Function 1000 - Factory Setup Menu............................................ 72
Function 1002 - Communications Loop Back Test ....................... 77
Index............................................................................................. 78
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 80
Notes ............................................................................................ 85
Specifications................................................................................ 86
Base Unit Specifications ............................................................... 86
Remote Keypad Specifications ..................................................... 86
Alarm Multiplexer / Relay Board Specifications ............................ 86
Warranty ....................................................................................... 87
Return Material Authorization Policy............................................. 89
Service / Maintenance Log ........................................................... 91
1. Introduction
The PTI Falcon is a multi-point access control system capable of hosting an
unlimited number of remote keypads or door alarm controllers. Multiple building
sections are supported with multiple units per section. In addition, units may be
subdivided with a subsection designation. Each unit may be classified into one of
eight different access zones, which allows specified entry hours and entry points.
Access zone hours may be specified separately for each day of the week and
holidays. Up to thirty-two preprogrammed holiday dates are also supported. Any
individual unit code may be locked out with a few simple keystrokes. All access
activity is logged on a standard computer style printer using standard paper. When
used with the optional door alarm system, all door activity is also logged. The PTI
Falcon also has built-in rechargeable batteries that allow the programming unit to
remain completely operational during a power failure. The simple menu driven
programming is easily mastered using the thirty- two character alphanumeric
display.
The PTI Falcon contains an optional RS232C serial interface that allows the unit to
be completely programmed and controlled by a Personal Computer. The PTI
Falcon is capable of interfacing to most major Self Storage management software
packages. PTI Remote Management software allows total control of the PTI Falcon
system by telephone from any remote location.
The PTI Falcon also supports a complete individual door alarm system. Unlike
many competitive systems, the battery backup option allows the PTI Falcon to
provide reliable alarm operation even hours after a complete power failure.
The PTI remote keypad contains a backlit silicone rubber booted keypad which is
highly weather resistant and a backlit wide temperature liquid crystal display
capable of displaying thirty two characters of alphanumeric data. The keypad unit
can be used in total darkness with no exterior lighting required. The unique display
allows the customer to be given instructions on how to use the keypad as well as a
reason for denial in the case of customer lockout. Keypad options include a built-in
intercom speaker, a built-in security camera, and a built-in card reader, which
allows the customer to gain access by using one of his own magnetic stripe credit
cards.
All exterior units are made of an all aluminum weather tight enclosure with stainless
steel inserts and screws, resulting in an industrial rather than commercial grade
product.
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2. Getting Started
Following the checklist below will help you in incorporating the Falcon system into
your business operation. Once the installation has been completed your are then
able to begin programming the Falcon with the customer data either through the
Falcon Base Unit keypad or through the use of your Software Management
program or our windows based Falcon 2000 program. If you have purchased a
Software Package for your facility, it is still highly recommended that you learn the
process of programming at the Falcon Base Unit in the event your Personal
Computer is not available to make important changes or transactions. Please note
that in the event of a complete power failure, this checklist will be a valuable tool in
re-starting the system. Keep it handy!
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Take a few moments and read the manual so that you will be relatively
familiar with the Falcon system. It may not be completely clear at first but
that is O.K., you will learn easily as you go.
Complete the questionnaire in the Troubleshooting Section (Page 46).
Collect your customer files with the customers building section, unit number
and access code available (Door Alarm Users will also need to know which
Remote Unit {Multiplexer} each user is assigned to as well as which door). If
some customers have extended entry hour privileges, have that available
also.
Insure that the RS485 cable, printer cable and 120V power cable are
plugged into the Falcon Base Unit.
Users operating a Management Software Package insure that the RS232C
Cable is plugged into the appropriate connector on the Falcon Base Unit as
well as the serial port of your PC. (you must use the special RS-232 cable
supplied by PTI)
Power up your Remote Keypad Units, CodeXpress Card Readers, and Door
Alarm Multiplexers.
Turn on your Falcon Base Unit. Users operating Management Software may
continue from this point in accordance with your Software manufacturers
specifications.
Set the Time and Date.
Set the Access Zone Hours.
Designate Holidays.
Begin entering your customers.
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3. Equipment Overview
3.1 The Base Unit
The Base Unit serves as the main programming console for the PTI Falcon
access control system. The picture to
the right shows the front view of the PTI
Falcon Base Unit.
At the top of the unit there is a two line
liquid crystal display. When the display
is not being used for programming it will
display the current date and time. The
unit contains a keypad in a standard
telephone arrangement. Often during
programming, you will be asked a "Yes
or No" question. When responding, the "*" key indicates "No" and the "#" key
indicates "Yes". If you make a mistake when entering data, the "*" key can also be
used to backup or rubout one character at a time. When the correct data has been
keyed in, the "#" key serves as the <Enter> key to save the data.
This is the rear view of the PTI
Falcon Base Unit. The left most
connector (RS485) is a 9-pin
female connector and connects
to the remote keypads and
other remote devices. If door
alarms are in use, the alarm
relay contacts are also present
on this connector. The center connector is a 9-pin male connector for the RS232C
serial port. This is for connecting a computer with the PTI interface cable. The long
connector on the right is a twenty-five pin female which connects a standard
parallel Dot Matrix printer to the PTI Falcon. Next to the connectors are the fuse
holder and power line connector.
WARNING: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, NEVER REMOVE OR INSERT
THE FUSE WITHOUT FIRST UNPLUGGING THE PTI FALCON BASE UNIT
FROM THE POWER OUTLET! ALWAYS UNPLUG THE POWER CORD FROM
THE WALL OUTLET FIRST, BEFORE UNPLUGGING THE CORD FROM THE
BACK OF THE FALCON. ALWAYS PLUG THE POWER CORD INTO THE
BACK OF THE PTI FALCON BEFORE PLUGGING THE OTHER END INTO A
WALL OUTLET.
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3.2 The Remote Keypad
A PTI Falcon access control system may contain
multiple remote keypads such as the one illustrated
on the right. The number of remote keypads will
depend on the number of entry points you wish to
control at the property.
The Remote Keypad unit contains a silicon rubber
booted keypad in a typical telephone style
arrangement. The keypad contains LED's behind
the rubber boot to light the keypad for night use.
These lights are continuously on, although they are
not bright enough to be seen in daylight. The
Remote Keypad unit also contains a liquid crystal
display (LCD). The display is fully alphanumeric
which allows complete text to be displayed rather
than just numbers. The LCD also contains an LED
panel behind it for nighttime viewing. This light comes on when the "*" key is
pressed on the keypad to begin a transaction. The housing for all PTI keypads and
card readers are all aluminum to resist rusting. To use the Remote Keypad to
access the property simply press the star key (*) then your access code and then
the pound key (#).
3.3 The Remote Keypad with Intercom
The Remote Keypad with built in intercom can be
used at any access point on the property and gives
your customers quick access to the site manager if
they have any questions or problems.
3.4 The CodeXpress Card Reader
The PTI CodeXpress card reader access control
allows the operator to provide card access for the
user without carrying the responsibility of purchasing,
renting and recouping cards for the facility. PTI carries
a pre-programmed magnetic stripe card for those
facilities that would like to keep a stock of preprogrammed cards for their customers. PTI
recommends asking the customer to select a card
within their possession that has a magnetic stripe to
be used as their access control card for your property.
Assure the customer that the disclosure of the
account number on the card is not at risk because the system software
mathematically changes the account number into a code usable with the Falcon.
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Most cards with a magnetic stripe will work. The code corresponding to the card
must be entered into the Falcon as the customer's access code.
To determine the code for a particular card, insert the card chosen for access into
the card reader. The Falcon will print a code (unknown code 8476537876) that
represents that card. Take the number from the printout and enter it as the access
code for the desired unit. The customer can also use the keypad for access if they
use the code produced by their card if they choose.
3.5 Relay Board
The PTI 8-channel relay board has 8 Form C relay
outputs on it and can be used to control a variety
of devices. Some examples are elevators, lights
and perimeter beams. This board also has 8 door
alarm channels on it. The PTI 8-channel relay
board contains a four digit LCD in the upper left
corner of the circuit board for diagnostic messages
that are displayed on a continuous basis.
3.6 2-Channel Relay board\Wiegand device adaptor
The PTI 2-channel relay board can also be used to
control elevators, lights, perimeter beams and
many other relay controlled devices. This board
also has an input for access devices that obey the
Wiegand communications protocol.
Some
examples of these devices are: Proximity card
readers, Retinal scanners and thumb print
identifiers with many more devices to come in the
future.
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Connecting Cables
The PTI Falcon requires a few connecting cables for
proper operation. When installation is complete and
you are ready to turn on the system, the female end
of the power cord will plug into the power outlet on
the back of the PTI Falcon and the male end will
plug into a 120 VAC 60Hz outlet.
WARNING: TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD, NEVER PLUG THE MALE END OF
THE POWER CORD INTO A WALL OUTLET WITH THE FEMALE END
EXPOSED!
All of the remote keypads and other devices
communicate with the PTI Falcon through the
remote patch cord. This cord consists of a 9 pin
male connector that plugs into the PTI Falcon. A six
position terminal block is on the other end. The first
three connectors are for the field wiring from the
remote devices. The other three connectors are
relay contacts for use with the PTI door alarm
system.
Data +
Common
Data –
N.O. Relay
Relay Comm.
N.C. Relay
If you have purchased a printer for the PTI Falcon, it
will come with a standard computer style printer
cable. The printer cable has a twenty-five pin to 36pin male connector on each end. The 25-pin end
plugs into the printer connector on the back of the
base unit, and the other end plugs into the printer.
The PTI Falcon has a computer interface
for transferring information. The interface
cable will be similar to the one pictured to
the right. The PTI Falcon end of the cable
will have a nine pin female connector and
will plug into the nine pin serial port
connector on the back of the PTI Falcon
base unit. The other end of the cable will
have a 9 pin female connector for
connecting to the serial port on your computer. This interface port can also be
connected to an external modem for connecting to the PTI Falcon at a remote site.
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3.7 Accessories
The illustration on the right is a PTI gooseneck stand. This
stand is designed for the PTI remote keypad when it is used in
a drive up application. The keypad mounting plate contains a
wiring hole that allows the wire to be fed up through the stand
from underground conduit and three mounting holes that
match the keypad back plate mounting holes. The mounting
holes are tapped for an 8-32 machine screw. The bottom plate
of the gooseneck stand contains a center conduit hole and
four mounting holes arranged on 4-inch centers. There is a
cover plate which slides down over the bottom plate after
mounting to hide the mounting plate bolts.
It is highly recommended that the gooseneck stand be electrically grounded to
minimize the impact of lightning and static atmospheric charge on the keypad. It is
also recommended that the installer seal the conduit hole inside the stand to
prevent moisture from entering the Remote Keypad Unit.
PTI offers two versions of the gooseneck stand with 12” and 21” offsets.
A wall mounted stand is also available.
3.8 Individual Door Alarms
The PTI Falcon supports the use of PTI individual
door alarms. PTI door alarms require the use of
door alarm multiplexer (mux) boxes, such as the
one pictured to the right. A mux box contains a
master circuit board capable of multiplexing up to
96 doors. Mux boxes are available to the nearest
multiple of sixteen doors up to 96. Each building
on the property must have its own multiplexer box
or boxes. Multiplexer boxes are connected to the
PTI Falcon base unit through the same 3-wire
RS485 interface as the remote keypads.
Each alarmed door must have a magnetic door switch mounted on the door. The
Mux box will connect to one wire from each switch in addition to a common wire
that connects to all switches. 50-conductor telephone cable is often used for the
individual door wiring. In addition to the door wiring and communication wiring, each
master mux board requires 12V power in order for the board to operate. A single
12V power supply with battery backup is often used to power all of the multiplexer
boxes from a central point. This allows the entire field wiring to be low voltage. Each
mux box contains a tamper switch to detect break-ins to the mux box itself. Optional
9V battery connections allow for local battery operation of each box this is useful for
testing of the system before the office is complete.
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3.9 PTI Security Graphics for DOS
PTI Security graphics provides a full color
image of your facility with rental units colorcoded according to current status. The image
will scan horizontally, vertically, and diagonally
as required so that all areas of the property are
regularly displayed on the color monitor. In
addition to the moving image, the last three
access events will be displayed across the
lower part of the monitor screen with colorcoded text. These lines of text are duplicates of
the text that is logged on the printer.
There are six primary colors for rental units and
three for event text as listed in the adjacent
table. The Door Open and Door Alarm colors
will not function unless the rental unit is wired
with PTI individual door alarms.
Unit Colors
Vacant Unit
Rented Unit
On-Site Unit
Locked Out
Door Open
Door Alarm
Gray
Green
Blue
Pink
Yellow
Red
Text Colors
Normal events
Unusual Events
Critical Alarms
White
Yellow
Red
Individual control of the image movement is allowed if the Graphics Switch Panel is
connected. When the Auto/Manual switch is in the manual position, the image may
be moved using the Up, Down, Left or Right push buttons. The image will remain
still when no button is pushed. This allows the use of the image as a property map
to direct a customer to their unit.
Security graphics is usually
featured in a prominent
position in the rental office,
where it is clearly visible to
both
management
and
prospective tenants. The
color display is often wall
mounted behind an acrylic
security panel that contains
the custom name and logo
for the self-storage.
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102
404
405 406 407 408 409 410
403
411
412
402
418 417
401
419 420
416 415
414
421
42
413 42
103
104
301 302 303 304 305 306 30
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3.10 PTI Site Graphics for Windows
PTI Site Graphics provides a full color image of your facility with rental units colorcoded according to current status. The image will scan horizontally, vertically, and
diagonally as required so that all areas of the property are regularly displayed on
the color monitor. The Site Graphics will also zoom in on activity at any unit as it
happens. The access events will be displayed across the lower part of the monitor
screen. These lines of text are duplicates of the text that is logged on the printer.
There are six primary colors for rental units that are based on the status of the
units. The colors are set to the classic PTI Graphics color scheme but can be
changes to any color with ease. The Door Open and Door Alarm colors will not
function unless the rental unit is wired with PTI individual door alarms.
The image movement can be controlled with any mouse device. A RF wireless is
recommended so you can be further away from the computer and still stop and
start the panning or change any configuration settings. Manual panning is done by
dragging and dropping the image or clicking on the onscreen Up, Down, Left or
Right buttons. If the Stop button is clicked, the image will remain still. This allows
the use of the image as a property map to direct a customer to their unit.
Site graphics also includes the Self Storage Industries first and only Site Builder
program. The Site Builder allows the end user to draw the site map them self’s or
make changes to units, like numbering changes and subdividing rental units.
ENTER AREA
DOOR OPEN
EXIT AREA
DOOR CLOSED
ACCESS SUSPENDED
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REMOTE 01,
REMOTE 03,
REMOTE 02,
REMOTE 03,
REMOTE 01,
03/02/00
03/02/00
03/02/00
03/02/00
03/02/00
7:58AM
8:01AM
8:05AM
8:07AM
8:10AM
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UNIT D-0001
UNIT C-0128
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3.11 Falcon 2000 Access Management software
PTI Falcon 2000 Access Management Software is a true 32-bit windows 98/NT
compatible software package that allows the control of a PTI Falcon system by a
remote PC. The PC may be a direct connection in the same room as the Falcon, or
may be miles away with the connection established with telephone Modems on an
ordinary dial up telephone line. The Falcon 2000 Access Management Software not
only allows the PTI Falcon to be programmed from a remote location, it also allows
the remote location to retrieve the access record for the property from the PTI
Falcon and print it (or save it on disk) at the remote office. It is even possible to
open the gate remotely.
It is ideal for those facilities that cannot support a full time manager, especially
when used in combination with PTI individual door alarms. Please request a demo
copy of the Falcon 2000 Access Management Software for additional details.
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4. Installation
4.1 Remote Keypad Installation
Open the Remote keypad by removing the four stainless steel button head machine
screws on the sides of the keypad case. The front and back half will now separate.
Mount the back plate to the desired keypad location using the three-keyed holes.
This is a diagram of the connections found in the Remote keypad and CodeXpress.
PTI ACCESS CONTROLS
NOTE TERMINAL STRIP ORIENTATION
OFF
Echo on
Euro dates off
Not used
Baud = 9600
Address + 0
Address + 0
Not used
Terminating off
Aiphone
LEF
Optional
compatible Speaker
speaker
ON
Echo off
Euro dates on
Not used
Baud = 1200
Address + 10
Address + 20
Not used
Terminating on
Call Button
Remote Address
Switch 1 -9
B
E
Input
Power
G R
_ 1
1
Black and green
are connected together
for single LEF master
station use.
2
TS1
3
4
RS-485
5
6
AC AC Not used
DC+ DC-
TS2
1
2
3
4
5
6
D
A
T
A
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C
O
M
M
O
N
D
A
T
A
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RELAY
N. C N.
O. O C.
M
M
It is necessary to wire the following items to the remote keypad for proper
operation:
(1)
Low voltage power.
(2)
RS485 communication wires from the base unit.
(3)
Low voltage relay contact wires from the keypad relay to the entrance device.
This could be a gate operator, door strike, roll up door etc…
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4.1.1 Wiring
4.1.1.1 Recommended Wire Type
18 AWG. 2 pair twisted shielded with a ground wire. The Belden wire code is
5302FE. The colors in this wire are red, black, white, green and a bare ground wire.
This wire can be used to control the power for the device and also the data.
4.1.1.2 Installation and Hookup of Wiring
(1) Connect low voltage power wires to the keypad from a low voltage power
transformer to TS1 as follows:
TS1, pin 1 Red Wire - 12 VAC or DC
TS1, pin 2 Black Wire - 12 VAC or DC
(2) Connect the Data Communication Wires to the keypad terminal TS2 next using
the remaining conductors. Terminate the wires as follows:
TS2, pin 1 White Wire - to Data + on the remote patch cable
TS2, pin 2 Bare Ground - to common on the remote patch cable
TS2, pin 3 Green Wire - to Data – on the remote patch cable
(3) Install the relay contact wires to the device to be controlled; both normally open
and normally closed relay contacts are available on the following terminals: A
separate cable of the appropriate size should be used. Consult the device
manual for this.
TS2, pin 4 Normally open relay contact
TS2, pin 5 Relay common contact
TS2, pin 6 Normally closed relay contact
Most electric gate operators require a normally open contact (pins 4 & 5).
Some electric door strikes require a normally closed contact (pins 5 & 6). IF
door strikes are used it is recommended that they be 12V DC. A shunting
diode must then be installed across the solenoid to prevent ground spikes from
disrupting the keypad communication. DO NOT PLACE A DIODE ACROSS
AC STRIKES, AS IT WILL SHORT OUT THE POWER SUPPLY FOR THE
STRIKE.
WARNING: WIRING THE RELAY TO THE OPERATING DEVICE WILL
INTRODUCE THE OPERATING DEVICE CONTROL VOLTAGE INTO THE
REMOTE KEYPAD HOUSING. THE INSTALLER MUST VERIFY THAT THIS
IS NOT HIGH VOLTAGE! THE PTI KEYPAD IS NOT DESIGNED FOR THE
PRESENCE OF HIGH VOLTAGE WITHIN THE KEYPAD CASE.
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The PTI remote keypad will operate on voltages from 12V to 18V AC or
DC, however, 12 Volts is recommended for best operation.
4.1.1.3 Typical Wiring Scheme
See enlargement on next page
With the RS485 communication scheme, a keypad can typically be located as far
as four thousand feet from the base unit. As the wire length increases, a shielded
twisted pair cable with ground wire becomes a necessity for proper operation. You
must also be aware of voltage losses on the power cable. The farther the devices
are from the office means the larger gage of wire to be used. THE SYSTEM WILL
NOT OPERATE PROPERLY IF NOT ENOUGH CURRENT OR VOLTAGE IS
PRESENT. Extreme care should be taken when choosing a power supply voltage
and current rating. Long distance runs may require a remote power supply to be
installed to ensure proper operation.
A keypad will pull its maximum current (300ma) when the relay is pulled in and the
backlighting is on.
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4.1.2 Keypad Switches
The keypad switches must be properly set. The default setup for the PTI Falcon
system considers odd numbered keypads to be entrance keypads and even
numbered keypads to be exit keypads. Using Function 18 (Setup Remotes) will
allow entrance and exit keypads to be set to any unit number. The unit number for
each keypad is set with the red rotary switch. For unit numbers higher than nine,
DIP switch number five should be turned on which adds ten to the rotary switch
number. DIP switch number six is used to add twenty to the rotary switch setting. It
is possible to set the keypad unit number to any value from zero to thirty-nine. Be
aware that the PTI Falcon system reserves remote unit numbers 0 and 22 for its
own use, and a remote set to be unit 0 or 22 will not communicate with the base
unit.
Remote Number 32 is the highest number that can be assigned without an
expansion unit.
Finally, you must set the position of the eight DIP switches as needed for proper
keypad operation. The switch functions are summarized in the following table:
Switch 1
Switch 2
Switch 3
Switch 4
Switch 5
Switch 6
Switch 7
Switch 8
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
= echo code on display
= European Dates off
= not used
= 9600 Baud
= add zero to unit number
= add zero to unit number
= not used
= high comm. Line impedance
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
= no echo
= European Dates on
= not used
= 1200 baud
= add ten
= add twenty
= not used
= low
When DIP switch one is turned on, an "X" will appear on the keypad display as
each digit of the access code is entered, rather than the actual digit. This may be
set to your individual preference.
The PTI Falcon uses either a 1200 or 9600 baud communication rate, therefore
DIP switch four should be set to match the base unit setting as well as the
settings on all other remotes! The system can only communicate at one speed
thus all remotes must be set the same.
Switch eight when ON, places a communication line-terminating resistor across the
RS485 data leads. This switch should be turned ON if the keypad is the last keypad
on the RS485 communication wire and more than 800 feet from the base unit,
otherwise set it OFF. NOTE: There should only be one remote device with the
terminating resistor on!
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4.1.3 Testing the Keypad
(1) Test the display by applying power to the keypad. A default date and time
should appear on the display after power is applied. The PTI Falcon base unit
transmits the date and time to the remote keypads once a minute, so within 60
seconds the base unit will cause the date and time display to change to the
time that is programmed into the Falcon providing the keypad is wired correctly
and all switches are set properly. Verify that the display backlight is working by
pressing the "*" key. The light should come on and the display will say "Please
Enter Access Code". If no keys are depressed for ten seconds, the date and
time will return to the display and the backlight will shut off. The light is difficult
to see in daylight, so you may have to shade the display to be certain that it is
working.
(2) Test the touch pad operation by pressing the "*" key. When the display says
"Please Enter Access Code", press the digits "0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9". You should
see each digit appear on the display as it is pressed (you will see an "X" for
each digit if DIP switch #1 is ON). Then press the "#" key to transmit the code
to the base unit. The display will say "Please Wait" after the "#" key is pressed.
If your keypad is communicating with the PTI Falcon base unit, the "Please
Wait" message will be replaced by a response from the base unit such as
"Sorry-Access Denied".
(3) Check proper operation of the touch pad backlights by cupping your hands
around the touch pad and looking in. This should block out enough light for you
to see the green lights behind the touch pad.
(4) Test the keypad rotary switch setting (unit number) by pressing the "*" key and
then the “#” key. The display will show "Unit Number = XX" where "XX" is the
keypads remote unit number. The display will return to the date and time after
ten seconds. There should never be 2 remotes with the same unit
number!
(3) Test for communications with the base unit by turning on the base unit and
entering the correct date and time into the base unit. The date and time at the
Falcon should be sent to the keypad and appear in the display after it is
changed in the base unit. This verifies communications from the base unit to
the keypad. Test communications from the keypad to the base unit by entering
an access code into the keypad and pressing the "#" key. If the keypad display
responds with anything other than "Please Wait" before returning to the date
and time, the keypad has successfully communicated with the base unit. If you
only get a display of “Please Wait” and the keypad defaults back to the power
up default time of 12:00 you will need to recheck your wiring, Baud rate
settings, rotary switch settings and also make sure the Falcon is set to the
proper number of remotes.
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4.1.4 Using the PTI Access System Remote Access Points
To use the PTI Remote Keypad press the * key then enter your access code and
press #.
To use the PTI CodeXpress Keypad you can enter the access code the same as
the Remote Keypad or swipe an access card upwards or downwards through the
card slot with the magnetic strip on the card facing to the left.
The instructions below can be copied and cut into instruction cards for the
system users.
PTI Access Control Systems
Instructions for Access System Users
For PIN Access:
Press *, Your Code, Press #
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Instructions for Access System Users
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For PIN Access:
For CARD Access:
Press *
Your Code
Press #
Swipe your card
upward or downward
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4.2 Individual Door Alarm Installation
The PTI door individual door alarm system is very unique when compared to most
alarm systems. Through the use of the RS-485 communication scheme we are
able to control hundreds of alarm points from a single communication line. Unlike
many other systems including home alarms, you have limitations which require
many different expanders to handle as many doors. The PTI multiplexer (Mux) is
the only multiplexer that is expandable by banks of sixteen all the way up to 96.
This allows for greater flexibility when laying out a site.
There are several different ways to install and wire the individual doors and each
has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is most important that time is taken
to determine the best method for your application and a wiring diagram followed to
ensure a proper installation for years to come. As an installer you must realize the
consequences of a poor installation and the excessive labor that can develop
because of it. The following will outline some of the different methods. These
examples are not the only way, but are methods that have been proven over the
years.
4.2.1 Multiplexer Box Installation
(1) Find an appropriate location for the installation of each multiplexer (MUX) box
required for the door alarm system. Each building should have its own mux box.
Buildings with a large number of doors to alarm may have more than one mux
box. Remember that although the mux boxes may look identical on the outside,
some boxes may be configured to handle more doors than other boxes, so take
care to match the correct box to each building. Although the box enclosures are
rainproof and the boxes may be mounted outdoors, use indoor mounting if
available. Above the entrance door to a building with hallway access makes an
ideal location.
NEVER locate a mux box inside of a storage unit or any other location that
will not be able to be serviced easily in the future.
(2) Mount each mux box by removing the door and circuit board and sinking
screws or bolts through the four box mounting holes into the wall. Take care
not to damage the circuit board during the mounting process. If you must drill to
mount the box, do not allow any metal fragments to become lodged on the
circuit board.
Knock outs have been provide at the bottom and rear of the box for multiple
wiring configurations. Please be sure to install grommets or bushings or
conduit on any wiring entrance.
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4.2.2 Door switch Wiring Methods
There are three acceptable wiring methods for individual door alarm wiring.
4.2.2.1 Method 1 – Common Ground
Install the door-to-door wiring cable and door switches. Splice the door switch wires
into the main cable as indicated above. 3M UG and UY connectors are
recommended and available through PTI for the wire splices. Choose a different
color wire for one side of each switch, which will be BUTT, spliced with a 3M UY
connector. Choose one wire as the common wire to the other side of all the
switches on the cable, this can be connected with a 3M UG in line splice.
There are several possible cable routing schemes. You may decide to route one
door-to-door cable from the mux box, or several depending on the number of
conductors in the cable used and the box location within the building. Remember
that the maximum number of switches on one cable with method #1 is equal to the
number of conductors in the cable minus one. Telephone cable is commonly
available in twenty-four conductor (12 pair) or fifty conductor (25 pair). One size will
generally work better than the other depending on the number of doors and the
mux box location.
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4.2.2.2 Method 2 – End of Line Ground
Install the multi-conductor door-to-door wiring cable and door switches. Splice the
door switch wires into the main cable as indicated above. 3M UG connectors are
recommended for splicing the door switch cable into the multiconductor cable.
Choose a different color wire for each switch then cut it and splice the switch wiring
into each end of the cut wire using a 3M UY connector. Any wires not used in the
multiconductor cable can be used as a ground and terminated in the multiplexer on
the door input ground plane.
Install a junction box outside of the units and at the end of the multiconductor and
punch the wire through to the junction box. Strip all ends of the multiconductor
cable and solder them together then protect the connection with a wire nut and
electrical tape.
**Note - When testing this system make sure you open all doors then close them
one by one, otherwise if a wiring mistake was made and 2 switches are on the
same wire the problem will not show up properly and one door channel will print
for both doors.
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4.2.2.3 Method 3 – Conventional Two Wire
Method 3 is wired the same way a conventional alarm panel is by using 2 separate
conductors for each and every door. A 22awg 2 Conductor cable is run to each
door and terminated at each door switch. The opposite end in the mux is then
punched down accordingly. Due to the limited number of grounds terminals
available on the multiplexer it will be necessary to group some of them together
then punch down a single wire.
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4.2.3 Roll Up Door Magnet and Switch Installation
Self-Storage doors are all manufactured slightly differently so care and time must be taken
in the beginning to determine the best method for your application. The most important
thing to keep in mind is what will happen over time. The door clearances will become
larger and the door could possibly come up past the doorstop. The location of the switch
should be chosen based upon this. Be sure to mount your hardware so neither the bracket
nor the mounting screws will interfere with the operation of the door. NEVER MOUNT THE
MAGNET DIRECTLY TO THE DOOR STOP.
Only switches rated for a 2” gap or more should be used, these can be supplied by PTI if
desired. If the magnet is mounted directly to a metal surface than a spacer should be used
to help the magnet retain its magnetism over time. The gap between the switch and
magnet should NEVER exceed ½”. ALWAYS mount the magnet and switch on the latch
side of the door to prevent false alarms from door movement. Roll up doors often require
the use of a mounting bracket for the switch as shown below in the diagrams. The magnet
may be either bolted or riveted to the door using the two mounting holes and or glued using
a premium adhesive such as PL-Premium. Do NOT use liquid nails as the only adhesive
device as it tends to break down and fail over time. An overhead door switch can also be
used and mounted to the concrete floor as long as armor cable is used to protect the cable
on the switch from damage.
4.2.3.1 Method 1 – Brace Mounted Switch Bracket
Method #1
Make sure the screws or bracket does not interfere with the operation of the door.
All wires should be fastened so they do not rub against the door.
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4.2.3.2 Method 2 – Track Mounted Switch Bracket
This method can be used with certain types of doors. You must make sure the
tab at the top of the door is bent out far enough to clear the screws to hold the
bracket. The magnet can then be installed, riveted and/or glued to the inside of
the door. DO NOT ATTACH THE BRACKET TO THE DOOR STOP!
Wire connection detail:
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4.2.4 Door Alarm (Multiplexer) Board Layout
Display
Door alarm channels
Display cycles through
Time
remote unit number
last activity
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 C C C C
Current time will be displayed when online
C = contact closure
O = contact open
S = supervised switch shorted
Tamper
switch
Commons
Tamper sw on
Supervised sw off
Baud = 9600
All commons
are interconnected
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 C C C C
33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 C C C C
0 0 0 0 0
OFF
ON
16 8 4 2 1
Set remote
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 C C C C
number by
adding switches 1 - 5
Baud = 1200
Supervised sw on
Tamper sw off
65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 C C C C
LED blinks
when online
Power
Input
1
2
AC AC
DC+ DC-
TS1 RS-485
3
4
5
6
N
O
T
D
A
T
A
+
C
O
M
M
D
A
T
A
-
U
S
E
D
81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 C C C C
Standby
Battery
+
-
Auxiliary
alarm relay
N C N
O O C
M
M
PTI ACCESS CONTROLS
Alarm relay is a dry contact output.
Use a separate power
source to drive a siren.
4.2.5 Door Switch Cable Termination
Terminate the wires from the door-to-door wiring cable on the mux board
connectors. There must be one separate wire from each door switch and a
common wire from all door switches per cable. Terminate the separate wires on the
twenty position terminal strips, beginning with position #1 on the top left. There are
sixteen door channels per connector row followed by four common wire
connections per row. The common wire (ground) or wires may be terminated on
any of the last four-positions of any row. The wires are terminated using a Panduit
punch down tool available from PTI. Be sure not to punch down the wires with the
connectors still on the board but place the removable connector on a hard surface
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to punch down. This will insure a good connection and prevent unnecessary
damage to the PCB board.
Install the communication and power wiring to the mux boxes. Communications and
12 VAC or DC power may be run through the same cable if a cable with two
individually shielded twisted pairs is used. Take care to make sure the multiplexer
receives the proper voltage and current. 18 AWG is sufficient wire gauge for most
applications but may need to be increased for longer runs where voltage drops may
come into effect. Any remote device will NOT operate properly if any voltage
drops below 11.5 V on the input.
4.2.6 Typical Power and Communication Door Alarm Wiring
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4.2.8 Multiplexer Box Switches
Switch 1:
Switch 2:
Switch 3:
Switch 4:
Switch 5:
Switch 6:
Switch 7:
Switch 8:
OFF = adds zero to unit number
OFF = adds zero to unit number
OFF = adds zero to unit number
OFF = adds zero to unit number
OFF = adds zero to unit number
OFF = 9600 Baud Communication
OFF = Supervised Switches Off
OFF = Tamper Switch Enabled
ON = adds one
ON = adds two
ON = adds four
ON = adds eight
ON = adds sixteen
ON = 1200 Baud
ON = Supervised on
ON = Tamper disabled
DIP switches 1 – 5 allow you to set the Mux box unit number using a binary code.
The boxes may be numbered in any order as long as each box has a unique unit
number that is not the same as any other mux box or keypad. It is typical to begin
numbering the mux boxes at one higher than the last remote keypad number. For
example, if there are two gate access keypads numbered one and two, then the
mux boxes will be numbered three, four, five, etc. Using DIP switches 1 – 5 allows
the mux box unit number to be set to any number from zero to thirty one. The Mux
box unit number is displayed in the four-digit display in the top right corner of the
board. For example, remote unit number twenty may be selected by placing
switches three and five ON and switches one, two, and four OFF. The result is then
4 + 16 = 20.
DIP switch Six is used to select 9600 or 1200 baud as the Mux board
communication rate and should be set the same as the Falcon base unit as well as
all other remotes on the system.
DIP switch Seven is used to enable the Mux boards supervised switches option.
When turned on the mux board looks for a 4.7K-OHM supervisory resistor across
the switch. This will detect any shorts in the door-to-door wires. If a tenant tries to
bypass a door switch the alarm will go off. This option requires PTI supervised
switches.
DIP switch Eight is hooked in parallel with the tamper switch connections. When
DIP switch Eight is on, the tamper switch is shunted.
4.2.9 Mux and Channel Hookup List
The following pages can be copied and used during the install of the PTI Door
Alarm System.
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Inputs 1 to 48
Site Name_______________________________________
Mux Address___________
Wire #_____________
Date___________________
Number of Doors_________________
Unit #
Input #
Tie In
Wire Color
Test
Comments
XXXXXXX
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
GROUND #1
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
XXXXXX
WHT/BLUE
BLU/WHT
WHT/ORG
ORG/WHT
WHT/GRN
GRN/WHT
WHT/BRN
BRN/WHT
WHT/SLT
SLT/WHT
RED/BLU
BLU/RED
RED/ORG
ORG/RED
RED/GRN
GRN/RED
RED/BRN
BRN/RED
RED/SLT
SLT/RED
BLK/BLU
BLU/BLK
BLK/ORG
ORG/BLK
BLK/GRN
BLK/BRN
BRN/BLK
BLK/SLT
SLT/BLK
YEL/BLU
BLU/YEL
YEL/ORG
ORG/YEL
YEL/GRN
GRN/YEL
YEL/BRN
BRN/YEL
YEL/SLT
SLT/YEL
VIO/BLU
BLU/VIO
VIO/ORG
ORG/VIO
VIO/GRN
GRN/VIO
VIO/BRN
BRN/VIO
VIO/SLT
SLT/VIO
XXXXXX
GROUND #1
XXXXXXX
GROUND #2
XXXXXX
GRN/BLK
XXXXXXX GROUND #2
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Site Name_______________________________________
Mux Address___________
Wire #_____________
Date___________________
Number of Doors_________________
Unit #
Input #
Tie In
Wire Color
Test
Comments
XXXXXXX
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
GROUND #1
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
XXXXXX
WHT/BLUE
BLU/WHT
WHT/ORG
ORG/WHT
WHT/GRN
GRN/WHT
WHT/BRN
BRN/WHT
WHT/SLT
SLT/WHT
RED/BLU
BLU/RED
RED/ORG
ORG/RED
RED/GRN
GRN/RED
RED/BRN
BRN/RED
RED/SLT
SLT/RED
BLK/BLU
BLU/BLK
BLK/ORG
ORG/BLK
BLK/GRN
BLK/BRN
BRN/BLK
BLK/SLT
SLT/BLK
YEL/BLU
BLU/YEL
YEL/ORG
ORG/YEL
YEL/GRN
GRN/YEL
YEL/BRN
BRN/YEL
YEL/SLT
SLT/YEL
VIO/BLU
BLU/VIO
VIO/ORG
ORG/VIO
VIO/GRN
GRN/VIO
VIO/BRN
BRN/VIO
VIO/SLT
SLT/VIO
XXXXXX
GROUND #1
XXXXXXX
GROUND #2
XXXXXX
GRN/BLK
XXXXXXX GROUND #2
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4.2.10
Testing the Alarm Wiring
The PTI Mux board contains a four digit LCD in the upper left corner of the circuit
board. There are three different diagnostic messages displayed on a continuous
basis:
(1) The display will show the time of day in the format HH:MM. The time is
transmitted to the Mux board from the PTI Falcon base unit once a minute.
The time will default to 12:00 at power up. If the time display changes to
match the base unit within one minute and the green LED begins to blink,
communications has been established with the PTI Falcon base unit.
(2) The display will show the unit number of the Mux box in the format Un:XX,
where XX is the two digit unit address set with DIP switches 1-5 in the range
00-31.
(3) The display will show the number of the last switch channel to Open, Close
or Short in the format O-XX, C-XX or S-XX, where XX is the two digit
channel number in the range 00-96. Channel 00 is the door tamper switch
and channels 01-96 are normal alarm switches. Example O – 11 = channel
#11 was opened, C – 11 = Close channel 11. This is not the unit number
and must be cross referenced in the Falcon programming or the
Alarm.alm file to associate the proper unit number.
NOTE – A 9 V DC battery can be connected to the Batt terminals input on the
mux to check the doors before permanent power is connected. This is
extremely helpful when the conduits and office are not in place yet.
4.2.11
Testing the Multiplexer Communication
To test communications with the alarm multiplexer box, your PTI Falcon base unit
must be installed and operational, and your communication wiring to the alarm mux
box must be in place. Test communications as follows:
(1) Check that all wiring is in place, all switches properly set, and all cables
plugged in to the back of the PTI Falcon base unit. Apply power to the alarm
mux boxes.
(2) Load the printer with paper according to the instructions in the printer
manual and apply power to the printer.
(3) Apply power to the PTI Falcon base unit. After one minute or less, the PTI
Falcon will print on the printer "Comm On - Remote XX" along with the date
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and time as shown on the base unit display, where "XX" is the remote unit
number for which communications has been logged on. If communications is
lost to a remote device after being logged on, the message "Comm Off Remote XX" along with the date and time will be logged on the printer.
(4) The time on the base unit will be displayed on the MUX board and the green
LED will begin to blink when the unit starts communicating with the Falcon
base unit.
4.2.12
Creating the alarm.alm File
Once the Door alarm system is installed the units should opened individually to test
the wiring connections and door switches. As the units are tested a list of what
MUX and Channel they are connected to needs to be created. The MUX and
Channel information is required for the Falcon base unit to know what unit number
is being opened. The MUXs and Channels can be programmed directly into the
Falcon using Function # 5. If the Falcon is going to be connected to a computer, the
MUX and Channel information MUST be put in the Alarm.alm file in the C:\PTI
directory or into the Falcon 2000 Access Management Software’s MUX and
Channel list.
Note that the file must be in alphanumerical order and a carriage return
(enter) is required after each line. The 1 on the end of each line turns the unit
alarm on. Once the file is created it can be downloaded along with rental
information to the Falcon with an Accounting Software Interface.
If the alarm file is not sorted properly, the download will NOT work. Make sure all
unit numbers are sorted. Preceding zeros should be used in the unit number to
ensure a proper sort of the data.
The data format for the Alarm.alm is as follows in the example below.
“UNIT NUMBER, MUX NUMBER, CHANNEL NUMBER, 1”
0033,4,28,1
0034,4,29,1
0035,4,30,1
0035A,4,31,1
0036,4,32,1
0037,4,33,1
A0101,5,82,1
A0103,5,83,1
C1427,17,42,1
C1428,17,41,1
C1429,17,40,1
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4.3 Remote Relay Board Installation
The PTI 8-channel relay board has 8 Form C relay outputs on it and can be used
to control a variety of devices. Some examples are elevators, lights and
perimeter beams. This board also has 8 door alarm channels on it. Please note
the alarm grounds are configured differently on this board than the mux boards.
The Power and communications hookup and settings on this device is the same
as the PTI MUX board. Please refer to the section on MUX Box Switches or to
the following page for the Relay Board layout, hookups and switch settings.
The relay board must be defined as a relay board using Function 18 on the
Falcon or with Remote station setup in the Falcon 2000 Access Management
Software.
If the relay board is used to control lights, make sure the lighting controls are
turned on under Function 1000, the Factory Setup Menu, and the Lighting Zones
are defined using Function 20. The Lighting Zone setup can also be done with
the Falcon 2000 Access Management Software.
WARNING: THE RELAYS ON THIS BOARD ARE LOW VOLTAGE ONLY. AN
AUXILIARY RELAY MUST BE USED FOR HIGH VOLTAGE APPLICATION.
The PTI 8-channel relay board contains a four digit LCD in the upper left corner of
the circuit board. There are three different diagnostic messages displayed on a
continuous basis:
The display will show the time of day in the format HH:MM. The time is
transmitted to the Mux board from the PTI Falcon base unit once a minute. The
time will default to 12:00 at power up. If the time display changes to match the
base unit within one minute and the green LED begins to blink, communications
has been established with the PTI Falcon base unit.
The display will show the unit number of the Mux box in the format Un:XX, where
XX is the two digit unit address set with DIP switches 1-5 in the range 00-31.
The display will show the number of the last switch channel to Open or Close in the
format O-XX or C-XX, where XX is the two-digit channel number in the range 0008. Channel 00 is the door tamper switch and channels 01-08 are normal alarm
switches.
NOTE-PTI has a 2-channel relay board available for smaller tasks.
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Time
remote unit number
last activity
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Display
Relay outputs
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4.4 2-Channel Relay\Wiegand Board Installation
The PTI 2-channel relay board has 2 Form C relay outputs on it and can be used
to control a variety of devices. Some examples are elevators, lights, gate motors
and perimeter beams. The Power and communications hookup on this device is
the same as the PTI MUX board. Please refer to the connection diagram below
for the 2-Channel Relay Board layout, hookups and switch settings.
The relay board must be defined as a relay board using Function 18 on the
Falcon or with Remote station setup in the Falcon 2000 Access Management
Software.
This board can also be used as an interface adaptor for connecting most
Wiegand type remote access devices. Please contact a Sales Rep. at PTI for a
list of devices that we are currently using with this interface type. PTI will provide
the Wiegand type device pre-tested with the connecting cable.
If the relay board is used to control lights, make sure the lighting controls are
turned on under Function 1000, the Factory Setup Menu, and the Lighting Zones
are defined using Function 20. The Lighting Zone setup can also be done with
the Falcon 2000 Access Management Software.
WARNING: THE RELAYS ON THIS BOARD ARE LOW VOLTAGE ONLY. AN
AUXILIARY RELAY MUST BE USED FOR HIGH VOLTAGE APPLICATION.
A JUMPER IS REQUIRED ON TS2 BETWEEN PINS 2-3-6 IF A WIEGAND
DEVICE IS NOT BEING USED.
PTI ACCESS CONTROLS
NOTE TERMINAL STRIP ORIENTATION
Terminating off
Baud = 9600
Address + 0
Address + 0
Terminating on
Baud = 1200
Address + 20
Address + 10
Remote Address
Switch 1 -9
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voltage jumper
LED blinks
when online
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4.5 Falcon Base Unit Installation
Follow the following steps for installation of the PTI Falcon base unit:
(1) Place the base unit in a readily accessible position where there is power
available. Plug the AC power cord into the back of the base unit. Do not plug
the power cord into a wall outlet yet.
(2) Place the printer in a readily accessible position where there is power
available. Install the printer cable between the base unit and the printer by
plugging the connector in at each end. Tighten the cable retaining screws
using a small screwdriver. Install the printer ribbon and paper according to the
instructions in the printer manual before plugging the printer power cord
into a wall outlet.
(3) Make certain that the communications wiring from the remote keypads and
door alarm multiplexers has been properly terminated on the remote patch
cable and that the wires are in the correct order on the patch cable terminal
block.
(4) If you are using the computer interface for the PTI Falcon, install the PTI
computer interface cable between the base unit and your personal computer.
(5) Plug the base unit power cord into a properly grounded outlet. WARNING:
SHOCK HAZARD! NEVER OPERATE THE PTI FALCON BASE UNIT FROM
AN UNGROUNDED OUTLET OR USE A THREE TO TWO WIRE
CONVERSION ADAPTER WITH THE PTI FALCON! If your office is not
equipped with safety grounded outlets, consult a licensed electrician to have a
properly grounded outlet installed.
(6) Turn on the AC power switch on the rear of the base unit. The default date and
time should appear on the display. Then install the remote patch cord in the
connector on the rear of the base unit and tighten the retaining screws. This
will not only complete the connection to the remote devices. The internal
batteries will to begin to charge. The batteries may require forty-eight hours of
initial operation of the base unit before being fully charged.
(7) Apply power to all remote keypads and door alarm boxes and begin testing.
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4.6 Security Graphics Installation
Typical wiring for the PTI Security Graphics system is shown below. The small
graphics adapter board allows the graphics controller to be hooked up to the PTI
Falcon in the same manner as a remote keypad. Data is transmitted from the PTI
Falcon base unit to the Graphics controller only (not from the Graphics controller to
the Falcon), a Remote Unit Number is not required by the Graphics controller.
Therefore, the PTI Falcon will not log "Communications On" or "Communications
Off" for a Graphics Controller as it does with Remote Keypads and Door Alarm Mux
boxes. If access events are logged across the bottom of the graphics screen as
they occur, the system is communicating properly with the Graphics controller.
The installer should note that the Graphics Adapter is plugged into Com port #1 of
the graphics computer, the Switch panel is plugged into the printer port, and the
VGA monitor is plugged into the VGA port. THE GRAPHICS CPU MUST USE
COM 1 FOR INPUT. The graphics program must be set to communicate at the
same speed as the RS-485 on the Falcon. Editing the custom graphics program
RUN.BAT file can change this. Example – STACKNSTOW /B96 will communicate
only at 9600 baud. To change it to 1200 baud you must edit the RUN.BAT file with
a dos editor and change the /B96 to a /B12.
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5. Programming
The PTI Falcon uses a
menu driven programming system that is
easily mastered. Using
the function number
accesses the individual
programming
command. There are a total
of twenty-four function
numbers listed on the
programming
guide
sticker on the front of
the base unit. A copy of
the programming guide
sticker is given here for
reference. When you
are prompted for a Yes
or No, remember * =
NO and # = YES.
BASIC KEYPAD INSTRUCTIONS
PRESS ∗, FUNCTION NUMBER, # KEY
OR PRESS ∗ THEN # FOR HELP
∗ = NO
# = YES
1 - SET TIME/DATE
2 - SET TIME ZONES
3 - SET HOLIDAYS
4 - VACATE A UNIT
5 - RENT A UNIT
6 - DELETE A UNIT
7 - SET MASTER CODE
8 - PRINT REPORTS
9 - SAVE TO TAPE
10 - LOAD FROM TAPE
11 - OPEN ENTRANCE
12 - CLEAR ALARMS
13 - ALARM CONTROL
14 - CONTROL OPTIONS
15 - ADJUST CONTRAST
16 - UPDATE GRAPHICS
17 - PROGRAM VERSION
18 - SETUP REMOTES
19 - SETUP ELEVATORS
20 - SETUP LIGHTING ZONES
21 - CLEAR REMOTES
22 - CLEAR ELEVATORS
23 - CLEAR LIGHTING ZONES
24 - CLEAR USERS ON SITE
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To access a programming function, proceed as follows:
Press "*"
(The display will read "Function? ")
Enter the Function Number
Press "#"
(The PTI Falcon will begin the selected Function)
If the programming guide sticker is unavailable, it is possible to scroll through the
available function numbers on the PTI Falcon display. This is accomplished as
follows:
Press
Press
"*".
"#".
(The display will read "Function? ")
(The display will move to Function #1)
If you wish to select a Function other than Number One press the “*” to scroll
through. If you scroll through all function numbers without making a selection, the
display will read "Setup Done?". To scroll through the functions again, press "*" for
NO, or if you are finished, press "#" for YES.
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5.1 Function #1 – Set Time / Date
Function #1 Set Time/Date?
Function #1 - Set Time/Date is used to enter the correct time and date into the PTI
Falcon. The date is entered in Month-Day-Year format (American version) or DayMonth-Year format (European/Australian version), with two digits required for each.
Even though no punctuation marks (slashes) are entered from the keypad, the PTI
Falcon will provide them on the display. For example, to set the date to January 9,
1991, you must enter 01/09/91. Note that years from 85-99 refer to 1985-1999, and
years from 00-84 refer to 2000-2084.
In the example at the right, the bold face type has
been entered to change the date from the initial
setting of 06/07/99 to 08/09/99. Press "#" to set the
new date.
Enter
Date:
06/07/99
08/09/99
After entering the correct date, you may enter the correct time. The time is entered
in Hour-Minute format, with two digits required for each.
For example, to set the time to 3:00 PM, you must
enter 0300 from the keypad. The display will then
alternate between 03:00 AM and 03:00 PM. Press
the "#" key when PM is displayed to select 3:00 PM.
The example on the right shows the screen when
entering the time.
Enter
Time:
12:00 AM
03:00 PM
At times, you may wish to change only the time without affecting the date, or only
the date without affecting the time. This is possible by pressing the "#" key to skip
the date or time. If the "#" key is pressed, the entry will be skipped (and thus remain
at its present value) and the PTI Falcon will proceed to the next entry.
The PTI Falcon display will indicate the day of the
week, the correct date, and the correct time on the
display when no other function is being performed.
An example of the display appearance is shown at
the right.
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5.2 Function #2 – Set Time Zone
Function #2 Set Time Zone?
Function #2 - Set Time Zone is used to set the normal access hours that you wish
to allow for your customers. Business hours are specified with both an Open Time
and a Close Time. Open and Close times may be specified separately for each
day of the week and Holidays. The time zones are numbered from one to eight.
After selecting Function #2, the display will appear as
indicated. Select the time zone number by entering a
digit in the range 1 - 8 and press #.
Time Zone # =
Each time is entered a format similar to that used for setting the time with Function
Number One. For example:
On Mondays, allow normal
access from 8:00 AM to
5:00 PM.
Monday 12:00 AM
Open: 08:00 AM
Monday 12:00 AM
Close: 05:00 PM
24 Hr Access =12:00AM to 11:59PM
The times for Tuesday through Sunday are entered in a similar fashion, followed by
the desired times for Holidays. If you wish to completely lockout entry for a
particular day, set both the Open time and Close time to 12:00 AM.
As in Function One, select between AM and PM by pushing the "#" key when the
desired setting appears on the screen.
After specifying the
Keypads 00000000
Keypads 00000000
allowed access hours
(1-8):
11010000
(9-16): 00000000
for each day of the
week, the PTI Falcon
will request the authorized keypads that customers in this zone will be allowed to
use. The keypads will be split into four groups for data entry purposes. Keypads 1 8 will be in the first group, then 9 – 16, 17- 24 and 25 – 32. Within each group enter
a string of eight digits left to right. Enter a "1" if the customer is allowed to use the
keypad or a "0" if they are not allowed to use the keypad. In the example above,
access to keypads One, Two and Four is allowed. If a printout of Area Closed is
experienced and the customer cannot enter the area then they are trying to access
the property before or after the hours they were granted. If a printout of Area
Denied is experienced then the customer is trying to access an area or keypad that
has a 0 in front of it which disallows access for that time zone.
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5.3 Function #3 – Set Holidays
Function #3 Set Holidays?
Function #3 - Set Holidays allows up to thirty-two holidays to be specified in
advance by date. On these days, the PTI Falcon will use the holiday access hours
rather than the normal weekday, Saturday, or Sunday access hours. Each holiday
is assigned a consecutive holiday number in the range of one to thirty two. The
holidays do not have to be assigned in any particular order.
For example, to set holiday number six to be July 4,
2000, enter 6 for the holiday number as shown.
Press * 3 # to begin. At the Holiday prompt input the
Holiday number, then press #.
Holiday # = 6
Then, enter 07/04/00 for the holiday date as
indicated. On July 4, 2000 the programmed holiday
hours will be observed by the PTI Falcon.
Holiday 00/00/00
Date:
07/04/00
If you need to change a holiday, follow the same procedure and simply enter a new
date for the holiday. The PTI Falcon display will always indicate the present setting
for the holiday date on the top line of the display. Holidays which have never been
programmed will appear as 00/00/00. It is not necessary to remove a holiday that
has already passed, because the date will never occur again anyway. If you wish to
cancel a holiday that has not yet occurred, you may reset the holiday date to
00/00/00 or to any date that has already passed. Remember that the two-digit year
for any date in the PTI Falcon refers to the twentieth century if the year is 85 or
higher, and the twenty first century for years 0 through 84.
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5.4 Function #4 – Vacate a Unit
Function #4 Vacate a Unit?
Function #4 - Vacate a Unit is used to vacate a previously rented unit. A user of the
PTI Falcon is identified by a combination of Section letter and Unit number or Unit
number only. If Section letters are not used, press # to skip this entry. Units may
also have a final letter as part of the Unit number. Unit numbers can be up to four
digits followed by an optional letter. For example, a PTI Falcon report may indicate
a unit number as A-0024C. This indicates that the unit is in Section "A", number
24C.
Enter the Section letter of the unit to be vacated.
Lettered sections are entered by pressing the key
with the correct letter several times until the correct
letter appears on the display, followed by the # key.
Enter the correct unit number. This can be up to four
digits plus an optional letter as shown. The first four
keys pressed will be taken as numeric data and the
fifth character will be taken as lettered, so a number
such as 23C must be entered as 0023C.
If you wish to vacate more units, press # for Yes.
Otherwise, press * for No.
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5.5 Function #5 – Rent a Unit
Function #5 Rent a Unit?
Function #5 - Rent a Unit allows you to add a new unit into the PTI Falcon memory
or modify an existing unit. Units may also be placed on temporary lockout if desired.
If PTI door alarms are in use, you can also specify the physical manner in which the
alarm switch from the unit is wired. Proceed as follows:
Enter the Section letter for the unit that you wish to
assign, then press #. If sections are not being used
press # to skip this entry.
Section
Number:
Enter the unit number. This can be up to four digits
plus an optional letter as shown. The first four keys
Unit
pressed will be taken as numeric data and the fifth
Number:
character will be taken as lettered, so a number such
as 23C must be entered as 0023C. Try not to use
codes shorter than 4 digits as it will compromise your security.
Enter the Access Code for the unit. Access codes
may be up to ten digits in length. Leading zeros will
be ignored. This is the number that the user must
enter at the remote access keypads to gain entry.
Enter the expiration date for the passcode. If you do
not wish for the code to automatically expire, the date
may be left at 00/00/00. This can be used to
automatically lock persons out when the date has
expired. This is good for temporary construction
codes etc…
Enter the Access/Time zone number for this unit.
This will select what hours and keypad areas that this
customer will be able to access the facility. The PTI
Falcon supports up to eight Access/Time zones,
predefined with Function #2.
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Code:
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00000000
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Exp
Date:
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09/01/99
Zone:
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If you have door alarms, the PTI Falcon will allow you
to enter the Mux box number for the unit at this time.
If the Mux box number has previously been entered,
press # to skip this entry. The Mux box number
should be set to zero if door alarms are not in use.
Alarm Mux: 04
New = 37
The Mux box channel number for the door may also
be entered. If the channel number has previously
been entered, press # to skip this entry. This number
should be set to zero if door alarms are not in use.
Channel: 0021
New = 37
Next you must specify if the door alarm for this unit
should be turned On or Off. The present setting is
displayed as indicated. Change the setting by
pressing the * key. Press the # key when the correct
setting is on the screen. If door alarms are not in use,
skip this screen by pressing #.
Finally you must specify if the unit should be locked
out from normal access permission. Press the * key
to change the lockout setting as desired, then press
# when the setting is correct.
Unit Alarm
< On >
Unit Lockout
<Off>
After specifying all data for a unit, the screen will indicate, "Do More?” If you wish
to immediately enter data for another unit, press "#" for YES and you will go back to
the first step above, otherwise press "*" for NO.
Duplicate Access Codes
Under most circumstances, the access code for a single unit will be unique and
assigned only to one unit. You may at times, however, have customers that rent
multiple units and do not wish to remember a separate access code for each unit.
This is of little consequence since you can always assign an access code to only
his first unit, unless a door alarm system is in operation. In this case, the PTI Falcon
must be able to recognize all units that belong to a single customer so that when
they enter the property, the alarms on all of their units can be disarmed.
This is accomplished by allowing the same access
code to be assigned to multiple units. To do this,
enter data for the first unit normally, and then enter
data for the second unit. Upon entering the same
access code for the second unit, a warning message
will be displayed as illustrated to tell you that you are
duplicating an access code. The screen will indicate
the section and unit number that already use the
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code. After displaying the warning for a few seconds, the screen will change and
ask you if you wish to save the code anyway. Press "#" for YES to assign the
duplicate code to a second unit, or press "*" for NO if you do not wish to assign the
duplicate code. If you press "*", you will return to the access code entry screen so
that you may assign the unit a different access code.
The above procedure may be repeated as many times as necessary to assign
the same access code to all units which are assigned to a single tenant.
Multiple Codes per Unit
There will be occasions where you may want several different codes for the same
unit. The Falcon can handle these by assigning an Alpha character to the end of
the unit number. Example = unit 100 has 3 additional codes needed, Assign
0100A, 0100B, 0100C the different codes and if the unit has an alarm enter the
same mux and channel information and the alarm will be disabled once any of the
codes are entered.
Duplicate Mux/Channels
Under most circumstances, the door alarm
Mux/Channel number assigned to a particular unit is
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Sc/Unit B-0003A
unique. If you have, however, a common alarm
sensor such as an RV parking area motion sensor
photo beam, it is necessary to assign this one alarm
sensor to multiple rental units. When this is done, the
Save Anyway?
beam will be disarmed whenever any tenant in the
area is on the property and will be armed only when
all tenants from the area have left the property. When
the Mux/Channel is assigned to the second and
subsequent units, a duplication warning will appear as indicated. If the duplication is
not an error, Press # to save the Mux/Channel setting. Otherwise press * to return
and select a different Mux/Channel number.
The above procedure may be repeated as many times as necessary to assign the
same Mux/Channel number to all units which are assigned the same alarm sensor.
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5.6 Function #6 – Delete a Unit
Function #6 Delete a Unit?
Function #6 - Delete a Unit is used to permanently remove a unit which does not
physically exist. This could be from a unit that has been previously entered in error,
or that facility remodeling has removed a unit. This command should not be used
to vacate a unit. It is primarily intended to allow the correction of data entry
errors and as such should rarely be needed.
Enter the Section letter of the unit that you wish to
delete.
Section
Number:
D
Enter the Unit number of the unit that you wish to
delete.
Unit
Number:
0150B
If the unit is found and successfully deleted, the
screen will verify the deletion as indicated.
Sc/Unit: A-0005C
-Deleted-
Otherwise you will be informed that the unit was not
found and cannot be deleted.
Sc/Unit: A-0005C
-Not Found-
The screen will then say "Do More?" If there are other units you wish to delete
press # for YES. If not, press * for NO.
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5.7 Function #7 – Set Contrast Code
Function #7 Set Contrast Code?
Function #7 - Set Contrast Code is used to enter a contrast adjustment code into
the PTI Falcon base unit. The contrast code will not open any entrance and must
be unique; it cannot be assigned to a customer, as it will not allow access. When
the contrast code is entered into a remote keypad, the keypad display will enter the
contrast adjustment mode. Press * for a darker contrast or # for lighter, on the
remote keypad.
After selecting Function #7, the display will appear as
shown. Enter the contrast code of your choice and
Enter Contrast
press "#". The PTI Falcon will save the contrast code
Code: 87654321
and return to the date and time display. The contrast
code may be up to ten digits in length like any other
access code. Verify operation of the contrast code by entering the code at a remote
keypad. The remote keypad display will go into the contrast adjustment mode.
Entry of the contrast code at a remote keypad will be logged on the printer as part
of the access log, but the entrance cannot be opened with the contrast code.
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5.8 Function #8 – Print Reports
Function #8 Print Report?
Function #8 - Print Reports is used to generate reports on the printer with the PTI
Falcon. The report types are:
All Units-
A report of all customers and their
All Units?
access codes and time zones.
(NO)
(YES)
Systems with PTI door alarms will
also print the MUX unit number and
Channel number for each unit. Units may have a letter code in
the far right column. See Status Codes below for details.
Suspended -
A report similar to All Units except only units with Locked Out
(suspended) access are printed.
Vacant -
A report of all units that no access code has been assigned to.
Open -
A report similar to All Units except only units with open doors
are printed; this report is available only on systems with PTI
door alarms.
On Site -
A report that shows any tenant that is currently on the property
or did not log out when they left.
System Setup -
This report shows the configuration of all setup options. PTI
tech. support may request a copy of this report for
troubleshooting. It is a good idea to print a copy of the setup
after the initial install and after any changes to the system and
place it in a safe location for future reference.
Status Report -
This report shows the online status of all remotes on the
system. This report will show the Units in alarm condition, the
open doors, the remotes on line but not configured and the
remotes configured but not on line. This report can be
automatically generated at midnight by configuring it in the
It is highly
advanced setup commands (*1000#).
recommended this report is run daily to ensure all
problems with the system are identified and corrected.
Cancel -
Selecting this report type stops a report already in progress
from further printing.
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Status Codes:
V – Vacant, Indicates this unit is programmed into the system but
does not have an access code associated to it.
S – On Site, Indicates this customer has currently keyed on site but
not off site yet. An inspection of the site may indicate that the customer is actually
not on site but has “tailgated” off the property and not used the exit keypad or his
auto-arming door time has not expired if door alarms are present and an auto rearm
time is entered. ALL customers can be marked off site by using the *24# command
(clear users on site).
L – Lockout, Indicated that this customer is locked off the site. If a
code is entered at any keypad the customer will get a message of Access Denied.
This code will not be allowed access until the status is changed under Rent Unit
(*5#).
Door Alarm Systems Only:
A – Alarm, Indicates this unit is currently in alarm condition and
should be checked. If swinger shut down is on, this door will NOT alarm again until
alarm are cleared using the *12# command.
O – Open Door, Indicated that a customer has entered the site and
has opened his door. If the customer’s door is not open and this display still shows
an inspection of the door contact and wiring should be performed.
P – Unit Alarm Off, Indicated this alarm is turned off under *5# for this
unit and will not go into alarm condition nor will it print open or close. Alarms should
only be turned off if there is a problem. This should only be temporary and the door
should be repaired as soon a possible.
After selecting Function #8, press # (YES) to print the report being displayed. Press
* (NO) to display the next report to be printed. The PTI Falcon will begin printing the
selected report and the Falcons display will return to the date and time. After a
report is in progress, selecting cancel will cause the PTI Falcon to stop sending
characters to the printer and return to displaying the date and time. Even though
the PTI Falcon has stopped sending data to the printer, the printer will continue to
print until all data previously sent has been printed. This may make it appear as if
the report was not canceled, but if you wait a few seconds the printer should stop.
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5.9 Function #9 – Save to Tape*
Function #9 Save on Tape?
Function #9 - Save on Tape allows you to record the contents of the system
memory on a standard audio cassette recorder for memory backup purposes. This
unique feature allows you to separate your customer data from the machine as well
as make multiple backup copies for enhanced reliability. Backup tapes can be
made even after the AC power has failed while operating from internal battery
power. Backup tapes should be made on a regular basis, anytime significant
changes have been made to the customer data in the machine.
Important: A mono tape recorder and mono patch cable is required for proper
operation. If the tape is used to many times, it will become worn and not save
or reload correctly. Always verify the saved information by using Function #
10 to reload it.
Prior to selecting Function #9, plug the mono audio
patch cord into the jack on the front of the PTI
Falcon. Plug the other end into the microphone jack
of the tape recorder. After selecting Function #9, the
display will instruct you to "Start Tape, Hit #". Push
the record button and then press the "#" key.
The display will then indicate "** Saving **". This
display will stay on for about ten seconds and then
will begin to blink on and off. When the tape is almost
complete, the display will stop blinking and will be on
constantly again for a few seconds. The display will
then return to the current date and time.
Start Tape,
Hit #
** Saving **
When the date and time has returned to the display, the tape is complete and you
may stop the recorder, rewind the tape, and remove it for safe keeping. Before
storing the tape, it is suggested that you verify the tape contents by loading the tape
back to the PTI Falcon using Function #10. The PTI Falcon verifies the integrity of
each section of the tape before loading it, so you cannot alter the contents of
memory if your tape did not properly record. You may wish to listen to the sound of
a good tape out loud and become accustomed to the sound. This will help you to
identify any future problems with tape quality.
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5.10 Function #10 – Load From Tape*
Function #10 Load from Tape?
Function #10 - Load from Tape allows you to load the data from a previously saved
backup tape into the PTI Falcon memory. This will restore the memory to the exact
condition it was in when the tape was made. Any changes made to the memory
after the backup tape was made will not be restored and must be made again by
hand.
Before beginning Function #10, plug the mono audio
patch cord into the jack on the front of the PTI
Start Tape,
Falcon. Plug the other end of the cord into the
Hit #
Earphone jack of the tape recorder. Insert the
backup tape and make certain that it is fully rewound.
Make certain that the volume control is set from mid to three quarter range. After
selecting Function #10, the display will read "Start Tape, Hit #". Press the "#" key
and then push the Play button on the tape recorder.
The display will now read "** Loading **". This will
** Loading **
remain on constantly for about ten seconds and then
will begin to blink on and off as the tape data is
loaded into memory. Near the end of the recording,
the display will come on constantly for a few seconds and then will indicate "Load
Done" and return to the date and time. The tape is now fully loaded, so stop the
recorder, rewind the tape, and return it to safe keeping.
If the "** Loading **" display does not begin to blink on and off as described, your
tape is not being read. This can happen if the tape is not fully rewound before
playing or if you start playing the tape too long before pushing the "#" key and miss
the first part of the tape. The PTI Falcon must synchronize itself to the tape at the
very beginning of the tape or it cannot read any of the tape.
If while reading a tape, The PTI Falcon encounters
an area of the tape it cannot read, it will display
Tape Read Error
"Tape Read Error" for a few seconds and then
return to the date and time. A defective tape, over
used tape or a tape that gets wrinkled can cause this.
Low batteries in the recorder can also cause tape read errors, even when a tape is
perfectly good.
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5.11 Function #11 – Open Entrance
Function #11 Open Entrance
Function #11 - Open Entrance can be used to manually open your gate or entrance
from the PTI Falcon base unit. Each PTI Falcon remote keypad contains a relay
that the installer has wired to the entrance motor or lock. This Function allows you
to manually trigger the relay in any remote device in order to open the entrance to
which the remote device is wired.
After selecting Function #11, the display will ask you
Trigger Remote
for the number of the remote device that you wish to
Number: 1
trigger. Enter the number and press "#". Your
installer should tell you the remote number and relay
number that will trigger each entrance or exit device that you have on the property.
After you select the remote number, you must specify
the relay on that remote. On standard keypads this
number will always be 1. If you are triggering a
relay board it could be a number 1 – 8.
Trigger Remote
01,Relay: 1
After you select the relay, you must specify if you
want to hold the entrance open. If you press * (NO)
Hold Open (N/Y)?
the remote relay will be triggered and the PTI Falcon
will return to the date and time display. If you press #
(YES) to hold the entrance open, the remote relay
will be triggered and will not release until you trigger it again with Function #11 and
press * to not hold open.
Note-if the relay is held open using the *11# command and the keypad is used.
The hold open function will release and the gate or lock will no longer be held
open. You will need to go back into the function *11# to hold it open again. It is
recommended that a separate mechanical switch be installed for operation that
will require holding the device open for extended periods of time. Use of Function
#11 to trigger a relay is logged on the printer and becomes a part of the access
log for the property. If you have PTI door alarms in use, you also have a relay
installed in the PTI Falcon base unit. This relay is typically used to trigger your
alarm siren. Remote number "0" refers to the relay within the PTI Falcon base unit.
This relay triggers your alarm siren in the event of a break in. Triggering Remote #0
with Function #11 is useful for testing the siren. The siren may be silenced again
with Function #12 - Clear Alarms.
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5.12 Function #12 – Clear Alarms
Function #12 Clear Alarms
Function #12 - Clear Alarms is functional only on systems with PTI door alarms.
Whenever a unit enters the alarm condition, the alarm is logged on the printer and
the siren relay is triggered. Further alarms for the unit are then disabled until
this function is executed to clear the alarm condition unless swinger
shutdown is turned off under the advanced program function (*1000#). This
prevents a single unit from setting off the alarm multiple times without intervention
by the manager to investigate the alarm. Function #12 clears ALL units on the
property from the alarm condition, so if multiple units have alarmed, it is only
necessary to execute Function #12 one time. Note that if you forget to execute
Function #12 after an alarm, the units that alarmed will be left in the off
condition and will not print door activity until Function #12 is executed.
After selecting Function #12, the display will indicate
"Clearing Alarms..." for several seconds while the
PTI Falcon searches for all units in the alarm
condition and clears them. The display will then
return to the date and time.
Clearing
Alarms...
Function #12 is also used for shutting off the alarm siren prior to its programmed
alarm time.
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5.13 Function #13 – Alarm Controls
Function #13 Alarm Control?
Function #13 - Alarm control is used to set and control a number of features in the
PTI individual door alarm system.
The entire alarm system may be turned On or Off.
Alarm System
Press * to toggle the setting from On to Off. When
<On>
the setting appears as desired on the screen, press #
to accept. DO NOT TURN YOUR ENTIRE SYSTEM
OFF UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. The problems should then be
corrected immediately.
Alarms for vacant units may be turned On or Off.
Vacant Alarms
Press * to toggle the setting from On to Off. When
<On>
the setting appears as desired on the screen, press #
to accept. Turning on vacant alarms can be useful in
demonstrating the alarm system capabilities to potential customers or preventing
unwanted openings to units.
Remote Communication Alarms may be set On or
Rem Comm Alarms
Off. If Remote Communication Alarms are On, any
<On>
failure in communication between the Falcon base
unit and any remote will cause the alarm siren to
sound. It is recommended that Remote Communication Alarms be turned on.
Tamper switch alarms may also be turned On or Off.
Tamper alarms will normally be On and will only be
turned Off when you need to open an alarm mux box
for maintenance.
Tamper Alarms
<On>
Unknown Channels may be turned On or Off. If a
Unknown Channels
mux box reports an alarm switch opening or closing
<On>
on a channel that has not been assigned to a
section/unit number, it is considered an "Unknown
Channel". If you do not wish Unknown Channels to become a part of the site event
log, they may be turned Off. It is highly recommended that unknown Channels Be
turned on. This will bring non-programmed units to the attention of the Manager.
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Auxiliary sirens may be turned On or Off. Auxiliary
Auxiliary Sirens
sirens are those that are triggered from relays in
<On>
the Mux boxes rather than from the relay in the PTI
Falcon base unit. If there are any remote sirens
wired into the system from a multiplexer then this option must be turned ON
in order for them to work.
Day Siren:
You may specify the length of time that the siren
Day Siren = 0060
should sound during normal business hours in
New Value = 300
seconds. A setting of 60 is equal to sixty seconds
or one minute. The siren will automatically shut
down after sounding for this length of time. Note that normal business hours are
considered to be those specified in Time zone number One.
Night Siren:
You may also specify the length of time that the
siren should sound after normal business hours
(other than time zone #1) in seconds. A setting of
300 is equal to three hundred seconds or five
minutes.
Nite Siren = 0300
New Value = 400
The automatic rearm time is specified in minutes. If
Rearm Time = 000
automatic alarm rearming is not desired, set the
New Value = 30
rearm time to zero. When the rearm time is nonzero, an alarm door will automatically rearm the
specified number of minutes after the door is closed. Automatic rearming is useful if
the site does not allow the use of an exit keypad to rearm the unit alarm as the
tenant leaves, or as a fail safe for tenants who tailgate out of the property. The
rearm time must be set reasonably long to prevent doors from rearming when the
tenant has momentarily shut the door and then opened it again.
You will then be asked if you wish to save the
Save Setup?
present setup. If you press # for YES, the present
<No>
<Yes>
alarm control options will be saved in the PTI
Falcons EEPROM memory. The Falcon will then
be able to automatically return to the desired settings even after power failures.
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5.14 Function #14 – Control Options
Function #14 Control Options?
Function #14 - Control Options is used to set various control features of the PTI
Falcon system. They are as follows:
When Printer Logging is turned on, the PTI Falcon
Printer Logging
will send transaction data to a standard parallel
( ON )
printer connected directly to the Falcon. If the printer
logging is turned off, the Falcon will store several
transactions in its memory. Once a printer is connected, the printer logging can be
turned on and the Falcon will print the stored information. If a printer is connected
to the system and turned off and printer logging is ON all transaction data will be
lost. If printer logging is OFF then the transaction data will be saved and printed
when turned back ON.
The relay time is specified in seconds. It controls how
Relay Time = 01
long a remote relay is triggered when a valid access
New Value = 2
code is entered in the entry keypad providing no
remotes have been configured under Remote Setup
*18#. A setting of 2 seconds is adequate for most gate operators.
This value should be set to the maximum number of
remote devices that are connected to the PTI Falcon.
Max Remotes = 15
This includes both keypads, door alarm Mux boxes
New Value
= 2
and relay boards. Setting this number properly saves
the PTI Falcon from wasting time attempting to
communicate with remote devices that are not present. It is based on the address
of the unit. If you have 3 units on site but the highest address of the last device is 4
then the max remotes must be set to 4. If the value is set to 15 and the highest
address of a remote device is 10 the value should be set to 10 to prevent any
communication problems.
The baud rate for the RS232C port on the rear of the
RS232 Baud = 96
PTI Falcon base unit may be set to either 12 (1200),
New Value = 24
24 (2400), 96 (9600) or 192 (19200) baud. The
RS232C port is used by the PTI Falcon to
communicate with a host computer or a modem. The baud rate must be set to
match that of the host computer for communication to be possible
The normal setting is 9600 baud. . An incorrect value will cause an interface with a
CPU not to work.
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If the Falcon is at a remote location and connected to a modem, reentering
the baud rate will initialize the modem. This sets the modem for the proper
speed and auto answer.
Note that the modem controls under Function #1000 must be turned on when
the Falcon is connected to a modem.
The baud rate for the RS485 port on the rear of the
PTI Falcon base unit may be set to either 12 (1200)
RS485 Baud = 12
or 96 (9600) baud. The RS485 port is used to
New Value = 96
communicate with all remote keypads and Mux
boxes, and should be set to match the baud rate of
the keypads and Mux boxes. A setting of 96(9600) is generally the best speed for
communications. If problems in communication occur it is advised to try setting the
Baud Rate to 12 (1200).
NOTE- if changing the Baud rate on the Falcon ALL remotes must be
changed also!
You will then be asked if you wish to save the
Save Setup?
present setup. If you press # for YES, the present
<No>
<Yes>
control options will be saved in the PTI Falcon
memory. The Falcon will then be able to
automatically return to the desired settings even after power failures.
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5.15 Function #15 – Adjust Contrast
Function #15 Adjust Contrast?
Function #15 - Adjust Contrast allows you to adjust the contrast of the Liquid
Crystal Display (LCD) on the PTI Falcon base unit. You can either darken or lighten
the display contrast.
After selecting Function #15, the PTI Falcon display
will appear as illustrated. Each press of the "1" key
will darken the contrast by one step; each press of
the "3" key will lighten the contrast by one step. Set
the contrast to your personal taste and then press
the # key on the keyboard.
You will then be asked if you wish to save the
present setup. If you press # for YES, the present
contrast setting will be saved in the PTI Falcon
memory. The Falcon will then be able to
automatically return to the desired contrast even after
power failures.
<1> =darker
<3> =lighter
Save Setup?
<No>
<Yes>
A similar adjustment is available for the displays on the remote keypads; see
Function #7 for details.
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5.16 Function #16 – Update Graphics
Function #16 Update Graphics?
Function #16 - Update Graphics is used only by customers with PTI security
graphics. It is useful when the graphics control computer has been shut off and
then restarted. Update Graphics will cause the PTI Falcon base unit to update the
correct colors for every rental unit on the graphics image.
The PTI Falcon will indicate on the screen that the
update is taking place for a few seconds. The update
process will continue to occur even after the
indication screen has disappeared and may in fact
take several minutes to complete on a large property.
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5.17 Function #17 – Program Version
Function #17 Program Version
Function #17 – Program Version displays the current
Program Version:
program that is in the Falcon base unit. This program
03.00 02/29/2000
is updated and new features are added from time to
time. Updates are available on the PTI web page at
no charge to our customers. If the base unit is sent in
for the update, there will be only a minimal charge. PTI Falcon program updates are
not mandatory for continued operation.
Web site www.ptiaccess.com
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5.18 Function #18 – Set Up Remotes
Function #18 Setup Remotes
Passcode = 8898
Function #18 – Setup Remotes is used to change the default setting for all remotes
on the PTI Falcon system. The default settings use odd numbered remotes as
entrance and even ones as exit. If the keypads are defaulted and not defined they
will trip the relay on their unit only when a proper access code is entered. If you
define them under the *18# command you can trip any keypads relay with any
other. This will eliminate the fact of having a separate wire run to a gate operator
from both enter and exit keypads providing they both are controlling the same
device. If you are using remote relay boards for controlling elevators, lighting
zones, perimeter beams, opening gates or other relay controlled devices they must
be defined in this function. Be sure to define ALL devices if the default is not
used.
See the Setup Remotes Flow Chart on the following page.
Four different remote device types can be defined:
• Standard Keypads – Any keypad with or without an intercom
• Card Readers – CodeXpress Keypads or Wiegand Readers
• Relay Boards – 8 or 2 channel relay boards
• Multiplexers – Door alarm muxs 16, 32, 48, 64, 80 or 96 channel
When you define Keypads or Card Readers you will be asked if you want the
Remote to Log Users On/Off Site. Only the Main entry and exit devices should be
logging users on and off the site. If you have a Keypad at a building door or at an
elevator it should not log the user on the site again. When used with a PTI Door
Alarm and Relay Control System, once a user is logged on the site there unit door
alarm will be disarmed and any relay controls will be turned on. When the user logs
off the site, the system rearms the door and turns out the lights or turns on photo
beams that are controlled by the relay controls.
You will be asked if the device is used for entry or for exit. If you answer yes to both
questions the device becomes a Toggling Unit. The first time a user puts in their
code it will be an entrance, the next time it will be an exit. This is useful for logging
in and out of the property from one device.
The system will also ask for a remote unit and relay to activate when a valid code is
entered. The entrance device can be set to trip an exit device connected to the
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same gate motor for additional security or even a relay board located securely on
the property.
When setting up a Relay Board, the amount of time that the relays on that board
are activated for must be defined. The holding times are in seconds.
This Setup is made much easier with the Falcon 2000 Access Management
Software.
5.18.1
Set Up Remotes Flow Chart
Enter Function
Password? 8898
Enter Remote
Unit Number? 1
YES
Is Remote Unit a
Keypad?
Log Users On/Off
Site?
NO
NO
Is Remote Unit a
Card Reader?
YES
Is Remote Used
for Entry?
YES
YES
NO
NO
Is Remote Unit a
Relay Board?
YES
Relay 1 Time (s)
(0000)? 2
Is Remote Used
for Exit?
YES
Enter Unit # for
Relay (01)?
NO
NO
Relay 2 Time (s)
(0000)? 2
Is Remote Unit a
Multiplexer?
Enter Relay # to
Trip (1)? 1
Is Remote Used
for Elevator?
Relay 3 Time (s)
(0000)? 2
NO
YES
Relay 4 Time (s)
(0000)? 2
YES
NO
Enter Elevator #
<01>? 1
Relay Time (s)
(0000)? 2
Relay 5 Time (s)
(0000)? 2
Relay Time(s)
(0000)? 1
Relay 6 Time (s)
(0000)? 2
Relay 7 Time (s)
(0000)? 2
Relay 8 Time (s)
(0000)? 2
YES
More Remotes
Units?
NO
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5.19 Function #19 – Set Up Elevators
Function #19 Setup Elevators
Passcode = 8898
Function #19 – Setup Elevators is used for multi story buildings with elevators that
are controlled by the PTI 8 or 2 channel Relay Board. The Relay Board and a
Remote Keypad used for Elevator control must be defined in Function 18 – Setup
Remotes. Function 18 will determine the amount of time the relay will hold for.
Function 19 will determine the relay board and relay on that board that will be
tripped based on a users unit number.
Multiple elevators can be setup, so the Function will
first ask which elevator you are setting up and how
may floors the elevator has. The current setting is
show in parentheses.
The Falcon will then ask what Relay Board and
which relay on that board to trip for floor one. It will
ask this question for each of the floors that are being
controlled by the Relay Board.
The starting and ending section and unit numbers for
the first floor must be entered. When a user logs in
within the range the system will know what floor to
take the user to. It will ask this question for each of
the floors that are being controlled by the Relay
Board.
A typical application would be to install a keypad
inside the elevator cab. This will require a traveling
cable from the elevator company to be installed. The
relay box can be located in the vicinity of the elevator
room or the cab of the elevator itself. Many local
codes will not allow it to be installed directly in the
elevator room. You will need to coordinate with the
elevator company to determine the best location. The
elevator will have to be equipped with a floor specific
lockout control that will accept either a N.O or N.C.
momentary dry contact to activate the floor button
once a proper code is entered.
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Elevator 1, # of
Floors (0)? 7
#1, Floor 1, Rly
Board # (00)? 10
#1, Floor 1, Rly
Number # (0)? 1
#1, Floor 1,
Start Section? A
#1, Floor 1,
Start Unit? 100
#1, Floor 1,
End Section?
A
#1, Floor 1,
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5.20 Function #20 – Set Up Lighting or Relay Zones
Function #20 Setup Lighting Zones
Function #20 – Setup Lighting/Relay Zones is used for turning on and off interior
lights in buildings, motion detectors in an RV lot, perimeter beams and many other
applications. The PTI Relay Board controls the devices. The Relay Board must be
defined in Function 18 – Setup Remotes. Function 20 will determine the relay board
and relay on that board that will be tripped based on a users unit number. The relay
will remain activated until all users have logged out for that zone.
The PTI Falcon can control up to 64 Lighting Zones.
The system will ask what Lighting Zone you want to
setup first. The Falcon will then ask what Relay
Board and which relay on that board to activate for a
section and unit number range. It will ask this
question for each of the Lighting Zones that are
being controlled by the Relay Board. The current
setting is show in parentheses.
Note: Lighting Controls must be turned on in
Function 1000. The number of lighting zones that
will be used must also be defined. Set the
number of zones used only to the true number
being used and no higher. The lights off delay
time may also be set.
Only the first eight zones will obey the off delay
feature. When a number is set for the off delay, the
system will wait for the specified number of
seconds to pass after the user has logged out,
before releasing any relays being held. This feature
can be used for lighting controls, shunting IR
perimeter beams and many other relay-controlled
devices.
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Rly Brd (00)? 9
Lighting Zone 01
Relay # (0)? 1
Light Starting
Section? A
Light Starting
Unit? 100
Light Ending
Section? A
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5.21 Function #21 – Clear Remotes
Function #21 Clear Remotes
Function #21 – Clear Remotes will remove all user defined remote settings and
restore the system default settings.
5.22 Function #22 – Clear Elevators
Function #22 Clear Elevators
Function #22 – Clear Elevators will remove all user defined Elevator settings and
disable all Elevator controls.
5.23 Function #23 – Clear Lighting Zones
Function #23 Clear Lighting Zones
Function #23 – Clear Lighting Zones will remove all user defined Lighting Zone
settings and disable all Lighting controls.
5.24 Function #24 – Clear Users On Site
Function #24 Clear Users On Site
Function #24 – Clear Users On Site will log any users off the site. This will rearm
the doors and deactivate all relays. This is useful for logging user off the site if they
tailgated out. The rearm timer for the door alarm system will also do this after the
time has expired.
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6. Function 1000 - Factory Setup Menu
It is strongly advised that a qualified technician perform any programming in this
section. If you do not fully understand the functions in this section you can create
unnecessary problems with the proper operation of the system. Therefore you
must contact a service representative of PTI to obtain the KEY number for
access into this area.
The PTI Factory Setup menu is accessed by entering *1000# on the Falcon
keypad. The PTI Falcon will then display a four-digit seed number. If the
appropriate key number is then entered followed by the # key, the Factory Setup
Menu will be entered. The following selections can then be edited in Factory
Setup menu.
1) Change Password? <No> <Yes>
Default: No
If a password is set, ALL functions will require the password to be entered
before gaining access to the function. If the user does not know what the
password is, this is where it can be found. This is useful for locking out
unauthorized data entry. Setting the password to 0 will turn this option off.
2) Clock Adj.=nnn
Default: 000
If the Falcon is losing time input a number 1 through 30. This will increase
the clock by 1 to 30 seconds per day. (1 = 1 second per day, 30 = 30
seconds per day)
If the Falcon is gaining time input a number 255 through 225. This will
decrease the clock by 1 to 30 seconds per day. (255 = 1 second per day,
225 = 30 seconds per day)
3) Alarm System <On> <Off>
Default: On
The entire alarm system software may be enabled or disabled by hitting the *
key. This should be set to reflect whether or not the customer is using PTI
individual unit alarms. When the alarm system software is off, other PTI
Falcon menu items regarding the alarm system will not operate on the
display.
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4) Graphics <On> <Off>
Default: On
This should be set to on if PTI Security Graphics is in use, otherwise set to
off. When off, the PTI Falcon does not waste time transmitting graphic
update data to a nonexistent graphics system.
5) Modem Enable <On> <Off>
Default: Off
Set to on if the PTI Falcon is to be remotely programmed via telephone
Modem through the Falcon serial port (Falcon 2000 management software
will be necessary) . Set to off if there is a direct connect cable from the
Falcon serial port to the customer PC. When Modem Enable is on, the PTI
Falcon will transmit a modem setup string to the modem 3 seconds after
power up to place the modem into auto answer mode at 9600 baud. The
modem setup string can also be resent to the modem by reentering the
RS232 baud in function 14.
6) Section Letters <On> <Off>
Default: On
If the customer prefers numerical section numbers in the range of 1-32 rather
than alphabetical section letters in the range A-Z (or blank), set section letters
off. Example = A8888 (on) or 18888 (off)
7) European Dates <On> <Off>
Default: Off
Set to on for dates in the format DD/MM/YY, Off for MM/DD/YY.
8) Free Exit <On> <Off>
Default: Off
If on, exit keypads will always allow exit regardless of programmed time zone
hours. If off, exit keypads will allow after hours exit only one time for
customers that entered the property within allowed hours. Free exit lowers the
chance of trapping some one in the facility at the risk of granting customers
with valid pass codes the ability to jump the fence and use an exit keypad to
open the gate after hours.
9) Anti-Passback <On> <Off>
Default: Off
When Anti-passback is on, exit keypads will allow exit only if the user has
previously keyed in at an entrance keypad. Entrance keypads will allow
entrance only if the user has previously keyed out at an exit keypad. This
limits access to only one user at a time and makes tailgating difficult. The exit
keypad limitations will function only if free exit is turned off.
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10) Lighting/Relay Controls <On> <Off>
Default: Off
When on, the PTI Lighting/Relay controls will be enabled. You will be asked
for the number of control zones that will be used. All control zones that are
setup on the system must be defined. This also gives you an option for a
relay release delay. When a number is set for the off delay, the system will
wait for the specified number of seconds to pass after the user has logged
out, before releasing any relays being held. This feature can be used for
lighting controls, shunting IR perimeter beams and many other relaycontrolled devices.
11) Event Flagging <On> <Off>
Default: Off
This causes the transmission of a single ASCII character out of the PTI
Falcon serial port whenever a new event is added to the PTI Falcon access
log. PC software can use this flag character to know when there is something
to read out of the access log. This Feature has been discontinued and
should not be used.
12) Check In Pad <= nn
Default: 00
If nn is 00 this feature is turned off. If a number is entered, all remote keypads
numbered “nn” and lower will be treated as Check In/Out stations. A Check In
station functions as an entry station the first time the customer uses it and exit
station the second time, etc. A different message is displayed for entries and
exits so the customer can tell them apart. If a Check In/Out station is in use,
any other remote keypads will not allow access unless the customer has first
checked in at a Check In/Out keypad. Also any customer that leaves without
checking out of the facility at a Check In/Out station will have his access
suspended at midnight of that day until it is enabled again by management.
13) Exempt Zone >nn
Default: 09
If nn is 09 this feature is turned off. If a number is entered, customers in time
zones numbered nn and higher will be exempt from the check in/check out
process described above. Typically employee pass codes will be placed in an
exempt zone so that employees do not have to check in before using other
keypads on the property. Exempt zone employees will also not have their code
suspended at midnight if they fail to key out when they exit the property.
Exempt zone can also be used to activate ALL relays on a relay board if an
exempt code is entered. This is useful so a manager will not have to enter a
separate code for each floor or to turn on specific lights.
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14) Counter Rdr = nn
Default: 00
Allows one remote keypad (number “nn”) to be set as a counter reader rather
than a normal remote keypad. This overrides any other setting for this remote
keypad. A counter reader is a remote keypad (or card reader) unit that is used
by management to program pass codes into the PTI Falcon. If the PTI Falcon
is at the point of entering a pass code, rather than entering the code through
the keypad on the Falcon, it can be transmitted to the Falcon from the remote
unit designated as the Counter Reader. Facilities using preprogrammed
magnetic stripe cards for access often do not know what code is on a
particular card. By swiping the card through the designated Counter Reader
at the proper time, the code will be echoed on the screen of the Falcon as if
they had entered it by hand. The normal programming process can then
continue. A unit designated as a counter reader cannot be used for any other
purpose (It is strongly suggested that the remote devices be operated at 9600
baud if a counter reader is used, or the response of the reader appears too
slow).
15) Comm Count = nnn
Default: 10
This specifies the number of consecutive communication failures that must
occur with a remote device before it will be considered an error and
Communications off logged in the access record. The minimum allowed
value is three and the maximum is two hundred and fifty five. The factory
default setting is ten. If a property is experiencing comm on/off problems it is
not recommended to increase this delay time. There is generally a wiring or
component problem causing the printout and increasing this delay only
masks the problem and does not correct it.
16) Midnight log out <On> <Off>
Default: Off
When turned on, the system will mark all users offsite at midnight. This will
arm all previously onsite doors and release any relays being held if used with
the PTI door alarm system or relay/lighting controls. This is useful to clear
“tailgaters” from the site but can also accidentally mark tenants off site if they
happen to have access after midnight and are currently on site.
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17) Swinger shutdown <On> <Off>
Default: On
When this feature is turned on, the PTI door alarm system will report a door
violation and sound the siren only one time even if the door is reopened. The
system will not set off the siren and report the violated door again until
manually cleared by using function 12 on the Falcon base unit. If the feature
is turned off, the system will report a door violation and sound the siren every
time a violated door is reopened. Turning this feature off can cause nuisance
alarms to continually go off many times creating problems with local
residences and authorities.
18) Ignore onsite doors <On> <Off>
Default: Off
The PTI door alarm system will not report normal door open and door closed
activity from onsite users when this feature is turned on. A door violation will
still sound the siren normally. This feature is commonly used if motion
sensors are installed in the units to prevent the printer from reporting
open/close every time movement is detected
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19) Daily status report <On> <Off>
Default: Off
If turned on, the system will print the communication status of all remotes,
Open Doors and Doors in Alarm Condition at midnight providing a printer is
connected to the Falcon and turned on. It is recommended this feature is
turned on the provide a status of the property to the manager.
20) French Keypads? <On> <Off>
Default: Off
This feature is used if messages sent from the Falcon to the keypad or
CodeXpress are to be displayed in French. The keypad must also have a
custom chip installed which also has the French translation installed.
21) Limit code size <On> <Off>
Default: Off, 10 digits
This feature is used with the PTI CodeXpress card access system. Normally
cards are read as 10 digit codes. If the accounting software has a code
length limit the system can be set to match it. When turned on, the system
will ask for the length of code to read off a card. This feature must be set
before codes are assigned.
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7. Function 1002 - Communications Loop
Back Test
The comm port loop back test is used to check the Falcons interface cable and
its own comm port. To perform this test, plug one end of the interface cable into
the Falcon and put a jumper into holes 2 and 3 on the other end. A metal paper
clip may be used. Then press *1002#. The Falcon will now send out information
through the cable then back. It will display if the test passed or failed. If the
process fails the Falcon will need to be serviced by PTI.
New features are routinely added to the Factory Setup menu, as circumstances
require. Please call PTI if you encounter an item not described here or if you are
unclear about any factory setting.
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8. Index
"#" key indicates "Yes" ...................10
"*" key indicates "No" .....................10
Adjusting Contrast ......................64
Audio cassette
Overview....................................10
Base Unit
Overview....................................10
Troubleshooting....................82, 84
BASE UNIT
Warning ..............................10, 42
Batteries
Battery Back-up............................8
Battery Back-up
Effect on Program settings..........84
for Alarm Mux's ..........................14
General Info ...............................56
Warning .....................................42
Battery Powered Tape Recorder
Troubleshooting..........................57
Cassette ..........................................8
Memory Back-up procedure .......56
Warning .....................................82
Cassette tape backup ......................8
Checklist ..........................................9
Computer interface
connecting..................................13
Installing.....................................42
Connector
120 VAC ....................................10
Printer ............................10, 13, 42
RS232C Computer Interface.10, 13
RS232C, RS485 Specifications ..86
RS485 to Keypads and Alarm
Mux's......................................10
RS485 to Remote Keypads and
Alarm Mux's............................13
Display
Adjust Contrast...........................64
Base Unit ...................................10
Door alarm
Alarm relay for Audible siren.......58
Clearing alarm condition .............59
connection to base unit...............10
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Installation ................................. 42
Mutliple space rental for one user50
Printout description .................... 54
Programming a user .................. 49
Troubleshooting......................... 83
Door alarms
Controllers ................................... 8
optional........................................ 8
Emergency ingress/egress ....... 4
Entering Access Codes ................. 23
Falcon............................................. 8
Fuse
recommended rating.................. 86
FUSE
Warning.................................... 10
Gooseneck stand
Installation ................................. 14
Interference.................................. 3
Programming
Overview ................................... 10
Remote keypad ....................... 10, 13
Backlighting ................................. 8
Display Contrast ........................ 53
Display contrast adjustment ....... 64
Numbering................................. 34
Opening Entrance...................... 58
Operating Voltage.................... 20
Testing ...................................... 23
Remote Keypad
Power Source............................ 80
Powering up ................................ 9
Troubleshooting ................ 82, 83
Warning..................................... 82
RS485..................................... 10, 18
Maximum Wire Length............... 20
Specifications ............................ 86
Terminating resistor ............. 22, 34
Troubleshooting......................... 82
TS2 ........................................... 86
Testing Keypad ............................. 23
Using Access Codes ..................... 11
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9. Troubleshooting
Consult with your installer and fill in the items below to assist you in the future if you
should have questions or problems.
Installation Company_________________________________________
Installation Date_____________________________________________
Contact______________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________
Phone ( )___________________Pager ( )____________________
Mobile( )___________________
My Gate motor power is supplied from breaker panel located _________________
_________________________________________________________________
My Falcon Base unit power is supplied from breaker panel located ____________
_________________________________________________________________
My Remote Keypads are powered from _________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
My Management Software Package is manufactured by: ____________________
Entrance Keypad is/are Remote Number(s) _______________________________
Exit keypad is/are Remote Number(s) ___________________________________
Relay board is/are Remote Number(s) ___________________________________
(For Door Alarm Users) Multiplexer Boxes is/are as follows:
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
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Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
Building ______ has ______ units alarmed with Multiplexer number(s): _________
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In cases where the PTI Falcon system seems to be malfunctioning, it is important to
be able to isolate the problem before contacting your local installation company or
PTI. This will help keep the repair cost as low as possible for you. The following
examples of malfunctions will help you in isolating malfunctioning components of
the system. Normally you should not have to shut down the Falcon unless the
malfunction appears to be within the Falcon. In either case it is highly
recommended that a source of memory back up be obtained (Audio Cassette or
computer disk back-up through you management software package or Falcon 2000
windows program) prior to conducting any troubleshooting procedures.
Important- With the exception of cold booting the system hardware, Do not conduct
any troubleshooting procedures within the system without first removing all sources
of power. The Falcon induces small amounts of voltage into the Remote Keypads
in addition to the 12-volt power supply. Failure to follow these recommendations
can result in personal injury and damage to system.
Scenario 1- Codes entered into the Remote Keypad Units will not open gate,
display reads "Please Wait".
-This means the keypad is not communicating with the Falcon. The best
solution for any electronic malfunction such as this is to reset the keypad. To reset
the keypad, disconnect the power from the keypad and the communication by
disconnecting the RS485 cable from the back of the Falcon Base Unit and shutting
off the breaker for the power source to the keypads. Once both power sources are
disconnected, reconnect the RS485 Cable to the back of the Falcon and turn the
breaker on for the Remote Keypad Unit power. Within 60 seconds of restoring
power the current date and time should transmit from the Falcon base unit to the
keypad(s) and access codes should open the gate with an "Access Granted"
message appearing on the display. If this does not clear up the problem, the
Remote Keypad Unit may need servicing by the PTI repair office. Call you local
dealer or PTI at this point.
-Scenario 2- Codes entered into the Remote Keypad Units will not open gate,
display reads "Access Granted".
-This malfunction could be in the Remote keypad unit or in the Gate Motor
circuitry. If all of the Remote Keypad Units give an "Access Granted" message with
an authorized code but the gate will not open, it is likely that there is a malfunction
occurring in the Gate Motor. If this occurs with only one keypad, the relay inside the
Remote Keypad Unit may be defective. This is most assuredly determined by
connecting an ohmmeter to pins 4 & 5 (for normally open circuits) or pins 5 & 6 (for
normally closed circuits). Upon entering an authorized code into the keypad, the
meter should deflect in the opposite direction indicating continuity in the relay. A
layman's method of this is to simply listen closely to the keypad for 2 quiet clicks
upon entering the code, which is representative of the relay cycling.
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-Scenario 3- Codes entered into the Remote Keypad Unit will not open gate,
display reads "Access Denied".
-This indicates that the Falcon does not recognize the code. Often times the
user has forgotten the correct sequence of numbers. The Falcon will print the
incorrect code for your use.
-Scenario 4- Codes entered into the Remote Keypad Unit will not open gate,
display reads "Access Suspended".
-This indicates that the user assigned to this code has been locked out from
the property (Function 5).
-Scenario 5- Codes entered into the Remote Keypad Unit will not open gate,
display reads "Sorry, Area Closed".
-This indicates that the user is not a 24-hour user and attempted to enter the
property during the closed hours of the property for his time zone that are set in
Function 2. The business hours can be easily programmed incorrectly if the
programmer does not enter the hours of operation in terms of AM for opening and
PM for closing.
-Scenario 6- Falcon is printing "Comm Off" and "Comm On" repeatedly for
one or more remotes.
-This is an indication that one or more of the remotes (keypads or door alarm
multiplexers) have suffered possible damage to the communication circuitry, or the
system is reacting to an outside interference such as radio frequencies, mercury
vapor light interference, or power line radiation for example. In such a case, reset
the system in accordance with scenario 1. If the condition continues, disconnect
one remote unit from the system at a time to eliminate the possibility of one
malfunctioning unit causing all units to appear faulty.
-Scenario 7- Printer will not print.
-Check all cables for tightness.
-Ensure that the printer is not jammed with paper.
-Ensure the printer is on-line/ready and powered up.
-Disconnect printer cable from printer, shut power off/on and reconnect cable.
-Attempt printing a report from the Falcon (Function 8)
-If all other attempts fail, shut off printer and Falcon. Turn Falcon and printer
back on, re-program Falcon or load back up from memory source. Re-attempt
report printing again.
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-Scenario 8- The Falcon will not receive information downloaded from my
Property Management software package.
-This is an indication of an interface malfunction between the Falcon Base Unit and
the PC.
-Ensure that the serial interface cable is securely connected at both ends.
-If using telephone modems, there is a possibility that one of them is
malfunctioning.
-Ensuring there is a current back up available. Shut off Falcon and PC and restart
both in accordance with the operation installation instructions.
-Under Function #14 on the Falcon Base Unit, ensure that the RS232 baud rate is
set in accordance with the Software specifications and modem specifications. Note,
if the baud rate is not set properly the PC will not communicate with the Falcon.
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11. Specifications
11.1 Base Unit Specifications
Voltage: 115 VAC U.S. model
230 VAC Euro model
Battery: 9 VDC Ni-Cad Pack
Current: 250 ma
Current: 500 ma
Fuse: 1 amp
Remote Connector:
Serial Connector:
Pin 1: RS485 Data Positive
Pin 1: RS232 Carrier Detect
Pin 2: RS485 Ground
Pin 2: RS232 Receive Data
Pin 3: RS485 Data Negative
Pin 3: RS232 Transmit Data
Pin 4: Not Used
Pin 4: RS232 Data Term. Ready
Pin 5: Not Used
Pin 5: RS232 Ground
Pin 6: Alarm Relay Normally Open
Pin 6: Not Used
Pin 7: Alarm Relay Common
Pin 7: RS232 Request to Send
Pin 8: Alarm Relay Normally Closed
Pin 8: RS232 Clear to Send
11.2 Remote Keypad Specifications
Voltage: 12 - 18 V, AC or DC
Relay Contacts: 1 amp, 24V
Term Strip 1:
Pin 1: 12 VAC or DC Power
Pin 2: 12 VAC or DC Power
Pin 3: Not Used
Pin 4: Not Used
Pin 5: Not Used
Pin 6: Not Used
Current: 300 ma
Power Fuse: Solid State
Relay Fuse: Solid State
Term Strip 2:
Pin 1: RS485 Data Positive
Pin 2: RS485 Ground
Pin 3: RS485 Data Negative
Pin 4: Relay Normally Open
Pin 5: Relay Common
Pin 6: Relay Normally Closed
11.3 Alarm Multiplexer / Relay Board Specifications
Voltage: 12 - 18 V, AC or DC
Battery: 9 VDC
Term Strip 1:
Pin 1: 12 VAC Power
Pin 2: 12 VAC Power
Pin 3: Not Used
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Fuse: Solid State
Term Strip 2:
Pin 1: RS485 Data Positive
Pin 2: RS485 Ground
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12. Warranty
PTI Falcon Access Control System
Preferred Technology Inc. (PTI) warrants equipment manufactured by PTI to the
original purchaser against defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use
and service, for a period of one year from the date of shipment, provided
recommended installation and maintenance procedures are followed, and
provided that the warranty registration card is promptly completed and
returned to Preferred Technology Inc.
In case of failure due to defective material or workmanship during the warranty
period, components found to be defective upon examination by PTI in its sole
discretion, will be repaired or replaced with new or factory rebuilt components at the
option of PTI. Replacement parts are warranted only for the remaining portion of
the original warranty period or 90 days which ever is longer. Equipment requiring
warranty work shall be returned freight prepaid to PTI. Before Equipment is
returned for repair a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number must be
obtained from PTI.
This warranty does not extend to normal maintenance, which the customer is
expected to provide. Further, this warranty does not extend to equipment or
component systems manufactured by others and sold by PTI. In such cases, the
original manufacturer's warranty shall apply.
This warranty is in lieu of and excludes all other warranties, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose. This warranty shall not extend to
damage due to improper installation, maintenance, or use, connection to
improper power sources, or to damage caused by fire, flood, lightning, power
surge, or other acts of nature. In no event shall Preferred Technology Inc. be
liable for any incidental or consequential damages due to any defect or
failure of the equipment.
PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY INC.
8271 East Gelding Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 991-1259
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13. Return Material Authorization Policy
When returning equipment to Preferred Technology, Inc. you must first call for a
Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. This number must be visible on
the outside of the package as well as on the product inside the package.
Equipment requiring a RMA number includes, but is not limited to:
• Product returned for advance replacement
• Product returned for repair (in and out of warranty)
• Product returned for credit
PTI has implemented this policy in order to improve service to our customers.
RMA numbers help us to track receipt of packages, identify reasons for returns,
insure prompt repair and return, insure proper replacement of damaged or faulty
equipment, and insure proper credit. We appreciate your cooperation in helping
us serve you better.
Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call us at 480991-1259.
Warranty Registration Card
Company: __________________________________
Serial numbers
Contact: ___________________________________
Falcon: __________
Address: ___________________________________
Keypads: _________
_________________
_________________
Address: ___________________________________
City: ________________ State: ____ Zip: _________
Phone: _________________
Fax: ___________________
E-Mail: _____________________________
Muxs: ____________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
Relay board: ______
_________________
Equipment purchased through: ______________________
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