Caretaker user - Per Mar Security Services

Your purchase of the C a r e T a k e r security system is a decision
which will afford you greater peace of mind for the many years of service the system is designed to provide. The CareTaker is a revolutionary security system that allows you to use your Touch T o n e
telephones to control your system and receive voice responses to your
commands. It provides sophisticated protection without complex control panels with dozens of lights, bells and whistles.
This manual consists of four sections:
SECTION 1 introduces you to the components of your CareTaker
SECTION 2 shows you how to turn the intrusion protection on and
off and explains what to do if you create a false alarm or experience
a problem with your CareTaker.
SECTION 3 explains some additional advanced and optional features
you may wish to explore once you have mastered the day-to-day
features in Section 2.
SECTION 4 contains a Glossary of Terms (please review them before trying to operate your system), important information regarding the limitations of your system and what you should know
about Federal Communications Commission Rules Part 15 and 68.
Special Note: Some of the features of CareTaker talked about in
this manual are optional and are available at additional cost from
your CareTaker dealer.
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This section explains whar each of the system’s components do.
The CareTaker Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Touch Tone Phone
Wireless Touchpads
Wall Mounted Wired Touchpad With Speaker
Interior Sirens
Exterior Siren/Speakers
Energy Saver Module
Dour/window Sensor
Passive Infrared Sensor
Sound Sensor
Shock Sensor
Smoke Sensor
Heat Sensor
The CareTaker Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The CPU contains the electronic microcomputer circuits that control
your system. It receives information from sensors placed strategically
throughout the building and commands from Touch Tone phones or
your Touchpad. It sounds sirens and siren speakers and produces voice
announcements over your phones and can report alarms to the Central
Station. The CPU has two indicator lights visible through small
windows on the front panel.
System OK Light (Green)
Armed Status Light (Red)
The CPU is typically mounted in a secure area out of normal view as
there are no controls or indicators on the unit which are essential for day
to day operation. The cabinet is equipped with a lock to prevent unauthorized tampering. The unit is powered by a plug-in external transformer which means there are no hazardous voltages in the cabinet or
elsewhere in the system. This CPU is required for use in an
Underwriters Laboratories Listed household Fire and Burglary Warning
Touch Tone Phone
CareTaker can be operated from most Touch Tone telephones. You
simply push the buttons on your Touch Tone phones in a special sequence to turn on or off most CareTaker features. You will also hear
voice announcements concerning your system from your phones ear
Only Touch-Tone Phones should be used with CareTaker. To check
to see if your phone is Touch Tone, notice if you hear a tone each time
a dialing button is pushed. Some push button dial phones are pulse
dialers and you will hear a series of faint clicks instead of tones when
you dial. In addition, the m and m buttons must not be used for
another purpose that will interfere with CareTaker’s operation.
CareTaker does not interfere with normal use of your phones with
two exceptions: (1) If your system detects a trouble condition
CareTaker will make a brief announcement reminding you of the
problem when you are about to place an outgoing call. This announcement will be repeated at least once a day, again when you place a
call, until the trouble is fixed. (2) If an alarm or test is in progress and
the CPU is reporting lo the Central Station, all telephones will bc
temporarily disabled and any calls in progress will be disconncctcd.
Interior Sirens are small, permanently mounted sounding devices. One
model combines the siren and a telephone jack and replaces an existing
telephone jack. The other model is a siren only.
These devices will sound the various system status beeps as well as
make louder alarm sounds in Ihe event of an audible alarm.
One model 60-136 indoor siren is required for use in an Underwitcrs
Laboratories Listed household fire and burglary warning system.
Exterior Siren/Speakers
CareTaker has two models of extra loud speakers that may be placed
outside (sometimes inside) of your building. When activated they emit a
loud siren sound and using the CareTaker digitized voice will
announce the type of alarm and the number of the sensor which detecled
it. The noise will usually frighten an intruder as well as alert neighbors
and help you determine the cause of the alarm.
In addition to operating your CareTaker system with Touch Tone
phones, you have your choice of three different Touchpads. You can
have any quantity or combination of Touchpad models in your system.
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OFF.... :
Wireless Touchpads
Two Wireless Touchpad models are available (models 60-144 & 60273). One is designed to be attached to the wall. The other, a hand held
model, can be carried about. Both can be used to turn CareTaker on
and off as well activate emergency panic (HELP) alarms.
Note: Wireless Touchpads are not capable of arming the system if a
trouble condition exists. You must use a Touch Tone phone or the
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A Touchpad (model 60-258) is available with a built-in voice message
speaker and siren, In addition, four lights indicate the status of the
system and the energy saver as well as the armed status and the
existence of trouble conditions. The unit must be wired to the Central
Processing Unit by a qualified installation technician. The Model 60258 Keypad is required to be used in an Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Listed Household Fire and Burglary Warning system.
- TROUBLE BUTTON - Push to get messages and silence trouble beeps.
ON when intrusion protection is in level 3.
STATUS - FLASHING when intrusion protection is in level 2.
OFF when intrusion protection is OFF
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This optional device contains a temperature sensor which is wired to the
CareTaker and a control which is connected to your thermostat. You
can set high or low temperature limits in CareTaker’s memory using
a Touch Tone phone. When the Energy Saver is turned on it replaces
your thermostat and the preset temperature becomes your new thermostat setting. You can turn the Energy Saver feature on or off with a
simple command when you arm or disarm system. You can also control
the Energy Saver feature from an off premise telephone.
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In addition, the unit contains a freeze warning device which is and normally set at 42 degrees. In colder climates this feature can alert someone, using the communicator, of a furnace failure.
You can also call your CareTaker from a remote phone and have the
current temperature announced by requesting the detailed status report.
Note. On the Hardwired Touch Pad, the Energy Saver light will normally come ON when you
turn the Energy Saver feature ON. It may not be ON when you return to turn the feature OFF
however, because the light turns OFF while your furnace or air conditioner is running.
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There are numerous sensors which are compatible with CareTaker
particularly because the unit can accept both the wired and wireless
types. Your CareTaker dealer will suggest the units he feels best suit
your security needs. Following are descriptions of the more popular
wireless sensors for use with the system.
Door/Window Sensor 60-135
This two piece sensor can detect any opening of doors, windows, cabinets, etc. It consists of a battery powered radio transmitter and a magnet. The units are mounted so that when the door or window is opened,
the magnet is separated from a sensitive magnetic switch in the transmitter unit causing an “open” or alarm signal to be sent to the CPU.
Motion Sensors (Not to be used in a U.L. Installation)
Motion Sensors detect movement of body heat within their detection
pattern. They are used indoors only and are usually placed in an area in
which an intruder would likely go if hc were to gain entry. The Motion
Sensors contain a built in radio transmitter to alert the CareTaker
CPU when an intrusion is detected.
Sound Sensors (No1 to be used in a U.L lnstallation)
Sound Sensors detect only the intense sounds of breaking glass or
splintering wood caused by a forced break-in.
Shock Sensors (Not to be used in a U.L. Installation)
Shock Sensors mount on window frames and detect the shock caused by
an intruder who breaks though a window lo gain entry.
Smoke Sensors 60- 106
Smoke Sensors should also be a part of your protection system. In a
home it is desirable to have at least one on each level of the home and
particularly important to have one near all bedroom areas.
Heat Sensors (Not to be used in a U.L. Installation)
Heat Sensors are used to detect fire in areas not suited for smoke sensors
such as kitchens or garages.
Replacement Battery Guide
When replacing batteries in this equipment, please use the batteries recommended below.
Transmitter Part #
Battery, Manufacturer
60- 144 Wireless Touch Pad
LS-3 SAFT, Rated 3.5V lithium**
60-273 Wireless Touch Pad
LS-3 SAFT. Rated 3.5V lithium**
60- 135 Door / Window Sensor
LS-3 SAFT, Rated 3.5V lithium**
60-106 Wireless Smoke Sensor
MN1604 Duracell, Rated 9V Alkaline
** This lithium battery is available only from your servicing ITI Dealer.
When to Use:
What Will Happen:
Your CareTaker system has several automatic test routines builtin. If CareTaker discovers a problem it will notify you. Call your
dealer to discuss what to do.
The Sirens will beep, rapidly, eight times every minute until you
pick up the phone or push the “Push When Flashing” button on a
Wired Touchpad and listen to the trouble message. These same eight
beeps may occur again 12 hours later if the problem is not corrected.
The Green System OK Light on the CPU will blink until the trouble is corrected.
When you change the arming level or make a status request you will
hear the trouble beeps following the regular arming level beeps.
If your system is monitored, the Central Station will be notified of
the problem.
Your telephone will make a “Ping Pong” sound and announce the
particular test failure as follows:
“AC Power is Off...” Your system may have accidently been unplugged or disconnected from AC power.
‘System Battery is bad...” The emergency standby battery has failed
and should be recharged or replaced.
“Sensor ?? Failure...” The particular sensor is probably not working.
“Sensor ?? Trouble...” A sensor has an internal problem such as a
low battery or the cover is off. It may still be working.
“Trouble Code Zero Zero...” The system has not been programmed
or its memory has been cleared for some reason.
“Trouble Code 96... ” Your telephone line or connections are bad.
The audible alarm features of your system will still work but the
communicator will not.
“Fire Sensor ?? Trouble...” A fire or smoke sensor has not properly
reset after activation.
“Phone Line Failure...” Your telephone service is not working or
the CareTaker has been disconnected from the phone line.
When to Use:
This section tells you how to use additional features of CareTaker
What to Do:
The following is a brief description of the features you will learn about in this section. They are
listed in the order in which they appear.
. Bypass .
Deleting an open intrusion sensor which would otherwise prevent the system from
off’ a “special 24 hour intrusion sensor” or any other intrusion
Direct Bypas - “Turning
Instan -t Changing delayed intrusion sensors to Instant when arming your system.
Chime -Turning the Chime feature on and off.
Lights - Extending exit timing of Controlled Lights to 5 minutes and turning Controlled
Lights on for 5 minutes from a telephone or Touchpad.
Alarm Histor - yListening to the Alarm History messages stored in CareTaker.
Energy Saver - Turning the Energy Saver on when arming your system.
Central Station Tes - Performing
the Central Station test.
Sensor Tes - tPerforming the Sensor Test for each sensor in your system.
Energy Save -rTurning the Energy Saver on or off without arming or disarming your system.
Energy Saver Temperature - Setting
s the Energy Saver low or high temperature set point.
Wire d Touchpa d- An illustration showing special features of the optional Wired Touchpad.
. Disable Acces - Temporarily
turning off CareTake rresponse to the m and m buttons
on your phone so that you can use these buttons for other purposes.
. Off Premis eAcces s- Controlling your system from an off premise phone.
. Duress Code - Entering this special code generates an emergency silent alarm while
disarming or arming your system.
What Will Happ
Status Lights
System OK Light.... Located on the CPU cabinet and the Wired Touchpad.
ON.... System condition is normal.
Blinking.... A trouble condition exists. Listen to announcement on phone.
OFF.... System Failure. Call your dealer.
Armed Status Light...
. Located on the CPU cabinet and the Wired Touchpad.
ON.... Armed to Level 3. All intrusion protection is ON.
Blinking.... Armed to Level 2. Perimeter intrusion protection is ON.
OFF....Armed to Level 1. Intrusion protection is OFF.
Trouble Light..
. . Located on the Wired Touchpad.
OFF.... Normal.
Flashing.... A trouble condition exists. Push button near light for message:
(Call for service if trouble condition exists.)
Energy Saver Light..
. . Located on the Wired Touchpad.
OFF....Energy Saver feature is OFF. (Also OFF when furnace or air conditioner is
running even though Energy Saver may actually be ON.)
ON.... Energy Saver feature is ON.
Siren Sounds
Loud steady siren.... Fire alarm. (Takes precedence over burglar alarm.)
Loud intermittent siren.... Intrusion or HELP alarm.
Eight low volume beeps every minute.... A trouble condition exists.
One, two or three low volume beeps.... CareTaker is acknowledging that you have
armed lo Level I, 2, or 3.
Long (one second) low volume beep....CareTaker is acknowledging your command.
Very long, low volume beep.... CareTaker is “protesting your attempt to arm because a
door or window is open.
Very short, low volume beep.... The Chime feature is announcing a door or window