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Software Version 1.1
DLS-1 V6.2 and up
© 1998 Digital Security Controls Ltd.
• W A R N I N G •
Toronto, Canada
This manual contains information on limitations regarding product
use and function and information on the limitations as to liability
of the manufacturer. The entire manual should be carefully read.
Printed in Canada 29002616 R1
WARNING Please Read Carefully
Note to Installers
This warning contains vital information. As the only individual in contact with
system users, it is your responsibility to bring each item in this warning to the
attention of the users of this system.
System Failures
This system has been carefully designed to be as effective as possible. There are
circumstances, however, involving fire, burglary, or other types of emergencies
where it may not provide protection. Any alarm system of any type may be compromised deliberately or may fail to operate as expected for a variety of reasons.
Some but not all of these reasons may be:
■ Inadequate Installation
A security system must be installed properly in order to provide adequate protection. Every installation should be evaluated by a security professional to ensure
that all access points and areas are covered. Locks and latches on windows and
doors must be secure and operate as intended. Windows, doors, walls, ceilings
and other building materials must be of sufficient strength and construction to
provide the level of protection expected. A reevaluation must be done during and
after any construction activity. An evaluation by the fire and/or police department
is highly recommended if this service is available.
■ Criminal Knowledge
This system contains security features which were known to be effective at the
time of manufacture. It is possible for persons with criminal intent to develop
techniques which reduce the effectiveness of these features. It is important that a
security system be reviewed periodically to ensure that its features remain effective and that it be updated or replaced if it is found that it does not provide the
protection expected.
■ Access by Intruders
Intruders may enter through an unprotected access point, circumvent a sensing device, evade detection by moving through an area of insufficient coverage, disconnect a warning device, or interfere with or prevent the proper
operation of the system.
■ Power Failure
Control units, intrusion detectors, smoke detectors and many other security devices require an adequate power supply for proper operation. If a device operates
from batteries, it is possible for the batteries to fail. Even if the batteries have not
failed, they must be charged, in good condition and installed correctly. If a device
operates only by AC power, any interruption, however brief, will render that device inoperative while it does not have power. Power interruptions of any length
are often accompanied by voltage fluctuations which may damage electronic equipment such as a security system. After a power interruption has occurred, immediately conduct a complete system test to ensure that the system operates as intended.
■ Failure of Replaceable Batteries
This system’s wireless transmitters have been designed to provide several years of
battery life under normal conditions. The expected battery life is a function of the
device environment, usage and type. Ambient conditions such as high humidity,
high or low temperatures, or large temperature fluctuations may reduce the expected battery life. While each transmitting device has a low battery monitor which
identifies when the batteries need to be replaced, this monitor may fail to operate
as expected. Regular testing and maintenance will keep the system in good operating condition.
■ Compromise of Radio Frequency (Wireless) Devices
Signals may not reach the receiver under all circumstances which could include metal objects placed on or near the radio path or deliberate jamming
or other inadvertent radio signal interference.
■ System Users
A user may not be able to operate a panic or emergency switch possibly due to
permanent or temporary physical disability, inability to reach the device in time,
or unfamiliarity with the correct operation. It is important that all system users be
trained in the correct operation of the alarm system and that they know how to
respond when the system indicates an alarm.
■ Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors that are a part of this system may not properly alert occupants of a
fire for a number of reasons, some of which follow. The smoke detectors may have
been improperly installed or positioned. Smoke may not be able to reach the smoke
detectors, such as when the fire is in a chimney, walls or roofs, or on the other side of
closed doors. Smoke detectors may not detect smoke from fires on another level of
the residence or building.
Every fire is different in the amount of smoke produced and the rate of burning. Smoke detectors cannot sense all types of fires equally well. Smoke detectors may not provide timely warning of fires caused by carelessness or safety
hazards such as smoking in bed, violent explosions, escaping gas, improper
storage of flammable materials, overloaded electrical circuits, children playing
with matches or arson.
Even if the smoke detector operates as intended, there may be circumstances
when there is insufficient warning to allow all occupants to escape in time to
avoid injury or death.
■ Motion Detectors
Motion detectors can only detect motion within the designated areas as shown
in their respective installation instructions. They cannot discriminate between
intruders and intended occupants. Motion detectors do not provide volumetric
area protection. They have multiple beams of detection and motion can only be
detected in unobstructed areas covered by these beams. They cannot detect
motion which occurs behind walls, ceilings, floor, closed doors, glass partitions, glass doors or windows. Any type of tampering whether intentional or
unintentional such as masking, painting, or spraying of any material on the
lenses, mirrors, windows or any other part of the detection system will impair
its proper operation.
Passive infrared motion detectors operate by sensing changes in temperature.
However their effectiveness can be reduced when the ambient temperature rises
near or above body temperature or if there are intentional or unintentional sources
of heat in or near the detection area. Some of these heat sources could be heaters,
radiators, stoves, barbeques, fireplaces, sunlight, steam vents, lighting and so on.
■ Warning Devices
Warning devices such as sirens, bells, horns, or strobes may not warn people or
waken someone sleeping if there is an intervening wall or door. If warning devices are located on a different level of the residence or premise, then it is less
likely that the occupants will be alerted or awakened. Audible warning devices
may be interfered with by other noise sources such as stereos, radios, televisions,
air conditioners or other appliances, or passing traffic. Audible warning devices,
however loud, may not be heard by a hearing-impaired person.
■ Telephone Lines
If telephone lines are used to transmit alarms, they may be out of service or busy for
certain periods of time. Also an intruder may cut the telephone line or defeat its operation by more sophisticated means which may be difficult to detect.
■ Insufficient Time
There may be circumstances when the system will operate as intended, yet the
occupants will not be protected from the emergency due to their inability to respond to the warnings in a timely manner. If the system is monitored, the response
may not occur in time to protect the occupants or their belongings.
■ Component Failure
Although every effort has been made to make this system as reliable as possible, the
system may fail to function as intended due to the failure of a component.
■ Inadequate Testing
Most problems that would prevent an alarm system from operating as intended
can be found by regular testing and maintenance. The complete system should be
tested weekly and immediately after a break-in, an attempted break-in, a fire, a
storm, an earthquake, an accident, or any kind of construction activity inside or
outside the premises. The testing should include all sensing devices, keypads,
consoles, alarm indicating devices and any other operational devices that are part
of the system.
■ Security and Insurance
Regardless of its capabilities, an alarm system is not a substitute for property
or life insurance. An alarm system also is not a substitute for property owners,
renters, or other occupants to act prudently to prevent or minimize the harmful
effects of an emergency situation.
Digital Security Controls Ltd. warrants the original purchaser that for a period
of twelve months from the date of purchase, the product shall be free of defects
in materials and workmanship under normal use. During the warranty period,
Digital Security Controls Ltd. shall, at its option, repair or replace any defective
product upon return of the product to its factory, at no charge for labour and
materials. Any replacement and/or repaired parts are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer. The original owner must promptly notify Digital Security Controls Ltd. in writing that
there is defect in material or workmanship, such written notice to be received in
all events prior to expiration of the warranty period.
Digital Security Controls Ltd.’s liability for failure to repair the product under
this warranty after a reasonable number of attempts will be limited to a replacement of the product, as the exclusive remedy for breach of warranty. Under no
circumstances shall Digital Security Controls Ltd. be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages based upon breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, strict liability, or any other legal theory. Such damages include,
but are not limited to, loss of profits, loss of the product or any associated equipment, cost of capital, cost of substitute or replacement equipment, facilities or
services, down time, purchaser’s time, the claims of third parties, including customers, and injury to property.
International Warranty
Disclaimer of Warranties
The warranty for international customers is the same as for any customer
within Canada and the United States, with the exception that Digital Security Controls Ltd. shall not be responsible for any customs fees, taxes, or
VAT that may be due.
Warranty Procedure
To obtain service under this warranty, please return the item(s) in question to the
point of purchase. All authorized distributors and dealers have a warranty program. Anyone returning goods to Digital Security Controls Ltd. must first obtain an authorization number. Digital Security Controls Ltd. will not accept any
shipment whatsoever for which prior authorization has not been obtained.
Conditions to Void Warranty
This warranty applies only to defects in parts and workmanship relating to normal
use. It does not cover:
• damage incurred in shipping or handling;
• damage caused by disaster such as fire, flood, wind, earthquake or lightning;
• damage due to causes beyond the control of Digital Security Controls Ltd. such
as excessive voltage, mechanical shock or water damage;
• damage caused by unauthorized attachment, alterations, modifications or foreign objects;
• damage caused by peripherals (unless such peripherals were supplied by Digital Security Controls Ltd.);
• defects caused by failure to provide a suitable installation environment for the
• damage caused by use of the products for purposes other than those for which
it was designed;
• damage from improper maintenance;
• damage arising out of any other abuse, mishandling or improper application
of the products.
This warranty contains the entire warranty and shall be in lieu of any and all
other warranties, whether expressed or implied (including all implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) And of all other
obligations or liabilities on the part of Digital Security Controls Ltd. Digital
Security Controls Ltd. neither assumes nor authorizes any other person purporting to act on its behalf to modify or to change this warranty, nor to assume
for it any other warranty or liability concerning this product.
This disclaimer of warranties and limited warranty are governed by the laws
of the province of Ontario, Canada.
WARNING: Digital Security Controls Ltd. recommends that the entire system
be completely tested on a regular basis. However, despite frequent testing, and
due to, but not limited to, criminal tampering or electrical disruption, it is
possible for this product to fail to perform as expected.
Installer’s Lockout
Any products returned to DSC which have the Installer’s Lockout option
enabled and exhibit no other problems will be subject to a service charge.
Out of Warranty Repairs
Digital Security Controls Ltd. will at its option repair or replace out-of-warranty
products which are returned to its factory according to the following conditions.
Anyone returning goods to Digital Security Controls Ltd. must first obtain an
authorization number. Digital Security Controls Ltd. will not accept any shipment whatsoever for which prior authorization has not been obtained.
Products which Digital Security Controls Ltd. determines to be repairable will
be repaired and returned. A set fee which Digital Security Controls Ltd. has
predetermined and which may be revised from time to time, will be charged for
each unit repaired.
Products which Digital Security Controls Ltd. determines not to be repairable
will be replaced by the nearest equivalent product available at that time. The
current market price of the replacement product will be charged for each replacement unit.
Hook-up Diagram
FCC Compliance Statement
Table of Contents
Features .................................................................................... 2
Specifications ............................................................................ 2
Mounting the Panel ................................................................... 3
Mounting the Keypad ................................................................ 3
Wiring ........................................................................................ 3
Burglary Zone Wiring ................................................................ 4
Fire Zone Wiring ........................................................................ 4
Auxiliary Power Connection ...................................................... 4
Bell Connection ......................................................................... 4
PGM Terminal Connections ...................................................... 4
AC Power Wiring ....................................................................... 4
Battery Connection ................................................................... 4
Telephone Line Wiring .............................................................. 4
Introduction ............................................................................... 5
Master Code ............................................................................. 5
Installer’s Programming Code .................................................. 5
Arming ...................................................................................... 5
Auto-Bypass/Home-Away Arming ............................................ 5
At-Home Arming ....................................................................... 5
Disarming .................................................................................. 5
Important Note about Keypad [∗] Commands ......................... 5
[∗]+[0]: Quick-Arm .................................................................... 6
[∗]+[1]+[Access Code]: Zone Bypassing ................................ 6
[∗]+[2]: Display Trouble Conditions .......................................... 6
[∗]+[3]: Display Alarm Memory ................................................. 6
[∗]+[4]: Bell Test ....................................................................... 6
[∗]+[5]+[Master Code]: Program Access Codes ..................... 6
[∗]+[6]: Door Chime On/Off ...................................................... 7
[∗]+[7]: Utility Output Command .............................................. 7
[∗]+[8]+[Installer’s Code]: Installer’s Programming Command 7
[∗]+[9]+[Access Code]: At-Home Arming ................................ 7
Keypad Zones .......................................................................... 7
Adjusting the Keypad Sounder Tone and Backlighting ........... 8
Sections [05] and [06] .............................................................. 8
HEX Data Programming ............................................................ 8
Resetting Programming to the Factory Default Settings .......... 9
[01] Zone Definitions ................................................................. 9
[02] System Times .................................................................. 10
[03] Installer’s Code ................................................................ 10
[04] Programmable Output Options (PGM Terminal) ............. 10
[05] 1st System Option Code ................................................. 10
[06] 2nd System Option Code ................................................ 11
Disabling Communications ..................................................... 11
[07] Phone Number ................................................................. 11
[08] Customer Account Code ................................................. 11
[09] Zone Alarm and Restoral Reporting Codes ................... 11
[10] Opening and Closing Reporting Codes .......................... 11
[11] Maintenance and Priority Codes ..................................... 11
[12] Downloading Access Code ............................................. 11
[13] Maintenance Codes ........................................................ 11
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Digital Security
Controls Ltd. could void your authority to use this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
• Re-orient the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the FCC useful: “How to
Identify and Resolve Radio/Television Interference Problems”. This booklet is
available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. 20402, Stock
# 004-000-00345-4
Important Information This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules. On
the side of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC
registration number of this equipment.
Notification to Telephone Company: Upon request, the customer shall notify the telephone
company of the particular line to which the connection will be made, and provide the FCC
registration number and the ringer equivalence of the protective circuit.
FCC Registration Number: F53CAN-20051-AL-E
Ringer Equivalence Number: 0.1B
USOC Jack: RJ-31X
Telephone Connection Requirements: Except for the telephone company provided
ringers, all connections to the telephone network shall be made through standard
plugs and telephone company provided jacks, or equivalent, in such a manner as to
allow for easy, immediate disconnection of the terminal equipment. Standard jacks
shall be so arranged that, if the plug connected thereto is withdrawn, no interference
to the operation of the equipment at the customer’s premises which remains
connected to the telephone network shall occur by reason of such withdrawal.
Incidence of Harm: Should terminal equipment or protective circuitry cause harm
to the telephone network, the telephone company shall, where practicable, notify the
customer that temporary disconnection of service may be required; however, where
prior notice is not practicable, the telephone company may temporarily discontinue
service if such action is deemed reasonable in the circumstances. In the case of such
temporary discontinuance, the telephone company shall promptly notify the customer
and will be given the opportunity to correct the situation.
Additional Telephone Company Information: The security control panel must be
properly connected to the telephone line with a USOC RJ-31X telephone jack.
The FCC prohibits customer-provided terminal equipment be connected to party
lines or to be used in conjunction with coin telephone service. Inter-connect rules
may vary from state to state.
Changes in Telephone Company Equipment of Facilities: The telephone company
may make changes in its communications facilities, equipment, operations or
procedures, where such actions are reasonably required and proper in its business.
Should any such changes render the customer’s terminal equipment incompatible
with the telephone company facilities the customer shall be given adequate notice to
the effect modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN): The REN is useful to determine the quantity
of devices that you may connect to your telephone line and still have all of those
devices ring when your telephone number is called. In most, but not all areas, the sum
of the RENs of all devices connected to one line should not exceed five (5.0). To be
certain of the number of devices that you may connect to your line, you may want to
contact your local telephone company.
Equipment Maintenance Facility: If you experience trouble with this telephone
equipment, please contact the facility indicated below for information on obtaining
service or repairs. The telephone company may ask that you disconnect this
equipment from the network until the problem has been corrected or until you are sure
that the equipment is not malfunctioning.
Digital Security Controls Ltd.
160 Washburn Street, Lockport, NY 14094
• Fully featured security system with Trouble
Supervision, Alarm Memory, Master Code and 3
programmable Access Codes, Quick-Arming and
At-Home Arming, Door Chime, 3 one-touch Keypad
Zones, and more
• Digital Communicator compatible receivers and
their formats
- Silent Knight Model 9000: 3/1, 4/1, 4/2 nonextended, 3/1 extended, 20 bps, 1400 Hz
- Ademco Model 685: 3/1, 4/1, 4/2 non-extended,
3/1 extended, 20 bps, 1400 Hz handshake.
- Sescoa Model 3000: 3/1, 4/1, 4/2 non-extended,
3/1 extended, 20 bps, 1400 Hz handshake.
- Radionics Model D6500: 3/1, 4/2 non-extended,
3/1 extended, with or without parity, 1400 and
2300 Hz handshake.
- Sur-Gard Model MLR2-DG: 3/1, 4/1, 4/2, without
parity, 20 bps, 1400 and 2300 Hz handshake.
• 4 End-of-Line Resistor Supervised Zones
• 6 Programmable Zone Types with Silent or Audible
• Programmable Output with 4 options
• All Installer’s Programming can be done at the
keypad or through downloading
• EEPROM memory retains all programming even
after all power is removed from the control panel
• Advanced static and lightning protection; unique
“Zap-Trac” circuit board design stops damaging
voltages at the wiring terminals, and transient
protection devices are placed in all critical areas for
further protection
PC550 Control Panel
• Four fully programmable zones
• Zones are End-of-Line Resistor supervised
• All zones programmable as 24-Hour Fire Alarm
• Maximum zone loop resistance: 100 ohms
• Bell/Siren Output: PTC 3A
• Bell / Siren Alarms: steady and pulsed alarms
• Programmable Output: 50 mA with 4 options
• Auxiliary Power Output:
- 150 mA (Fire and Burglary), 24-hour standby
- 300 mA (Burglary only), 4-hour standby
• Maximum 3 keypads per system
• Required Battery: 12 VDC, 4 Ah sealed lead-acid type
- Standby @ 150 mA auxiliary output: 24 hours
- Standby @ 300 mA auxiliary output: 4 hours
• Required Transformer: 16 VAC, 40 VA
• Panel dimensions: 10" high x 8" wide x 3" deep (254
x 208 x 76 mm)
• Panel Colour: light beige
SL-40 Keypad
• 12-key keypad
• Three one-touch Zones: [F], [A], [P]
• 3 Status Lights: Ready, Armed, System
• 4 Zone Lights
• All new slimline design
• Keypad dimensions: 4.75" high x 2.75" wide x 1.2"
deep (120mm x 70mm x 30mm)
• Keypad Color: Designer White with Grey display
PC500RK Keypad
• 12-key keypad
• Three one-touch Zones: [F], [A], [P]
• 3 Status Lights: Ready, Armed, System
• 4 Zone Lights
• Keypad dimensions: 4.5" high x 4.5" wide x 1" deep
(114mm x 114mm x 25.4mm)
• Keypad Color: Mist
PC500RK APS Keypad
• 10-key keypad
• One one-touch Zone: [P]
• 3 Status Lights: Ready, Armed, System
• 4 Zone Lights
• Keypad dimensions: 4.5" high x 4.5" wide x 1" deep
(114mm x 114mm x 25.4mm)
• Keypad Color: Mist
[10] Opening and Closing Reporting Codes
Page 11
For single digit reporting codes, enter [0] as the second digit.
Closing, Access Code 1
Enter [ 1 ] (HEX A) to transmit a “0” (zero = 10 pulses)
Closing, Access Code 2
Closing, Access Code 3
Closing, Access Code 4
Opening, Access Code 1
Opening, Access Code 2
Opening, Access Code 3
Opening, Access Code 4
[11] Maintenance and Priority Codes
Page 11
[P] Key Alarm
[A] Key Alarm
[F] Key Alarm
Battery Trouble
Battery Restore
Periodic Test Code
[12] Downloading Access Code
Page 11
0 5 0 5
This code allows the panel to confirm that a valid downloading computer is requesting access to
the panel.
[13] Maintenance and Priority Codes
Page 11
Fire Trouble
Fire Trouble Restore
AC Trouble
AC Trouble Restore
[06] 2nd System Option Code
Page 11
Mounting the Panel
Zone Light ON
Zone Light OFF
Zone Light 1
DTMF dialing
Pulse dialing
Zone Light 2
1400Hz Handshake
2300Hz Handshake
Zone Light 3
DLS Answer enabled
DLS Answer disabled
Zone Light 4
Standard Fire Bell
Temporal Fire Bell
[07] Phone Number
Page 11
Enter [0] for the digit 0 in the phone number. Enter [ 4 ] (HEX D) for a 2-second pause between number digits.
Enter [#] to end the phone number entry
[08] Customer Account Code
Page 11
Enter [ 1 ] (HEX A) for the digit “0” in the account code. For a 3-digit code, enter [0] for the 4th digit.
Select a dry location close to an unswitched AC source,
a ground connection, and the telephone connection.
Remove the printed circuit board, mounting hardware
and keypad from the cardboard retainer inside the
control panel cabinet. Before attaching the cabinet to
the wall, press the four white nylon printed circuit
board mounting studs into the raised mounting holes
from the back of the cabinet. Also, secure the ground
screw to a hole in the cabinet.
Hold the cabinet in position and pull all wires into the
cabinet. Mount the cabinet securely to the wall using
the mounting screws provided. It is recommended
that appropriate wall anchors be used when securing
the panel to drywall, plaster, concrete, brick or other
similar surfaces.
Press the PC550 Control Panel onto the nylon mounting
studs. Pull all cables into the cabinet and prepare
them for connection.
Mounting the Keypad
[09] Zone Alarm and Restoral Reporting Codes
Page 11
For single digit reporting codes, enter [0] as the second digit.
Zone 1 Alarm
Enter [ 1 ] (HEX A) to transmit a “0” (zero = 10 pulses)
Zone 2 Alarm
Zone 3 Alarm
Zone 4 Alarm
The PC500 Control Panel is controlled by the SL-40 or
PC500RK Keypad. The Keypad should be located
close to the designated “Entry-Exit” door and mounted
at a height convenient for all users.
Refer to the illustrations for the keypad included with
your control panel. Disassemble the keypad by
pressing gently on the locking tab found on the
bottom of the unit. With the tab disengaged, pull the
backplate from the keypad.
Prepare a hole in the wall at the desired location and pull
the keypad wiring through the hole. Hold the backplate
in position and pull the wires through the large opening
in the backplate. Mount the backplate to the wall using
the hardware provided; it is recommended that plastic
wall anchors be used. When mounting the backplate,
ensure that it is straight and level.
Prepare all wires for connection and connect the
keypad wires to the in-wall wiring; refer to the Wiring
Diagram in the back of this manual.
Align the keypad with the mounting tabs on the top of
the backplate. With the top mounting tabs engaged,
swing the keypad down and engage the bottom
locking tab. Ensure that the top mounting tabs and the
bottom locking tab are securely engaged.
NOTE: Complete all wiring to the control panel
before applying battery or AC power.
Burglary Zone Wiring
Burglary zone definition, (for example, Delay, Instant,
24-Hour, and so on) is programmed using the keypad.
Refer to Programming Guide Section [01].
Z1 COM1 Z2
5600Ω 0.5W
5600Ω 0.5W
Zone 1 Restoral
Zone 2 Restoral
Zone 3 Restoral
Zone 4 Restoral
NOTE: 24-Hour Zone restorals are transmitted when the zone is restored. All other restorals are transmitted on
Bell Time-out, or when the alarm is silenced by entering an Access Code.
Programming Worksheets
Input Voltage: 13.85VDC
Current Standy: 20mA with
Buzzer Active: 70mA
PGM Terminal Connections
Fire Zone Wiring
All fire zones must be wired according to the following
The PGM terminal is a normally open output that will
switch to ground when activated. This output can be
controlled by various programming options; refer to
Programming Guide Section [04]. Devices controlled
by the PGM output must be connected between the
PGM terminal and the Aux (+) terminal.
AC Power Wiring
Complete all wiring to the control panel before connecting
AC power or the battery. The transformer should not be
connected to an outlet that is controlled by a switch.
Battery Connection
Auxiliary Power Connection
The Auxiliary Power Supply can be used to power
keypads, motion detectors and other devices that
require 12 VDC. The total load for the Auxiliary Power
Supply must be calculated for all devices connected
across the AUX +/- terminals and for devices
connected between the AUX + and PGM terminals.
The output current cannot exceed 150 mA (300 mA
for Burglary only) when using a 40VA transformer.
Bell Connection
For UL installations, when a bell or siren is used for fire
signaling with a pulsed cadence, it must be connected
between the AUX+ and BELL- terminals. To maintain
bell circuit supervision, do not connect more than one
device to the BELL- terminal. A fire bell or siren used
for this application must be UL Listed and have a
current consumption of 400mA or less (e.g. Wheelock
For UL installations you must use a BSM-100 (Bell
Supervision Module) to supervise the Bell circuit.
The following connections of this module refer to
BSM-100 Installation Instructions P/N# 29003252.
If the battery is connected in reverse, the 3 A battery PTC
will open and will reset when the voltage is removed. The
battery charging voltage is factory set and normally
needs no adjustment. If the battery charging voltage is
out of adjustment, contact your service representative.
If AC power is OFF and the battery voltage drops to
approximately 9.5 V or lower, the battery will be
automatically disconnected and the panel will power
down. To power up again, AC power will have to be reestablished. This feature is designed to prevent
damage to the battery due to deep discharging.
Telephone Line Wiring
Notice: Ensure that plugs and jack meet the
dimension, tolerance and metallic plating
requirements of 47 C.F.R. Part 68, Subpart F.
For proper operation, there must be no other
telephone equipment connected between the control
panel and the telephone company’s facilities.
Warning: FCC restricts the use of this equipment
on certain types of telephone lines. Read the FCC
Compliance Statement at the rear of this manual.
Also, do not use this equipment on a telephone
line equipped with “call holding” features as the
tones generated by these features may interfere
with communicator operation.
Do not connect the alarm panel communicator to
telephone lines intended for use with facsimile (fax)
machines. These lines may incorporate a voice filter
which disconnects the line if other than fax signals are
detected. This may result in incomplete transmissions
from the alarm panel communicator.
Zone Definitions
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NOTE: When defining zones, assign Delay Zones starting with Zone 1, then Zone 2, and so on. Then,
assign the other zone types to the remaining zones in any order desired.
Digit 1
Digit 2
[0] Audible
[0] Standard Delay
0 0
Zone 1
[1] Silent
[1] Instant
0 1
Zone 2
[2] Interior
Zone 3
0 2
[3] Home-Away with Delay
[4] 24-Hour Bell
0 2
Zone 4
[5] Fire Zone
[02] System Times
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0 3 0
Entry Delay (seconds)
1 2 0
Exit Delay (seconds)
0 0 4
Bell Cut-off (minutes)
Valid entries are “001” to “255”; do not enter “000”.
NOTE: For UL Installations, Entry Delay must be 45 seconds and Exit Delay must be 60 seconds.
[03] Installer’s Code
Page 10
0 5 5 0
[04] Programmable Output Options (PGM Terminal)
0 1
Programmable Output
[05] 1st System Option Code
Page 10
[01] [ ][7] Utility Output Command activates PGM
[02] PGM follows Keypad Buzzer
[03] Latched alarm
[04] Remote Operation (through Downloading)
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Zone Light ON
Zone Light 1
For Future Use
Zone Light 2
[P] Key: silent alarm
Zone Light 3
For Future Use
Zone Light 4
For Future Use
Zone Light OFF
[P] Key: audible alarm
For The Record
Keypad Functions
Installation Date ____________________________
Phone ________________________
Phone ________________________
Phone ________________________
Master Code
Protected Area
Entrance Delay ____________________________
Exit Delay
Installer’s Programming Code
A default Installer’s Programming Code “0550” is
programmed into the PC550. Using this code and the
[ ][8] command, the installer can perform
programming functions. This code should be changed
by the installer after the system is installed.
Before arming the panel, close all protected doors and
windows and stop movement in areas protected by
motion detectors. If the “System” light is on, check for
trouble conditions (refer to [ ][2]: Display Troubles)
and correct the condition. Ensure that any bypassed
zones are bypassed intentionally; refer to [ ][1][Access
Code]: Bypass Zones. If the “Ready” light is not on, one
or more zones are open; the system can only be armed
when the “Ready” light is ON.
To arm the system, enter a 4-digit Access Code. As
each digit is entered, the keypad sounder will beep.
When the Access Code has been entered, the “Armed”
light will come ON and the keypad will beep 6 times.
If the Access Code has been entered incorrectly, the
keypad will sound a single long tone; press the [#]
Key and enter the Access Code again.
When an Access Code has been entered and the
“Armed” light is ON, leave the premises through the
designated Entry-Exit door before the Exit Delay
expires. At the end of the Exit Delay, all lights on the
keypad will be shut OFF except for the “Armed” light.
A default Master Code “1234” is factory programmed
into the PC550. The Master Code is used to arm and
disarm the panel, to silence the sounder after an
alarm, and to program additional Access Codes. The
Master Code may be changed by the user through the
[ ][5][Master Code] Program Access Codes
Bell Cutoff ________________________________
[P] Key
The Keypad provides complete control of the PC550
control panel. The panel can be completely
programmed from the keypad. The 4 zone lights
provide alarm and status indication for the alarm
circuits, and three function lights advise the user of
system status. The built-in sounder lets the user hear
correct key entries and other alert signals. Keypad
alarms may be activated by pressing and holding the
[F], [A] or [P] Keys. Note that all keypad entries are
made by pressing one key at a time.
The default setting for the Exit Delay is 120 seconds.
Refer to Programming Section [01] Zone Definitions
for information on zone types that are affected by the
Exit Delay. Also refer to Programming Section [02] for
instructions on changing the Exit Delay.
Auto-Bypass/Home-Away Arming
If an Access Code is entered and the Exit-Entry zone
is not activated, the system will arm with interior zones
automatically bypassed if those zones have been
programmed as Home-Away Zones.
This feature is designed for the user who wishes to
remain at home with the system armed. When this
feature is enabled, the user does not have to manually
bypass the interior zones.
At-Home Arming
To eliminate the Entry Delay, arm the system by entering
[ ][9][Access Code]; an exit through a Delay Zone
may then be made as in normal arming. The system will
arm as described above in Auto-Bypass/Home-Away
arming whether an exit is made or not. The “Armed”
light will FLASH to indicate that the system is armed
and that there is no entry delay on any of the Delay
Zones. If any zone other than a Home-Away zone is
activated, an alarm will sound immediately.
Enter the premises through the designated Entry-Exit
door. The keypad will be sounding a tone to indicate
that the system must be disarmed. Go to the keypad
and enter an Access Code. If an error is made
entering the code, press the [#] Key and enter the
code again. The “Armed” light will be shut OFF and
the keypad sounder will be silenced. An Access
Code must be entered before the Entry Delay expires
or an alarm will sound. To change the Entry Delay,
refer to Programming Section [02].
If an alarm occurred while the system was armed, the
“System” light and the zone lights of the zones that
went into alarm will FLASH for two minutes. Press the
[#] Key to cancel the flashing display and to return the
panel to the “Ready” mode. Refer to [ ][3]: Alarm
Memory Display.
Important Note about Keypad [∗]
The [ ] commands will not function when the bell
or siren is active. In order to use the [ ] functions,
an Access Code must first be entered to silence
the alarm.
[∗]+[0]: Quick-Arm
The Quick-Arm feature allows a user to enter [ ][0] to
arm the system. This command is designed to allow
someone to arm the system without that person
having to be provided with an Access Code. When
[ ][0] is entered, the Exit Delay will begin and the
user may exit the premises through the Entry/Exit
door. At the end of the Exit Delay, the system will be
fully armed; activating any zone will cause an alarm.
[∗]+[1]+[Access Code]: Zone
A bypassed zone will not cause an alarm. Use zone
bypassing when access is needed to part of a
protected area when the system is armed, or if damage
to sensors or wiring cannot be repaired immediately.
The system may be armed with one or more zones
bypassed even if the zones are open.
With the system disarmed, enter [ ][1][Access Code]
to display the bypassed zones; the zone lights of
bypassed zones will come ON. Ensure that any zone
displayed as being bypassed is intentionally
bypassed. Zone bypasses are automatically
cancelled when the panel is disarmed.
To Bypass Zones:
Enter [ ][1][Access Code]; the “System” light will
FLASH. Enter the number of the zone to be bypassed;
a zone light will come ON to indicate that the zone is
bypassed. To remove a bypass, enter the zone
number and its light will be shut OFF. When all
desired zones are bypassed, press the [#] Key to
return to “Ready”.
Note: Do not bypass fire zones.
[∗]+[2]: Display Trouble Conditions
The PC550 continuously monitors a number of trouble
conditions. If one of these conditions occurs, the
keypad “System” light will come ON and the sounder
will sound two short beeps every 10 seconds. To
silence the sounder, press the [#] Key; the sounder
will be silenced but the “System” light will remain ON
until the trouble condition is cleared. Refer to
Programming Sections [11] and [13] Maintenance
Codes for a list of trouble conditions that can be
reported to the monitoring station.
To display trouble conditions, enter [ ][2].
Trouble conditions are represented with the zone
lights; if a zone light comes ON, then that trouble
condition is present:
Zone Light
Battery Trouble. If the battery is
disconnected, its voltage is low, a trouble
will be displayed and can be reported.
AC Failure. If AC power is removed from
the system, an AC trouble will be displayed.
Fire Trouble
Unsuccessful Communication Attempt.
If the digital communicator cannot
communicate with the monitoring station
after 8 attempts, a trouble is generated. If
a later attempt at communication is
successful, the trouble is cleared. The
trouble can also be cleared by pressing
the [#] Key to exit from the Display Trouble
Conditions mode.
NOTE: If only an AC Failure trouble is present, the
keypad sounder will not beep.
[∗]+[3]: Display Alarm Memory
Alarms caused during the previous armed period are
stored in memory. To display the zones that went into
alarm, enter [ ][3]. The “System” light will FLASH and
the alarms will be displayed on the flashing zone lights.
Note that the alarm memory will be cleared the next
time the system is armed.
[∗]+[4]: Bell Test
Entering this command will sound the siren and turn
ON all the keypad lights for 2 seconds.
[∗]+[5]+[Master Code]: Program
Access Codes
The [ ][5][Master Code] command allows the
user to program the Master Code and 3 additional
Access Codes.
Programming Access Codes:
Enter [ ][5][Master Code]. The “Ready”, “Armed” and
“System” lights will FLASH and the zone lights will
indicate which Access Codes have been programmed
and which Access Code is presently being programmed:
Zone Light
Access Code is...
not programmed
ON steady
presently being programmed
When the [ ][5][Master Code] command is entered,
Zone Light 1 will be ON to indicate that the Master
Code is programmed with the factory default code.
[06] 2nd System Option Code
Refer to Section [05] for programming information.
• ON = DTMF dialing
OFF = Pulse dialing
ON = 1400 Hz Handshake
• OFF = 2300 Hz Handshake
ON = DLS Answer enabled
• OFF = DLS Answer disabled
ON = Fire bell follows standard bell pulse
• OFF = Temporal bell pulse
• Factory default settings
If DLS Answer is disabled, the PC550 will not answer
calls from a downloading computer.
If DLS Answer is enabled, the PC550 will only connect to
the downloading computer using the “double call”
technique. The system must be called by the downloading
computer, and the computer must allow the telephone
line to ring only once or twice. After one or two rings, the
downloading computer must hang-up the line and then
place another call to the PC550 within 60 seconds. The
PC550 will then answer the second call on the first ring.
Note that the “double call” technique is the only means of
connecting to the downloading computer.
Disabling Communications
To disable the communicator, program all the reporting
codes in Sections [09], [10], [11] and [13] with HEX “FF”.
[07] Phone Number
This is the telephone number the Communicator will
dial when an alarm is generated. Enter the telephone
number the same way it would be dialled on a touchtone phone. Press [#] after the last digit to complete
the telephone number programming.
A pause of 2 seconds can be added by entering HEX
‘D’ between digits in the phone number. To enter HEX
‘D’, press [ ] [4] [ ]. The total number of digits and
pauses must not exceed 17. NOTE: Do not program
any HEX digits other than ‘D’ in the telephone number.
[08] Customer Account Code
The Customer Account Code is always transmitted to
the telephone number to identify the customer. Enter
a 4-digit number in Section [08]; HEX digits may be
used in the Account Code. Where a zero is required
in the account code, enter HEX ‘A’ [ ] [1] [ ]. If a 3digit code is required, as in 3/1 formats, enter [0] as
the LAST digit. The [0] represents a null digit where
no pulses are transmitted.
[09] Zone Alarm and Restoral
Reporting Codes
When Section [09] is entered, the panel expects eight
2-digit numbers for the Alarm and Restoral Reporting
Codes for zones 1 to 4. The alarm codes are transmitted
when there is an alarm on a zone; the restoral codes
are transmitted on bell time-out, or when the alarm is
silenced by entering an Access Code.
[10] Opening and Closing Reporting
When the system is disarmed (opened) or armed
(closed), an opening or closing reporting code will be
transmitted to indicate which Access Code was used
to disarm or arm the system.
[11] Maintenance and Priority Codes
Maintenance Codes are transmitted to indicate
various trouble conditions and their restorals; Priority
Codes are used to indicate the activation of the [F],
[A] and [P] keys. Program a 2-digit code for each of
the following conditions:
• [P] Key alarm
• Battery Trouble
• [A] Key alarm
• Battery Trouble Restore
• [F] Key alarm
• Periodic Test Code
The Periodic Test Code is transmitted to the monitoring
station once every 24 hours. The first transmission will
be sent 12 hours after the system is first powered, and
then once every 24 hours after the initial transmission.
[12] Downloading Access Code
This 4-digit code allows the panel to confirm that it is
communicating with a valid downloading computer.
Enter a 4-digit code using the numbers 0 through 9
and the hexadecimal numbers A through F. The
default code is [0505].
[13] Maintenance Codes
Maintenance Codes are transmitted to indicate
various trouble conditions and their restorals.
Program a 2-digit code for each of the following
• Fire trouble
• AC trouble
• Fire trouble restore • AC Trouble Restore
If a Delay Zone is activated during the Exit Delay,
the Entry Delay will be applied to Home-Away with
Delay zones when the Exit Delay expires. If a
Home-Away with Delay zone is then activated, the
Entry Delay will be initiated. If a Home-Away with
Delay zone is activated during the Entry Delay,
that zone will follow the Entry Delay before
generating an alarm if the system is not disarmed.
If the system is armed with the [ ][9][Access
Code] At-Home Arming Command, zones
programmed as Home-Away with Delay will remain
bypassed until the system is disarmed.
[4] 24-Hour Bell: 24-Hour Bell Zones are active at all
times and will sound an alarm even if the panel is
disarmed. 24-Hour Bell Zones will activate the
bell/siren output if programmed for audible
operation. Alarms on these zones are
communicated immediately.
[5] 24-Hour Fire Zone: Fire zones are active at all
times and are not bypassable. Alarms on these
zones will activate the bell in either a temporal bell
pattern or a pulsed bell pattern, depending on the
programming of section [06], option 4. Alarms on
these zones are communicated immediately.
[03] Installer’s Code
The default setting for the Installer’s Code is [0550]. It
is strongly recommended that the Installer’s Code be
reprogrammed before installation is complete. Be
sure to record the new Installer’s Code for later
[04] Programmable Output Options
(PGM Terminal)
The PGM output can be programmed to operate in
response to various panel operations. The output
pulse connects the PGM terminal to ground.
[01] Utility Output
When activated by entering the [ ][7] command,
the PGM output will switch to ground for 5
seconds and the keypad buzzer will sound.
[02] Keypad Sounder Follow Mode
The PGM output will switch to ground as long
as the keypad buzzer is ON. For example, the
PGM output will switch to ground when the
keypad buzzer sounds during the Entry Delay.
[03] Latched Alarm Output
The PGM switches to ground on an alarm and
remains switched to ground until an access
code is entered. This output can be used to
indicate that an alarm has occurred before
entering the premises.
[02] System Times
Three system times are programmed in Section [02];
each time requires a 3-digit number. Do not press the
[#] Key during data entry.
[1] Entry Delay (001 to 255 seconds) The Entry
Delay determines the amount of time permitted
between the activation of a Delay Zone and the
disarming of the system. If the system is not
disarmed during this delay, an alarm will be
generated. Refer to Section [01] for information
on which zone definitions are affected by the
Entry Delay. The default Entry Delay is 30 seconds.
[2] Exit Delay (001 to 255 seconds) The Exit Delay
determines the amount of time permitted between
entering an Access Code to arm the system and
the activation of a Delay Zone to exit the premises.
Refer to Section [01] for information on which zone
definitions are affected by the Exit Delay. The
default Exit Delay is 120 seconds.
[3] Bell Cut-Off (001 to 255 minutes) This time
determines how long the bell/siren will sound
when an alarm is generated. When an alarm is
initiated, the bell/siren will sound for this length of
time, or until the alarm is silenced by entering an
Access Code. The default setting is 4 minutes.
[04] Remote Operation (through Downloading)
When programmed for Remote Operation, the
PGM output can only be turned ON (switched
to ground) or turned OFF on command from the
downloading computer. This function may be
used to activate a sounder or other device to
indicate that downloading is in progress.
[05] 1st System Option Code
When Section [05] is entered, the 4 Zone Lights will
indicate which options are enabled. If a light is ON, that
option is enabled; if a light is OFF, that option is disabled.
To enable or disable an option, press a number from [1] to
[4]. If the light indicating the option was OFF, it will come
ON; if the light indicating the option was ON, it will go OFF.
• OFF = For future use
• ON = [P] Key: silent alarm
OFF = [P] Key: audible alarm
• OFF = For Future Use
• OFF = For Future Use
Changing or Adding a Code
To change Access Codes 1 to 4, enter the number of
the code to be changed; the corresponding zone
light will begin to FLASH. Enter a new 4-digit Access
Code; do not press [ ] or [#] when entering the
code. After the code is entered, the keypad will beep
3 times and the zone light will stop flashing and
remain ON. If an existing code is being changed, the
new code will replace the old one. If another code is
to be changed, press the number key for the code to
be programmed and enter the new 4-digit code.
When all desired changes are complete, press the
[#] Key to return to “Ready”.
Erasing a Code
To erase a code, enter [ ][5][Master Code]. Enter
the number of the code to be erased; the zone light for
] to erase the
the code will FLASH. Enter [
Access Code. NOTE: Do not erase the Master
Code! If the Master Code is accidentally erased,
reset the system’s programming to the factory default
settings. Refer to “Resetting Programming to the
Factory Default Settings” for instructions on restoring
the system’s factory default programming.
[∗]+[6]: Door Chime On/Off
The Door Chime feature causes the keypad to beep
whenever a Delay or Instant Zone is activated. This
feature is useful if the Entry/Exit door or doors are out
of view, and the user desires an indication of when the
door zones are opened and closed. The Door Chime
feature only functions when the system is disarmed.
To turn the Door Chime feature on or off, enter [ ][6].
If the feature is being turned ON, the keypad sounder
will beep 3 times. If the feature is being turned OFF,
the sounder will emit a single long tone.
[∗]+[7]: Utility Output Command
If Programming Section [04] is programmed as [01],
entering [ ][7] on the keypad will activate the keypad
sounder and the PGM output for 5 seconds.
This feature can be used to operate devices such as
door strikes or special lighting, or with a relay to
perform a sensor reset.
[∗]+[8]+[Installer’s Code]: Installer’s
Programming Command
[∗]+[9]+[Access Code]: At-Home
Entering [ ][9] before entering an Access Code will
arm the panel and remove the Entry Delay from the
Delay Zones. All “Home-Away” zones will be
automatically bypassed.
When the system is armed using the [ ][9][Access
Code] command, the “Armed” light will FLASH to
remind the user that the Entry/Exit zones do not have
the Entry Delay. This command allows the user to
remain on the premises and have an instant alarm on
the entry doors.
Keypad Zones
Three types of alarm may be activated by pressing
and holding a single key on the keypad. For these
alarms to be transmitted, Alarm Reporting Codes
must be programmed in Section [11].
[F] Press and hold the [F] Key for 2 seconds to
sound an [F] Key alarm. The siren will sound
a pulsed tone, and the alarm will be reported
to the monitoring station. The keypad will
sound a series of short beeps once the system
has accepted the alarm.
[A] Press and hold the [A] Key for 2 seconds to
generate an [A] Key alarm. An alarm will be
transmitted to the monitoring station, but the
siren will not sound when this function is activated.
The keypad will sound a series of short beeps
once the system has accepted the alarm.
[P] Press and hold the [P] Key for 2 seconds to
generate a [P] Key alarm. An alarm will be
transmitted to the monitoring station. The [P] Key
alarm may be programmed as either silent or
audible; refer to Programming Section [05]. When
programmed as “audible”, the bell or siren will
sound a steady alarm tone and the keypad will
sound a series of short beeps once the system
has accepted the alarm. When programmed as
“silent”, the bell or siren will not sound on alarm
and the keypad will not beep to indicate that the
system has accepted the alarm.
The PC550 is programmed from the keypad by using
commands in the [ ][8][Installer’s Code] section.
These commands are described in detail in the
Programming Section of this manual. The default
Installer’s Code is [0550].
Programming Guide
Adjusting the Keypad Sounder Tone
and Backlighting
The sounder tone and the lighting behind the keys for
each Keypad may be individually adjusted. The
sounder tone may be set with a loud tone, a softer
tone, or no tone at all. The backlighting can be set at
medium or high brightness, or it may be turned off.
To adjust the Keypad’s sounder, press and hold the
[#] Key; after two seconds, the sounder will begin to
beep. With each beep, the tone of the beep will
increase or decrease. When the desired tone is
achieved, release the [#] Key.
To adjust the Keypad’s backlighting, press and hold
the [ ] Key. The zone and status lights will be shut off,
and the Keypad will beep as each of the three
backlighting levels is shown: medium, high and off.
When the desired level is reached, release the [ ]
Key. Press the [#] Key to return to the “Ready” mode.
If all power to the system is shut off, each Keypad’s
tone and backlighting will be restored to the
factory settings.
With the panel disarmed, enter [ ][8][Installer’s Code].
The panel can only be programmed while it is disarmed.
The default Installer’s Code is [0550]. The Installer’s
Code should be changed after the system is installed;
refer to Programming Section [03].
When the Installer’s Programming Command is
entered, the “Armed” light will come ON and the
“System” light will FLASH to indicate that the panel is
ready for programming.
NOTE: If no key entry is made for 2 minutes, the panel
will return to the “Ready” mode and the Installer’s
Programming Command will have to be entered
With the “Armed” light ON and the “System” light
flashing, enter 2 digits for the Section to be
programmed. The Programming Sections are
numbered from [01] to [13], and each section is
programmed independently.
Once the 2 digits for the section to be programmed are
entered, the keypad will beep 3 times; the system is now
ready to accept data for the selected section. In sections
that contain groups of 2-digit numbers, the keypad will
beep twice after each 2-digit number is entered.
To change the first digit in a section, enter a new digit
from the keypad. If you wish to keep the first digit
unchanged, enter the same number.
When all data for the section is completely entered,
the keypad sounder will beep several times to indicate
that all expected data has been entered. When a
section is completely programmed, enter the number
of the next section to be programmed.
Sections [05] and [06]
These sections allow you to enable or disable various
system functions. Refer to the Programming
Worksheets to see which features are represented by
the Zone Lights. If a feature is enabled, its Zone Light
will be ON; if a feature is disabled, its Zone Light will
be OFF.
To enable or disable a feature, press a number from 1
to 4. If a feature is being enabled, its light will come ON;
if a feature is being disabled, its light will be shut OFF.
When all selections have been made, press the [#] Key
to save the changes and return to the program mode.
Programming Sections
HEX Data Programming
Certain programming entries may require the entry of
data in HEX (hexadecimal, or base 16) format. HEX
numbering uses the digits 0 through 9 and the letters
A through F.
The letters A through F are represented by the number
keys 1 through 6. To enter data in HEX format, first
press the [ ] Key. The “Ready” and “System” lights
will FLASH. Enter the HEX value, then press the [ ]
Key again to return to the normal data entry mode; the
“Ready” light will stop flashing, and the “System” light
will continue to flash.
To enter HEX numbers:
[ ][1][ ]
[ ][2][ ]
[ ][3][ ]
[ ][4][ ]
[ ][5][ ]
[ ][6][ ]
Enter [ ] before and after each digit. The last digit in
each section does not require the final asterisk ( ) to
be entered.
Resetting Programming to the Factory
Default Settings
The system may be reset to its factory default
programming by following this procedure:
1 Remove all power, AC and battery, from the
2 Remove all wiring connections from the PGM
and Zone 1 terminals
3 Connect the PGM and Zone 1 terminals together
4 Apply power to the PC550 and wait for 10
5 After approximately 10 seconds, the keypad
sounder will beep and Zone Light 1 will come
6 Remove all power, AC and battery, from the
7 Remove the connection between the PGM and
Zone 1 terminals
8 Re-connect original wiring to the PGM and Zone
1 terminals
9 Restore power to the PC550; the Programming
Sections have now been restored to the
factory default settings
Zone Definitions
Enter four 2-digit numbers in this section to determine
the operating characteristics of each zone.
Zone Definitions: Digit 1
The first digit of each Zone Definition determines each
zone’s audible alarm characteristics. When programmed
as audible, the siren will sound on alarm; when
programmed as silent, the siren will not sound on alarm.
Note that zone response times are factory set at 500 ms.
Zone Definitions: Digit 2
Digit 2 determines the zone type as described below:
[0] Standard Delay: The Standard Delay Zone is
normally used for Entry/Exit doors. The Exit Delay
starts when the system is armed; the zone may be
opened and closed during the delay without
causing an alarm. When the Exit Delay expires,
opening the zone will start the Entry Delay. During
the Entry Delay, the keypad buzzer will sound
steadily to indicate that the system should be
disarmed. If the system is disarmed before the
Entry Delay expires, no alarm will be generated.
Entry and Exit Delay times may be independently
programmed for 1 to 255 seconds in Section [02].
The default settings are 120 seconds for the Exit
Delay, and 30 seconds for the Entry Delay. NOTE:
Do not program the Entry or Exit Delays with [000].
For UL Installations, Exit Delay must be 60
seconds and Entry Delay must be 45 seconds.
[1] Instant: Instant Zones are normally used for door
and window contacts. Instant Zones have the
standard Exit Delay, but will generate an instant
alarm when opened after the Exit Delay expires.
Refer to Section [02] for information on
programming the Exit Delay; the default setting
for the Exit Delay is 120 seconds.
[2] Interior: Interior Zones are normally used with interior
motion detectors and have the standard Exit Delay.
The zone will also have the standard Entry Delay
provided that a Delay Zone has been activated
before the Interior Zone. If the premises are entered
without coming through a Delay zone and an Interior
zone is tripped, an alarm will be generated.
[3] Home-Away with Delay: Home-Away Zones
operate similarly to Interior Zones with the following
additional feature: if the system is armed and a Delay
zone is not violated during the Exit Delay time, the
Home-Away zones will be automatically bypassed.
This feature allows the system to be armed with the
Interior Zones automatically bypassed so that the
user may remain on the premises.