Sensaphone® Model 400 User Manual

Sensaphone® Model 400 User Manual
SENSAPHONE
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REMOTE MONITORING SOLUTIONS
SENSAPHONE ® 400
User’s Manual
Stay informed and in control of vital environmental conditions
and processes with the fully-programmable Sensaphone 400.
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SENSAPHONE
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Model 400
User’s Manual
Version 1.5.1
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Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is complete, accurate and up-to-date. PHONETICS, Inc. assumes no
responsibility for the results of errors beyond its control. PHONETICS, Inc.
also cannot guarantee that changes in equipment made by other manufacturers, and referred to in this manual, will not affect the applicability of the
information in this manual.
Copyright © 2006 by Phonetics, Inc., d.b.a. Sensaphone®
First Edition, version 1.5.1, June 2013
Written and produced by Sensaphone.
Please address all comments on this publication to:
SENSAPHONE
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
www.sensaphone.com
Sensaphone® is a registered trademark of Phonetics, Inc.
Touch-Tone™ is a registered trademark of AT&T.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Your Model 400 has been carefully designed to give you years of safe, reliable performance. As with all electrical equipment, however, there are a few
basic precautions you should take to avoid hurting yourself or damaging
the unit:
• Read the installation and operating instructions in this manual
carefully. Be sure to save it for future reference.
• Read and follow all warning and instruction labels on the product itself.
• To protect the Model 400 from overheating, make sure all openings on
the unit are not blocked. Do not place on or near a heat source, such as a
radiator or heat register.
• Do not use your Model 400 near water, or spill liquid of any kind into it.
• Be certain that your power source matches the rating listed on the AC
power transformer. If you’re not sure of the type of power supply to your
facility, consult your dealer or local power company.
• Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.
• Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords, as this can result in
the risk of fire or electric shock.
• Never push objects of any kind into this product through ventilation
holes as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that
could result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product,
but return it to Sensaphone Customer Service, or other approved
repair facility, when any service or repair work is required. Opening
or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other
risks. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock when the unit is
subsequently used.
• If anything happens that indicates that your Model 400 is not working
properly or has been damaged, unplug it immediately and follow the
procedures in Appendix F for having it serviced. Return the unit for
servicing under the following conditions:
1. The power cord or plug is frayed or damaged.
2. Liquid has been spilled into the product or it has been exposed to water.
3. The unit has been dropped, or the cabinet is damaged.
4. The unit doesn’t function normally when you’re following the operating
instructions.
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• Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
• Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
CAUTION
To Reduce the Risk of Fire or Injury to Persons, Read and Follow these
Instructions:
1. Use only the following type and size batteries:
Alkaline, size C.
2. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire. The cell may explode. Check
with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
3. Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is corrosive
and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
4. Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short the battery with
conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause burns.
5. Do not mix old and new batteries in this product.
FCC Requirements
Part 68: The Sensaphone® Model 400 complies with Part 68 of the FCC
rules. On the back of the unit there is a label that contains, among other
information, the FCC Registration Number and the Ringer Equivalence
Number (REN) for this equipment. You must, upon request, provide this
information to your local telephone company.
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 to
determine the maximum REN for your calling area.
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the
telephone company. Connection to party lines is subject to state tariffs.
Should the Model 400 cause harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible,
they will notify you in advance. But if advance notice isn’t practical, the
telephone company may temporarily discontinue service without notice
and you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be informed of
your right to file a complaint with the FCC. The telephone company may
make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures where
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such action is reasonably required in the operation of its business and
is not inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the FCC that could
affect the proper functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be
notified in advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted
telephone service.
If you experience trouble with this equipment, or you need information
on obtaining service or repairs, please contact:
PHONETICS, INC.
901 Tryens Road, Aston, PA 19014
877-373-2700 Fax: 610-558-0222
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.
Part 15: 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the 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.
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Canadian Department of Communications Statement
Notice: The Canadian Department of Communications label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective operational and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee
the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is
permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed using
an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, where the
company’s inside wiring is associated with a single line, individual
service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly (telephone extension cord). The customer should be aware that
compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation
of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized
Canadian maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any
repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company
cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical
ground connections of the power utility telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected together.
This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make such connections
themselves, but should contact the appropriate electric inspection
authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
The Load Number (LN) assigned to each terminal device denotes
the percentage of the total load to be connected to a telephone loop
which is used by the device to prevent overloading. The termination on loop may consist of any combination of devices subject
only to the requirement that the total of the Load Numbers of all
the devices does not exceed 100. For the Sensaphone Model 400,
the Load Number is 0.3.
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1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
PLEASE READ THIS WARRANTY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE
PRODUCT.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY CONTAINS SENSAPHONE’S STANDARD TERMS
AND CONDITIONS. WHERE PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, BY
KEEPING YOUR SENSAPHONE PRODUCT BEYOND THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF DELIVERY, YOU FULLY ACCEPT THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
IN ADDITION, WHERE PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR
INSTALLATION AND/OR USE OF THE PRODUCT CONSTITUTES FULL
ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “LIMITED WARRANTY OR
WARRANTY”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTY,
INDEMNIFICATION TERMS OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, THEN YOU
SHOULD NOT USE THE PRODUCT AND SHOULD RETURN IT TO THE
SELLER FOR A REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE. THE LAW MAY VARY
BY JURISDICTION AS TO THE APPLICABILITY OF YOUR INSTALLATION
OR USE ACTUALLY CONSTITUTING ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS HEREIN AND AS TO THE APPLICABILITY OF ANY LIMITATION
OF WARRANTY, INDEMNIFICATION TERMS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
1. WARRANTOR: In this Warranty, Warrantor shall mean “Dealer, Distributor,
and/or Manufacturer.”
2. ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: This Product is warranted to be free from
defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations and exclusions
set out below.
3. WARRANTY AND REMEDY: One-Year Warranty — In the event that the
Product does not conform to this warranty at any time during the time of one
year from original purchase, warrantor will repair the defect and return it to you
at no charge.
This warranty shall terminate and be of no further effect at the time the product is: (1) damaged by extraneous cause such as fire, water, lightning, etc. or
not maintained as reasonable and necessary; or (2) modified; or (3) improperly installed; or (4) misused; or (5) repaired or serviced by someone other
than Warrantors’ authorized personnel or someone expressly authorized by
Warrantor’s to make such service or repairs; (6) used in a manner or purpose for
which the product was not intended; or (7) sold by original purchaser.
LIMITED WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF DAMAGES AND DISCLAIMER OF
LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES: THE WARRANTOR’S OBLIGATION UNDER
THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF
THE PRODUCT, AT THE WARRANTOR’S OPTION AS TO REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL WARRANTORS BE LIABLE OR
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RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
SPECIAL AND/OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO ANY LABOR COSTS, PRODUCT COSTS, LOST REVENUE,
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION LOSSES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS,
LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION, OR FINANCIAL LOSS, FOR CLAIMS OF
ANY NATURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS IN CONTRACT,
BREACH OF WARRANTY OR TORT, AND WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY
WARRANTORS’ NEGLIGENCE. IN THE EVENT THAT IT IS DETERMINED
IN ANY ADJUDICATION THAT THE LIMITED WARRANTIES OF REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT ARE INAPPLICABLE, THEN THE PURCHASER’S SOLE
REMEDY SHALL BE PAYMENT TO THE PURCHASER OF THE ORIGINAL
COST OF THE PRODUCT, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL WARRANTORS
BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL AND/OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOST REVENUE, BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION LOSSES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS
OF DATA OR INFORMATION, OR FINANCIAL LOSS, FOR CLAIMS OF
ANY NATURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS IN CONTRACT,
BREACH OF WARRANTY OR TORT, AND WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY
WARRANTORS’ NEGLIGENCE.
WITHOUT WAIVING ANY PROVISION IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, IF
A CIRCUMSTANCE ARISES WHERE WARRANTORS ARE FOUND TO
BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF MISTAKES,
NEGLIGENCE, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS, ERRORS OR
DEFECTS IN WARRANTORS’ PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, SUCH LIABILITY
SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY THE CUSTOMER FOR
WARRANTORS’ PRODUCT AND SERVICES OR $250.00, WHICHEVER IS
GREATER. YOU HEREBY RELEASE WARRANTORS FROM ANY AND ALL
OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THIS LIMITATION.
INDEMNIFICATION AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: YOU WILL INDEMNIFY,
DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS WARRANTORS, THEIR OWNERS,
DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR
AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
OR ACTIONS BASED UPON ANY LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES
OR COSTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES THAT ARE
DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL,
AND INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES AND LEGAL COSTS, THAT MAY
RESULT FROM THE INSTALLATION, OPERATION, USE OF, OR INABILITY
TO USE WARRANTORS’ PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, OR FROM THE
FAILURE OF THE WARRANTORS’ SYSTEM TO REPORT A GIVEN EVENT
OR CONDITION, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY WARRANTORS’
NEGLIGENCE.
YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT
TO SUE WARRANTORS, THEIR OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS,
EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, FOR
ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES POTENTIALLY ARISING FROM ANY CLAIM,
DEMAND OR ACTION BASED UPON ANY LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES
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OR COSTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES THAT ARE
DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL,
AND INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES AND LEGAL COSTS, THAT MAY
RESULT FROM THE INSTALLATION, OPERATION, USE OF, OR INABILITY
TO USE WARRANTORS’ PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, OR FROM THE
FAILURE OF THE WARRANTORS’ SYSTEM TO REPORT A GIVEN EVENT
OR CONDITION, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY WARRANTORS’
NEGLIGENCE, EXCEPT AS NECESSARY TO ENFORCE THE EXPRESS
TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY: THE LIMITED WARRANTY OR WARRANTIES
DESCRIBED HEREIN CONSTITUTE THE SOLE WARRANTY OR
WARRANTIES TO THE PURCHASER. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES
ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING: THE WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR USE AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE AND THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT AND/OR ANY
WARRANTY ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE
PRACTICE.
It must be clear that the Warrantors are not insuring your premises or business or guaranteeing that there will not be damage to your person or property
or business if you use this Product. You should maintain insurance coverage
sufficient to provide compensation for any loss, damage, or expense that may
arise in connection with the use of products or services, even if caused by
Warrantors’ negligence. The warrantors assume no liability for installation of the
Product and/or interruptions of the service due to strikes, riots, floods, fire, and/
or any cause beyond Seller’s control, further subject to the limitations expressed
in any License Agreement or other Agreement provided by Warrantors to purchaser.
The agreement between the Warrantors and the Purchaser, including but
not limited to the terms and conditions herein shall not be governed by the
Convention for the International Sale of Goods. Where applicable, the Uniform
Commercial Code as adopted by the State of Delaware shall apply.
4. PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF WARRANTY: In the
event that the Product does not conform to this warranty, the Product should
be shipped or delivered freight prepaid to a Warrantor with evidence of original
purchase.
5. LEGAL REMEDIES AND DISCLAIMER: Some jurisdictions may not allow,
or may place limits upon, the exclusion and/or limitation of implied warranties,
incidental damages and/or consequential damages for some types of goods or
products sold to consumers and/or the use of indemnification terms. Thus, the
exclusions, indemnification terms and limitations set out above may not apply,
or may be limited in their application, to you. If the implied warranties can not be
excluded, and the applicable law permits limiting the duration of implied warranties, then the implied warranties herein are to be limited to the same duration as
the applicable written warranty or warranties herein. The warranty or warranties
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herein may give you specific legal rights that will depend upon the applicable
law. You may also have other legal rights depending upon the law in your jurisdiction.
6. CHOICE OF FORUM AND CHOICE OF LAW: In the event that a dispute
arises out of or in connection with this Limited Warranty, then any claims or
suits of any kind concerning such disputes shall only and exclusively be brought
in either the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania or the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Regardless of the place of contracting or performance, this Limited Warranty
and all questions relating to its validity, interpretation, performance and enforcement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the
State of Delaware, without regard to the principles of conflicts of law.
Effective date 05/01/2004
PHONETICS, INC. d.b.a. SENSAPHONE
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
Phone: 610.558.2700 Fax: 610.558.0222
www.sensaphone.com
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table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . 17
Feature Summary. . .
About This Manual .
Layout. . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2: Installation . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.1 Operating Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.2 Mounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.3 Power Surge Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.4 Power Supply and Battery Backup . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.5 Starting the Model 400. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.6 Run Mode and Standby Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.7 Telephone Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.8 The Microphone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
2.9 Alert Zones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
2.10 Installing the Sensor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
2.11 Multiple Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
2.12 Outdoor Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
2.13 Disconnecting the Model 400 for Storage or
Seasonal Use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Chapter 3: Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
The Local Keypad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparation for Programming. . . . . . . . . .
Quick-Start Programming Steps. . . . . . . . .
Summary of the alarm Dial-Out Process. .
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Chapter 4: Communications
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4.1 Voice Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4.2 The Unit ID Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4.2.1 Programming the ID Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4.2.2 Interrogating the ID Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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4.3 Dial-out Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
4.3.1 Programming Dial-out Telephone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4.3.2 Interrogating a Dial-out Telephone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4.3.3 Erasing a Telephone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
4.4 Dial-Out Test Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4.4.1 To test a dialout phone number:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4.4.2 Manually Dial a Telephone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4.5 Tone or Pulse Dialing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
4.6 Special Dialing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
4.6.1 Special Dialing Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
4.6.2 Incorporating a Pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
4.6.3 Incorporating a Pound (#) or Star (*). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
4.6.4 Special Dialing to a Beeper or Pager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
4.7 Rings Until Answer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
4.7.1 Programming Rings Until Answer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
4.7.2 Interrogating Rings Until Answer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
4.8 TAD (Telephone Answering Device). . . . . . . . . . . . 54
4.8.1 TAD Enable/Disable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
4.8.2 Using the TAD Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
4.8.3 No TAD In Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
4.9 Listen-in Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
4.9.1 Programming the Listen-in Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
4.9.2 Interrogating the Listen-in Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4.10 Call Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4.10.1 Programming the Call Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
4.10.2 Interrogating Call Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
4.11 Local Voice Mute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
4.11.1 Enable/Disable Local Voice Mute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
4.12 Voice Repetitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
4.12.1 Programming Voice Repetitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
4.12.2 Interrogating Voice Repetitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
4.13 Intercall Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
4.13.1 Programming Intercall Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
4.13.2 Interrogating Intercall Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
4.14 Maximum Number of Calls (Max Calls). . . . . . . 62
4.14.1 Programming Max Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
4.14.2 Interrogating Max Calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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4.15 The Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
4.15.1 Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
4.15.2 Interrogating for the Current Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
4.16 The Security Code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
4.16.1 Locking the Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
4.16.2 Unlocking the Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Chapter 5: Alarm Programming. . . . 67
5.1 Zone Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
5.1.1 Programming Zone Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
5.1.2 Interrogating Zone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
5.2 Enable/Disable Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
5.2.1 Changing Enabled/Disabled Zone Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
5.2.2 Verifying Enabled/Disabled Zone Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
5.3 Zone Recognition Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
5.3.1 Programming Zone Recognition Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
5.3.2 Interrogating Zone Recognition Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
5.4 Establishing High and Low Temperature Limits. 72
5.4.1 Programming Temperature Limits for a Selected Zone. . . . . . . . 72
5.4.2 Disabling Alarm Response to High or Low Temperature. . 74
5.4.3 Interrogating High and Low Temperature Limits . . . . . . . . 74
5.5 Temperature Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
5.6 Temperature Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
5.6.1 Programming Temperature Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
5.6.2 Interrogating Temperature Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
5.7 Obtaining Current Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
5.8 AC Power Monitoring Enable/Disable. . . . . . . . 77
5.8.1 Enabling/Disabling the AC Power Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
5.9 AC Power Failure Recognition Time. . . . . . . . . . . 78
5.9.1 Programming Power Failure Recognition Time. . . . . . . . . . 78
5.9.2 Interrogating Power Failure Recognition Time . . . . . . . . . . 79
5.10 Sound Alarm Monitoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
5.10.1 Programming Sound Alarm Sensitivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
5.10.2 Interrogating Sound Sensitivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
5.10.3 Programming High Sound Alarm Recognition Time. . . . . . 81
5.10.4 Interrogating High Sound Alarm Recognition Time . . . . . . 82
5.11 High Sound Alarm Enable/Disable . . . . . . . . . . 82
5.11.1 Changing Enabled/Disabled High Sound Alarm. . . . . . . . 82
5.12 Exit Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
5.13 Designating A Zone As Unused. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
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Chapter 6: Acknowledgment, Status
Report & Remote Access. . . . . . . . . . . 85
6.1 Alarm Acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
6.1.1 Local Acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
6.1.2 Touch-Tone™ Acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
6.1.3 Callback Acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
6.2 Status Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
6.2.1 Example: Status Report, No Alarms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
6.2.2 Example: Status Report, Existing Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
6.2.3 Example: Status Report, Disabled Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
6.2.4 Battery Condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
6.2.5 Remote Access by Touch-Tone™ Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Chapter 7: Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
7.1 Alarm Detection, Dial-out and
Acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
7.2 Example: A Dial-out Telephone Call. . . . . . . . . . . 99
Chapter 8: Controlling the Output.101
8.1 Output Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
8.1.1 To program the Output Mode: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
8.1.2 To play back the programmed Output Mode:. . . . . . . . . . . 103
8.2 Switching The Output Using The Keypad. . . . . . 103
8.2.1 Switching the Output Over the Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
8.3 Typical Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
8.3.1 Single Thermostat Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
8.3.2 Dual Thermostat Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
8.3.3 Controlling Lights Or Other Devices . . . . . . 108
Appendix A: Weekly Testing
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Appendix B: Troubleshooting . . . . 111
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Communications / Dial Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Temperature Monitoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Sound Level Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Other monitoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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Appendix C: 400 QUICK REFERENCE. . . 119
Appendix D: Accessories. . . . . . . . . . 123
Appendix E: Specifications . . . . . . . . 125
Alert Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Microphone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Phone Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
LED Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Relay Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Environmental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Physical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Appendix F: Returning the Unit
for Repair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Appendix G: Test Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction
The Sensaphone® Model 400 is a fully-programmable, environmental monitoring system that offers extensive on-site and remote monitoring capability to small businesses, private homes, farms, greenhouses, computer rooms,
and remote facilities. Designed for desktop or wall mounting, the Model
400 is simple to install, program and operate; no changes to standard electrical or telephone service are required. When connected to a telephone
line, it will respond to an alarm by dialing up to four separate telephone
numbers. When the call is answered, an “Alert Condition” message is delivered in user recordable voice.
The Model 400 features built-in sensors to monitor a variety of conditions:
• High sound level
• AC electric power failure
• Battery backup
• Temperature*
*Note: While technically not a “built-in” sensor, temperature is factory
installed on zone 1.
The 400 is equipped with 4 alert zones. Additional sensors* can be added
to extend monitoring capabilities to include:
• Intrusion or unauthorized entry
• Water leaks and seepage
• Temperature
• Humidity
• Equipment operation
• Many other conditions that may require unique monitoring solutions
* Refer to Appendix D for information on additional sensors (available
separately from Sensaphone) best suited to your application.
The status of each monitored condition is readily obtained at the unit’s
installation site, or remotely by telephone. At the close of every Status
Report, time is provided for listening to on-site sounds.
To ensure reliable operation, the Model 400 features power backup capability; in the event of AC power failure, six C-cell alkaline batteries (not
included) will continue to power the unit for approximately 24 hours.
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Feature Summary
The Sensaphone 400 includes the following features:
• Four zones configurable as temperature or dry contact
• Each zone can be individually enabled or disabled
• Fully automatic input configuration
• Temperature sensor included on zone #1
• Calibration for each zone
• Power monitor
• High sound-level monitor
• User-recordable voice messages
• Dial out to four telephone numbers
• Alarm dial out via voice and numeric pager
• Microphone for onsite listen-in
• Built-in line seizure
• Relay output (manual or automatic control)
• Four status LEDs
• Surge protection on all zones, telephone line, and power supply
• 24 hour battery backup (batteries not included)
• Wall or desktop installation
About This Manual
This manual comprises the instructions and commands for installing and operating the Model 400. The Quick Start chapter is
included to speed understanding of programming and operation.
Communication and Alarm Programming chapters demonstrate
step-by-step methods for utilizing the full range of available features. The Troubleshooting chapter provides assistance in the event
that problems are encountered.
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Layout
3
2
4
12
7
8
9
10
5
1
6
1. Programming
Keypad
2. Power Jack
3. Phone Extension
Jack
4. Phone Line Jack
5. Speaker
6. Built in Microphone
7. System on LED
8. Phone-in-use LED
9. Alarm LED
11
10. Battery OK LED
11. Battery
Compartment
12. Input/Output
Wiring Door
LED INDICATORS
The LEDs provide on-site alarm and status information. Listed below are
descriptions of how the LEDs work.
System On
LED Off: Unit is off
LED On: Unit is in Run mode
LED Blinking: Unit is in Standby mode
Phone-In-Use
LED On: The unit or some other device is communicating on the phone
line
LED Off: Phone line is not in use
LED Blinking: No telephone service detected
Alarm
LED Off: No alarms exist
LED Blinking: Unacknowledged alarm exists
LED On: Acknowledged alarm exists
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Battery OK
LED On: Battery condition good
LED Blinking: Battery condition low
LED Off: No battery/critically low battery condition
Technical Support
If any questions arise upon installation or operation of the Model 400,
please contact the Sensaphone Technical Service Department at the number shown below, and have the following information:
• Date of Purchase _______________
• Serial number of your Model 400 _________________
Technical Support is available from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST.
You may also e-mail us at [email protected]
SENSAPHONE
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
Phone: 877-373-2700
Fax: 610-558-0222
www.sensaphone.com
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Chapter 2: Installation
Correctly installing the Model 400 will ensure proper functioning of the
unit. Please read the entire chapter before starting the installation process.
Within the packaging will be a Warranty Registration Card. Please take the
time to fill this out and mail. The One Year Limited Warranty is explained
in the front of this manual.
2.1 Operating Environment
The Model 400 should be installed and operated in a clean, dry area that
provides space for wiring sensors to the screw terminals, near an AC
power source and telephone line. Operating temperature ranges from 32°
Fahrenheit (0° Celsius) to +122° Fahrenheit (+50° Celsius).
NOTE: The Model 400 is a sensitive electronic device. Do not install
the Model 400 near strong electrostatic, electromagnetic or radioactive
fields. Do not expose to humid environments, fumes, or corrosive
vapors.
2.2 Mounting
Flat Mount: Place the Model 400 on top of a desk or other horizontal
surface. Wall Mount: Mount on a wall with two flathead screws using the
keyholes on the back panel of the unit. Place the flathead screws or bolts
4” apart at the desired height from the floor. Hook the unit over the screws
and toward the floor. Refer to Figure 2-1.
2
4
Figure 2-1. Wall Mount
2.3 Power Surge Protection
The Model 400 can be damaged by power surges and lightning through
the telephone line and the 120 VAC power supply. Although the Model 400
has built-in surge protection, we recommend that additional protection
be obtained for the unit and for any electronic equipment that is attached
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to your power supply and telephone lines. Power surge protection is especially important if you live in a lightning-prone area. The ISOTEL Surge
Protector Model IB-4 is available through Sensaphone. See Appendix D.
2.4 Power Supply and Battery Backup
The Model 400 is provided with a DC power transformer that will plug into
any standard 120 VAC outlet and a battery backup (batteries not included)
that enables the unit to continue functioning if AC power is removed (due
to electric power disruption or failure). The Model 400 uses six, C-cell alkaline batteries. Do not use rechargeable batteries. Connect the DC power
transformer into the jack on the back of the unit and plug the adapator into
a 120VAC outlet
NOTE: Be sure that the DC transformer is plugged into an outlet before
installing batteries.
To install the batteries, remove the battery compartment door located on
the front of the unit below the keypad. Press down and slide the door away
from the unit, align batteries according to the diagram shown in Figure
2-2, and replace the hatch.
+
+
Size
C
-
Size
C
-
-
Size
C
Size
C
-
Size
C
+
Size
C
+
Figure 2-2. Battery Installation
2.5 Starting the Model 400
When the DC power transformer is first plugged into the electrical outlet,
the Model 400 automatically starts in RUN mode. The System On light will
begin to glow. The unit will respond with,“Hello, this is Sensaphone 400.”
2.6 Run Mode and Standby Mode
Pressing the RUN/STANDBY key on the Model 400 keypad will alternately
activate or deactivate the unit. If the unit is activated and in RUN mode,
the system on light glows steadily. In STANDBY mode, the system on light
goes out, but will blink every few seconds to indicate that power is still supplied to the unit.
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In RUN mode, the Model 400 is able to receive incoming calls and to dial
out automatically in the event of an alarm on one of the monitored conditions. To enter STANDBY mode, press RUN/STANDBY.
As soon as the Model 400 enters STANDBY mode, it responds with
“Goodbye.” The system on light immediately goes out and then resumes
with a blink every few seconds. While in STANDBY mode, all functions are
disabled, but programmed memory is preserved. Upon exiting STANDBY
mode, any currently existing alarms will be announced.
NOTE: STANDBY mode is not equivalent to “power off ”—an electrical
source, such as the 120 VAC, or the battery backup, continues to
provide full power to the unit. If the unit is placed in STANDBY
mode, unplugged from the 120 VAC outlet, and placed in storage, the
batteries will continue to power the Model 400, discharging until they
fail. Consequently, batteries should always be removed from the unit
following disconnection from any 120 VAC outlet, prior to storage.
Press the RUN/STANDBY key again to return to RUN mode.
RUN
STANDBY
Figure 2-3. The RUN/STANDBY Key
2.7 Telephone Line
The Model 400 will operate with all standard analog telephone lines that
accept pulse or tone dialing. The Model 400 cannot be used on an extension line to dial its own telephone number. Also, it may not be installed on
a party line, pay telephone line, or digital telephone system.
Certain private telephone systems and public switching equipment may not
accept the Model 400 dialing or may generate an unacceptable ring signal.
In those cases, a dedicated line may be required. Consult the supplier of
your telephone system if you encounter problems.
If you do not have a modular telephone extension at the Model 400’s location, you must contact your local telephone company to have one installed
(there is a charge for this service). If you have four-pin jacks, adapters are
available to convert them to the modular plugs. Contact your local telephone company or electronics parts store.
CAUTION: Never install telephone wiring during a lightning
storm. Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack
is specifically designed for wet locations. Never touch uninsulated
telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been
disconnected at the network interface. Use caution when installing or
modifying telephone lines.
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To install the telephone line, plug one end of the modular cord into the
“line” jack on the back of the model 400 (as shown) and plug the other end
into any standard RJ11 phone outlet.
Refer to Figure 2-4.
Line Ext Pwr
RJ11 Outlet
(for modular
telephone jack)
AC Power
Transformer
(plug into
120 VAC outlet)
Female Telephone Jack
(connect telephone here)
Modular Plug
(plug into RJ1 jack)
Figure 2-4. Installing the Telephone Line
On the back of the Model 400 is an extra female telephone jack labeled
“EXT”. This is provided so that a telephone or other answering device
may be used on the same line as the unit. (It is not necessary to hook up a
telephone for the Model 400 to operate.) This extension jack features Line
Seizure which means that it will disconnect the extension jack when the
Model 400 needs to make a telephone call. To ensure that the unit has priority over any other device on the line, you must connect all extensions to
this jack. (see figure)
On the unit there are two RJ11C phone jacks:
• The RJ11C jack labeled “LINE”is to be connected to the incoming line
of your phone service, ahead of all other phones or telephone extensions.
• The RJ11C telephone jack labeled “EXT” is to be connected to all
extensions.
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2.8 The Microphone
The Model 400 is provided with a built-in microphone which is used to
monitor high sound levels produced near the installation site. The sensitivity of the microphone is configurable and will detect a continuous as well
as a pulsating alarm. Note that beeping alarms that have a half second or
more of silence between beeps will not be detected.
Other programming options that apply to the microphone include setting
the length of time before a high sound causes an alarm.
If this sound level exists for 8 consecutive seconds (default) or for the programmed length of time, the Model 400 will dial out with an alarm message.
NOTE: The proximity of the audible alarm to the microphone is
extremely important.
Normally, the Model 400 and the audible alarm must be in the same room.
The maximum distance can vary considerably depending on the alarm, the
acoustics, and the size of the room.
During an alarm dial-out, the microphone allows four-second intervals to
listen-in to sounds at the Model 400’s location.
When calling for a Status Report, the microphone permits listening to onsite sounds for a programmed time interval.
2.9 Alert Zones
Open the input/output wiring door located above the keypad.The Model
400 can monitor up to 4 zones (represented by the numbered terminal
screws shown in Figure 2-5, below).
1
C
2
C
3
C
4
C
ZONES
Figure 2-5 Alert Zones
Zones are configured as either dry contact or temperature. A zone configured as dry contact can be used with any normally open (N.O.) or normally
closed (N.C.) device. “Open” refers to an opened circuit path; if conditions
cause the circuit to close, an alert condition occurs. “Closed” refers to a
continuous circuit path; if a closed circuit is opened, an alert condition
occurs. The Model 400 determines the way zones are configured by the
type of sensor connected to each alert zone (refer to Chapter 5.)
A zone configured as “temperature” is designed to evaluate a range of
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tion and compare that value to programmed high and low temperature
limits. Temperature zones must be used with Sensaphone’s 2.8K Remote
Temperature Sensor or weatherproof sensor.
NOTE: Before wiring, it is advisable to disable the zones to prevent
accidentally tripping an alarm. See Chapter 5.
Important Note regarding Ultra-Low temperature freezers:
If you are connecting the Sensaphone to an ultra low temperature freezer
(-80° C) and the freezer is equipped with alarm terminals/contacts you can
connect these directly to one of the zones on your Sensaphone (refer to
your freezer owner’s manual for proper connection).
2.10 Installing the Sensor
After you have selected the sensor, loosen the screw of the alert zone and
its corresponding common (c). Two wire leads are used to connect any
monitoring sensor. Fasten one lead to the numbered screw and the other
lead to C. Tighten both screws. If the zone was not disabled, the Model 400
may recite its “Alarm Exists” message as you connect the sensor. If it does,
just press ALARM CANCEL to stop it. Re-enable the zone after wiring.
Refer to Figures 2-6 and 2-7 for connecting a sensor to an alert zone.
1
C
2
C
3
C
4
C
ZONES
Sensor wired to
Alert Input 3
Figure 2-6. Sensor Connected to an Alert Zone
Any sensor can be attached to the Model 400 using 18-26-gauge wire (#22
recommended). The sensor can be several hundred feet from the unit, as
long as the total resistance of the circuit is not greater than 50 ohms. Use
wire appropriate for the application.
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1
C
2
C
3
C
4
C
ZONES
Sensor wired to
Alert Input 2
Sensor wired to
Alert Input 3
Figure 2-7 Two Sensors Wired to Adjacent Zones
NOTE: Do not use sensors, switches, or relays that supply any voltage
or current to the Model 400. Be aware of proximity to other electrical
wires or components when placing wires that lead from the sensors to
the unit. Avoid running the wires near electrical devices that use high
voltage or current, such as motors, heavy machinery, etc. This voltage
may be inductively coupled into the sensor wiring and could result in
damage to the the Model 400’s circuitry. Try to place wires at least 6
inches from other electrical wiring or devices.
2.11 Multiple Sensors
The Model 400 may have more than one sensor connected to the same alert
zone, as long as the normal condition for each sensor on the same alert
zone is identical (either all N.O. or all N.C.). However, only one remote
temperature sensor can be used on each zone.
When wiring several normally closed sensors on one zone, they must be
connected in series. Connect one lead from the first sensor to the numbered screw of the alert zone. Next, take the other lead from the first sensor and connect it to one lead from the next sensor. Continue connecting
sensors end-to-end until you have connected all of your sensors. Take the
second lead from the last sensor and connect it to the common screw on
the Model 400. See Figure 2-8. Multiple N.C. sensors are typically magnetic
reed switches to monitor the security of windows and doors.
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1
C
2
C
3
C
4
C
~
~
ZONES
~
~
Multiple normally-closed
sensors wired in series
(example using Input 2)
Alert condition
occurs when a
switch is opened
Figure 2-8. Multiple Normally Closed Sensors
To wire several normally open sensors to one alert zone, connect them
in parallel. To do this, take one lead from each sensor and attach it to the
numbered terminal. Then, take the second lead from each sensor and
attach each to the corresponding common screw. Refer to Figure 2-9.
Alert condition occurs
when a normally open
switch closes.
1
C
2
C
3
C
ZONES
Figure 2-9 Multiple Normally Open Sensors
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2.12 Outdoor Wiring
When wiring sensors outdoors, DO NOT allow exposed wires to run freely
in open air; under such conditions, the Model 400 is susceptible to serious
damage during a lightning storm. Depending upon the distance outdoor
wiring must travel, consideration should be given to the use of shielded
wire inside a metal conduit. Both shield and conduit should be connected
to an earth ground. This prevents stray voltage from entering the unit.
Figure 2-10. Potential Sensor Damage from Stray Electrical Noise
2.13 Disconnecting the Model 400 for
Storage or Seasonal Use.
If you plan to employ the Model 400 as a seasonal “watchdog” for a few
months during the year, you must disconnect all wires from the unit completely to avoid damage to the circuitry when the unit is not in use. If the
unit is unplugged but left in place with all the sensors still connected, the
wires act as antennae that draw in any stray “electrical noise” from such
devices as fans, blowers, microwaves, etc.
Additionally, it is important to remove the batteries, or they will discharge
until they fail.
Preserve your Model 400 during the off-season, or when not in use:
• Remove the sensor wires at the screw terminals
• Remove the batteries
• Unplug the unit and store in a safe place
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Chapter 3: Quick Start
Chapter 3: Quick Start
This section presents a useful guide for first-time programming of the
Model 400. Follow instructions for installation before attempting to program the Model 400. Refer to Chapter 2: Installation.
3.1 The Local Keypad
Programming is accomplished using the local keypad (shown below, Figure
3-1). Notice that a single key has several functions assigned to it; programming results are determined by the order in which keys are pressed.
Individual keystrokes are illustrated to show programming steps in the correct order. If you make a mistake by entering the wrong key, do not press
another key until you hear the message “Error 1.” Then, start over with the
first key in the programming sequence.
SENSAPHONE ® 400
REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM
System On
Phone In Use
1
SET
WHAT
IS
SENSOR
ON/OFF
CALL
DELAY
4
5
6
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
RINGS
TAD
*
OUTPUT
PAUSE
AM
8
Alarm
3
Battery OK
INTERCALL
TIME
MAX CALLS
PHONE
NUMBER
T/P
MESSAGE
2
VOICE
REPS
9
CLOCK
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
TEST
ID NUMBER
POWER
°F/°C
CODE
LOCK
MUTE
ENTER
#
RUN
STANDBY
CONFIG
STATUS
ALARM
CANCEL
PM
Figure 3-1. The Model 400 Keypad
Sensaphone 400 Keypad
3.2 Preparation
for Programming
Part # KEY - 0017
Read complete
instructions
Rev C
5/23/2006 in Chapter 2: Installation, and make sure to follow thesePhonetics,
three steps
first: Contact: Dave Breisacher
Inc
901 Tryens Rd
Tel: 610-675-2227
1. Plug the
ACPAadapter
into the
120 VAC outlet.
Aston,
19014
Fax: 610-558-0222
2. Install Colors:
the batteries.
Pantone 1817 U
3. Connect
the 7458
Model
400 to a telephone line.
Pantone
U
Black
Whitesteps are completed, the Model 400 is fully operational and
When these
Cool Gray 7 U
able to monitor
temperature, high sound, AC power failure and battery
Cool Gray 11U
backup condition; it can also be called on the telephone for a Status Report
or be used for listening to on-site sounds from any remote location. Now,
the unit is ready for programming.
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3.3 Quick-Start Programming Steps
Step 1: Set Configuration of Zones
The Model 400 will scan the 4 external zones and determine if they are
N.O. (normally open), N.C. (normally closed), or Temperature. If external
sensors are added, make sure they are in their normal positions before
proceeding—refer to Chapter 5, Section 5.1.
1. Press STANDBY to place the Model 400 in Standby mode.
RUN
STANDBY
2. If you have external sensors available, wire the sensors to the zones on
the back of the Model 400 (see Chapter 2, Section 2.10). Otherwise, skip
this step and move to step 3.
3. Press RUN. The System On light glows when the Model 400 returns to
Run mode.
RUN
STANDBY
4. Press SET.
SET
5. Press CONFIGURE.
CONFIG
6. The Model 400 will audibly recite the new configuration for each of
the four zones, responding with “normally open”, “normally closed”, or
“Temperature.” If a zone is unused, it is treated as normally open.
Step 2: Set the ID Number
It is recommended that you set the ID number to reflect the telephone
number on which the Model 400 is installed.
1. Press SET
SET
2. Press ID NUMBER.
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
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3. Using the number keys, enter the digits (up to 16 are permitted) for the
ID number. The Model 400 will recite the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press ENTER. The 400 will respond: “Okay.”
ENTER
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Step 3: Set Dial-Out Telephone Numbers
To program dial-out telephone numbers:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press PHONE NUMBER.
PHONE
NUMBER
T/P
3. Select which telephone number to program. Press any unassigned number key (from 1 to 4) to represent the new telephone number entry.
Model 400 will respond: “Enter number.”
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
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4. Enter the complete telephone number using the number keys.
The Model 400 will recite the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Press ENTER. The unit will respond: “Okay.”
ENTER
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6. Repeat above procedure to program up to four separate telephone numbers.
Step 4: Set Temperature Limits
High and low temperature limits can be separately programmed for each
zone that is configured as temperature. Limits can range from –20° to
+150°F, or from –30° to 65°C. Default settings are: 10° F for low temperature and 100° F for high temperature. Do not set temperature limits too
close to normal room temperature, since minor fluctuations could result in
frequent and unnecessary alarm dialouts.
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press TEMP LIMITS.
5
TEMP LIMITS
3. Using the number keys, press a number (from 1 to 4) that corresponds to
the temperature zone being programmed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
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INTERCALL
TIME
9
LISTEN TIME
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The Model 400 responds: “Enter low temperature limit.”
4. Using the number keys, enter a value for low temperature limit. The
Model 400 will recite the digits as they are pressed. If a negative number
is required, first press *, then enter the number.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Press ENTER.
ENTER
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The Model 400 responds: “Enter high temperature limit.”
6. Using the number keys, enter the value for high temperature limit. The
Model 400 will recite the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
7. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Enter.”
ENTER
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This concludes minimum programming to achieve normal operation of
the Model 400. In addition to the programming just accomplished, default
settings for many more features take effect when the unit is first powered.
You will be able to reprogram most of these factory-set defaults to suit your
application.
For a complete explanation of each feature (with illustrations of keystrokes), refer to Chapter 4: Communications Programming and Chapter 5:
Alarm Programming.
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To gain a basic understanding of how the alarm dial-out feature works, refer
to this chapter, Section 3-4. For extended information regarding dial-out and
related programmable parameters, refer to Chapter 7: Operation.
3.4 Summary of the alarm Dial-Out Process
Action—Response
Programmable Feature
1. THE MODEL 400 DETECTS
AN ALERT CONDITION
• Recognition Time
An alert condition is not the
same as a valid alarm—the
condition must continue for the
programmed time period, or
Recognition Time, before it is
recognized as a valid alarm.
2. A VALID ALARM IS
CONFIRMED
An audible, on-site alarm
message begins and continues
until the alarm is acknowledged.
(If the Mute feature is turned
on, there is no on-site message.)
Call Delay is activated.
3. DIAL-OUT BEGINS
Dial-out begins by calling
telephone number 1 to report an
alarm.
If there is no acknowledgment,
the Model 400 waits the
programmed Intercall Time
before dialing subsequent
telephone numbers. Dial-out
continues in this manner,
cycling through the remaining
telephone numbers, for the
programmed Max Calls.
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This is the programmed waiting
period to determine if an alert
condition has persisted long enough
to be considered a valid alarm. If
the sensor returns to normal within
recognition time, then no alarm will
occur.
• Call Delay
This is the programmed waiting
period, before the first telephone
number is called, to report an alarm.
• Intercall Time
This is the programmed waiting
period, in between sequential dialing
of telephone numbers, to report an
alarm.
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4. THE ALARM IS
ACKNOWLEDGED
When the alarm is
acknowledged, the dial-out
process is cancelled and the
audible, on-site alarm message
stops.
• Max Calls
This is the total number of telephone
calls that will be dialed in response
to any valid alarm. Telephone
numbers are dialed sequentially, and
continue to cycle until the maximum
number of calls is reached. If no
acknowledgment occurs, then at the
completion of Max Calls, all alarms
are automatically acknowledged.
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Chapter 4: Communications
Programming
This chapter explains the keypad commands for communications programming of the Model 400, including interrogation and resetting of the following:
• Voice Messages
• The Unit ID Number
• Dial-out Telephone Numbers
• Tone or Pulse Dialing
• Special Dialing with Pagers, Beepers and Access Numbers.
• Dial-out test mode
• Rings Until Answer
• Telephone Answering Device Compatibility
• Listen-in Time
• Call Delay
• Local Voice Mute
• Voice Repetitions
• Intercall Time
• Maximum Number of Calls
• The Clock
• Security Code
4.1 Voice Messages
The 400’s digital speech recording feature allows you to record custom
messages for each of the four Zones and an ID Message. This means that
when the 400 calls you during an alarm, you will hear a personalized Voice
Message identifying the unit and telling you exactly what alarm condition
exists. You can record a separate message for each of the four Zones. The
message can run a maximum of 5 seconds. The ID Message can be a maximum of 8 seconds. You can shorten the message length by pressing the
ENTER key after reciting the message.
The ID Message is used to identify the unit. This could be a particular
building name, its location (address or city), or some other identifier.
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To program the ID Message:
1. Press the SET key.
SET
2. Press the MESSAGE key. The 400 will say “Enter Message Number.”
MESSAGE
3. Press the ID key (number 0 key).
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. When the unit beeps, begin speaking your message into the microphone.
The unit will say “OK,” when the recording time has elapsed; then it will
play back your recorded message.
To play back the ID Message:
1. Press the WHAT IS key.
WHAT
IS
2. Press the MESSAGE key.
MESSAGE
3. Press the ID key (number 0 key).
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
The 400 will play back your recorded message.
The Zone Messages are used to identify the device or condition being monitored such as temperature, humidity, equipment alarms, security alarms,
etc.
To program the Voice Message for a Zone:
1. Press the SET key.
SET
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2. Press the MESSAGE key. The 400 will say, “Enter Message Number.”
MESSAGE
3. Press the number key for the corresponding Zone.
2
1
VOICE
REPS
CALL
DELAY
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
8
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. When the unit beeps, begin speaking your message into the microphone.
The unit will say “OK,” when the recording time has elapsed; then it will
play back your recorded message.
To play back the message for a Zone:
1. Press the WHAT IS key.
WHAT
IS
2. Press the MESSAGE key.
MESSAGE
3. Press the corresponding Zone number key.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
The 400 will play back your recorded message.
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To erase a Zone or ID message:
1. Press the SENSOR ON/OFF key.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press the MESSAGE key.
MESSAGE
The 400 will say “Enter message number.”
3. Press the Zone Number or ID key.
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
The 400 will say, “Message erased.”
4.2 The Unit ID Number
The Unit ID Number is the identification number of the Model 400. This
number is typically the telephone number where the unit is installed, or it
may be designated using any number that best suits your application.
The purpose of the Unit ID Number is to immediately provide the source
of any alarm, especially when using multiple Model 400 units in a complex
monitoring system. When the Model 400 is called from a remote location,
it always begins its message with the identification number:
“Hello, this is (Unit ID Number).”
4.2.1 Programming the ID Number
To program the ID Number:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press ID NUMBER.
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
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3. Using the number keys, enter up to 16 digits for the ID number. The
Model 400 will recite the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press ENTER. The Model 400 will respond: “Okay.”
ENTER
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4.2.2 Interrogating the ID Number
To interrogate the ID numbers:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press ID NUMBER. The Model 400 will recite the Unit ID Number programmed.
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4.3 Dial-out Telephone Numbers
The Model 400 can store up to four 48-digit phone numbers. These are the
numbers that will be called during alarm dial-out. In the event of an alarm,
the numbers are dialed sequentially, 1 through 4. Begin programming the
first telephone number by assigning it to the key labeled with the number
1 on the keypad, and continue to assign any other telephone numbers in
numerical order. A pause, pound or star can be added to an individual
phone number to access different phone and beeper systems. See Special
Dialing, Section 4.5.
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4.3.1 Programming Dial-out Telephone Numbers
To program dial-out telephone numbers:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press PHONE NUMBER.
PHONE
NUMBER
T/P
3. Select which telephone number to program. Press any unassigned number key (from 1 to 4) to represent the new telephone number entry. The
Model 400 will respond: “Enter number.”
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
4. Enter the complete telephone number using the number keys.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Press ENTER. The unit will respond with “Okay.”
ENTER
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6. Repeat above procedure to program up to four separate telephone
numbers.
4.3.2 Interrogating a Dial-out Telephone Number
To interrogate dial-out telephone numbers:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
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2. Press PHONE NUMBER.
PHONE
NUMBER
T/P
3. Press a number key (from 1 to 4).
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
Model 400 will recite the corresponding telephone number. If there is no
number programmed for a particular key, the unit will respond: “No number.”
4.3.3 Erasing a Telephone Number
To erase a telephone number:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press PHONE NUMBER.
PHONE
NUMBER
T/P
3. Press the number key (from 1 to 4) representing the telephone number
you want to erase.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
4. Press ENTER. The Model 400 will say “Number # erased.”
ENTER
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4.4 Dial-Out Test Mode
The 400 allows you to test your telephone programming by simulating an
alarm dialout to any programmed telephone number. This can be a valuable tool for insuring that your programming is correct and also for troubleshooting dialing problems. In this mode all signals on the telephone line
are audible through the local speaker.
4.4.1 To test a dialout phone number:
1. Press the SET key.
SET
2. Press the TEST key.
TEST
°F/°C
#
The 400 will say “Enter Number.”
3. Press a number key (1–4) corresponding to the phone number entry you
wish to test, and press ENTER.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
ENTER
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MAX CALLS
The 400 will dial the number and announce the date and time for voice
calls, or send its ID number for pager calls.
4.4.2 Manually Dial a Telephone Number
1. Press the SET key.
SET
2. Press the TEST key.
TEST
°F/°C
#
The 400 will say “Enter number.”
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3. Press 0 then ENTER to enter manual dialing mode. The 400 will go
off-hook and you should hear a dial tone through the speaker. Press any
number keys to dial a telephone number.
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press ALARM CANCEL to hang up and exit the test.
ALARM
CANCEL
4.5 Tone or Pulse Dialing
The Model 400 can dial out in pulse or Touch Tone™. Select the type of
dialing, in either pulse or tone, depending upon the type of service provided by your telephone company. The default is tone.
To program for either pulse or tone:
1. Press the SENSOR ON/OFF key.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press PHONE NUMBER T/P.
PHONE
NUMBER
T/P
The Model 400 will respond: “Tone” to indicate that tone dialing is enabled,
or “Pulse” to indicate that pulse dialing is on and enabled.
3. Repeat key sequence to switch between settings.
4.6 Special Dialing
The Model 400 has provisions for special dialing sequences. Special dialing
sequences allow:
• Dialing that requires an access number to connect with an outside line.
• Dialing that requires the pound (#) or star (*).
• Dialing to a beeper or pager.
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4.6.1 Special Dialing Keys
The following designated keys represent special functions when used with
PHONE NUMBER entries:
1. Pause
OUTPUT
PAUSE
AM
PAUSE represents a two-second pause in dialing. It can be used when an
access number is required before dialing to an outside line. (For example,
in some cases a “9” or other number, must be dialed first, in order to get a
dial tone for an outside line.)
2. Pound (#)
TEST
°F/°C
#
A pound may be required when calling some phone or beeper systems.
3. Star (*)
RINGS
TAD
*
A star may be required when calling some phone or beeper systems.
4. Code
CODE
LOCK
MUTE
The CODE key can be used to perform special functions during the dialing sequence. These include: Pager dialing, Wait for Answer, and Switch
to Touch-tones. These functions enable the Sensaphone to send a numeric
page, or dial a telephone number + office extension, or combine pulse &
touch-tone dialing in the same telephone number. Multiple codes can be
used during telephone number programming if required. See section 4.5.4
for special instructions on dialing to a beeper or pager.
Code 1 Pager
When CODE + 1 is inserted as the first digit of the telephone number, the
Model 400 will make a pager call. This means that the unit will expect the
call to be answered by a paging service provider, then it will send its ID
number (using touch-tones), followed by the digits that identify the zone(s)
in alarm. The unit will hang-up after it completes the call. See section 4.5.4
for specific programming examples for dialing a pager.
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Code 2 Wait-For-Answer
You can force your Sensaphone to Wait-For-Answer in the middle of dialing a telephone number. This is useful when calling a telephone extension
that is initially answered by an auto-attendant. By inserting the wait-foranswer code you can instruct your Sensaphone to call the main number,
then wait for an answer by the auto-attendant, then dial the extension.
The Sensaphone will not speak it’s voice message until the telephone is
answered at the extension.
Example:
SET + PHONE NUMBER + any unassigned number key 1-4
+ telephone number + CODE + 2 + extension number + ENTER
Code 3 Switch to Touch-tone
This command allows you to change from pulse dialing to touch-tone dialing in the middle of dialing a telephone number. This is useful when your
telephone service only supports pulse dialing, but you need to send touchones after connecting – such as when dialing a numeric pager or navigating
a voice menu.
Example:
In this example a telephone number is dialed, the Sensaphone waits for the
call to be answered, then changes to touch-tones to dial an extension.
SET + PHONE NUMBER + any unassigned number key 1-4 +
telephone number + CODE + 2 + CODE + 3 +
extension number + ENTER
4.6.2 Incorporating a Pause
Incorporate PAUSE to access an outside telephone line:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press PHONE NUMBER.
PHONE
NUMBER
T/P
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3. Press any unassigned number key (from 1 to 4) to represent the new telephone number entry. Model 400 will respond: “Enter number.”
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
4. From the number keys, enter the access digit (i.e., 9). The Model 400 will
recite the digit.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Press PAUSE. The Model 400 will “pause.”
OUTPUT
PAUSE
AM
6. Enter the complete telephone number using the number keys. The Model
400 will recite the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
7. Press ENTER. The Model 400 will say “Okay.”
ENTER
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4.6.3 Incorporating a Pound (#) or Star (*)
Incorporate a pound or star if it is normally included in telephone number:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press PHONE NUMBER.
PHONE
NUMBER
T/P
3. Press any unassigned number key (from 1 to 4) to represent the new telephone number entry. Model 400 will respond: “Enter number.”
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
8
9
LISTEN TIME
4. Enter theCLOCK
telephone
number using the number keys. The Model 400 will
SOUND
recite the digits
as
they
are pressed.
0
RECOGNITION
TIME
1
CALL
DELAY
ID NUMBER
POWER
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Position the pound (#) or star (*) within the telephone number where
required by pressing the designated keys. The Model 400 will say
“pound” or “star” each time the key is pressed.
RINGS
TAD
TEST
°F/°C
#
–OR–
*
6. Enter any remaining digits of the telephone number.
7. Press ENTER. The Model 400 will say “Enter.”
ENTER
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4.6.4 Special Dialing to a Beeper or Pager
Your Sensaphone can be programmed to send an alarm message to a
numeric beeper/pager. The message will include the Sensaphone’s telephone number (ID number) and the Zone numbers that are in alarm. For
example, if zones 1 and 4 are in alarm, the message on your pager would
be: 8882227777-1-4, where 8882227777 is the unit’s ID number. A Sound
alarm will appear as alarm -9 and a Power alarm will appear as alarm -0.
To program a telephone number for Pager dialout, you must enter Code 1
at the beginning of the telephone number. The Sensaphone will say “Code
one, Pager” when you enter the command.
Follow the key sequence below to dial a numeric pager:
SET + PHONE NUMBER + any unassigned number key 1-4 +
CODE + 1 + pager telephone number + ENTER
To check your programming:
WHAT IS + PHONE NUMBER + assigned # 1-4
The Sensaphone will say “Pager”, followed by the programmed telephone
number.
To send a test page:
SET + TEST + assigned # key 1-4 + ENTER
The Sensaphone will let you listen to the dialout sequence through its
speaker and send you a message that includes the Sensaphone’s telephone
number (ID number).
Voice Prompted Paging Systems
If your paging provider is answered by a voice prompt which requires you
to enter one or more touch-tones to send a message, then use the wait-foranswer code (4.5.1) in combination with the Pause key and other number
keys to navigate the voice menu until you reach the message entry point.
The Sensaphone will automatically send it’s telephone number, Zone numbers, and a pound (#) tone at the end of the number. For assistance contact
Sensaphone Technical Support at 1(877)373-2700.
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4.7 Rings Until Answer
Rings Until Answer is the programmed number of times the telephone
rings before the Model 400 will answer an incoming call. This can be set
from 1 to 15 rings. The default value is 4.
4.7.1 Programming Rings Until Answer
To program Rings Until Answer:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press RINGS/TAD. The Model 400 will respond: “Enter number.”
RINGS
TAD
*
3. Using the number keys, enter a value.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press ENTER. The Model 400 will respond: “Okay.”
ENTER
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4.7.2 Interrogating Rings Until Answer
To interrogate Rings Until Answer:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press RINGS/TAD.
RINGS
TAD
*
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4.8 TAD (Telephone Answering Device)
The TAD feature is especially useful because it integrates the operation
of the Model 400 with your telephone answering device (e.g. answering
machine) in a way that retains the full flexibility of each system. This allows
you to have on-demand telephone access to the Model 400, for obtaining
a Status Report, or for issuing call-in commands, while your telephone
answering device is set to receive outside calls. Programming for use with
a telephone answering device (TAD) is always used in conjunction with
Rings Until Answer, detailed in section 4.6.
NOTE: The TAD feature only applies to answering devices connected to
the same telephone line as the Model 400.
4.8.1 TAD Enable/Disable
To enable/disable the TAD feature:
1. Press SENSOR ON/OFF.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press RINGS/TAD.
RINGS
TAD
*
The Model 400 will respond: “TAD On.” (If the Model 400 says “TAD Off,”
repeat steps 1 and 2 to reactivate TAD.)
4.8.2 Using the TAD Feature
1. Make sure the TAD feature is enabled on the Model 400. (The default
setting is disabled, so you must enable it first.)
2. Determine the number of rings your telephone answering device uses to
answer the telephone. (Most answering devices require 4 rings; others are
selectable.)
3. On the Model 400, program Rings Until Answer to a greater number
than the number of rings set on your answering machine.
Example:
Telephone answering device, rings = 4
Model 400, Rings Until Answer = 6
Using the procedure just outlined, all incoming calls will be answered by
the telephone answering device, allowing it to operate normally. With the
programming just accomplished, the Model 400 can be accessed remotely,
by telephone, to obtain the Status Report.
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1. Dial the telephone number of the Model 400.
2. Let the telephone ring once and then hang up.
3. Wait approximately ten seconds
4. Call the Model 400 back.
It will answer the telephone on the first ring.
Explanation: The pattern of one ring, followed by a second call (within 30
seconds), signals the Model 400 to answer your incoming call, bypassing
the telephone answering device.
NOTE: Special Case: If the Model 400 shares the same line with a
telephone answering device, and during certain time periods, frequent,
incoming calls are expected on that line, then you may want to
temporarily disable the TAD feature. If you leave the TAD enabled, it
will not adversely affect normal operation, but if two outside telephone
calls are received within the same 30-second time window, the Model
400 will interpret this pattern as a signal to answer the telephone. If this
occurs, press any key on the Model 400 to hang up.
4.8.3 No TAD In Use
If a telephone answering device is not used on the same telephone line as
the Model 400, make sure that the TAD feature is disabled, or turned off.
Only Rings Until Answer programming will determine how incoming
calls are answered. For example, if you program Rings Until Answer to 3,
incoming calls will be answered in 3 rings.
4.9 Listen-in Time
The Listen-in Time is the amount of time you can listen to sounds from
the Model 400’s built-in microphone at its installation site. When you call
in for a Status Report, the Model 400 announces Listen-in Time at the end
of its first round of status readings, saying, “Listen for (programmed time
entered).” The programmable range is from 0 to 255 seconds (or up to 4.17
minutes). The default value is 15 seconds.
NOTE: The microphone is also used to monitor high sound level. See
Chapter 5, Section 5.10 through Section 5.11.1.
4.9.1 Programming the Listen-in Time
To program the Listen-in Time:
1. Press SET.
SET
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2. Press LISTEN TIME. The Model 400 will respond: “Enter seconds.”
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SOUND
3. Using the number keys, enter the seconds. The Model 400 will recite the
digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press ENTER. The Model 400 will respond: “Okay.”
ENTER
PM
4.9.2 Interrogating the Listen-in Time
To interrogate the Listen-in Time:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press LISTEN TIME. The Model 400 will recite the listen-in time.
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SOUND
4.10 Call Delay
Call Delay is the programmed length of time the Model 400 waits, following detection of an alarm, before it begins the dial-out sequence. This
applies only to the first call. (Delay time between calls is also programmable: refer to Intercall Time, Section 4-12.)
The purpose for Call Delay is to allow time for personnel at the Model
400’s installation site to respond to and cancel an alarm before dial-out
begins. During this time, the Model 400 will audibly repeat its “alarm”
message (unless the Local Voice Mute feature has been activated—refer to
Section 4.10). The default for Call Delay is 30 seconds. Call Delay can be
programmed from 0 seconds to 60 minutes (1 hour).
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4.10.1 Programming the Call Delay
To program the Call Delay:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press CALL DELAY.
1
CALL
DELAY
The Model 400 will respond: “Enter minutes.”
3. Using the number keys, enter the minutes.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
The Model 400 recites the digits as they are pressed.
4. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Enter seconds.”
ENTER
PM
5. Using the number keys, enter the seconds. The Model 400 recites the
digits as you press them.
6. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Okay.”
ENTER
PM
4.10.2 Interrogating Call Delay
To interrogate Call Delay:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
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2. Press CALL DELAY.
1
CALL
DELAY
The Model 400 will recite the programmed Call Delay.
4.11 Local Voice Mute
When the Model 400 dials out to report an alarm, it also audibly recites the
alarm message through it’s speaker. The Local Voice Mute command allows
you to turn off the speaker at the Model 400’s site during alarm dialouts
and status call-ins. This feature is used to prevent intruders or unauthorized persons from hearing the alarm dial-out message or from hearing the
Status Report during an off-site call.
4.11.1 Enable/Disable Local Voice Mute
To enable/disable Local Voice Mute:
1. Press SENSOR ON/OFF.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press MUTE.
CODE
LOCK
MUTE
The Model 400 will say “Mute On” to indicate that Local Voice Mute is
enabled, or “Mute Off ” to indicate that it is disabled.
3. Repeat key sequence to switch between enabled or disabled Local Voice
Mute.
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4.12 Voice Repetitions
The Voice Repetitions feature allows programming of the number of times
the alarm message is repeated per phone call during alarm dial-out.
The maximum repetitions may be set to 10; the default is 3 repetitions.
4.12.1 Programming Voice Repetitions
To program Voice Repetitions:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press VOICE REPS.
2
VOICE
REPS
The Model 400 will respond: “Enter number.”
3. Using the number keys, enter a value from 1 to 10.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press ENTER. The Model 400 will respond: “Okay.”
ENTER
PM
4.12.2 Interrogating Voice Repetitions
To interrogate Voice Repetitions:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press VOICE REPS.
2
VOICE
REPS
The Model 400 will recite the number programmed.
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4.13 Intercall Time
The Intercall Time is the programmable period of time the Model 400 waits
in calling subsequent telephone numbers. Intercall Time is activated only
after alarm dial-out to the first telephone number fails to be acknowledged.
This period can be programmed from 10 seconds to 60 minutes. The
default intercall time is 1 minute.
If an incoming telephone call is made to the Model 400 during Intercall
Time (in between its dialing of subsequent telephone numbers to report an
alarm), it will answer the incoming call and immediately report any existing alarms.
4.13.1 Programming Intercall Time
To program Intercall Time:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press INTERCALL TIME.
3
INTERCALL
TIME
The Model 400 will respond: “Enter minutes.”
3. Using the number keys, enter the minutes.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
The Model 400 recites the digits as you press them.
4. Press ENTER. The Model 400 will respond: “Enter seconds.”
ENTER
PM
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5. Using the number keys, enter the seconds. The Model 400 recites the
digits as you press them.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
6. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Okay.”
ENTER
PM
4.13.2 Interrogating Intercall Time
To interrogate Intercall Time:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press INTERCALL TIME.
3
INTERCALL
TIME
The Model 400 will recite the programmed Intercall Time.
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4.14 Maximum Number of Calls (Max Calls)
The Max Calls feature controls the total number of repeated calling
attempts by the Model 400 in the event of an alarm. When an alarm occurs,
the dial-out process begins, and continues to cycle through your programmed telephone numbers until the alarm is acknowledged or until the
maximum number of calls is reached. The Max Calls setting regulates the
number of calls that will be made as a result of any alarms; if more than
one alarm is detected at once, or if a second alarm occurs during dial-out
on the first alarm, the Max Calls setting will start the calling process from
zero, until the programmed number of calling attempts are completed.
The default setting for Max Calls is 100, but it may be programmed from 1
to 255 calls. Max Calls is cancelled when an alarm is acknowledged. If the
maximum number of calls is completed and no alarm acknowledgement
has occurred, the Model 400 will automatically acknowledge any alarm and
stop the dial-out.
NOTE: If only one telephone number is programmed, the Model 400
will dial out a maximum of 15 times to report an alarm in accordance
with FCC rules.
4.14.1 Programming Max Calls
To program Max Calls:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press MAX CALLS.
4
MAX CALLS
The Model 400 will respond: “Enter number.”
3. Using the number keys, enter a value. The Model 400 will recite the digits as you press them.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
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INTERCALL
TIME
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4. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Okay.”
ENTER
PM
4.14.2 Interrogating Max Calls
To interrogate Max Calls:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press MAX CALLS.
4
MAX CALLS
The Model 400 will recite the value set for Max Calls.
4.15 The Clock
The Model 400 has a built-in clock. The power-up time is 12 am. The clock
will keep time from 12 am until you program the current time. It will then
keep time from your programmed time. If the AC power fails, the clock
will continue to keep time until the battery back-up fails. It will then reset
to 12 am when power is restored. An incorrect time is a good indication
that the power has failed and the batteries have been expended.
4.15.1 Setting the Clock
To set the clock:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press CLOCK.
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CLOCK
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3. Using the number keys, enter the correct time. The Model 400 will recite
the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. If the time is AM, press the AM key. The Model 400 will say “am” If the
time is PM , press the PM key. The Model 400 will say “pm.”
OUTPUT
PAUSE
AM
ENTER
PM
Example: You want to set the clock to 9:45 am. Press the following keys in
the order shown:
SET + CLOCK + 9 + 4 + 5 + AM
4.15.2 Interrogating for the Current Time
To interrogate the Model 400 for the current time:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press CLOCK. The Model 400 will recite the current time.
8
CLOCK
4.16 The Security Code
The Security Code is the last step after setting all other programming
parameters for the Model 400. The code consists of a 4-digit number you
select and will effectively prevent unauthorized changes to the Model 400’s
programming. When the Security Code is activated, all keyboard programming is locked. The Model 400 may be interrogated using the WHAT IS
key, but the keyboard must be unlocked, via the Security Code, before any
programming changes are possible.
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4.16.1 Locking the Keypad
To program the Security Code:
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press CODE.
CODE
LOCK
MUTE
The Model 400 will say “Enter security code.”
3. Using the number keys, enter 4 digits.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press ENTER.
ENTER
PM
The Model 400 says, “OK.” The keyboard is now locked.
If unauthorized persons attempt to set a parameter, an error message,
“Error 2,” is returned. Whenever any operation except WHAT IS takes
place without entering the security code first, this error message occurs.
4.16.2 Unlocking the Keypad
To unlock the keyboard:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press CODE.
CODE
LOCK
MUTE
The Model 400 will say “Enter Security Code.”
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3. Using the number keys, enter the digits for the code.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press ENTER.
ENTER
PM
If the correct code is entered, the Model 400 will say “OK.” If the wrong
code is entered, the Model 400 will say “Error 2.”
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Chapter 5: Alarm Programming
This chapter explains the alarm programming and monitoring capabilities
of the Model 400, with specific instructions for the following features:
• Configure zones as dry contact or temperature
• Enable/disable zones
• Program alarm Recognition Time for each zone
• Program high and low temperature limits
•Disable alarm response to high or low temperature
• Program temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius scale
• Calibrate temperature
• Obtain current temperature
• Program AC power-failure Recognition Time
• Enable/disable AC power monitoring
• Program sound level sensitivity
• Program high sound Recognition Time
• Disable alarm response to high sound
• Use Exit Delay via Status Report
5.1 Zone Configuration
In preparing the Model 400 to sense an alert condition, the zones must be
configured as dry contact (either open or closed) or as temperature zones.
The default setting for zone 1 is temperature; for zones 2-4, the default is
dry contact and open. To configure zone normality, sensors are first wired
to the terminal strip at the back of the unit. (Refer to Chapter 2, Section
2.9–2.12, for an explanation on wiring zones.)
The configuration process directs the Model 400 to initialize the 4 zones
and establish normal settings. Any change in the status of a zone (for
example, from a normally open contact to a suddenly closed contact) is
recognized as an alert condition. In the case of a temperature zone, an alert
condition is recognized when established temperature limits are exceeded.
NOTE: Before starting keyboard commands to configure zone normality
on the Model 400, it is very important to check that the sensors you
have wired to the unit are set in their normal, non-alarm positions. For
example, if a magnetic reed switch (a normally-closed sensor used to
detect unauthorized entry) has been wired to the Model 400, make sure
that the door or window to be monitored is shut before configuring the
zone. If a motion-detector is wired to the unit, it is advisable to block all
sources of motion from the sensor before and during configuration.
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5.1.1 Programming Zone Configuration
1. Press STANDBY to place the Model 400 in Standby mode.
RUN
STANDBY
2. Wire sensors to the zones to the back of the Model 400 (see Chapter 2,
Section 2.10).
3. Press RUN. The red light glows when the Model 400 returns to Run
mode.
RUN
STANDBY
4. Press SET.
SET
5. Press CONFIG.
CONFIG
6. The Model 400 audibly recites the configuration for each of the four
zones:
• If the zone is open, the Model 400 recites the number of the zone and says
“normally open.”
• If the zone is closed, the Model 400 recites the number of the zone, and
says “normally closed.”
• If the zone is configured as temperature, the Model 400 recites the number of the zone, followed by “Temperature.”
5.1.2 Interrogating Zone Configuration
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press CONFIG.
CONFIG
The Model 400 will audibly recite the configuration of each zone.
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5.2 Enable/Disable Zones
This function allows you to enable or disable a zone’s response to an alert
condition. An enabled zone will respond to an alert condition and allow
dial-out. A disabled zone will cause dial-out to be suppressed, but any
existing alert conditions will be revealed during the Status Report. Enable/
disable programming is useful during wiring of zones (see Chapter 2) or
when a condition needs to be monitored, but is not critical enough to be
programmed for dial-out reporting. It is important to verify zone status
after performing any task that requires disabling. The default setting for all
zones is enabled (ON).
If an alert condition exists when zones are re-enabled, Recognition Time
will restart—refer to Section 5.3.
If the sensor is configured as not used, the unit will respond “Error the zone
is off ”. Refer to section 5.13 to designate as used.
5.2.1 Changing Enabled/Disabled Zone Status
1. Press SENSOR ON/OFF.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press the number (1 to 4) of the selected zone to enable/disable. The
Model 400 says “Alarm Disabled” to indicate disabled or “Alarm Enabled”
to indicate enabled.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
5.2.2 Verifying Enabled/Disabled Zone Status
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press STATUS.
STATUS
The Model 400 audibly recites the current status of every zone. In a Status
Report, each zone is first identified by its zone number, followed by a
report that specifies parameters currently affecting that zone. If a zone
is disabled, the word “Alarm Disabled” immediately follows the number
recited for that zone.
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For example, zone 3 is configured as a normally open, dry contact zone.
During the Status Report:
• If disabled, the Model 400 recites:
“Zone 3, the Alarm is Disabled” for zone 3.
• If enabled, the Model 400 recites:
“Zone 3—OK,” for zone 3.
In another example, zone 2 is configured as a temperature zone. The current temperature is 76 degrees. During a Status Report:
• If disabled, the Model 400 recites:
“Zone 2, the alarm is disabled, it is now 76 degrees fahrenheit—OK”
• If enabled, the Model 400 recites:
“Zone 2—76 degrees fahrenheit—OK.”
5.3 Zone Recognition Time
The Zone Recognition Time is the length of time an alert condition
must be present before a valid alarm exists and dial-out is activated. This
time period is programmable, from 0 minutes, 0 seconds (for immediate
response) up to a period of 540 minutes, 0 seconds. If an alert condition
begins and then clears within the established Recognition Time, no dialout will occur. When an alert condition continues beyond the programmed
Recognition Time, the Model 400 initiates dial-out. The default setting for
Zone Recognition Time is 0 minutes, 3 seconds.
5.3.1 Programming Zone Recognition Time
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press RECOGNITION TIME.
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RECOGNITION
TIME
3. Press the number (1 to 4) of the selected zone to be programmed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
The Model 400 responds: “Enter minutes.”
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4. Using the number keys, enter the minutes. For example, to set a
Recognition Time of five minutes, simply press “5” on the keypad. The
Model 400 recites the digits as they are pressed.
2
1
VOICE
REPS
CALL
DELAY
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
8
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Enter seconds.”
ENTER
PM
6. Using the number keys, enter the seconds. The Model 400 recites the
digits as they are pressed.
2
1
VOICE
REPS
CALL
DELAY
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
7. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Okay.”
ENTER
PM
5.3.2 Interrogating Zone Recognition Time
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press RECOGNITION TIME.
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TIME
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3. Press the corresponding zone key (1 to 4).
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
The Model 400 recites the programmed Recognition Time for that zone.
5.4 Establishing High and Low Temperature Limits
High and low temperature limits can be separately programmed for each
zone configured as temperature. Limits can range from –20° to +150°
Fahrenheit, or from –30° to 65° Celsius.
When temperature limits exceed high or low settings, the Model 400 will
dial out with an alarm message. Default settings are: 10° F for low temperature and 100° F for high temperature.
5.4.1 Programming Temperature
Limits for a Selected Zone
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press TEMP LIMITS.
5
TEMP LIMITS
3. From the number keys, press a number (from 1 to 4) that corresponds to
the temperature zone being programmed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
The Model 400 responds: “Enter low temperature limit.”
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4. Using the number keys, enter a value for low temperature limit. The
Model 400 will recite the digits as they are pressed. If a negative number
is required, first press *, then enter the number.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Press ENTER.
ENTER
PM
The Model 400 responds: “Enter high temperature limit.”
6. Using the number keys, enter the value for high temperature limit. The
Model 400 recites the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
7. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Enter.”
ENTER
PM
NOTE: Do not set temperature limits too close to normal room
temperature. Minor temperature fluctuations could result in frequent
and unnecessary alarm dialouts.
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5.4.2 Disabling Alarm Response to
High or Low Temperature
To disable alarm response to either high or low temperature settings exclusively, enter the following temperature limit when programming the selected zone. (The Model 400 will not respond to temperatures encountered at
maximum settings or beyond.) Begin by following the key sequence shown
in Section 5.4.1, and when prompted to enter the high or low temperature
value:
• Set high temperature to either +150º F or +65º C (high temperature limit)
to prevent the Model 400 from responding to a high temperature alarm.
• Set low temperature to either -20° F or -30° C to prevent the Model 400
from responding to a low temperature alarm.
5.4.3 Interrogating High and Low
Temperature Limits
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press TEMP LIMITS.
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TEMP LIMITS
3. Press the number key corresponding to the selected temperature zone.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
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INTERCALL
TIME
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5.5 Temperature Scale
Temperature zones may be set in either Fahrenheit or Celsius degrees. The
default temperature scale is Fahrenheit. To change to Celsius:
1. Press SENSOR ON/OFF.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press °F / °C. The Model 400 responds: “Degrees Celsius” indicating
Celsius scale has replaced Fahrenheit scale.
TEST
°F/°C
#
3. To return to Fahrenheit scale, repeat the key sequence. The Model 400
responds: “Degrees Fahrenheit” indicating Fahrenheit scale is in effect.
NOTE: When switching from Fahrenheit to Celsius, or vice versa,
the change applies to all zones configured to read temperature. When
switching temperature scales it is important to reset high and low
temperature limits on all temperature zones. Refer to Section 5.4.1 to
reset temperature limits.
5.6 Temperature Calibration
To compensate for minor variances in sensor accuracy, an offset may be
programmed for each temperature zone. The amount of offset is measured
in degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius. Adjustments are possible within
a range from -10 degrees to +10 degrees. For example, if zone 3 is sensing
temperature and is reading 1 degree too high, then the calibration for zone
3 is set at -1 to obtain an accurate reading.
5.6.1 Programming Temperature Calibration
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press CALIBRATE.
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3. Press the number (1 to 4) of the selected temperature zone to be calibrated.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
4. Enter the number required to offset the current temperature reading so a
correct reading is obtained.
• To program a positive offset number (up to +10 degrees), enter the number on the keypad. The Model 400 recites the digits as they are pressed.
• To program a negative offset number (up to –10 degrees), first press *.
The unit responds with “negative.” Next, enter the number on the keypad. The unit recites the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds:“Okay.”
ENTER
PM
NOTE: If you find that your calibration offset exceeds more than + 5
or –5 degrees, other complicating factors could be affecting normal
operation of the Model 400. Call Sensaphone for technical assistance.
5.6.2 Interrogating Temperature Calibration
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press CALIBRATE.
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3. Press the number key corresponding to the selected temperature zone.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
MAX CALLS
5.7 Obtaining Current Temperature
Current temperature readings for each temperature zone may be accessed
at any time. The Model 400 recites the zone number, and the actual temperature detected by the attached sensor, for all zones configured as temperature. To obtain current temperature:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press TEST °F/°C.
TEST
°F/°C
#
5.8 AC Power Monitoring Enable/Disable
The Model 400 monitors AC power failure. This command enables or disables the power failure detection feature.When enabled, the Model 400 will
monitor power and dial out when AC power failure exceeds a programmable span of time (refer to AC Power Failure Recognition Time, Section 5.9).
The default setting for AC power monitoring is enabled (on). When disabled, the Model 400 will not dial-out to report power failure.
5.8.1 Enabling/Disabling the AC Power Alarm
1. Press SENSOR ON/OFF.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press POWER.
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
• The Model 400 will say “Power Alarm Disabled” to indicate that the
power alarm is disabled, or • The Model 400 will say “Power Alarm Enabled” to indicate that the power
alarm is enabled.
3. Repeat key sequence to change settings.
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5.9 AC Power Failure Recognition Time
The AC Power Failure Recognition Time is the length of time that AC electric power is off before a valid alarm is recognized and dial-out begins. The
default setting is 5 minutes, 0 seconds, but is programmable from 0 seconds
to a maximum of 540 minutes.
When AC power failure occurs, and throughout the programmed
Recognition Time, the Model 400 steadily repeats the message “the power
is off ” at the unit’s installation site. There is no Call Delay programming
available for AC power failure. Immediately following Recognition Time,
the Model 400 begins the dial-out process to report power failure.
To cancel the power-failure message locally at the keypad (during or after
Recognition Time) press the ALARM CANCEL key on the Model 400 keypad. This action also cancels the dial-out process.
5.9.1 Programming Power Failure
Recognition Time
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press RECOGNITION TIME.
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TIME
3. Press POWER. The Model 400 responds: “Enter minutes.”
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Using the number keys, enter the number of minutes. The Model 400
will recite the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
5. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Enter seconds.”
ENTER
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6. Using the number keys, enter the number of seconds. The Model 400
will recite the digits as they are pressed.
3
2
1
INTERCALL
TIME
VOICE
REPS
CALL
DELAY
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
7. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “OK.”
ENTER
PM
5.9.2 Interrogating Power Failure
Recognition Time
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press RECOGNITION TIME.
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
3. Press POWER.
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
The Model 400 will recite the power Recognition Time.
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5.10 Sound Alarm Monitoring
This feature allows you to program the level and duration of sound that
will cause the Model 400 to respond to an alarm and dial-out. It may be
useful to desensitize the Model 400 to sound if it is installed in an area with
a relatively high noise level, or where a loud noise occurs frequently but is
not associated with an alarm. In some applications, it may be desirable to
increase sound sensitivity to low sound levels.
5.10.1 Programming Sound Alarm Sensitivity
The sensitivity setting for sound alarm monitoring ranges from 1 to 160. A
value of 1 makes the microphone the MOST sensitive to changes in sound.
The value 160 makes the microphone the LEAST sensitive to sound. The
default value is 32.
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press CALIBRATE.
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CALIBRATE
3. Press SOUND. The Model 400 responds: “Enter number.”
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SOUND
4. Using the number keys, enter a value for sound sensitivity.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
The Model 400 recites the digits as you press them.
5. Press ENTER. The Model 400 responds: “Okay.”
ENTER
PM
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5.10.2 Interrogating Sound Sensitivity
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press CALIBRATE.
6
CALIBRATE
3. Press SOUND. The Model 400 recites the programmed sound sensitivity
level.
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SOUND
5.10.3 Programming High Sound
Alarm Recognition Time
The Recognition Time for sound alarm monitoring ranges from 5 seconds
to 60 seconds. The default value is 8 seconds.
1. Press SET.
SET
2. Press RECOGNITION TIME.
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RECOGNITION
TIME
3. Press SOUND. The Model 400 responds: “Enter seconds.”
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LISTEN TIME
SOUND
4. Using the number keys, enter the number of seconds. The Model 400
will recite the digits as they are pressed.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
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5. Press ENTER.
ENTER
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5.10.4 Interrogating High Sound
Alarm Recognition Time
The Recognition Time for sound alarm monitoring ranges from 5 seconds
to 60 seconds. The default value is 8 seconds.
1. Press SET.
WHAT
IS
2. Press RECOGNITION TIME.
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RECOGNITION
TIME
3. Press SOUND. The Model 400 responds: “Enter seconds.”
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LISTEN TIME
SOUND
5.11 High Sound Alarm Enable/Disable
The Model 400 monitors sound through the built-in microphone. When
the sound level suddenly exceeds the programmed high sound limit, the
Model 400 will respond with an alert condition. The increased sound level
must continue throughout the programmed recognition time. The default
for high sound alarm is enabled (on).
NOTE: The microphone is also used for listening to on-site sounds.
Refer to Chapter 4, Section 4.8. Disabling the sound alarm does not
affect listen-in capability.
5.11.1 Changing Enabled/Disabled
High Sound Alarm
1. Press SENSOR ON/OFF.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press SOUND. The Model 400 will say “Sound Alarm Disabled” to indicate disabled or “Sound Alarm Enabled” to indicate enabled.
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LISTEN TIME
SOUND
3. Repeat key sequence to change settings.
5.12 Exit Delay
When tripping an alarm is unavoidable, yet a true alert condition has not
actually occurred, the alarm response, including dial-out, can be temporarily suppressed.
The Model 400 is able to suppress and then reset its dial-out function automatically through use of the Status Report. This is especially convenient
when an alert condition is created upon exiting a monitored door, and
there is no way to cancel from the local keypad.
Example: You are planning to exit through a monitored door. Prior to
exiting, you initiate a Status Report recitation at the Model 400 keypad
by pressing WHAT IS, followed by STATUS, (key sequence shown
below). This allows you approximately 40 seconds to exit without
activating the Model 400’s programmed response to an alarm. At the
conclusion of the status report, normal alarm response is reactivated.
To use exit delay, initiate the Status Report.
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press STATUS. The Model 400 recites the full Status Report; during this
time, you are able to exit the monitored area without tripping an alarm.
STATUS
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5.13 Designating A Zone As Unused
This feature allows you to mark selected Zones, Power, or Sound as unused,
which will prohibit them from going into alarm and will also leave them
out of the status report. Note that programming for the selected Zone will
be preserved when the Zone is marked as “unusued” and will not be reconfigured if automatic Zone configuration is activated.
To designate a Zone as unused:
1. Press the SENSOR ON/OFF key.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press the SET key.
SET
The 400 will say “Enter Zone Number.”
3. Press the corresponding number of the Zone you wish to mark as
unused.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
The 400 will respond by saying Zone 1–4, Power, or Sound “Off/On.”
Repeat the key sequence to place the Zone back in use.
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Chapter 6: Acknowledgment,
Status Report & Remote Access
In addition to communication and alarm monitoring capabilities, the
Model 400 will also respond to your instructions and provide you with
access to information on monitored conditions at all times.
By issuing commands to the unit, either at the installation site or over standard telephone lines, the following features may be activated:
• Acknowledgment of existing alarms
• The Status Report on all monitored conditions.
• Limited programming.
6.1 Alarm Acknowledgment
When the Model 400 dials out with an alarm message, it will request
acknowledgment before hanging up. Acknowledgment indicates to the unit
that the alarm message has been received. Upon acknowledgment, the
Model 400 will cancel the dial-out sequence.
There are three ways* that an alarm is acknowledged directly:
• Local Acknowledgment
• Touch-Tone™ Acknowledgment
• Callback Acknowledgment
* A fourth method of alarm acknowledgment is indirect. Refer to Max
Calls, Chapter 4, Section 4.13 for an example of automatic alarm
acknowledgment.
6.1.1 Local Acknowledgment
To acknowledge an alarm locally (directly at the installation site of the
Model 400), press the ALARM CANCEL Key.
6.1.2 Touch-Tone™ Acknowledgment
This method of remote alarm acknowledgment works with a Touch-Tone™
telephone.
Example: You receive a call from the Model 400, reporting that an alarm
exists. The message concludes: “Enter Acknowledgement code.” Now, or at
any time during this call, you may acknowledge the alarm with the code
“555” if you are using a Touch-Tone™ telephone.
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• To enter “555,” press the number (5) key on the Touch-Tone™ phone keypad three times. The Model 400 will respond: “Alarm Acknowledged.”
The Model 400 will hang up and the dial-out sequence, including any
further response to the alarm, will be cancelled.
• If you enter the wrong code or do not enter it within 10 seconds following
the conclusion of the message, the Model 400 will respond: “Error, Enter
Acknowledgement code.” If you do not enter the acknowledgement a
second time the unit will say “error” then “goodbye” and hang up. The
alarm is still not acknowledged until you call back. You have a period
equal to the programmed Intercall Time to call the unit back and enter
the “555” acknowledgment code. If you are calling from a pulse or rotary telephone, refer to Callback Acknowledgment, Section 6.1.3, below.
6.1.3 Callback Acknowledgment
Callback Acknowledgement is a feature that allows you to acknowledge an
alarm without entering Touch-Tones™. This feature is disabled by default
and must be enabled by entering the key sequence below. When Callback
Acknowledgment is enabled, simply call the unit back and allow the line
to ring 10 times. The unit will then answer the call, announce the alarm,
then say “Alarm Acknowledged.” This indicates that the alarm has been
acknowledged.
To enable or disable Callback Acknowledgement:
1. Press SENSOR ON/OFF.
SENSOR
ON/OFF
2. Press STATUS.
STATUS
The Model 400 will say “Callback Acknowledgement Enabled” to indicate
that Callback Acknowledgment is Enabled, or “Callback Acknowledgement
Disabled” to indicate that Callback Acknowledgement is Disabled. This
method of remote alarm acknowledgment works with any telephone: pulse,
rotary, or Touch-Tone™.
Example: The Model 400 calls you with an alarm message. You answer
the call with a rotary or pulse telephone, and do the following:
• You listen to the message and hang up.
• Then you call the Model 400 back on any telephone. You must wait for 10
rings—this signals the Model 400 to answer your telephone call. (Make
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sure to call back within the programmed setting for Intercall Time—refer
to Chapter 4, Section 4.12.)
When the Model 400 answers your return call, it announces the alarm.
Then it says: “Alarm Acknowledged.” This indicates that the alarm has been
acknowledged.
NOTE: If you have the TAD feature ( telephone answering device)
enabled, call the unit and let the phone ring once, then hang up. Wait a
few seconds then call the unit back a second time. The model 400 will
now answer on the first ring. If TAD is disabled, the telephone must be
allowed to ring 10 times. This serves as a precaution against a random
alarm acknowledgment. Refer to Chapter 4, Section 4.7, for complete
information on using the TAD feature.
6.2 Status Report
The Status Report allows access to complete information on all monitored
conditions either locally, from the keypad, or by telephone, from any location. The Model 400 will answer an incoming telephone call following the
programmed Rings Until Answer (refer to Chapter 4, Section 4.6). Included
with the Status Report are messages related to alarm conditions, AC power,
battery backup and sound level. It also provides an opportunity for listening to on-site sounds (refer to Listen-in Time, Chapter 4, Section 4.8).
To initiate the Status Report:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press STATUS.
STATUS
Sections 6.2.1, 6.2.2, and 6.2.3 demonstrate two different Status Report recitations. The Status Report starts with:
“Hello. This is 555-1234 (or the programmed ID), (Custom ID Message).”
“It is now 12:15pm (or the current time).”
The Model 400 proceeds with a separate report for each zone. Each zone
identifies itself by reciting the zone number and it’s associated voice message.
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6.2.1 Example: Status Report, No Alarms
Zones 2, 3, and 4 are configured as dry contact and zone 1 is configured as
temperature. No alarms exist. The Status Report begins by saying, “Hello,
this is 555-1234, this is building M, third floor; it is now 2:30 pm.”
Following this introduction, the report continues:
“Zone 1, room temperature, 74 degrees, OK.”
“Zone 2, door alarm, OK.”
“Zone 3, ups alarm, OK.”
“Zone 4, water sensor, OK.”
“The sound is OK.”
“The power is ON.” This refers to AC power.
“The batteries are OK.” Other possible responses: “Batteries are low” or
“Replace batteries.” (Refer to Section 6.2.4 for additional information
regarding battery condition.)
“The output is off.”
“Listen to the sound for 10 seconds.” In this case, the programmed Listen-in
Time is set at 10 seconds. (This feature is not available when obtaining the
Status Report on-site, directly at the keypad.)
The Status Report repeats once more and the Model 400 concludes the call,
saying: “Goodbye.” (The Status Report will not repeat if obtained at the keypad; “Goodbye,” is also not recited.)
The phrase “no number” at the end of a Status Report indicates that no dialout phone numbers have been programmed.
6.2.2 Example: Status Report, Existing Alarms
Zones 2, 3, and 4 are configured as dry contact and zone 1 is configured as
temperature. An emergency situation is at hand: a fire in a greenhouse has
tripped a smoke alarm and electrical power has been disrupted. In addition to high sound and AC power alarms, separate alarms exist on zones 1,
2, 3, and 4. You happen to call in for the Status Report, which begins with,
“Hello, this is 555-1234; “this is the Sensaphone 400 at ACME Greenhouse,
225 Oak Street”
It is now 8:45 PM
Zone 1, “Temperature in greenhouse”, 110 degrees Fahrenheit, too high,
acknowledged alarm exists
Zone 2, “Door alarm in greenhouse”, not OK, acknowledged alarm exists
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Zone 3 “Water pressure alarm in greenhouse”, not OK, acknowledged alarm
exists
Zone 4 “Greenhouse control system”, not OK, acknowledged alarm exists
A High Sound alarm exists, it is now too high
The Power is Off.
The Batteries are Low.
The Output is Off.
Listen to the sound for 10 seconds.
Goodbye.
6.2.3 Example: Status Report, Disabled Zones
If a zone is disabled, the dial-out feature for that zone is deactivated, but all
other programmed parameters remain in effect. In the example below, all 4
zones are disabled, although zones 1 and 3 are detecting alarms. AC power
and Sound Level are also disabled for dial-out. When you call the Model
400 for a Status Report, you hear the following:
Hello, this is 555-1234; “this is the Sensaphone 400 at ACME Greenhouse, 225
Oak Street”
It is now 8:45 PM
Zone 1, “Temperature in greenhouse”, the alarm is disabled, it is now 110
degrees Fahrenheit, too high, acknowledged alarm exists
Zone 2, “Door alarm in greenhouse”, the alarm is disabled, it is not OK.
Zone 3 “Water pressure alarm in greenhouse”, the alarm is disabled, it is not
OK.
Zone 4 “Greenhouse control system”, the alarm is disabled, it is not OK.
The Sound alarm is disabled, it is now too high
The Power alarm is disabled, it is now Off.
The Batteries are Low.
The Output is On.
Listen to the sound for 10 seconds.
Goodbye.
The Status Report repeats once more and the Model 400 concludes the call,
saying: “Goodbye.”
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6.2.4 Battery Condition
During a Status Report, you may hear one of three possible messages
regarding battery power. The Model 400 determines the appropriate message by measuring battery voltage. Depending upon the remaining voltage,
it may respond:
• “The batteries are OK,” if over 8.2 Volts.
• “The batteries are low,” if between 7.2 and 8.2 Volts.
• “Replace batteries,” if below 7.2 Volts.
6.2.5 Remote Access by Touch-Tone™ Telephone
You can issue a number of commands to the 400 remotely using a TouchTone™ telephone. This command mode can be entered at any time during
the status report. Simply press a Touch-Tone™ and the unit will halt the
report and respond with “OK.” You are now in Touch-Tone™ command
mode. Commands are available to perform the following functions:
• Enable and disable zones, power monitoring, and sound monitoring
• Recite/Set High and Low alarm limits
• Recite/Set telephone numbers
• Record/Play custom voice messages
• Recite/Set the relay output
• Activate the microphone for listen-in
• Recite status report
Note: If a security code is enabled, the 400 will prompt you with
“Enter security code.” Enter the four-digit keypad security code plus
“#” to enter touch-tone command mode. If entered correctly, the 400
will respond with “OK” and you can proceed to enter the commands.
If entered incorrectly, the unit will give you one more chance. If it is
incorrect a second time, the unit will say “Error, goodbye” and hang up.
The commands are put together based on the letters of a touch-tone telephone. See typical telephone keypad layout below.
1
4
7
ghi
pqrs
90
abc
2
5
8
0
def
3
6
9
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Many of the commands use three letters that represent an abbreviation of
the selected command. For example, to Set a High limit on Zone 1 you
would press S + H + 1 (or in numeric form 7 + 4 + 1)
The tables below list all of the touch-tone commands that are supported.
Commands are listed in both character and numeric formats. The # key is
used as an ENTER key. Use the * key to represent a negative sign or to represent the [CODE] key when programming telephone numbers.
Enable/Disable Zones
This command will toggle the selected zone between the enabled or disabled state.
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Enable/Disable Zone
* + Z(9) + (zone number)
Set and Recite High & Low Alarm Limits
The following commands are used to set or recite the Low Alarm Limit for
any Zone.
Description
Touch-Tone Command Set Zone Low Limit
S(7) + L(5) + (zone #) + (value) + #
Description
Touch-Tone Command What Is Zone Low Limit
W(9) + L(5) + (zone #)
The following commands are used to set or recite the High Alarm Limit for
any Zone.
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Set Zone High Limit
S(7) + H(4) + (zone #) + (value)+ #
Description
Touch-Tone Command
What Is Zone High Limit
W(9) + H(4) + (zone #)
Set and Recite Telephone Numbers
The following commands will allow you to program and recite dialout telephone numbers. You may need to use the Special Dialing Codes below.
Special Dialing Codes Summary
Code 1: Numeric pager type
Code 2: Wait for answer
Code 3: Change to Touch-Tone
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Code 4: Pause
Code 5: Star (*)
Code 6: Pound (#)
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Setting a phone number
ber) + #
S(7) + T(8) + (entry 1–4) + (telephone num-
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Reciting a phone number
W(9) + T(8) + (entry 1–4)
Record and Play Custom Voice Messages
The following commands will allow you to record and play back custom
voice messages for the ID message (0) and each zone (1–4).
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Record a Message
S(7) + M(6) + (entry 0–4)
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Play a Message
W(9) + M(6) + (entry 0–4)
Control the Relay Output
The following commands will allow you to check the status of the relay output and to toggle the Relay Output On and Off.
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Reciting the Output Status
W(9) + R(7) + O(6)
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Switching the Output
S(7) + R(7) + O(6)
Activate Microphone Listen-in
The following command will allow you to activate the microphone listen-in
for the programmed duration.
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Description
Touch-Tone Command
Activate Mic Listen-in
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Request Status Report
The following command will initiate a status report.
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Recite status report
W(9) + S(7) + R(7)
Hang-up
The following command will make the 400 hang up the telephone line.
Description
Touch-Tone Command
Hang-up the phone line
B(2) + Y(9) + E(3)
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Chapter 7: Operation
After installation and programming is completed, the Model 400 is fully
operational. This chapter explains the sequence of events that occur during
an alarm dialout to illustrate how the Model 400 operates.
7.1 Alarm Detection, Dial-out and
Acknowledgment
Generally, an alarm event is structured in the following manner:
I. The Model 400 detects an alert condition due to a change at the sensor.
II. A valid alarm is recognized.
III. Dial-out begins.
IV. The alarm is acknowledged.
Often, an alarm does not proceed through all stages: either an alert condition does not persist long enough to be considered valid, or a valid alarm is
cancelled.
The table on the following pages explains the alarm detection, dial-out and
acknowledgment features and lists important variable factors affecting their
operation.
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I. Model 400 Detects a Change at the Sensor
Model 400 detects a change in the monitored
condition (from the sensor wired to one of the
zones). This is considered an alert condition, and
does not qualify as a valid alarm at this point.
The condition continues throughout the programmed
Recognition Time. If the condition (or sensor) reverts
to its normal state before the Recognition Time is
reached, no alarm will occur.
II. A Valid Alarm is Recognized
The condition must persist long enough to meet or
exceed the programmed Recognition Time. When
Recognition Time has expired, but the alert condition
continues, the Model 400 will determine that a valid
alarm exists.
When a valid alarm is determined, Call Delay
is activated, forcing the Model 400 to wait for a
programmed period of time before starting the dialout process. Call Delay applies to the period just
prior to dial-out, before the first telephone call is
made.
Call Delay provides the opportunity to cancel a valid
alarm at the Model 400’s installation site, before
dial-out occurs. An audible voice message indicates
which of the zones is in alarm. If on-site personnel
acknowledge the alarm within the Call Delay time,
the Model 400 will not dial out. (Local Voice Mute is
disabled, so that alarm messages can be heard at the
site.)
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Variable Factors
Zone Type: (1) An
open circuit closes,
(2) a closed circuit
opens, or
(3) temperature
limits are exceeded.
Recognition Time:
Activated
Variable Factors
Recognition Time: Expired
Valid Alarm: Exists
Call Delay: Activated
Alarm Message: Audible, On-site Activated
Local Voice Mute: Disabled
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III. Dial Out Begins
The dial-out process is activated as soon as the
Call Delay time expires (if the alarm has not been
cancelled at the Model 400’s installation site.) The
dial-out begins with telephone number 1 and
proceeds sequentially, through the remaining
telephone numbers.
If the alarm is not acknowledged with the first dialout telephone call, the Model 400 waits the duration
of Intercall Time before dialing the next telephone
number. Intercall Time is the programmed waiting
period in between each dial-out telephone call.
Variable Factors
Call Delay: Expired
Intercall Time: Activated
When the telephone is answered, the programmed
Voice Repetitions determine the number of times per
call the Model 400 recites the alarm message.
Voice Repetitions: Activated
Call Progress, an automatic feature, enables the
Model 400 to detect whether or not the telephone
call is answered. After 10 rings, or if a busy signal is
encountered, the Model 400 will hang up, wait the
programmed Intercall Time, and proceed to dial the
next telephone number.
Call Progress: Activated
If no telephone calls are answered, the Model
400 dials out sequentially, through the remaining
telephone numbers and continues to cycle until the
programmed Maximum Number of Calls is reached.
Max Calls: Activated
When the telephone is answered, the Model 400
will immediately begin reciting a message that
indicates which of the zones is in alarm. At the same
time, the alarm message is repeating at the Model
400’s installation site. The Model 400 will request
acknowledgment, if it has not yet occurred.
Alarm Messages:
By Telephone
and
On site
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IV. The Alarm Is Acknowledged
At any time after a valid alarm is determined, the alarm
may be acknowledged at the Model 400’s installation
site, by pressing ALARM CANCEL key.
Variable Factors
Local, On-site
Acknowledgment
When the Model 400 dials out and the call is answered
via Touch-Tone telephone, any alarm may be instantly
acknowledged by pressing “555.”
If the alarm message repeats for the number of
programmed Voice Repetitions, and “555” has not been
entered, the Model 400 will say:
Touch-Tone
Acknowledgment:
Fast Code 555
“Enter acknowledgement code.”
The Model 400 waits 10 seconds for the Touch-Tone
code “555” to be entered. If the code is entered within
10 seconds, it responds:
“Alarm acknowledged.”
The alarm is considered acknowledged and the dialout
concludes.
Touch-Tone
Acknowledgment:
Normal Code 555
If the Model 400 does not receive the Touch-Tone code
within 10 seconds, it recites the following:
“Error, enter acknowledgement code.”
If the Model 400 does not receive the acknowledgement
code a second time, it says “error, goodbye” and hangs
up. The recipient of this message must call the Model
400 back within the period programmed for Intercall
Time, in order to acknowledge the alarm. If Local Voice
Mute is off, the unit will beep at the installation site
while waiting for this call.
Callback Acknowledgement: If enabled, the Model 400
waits 10 rings before answering to guard against random
acknowledgment. If an answering device is connected to
the same line as the Model 400 (and TAD is enabled),
you must call the unit and let the line ring once, then
hang up, wait ten seconds and call back again within 30
seconds. The Model 400 will answer on the first ring. It
will recite any unacknowledged alarms, then say:
“Alarm acknowledged, goodbye.”
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Callback
Acknowledgment:
Within Intercall
Time
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Variable Factors
When the Model 400 hangs up, the alarm is
acknowledged and dial-out stops.
If calls remain unanswered, or if they are received
by an answering machine or FAX, the Model 400
continues the dialout sequence; it waits the Intercall
Time and proceeds to dial the next telephone
number. Telephone numbers are dialed sequentially,
and this cycle continues for the number of Max
Calls programmed. If no acknowledgment occurs,
then at the completion of Max Calls, the alarm
is automatically acknowledged and the dial-out
process is terminated.
Tone or Pulse
Callback
Acknowledgment:
TAD Enabled
Max Calls
Acknowledgment
NOTE: Acknowledging the alarm does not correct the situation! The
alarm condition will still exist until the sensor is restored to its normal
state.
7.2 Example: A Dial-out Telephone Call
The following parameters are selected for demonstration purposes:
• Model 400 Unit ID Number is set to 555-5674. It is currently installed at
your place of business.
• Dial-out Telephone Number 1 is programmed to 555-1234, your home
telephone number.
• Voice Repetitions are set to 4.
The Model 400 is detecting an alarm on zone 2.
The telephone rings at 555-1234, your home number.
You answer the telephone and hear the following message:
“Hello, this is 555-5674. This is the Sensaphone 400 at John’s Printing Express.
It is now 12:30 Am. Zone two, back door security sensor, alarm exists, it is not
okay.”
(4-seconds to hear on-site sound from unit’s microphone.)
“Hello, this is 555-5674. This is the Sensaphone 400 at John’s Printing Express.
It is now 12:30 Am. Zone two, back door security sensor, alarm exists, it is not
okay.”
(4-seconds to hear on-site sound from unit’s microphone.)
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“Hello, this is 555-5674. This is the Sensaphone 400 at John’s Printing Express.
It is now 12:30 Am. Zone two, back door security sensor, alarm exists, it is not
okay.”
(4-seconds to hear on-site sound from unit’s microphone.)
“Hello, this is 555-5674. This is the Sensaphone 400 at John’s Printing Express.
It is now 12:30 Am. Zone two, back door security sensor, alarm exists, it is not
okay.”
(4-seconds to hear on-site sound from unit’s microphone.)
“Enter acknowledgement code.”
NOTE: It is important that your dial-out telephone numbers be
answered by you or other authorized personnel in order to ensure
adequate response to an alarm.
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Chapter 8: Controlling
the Output
The Sensaphone 400 includes a relay output that can be used to control
a light, siren, or other device. The output is a Form-C Normally Open/
Normally Closed mechanical relay and is rated for up to 30VAC/VDC 1A.
A sample wiring diagram is shown below:
Figure 1: Relay output connected to alarm
The output can be programmed to operate in one of 9 automatic modes or
it can operate in manual mode (default). The 9 automatic modes allow the
output to automatically turn on and off based on individual alarms or any
alarm. In manual mode the output is controlled via keypad command or
remotely via touch-tone phone. A description of each mode is described
below.
8.1 Output Modes
Mode Description
1
Output on when zone 1 goes into alarm. Off when alarm is
acknowledged.
2
Output on when zone 2 goes into alarm. Off when alarm is
acknowledged
3
Output on when zone 3 goes into alarm. Off when alarm is
acknowledged.
4
Output on when zone 4 goes into alarm. Off when alarm is
acknowledged.
Output on when a Sound alarm occurs. Off when alarm is
acknowledged.
Output on when a Power alarm occurs. Off when alarm is
acknowledged.
9
0
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Mode Description
Phone Output on when phone line is unplugged for more than 15
seconds. Off when a phone line is plugged in.
•
Output on when any alarm occurs. Off when all alarms are
acknowledged.
#
Output controlled manually via keypad command or touchtone.
CODE Output on when any alarm occurs, except for when a phone
line is unplugged. Off when all alarms are acknowledged.
8.1.1 To program the Output Mode:
1. Press the SET key.
SET
2. Press the OUTPUT key.
OUTPUT
PAUSE
AM
The 400 will say “Enter output mode.”
3. Using the number keys, enter a value for the output mode.
1
CALL
DELAY
2
VOICE
REPS
3
INTERCALL
TIME
4
5
6
MAX CALLS
TEMP LIMITS
CALIBRATE
7
RECOGNITION
TIME
8
CLOCK
9
LISTEN TIME
SOUND
0
ID NUMBER
POWER
4. Press the ENTER key.
ENTER
PM
The 400 will say “OK” and recite a description of the mode selected, such
as “Automatic on Zone 1” or “Manual.” Note that when Mode * is selected,
the 400 will simply say “Automatic on Alarm,” meaning that the output will
automatically turn on when any alarm occurs.
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8.1.2 To play back the programmed Output Mode:
1. Press WHAT IS.
WHAT
IS
2. Press OUTPUT.
OUTPUT
PAUSE
AM
The 400 will recite the programmed output mode.
8.2 Switching The Output Using The Keypad
When programmed for Manual mode, the command to switch the output
is:
SENSOR ON/OFF + OUTPUT.
OUTPUT
PAUSE
AM
SENSOR
ON/OFF
The 400 will respond “The output is on/off ” to indicate the state of the
output.
Note: If the 400 says “Error,” the output is not programmed for manual
mode.
8.2.1 Switching the Output Over the Phone
The following commands will allow you to check the status of the relay output and to toggle the Relay Output On and Off.
To recite the Output Status press W(9) + R(7) + O(6)
wxyz
9
pqrs
7
mno
6
To switch the Output press S(7) + R(7) + O(6)
pqrs
7
pqrs
7
mno
6
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8.3 Typical Applications
Heating Up Your Cottage Or Cabin Remotely
If you keep your cottage or cabin open all year around, or if you do not
drain your pipes and add antifreeze to your plumbing, you likely keep
your furnace active when you are away but at a very low temperature. The
Sensaphone will provide an invaluable service to you by keeping you updated to any change in the status of your furnace operation. Prior to your
arrival at your cottage or cabin, you can remotely use your Sensaphone 400
to raise the thermostat and increase the heat.
Most furnaces use a typical 4-wire (heat/cooling) or 3-wire (heat only)
thermostat. The Sensaphone can easily control these types of thermostats.
If your heating source consists of high voltage electric baseboard heaters, you should consult a qualified electrician or heating professional for
proper installation of the Sensaphone remote control facility. Electric
baseboard heaters may utilize either a low voltage (2-wire) thermostat or
a direct control high voltage thermostat. Only the low voltage thermostat
may be directly connected to the Sensaphone.
8.3.1 Single Thermostat Control
There are two installation methods that can be used to remotely change
the thermostat setting in your cottage or cabin; the single thermostat
method and the dual thermostat method (see section 8.3.2 for details on
the dual thermostat method). The single thermostat method requires you
to install a model with an input to switch between two temperature settings. Sensaphone offers a 7-day programmable thermostat and power
supply which has this feature (order part #’s FGD-0064 & XFR-0024). This
thermostat has been carefully chosen to work with the model 400 to allow
remote control between normal or vacation mode. You will need to replace
your current thermostat, so if you are unsure about performing this work
yourself, please contact a licensed heating/cooling professional for installation assistance. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing the
thermostat.
The Model 400 will need to be wired to the thermostat to control it. For a
visually appealing installation you may want to locate the Sensaphone close
to your heater so that the cable follows the same path as the one from your
heater to the thermostat. An added benefit of this location is that you can
easily add a water sensor to monitor for leaks around your hot water heater
or other plumbing. Typically the water heater is located near the heating
and cooling system.
Step 1: Install the thermostat.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for installation. For installation
assistance, contact Aube Technologies at 1-800-831-AUBE.
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Step 2: Mount the Sensaphone 400.
Choose a location for your Sensaphone that allows for easy wiring to the
thermostat, such as near your heater/air conditioning system. Mount the
unit on a wall or flat on a desktop or table surface. Plug in the power supply and connect the telephone line.
Step 3: Connect cable from thermostat to Sensaphone 400.
This Sensaphone 400 has a terminal strip below the input/output wiring
door that will connect to the 12VDC power supply and X & C terminals
of the thermostat (See Figure 1). This connection is required to switch the
thermostat between normal and vacation modes. Run a two-conductor
cable from the thermostat to the Model 400. On the thermostat, connect
the red wire to the X (+) terminal, and the black wire to the C (-) terminal.
On the 400, connect the red wire to the NO terminal. Connect the black
wire to the negative wire from the power supply. Use a wire nut to complete
this connection. Connect the positive wire from the power supply to the
“C” terminal on the model 400.
Thermostat
1
+
-
— Rh
—W
— Rc
—Y
—G
—X
—C
C
2
C
3
C
4
C
NO
C
NC
ZONES
red
shielded accessory cable
black
+
12V
-
12VDC
Power Supply
Step 4: Program the Thermostat.
Refer to the manufacturers instructions for programming the thermostat.
Be sure to program settings for both normal and vacation modes.
Controlling the Thermostat
The operating mode of the thermostat (normal/vacation) can be controlled
at the Model 400 keypad or remotely via Touch‑Tone comands. Both
methods are described below:
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Keypad commands:
1) To enable Vacation Mode, press the [SENSOR ON/OFF] key, then the
[OUTPUT] key. The unit will respond by saying “ON” to indicate that
Vacation Mode is set. The Suitcase icon
will appear and blink on the
thermostat LCD.
2) To enable Normal Mode, press the [SENSOR ON/OFF] key, then the
[OUTPUT] key. The unit will respond by saying “OFF” to indicate that
or Moon
icon will appear on the
Normal Mode is set. The Sun
thermostat LCD.
TouchTone Commands:
Call the Sensaphone. When the unit answers, it will begin reciting a status report. At any time during the call, press a Touch-Tone. The unit will
respond with “OK.” The Sensaphone is now ready to accept Touch-Tone
commands.
1) To enable Vacation Mode, press SRO (776). The unit will respond by
saying “ON” to indicate that Vacation Mode is set. The Suitcase icon
will appear and blink on the thermostat LCD.
2) To enable Normal Mode, press SRO (776). The unit will respond by
or Moon
saying “OFF” to indicate that Normal Mode is set. The Sun
icon will appear on the thermostat LCD.
3) To check the status of the ouput press WRO (976). The unit will respond
“OFF” for Normal Mode or “ON” for Vacation Mode.
4) Hang up.
8.3.2 Dual Thermostat Control
When a three or four wire low voltage thermostat is used, it is easy to connect the Sensaphone to your furnace with the addition of a secondary thermostat. One thermostat is set to your preferred “away” temperature and the
other thermostat is set to your preferred “home” temperature. With your
Sensaphone 400, you will be able to switch between these two thermostats
using the relay output.
Ideally, the “away” thermostat would be in your pump or furnace room.
Remember that your “away” thermostat will be the only thermostat that
keeps your cottage or cabin at minimal heat while you are away. It should
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not be located near a window or where direct sunlight might warm it, near
a furnace radiator or vent, or any heat source such as a pilot light.
The second thermostat, the one pre-set for your preferred temperature
when you arrive at your cottage or cabin, should be located in your normal
living space. This would likely be your existing thermostat, already located
in a suitable location by your heating professional at the time your furnace
was installed.
By connecting these two thermostats together in a parallel fashion, and by
passing the low voltage supply through the Sensaphone (See Figure 1), you
can remotely or locally decide which thermostat is in control of your furnace.
It is recommended that the “away” thermostat be connected to the NC
(Normally Closed) terminal while the “home” thermostat be connected to
the N0 (Normally Open) terminal of the Sensaphone. This way, it’s easy to
understand which state your furnace is in: Output ON = Home and Output
OFF = Away. The supply voltage from your furnace (typically the wire
labeled R or 24VAC), should always be connected to the C (Common) terminal on the 400.
1
C
2
C
3
C
4
C
NO
C
NC
ZONES
FURNACE
70º F
21º C
Home
Thermostat
Away
Thermostat
50º F
10º C
24 VAC
Transformer
Figure 1: Dual Thermostat Setup
Note: This is a typical configuration when using standard single-zone
heat/cool thermostats. For ease-of-use it is recommended that both
thermostats be the same model. Note also that all thermostats may not
be compatible with the dual-thermostat wiring diagram. Consult your
heating/cooling professional for installation assistance.
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8.3.3 Controlling Lights Or Other Devices
Using X10 technology, you can remotely activate any electrical device or
appliance in your home through your Sensaphone. X10 technology is a
suite of control modules that plug into your existing electrical outlets and
transmit coded signals to lamps, lights, and appliances to turn them on or
off (See Figure 2).
1
C
2
C
3
C
4
C
NO
C
NC
ZONES
Lamp/Light
Module
Powerflash
Module
Figure 2: X10 Lighting Control Setup
Sensaphone supports these devices through use of the popular X10
Powerflash relay interface. To learn more about this technology, consult
X10 products on the web at www.x10.com or visit your local electronics
shop such as Radio Shack.
Such applications may include turning on a lamp or exterior lights remotely
from your cellular telephone when arriving at your residence late at night.
Or you can use the X10 Powerflash Module (set to momentary contact) in
conjunction with the X10 Universal Module to remotely control your electric garage door opener over the telephone—an ideal way of letting in your
service personnel without being on-site. You may also use the X10 technology to send the ON/OFF signal to a furnace or heater if your thermostat is
not easy to wire directly.
Finally, in addition to remotely controlling devices, X10 technology lets
you extend the reach of certain Sensaphone sensors such as door contacts,
motion sensors, or water sensors. This is of great benefit where it is impossible to wire directly from your sensors to your Sensaphone. Consult a
qualified electrician or your heating professional for assistance with locating your remote sensors or contact your Sensaphone dealer.
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Appendix A: Weekly Testing Procedure
Appendix A: Weekly
Testing Procedure
We recommend that you test your Sensaphone weekly to be sure it is
functioning properly. This will ensure that when a problem arises the
Sensaphone will be ready to alert the appropriate personnel.
There are several tests that can be performed:
1) Call the unit and listen to the Status Report. This will test the unit’s ability to answer the phone and speak a message. It will also verify that all of
the zones are reading properly, the alarm conditions are OK, the electricity is on, the microphone is functioning, and the batteries are OK.
2) Create an alarm on each zone by tripping all connected sensors.
Temperature sensors: Heat or cool the sensor.
Motion sensors: Have someone walk in front of the sensor.
Door/window sensors: open the door/window.
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Water sensors: Apply a small amount of water beneath the sensor or use
a wet towel and touch it to the sensor probes.
Humidity sensors: Raise the humidity around the sensor by holding a
cup of very hot water beneath the sensor.
Allow the unit to contact all programmed telephone numbers. This will
make sure that the Sensaphone is programmed properly. It will also prepare personnel to respond appropriately when they receive a call from
the Sensaphone.
3)Test the batteries by unplugging the AC adapter and making sure that
the Sensaphone continues to function. Press WHAT IS, then STATUS
on the keypad, and listen to the status report. Make sure the report
states that “the power is off ” and “batteries are OK.” Keep the AC adapter
unplugged so that a Power Failure alarm occurs. Allow the unit to dial
all programmed telephone numbers while running on battery backup.
Plug in the AC adapter after the unit has finished dialing all of the telephone numbers.
4)If you are using your Sensaphone to listen for a smoke alarm, then be
sure to test the smoke alarm to make sure that the Sensaphone picks up
the audible signal and triggers a high-sound-level alarm. Allow the unit
to dial all programmed telephone numbers.
5)Keep a log of your tests, noting the date and whether the 400 passed in
each category tested. An example of such a log is shown below. (See “Test
Log” at the end of this manual.)
400
If you require assistance, call Sensaphone Technical Support
at 877-373-2700.
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Appendix B: Troubleshooting
Appendix B: Troubleshooting
In the event that a problem is encountered, this section will assist you in
determining the cause, so you can return the unit to its usual monitoring
routine with minimal interruption.
Most problems with the Model 400 are easy to identify and quickly corrected, and are found under the following general headings:
• Error Messages
• Communications/dial-out functions
• Temperature monitoring
• Sound level monitoring
• Other monitoring functions
If you have tried the solutions outlined in this section and are not satisfied
with the results, call Sensaphone Technical Support at 877-373-2700, or follow the guidelines for shipping the Model 400 to Sensaphone for repair (see
Appendix F).
Error Messages
Problem
Cause
Solution
The unit says “Error 1.”
An invalid value has
been entered or too much
time has passed without
entering a value.
Only enter values within the
allowed programming range,
and make programming
changes in a timely fashion.
The unit says “Error 2.”
Programming changes
were attempted without
unlocking the keypad.
Unlock the keypad, then make
programming changes.
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Communications / Dial Out
Problem
Cause
1)The Model 400 fails
to dial out.
a) The telephone number Recheck programming steps.
may be incorrectly
Refer to Chapter 4, Section
4.2.1.
programmed.
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Solution
b) Tone or pulse (the
current dialing
method) is not
compatible with the
telephone line on
which the Model 400
is installed.
Switch from the current
setting: from tone to pulse, or
from pulse to tone.
Refer to Chapter 4, Section
4.3.
c) Recognition Time
is too long. An alert
condition does not
remain in effect long
enough to become a
valid alarm.
Reprogram Recognition Time.
Set the Recognition Time to
the minimum duration required
to create a valid alarm. If
possible, test the new setting
by deliberately creating an
alert condition.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.3.
d) The Model 400
is connected to
an incompatible
telephone line.
The Model 400 must be
connected to a standard (2-wire
analog) telephone line, not a
digital extension to a phone
system. If the unit will not dial
out and the factors previously
listed have been ruled out,
try connecting the unit to a
standard residential telephone
line.
Appendix B: Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Solution
2. The Model 400 will not
answer the telephone
when called for a
Status Report or alarm
acknowledgment.
a) Rings Until Answer
is incorrectly programmed.
Recheck programming of
Rings Until Answer. Refer
to Chapter 4, Section 4.5.1.
b) The Model 400 is connected to an incompatible telephone line.
Some telephone systems
will not allow the telephone
to ring beyond 4 rings. If
your Model 400’s Rings
Until Answer is set at
more than 4 rings, you
may not be able to access
the unit. Try setting the
Rings Until Answer to less
than 4 rings. If this does
not correct the problem,
it may indicate telephone
line incompatibility. In this
case, try connecting the
Model 400 to a standard,
residential telephone line.
You did not allow the
telephone to ring 10
times. Note: If the TAD
(telephone answering
device) is disabled, the
telephone rings ten times
before the Model 400
answers. If the TAD is
enabled, you must call
When calling the Model
400, and the TAD is disabled, allow the telephone
to ring 10 times. Refer to
Chapter 6, Section 6.1.3,
and Chapter 4, Section
4.6.3.
3.
The Model 400
will not answer the
telephone for Callback
Acknowledgement.
the unit and let the line
ring once, then hang up,
wait ten seconds and call
back again within 30
seconds.
4. The Model 400 recites
The local voice mute feathe alarm message or
ture is in effect.
Status Report over the
telephone, but is silent at
the installation site.
Deactivate local voice mute.
Refer to the programming
steps in Chapter 4, Section
4.9.
5. The Model 400 and
telephone answering
device (sharing the same
line) answer incoming
calls simultaneously.
Change the number of
Rings Until Answer for
the Model 400. Refer to
Chapter 4, Section 4.5.
The Model 400’s number
of Rings Until Answer is
set to equal the number of
rings set for the telephone
answering device.
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Temperature Monitoring
Problem
Cause
Solution
1. Can’t program
temperature
limits; or the
unit won’t read
the temperature
sensor.
The zone isn’t configured to read
a temperature sensor.
Press SET and
CONFIGURE to program
the zone. (See Section
5.1.1 for more information
on configuring zones.)
2. The temperature
reading is -20° F
or -30° C.
The temperature sensor has been
disconnected or has broken wires.
Examine the wires to temperature sensor and connect or replace wiring.
3. Temperature reads
150° F
or 65° C.
Temperature sensor wires are
touching or have shorted.
Verify and correct wiring.
4.Temperature
reading is
inaccurate.
a) Temperature sensing
may be affected by
a
source of ambient heat (ie.,
direct sunlight, or heat duct
proximity).
Try moving the unit to a
different location.
b) Temperature may require
calibration.
c) The unit is using the
wrong temperature scale
(Fahrenheit vs. Celsius).
After moving or placing
the unit away from ambient heat sources, the temperature may be calibrated
to offset inaccurate normal
reading by several degrees.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.6.
Verify temperature scale.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.5.
5. False high
Most freezers have a defrost cycle Program an zone recognitemperature alarms during which the temperature will tion time longer than the
from freezer.
rise considerably, thus causing an defrost cycle.
alarm to occur.
6. The Sensaphone
calls with a high/
low temperature
alarm but recites
a temperature
that’s within the
programmed
limits.
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The Sensaphone recites the
“current” temperature when it
calls you, not the temperature
at the time the alarm occurred.
It is likely that the temperature
has changed since the time the
alarm was detected and has since
returned to normal operating
conditions.
Shorten the Call Delay
or lengthen the Zone
Recognition Time.
Appendix B: Troubleshooting
Sound Level Monitoring
Problem
Cause
Solution
1. False high sound
alarms occur
frequently.
The programmed sound
sensitivity results in oversensitivity to non-alarm
sound as well as alarm
sound.
Reprogram the sound sensitivity.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.10.
Sound Recognition Time is Lengthen the sound
too short.
Recognition Time.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.10.
2. High sound does not
cause an alarm.
The unit is not close
enough to the high sound
source, or the programmed
sound setting results in a
lack of sensitivity to high
sound.
Move the unit closer or
reprogram the sound sensitivity.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.10.
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Other monitoring
Problem
Cause
Solution
1. Alarm status of an
alert zone is incorrect.
Incorrect zone normality.
Reconfigure the zone.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.1.
2. False power out
alarms
Programmed Recognition
Time is too short.
AC power is often subject to brief interruptions.
To avoid frequent, false
alarms, increase the power
Recognition Time. Refer to
Chapter 5, Section 5.9.
3. The Model 400 does
not recognize power
failure.
a) Batteries are either
incorrectly installed
or drained.
To verify proper battery function, unplug the
unit and verify continued
operation using batteries
only. If unit ceases to
function, first try reinstalling the batteries. If this is
not successful, replace the
batteries. Refer to Chapter
2, Section 2.4 for complete
instructions.
b)
Reprogram Recognition
Time. Set the Recognition
Time to the minimum
required before a valid
alarm occurs. If possible, test the condition by
deliberately creating an
alert condition. Refer to
Chapter 5, Section 5.9.
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Recognition time
setting is too long.
Appendix B: Troubleshooting
4. The Model 400 does
not recognize any
alarm.
5. The batteries drain
prematurely.
a) Zones for alarm are
disabled.
Enable the zones for alarm.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.2.
b)Programmed
Recognition Time is
too long.
Reprogram Recognition
Time. Set the Recognition
Time to the minimum
required for a monitored
condition to become a
valid alarm. If possible,
test the condition by deliberately creating an alert
condition.
Refer to Chapter 5, Section
5.3.
The unit’s AC transformer
is unplugged or for some
other reason, full AC
power is not available to
the unit.
The batteries will take
over powering the unit
when the AC transformer
is unplugged from the 120
VAC outlet. When storing
the unit, be sure to remove
the batteries. Refer to
Chapter 2, Section 2.4.
Be sure to use alkaline
batteries—do not use
rechargeable batteries.
If the solutions offered above do not appear to correct the problem, apply
the following steps, in the order shown.
• Remove the batteries.
• Unplug the unit.
•Wait one minute for the Model 400 to completely power down.
• Plug in the unit’s AC adaptor into a standard 120 VAC outlet.
• Replace the batteries.
Refer to Chapter 2, Installation, for additional information on batteries
and installation procedures.
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Appendix C: 400 QUICK REFERENCE
Appendix C: 400 QUICK REFERENCE
Parameter
Description
Key Sequence*
[SET] or [WHAT IS]
+ [CALL DELAY]
Min: 00:00
Max 60:00
(min:sec)
Range
Default
Voice Reps
Number of times alarm
message is repeated
over the phone
[SET] or [WHAT IS]
+ [VOICE REPS]
Min: 1 rep
Max: 10 reps
3 reps
Intercall Time
Time delay between
phone calls
[SET] or [WHAT IS] +
[INTERCALL TIME]
Min: 00:10
Max: 60:00
(min:sec)
01:00
(min:sec)
Max Calls
Number of calls until unit
self-acknowledges
[SET] or [WHAT IS] +
[MAX CALLS]
Min: 1 call
Max: 255 calls
100 calls
Temp Limits
High and low temperature
alarm limits
[SET] or [WHAT IS]
+ [TEMP LIMITS] +
[zone #]
Min: -20°F/-30°C
Max: 150°F/65°C
Low: 10°F
High:100°F
Calibrate
Temperature Correction
factor
[SET] or [WHAT IS] +
[CALIBRATE] +
[zone #]
Min: -10°
Max: 10°
0°
Recognition
Time:
zones 1–4
Length of time a
fault condition must exist
to trip an alarm
[SET] or [WHAT IS]+
[RECOGNITION TIME]
Min: 00:00
Max: 540:00
(min:sec)
00:03
(min:sec)
Recognition
Time: Power
Failure
Length of time the
power must be off
to trip an alarm
[SET] or [WHAT IS]
+[RECOGNITION TIME]+[POWER]
Min: 0:00
Max: 540:00
(min:sec)
05:00
(min:sec)
Recognition
Time: High
Sound Level
Length of time the
sound must be high
to trip an alarm
[SET] or [WHAT IS]
+[RECOGNITION TIME]
Min: 5
Max: 60
(sec)
00:08
(min:sec)
Clock
Real time clock
[SET] or [WHAT IS]
+ [CLOCK] + [time] +
[AM] or [PM]
High Sound
Level Alarm
Sensitivity
Microphone sensitivity
for high sound
level alarm
[SET] or [WHAT IS]
+ [CALIBRATE] +
[SOUND]
Min: 1 unit
Max: 160 units
32 units
Listen Time
Length of listen-in time
during call-in status report
[SET] or [WHAT IS] +
[LISTEN TIME]
Min: 0 sec
Max: 255 sec
15 sec
Rings
Until Answer
Number of rings until unit
answers an incoming call
[SET] or [WHAT IS] +
[RING]
Min: 1 ring
Max: 15 rings
4 rings
Call Delay
Time delay until
first call is made
00:30
(min:sec)
12:00 am
* press [ENTER] after all Key Sequences starting with [SET]
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Parameter
Description
TAD
Telephone Answering
Device Compatibility
ID Number
Range/
Key Sequence* Response
Default
[SENSOR ON/OFF]
+ [TAD]
Enable / Disable
Sets the unit’s telephone
number
[SET] + [ID
NUMBER]
0-16
Dialout Test
Permits testing of dialout
Telephone numbers
[SET] + [TEST]+
[1-8]
1-8
Output Mode
Sets the relay output
Mode
[SET] + [OUTPUT]
1-4, *, #, PHONE
Output
Control
Switches the relay output
On or Off (manual mode)
[SENSOR ON/
OFF] +
[OUTPUT]
Voice
Message
Program or recite voice
messages
[SET] or [WHAT
IS] +
[MESSAGE]+
[RECOGNITION
TiME] + [zone#]
0-4
Zone
Configuration
Program or recite zone
configuration
[SET] or [WHAT IS]
+[CONFIG]
temp, NO, NC
No
Call Progress
Turns call progress
Detection on or off
[SENSOR ON/
OFF] +
[CONFIG]
Enable / Disable
Enabled
Telephone
Number
Program or recite dialout
telephone numbers
[SET] + [PHONE
NUMBER] + [1-8]
Status Report
Recites a Status Report
[WHAT IS] +
[STATUS]
Run/Standby
Mode
Changes the operating
mode between run and
standby
[RUN/STANDBY]
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Disabled
Manual
Off
Run
Appendix D: Accessories
Parameter
Description
Key Sequence Response Default
Speaker Mute
Turns off the speaker during
alarm conditions
[SENSOR ON/OFF]
+ [MUTE]
On or Off
off
Designating A
Zone Unused
Removes zone from status
and alarm reports
[SENSOR ON/OFF] +
[SET] + [zone #]
On or Off
On
Zone Enable/
Disable
Turns zone alarm
detection on or off
[SENSOR ON/OFF] +
[zone#]
Enabled /
Disabled
Enabled
Power Alarm
Enable/Disable
Turns power alarm detection [SENSOR ON/OFF] +
[POWER]
on or off
Enabled /
Disabled
Enabled
Sound Alarm
Enable/Disable
Turns high sound level alarm [SENSOR ON/OFF] +
[SOUND]
detection on or off
Enabled /
Disabled
Enabled
Fahrenheit or
Celsius
Fahrenheit
Temperature Scale
Selects between
Fahrenheit and Celsius
[SENSOR ON/OFF]
+ [F/C]
Security Code
Prohibits programming
changes
[SET] or [WHAT IS] +
[CODE]
+ [4 digit code]
Callback
Acknowledgment
Turns Callback
Acknowledgment on or off
[SENSOR ON/OFF] +
[PHONE]
none
Enabled /
Disabled
Disabled
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Appendix D: Accessories
Appendix D: Accessories
The sensors listed below are available from Sensaphone and represent the
most commonly used zone devices. Other dry contact sensors, designed for
more specialized applications, may also be used. Commercial or industrial
electrical supply houses can provide devices to monitor virtually any condition. For further information, contact Sensaphone Customer Service at
877-373-2700.
PART # SENSOR / SWITCH
FGD-0006
FGD-0007
FGD-0010
FGD-0013
FGD-0022
FGD-0064
FGD-0027
FGD-0049
FGD-0054
FGD-0056
FGD-0063
XFR-0024
FGD-0100
FGD-0101
FGD-0205
Magnetic Reed Door and Window Switch
Infrared Motion Detection Sensor
50’ two-conductor #22AWG Shielded Cable
Spot Water Detection Sensor
Temp Alert Temperature Switch
Dual Setback Thermostat
Humidistat Humidity Switch
Smoke Detection Sensor for 110VAC
PowerOut Alert Power Failure Switch
Zone Water Detection Sensor
Additional 10’ Water Rope for FGD-0056
12VDC Power Supply for Thermostat
Room Temperature Sensor
Weatherproof Temperature Sensor
Multi-Point Wireless I/O System
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Appendix E: Specifications
Appendix E: Specifications
Alert Zones
Number of Zones: 4 (thermistor installed on zone #1 for local temperature
monitoring)
Zone Connector: terminal block
Zone Types: N.O./N.C. contact, 2.8K thermistor ( -20° F to 150° F or -30°
C to 65° C )
Zone Characteristics: 5.11K to 2.85V (Short circuit current: 1mA max.)
A/D Converter Resolution: 10 bits ±2 LSB
Zone Protection: 5.5VDC Metal Oxide Varistor with fast acting diode
clamps.
Microphone
Internal Electret Condenser: For listening in to on-site sounds and detecting high sound levels.
Phone Interface
Line RJ11 Jack: For connection to a two-wire analog telephone line. (6’
modular cord included)
Extension RJ11 Jack w/ Line Seizure: For connecting other devices on the
same telephone line, devices connected to this jack are disconnected in the
event that the 400 must dial out for an alarm.
Phone Line Protection: Metal Oxide Varistor & self-resetting fuse
LED Indicator
System On: On steady when the unit is in RUN mode. LED blinks once
every few seconds while in STANDBY mode.
Phone In Use: On steady when the telephone line is being used. LED blinks
when no dial tone is detected. Off when telephone line is not in use.
Alarm: Off when no alarm exists. Blinks when an unacknowleged alarm
exists. On steady when an acknowledged alarm exists
Battery Ok: On steady when the battery is in good condition. Blinks when
the battery is low. Off when the battery must be replaced.
Relay Output
Rated for 1A 30VAC/1A 30VDC maximum.
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Power Supply
Power Supply: 120VAC/9VDC 60Hz 6W wall plug-in transformer w/6’
cord.
Power Consumption: 1.5 Watts
Power Protection: Metal Oxide Varistor
Battery Backup: Six size-C alkaline batteries (not included), providing up
to 24 hours of back-up time.
Environmental
Operating Temperature: 32–122° F (0–50° C)
Operating Humidity: 0–90% RH non-condensing
Storage Temperature: 32°–140° F (0–60° C)
Physical
Dimensions: 2.1”h x 7.8”w x 8.8”d
Weight: 2 lbs.
Enclosure: Indoor-rated plastic housing suitable for wall or desktop installation.
Alarm: Off when no alarm exists. Blinks when an unacknowleged alarm
exists. On steady when an acknowledged alarm exists
Battery Ok: On steady when the battery is in good condition. Blinks when
the battery is low. Off when the battery must be replaced.
Standards
- FCC Part 15 Class B, USA Emission Standards
- FCC Part 68 (47 C.F.R. Part 68), USA Telecommunications Standards
- ICES-003 Issue 4 Class B, Canadian Emission Standards
- Complies with CS-03 Issue 8, Canadian Telecommunications Standards
- NRTL Listed for compliance to UL60950-1, USA Safety Standards
- NRTL Listed for compliance to CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, Canadian Safety
Standards
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Appendix F: Returning the Unit for Repair
Appendix F: Returning
the Unit for Repair
In the event that the Model 400 does not function properly, we suggest that
you do the following:
1) Record your observations regarding the Model 400’s malfunction.
2) Call the Technical Service Department at 877-373-2700 prior to sending
the unit to Sensaphone for repair.
If the unit must be sent to Sensaphone for Servicing, please do the following:
1) Unplug the AC power supply from the wall outlet, remove the batteries,
and disconnect all sensors from the alert zones.
2) Carefully pack the unit to avoid damage in transit. Use the original container (if available) or a sturdy shipping box.
3) You must include the following information to avoid shipping delays:
a) Your name, address and telephone number.
b) A note explaining the problem.
4) Ship your package to the address below:
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
SENSAPHONE
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
5) Ship prepaid and insured via UPS or US Mail to ensure a traceable shipment with recourse for damage or replacement.
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Appendix G: Test Log
Appendix G: Test Log
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