PC5102-433 v1.0 Keyfob Receiver

PC5102-433 v1.0 Keyfob Receiver
PC51O2-433NA v1.0 Installation Manual
If you are intending to use DLS-3 software with this product, a new DLS-3 driver must be
downloaded from the DSC web site at http://www.dscsec.com/dls3drivers.htm. Install
this driver on your computer in the same directory as your DLS-3 software.
Section 1: Introduction
This manual describes how to install, program and maintain the PC5102-433. Before you
install the PC5102-433 module, you should complete the following steps in your system
1. Plan the installation and wiring of the security system (see your system Installation Manual).
2. Install the control panel, and install and enroll at least one keypad to use for programming.
Program the PC5102-433 from a system keypad or using DLS-3 v1.3 with the PC5102-433
v1.0 Driver Pack. Read your system Installation Manual for more information.
How to Use this Manual
Read this manual before you begin installing the PC5102-433. To install and set up the
PC5102-433 and wireless keys, follow these steps. Refer to the sections listed below.
1. Temporarily mount and wire the PC5102-433 module (see Section 2).
2. Enroll and program wireless keys (see Section 3).
3. Complete PGM and other programming on the system (see Section 4).
4. Test the placement of all the wireless keys (see Section 5).
5. Permanently mount the PC5102-433 receiver (see Section 5).
For additional information on trouble conditions and battery replacement, see Section 6.
For help with troubleshooting, see Section 7.
Specifications and Features
Current Draw: 50mA (standby) 200mA maximum (both outputs active)
Frequency: 433 MHz
Receiver can receive signals from up to 8 wireless keys
Antenna - internal. Installation not required
- can be wired up to 750 ft/230m. from the main panel with 22 gauge wire
- connects to Keybus
- for longer wire runs, thicker gauge wire must be used
• Compatibility: The PC5102-433 v1.X can be connected to the following panels:
PC501X, P832/DL, PC5020, P-8+, PC1555, P-6B, PC1555MX, P-6BMX, PC580, P-48
1.3 Compatible Wireless Keys
Please refer to the instruction sheets of the following keys for more information.
The PC5102-433 v1.X can receive signals from the following keys:
• WLS909-433 Wireless Key
• PWLS909-433 Wireless Key
• WLS919-433 Wireless Key
• PWLS919-433 Wireless Key
This manual contains information on limitations regarding
product use and function and information on the limitations as
to liability of the manufacturer.
The PWLS909-433/WLS909-433 use three A-76 batteries and the PWLS919-433/WLS919433 use two CR2032 lithium batteries.
Section 2: PC5102-433 Set Up & Wiring
This section describes how to set up and wire the PC5102-433 module.
2.1 Choose a Mounting Location for the PC5102-433
NOTE: Mount the PC5102-433 receiver and wireless keys after you have done placement tests with the wireless keys (see sections 5.1 and 5.2).
Find a place that is (1) dry (2) close to the point of entry (3) high as possible and (4) far
from sources of interference, including: electrical noise (computers, televisions and
electric motors in appliances and heating and air conditioning units); large metal objects
like heating ducts and plumbing which may shield the antenna.
NOTE: Make sure that electrical wires will not run over the antenna of the module when it
is mounted.
When mounting the PC5102-433 in a basement, place the module as high and as close
to the underside of the first floor as possible. The range of the module will be reduced if
the unit is mounted below ground level.
2.2 Terminal Descriptions
The PC5102-433 has 2 on-board relay outputs which can be used in many different
applications. They can be used to activate LEDs, open garage doors, trigger X-10 devices etc.
NO1- PGM1 Normally Open Relay Contact
NC1- PGM1 Normally Closed Relay Contact
COM1- PGM1 Relay Common Contact
NO2- PGM2 Normally Open Relay Contact
NC2- PGM2 Normally Closed Relay Contact
COM2- PGM2 Relay Common Contact
RED- Keybus Power +12V
BLK- Keybus Ground
YEL- Keybus Clock
GRN- Keybus Data
2.3 Connecting the PC5102-433 Receiver
CAUTION: Remove all power from the system while connecting modules to the Keybus.
Control Panel
Connect the PC5102-433 to the four-wire Keybus of
the control panel according to the following diagram.
After you have completed the wiring, reconnect the
power to the security system. Now that you have
wired the PC5102-433, you should enroll and program the wireless keys. See Section 3 for instructions.
NOTE: Each control panel may either have a PC5102 or a PC5132 enrolled but not both.
2.4 Connecting the LED to the PC5102-433
The LED can be used to indicate whether the
system is armed or disarmed. If the output is
programmed as an armed status output, the red
LED will turn on when the system is armed and
will turn off when the system is disarmed.
2.5 Connecting a Garage Door to the PC5102-433
Connect an output of the PC5102-433 across the
wall-mounted push button or directly at the motor
of the garage door opener (please consult the
garage door opener instructions for proper connections). Set up the system and wireless key so
Garage door
that it is programmed to pulse an output for a short
or motor
duration (5 seconds) so that every time the programmed key is pressed the garage door is opened
or closed. The system can also be set up so that
an output on the PC5102-433 will follow a main panel output that is programmed as a
command output and is set up on the wireless key as such. Doing this will also activate an
output on the PC5102-433 for 5 seconds (please refer to the control panel manual for a listing
of available output types and their functions). PGM 1 and/or PGM 2 on the PC5102-433 can
be set up to open a garage door (please refer to Section 4.1).
2.6 Connecting an X-10 Powerflash Module to the PC5102-433
When connecting an X-10 Powerflash module to the PC5102-433, different lights within or
outside the home can be controlled, such as table lamps, or porch and driveway lights that
illuminate the entry / exit paths.
This can be done by setting up the system and
wireless key in one of several ways:
• The wireless key can toggle an output ON/
OFF, triggering the X-10 Powerflash
module, providing direct control of
• The wireless key can turn on an output for
a programmable amount of time (5
seconds to 99 minutes and 99 seconds),
turning on lights for the amount of time the
homeowner requires.
• The PC5102 output can be programmed to follow a main panel output which can turn
on lights when the panel is armed and turn them off when disarmed, turn on lights
when an alarm occurs and turn them off when disarmed, etc. Please refer to the
control panel Installation Manual for a listing of available output types and their
function. PGM 1 and/or PGM 2 on the PC5102-433 can be set up for this operation
(see Section 4.1).
Section 3: Enrolling Wireless Keys
This section describes how to enroll wireless keys. For more information on these keys, read the
instruction sheet included with each key.
A Note about Electronic Serial Numbers
An electronic serial number (ESN) is printed on the back of each wireless key. ESNs are used
to enroll the wireless keys with the PC5102-433 receiver.
In order to reduce the occurrence of wireless keys with the same serial number, 6-digit serial
numbers are now printed on the back of each wireless key. The 6-digit serial numbers include
hexadecimal digits. For instructions on programming hexadecimal numbers, see your system
Installation Manual, Section 4: How to Program.
NOTE: 6-digit serial numbers are only supported on the following control panels: PC5020, P8+, PC501X v2.0 & higher, P832/DL v2.0 and higher, PC1555(MX), P-6B(MX), PC580 and P-48.
The (P)WLS909-433 and (P)WLS919-433 keys have both a 5-digit and a 6-digit serial number
printed on them. When connecting the PC5102-433 to a PC5010 v1.x or P-832 v1.x panel, enter
5-digit serial numbers only. When connecting the PC5102-433 to a PC5020, P-8+, PC5015 v2.x
and higher, P832DL v2.x and higher, PC5010 v2.0 and higher, P832 v2.0 and higher,
PC1555(MX), P-6B(MX), PC580 or P-48 panel enter the 6-digit serial number.
Enroll & Program Wireless Keys
For wireless keys to work on the system, you need to enroll them and then program the function
buttons, if the default values are not the functions desired. Wireless keys are not assigned to
zones and require no zone programming. You can enroll up to 8 wireless keys on the system.
Enroll Wireless keys
1. At a system keypad, enter [✱][8][Installer’s Code] to go to the installer’s
programming section.
2. Enter programming section [804].
3. Enter a 2-digit number [41]-[48] to program the wireless key serial number. These
numbers correspond to wireless key numbers 01- 08.
4. Enter the key’s ESN. The entry must be six digits. If an older key with a 5-digit
ESN is being enrolled, add the digit [0] to the beginning of the ESN (e.g.,
ESN=61234, enter 061234).
5. The key is now enrolled on the system. Record the serial number and the assigned
slot number in the programming worksheets in the back of this manual.
6. Repeat steps 3 - 5 until all wireless keys have been enrolled.
X/P832/P832DL only) By default, all wireless keys are
7. ( PC5020/P-8+/
assigned to Partition 1. To assign keys to Partition 2, enable the appropriate
options in programming section [91].
NOTE: A wireless key can only be assigned to one partition.
8. To exit press [#].
Program the (P)WLS909-433 or (P)WLS919-433 Function Buttons
(P)WLS909-433 and (P)WLS919-433 wireless keys have four programmable function
buttons. Default functions have been assigned, but you may program other functions if
desired. After the functions are programmed, when you press and hold one of the four
buttons for one second, the system will execute the programmed function.
For systems using partitions (PC5020/P-8+/PC501X/P832/P832DL only): All wireless
keys assigned to Partition 1 will have the four functions programmed in section [61]. All wireless
keys assigned to Partition 2-8 will have the four functions programmed in section [62-68]. For
example, if function button 1 in Section [61] is programmed for Stay arming, then pressing the
first button on wireless keys assigned to Partition 1 will Stay arm Partition 1.
NOTE: Wireless keys will not work when the partition they are assigned to is being
accessed for zone bypassing or programming.
1. At a system keypad, enter [✱][8][Installer’s Code].
2. Enter programming section [804].
3. Enter programming section [61] to [68] for partitions 1 to 8.
4. For each of the 4 function buttons, enter the 2-digit number of the function you
want to select. See the programming worksheets in the back of this manual for a
list of function key options.
5. Record your programming choices in the worksheets in the back of the manual.
6. To exit press [#].
3.3 Identified Wireless Keys
Reporting by the system of openings/closings by individual wireless keys and command
output [✱][7] activation by wireless key buttons may be supported on certain control
panels. To do this, the system will reserve access codes 17 – 24 for wireless keys 01-08
respectively. You must program one access code for each wireless key (using [✱][5]
access code programming) for this feature to work correctly.
NOTE: Program these access codes on the system after you have connected the PC5102433 to the Keybus (see section 2.4).
Refer to your system Installation Manual for information on access code programming.
Opening/Closing By Wireless Key Reporting
NOTE: The Identified Wireless Key Closing option is only available with the PC5020, P8+, PC501X v2.0 and higher, P832/DL v2.0 and higher, PC1555(MX), P-6B(MX), PC580
v2.0 and higher, P-48 v2.0 and higher by turning section [015] option 4 off.
To enable the reporting of openings and closings by identified wireless keys:
• Make sure the control panel is v2.0 or higher
• Program a valid access code for each key
• Program a closing and opening reporting code for each key’s access code
• Turn off the Quick Arm option in section [015] option [4] of the control panel
To ensure that an unidentified wireless key cannot disarm the system, turn off section
[017], option [1] (in the control panel programming). This option is available in control
panels with software version 2.1 or higher.
Command Output Activation
NOTE: The Identified Wireless Key Command Output Activation feature is only available
with the PC5020, P-8+, PC501X, P832/DL, PC1555(MX), P-6B(MX), PC580 v2.0 and higher
and P-48 v2.0 and higher.
To enable command output activation by wireless keys, ensure that:
• The control panel is v2.0 or higher
• Program a valid access code for each key
• Enable the PGM output attribute Requires Access Code for each PGM output
programmed as [✱][7][1-4] in sections [141] to [154].
Now that you have enrolled all the wireless keys, you will need to program the system to
work properly with the keys. See section 4 for more information.
Section 4: Other Programming
PC5102 PGM Outputs
The PC5102-433 has two on-board Form C relay PGM outputs. Each of these can be
individually programmed to:
1. Follow main panel PGM outputs 1 to 14.
NOTE: Please refer to your System Installation Manual for available PGM outputs.
NOTE: If the PC5102-433 is connected to the PC580/PC1555/P-48/P-6B (all versions),
PC5010 v1.x, P832 v1.x or the WSS5010 1.0, 2.1, the PC5102 PGM outputs cannot be
programmed to follow main panel PGM outputs 1 or 2.
2. Activate for a programmable amount of time when a signal is received from a
wireless key programmed with output option 31 or 32 (PC5102 PGM pulse) and the
PGM output programming section [92] or [93] is programmed with option 15
(PC5102 PGM pulse). The amount of time that the PGM outputs can be
programmed to remain on is programmed in sections [94] and/or [95]. The default
activation time is 5 seconds.
3. Toggle state when a signal is received from a wireless key programmed with option
31 or 32 and the PGM output programming section [92] or [93] is programmed
with option 16 (PC5102 PGM toggle).
Enable PC5102-433 Supervision
The control panel will supervise the PC5102-433 receiver via the Keybus after at least one
key has been enrolled on the module (see section 3.2 “Enrolling Wireless Keys”).
To activate module supervision, after you enroll the first key(s):
1. Exit and then re-enter installer’s programming.
2. Enter programming section [902]. Wait approximately one minute.
3. To exit press [#].
The system will generate a General System Supervisory trouble if the module is removed
from the Keybus. If you need to remove the PC5102-433 module from an existing system,
you will have to disable supervision of the PC5102-433.
NOTE: Deleting all wireless keys from the PC5102-433 or defaulting the PC5102-433 will
cause a supervisory fault.
To disable PC5102-433 supervision:
1. Disconnect the PC5102-433 from the Keybus
2. Enter [✱][8][Installer ‘s Code].
3. Enter [902]. The control panel will clear all supervision and re-scan the system for
connected modules. The scan will take approximately one minute.
4. To exit press [#].
To review which modules the control panel is currently supervising:
1. Enter [✱][8][Installer’s Code]
2. Enter [903] to display all modules. On LED keypads, light [17] will indicate that the
PC5102-433 is present on the system. On LCD keypads, scroll until the module
name PC5132 appears on the display.
3. To exit press [#].
If the PC5102-433 module does not show on the keypad, one of the following conditions
may be present:
• the module is not connected properly to the Keybus
• there is a problem with the Keybus wiring run
• the module does not have enough power
• no keys have been enrolled on the PC5102
NOTE: The PC5102-433 will be supervised and displayed as a PC5132.
PC5102-433 Software Default
Returning the PC5102-433 programming to factory default settings is a quick way to
remove all the enrolled wireless keys from the system and reset all the programming in
section [804].
NOTE: Performing this procedure will not change any programming sections except
[804]. Resetting the control panel to factory default settings will not return the PC5102433 module to factory default settings.
To restore the PC5102-433 programming to the factory default settings:
1. Enter [✱][8] [Installer’s Code].
2. Enter programming section [996].
3. Enter the Installer’s Code, followed by [996] again. The programming for the
PC5102-433 will be restored to its factory default settings.
4. To continue programming the unit, exit installer’s programming by pressing [#] and
then re-enter installer’s programming by entering [✱][8] [Installer’s Code].
For instructions on restoring the default programming of the control panel or any other
connected module, see your system Installation Manual.
Deleting Wireless Keys
To remove a wireless key from the system, follow the guideline for enrolling a wireless key
(see section 3.2). Program the ESN as [000000]. The wireless key will then be removed
from the system.
Now that you have completed all PC5102-433 related programming, you can test and
mount the receiver. See Section 5 for more information.
Section 5: Testing & Mounting
Test the Reception of Wireless Keys
It is very important to test each wireless key. Following these steps will test the signal strength
between the PC5102-433 and the wireless key.
Testing Individual Wireless Keys
To ensure that the PC5102-433 receiver is receiving transmissions from these devices,
use the function keys on the (P)WLS909-433/(P)WLS919-433 at several different locations
in the installation.
Mount the PC5102-433
When you have tested reception of the PC5102-433 with all the wireless devices (see
section 5.1) and you have a good mounting location, mount the PC5102:
1. Pull the Keybus wires through the hole at the bottom of the back part of the
2. Mount the cabinet securely to the wall using the two ‘ears’ of the cabinet or using
the two mounting holes inside the cabinet. To use holes inside the cabinet, the
PCB must first be removed. To remove the PCB, release it from the two tabs at the
bottom of the PCB and then lift it out.
Caution: Do not touch the antenna or the coils as this could damage the unit and will
result in improper operation.
Note: If you are not using the ‘ears’ to mount the cabinet, you can break these off.
Now that your PC5102-433 and wireless devices are mounted and working properly, read
Section 6 for information on potential wireless trouble conditions and battery replacement.
Section 6: Additional Notes
Trouble Conditions
The control panel always watches for possible trouble conditions. If a trouble condition
occurs, the keypad “Trouble” light will turn on and the keypad will beep. Press [✱][2] to
display the trouble conditions.
The following trouble conditions apply to the PC5102-433 and/or any enrolled wireless keys.
General System Supervisory - This trouble will be generated if the panel loses
communication with any module connected to the Keybus. The event buffer will
log a detailed description of the event.
Device Low Battery - This trouble is generated when a wireless device exhibits a
low battery condition. Press [7] one, two, or three times to view which devices
are experiencing battery failure. An LED keypad will indicate battery failure
using zone lights 1 to 8.
6.2 Wireless Zone Low Battery Transmission
Within any transmission, the device will indicate the status of the battery. If a battery is low,
the system will indicate a Device Low Battery trouble. The system will delay reporting the
event to the central station for the number of days programmed for Zone Low Battery
Transmission Delay in section [370]. This will prevent unnecessary reporting of the event
if the user has been instructed on how to replace batteries.
Replacing Batteries in Wireless Devices
1. Remove the cover of the device from its back plate.
2. Refer to the battery installation instructions on the installation sheet of each
component. Be sure to note the proper orientation of the batteries as you install them.
3. When the fresh batteries are in place, re-attach the cover to the back plate. The battery
trouble will clear when any button is pressed after the installation of the new
batteries and the device should function normally.
NOTE: When batteries in one device need to be replaced, the batteries in all devices
may need to be replaced at the same time.
Section 7: Troubleshooting
1. When I enter Sections [41] - [48] to add a wireless key, the keypad
sounds a long beep.
You cannot enter ESNs unless a PC5102-433 wireless receiver is connected to the
Keybus. See section 2 for instructions on setting up and wiring the PC5102-433 module.
2. I have entered the ESN for the wireless key but when I press the
function keys, the panel does not perform the desired function.
Check the following:
• Ensure the ESN has been entered correctly.
• Ensure that the function keys have been programmed for the requested function.
• Ensure that the wireless key is enabled for the partition (if partition programming is
3. When I press the wireless key function buttons, I see no results.
Check the following (see sections 5.1 and 5.2 for more information on testing devices):
• Verify that you are testing the correct zone.
• Verify that the correct ESN was entered when the device was enrolled.
• Verify that the device is in range of the PC5102. Try testing the device in the same
room as the receiver.
• Confirm that the PC5102-433 is properly connected to the Keybus (see section 2 for
PC5102-433 setup and wiring instructions).
• Check that you are testing the wireless key correctly (see sections 5.1 and 5.2 for
testing instructions).
• Check that the batteries are working and installed correctly.
• Look for large metal objects that may be preventing the signal from reaching the
• Ensure that all wireless keys operate correctly throughout.
Section 8: Programming Worksheets
[804] 5102-433 Wireless Expansion Programming
• 6-digit entry is required. See Section 3.1 “A note on Electronic Serial Numbers”
for details on programming 6-digit serial numbers.
Wireless Key Serial Numbers
Default = 000000
[41] Key 01 l_____l_____l_____l_____l_____l_____l
[45] Key 05
[42] Key 02
[46] Key 05
[43] Key 03
[47] Key 07
[44] Key 04
[48] Key 08
Wireless Key Options
En t r y
Key Des c r i p t i o n
En t r y
Key Des c r i p t i o n
Null Key
[✱][1] Reactivate Stay/Aways
For Future Use
For Future Use
Stay Arm
[✱][7][3] Command Output #3
Away Arm
For Future Use
[✱][7][4] Command Output #4
[✱][9] No-Entry Arm
[✱][4] Chime ON/OFF
For Future Use
Disarm (OFF)
For Future Use
Fire Alarm
[✱][7][1] Command Output #1
Auxiliary Alarm
[✱][7][2] Command Output #2 /
Sensor Reset
Panic Alarm
][4] System Test
For Future Use
PC5102 PGM1 Pulse
[✱][0] Quick Exit
PC5102 PGM2 Pulse
Wireless Key Options
Partition 1 Wireless Key Options
[61] Function Key 1
Function Key 3
Function Key 2
Function Key 4
Partition 2 Wireless Key Options
[62] Function Key 1
Function Key 3
Function Key 2
Function Key 4
Partition 3 Wireless Key Options
[63] Function Key 1
Function Key 3
Function Key 2
Function Key 4
Partition 4 Wireless Key Options
[64] Function Key 1
Function Key 3
Function Key 2
Function Key 4
Partition 5 Wireless Key Options
[65] Function Key 1
Function Key 3
Function Key 2
Function Key 4
Partition 6 Wireless Key Options
[66] Function Key 1
Function Key 3
Function Key 2
Function Key 4
Partition 7 Wireless Key Options
[67] Function Key 1
Function Key 3
Function Key 2
Function Key 4
Partition 8 Wireless Key Options
[68] Function Key 1
Function Key 3
Function Key 2
Function Key 4
[91] Wireless Keys (1-8) Partition Assignments
Default = 01
Wireless Key 01
Wireless Key 02
Wireless Key 03
Wireless Key 04
Wireless Key 05
Wireless Key 06
Wireless Key 07
Wireless Key 08
PC5102 Output Options
Null (No Operation)
Main Panel PGM1
Main Panel PGM2
PC5208 PGM3
PC5208 PGM4
PC5208 PGM5
PC5208 PGM6
PC5208 PGM7
PC5102 PGM1 Output Option
Default 01
PGM1 Output Option
PC5102 - PGM1 Output Activation Time
Default 00
PGM1 Output Activation Time (Minutes)
Default 05
PGM1 Output Activation Time (Seconds)
PC5208 PGM8
PC5208 PGM9
PC5208 PGM10
PC5204 PGM11
PC5204 PGM12
PC5204 PGM13
PC5204 PGM14
PC5102 PGM Pulse (local)
PC5102 PGM Toggle (local)
PC5102 PGM2 Output Option
Default 02
PGM2 Output Option
PC5102 - PGM2 Output Activation Time
Default 00
PGM2 Output Activation Time (Minutes)
Default 05
PGM2 Output Activation Time (Seconds)
NOTE: Sections [94] and [95] have a valid minimum programmable value of 00 minutes
01 seconds, and a valid maximum programmable value of 99 minutes 99 seconds.
WARNING Please Read Carefully
Note to Installers
This warning contains vital information. As the only individual in contact with
system users, it is your responsibility to bring each item in this warning to the
attention of the users of this system.
System Failures
This system has been carefully designed to be as effective as possible. There are
circumstances, however, involving fire, burglary, or other types of emergencies
where it may not provide protection. Any alarm system of any type may be
compromised deliberately or may fail to operate as expected for a variety of
reasons. Some but not all of these reasons may be:
■ Inadequate Installation
A security system must be installed properly in order to provide adequate
protection. Every installation should be evaluated by a security professional
to ensure that all access points and areas are covered. Locks and latches on
windows and doors must be secure and operate as intended. Windows, doors,
walls, ceilings and other building materials must be of sufficient strength and
construction to provide the level of protection expected. A reevaluation must
be done during and after any construction activity. An evaluation by the fire
and/or police department is highly recommended if this service is available.
■ Criminal Knowledge
This system contains security features which were known to be effective at the
time of manufacture. It is possible for persons with criminal intent to develop
techniques which reduce the effectiveness of these features. It is important that
a security system be reviewed periodically to ensure that its features remain
effective and that it be updated or replaced if it is found that it does not provide
the protection expected.
■ Access by Intruders
Intruders may enter through an unprotected access point, circumvent a sensing device,
evade detection by moving through an area of insufficient coverage, disconnect a
warning device, or interfere with or prevent the proper operation of the system.
■ Power Failure
Control units, intrusion detectors, smoke detectors and many other security
devices require an adequate power supply for proper operation. If a device
operates from batteries, it is possible for the batteries to fail. Even if the batteries
have not failed, they must be charged, in good condition and installed correctly. If a device operates only by AC power, any interruption, however brief,
will render that device inoperative while it does not have power. Power
interruptions of any length are often accompanied by voltage fluctuations which
may damage electronic equipment such as a security system. After a power
interruption has occurred, immediately conduct a complete system test to ensure that the system operates as intended.
■ Failure of Replaceable Batteries
This system’s wireless transmitters have been designed to provide several
years of battery life under normal conditions. The expected battery life is a
function of the device environment, usage and type. Ambient conditions such
as high humidity, high or low temperatures, or large temperature fluctuations
may reduce the expected battery life. While each transmitting device has a
low battery monitor which identifies when the batteries need to be replaced,
this monitor may fail to operate as expected. Regular testing and maintenance
will keep the system in good operating condition.
■ Compromise of Radio Frequency (Wireless)
Signals may not reach the receiver under all circumstances which could include
metal objects placed on or near the radio path or deliberate jamming or other
inadvertent radio signal interference.
■ System Users
A user may not be able to operate a panic or emergency switch possibly due to
permanent or temporary physical disability, inability to reach the device in
time, or unfamiliarity with the correct operation. It is important that all system
users be trained in the correct operation of the alarm system and that they
know how to respond when the system indicates an alarm.
■ Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors that are a part of this system may not properly alert occupants
of a fire for a number of reasons, some of which follow. The smoke detectors
may have been improperly installed or positioned. Smoke may not be able to
reach the smoke detectors, such as when the fire is in a chimney, walls or
roofs, or on the other side of closed doors. Smoke detectors may not detect
smoke from fires on another level of the residence or building.
Every fire is different in the amount of smoke produced and the rate of
burning. Smoke detectors cannot sense all types of fires equally well.
Smoke detectors may not provide timely warning of fires caused by
carelessness or safety hazards such as smoking in bed, violent explosions, escaping gas, improper storage of flammable materials, overloaded
electrical circuits, children playing with matches or arson.
Even if the smoke detector operates as intended, there may be circumstances when there is insufficient warning to allow all occupants to escape
in time to avoid injury or death.
■ Motion Detectors
Motion detectors can only detect motion within the designated areas as
shown in their respective installation instructions. They cannot discriminate between intruders and intended occupants. Motion detectors do not
provide volumetric area protection. They have multiple beams of detection and motion can only be detected in unobstructed areas covered by
these beams. They cannot detect motion which occurs behind walls, ceilings, floor, closed doors, glass partitions, glass doors or windows. Any
type of tampering whether intentional or unintentional such as masking,
painting, or spraying of any material on the lenses, mirrors, windows or
any other part of the detection system will impair its proper operation.
Passive infrared motion detectors operate by sensing changes in temperature. However their effectiveness can be reduced when the ambient temperature rises near or above body temperature or if there are intentional or
unintentional sources of heat in or near the detection area. Some of these
heat sources could be heaters, radiators, stoves, barbeques, fireplaces, sunlight, steam vents, lighting and so on.
■ Warning Devices
Warning devices such as sirens, bells, horns, or strobes may not warn
people or waken someone sleeping if there is an intervening wall or door.
If warning devices are located on a different level of the residence or
premise, then it is less likely that the occupants will be alerted or awakened. Audible warning devices may be interfered with by other noise
sources such as stereos, radios, televisions, air conditioners or other appliances, or passing traffic. Audible warning devices, however loud, may
not be heard by a hearing-impaired person.
■ Telephone Lines
If telephone lines are used to transmit alarms, they may be out of service or busy
for certain periods of time. Also an intruder may cut the telephone line or defeat
its operation by more sophisticated means which may be difficult to detect.
■ Insufficient Time
There may be circumstances when the system will operate as intended,
yet the occupants will not be protected from the emergency due to their
inability to respond to the warnings in a timely manner. If the system is
monitored, the response may not occur in time to protect the occupants
or their belongings.
■ Component Failure
Although every effort has been made to make this system as reliable as
possible, the system may fail to function as intended due to the failure of
a component.
■ Inadequate Testing
Most problems that would prevent an alarm system from operating as
intended can be found by regular testing and maintenance. The complete
system should be tested weekly and immediately after a break-in, an
attempted break-in, a fire, a storm, an earthquake, an accident, or any kind
of construction activity inside or outside the premises. The testing should
include all sensing devices, keypads, consoles, alarm indicating devices
and any other operational devices that are part of the system.
■ Security and Insurance
Regardless of its capabilities, an alarm system is not a substitute for
property or life insurance. An alarm system also is not a substitute for
property owners, renters, or other occupants to act prudently to prevent
or minimize the harmful effects of an emergency situation.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Digital
Security Controls Ltd. could void your authority to use this equipment.
This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed
and used properly, in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions,
may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested
and found to comply with the limits for Class B device in accordance with the
specifications in Subpart “B” of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to
provide reasonable protection against such interference in any residential
installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to television or
radio reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Re-orient the receiving antenna
Relocate the alarm control with respect to the receiver
Move the alarm control away from the receiver
Connect the alarm control into a different outlet so that alarm control
and receiver are on different circuits.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
television technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the
following booklet prepared by the FCC helpful: “How to Identify and
Resolve Radio/Television Interference Problems”. This booklet is
available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402, Stock # 004-000-00345-4.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
Digital Security Controls Ltd. warrants the original purchaser that for a period of twelve months from the date
of purchase, the product shall be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. During the
warranty period, Digital Security Controls Ltd. shall, at
its option, repair or replace any defective product upon
return of the product to its factory, at no charge for labour
and materials. Any replacement and/or repaired parts
are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty
or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer. The original
owner must promptly notify Digital Security Controls
Ltd. in writing that there is defect in material or workmanship, such written notice to be received in all events
prior to expiration of the warranty period.
International Warranty
The warranty for international customers is the same
as for any customer within Canada and the United
States, with the exception that Digital Security Controls Ltd. shall not be responsible for any customs fees,
taxes, or VAT that may be due.
Warranty Procedure
To obtain service under this warranty, please return
the item(s) in question to the point of purchase. All
authorized distributors and dealers have a warranty
stallation environment for the products;
• damage caused by use of the products for purposes
other than those for which it was designed;
• damage from improper maintenance;
• damage arising out of any other abuse, mishandling
or improper application of the products.
Digital Security Controls Ltd.’s liability for failure to
repair the product under this warranty after a reasonable number of attempts will be limited to a replacement of the product, as the exclusive remedy for
breach of warranty. Under no circumstances shall
Digital Security Controls Ltd. be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages based upon
breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence,
strict liability, or any other legal theory. Such damages include, but are not limited to, loss of profits,
loss of the product or any associated equipment, cost
of capital, cost of substitute or replacement equipment, facilities or services, down time, purchaser’s
time, the claims of third parties, including customers,
and injury to property.
Disclaimer of Warranties
• damage caused by disaster such as fire, flood, wind,
earthquake or lightning;
This warranty contains the entire warranty and shall
be in lieu of any and all other warranties, whether
expressed or implied (including all implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) and of all other obligations or liabilities on the
part of Digital Security Controls Ltd. Digital Security Controls Ltd. neither assumes responsibility for
nor authorizes any other person purporting to act on
its behalf to modify or to change this warranty, nor
to assume for it any other warranty or liability concerning this product.
• damage due to causes beyond the control of Digital
Security Controls Ltd. such as excessive voltage, mechanical shock or water damage;
This disclaimer of warranties and limited warranty
are governed by the laws of the province of Ontario,
• damage caused by unauthorized attachment, alterations, modifications or foreign objects;
WARNING: Digital Security Controls Ltd. recommends that the entire system be completely tested on a
regular basis. However, despite frequent testing, and
due to, but not limited to, criminal tampering or electrical disruption, it is possible for this product to fail
to perform as expected.
Conditions to Void Warranty
This warranty applies only to defects in parts and workmanship relating to normal use. It does not cover:
• damage incurred in shipping or handling;
• damage caused by peripherals (unless such peripherals were supplied by Digital Security Controls
• defects caused by failure to provide a suitable in-
©2001 Digital Security Controls Ltd.
Toronto, Canada • 1-800-387-3630 • www.dsc.com
Printed in Canada 29034480 R002
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