This is the GE 4-Button Keyfob 868 GEN2 Installation Instructions for
models TX-4131-03-2 and RF4131-03-2. The keyfobs are alkaline
battery-powered, wireless touchpads that control system arming,
disarming, panic alarm, and light functions. Strongly encrypted signal
transmissions provide high security to help prevent signal copying.
Use the following guidelines to add keyfobs to the system:
• The keyfob must be programmed (learned) into unsupervised
sensor groups (01, 03, 06, or 07).
• The programming process involves a unique sequence of
Unlock button (
Quick press. Press and release before the keyfob LED light (
Press and hold. Wait for appropriate number of keyfob LED
flashes before releasing the button (about two to three seconds
between light flashes).
To program the keyfob, do the following:
Make sure the system is disarmed.
Put the control panel/receiver into program mode (refer to your
Proceed to the Learn/Add Sensors/Touchpads menu.
When prompted by the panel to trip the sensor, press the
Unlock button on the keyfob as follows:
Two quick presses, then a third press and hold until the
keyfob LED flashes three times every three seconds.
Immediately release the Unlock button after the third
One quick press, then a second press and hold until the
keyfob LED flashes two times every three seconds. Imme-
diately release the Unlock button after the second flash.
A single press and hold until the touchpad LED flashes one
time, then immediately release the Unlock button.
Note: If the keyfob LED flashes two times quickly anytime
during this step you must stop and restart the programming
sequence from step a onward.
Exit from program mode.
) activations as follows:
4-Button Keyfob 868 GEN2
Test the keyfob by pressing the keyfob buttons (Figure
Arming. Press the Lock button to arm the system.
Disarming. Press the Unlock button once.
The other buttons are programmed through panel functions. Please
refer to your panel documentation for programming instructions for
To replace the keyfob battery, do the following:
Open the keyfob by removing the housing screw on the back
with a screwdriver.
Remove the old battery and dispose of the used battery
according to battery directive instructions and/or instructions
from local government authorities.
Install a new 23A 12-V battery observing correct polarity.
Reassemble the keyfob.
Clearing low battery in the panel
After you replace a battery, to clear the keyfob low battery indication
from the panel, do the following:
Make sure the system is disarmed.
Put the control panel into sensor test mode.
Press and hold the Lock and Unlock buttons together until the
keyfob LED flashes twice.
Exit from sensor test mode.
• The keyfob does not learn into the panel.
Make sure the keyfob LED does not flash quickly two times
during the learning process.
• The panel does not respond to the keyfob.
Check the panel memory to verify the panel learned the keyfob.
Repeat the programming procedure if needed.
The keyfob may be out of synch with the panel (caused by 64 or
more keyfob button activations out of panel receiving range). To
resynch the keyfob and panel, put the panel in sensor test mode
and press the Lock and Unlock buttons together.
Estimated battery life
Typical standby current
Typical RF Output Power
Dimensions (L x W x D)
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UTC Fire & Security 868 GEN2 control panels/
12 V, 33 mAh alkaline
Eveready Energizer A23, E23A, or Duracell
2 to 4 years at 20°C
32 to 120°F (0 to 49°C)
14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
2.3 x 1.5 x 0.5 in. (58 x 37 x 13 mm)
0 to 95% noncondensing
0.7 oz. (20 g)