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If A Wireless Sensor Does Not Test; Testing Phone Communication; Testing Central Station Communication - GE 60-874-95R Installation Instructions Manual

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Testing the System

If a Wireless Sensor Does Not Test

When possible, locate wireless sensors within 100 feet of the panel. While a transmitter may
have a range of 500 feet or more out in the open, the environment at the installation site can have
a significant effect on transmitter range. Refer to"Appendix A: Troubleshooting" on page 28 to
resolve the problem.
For wireless sensors that don't respond, use an RF Sniffer (60-401) test tool to verify that the sen-
sor is transmitting. Constant beeps from the RF Sniffer indicate a runaway (faulty) sensor.
Remove the sensor's battery and replace the sensor.

Testing Phone Communication

Perform a phone test to check the phone communication between the panel and the central moni-
toring station, See "PHONE TEST (1st Tier)" on page 23.

Testing Central Station Communication

After performing sensor and phone tests, check that the system is reporting alarms successfully
to the central station.
To test communication with the central station:
1. To avoid the dispatch of emergency personnel, call the central station and tell the operator
that you will be testing the system!
2. Arm the system.
3. Test each of the panel keypad and wireless panic buttons and trip at least one sensor of each
type (fire, intrusion, etc.) to verify correct operation.
4. Call central station to verify all alarms were reported.


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