System Overview (Cont'd)
Your system has preset time delays, referred to as exit delay and
entry delay. Whenever you arm your system, exit delay gives you
time to leave through the designated exit door without setting off an
alarm. Exit delay begins immediately after entering any arming
command, and applies to all modes of arming protection. If
programmed, a slow beeping will sound throughout the exit delay
period. Additionally if programmed, a rapid beeping may sound
during the final 10 seconds of the exit delay period.
Note: 6271V and 6271CV Only – On some systems, pressing the
Voice Status Icon restarts the exit delay. Refer to your control panel
User Guide to see if this is applicable on your system.
Entry delay gives you time to disarm the system when you enter
through the designated entrance door. But the system must be
disarmed before the entry delay period ends, or an alarm will occur.
The keypad will beep during the entry delay period, reminding you to
disarm the system. Ask your installer about the delay times
programmed into your system.
When an alarm occurs, the TouchCenter (and any other keypads) and
external sounders will sound, and the zone(s) causing the alarm are
displayed. If your system is connected to a central monitoring station,
an alarm message will also be sent. To stop the alarm sounding,
simply disarm the system.
Memory of Alarm
When an alarm condition occurs, the number(s) of the zone(s) that
caused the problem are displayed, along with the type of alarm. These
remain displayed until cleared.
Note: If you change screens, the alarm in memory can be viewed and
cleared by selecting the Display Faults button on the Arming Screen.
The optional fire protection portion of your security system (if used) is
always on and will sound an alarm if a fire condition is detected.
Note: If a fire or smoke detector develops a low battery, a "Fire
Maintenance" message is displayed. To determine which zone is
causing the problem, go to "Display Faults" to determine which zone
has the low battery indication.