Fire Alarm System Operation
Introduction to Fire Alarm System Operation
Your fire alarm system (if installed) is on 24 hours a day, providing
continuous protection. In the event of an emergency, the installed
smoke and heat detectors will automatically send signals to your
Control/Communicator, triggering a loud interrupted sound from the
An interrupted sound will also be produced by optional
exterior sounders. A FIRE message will appear at your keypad and
remain on until you silence the alarm.
In Case of Fire Alarm
1. Should you become aware of a fire emergency before your
detectors sense the problem, go to your nearest keypad and
manually initiate an alarm by pressing the panic key assigned as
FIRE emergency (if programmed by the installer) and hold down
for at least 2 seconds.
2. Evacuate all occupants from the premises.
3. If flames and/or smoke are present, leave the premises and notify
your local Fire Department immediately.
Silencing and Clearing a Fire Alarm
1. Silence, acknowledge, and clear the alarm by:
a. For Residential Systems: Press "Touch here to Silence" on
the display to silence the alarm.
For Commercial Systems: Enter your code. This will
silence and acknowledge the alarm and disarm the system (if
b. Press the CLEAR button followed by your code. This will
acknowledge the alarm and disarm the system (if armed).
c. Press the DISPLAY FAULTS button on the Arming screen.
The faulted fire zone will be displayed.
d. Press the CLEAR button and then enter your code. This will
clear the Fire Alarm from the system.
2. If the keypad does not indicate a READY condition after the
second sequence, press the DISPLAY FAULTS key on the Arming
screen to display the zone(s) that are faulted. Be sure to check
that smoke detectors are not responding to smoke or heat