Advanced System Features
Introduction to Advanced System Features
While most of the commonly used security functions are available
from the TouchCenter's advanced user interface, there are some less
used, advanced features that can either be accessed through Console
Emulation mode on the TouchCenter or a standard alpha keypad. To
use features not supported by the TouchCenter, refer to your Control
Panel User Guide.
Console Emulation Mode
Console Emulation Mode allows you to use a TouchCenter interface
just as you would a regular system keypad. All commands shown in
Console Emulation mode can also be executed from a standard alpha
• It is recommended that you do not use the Console Emulation
Mode to enter GOTO commands. Unsatisfactory operation may
result from issuing GOTO commands in Console Emulation.
• Two button panics (1 & *, 3 & #, and * & #) do not function in the
Console Emulation Mode. The A, B, C, and D buttons do function if
programmed as panic keys. Check with your system installer for
• Commercial systems with Alpha keypads have a feature where if
you press a key for 5 seconds, you will receive self help messages
about the pressed key or holding the * key for 5 seconds will
provide zone descriptors. These features do not function in the
TouchCenter as all key presses are instantaneous.