What You Need to Know Before using this manual, you should become familiar with the Security System User’s Guide. The User’s Guide provides step by step instructions for using command center functions. It also gives definitions of the command center displays and the security system’s memory logger event descriptions.
This document supplements the Security System User’s Guide. It presents a number of advanced commands for system administrators and others who perform security system management functions. Refer to the Security System User’s Guide for the basics of system operation, including basic system commands and definitions of terms.
To switch your burglar detection devices “on” and “off.” When the burglar detection device is armed and is tripped, an alarm may be set off. When the burglar detection devices are disarmed, the security system will not detect intruders. Your security system is always “on” to provide 24-hour fire detection and police alert (optional).
See Unbypassing a Point (COMMAND 00). You could use COMMAND 0 to leave a window open over night without initiating an alarm. Also see Turning the System On With Doors or Windows Open in the Security System User’s Guide. Using Bypass a Point Ensure your command center is at disarmed idle text.
UNBYPASS A POINT? Description Unbypassing a point is a way to return a bypassed point to the security system so that it can once again respond to trouble and alarm conditions. Using Unbypass a Point: Ensure your command center is at disarmed idle text.
SEND REPORT? Description This function tests the communication link between your security system and your security company. It is an important part of maintaining a high level of security for your property. Two types of test reports may be sent. The first type of report is a simple test report COMMAND 41.
REMOTE PROGRAM? Description Your security company can remotely program your security system using the telephone line your panel is connected to. Typical remote programming functions include: changing personal 7, passcodes, changing entry/exit delays, resetting the system clock/calendar, and adding/deleting system arming commands.
When the operator directs you, enter COMMAND 43 at your command center. Press the [COMMAND] bar. The display shows SYSTEM COMMAND. Now press the [4 ] key, then press the  key. Do not hang up the telephone. Note: If you prefer, you may use the Command Menu in place of steps 3 and 4 to initiate this function. Press the [MENU] key to enter the Command Menu, then press [NEXT] repeatedly until you reach the REMOTE PROGRAM ? prompt.
Change Time/Date The time and date in your system must be correct for scheduled events to occur at the correct times. Check the time at least once a month to ensure accuracy. Use this function to set both the time and date. The system uses a 12-hour AM/PM format. Ensure that your command center is at idle text.
Change Display This function presents three options. One is to dim the display, one to brighten the display, and one to continuously show the time and date in the display. Bright/Dim You can change your command center’s display to make it bright or dim. When the display is dim, the tones are softer than those when the display is bright.
Extend Closing Your system may be programmed to expect you to arm within a scheduled closing window, which is a duration of time that is programmed by your alarm company. Your system may also be programmed to automatically arm at the end of the window. COMMAND 51 lets you extend the scheduled closing window time either prior to the closing window time or during the closing window time.
AM ? displays. • If you wish to choose AM, press [ENT]. • If you wish to choose PM, press [NEXT] to display PM ? Press [ENT]. The new “close by” time displays. Press [ENT] to confirm and set the new time. The time is shown momentarily before the display returns to idle text.
A Sked is a function programmed to be performed automatically at a scheduled time by your security system. You can change the scheduled time for some functions, disable the Sked and thus prevent it from automatically happening or restart a previously disabled Sked. Contact your security representative to determine what Skeds may be programmed for your system.
DEL PASSCODES ? Description Use this function to delete a personal passcode from your system without assistance from your security company. You need to know the user number for the passcode you want to delete. The two digit user numbers identify users in reports transmitted from your system. Using Del Passcodes: Ensure your command center is at idle text.
Your security company programs relays for automatic control and/or control from your command center of devices such as premises lighting or entry gates. Contact them for further information regarding the use of relays in your security system. Using COMMAND 54: Ensure your command center is at idle text.
CHG PASSCODES ? Description Use this function to change your personal passcode without assistance from the security company. Using Chg Passcodes Before you begin: • Choose a new passcode three to six digits long. If you choose a passcode with the same digit in consecutive order (for example “33”...
The area number identifies which parts of your security system the passcode will have access to. Contact your security company if you don’t know what user numbers, authority levels, or areas are available. See the Appendix for further information on adding passcodes.
VALID AREA1? displays. Press [YES] if you want the passcode to be valid in area 1. Press [NEXT] if not. • Enter the authority level for this passcode in area 1. You may assign an authority level of 1 to 15. Press [ENT]. Press [NEXT] if you don’t want this passcode to have authority in area 1.
FIRE TEST? Description Use this function to test fire points and other 24-hour points to be certain they function properly. You can review both the tested and untested points at your command center to help pinpoint any problems. Upon initiation, the fire test will test the fire bell pattern on the bell output and ring the command center fire bell for 2 seconds.
VIEW LOG ? Description Use this function to review events in your system at your command center. Reviewing past events may help you identify problems. Viewing events does not require any additional equipment since the information is displayed at your command center. Events are stored in the panel’s memory in order of occurrence and tagged with the date and time.
PRINT LOG ? Description The Print Log function lets you print the events stored in your security system’s log. You can choose to print the entire log or set a start date and print the events recorded from that date up to today.
Log Event Definitions AC FAIL: AC power to the panel interrupted. AC RSTOR: AC power to the panel restored. ALARM: Alarm at point in area specified. AUTO: Event Modifier for BYPASS event. Indicates 4 alarms or troubles in one clock hour caused automatic (swinger) bypass.
FIRE ALARM: Fire alarm at point in area specified. FIRE END: Fire Walk Test ended. FIRE RSTOR: Fire alarm at point specified restored. FIRE TRBLE: Trouble condition at point specified. FIRE START: Fire Walk Test started. FORCE ARMD: Beginning of force arm report. Indicates area was force armed, bypass armed, or force/bypass armed.
PREV STATE: Event modifier for arming and disarming events. Shows the previous arming state of the area. The number before PREV STATE in the command center display defines the previous state as follows: 1 = Area previously master armed. 2 = Area previously perimeter instant armed. 3 = Area previously perimeter delay armed.
WATCHDOG: Panel’s normal CPU operation interrupted and restarted. Call for service if event occurs regularly or frequently. XTN CLOSE: User extended area’s close window. An event modifier showing the new time the close window ends follows this event in the log.
Working With Multiple Areas From a Single Command Center...
Working with Multiple Areas from a Single Command Center Each of the functions described in the preceding section on Advanced Commands is presented as though your system includes only one area. If your system includes more than one area, it can be set up one of two ways by the installing company: (1) Each command center will only have access to the local area to which it is assigned, or (2) Each command center may access either some or all areas beyond the one to which it is assigned.
View Area Status Use this function when you need to know the status (whether armed or disarmed) of areas other than the one you’re in. Ensure that your command center is at idle text. Press the [ESC]/[MENU] keys to enter the command menu. Press [NEXT] until the VIEW AREA STATUS function is displayed.
Move to Area With this function you can perform tasks in an area other than the one you’re in without having to physically go to that area. Your access to other areas is limited by the scope of the command center and your authority level.
Turning the System On Turning On Multiple Areas with a Passcode You can use your personal passcode to turn on both perimeter and interior points in all areas where your passcode has authority. If there are areas already turned on, this function turns on all areas that are off without changing the status of the areas that are already on.
• Bypass faulted points (if your system and/or authority allows) and return to step 1. • Force arm (if your system and/or authority allows). See Turning the System On With Doors or Windows Open in the Security System User’s Guide.
Turn the Entire System On Without Delays You can use this Command Menu function to turn on the entire system, both perimeter and interior, without delays. You may use this function in all of the areas or some of the areas where your passcode has authority.
Turning the System Off Turning Off Multiple Areas with a Passcode This function is useful for turning off multiple areas with a few keystrokes. It is quicker than disarming several areas independently. Your passcode must have the proper authority level for each area.
Turning Off Selected Areas • If your passcode has the proper authority level this function allows you to turn off areas other than the one you are in. With idle text displayed, press the [ESC]/[MENU] keys. Press [NEXT] until the DISARM ? function is displayed.
Use the information on this page to describe access windows for users. An access window is a period of time that is defined in which a user has access to the security system. If the user attempts to use the system during a time period that falls outside the assigned access window, access will be denied.