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Simon XT TableTop Control Panel

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Security Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual 600-1054-95R-TT 466-2342A 466-2342A...
  • Page 2 © 2009 GE Security, Inc. This document may not be copied in whole or in part or otherwise reproduced without prior written consent from GE Security except where specifically permitted under US and international copyright law. Document number: 466-2342A (January 2009).
  • Page 3 The telephone company may make changes in their facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If they do, they will notify you in advance so you can make the modifications to maintain uninterrupted service. This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company.
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  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preface ..................vii Conventions used in this document.
  • Page 6 Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Special chime ..................27 System tests.
  • Page 7: Preface

    WARNING: Warnings identify conditions or practices that could result in equipment damage or serious personal injury. Many GE documents are provided as PDFs (portable document format). To read these documents, you will need Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded free from Adobe’s website at
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  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction This chapter describes the Simon XT TableTop security system features. In this chapter: Security system components ........2 Communicating with your system .
  • Page 10: Security System Components

    User Manual Security system components The Simon XT TableTop Control Panel uses wireless technology to warn your family about intrusion, carbon monoxide, and fire. It may also be used to control lights and appliances within your home. The system communicates with a central monitoring station and sends voice messages to an offsite phone.
  • Page 11 Chapter 1 Introduction A Simon XT TableTop Control Panel installation may include any of the devices listed in Table 1. Table 1. Simon XT TableTop Control Panel system components Component Type Description Control panel Operates and programs your security system. It communicates to you through displayed and spoken messages.
  • Page 12: Communicating With Your System

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Communicating with your system You can send commands or instruct your security system through a series of keypresses on the panel, touchpads, or a remote telephone. Table 2. System communication devices Device Description Control panel You can enter commands for your security system through simple keypresses on the panel.
  • Page 13: Using The Control Panel

    Chapter 2 Using the control panel This chapter provides instructions for operating your security system. In this chapter: Panel controls ..........6 Standard text display.
  • Page 14: Panel Controls

    25. The self-contained panel (Figure 2) provides the user interface for system operation and programming system functions. Table 3 on page 7 provides a description of the panel keys and display. Figure 2. Simon XT TableTop Control Panel Motions Disarm...
  • Page 15 Chapter 2 Using the control panel Table 3. Panel keys and features Control Description Piezo siren The piezo siren makes alarm beeps and status beeps. Fire and intrusion alarm beeps are always played at high volume, while the volume of status beeps (such as trouble or chime beeps, entry and exit delay beeps, or auxiliary alarm beeps) is programmable.
  • Page 16: Standard Text Display

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Standard text display While the panel is idle, the following text displays: Display line 1 Arming level Display line 2 HH:MMx (Time) and status icons Arming level text could be one of the following: •...
  • Page 17: Panel Features

    Chapter 2 Using the control panel Panel features Your self-contained security system provides the following features: • Home security • Entry and exit delays • Light control • Fire, Police, and Emergency buttons • Bypassing sensors • Chime • Latchkey Things you can do The panel features provide you with the ability to perform the following functions: •...
  • Page 18 Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Arming/disarming Arming a sensor makes it active and allows the panel to generate an alarm when a door or window is opened, or when an unauthorized person enters a specific area. Disarming makes the sensor inactive in the system. The current arming level is shown on the panel display and changes in arming level are announced on the speaker.
  • Page 19: Exit/Entry Delay

    Chapter 2 Using the control panel 3. The panel displays Doors+Windows & Motions, speaks Doors and windows on, motions on, and the Doors+Windows and Motions buttons light up. 4. The panel starts an exit delay and sounds exit beeps in groups of four until the exit delay expires. Exit/entry delay The panel provides a delay after entering or exiting your home before the system is alarmed.
  • Page 20: Bypassing Sensors

    If enabled by your installer, the exit delay extension feature will recognize when you arm the system, leave your house and then quickly re-enter your house (such as you would if you forgot your car keys.) In such a case Simon XT will restart your exit delay to give you the full exit delay again. Bypassing sensors Bypassing a sensor allows you to open the sensor while the system is armed.
  • Page 21: Alarms

    Chapter 2 Using the control panel Unbypassing To unbypass sensors, do the following: 1. Press Bypass and enter the master code. 2. Scroll up/down to the sensor to be unbypassed. The sensor must be currently bypassed. 3. Press Enter to unbypass (reactivate) the sensor. 4.
  • Page 22: Light Control (Optional)

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Light control (optional) The panel lets you control lights and appliances using lamp, appliance, or universal modules. You can: • Turn lights with unit numbers 1 to 8 on or off manually or at a specific time.
  • Page 23: Latchkey

    Chapter 2 Using the control panel Latchkey Use the latchkey feature to notify you, via a remote phone, if a family member does not arrive home at a predetermined time and disarm the system. When this feature is active, a latchkey alarm is reported if the premises are not disarmed by the programmed latchkey time.
  • Page 24: Using An Offsite Phone

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Using an offsite phone If enabled by the installer, you can control your panel remotely from an offsite phone. The panel answers a phone call according to the dialing method programmed by your installer.
  • Page 25: Using Touchpads

    Interfacing with the system using a remote touchpad is similar to using the panel. Figure 3. Remote handheld touchpad SYSTEM STATUS D oors & W indows M otion S ensors DISARM EMERGENCY re s H ol B t o & Simon XT TableTop Touchpad Handheld touchpad...
  • Page 26: Keyfob

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Keyfob If your installer programmed the keyfob with no entry delay, and you armed the system with the keyfob, you must disarm your system before entering the home to avoid causing an alarm.
  • Page 27: Chapter 3 How Your System Communicates

    Chapter 3 How your system communicates Your system responds to you through the use of display and voice messages, status beeps, alarms, and panel indicator lights. In this chapter: Status beeps ..........20 Alarm sirens and lamp modules .
  • Page 28: Status Beeps

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Status beeps The panel sounds status beeps to alert you to various system events and conditions (see Table 7). Note: You may receive a different number of status beeps if you press the buttons quickly.
  • Page 29: Panel Indicator Lights

    Chapter 3 How your system communicates Panel indicator lights Use Table 9 to understand the panel indicator lights. Table 9. Panel indicator lights Button When button light is on When the button flashes Doors+Windows Doors and windows armed Doors and windows armed and no entry delay MotionsS Motions armed Motion sensors armed and latchkey on...
  • Page 30 Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual System battery failure. This condition occurs if the emergency backup battery has failed. Trouble beeps will start. Press Status and the display will show System Low Battery. If your AC power is not working, your security system will shut down once the battery has failed.
  • Page 31: Programming

    Chapter 4 Programming This chapter describes how to program your system. It will guide you through programming instructions for system features. System menu ..........24 Entering and exiting the system menu .
  • Page 32: System Menu

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual System menu Your self-contained security system security system allows you to program certain user options, such as access codes, time schedules, or the system time. These options are accessed through a system menu.
  • Page 33: Menu Navigation

    Chapter 4 Programming Menu navigation Each menu contains a list of options and/or submenus. Press the scroll up/down buttons to navigate up and down the list of options and submenus in that menu. Pressing Enter after navigating to an option selects that option for editing and flashes the current value.
  • Page 34: Top-Level Menus

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Top-level menus This section explains the top-level menus, with the exception of system programming, which makes up the bulk of the menus and can be found in its own section, System programming on page 29.
  • Page 35: Sensor Lights

    Chapter 4 Programming Sensor lights The system automatically turns certain lights on or off when certain sensors are tripped. For example, you can set a basement light to turn on when the door to the basement is opened. You can associate sensors with lights in menu item System programming >...
  • Page 36: System Tests

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual System tests This menu lets you run sensor and communication tests, and initiate a phone call from the panel to the Enterprise Downloader. For more information, see Chapter 5 Testing on page 35.
  • Page 37: System Programming

    Chapter 4 Programming System programming To enter system programming mode, do the following: 1. Enter the system menu. 2. Scroll up/down to System programming, then press Enter. 3. The panel displays Enter code. Enter your master code, then press Enter. At this point, you are in the System programming submenu.
  • Page 38: Security

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Initially, all user codes are blank. You can delete a user code by pressing Disarm while the code is being changed. Duress code. The duress code, when used in place of another user code, generates a silent duress alarm which is reported to the central monitoring station.
  • Page 39: Timers

    Chapter 4 Programming You can delete the phone number by pressing the Disarm button while changing a digit. Timers The latchkey time option is the only timer setting available to you. The latchkey time is the time of day by which the panel must be disarmed to avoid triggering a latchkey alarm, if the latchkey time option is enabled during arming.
  • Page 40 Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual To program panel voice, do the following: 1. Enter the System programming menu. 2. Scroll up/down to Siren options, then press Enter. 3. Scroll up/down to Panel voice, then press Enter. 4. The current value of this option now flashes. Scroll up/down to toggle this option on/off, then press Enter.
  • Page 41: Light Control

    Chapter 4 Programming Light control You can control certain lights by using X10 lamp, appliance, or universal modules. As set up by the installer, these modules have unit numbers from 1 to 8 and are set to the same housecode. These lights can be turned on for certain arming operations, when a sensor is tripped or based on a time schedule.
  • Page 42 Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual 7. Press Status repeatedly to exit. Housecode. To change the housecode, do the following: 1. Enter the System programming menu. 2. Scroll up/down to Light control, then press Enter. 3. Scroll up/down to Housecode, then press Enter.
  • Page 43: Testing

    Chapter 5 Testing This chapter provides a set of tests to ensure proper operation of your security system. We recommend you test your system weekly. Testing sensors..........36 Testing communication .
  • Page 44: Testing Sensors

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Testing sensors You can test sensors one at a time to make sure they are sending strong signals to the panel. You should test the security system at least once a week. To test sensors, do the following: 1.
  • Page 45: Testing Communication

    Chapter 5 Testing Testing communication Test communication between your system and the central monitoring station or a voice report destination at least once per week to make sure you have the proper telephone connection. Note: The system must be in disarm mode. To test system communication, do the following: 1.
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  • Page 47: Appendix A. Reference Information

    Appendix A Reference information This appendix provides a list of system limitations, emergency planning, floorplan, and a quick reference command table. In this appendix: Alarm system limitations ........40 Emergency planning .
  • Page 48: Alarm System Limitations

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Alarm system limitations Not even the most advanced alarm system can guarantee protection against burglary, fire, or environmental problems. All alarm systems are subject to possible compromise or failure-to-warn for a variety of reasons.
  • Page 49: Emergency Planning

    Emergency planning Since an emergency is always unexpected, you should develop plans to help prepare for a variety of emergency situations. Periodically discuss and rehearse emergency plans to include the following: • Understand how to use your security system. • Know the normal state of doors and windows: open, closed, or locked.
  • Page 50: Smoke And Heat Detector Locations

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Smoke and heat detector locations Selecting a suitable location is critical to the operation of smoke alarms. Figure 5 shows some typical floorplans with recommended smoke and heat detector locations. Use these location guidelines to optimize performance and reduce the chance of false alarms: •...
  • Page 51: Your Floorplan

    Your floorplan Use the following guidelines when drawing your floorplan: • Show all building levels. • Show exits from each room (two exits per room are recommended). • Show the location of all security system components. • Show the location of any fire extinguishers Sensor and module locations Use Table 13 and Table 14 on page 44 to list your sensor and module locations.
  • Page 52 Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Table 13. Sensor locations (continued) Sensor number Sensor name Sensor type Location Table 14. X10 module locations Unit # Location Unit # Location...
  • Page 53: Access Codes

    Access codes Table 15. Access codes Code description Code Master code User code 1 User code 2 User code 3 User code 4 User code 5 User code 6 User code 7 User code 8 Duress code Delays Table 16. Delays Delay Time Exit delay...
  • Page 54: System Quick Reference

    Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual Table 17. System quick reference Control panel Touchpad Keyfob Telephone Level 0: Subdisarm Enter the master code while the the system system is disarmed. Level 1: Disarm Disarm, <access_code>. <access code> Disarm the system Level 2: Arm doors Doors+Windows, <access_code>...
  • Page 55: Index

    Index floorplans....................43 AC power failure ..................21 access codes..................29, 45 accidental alarms ..................13 handheld touchpad................2, 17 alarm sirens..................... 20 housecode ....................34 alarms ..................... 13 appliance module.................. 2, 3 arm doors and windows................10 keychain touchpad..............See keyfob arm motion sensors.................
  • Page 56 Simon XT TableTop Control Panel User Manual programming ..................23 special chime ..................27 status....................... 15 status beep volume ................. 32 status beeps..................... 20 quick exit ....................12 system battery failure ................22 quick reference chart ................46 system download ..................37 system features ..................

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