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Planning The Installation; Planning Sensor Types And Locations - GE Simon XT Installation Manual

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Planning the installation

This section describes system capabilities to help you get familiar with your system.
The planning sheets contain tables that let you record the hardware and
programming configuration of your system. Complete all of the information ahead of
time to help prepare for system installation. See "Sensor names" on page 53 for
sensor name segments listed alphabetically and by index number.
Locate the panel where alarm sounds can be heard and where the panel will be
easily accessible for operation. Do not install the panel near a window or door where
it can be reached easily by an intruder.

Planning sensor types and locations

The first step to an easy and successful installation is to decide what areas or items
to protect, which lights to operate, and the best location for the panel, touchpad,
sensors, and sirens. Metal objects, mirrors, and metallic wallpaper can block signals
sent by the wireless sensors. Make sure there are no metal objects in the way when
installing the system.
Use Table 3 below and Table 4 on page 6 to determine the appropriate sensor type
for the sensors you will be adding, and Table 5 on page 8 to document the planned
sensor information. You will need to understand the application for each sensor.
Table 3: Recommended sensor groups
Device
Indoor motion sensor
Outdoor motion sensor
Entry/exit door
Interior door
Window sensor
Smoke sensor
Key fob
ELM key fob
Remote and Simon XT talking touchpads
Simon XT talking touch screen
CO alarm
Freeze sensor
Water sensor
Property/asset management
Personal help button
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Recommended sensor group
17 (intrusion), 25 (chime)
25 (chime only)
10
14
13
26
01, 03, 06, 07
01, 03, 06, 07
01, 03, 06, 07
00, 01, 04, 05, 06, 07
34
29
38
43
01, 03, 06, 07
5

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