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Simon XTi User Manual
Simon XTi
P/N 466-2452 • REV A • 15MAR12

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  • Page 1 Powerhouse Security Simon XTi User Manual Simon XTi P/N 466-2452 • REV A • 15MAR12...
  • Page 2 The Simon XTi name and logo are trademarks of UTC Fire & Security. patents GE and the GE monogram are trademarks of the General Electric Company and are under license to UTC Fire & Security, 9 Farm Springs Road, Farmington, CT 06034-4065, USA Other trade names used in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective products.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Content Introduction ....................1 Using the Simon XTi security system ............3 Panel controls........................3 Simon XTi features ......................6 Home security ........................7 Exit/entry delay....................... 10 Bypassing sensors......................11 Alarms..........................12 Chimes..........................13 System status........................14 Using an offsite phone ....................14 Key fobs..........................15 How your system communicates............
  • Page 4 Reference information................34 Alarm system limitations.................... 34 Emergency planning ....................35 Cleaning the touch screen..................36 Disposal..........................37 Sensor and module locations .................. 37 Access codes ........................38 Delays ..........................38 Simon XTi system quick reference ................. 39 Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction The Simon XTi uses wireless technology to warn your family about intrusion, carbon monoxide and fire. The system communicates with a central monitoring station and sends voice messages to an offsite phone. The security system uses sensors that communicate alarms to the control panel using radio waves.
  • Page 6 Ask your installer if you have this feature. Note: The default master code is 1-2-3-4 when the security system is shipped from the factory. You should change your code after your system is installed. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 7: Using The Simon Xti Security System

    Using the Simon XTi security system You can operate the self-contained security system through several different methods: • Use the main screen icons to arm/disarm the system when you enter or exit your home, check system status, and to determine which sensors are active.
  • Page 8 Figure 1: Simon XTi controls Simon XTi Note: The touch screen in Figure 1 above is an example. Your touch screen and system may be configured differently. Table 3 below provides a description of the panel’s graphical user interface and audio.
  • Page 9 (water or freeze sensors). A red exclamation point indicates either a sensor is tripped or there is unacknowledged activity. N/A indicates your system is not configured to support property sensors. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 10: Simon Xti Features

    Press to access the settings screen. Simon XTi features The Simon XTi features provide you with the ability to perform the following functions: • Arm perimeter (doors and windows) and interior (motion) sensors to indicate intruders. • Use the emergency screen to send quick response alerts to the central monitoring station.
  • Page 11: Home Security

    Path of person walking Home security The Simon XTi allows you to control which sensors are active at any given time. Table 5 below describes the arming levels that you can set from the control panel. Table 5: Arming levels...
  • Page 12 4. If a code is required, enter your code when the keypad screen appears. The panel speaks Doors and Windows On and starts an exit delay, and sounds exit beeps in groups of two until the exit delay expires. To cancel arming press CANCEL ARMING on the countdown screen. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 13 (Swinger Shutdown is enabled) or the sensor or zone will always be active and will go into alarm multiple times during an arming period (an active arming level) without canceling the alarm (Swinger Shutdown is disabled). Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 14: Exit/Entry Delay

    Ask your installer how this option is programmed and have them explain how it will affect your system operation. Exit/entry delay Your Simon XTi provides a delay after entering or exiting your home before the system is armed or disarmed. Table 6 below provides details for the entry and exit delay features.
  • Page 15: Bypassing Sensors

    Bypassed sensors are automatically unbypassed when the arming level is changed to a level where the sensor is not active. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 16: Alarms

    One of the biggest concerns you might have regarding your security system is causing an accidental alarm. Most accidental alarms occur when leaving the residence after arming the system or before disarming the system upon your return. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 17: Chimes

    Your installer may have programmed the system to speak the sensor name or make a custom chime sound when a chime sensor is tripped. The chime sound, if programmed, will be played in place of the standard chime beeps. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 18: System Status

    Using an offsite phone (This feature has not been verified for use by UL.) If enabled by the installer, you can control your Simon XTi system remotely from an offsite phone. The panel answers a phone call according to the dialing method programmed by your installer.
  • Page 19: Key Fobs

    • Lock (closed lock icon) • Unlock (open lock icon) • Star (star icon) • Light (light bulb icon) Table 8 on page 16 describes how to use the key fob buttons. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 20 Press the Lock and Unlock buttons simultaneously for 3 emergency) alarm to the central seconds. monitoring station. (Check with your installer to find out how the key fob panic buttons will operate.) Disarm your security system. Press the Unlock button once. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 21: How Your System Communicates

    Alarm sirens Exterior and interior sirens make three different alarm sounds on the premises, each indicating a different type of alarm. Sirens are programmed by the installer to time out and stop sounding after a specified time. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 22: Trouble Beeps

    18 to 24 hours (depending on the load applied to the panel) with no AC power. In a UL Installation, a new, fully charged battery will last 24 hours with the panel in normal standby condition and still sound an alarm. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 23 SENSOR OPEN icon (see Table 4 on page 5) and show the icon in the bottom right of the main screen. Correct the problem by resetting the sensor. If this condition continues, call your security system dealer. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 24 To clear system status, press CLEAR next to Panel Status in the STATUS & SETTINGS menu. If the trouble condition was a low system battery, perform a sensor test. The should disappear if all trouble conditions have been corrected. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 25: System Configuration

    , 5 seconds while entering an access code). Code options The Simon XTi security system provides a system of codes to be entered when a certain level of authority is required to perform an action. These codes allow you to activate system options, customize panel operations, and generate a silent alarm.
  • Page 26 Beep Volume Brightness Default Screen Calibration Help Set Date/Time System Tests Sensor Test Comm Test System Download Programming Access Codes Master Code User Codes 1 to 8 Duress Code Security Downloader Enable Phone Numbers Phone Number 4 Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 27: Event History

    1. Enter the Status & Settings menu and scroll to the Chime option. 2. Press On or Off to modify the setting (a gold icon indicates the option is selected). 3. Press Close to exit the Status & Settings menu. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 28: Special Chime

    From the Status & Settings screen, next to Brightness, press the left arrow to make the screen less bright and the right arrow to make the screen more bright. The bars between the arrows register the brightness level. One bar is least bright. Four bars is brightest. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 29: Default Screen

    Status & Settings screen. Help Press the Help icon to access a menu showing how to perform basic tasks on your Simon XTi. 1. From the Status & Setting screen, press the HELP icon. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 30: Set Time And Date

    1. From the Set Date/Time screen press the first box in the second row to set month and press SAVE. 2. Press the second box to set day and press SAVE. 3. Press the third box and enter the year and press SAVE. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 31: Emergency Icon

    • Security • Phone Numbers • Siren Options • System Tests • Interactive Services (Optional. Ask your dealer for more information.) The sections below describe the options that you can program in each of the programming submenus. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 32 Note: Certain system options must be programmed by the installer for voice reporting alarms to work properly. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 33 1. From the Programming screen, press SIREN OPTIONS. 2. To turn on panel piezo alarms, press . To turn off, press Note: indicates the panel piezo alarms is turned on. 3. Press CLOSE repeatedly to exit menus. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 34: Version

    Ask your installer for more information. Version This menu is a read-only display of the system’s firmware version, the touch screen version, and copyright information. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 35: Testing

    Smoke Press and hold the test button until the system sounds 6 of 8 transmission beeps. Key fob Press and hold the Lock and Unlock buttons simultaneously 6 of 8 for 3 seconds. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 36: Comm Test

    After performing sensor tests, check that the system is reporting alarms successfully to the central station. To test communication with the central station: 1. Call the central station and tell the operator that you will be testing the system. 2. Arm the system. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 37: System Download

    Use this feature only when instructed by your installer or dealer. To initiate a download: 1. Enter the Status & Settings menu. 2. Scroll until System Tests is listed, Press Enter. 3. Enter your master code and press OK. 4. Press the System Download icon. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 38: Reference Information

    Although having an alarm system may make you eligible for reduced insurance premiums, the system is no substitute for insurance. WARNING: Security system devices cannot compensate you for the loss of life or property. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 39: Emergency Planning

    • Emphasize that no one should enter the premises if they hear sirens in the house. • If you arrive at the premises and hear sirens, do no enter. Call for emergency assistance with your cell phone, or from a neighbor’s phone. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 40: Cleaning The Touch Screen

    • Show the location of all security system components. • Show the location of any fire extinguishers. Cleaning the touch screen If necessary, use a soft lint-free cloth to clear smudges on the touch screen; do not use glass cleaner on the touch screen. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 41: Disposal

    Contact your installer for more information. Sensor and module locations Use Table 15 below to list your sensor and module locations. Table 15: Sensor and module locations Sensor number Sensor name Sensor type Location Example Front door Door/window sensor Front door Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 42: Access Codes

    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 Use Table 17 on page 39 to record your delay times. Simon XTi User Manual...
  • Page 43: Simon Xti System Quick Reference

    Table 17: Delays Delay Time Exit delay Entry delay Simon XTi system quick reference Task Instructions Level 1: Disarm the Control panel: Press PRESS TO DISARM and enter your access code. system Key fob: Press Unlock. Telephone: Press 1. Level 2: Arm doors and...