Testing and Maintaining the System
Testing the System (to be conducted weekly)
Test mode allows each protection point to be checked for proper operation.
The keypad sounds a single beep every 40 seconds as a reminder that the system is in the Test mode.
Alarm messages are not sent to your Central Station while Test mode is on.
1 Disarm the system and close all
protected windows, doors, etc.
The READY indicator light should come on if all zones are intact (i.e., all
protected windows, doors, etc. are closed.
2. Security Code+ [5] then [0]
Starts Test mode.
The Dial test (option “1”) is intended for the installer and should not be used unless
directed to do so by your Security System Representative
If, during these tests, a problem is experienced with any protection point (no
confirming sounds, no display), call for service immediately.
3. Listen. The external sounder should sound for 1 second and then turn off. If the sounder
does not sound, CALL FOR SERVICE.
4. Fault zones. Open each protected door and window in turn and listen for three beeps from the
keypad. Identification (zone number or zone description) of each faulted protection
point should appear on the display. The display clears when the door or window is
5. Walk in front of any interior
motion detectors (if used) and
listen for three beeps.
The identification of the detector should appear on the display when it is activated.
The display clears when no motion is detected.
Note that if wireless motion detectors are used, there is a 3-minute delay between
activations. This is to conserve battery life.
6. Test all smoke detectors,
following the manufacturer's
The identification of each detector should appear on the display when each is
7. Exit test mode:
Security Code+ [1]
When all protection points have been checked and are intact (closed), there should be
no zone identification numbers displayed on the keypad.
If the test mode is inadvertently left active, it automatically turns off after 4 hours.
During the final five minutes, the keypad emits a double beep every 30 seconds.
Maintaining the System
In The Event Of Telephone Operational Problems
In the event of telephone operational problems, disconnect the control from the phone line by removing the plug from the phone
wall jack. We recommend that your installer demonstrate this disconnection on installation of the system. Do not attempt to
disconnect the phone connection inside the control. Doing so could result in the loss of your phone lines. If the regular phones
work correctly after the control has been disconnected from the phone wall jack, the control has a problem and you should
immediately call for service. If upon disconnection of the control, there is still a problem on the phone line, notify the Telephone
Company that they have a problem and request prompt phone repair service. The user may not under any circumstances attempt
any service or repairs to the security system. Repairs must be made only by authorized service (see the LIMITED WARRANTY
statement for information on how to obtain service).
Replacing Batteries in
Wireless Sensors
Wireless sensors
may not have been
used in your
security system
Use only batteries
recommended by
your installer as
Each wireless sensor in your system has a 9-volt or 3-volt battery. The system detects a low battery in
wireless sensors, including smoke detectors, the personal emergency transmitter, and the portable
wireless keypad and displays a low battery message*. (A low battery in a portable wireless keypad is
detected as soon as one of its keys is pressed and is displayed as 00.). Battery-operated smoke detectors
with a low battery also emit a single "chirp" sound approximately once every 20–30 seconds.
Alkaline batteries provide a minimum of 1 year of operation, and in most units and applications, provide
2–4 years of service. 3-volt lithium batteries provide up to 4 or more years of operation. Actual battery life
will depend on the environment in which the sensor is used, the number of signals that the transmitter in
the sensor has had to send, and the specific type of sensor. Factors such as humidity, high or low
temperatures or large swings in temperature, may all lead to the reduction of actual battery life in an
* The low battery message comes on as a warning that battery replacement in indicated sensor(s) is due
within 30 days. In the meantime, a sensor indicating a low battery condition is still fully operational.
Routine Care Treat the components of your security system as you would any other electrical equipment. Open and
close sensor-protected doors or windows gently.
Keep dust from accumulating on the keypad and all protective sensors, particularly on motion sensors
and smoke detectors.
The keypad and sensors should be cleaned carefully with a dry soft cloth. Do not spray water or
any other fluid on the units.
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