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VIEWING CENTRAL STATION MESSAGES
General Information Users of the system may periodically receive messages on their display screens from their
monitoring agency or installer. When a message is waiting to be viewed, the message shown
below will appear.
MESSAGE. PRES S *
FOR 5 SECS.
Press and hold down 0 key for 5 seconds.
The message could take up to four screens to display all the
USING THE 2-WAY VOICE FEATURE
Not all systems include
the 2-way Voice feature.
Check with your installer.
† If programmed to do so.
Your system may include a 2-way voice feature which can allow your central station to listen in
to activity at the premises after an alarm occurs. It can also allow you to communicate directly
with the central station personnel during alarm conditions. This feature is automatically
activated upon alarms, but is then controlled by the central station personnel.
When active, the 2-way keypad displays† the 2-way voice mode of operation selected by the
central station. These modes include "LISTEN MODE," "TALK MODE," and "VOX MODE”
(see below). Normally, the monitoring agency simply listens to the activity at the premises
during an alarm to help determine the appropriate emergency action to be taken (alert police,
fire department, etc.). Under some circumstances the monitoring agency may speak to you
through the 2-way keypad. Simply answer the monitoring agency operator vocally at the 2-way
keypad as appropriate, and follow the operator's instructions .
LISTEN Mode: The operator at the monitoring agency can listen to activity at the premises.
TALK Mode: The operator can speak to someone on the premises.
VOX Mode: The operator can both speak and listen to persons on the premises.