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General Congratulations on your ownership of an Ademco Partitioned Security System. You've made
a wise decision in choosing it, for it represents the latest in security protection technology
today. Ademco is the world's largest manufacturer of security systems and millions of
premises are protected by Ademco systems.
Your system offers you three forms of protection: burglary, fire and emergency. To realize the
system's full potential, it is important that you feel comfortable in operating it.
The system consists of at least one Keypad which provides full control and display of system
operation, various sensors which provide perimeter and interior burglary protection, plus
strategically placed smoke or combustion detectors designed to provide early warning in case
The system uses microcomputer technology to monitor system status and initiate alarms for all
protection zones. Your system may also have been programmed to automatically transmit
alarm or status messages over the phone lines to a central alarm monitoring station, and can
even allow the central station operator to "listen-in" to activity at the premises (if equipped for
2-way voice operation–see
USING THE 2-WAY VOICE FEATURE
section later in this manual).
A Partitioned System A partitioned system shares one physical alarm system among different users, each with their
own requirements. For the most part, you as a user need not know about other users of the
system, but from time to time, you may see display messages which indicate the system is in
use by another user. Do not be concerned, this is normal. Refer to the
section for additional information.
Zones Your system's sensing devices have been assigned to various "zones." For example, the
sensing device on your Entry/Exit door may have been assigned to zone 01, sensing devices
on windows in the master bedroom to zone 02, and so on. These numbers will appear on the
display, along with an alpha descriptor for that zone (if programmed), when an alarm or trouble