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Alarms When an alarm occurs, both the keypad and external sounders will sound, and the keypad
displays the zone(s) causing the alarm. To stop the alarm sounding, simply disarm the system.
Alarms & Duress Code
Your system can provide special emergency key functions, programmed by your installer and
referred to as panic keys. These keys allow you to manually send silent alarms, sound audible
alarms, and sound fire alarms. If your system is connected to a central monitoring station, an
alarm message is sent.
If your system is equipped for the 2-way voice feature, the alarm message also alerts the
central station operator to activate the "listen-in" function. Refer to the
USING THE 2-WAY
section later in this manual.
You use panic functions by simply pressing a lettered key (A, B or C) or by pressing
combinations of keys (ex.  + [#] ) at the same time at the keypad. Your system may also
provide one or more wireless pushbutton panic transmitters. Refer to the
section later in this manual for more information about panic alarms.
Your installer may have also programmed a special duress code. You can use this code in
place of your usual security to arm or disarm the system while under threat. The system acts
normally, but sends a silent alarm message to the central station, alerting them to your
situation. Refer to the
SECURITY CODES & AUTHORITY LEVELS
section for more
information about the duress code.
Memory of Alarm When an alarm condition occurs, the keypad displays the number(s) of the zone(s) that
caused the problem, and displays the type of alarm (ex. FIRE, ALARM). It remains displayed
until it is cleared by disarming the system (see
DISARMING THE SYSTEM
section later in this