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COMMON AREA OPERATION
Your system may have been set up to use a common area, which is an area shared by users of
both independent partitions, such as a foyer or lobby. This area is, in effect, a third partition. If
your system is set up for this, please note the following:
• The common area will sound and report alarms only when both partitions are armed. If only
one partition is armed, the system ignores faults on the common area.
• Either partition may arm its system if the common area is faulted, but once armed, the other
partition will not be able to arm unless the common area is first bypassed or the fault is
• Faults on the common area are displayed on keypads in both partitions.
• Either partition can clear and restore the common area after an alarm.
Ask your installer if a common area was assigned. If so, place a check mark here.