I have a self installed that went into alarm status while I was testing it out and started dialling the numbers I put into it. Since the numbers were just my cell phone etc... The 832 has a trouble light engaged, that no matter what I do - won;t go away.
How do I reset the little bugger and get rid of the error light?
Someone else posted recently that you can insert nulls in the first reporting number and your cell phone into the alternate position 2. This will avoid the "fail to communicate" error. Haven't tried it myself. No warranty for this info.
Here's hopin' you have system smoke detectors installed. It would be down right embarrasin' to get a call you interpret as a burg signal and come home to a pile of smoking rubble...
Fire Captain: "We've got good news and bad news. The bad news is we got the call too late to save the structure. The good news is we rescued the cat and the dog and Fireman Jones has your goldfish in his helmet."
Note: This solution, codes etc. are for the DSC Power 832 PC5010 Version
Connect the garage contact (I used an AMSECO Overhead Door Contact) to it's own zone input.
Connect PGM 1 or PGM 2 directly to the above zone input (use a resistor if you have resistors on your other zones). I used PGM 1 because it's not as flexible as PGM 2, which I'll be using for something else later.
Program the garage door zone definition to 'Delay Stay/Away Zone' (06).
Program the garage door zone attributes to the 'Delay Stay/Away Zone' defaults, plus Chime=Y (1-2-3-4-5-6-X-X).
Program the PGM output to 'Away Armed' (17).
Test it works.
How it works:
------------------------------------------------- With the alarm system disarmed, the garage door zone will chime on opening/closing. The garage door open/closed status can be seen on the keypad (I have the LED type so I can see it from the other end of the hall).
With the alarm system in 'Stay Armed' mode, the garage door zone will chime on opening/closing. The garage door open/closed status can be seen on the keypad. The alarm will not be triggered, as the zone is automatically bypassed.
With the alarm system in 'Away Armed' mode, the PGM output will "close" the garage door zone. The garage door open/closed status indicator will show the door as being closed, and no chime will sound (you will be out, so it doesn't make any difference anyway). The alarm will not be triggered when you return home, open the garage door, and disarm the alarm.
Remember, this solution is to allow easy monitoring of the garage door open/close status, without having to run outside and look.
To have the garage door become part of the alarm monitoring again, simply change the PGM output to Command Output Option #4 (22), and change the zone settings as required.
We have two garage doors, so I'll be using two diodes to connect the zones to the PGM output, this allows for independent monitoring of the doors. That way I'll be able to see which door is open/closed.
This configuration has worked extremely well for us, and on several occasions has stopped us from leaving a door open all night.
At my house, I'm usually the last person to go to bed... I always check all the doors are secure, and since my den is right next to the driveway with a great view of the garages, I know when a door's open (also know when my two sons get home). :-))
A Global keypad you have to select the partition you want. Set the keypad for partition 1. Put your smokes back on partition 1. Keep everything in partition 1 and you'll "see" it all as it happens.
Take out the "1's". You're communicating in "pager" mode. You'll need about four pauses (E's) unless you're slow answering your phone. If it goes to a voice box, watch how long it takes for the phone to finish ringing, transmit your "away" message and get the "beep" for someone to actually leave a message. Insert the appropriate number of pauses.
Don't program "A". Use a straight account code like "1234". Delete the second account code.
Set 362 back to 1xxxxxxx (smoke alarms on 1st telephone #)
You're not capable of "listening in". That's a CS (Central Station) setting. Leave it disabled.
I try to use this config with : partition 2 activated for smokes but somethings don't work....
-I don't receive call if the alarm is triggered for the partition 2
-when my keyboard is in saver mode, i need to choose a partition ( I
want see all errors, alarm, etc. at the same place is for this reason I
activate Global keyboard)
Sec. 000 -> pc55xxz -> 01 (global) Sec. 000 -> lcd5500z -> 08 (global) Sec. 160 -> 002 Sec. 161 -> 010 Sec. 201 -> 1 Sec. 202 -> 12345678 (13 zones total, 9 intrusions, 4 smokes) Sec. 203 -> 1 Sec. 207 -> 2345 Sec. 301 -> DEEE1E2E1E2E1E2E1E1F
(bip....bip....bip....) Sec. 302 -> DEEE111111111111111F
(biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip) Sec. 310 -> A218 Sec. 311 -> A219 Sec. 320 -> 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Sec. 321 -> 39 21 22 23 24 Sec. 360 -> 05 05 Sec. 361 -> 1xxxxxxx (intrusions alarm on 1st telephone #) Sec. 362 -> x1xxxxxx (smokes alarm on 2nd telephone #) Sec. 380 -> 1xx1xxxx (touch tone enabled) Sec. 381 -> xxxx1xxx (do I put #6 enabled ?)