We have many models out there but 95% of them work like this: Close all the doors. If you have an Away or Stay button press and hold for 3 seconds and the system will arm. If you do not, you can simply press # & 2 for Away or # & 3 for Stay. To disarm your system enter your four digit code and press OFF (off might be on the 1 key).
Our alarms have a battery back-up that will power the alarm system for 4-48 hours during a power outage. If you lose power please review these helpful hints.
When your alarm system is running on the back-up battery it will say “No AC” in the display window.
When the battery gets low the word BAT will appear in the window and the keypad may beep. Entering your code and pressing OFF will stop the beeps. Don’t worry if you lose power long enough to drain your battery. When power returns the system will return to normal operation in the same state as when the battery was drained.
When the power returns, the battery will automatically be recharged. If the BAT does not clear for your keypad within 24 hours call the office; you many need a new battery.
Loss of power may turn off the keypad chime heard when you open a door. You can turn your chimes back on by entering your four digit code followed by the “9” key.
Call the monitoring station at 205-520-0757 and tell them you wish to test your system and for how long. Arm your system and leave; after the exit delay stops, re-enter but do not turn off the alarm. Open any door or window you wish to test and trigger your smoke alarm. Finally turn off your system and call the monitoring center back to check and see what signals they received.