DSC Impassa Keypad

HOW TO ARM & DISARM THE SYSTEM

Arming your system allows the panel to generate an alarm when a door or window is opened or when a motion is detected when a person enters a specific area. Glass breaks will trigger an intrusion also if broken glass is detected while armed. Currently there are 2 ways to arm your system:  Click on the green unlock and 2 options will appear…

  • STAY MODE: Doors and windows only as well as Glass Breaks if any
  • AWAY MODE: Doors, Windows, Glass Breaks & Motion Detectors

Remember: All emergency devices will still trigger an emergency whether the security system is armed or not.

These are 24 hour devices such as: Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxides, Flood Detectors, Freeze sensors, Medical Pendants etc.

How to Arm Your System:
When arming the system be sure that the green check mark is appearing on the keypad. This indicates that all your doors and windows are closed and the system is ready to arm.

Stay Mode: You can arm the system in stay mode at the keypad in 2 ways.

1. Simply enter your code and stay in the home and the system will count down
and arm in stay mode.

2. click on the top button STAY on the right hand side and hold it down for 3
seconds until it immediately arms system in stay mode.

Away Mode: You can arm the system in away mode at the keypad in 2 ways.

1. Simply enter your code and leave the home and the system will count down and arm in away mode. (Make sure to leave by doors designed for entry/exit.)

2. click on the second button from the top on the right hand side AWAY and hold it down for 3 seconds until it immediately arms system in away mode and starts
counting down so you can leave.

To Disarm the system:
Whether you are in stay or away mode you will only need to insert your 4 digit code and the system will disarm.

Disarm from stay mode: Simply insert the master or user code at the keypad to
disarm the system. Red lock should disappear.
Disarm from away mode: Enter the home through an entry/exit door and the keypad will start to beep and count down internally. Simply walk up to keypad and insert the master or user code and the system will disarm. Red lock should disappear.

Please watch the following video to learn more about how to arm and disarm your system using the DSC panel. You may also refer to the DSC Manual Guide for more information.


HOW TO ADD, EDIT & DELETE USER CODES

To set up user codes:
1 Press the * key and then the number 5.
2 Enter the 4 digit master code. System will beep 3 times
3 To change the master code press 4 then 0 and insert new master code.
4 To change or add a user code press 0 then 1 (for user 1) and insert new user code.
5 0 then 2 for user 2, 0 then 3 for user 3 and so on.

To Delete user codes:
1 Press the * key and then the number 5.
2 Enter the 4 digit master code. System will beep 3 times

To delete user 1 simply press 0 then 1 and press *(star key) it is now deleted.
To delete user 2 simply press 0 then 2 and press * (star key) it is now deleted

Press the right and left arrow keys to see how many codes are currently in the system.
40 = Master code
01 = user 1
02 – user 2
03 = user 3 and so on…
To go back to ready state just press the # (pound key) to return to main screen


HOW TO BYPASS SENSORS 

Bypassing a sensor will allow you to open the sensor while the system is armed. For example if your system is armed and you would like to open and close a door or window without causing an alarm etc.

To bypass sensors:
1 Press the * and then 1
2 Enter the master code and you will hear 3 beeps.
3 Select the zone you want to bypass by entering 01 for zone 1, 02 for zone 2 etc.
4 Once finished press the # key to return to ready state. Now it’s ready to arm..
5 If you arm the system the selected zones you bypassed will not be armed.
The rest of the zones will be armed normally.

Remember the bypassed sensors are only bypassed for the current arming event. Once disarmed it will reset and not bypass any sensors unless you repeat the process..


HOW TO ENTER & EDIT SETTINGS FOR YOUR KEYPAD

As the homeowner you may change the settings on your keypad at anytime.
There are 5 buttons located on the right side of your keypad. Each button has a function as listed below:

Top button: When pressed for 3 seconds will arm system in stay mode.
2nd button: When pressed for 3 seconds will arm system in away mode.
3rd button: When pressed for 3 seconds will turn on or off the chime.
4th button: When pressed for 3 seconds will reset any smoke detectors
5th button: When pressed for 3 seconds will allow quick exit during stay arming.


HOW TO AVOID FALSE ALARMS

Unfortunately false alarms do happen but they can be minimized or even eliminated all together by understanding your security system on a day to day operation. Mastering the arming and disarming process, trouble shooting open doors and windows, low battery signals or changing batteries, remote access and user code access levels. Take the time to read the user manual on your new system as it will benefit you greatly in the long run. Simple things like testing your system monthly can reduce risk or equipment failure. Ensuring communication is stable between your security system and the monitoring station is a great way to give you peace of mind.

Has your contact list changed?   Remember in the event of an alarm ADT will call your contact list starting with contact 1, then contact 2 and so on. If one of your contacts has changed phone numbers or is no longer a part of your contact list this should be relayed to the monitoring station ASAP.

Password for verification? Keep in mind that the monitoring station has all your information to look up your account but unless you remember your verbal password or another term is abort code they may not be able to help you over the phone. This is a critical security protocol that is in place for your protection so only you or a family member that is listed and knows the verbal password can be given access to your account such as account history, Billing, change of information etc.


WHAT TO DO IN AN ALARM SITUATION

In the event of an alarm there will be a red box that appears on the keypad and the siren will go off as well as signals being sent to ADT or your monitoring station. If you are certain that it is a false alarm simply click on the red box where it says “Enter your code to disarm” by entering your code. This will disarm the system and cancel communication with ADT.

Answer the call: In the event of an alarm you or the first person on your contact list will be called immediately. Make sure you answer the call and abort the alarm by verifying who you are with verbal password, otherwise you could have the police, fire department or ambulance on their way to your home depending on the alarm.

Accidental: If you service your own equipment like many people like to do be careful when dismantling the keypad or wiping the screen. An accidental push of certain buttons can trigger the alarm, don’t panic just disarm the system as soon as you can and follow the directions above. In most cases if you cancel an alarm within 6 seconds it should cancel the signal being sent in time.

Escape Plan: Every home should have an escape plan with or without a security system. Your security system will only take away the guess work of whether you have an intruder.


HOW TO TEST YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM

Currently there are a few ways you can periodically test your security system.

Device Testing: This can be done locally without the monitoring station. Testing the operation of all doors, windows and motion detectors.

  • Verify that the system is in “READY” mode. Do not arm it!
  • Open each protected door or window, one at a time.
  • Check that the keypad displays the door or window you are testing is open.
  • Close the respective door or window. The keypad should display.
  • Repeat this procedure for each sensor in the system.

TESTING THE COMMUNICATION AND SYSTEM DEVICES

  • Call the Monitoring Station and ask that your system be placed in “TEST” mode. Be ready to give your name and address and password to the operator. Usually 1
  • hour is perfect.
  • Arm your system as usual and set it off by opening a door or window, or by
  • tripping a motion detector.
  • Smoke detectors can be triggered by holding the reset button down for 30
  • seconds. Allow the alarm to sound for at least one minute.
  • Disarm the system and clear the alarm memory.
  • Call and verify that the signals were received by the Monitoring Station.
  • If all is good tell them to take system off test and back to active mode.

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