DSC AMB-600 - Installation Manual
Addressable PIR Detector
The AMB-600 is a specialized Dual PIR motion sensor which
emphasizes immunity from false alarms caused by pets.
The AMB-600 is equipped with a specially designed lens*
which enables the detector to discriminate between humans
and small to mid-sized pets.
Multi-Level Signal Processing**, temperature compensation
and large multi-beam lens design means the human target
will not slip by unnoticed even on a hot summer day. Immu-
nity against false alarms from RF, static, electrical transients
and white light are all features designed and integrated by
The AMB-600 uses a 2-wire connection for power and to
communicate with the control panel. This simplifies wiring
and reduces installation cost. The AMB-600’s low current
draw also maximizes the number of devices that can be
attached to an addressable loop.
** Protected by one or more of the following patents: Canada 2099971
NOTES: RF Immunity not verified by UL. Pet Immunity has not been
verified by UL.
• Current Rating: 3.5 mA standby; 6.5 mA with Test LED on
• Operating Environment: 32°F to120°F / 0°C to 49°C; 5% to 93% RH non-condensing
• RF immunity: 10 V/m +80% A.M. over range, 80 MHz to 1.0 GHz***
• Static immunity: 15 kV
• Transient immunity: 2.4 kV @ 1.2 joules
• Walk detection speed: 0.5'/s to 10'/s (0.15 m/s to 3 m/s)
• Coverage angle: 100° maximum
• Vertical adjustment: +5° to -10°
• Mounting heights: 6' to 10' / 2m to 3 m (nominal 7.5' / 2.3m)
• Dimensions: 4.9" H × 2.76" W × 1.75" D (124.5 mm × 70 mm × 44.5 mm)
• Tamper Switch Contact Rating: 0.1A @ 30 V
*** RF immunity not verified by UL.
Control Panel Compatibllity
• PC4010/4020 v3.x
• PC5010/5015/5020 v2.x with PC5100 interface module
• PC5020 v3.0 and higher
Beam Patterns for AMB-600 Lens Locating the Detector
Select a detector location that will provide the coverage required keeping in mind the following
• Do not aim the detector at
such as mirrors or windows as this may distort the
coverage pattern or reflect sunlight directly onto the detector.
• Avoid locations that are subject to direct high
such as near an air duct outlet.
• Do not locate the detector near sources of
(steam or oil).
• Do not aim the detector such that it will receive direct or reflected (mirror)
• Do not limit the coverage by large
within the detection area such as plants or filing
• Do not aim the detector at a stairway which a
has access to. Do not place furniture or objects
higher than 3 ft/0.9 m, which a pet can climb onto (e.g. a cat on a couch), closer than 6 ft/1.8 m to
To connect the AMB-600, consult the wiring diagram below:
To open the case, use a small flat blade screwdriver and gently push in the tab at the bottom of the
case and pull the cover straight out at the bottom. Loosen the printed circuit board screw, and push
the board up as far as it will go. Using a small screwdriver, remove the appropriate knockouts for the
mounting screws. Remove the desired wiring entrance knockouts located at the top or bottom of the
backplate. Mount the backplate.
Locate mounting screws diagonally opposite each other to prevent the case from warping.
The serial number located on the back of the device must be enrolled into the alarm control panel
via Installer’s Programming ([*]  [Installer’s Code]). This procedure is outlined for the PC4010/
4020 v3.x in the control panel Installation Manual and for Power panels in the PC5100 Installation
WARNING: Connect only DSC Addressable Series devices to the addressable loop
connections. Connection of ANY other type of device will impair operation. Any
devices other than Addressable Series devices which require power to operate must
be powered separately.
Range and dead zones may vary due to settings.
Using the figures listed below, set the vertical adjustment to get the desired coverage. Ensure that
the PCB retaining screw is tightened just enough to prevent board movement.
Moving the circuit board down will increase the far range and bring the near beams closer to the
mounting wall. Moving the circuit board UP will reduce the far range and move the near beams far-
ther out from the mounting wall. Moving the circuit board UP too much will cause the far beams to
Height from Floor
6.0' / 1.8 m
7.5' / 2.3 m
8.5' / 2.6 m
9.0' / 2.7 m
10.5' / 3.2 m
- 1.25 “look” above the target; as a result, the range may appear shorter.
Jumper J1 selects between harsh and normal environments. For a typical environment or one con-
taining a small pet (height less than 1.2 ft/0.36 m), set the unit as normal (J1 ON). For a large pet
and multiple pets, the jumper J1 should be removed.
Once the detector has been set up, walk test the entire area where coverage is desired. Should the
coverage be incomplete, readjust or relocate the detector to obtain full coverage.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon installation, the unit should be thoroughly tested to verify
proper operation. The end user should be instructed on how to perform walk tests,
and should walk test the detector weekly.
DM-C and DM-W: Detector Mounting Brackets
Use the optional DM-W Wall Mount and DM-C Ceiling Mount brackets to solve difficult placement
problems. The DM-W and DM-C mount to either the wall or ceiling and allow for full vertical and hor-
izontal positioning of the motion detector - the detector can be tilted up or down and rotated through
90° to obtain the best position for optimal coverage.
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
: Changes or modifications not expr
essly approved by Digital Security Controls could void your authority to
use this equipment.
This equipment generates and uses radio
frequency energy and if not installed and used properly, in strict accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and
found to comply with the limits for Class B device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart “B” of Part 15 of FCC
Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection ag
ainst such interference in any residential installation. How-
ever, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause inter-
ference to television or radio reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Re-orient the receiving antenna
• Relocate the alarm control with respect to the receiver
• Move the alarm control away from the receiver
• Connect the alarm control into a different outlet so that alarm control and receiver are on different circuits.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an expe
rienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the F
CC helpful: “How to Identify and Resolve Radio/Television
Interference Problems”. This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402,
Stock # 004-000-00345-4.
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Motion detectors can only detect motion within the designated
areas as shown in their respective installation instructions.
They cannot discriminate between intr
uders and intended occupant
s. Motion detectors do not provide volumetric area
protection. They have multiple beams
of detection and motion can only be de
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these beams. They cannot detect motion which occurs behind walls, ceilings, floor, closed doors, glass partitions, glass
doors or windows. Any type of tampering whether intentional or
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Passive infrared motion detectors operate by sensing changes
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possible for this product to fail to perform as expected.
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