DSC BV-500GB - Installation Manual

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Ceiling Mount PIR and
Glassbreak Detector
The Bravo 5GB is a ceiling mount motion and glassbreak detector
in one housing designed to provide reliable protection for residential
and commercial applications. The Bravo 5GB uses a special
Fresnel lens made for 360° detection in conjunction with a quad
element PIR sensor optimized for uniform detection all around its
field of view. Special attention is given to false alarm immunity
against RF, static, electrical transient to ensure trouble free operation
for many years.
The Bravo 5GB is integrated with an advanced microprocessor
based glassbreak sensor, designed to detect the sounds produced
by the shattering of framed glass. The glassbreak detection
scheme used on Bravo 5GB is a result of an extensive research
program, designed to study the properties of glass as well as the
properties of sounds produced by the shattering of framed glass.
The Bravo 5GB offers a benefit of having motion and glassbreak
detectors in one housing for many applications where both
protections are required in the same room.


High level static and transient protection

Excellent RF immunity
Motion Detection

Multi-Level Signal Processing

Quad element PIR sensor

Temperature compensation

Fast/Slow detection jumper J3

LED ON/OFF jumper J4

Super quiet operation
Glassbreak Detection

Microcontroller-based Digital Signal Processing technology

Dynamic Signal Processing* provides accurate detection of
plate, laminated, wired and tempered glass types, while rejecting




type sounds
White noise

rejection mechanism

Installer test mode for glassbreak sensor

Alarm memory (latching LED) for glassbreak sensor

Input Voltage: 9 - 14.5 V

Current (typical): 38/35 mA (alarm on/off) @12V
Top View
(at 8 ft./ 2.4 m height)
Locating the Detector
The Bravo 5GB is designed to be
mounted on the ceiling of a dry
indoor location for 360
Ensure that the expected path of
an intruder is perpendicular to the
beam path. Use the coverage
pattern indicated on the diagram
to determine the best sensor
For optimum glassbreak protection, the detector should have a
clear view of the protected glass. Curtains, blinds, and other
window coverings will absorb sound energy from the shattering
glass. In these cases, mount the detector as close as possible to
the protected glass.
Avoid installation near noisy sources, such as speakers or other
objects, which produce sounds continuously. Do not install the
detector beyond the maximum recommended range, even if the
AFT-100 shows additional range - future changes in room acoustics
could reduce that additional range.
The AFT-100 Glassbreak Simulator will provide the most
reliable and accurate indication of the correct mounting location for
the detector. Other simulators may trip the unit, but will not provide
accurate indications.
Survey the mounting location and the area being protected for the
following potential problems. For the glassbreak sensor, test false alarm
immunity by creating any sounds in the room which will likely occur when
the detector is armed. Avoid following sources of false alarms:
Reflective Surfaces
Do not aim the detector at reflective surfaces such as mirrors or
windows as this may distort the coverage pattern or reflect sunlight
directly onto the detector.
Air Flow
Avoid locations that are subject to direct high air flow such as near
an air duct outlet.
Do not locate the detector near sources of steam or oil.
The Sun
Do not aim the detector such that it will receive direct sunlight.
Do not limit the coverage by placing large objects within the detection
area (such as plants, high shelves, filing cabinets etc.).
Contact Rating

Alarm Relay (PIR): 0.1A @24V

Alarm Relay (Glassbreak): 1.0A @24V

Tamper Switch: 0.1A @24V
Size (diameter x height)
4.6" x 1.4" / 117 mm x 36 mm
Motion Detector Range (diameter)

Detector placed 8 ft./ 2.4 m from floor: 24 ft./ 7.3 m

Detector placed 10 ft./ 3.0 m from floor: 30 ft./ 9.2 m

Detector placed 12 ft./ 3.6 m from floor: 40 ft./ 12.2 m
Glassbreak Detector Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
Max. Range
L x W
L x W
L x W
L x W
L x W
Level 1 Detection
Level 1 Detection
Level 1 Detection
Level 1 Detection
Level 1 Detection
Level 2 Detection
Level 2 Detection
Level 2 Detection
Level 2 Detection
Level 2 Detection
25ft./ 7.5m
15ft./ 4.6m
0.45x0.45m and up
12"x12"/ 0.3x0.3 m to
15ft./ 4.6m
18"x18"/ 0.45x0.45m
20ft./ 6m
Do not use
1/4" /
0.45x0.45m and up
12"x12"/ 0.3x0.3 m to
Do not use
18"x18"/ 0.45x0.45m
Jumper Setting

J1 Installer Test Mode

J4 Motion LED ON/OFF

J2 Alarm Memory

* J5 Glassbreak Detection Level

J3 PIR Sensitivity
Glassbreak range test (AFT-100)
Normal operation
LED latch for glassbreak
Normal operation
Fast detection (motion)
Slow detection (motion)
LED enabled (motion)
LED disabled (motion)

Level 2 detection with
Level 1 detection with
lower glassbreak sensitivity
high glassbreak sensitivity

For UL Installations,
Level 1 detection must be used

RF Immunity (Not verified by UL):
Radiated -10V/m +80% AM (@1KHz) from 80MHz to 1GHz
Conducted -10V +80% AM (@1KHz) from 150KHz to 80MHz

Transients @ wiring terminal: 2.4KV @ 1.2joules

Operating temperature: 32 -122
F / 0 - 50

Humidity 5 - 95% RH non-condensing (verified to 85% by UL)
Product Information

BV-500GB: Form


alarm contact (motion), form


contact (glassbreak)

BV-501GB: Form


alarm contact (motion), form


contact (glassbreak) and tamper switch

BV-502GB: Form


alarm contact (motion and glassbreak)
and tamper switch
Side View Noise Sources
Although the Bravo 5GB is designed to be immune from ringing,
bell and white noise sounds, avoid mounting the detector near such
sources (i.e. telephones, doorbells, alarm bells/sirens, air conditioner
units, water pipes, etc.).
To open the case, remove the securing screw from the unit then gently
twist the top cover counter-clockwise and lift it up from the bottom
cover. Using a small screwdriver to remove the appropriate knockouts
for wiring, mount the
backplate using the appropriate mounting
screws (not provided).
To close the case, use the locating line on the bottom cover to align
the tab on the top cover. Once the top cover is engaged, twist the
top cover clockwise to lock it in place.
Replace the securing screw for UL Listed applications.
Since no adjustment is necessary for the circuit board, it is not
recommended that the installer remove the circuit board from the case.
Do not touch the microphone.
Refer to the following diagram for wiring instructions:
Contacts shown with power applied and no alarm.
Setting up the Level of Detection (Jumper J5)
The Bravo 5GB comes with a

detection level

setting (Jumper J5), which allows the selection of one of 2
levels of detection, depending on the size and acoustics of
the room in which the detector will be installed. This feature
allows better selection of the required sensitivity, thereby
improving the overall false alarm immunity of the detector.
The detector is factory preset for level 1 detection (Jumper
J5=OFF). This is the highest sensitivity setting of the detector,
and is designed for applications requiring high sensitivity
and range, such as larger rooms, or rooms which contain a
significant amount of sound-absorbing surfaces (such as
carpets, furniture, drapes, etc.).
For rooms which are smaller, and contain a significant
amount of hard, sound-reflective surfaces (such as kitchens,
bathrooms, entrance vestibules, etc.), level 2 detection
(Jumper J5=ON) provides a lower sensitivity setting which
is more appropriate for these environments.
For most applications, the default setting of level 1 detection
(Jumper J5=OFF) will be the best choice.
Power Up
Upon application of power, the LED will be on for approximately 90
seconds to indicate that the unit is warming up
(Jumper J4=ON).
the 90 second warm-up period, the LED will turn off and the unit will
respond to motion in the protected area.

Upon installation, the unit should be thoroughly
tested to ensure proper working order. The detector should be walk tested
weekly by the user and annually by the installer.
Walk Test
1. Set PIR LED jumper J4 to the ON position.
2. Close the top cover.
3. Create movement in the entire area where coverage is desired. The
LED on the unit will turn on whenever motion is detected. Should
the coverage be incomplete, relocate the unit. Minor adjustment
can be made by rotating the detector several degrees (use the
detection pattern as a reference) to enhance detection at certain
point in the protected area.
4. If desired, the alarm LED may be disabled by setting J4 to OFF
after the completion of the walk test.
5. For typical operation the unit should be set on FAST (J3 ON). If the
environment presents potential disturbances that cannot be
avoided, set J3 to OFF for SLOW operation.
Glassbreak Test
1.Set the test mode jumper J1 to the ON position and PIR LED
jumper J4 to the OFF position. This will disable the LED for
motion detection. In addition, the alarm relay will latch into the
alarm state, and will remain so until the jumper J1 is restored to
the OFF position after testing.
The detector will not respond to the glassbreak simulator unless
the test mode jumper J1 is in the ON position.
2. If Alarm Memory operation is desired (latching LED), set
jumper J2 to the ON position.
The Alarm Memory indication is cleared by disconnecting the
supply voltage for at least one second.
3. Close the top cover.
4. Set the AFT-100 Glassbreak Simulator to generate appropriate
glassbreaking sound; use the plate glass setting if the glass
type is unknown. To manually generate the sound, press the
Single end of the rocker switch. For automatic or continuous
operation, press the Continuous end of the rocker switch. The
AFT-100 will generate the sound once every 10 seconds.
5. Hold the tester near the surface of the glass to be protected
and aim it towards the detector.
6. The correct mounting location is indicated when the devices
detects glassbreaking three successive times. If the detector
does not respond each time, relocate the detector and repeat
the test.
If the windows in question are covered by drapes or blinds,
place the tester behind the closed window coverings.
Limited Warranty
Digital Security Controls Ltd. warrants that for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase, the product
shall be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and that in fulfilment of any breach
of such warranty, Digital Security Controls Ltd. shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective equipment
upon return of the equipment to its repair depot. This warranty applies only to defects in parts and
workmanship and not to damage incurred in shipping or handling, or damage due to causes beyond the control
of Digital Security Controls Ltd. such as lightning, excessive voltage, mechanical shock, water damage, or
damage arising out of abuse, alteration or improper application of the equipment.
The foregoing warranty shall apply only to the original purchaser, and is and shall be in lieu of any and all other
warranties, whether expressed or implied and of all other obligations or liabilities on the part of Digital
Security Controls Ltd. Digital Security Controls Ltd. neither assumes responsibility for, nor authorizes any
other person purporting to act on its behalf to modify or to change this warranty, nor to assume for it any other
warranty or liability concerning this product.
In no event shall Digital Security Controls Ltd. be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss
of anticipated profits, loss of time or any other losses incurred by the buyer in connection with the purchase,
installation or operation or failure of this product.
Motion detectors can only detect motion within the designated areas as shown in their respective installation
instructions. They cannot discriminate between intruders and intended occupants. Motion detectors do not
provide volumetric area protection. They have multiple beams of detection and motion can only be detected
in unobstructed areas covered by 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
unintentional such as masking, painting, or spraying of any material on the lenses, mirrors, windows or any
other part of the detection system will impair its proper operation.
Passive infrared motion detectors operate by sensing changes in temperature. However their effectiveness
can be reduced when the ambient temperature rises near or above body temperature or if there are inten-
tional or unintentional sources of heat in or near the detection area. Some of these heat sources could be
heaters, radiators, stoves, barbeques, fireplaces, sunlight, steam vents, lighting and so on.
Warning: Digital Security Controls Ltd. recommends that the entire system be completely tested on a
regular basis. However, despite frequent testing, and due to, but not limited to, criminal tampering or
electrical disruption, it is possible for this product to fail to perform as expected.
Important Information: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Digital Security Controls Ltd.
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing
equipment regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences de règlement sur le matériel
brouilleur du Canada.
FCC Compliance Statement
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Digital Security Controls Ltd. could
void your authority to use this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television 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.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the FCC useful: “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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