DSC BV-501 - Installation Manual
The Bravo5 is a ceiling mount detector designed to
provide reliable motion detection for residential
and commercial applications. The Bravo5 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.
• Multi-Level Signal Processing
• 360° coverage
• Quad element PIR sensor
• High level static and transient protection
• Excellent RF immunity
• Temperature compensation
• Fast/Slow detection jumper
• LED ON/OFF jumper
• SMD construction
• Super quiet operation
• 5 year warranty
• Input Voltage: 9 - 14.5 V
• Current (nominal): 18 /15 mA (alarm on/off) @12 V
• Alarm Relay: 0.1A @24V
• Tamper Switch: 0.1A @24V
Size (diameter x height)
4.6" x 1.4" / 117 mm x 36 mm
• Maximum detection 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
• Additional operating modes
LED ON/OFF Jumper J1
Pulse count (fast/slow) Jumper J2, J2 ON is fast count.
• RF Immunity: 20V/m ( 100Hz - 1.2GHz)
• Transients @ wiring terminal: 2.4KV @ 1.2joules
• Operating temperature: 32 -122°F / 0 - 50°C
• Humidity 5 - 95% RH non-condensing
• BV-500: Form ‘A’ alarm contact
• BV-501: Form ‘A’ alarm contact and tamper switch
• BV-502: Form ‘C’ alarm contact and tamper sw
(at 8 ft./ 2.4 m height)
Locating the Detector
The Bravo5 is designed to be mounted on the ceiling of a
dry indoor location for 360° coverage. Ensure that the
expected path of an intruder is perpendicular to the beam
path. Use the coverage pattern indicated on the coverage
diagram to determine the best sensor location.
Survey the mounting location and the area being protected
for the following potential problems. Avoid the following
sources of false alarms:
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.
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.
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.).
To open the case, insert a small screwdriver in the tab
restraining clip. Gently pry tab downward and twist the top
cover counter-clockwise and lift it up from the bottom cover.
Use a small screwdriver to remove the appropriate
knockouts for wiring. Mount the bottom cover using the
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.
: Since no adjustment is necessary for the circuit
board, it is not recommended that the installer remove the
circuit board from the case. Wiring
Refer to the following diagram for wiring instructions:
Upon application of power, the LED will be on for
approximately 90 seconds to indicate that the unit is warming
up. During this period, the relay is held in its alarm state. After
the 90 second warm-up period, the LED will turn off and the
unit will respond to motion in the protected area.
: Upon installation, test the unit
thoroughly tested to ensure it works properly. The end user
should be instructed on how to perform walk tests, and
should perform a walk test of the detector weekly.
Create movement in the entire area where coverage is
The LED on the unit will turn on whenever motion is detected
(jumper J1 must be on).
If coverage is incomplete, relocate the unit. You can make
minor adjustments by rotating the detector several degrees.
Refer to the coverage pattern diagrams as a guide to
reposition the detector for better coverage.
Once the detector coverage is as required, you may turn off
the alarm LED by removing the jumper from J1.
Changing the Sensitivity
Bravo5 features Fast and Slow detection modes, which are
set on jumper J2. Jumper J2 is set at the factory for the Fast
detection mode. In a normal operating environment, this
setting provides the best detection.
In certain environments where rapid air movement, heaters
and other variables present problems, use Slow detection
mode to stabilize the detection.
To change the setting from Fast to Slow, take the jumper off
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Toronto, Canada • Tech Line: 1-800-387-3630
Digital Security Controls Ltd. warrants that for a period of five years
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 buyer, 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, 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 ar-
eas as shown in their respective installation instructions. They can-
not 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 tem-
perature. However their effectiveness can be reduced when the ambi-
ent temperature rises near or above body temperature or if there are
intentional 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.
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