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2012 UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc.

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FCC compliance


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 when t
he equipment is
operated in a residential environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determine
d 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:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the a
ffected equipment and the panel receiver to separate outlets, on
different branch circuits.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.



FCC Part 15 registration number: B4Z
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910C
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SIMON.



Part 68. This equipment complies with Pa
rt 68 of the FCC rules and the
requirements adopted by ACTA. A label on this equipment contains a product
identifier in the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX
. You must provide this number to the
telephone company upon request.



FCC Part 68 registration number: US:B
4ZAL02B55910.



The plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and
telephone network comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements
adopted by ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this
product. It is designed to be connected to a compatible modular jack that is also
compliant. See the installation instructions for details.




The REN is used to determine the maximum number of devices that may be
connected to your telephone line. Excessi
ve RENs on a telephone line may result in
devices not ringing in response to an incoming call.

In most cases, the sum of all device RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain
of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by

the total
RENs, contact your local telephone company.

For products approved after July 23, 2001, the REN is part of the identifier with the
format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX
. The digits represented by
##

are the REN without a decimal
point. (For example, 03 is a R
EN of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is separately
shown on the label.



Alarm dialing equipment must be able to seize the telephone line and place a call in
an emergency situation. It must be able to do this even if other equipment
(telephone, answe
ring system, computer modem, etc.) already has the telephone line
in use. To do so, alarm dialing equipment must be connected to a properly installed
RJ31X jack that is electrically in series and ahead of all other equipment attached to
the same telephone
line. If you have any questions concerning these instructions,
consult your local telephone company or a qualified installer about installing an
RJ31X jack and alarm dialing equipment for you.



If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may
temporarily disconnect your service. The telephone company may notify you in
advance, but when advance notice isn’t practical, they will notify you as soon as
possible and advise you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.



The telephone company may make changes in their facilities, equipment, operations,
or procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If they do, they will
notify you in advance so you can make the modifications to maintain uninterrupted
serv
ice.


This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone
company. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state
public utility commission, public service commission, or corporation commission for
in
formation.



If you experience trouble with this equipment, please contact the company that
installed the equipment for service and repair information. If the equipment is causing
harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may ask you to disconn
ect
the equipment until the problem is resolved.

Contact information


www.utcfireandsecurity.com

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www.interlogix.com

Customer support


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Simon XT User Manual

i

Content

Introduction
3

Communicating with your system
4

Using the Simon XT security system

6

Panel controls
6

Simon XT features
8

Home security
9

Exit/entry delay
10

Bypassing sensors

12

Alarms
13

Light control (optional)
14

Chimes
14

Latchkey
15

System status
15

Using an offsite phone
16

Using touchpads
16

How your system communicates
19

Status beeps

19

Alarm sirens and lam
p modules

19

Panel indicator lights

20

Trouble beeps

20

Programming
23

System menu
23

Code optio
ns
23

Menu navigation
23

Top
-
level menus
25

System programming
27

Testing
35

Testi ng sensors

35

Testi ng communi cati on

36

System download

37

Appendix A: Reference information
38

Alarm system limitati ons

38

Emergency planni ng

38

Smoke and heat detector locations

39

Your floorplan

40

Delays
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3

Introduction

The Simon XT
uses wireless technology to warn your family about intrusion,
carbon monoxide and fire. The system communicates with a central monitoring
station and sends voice messages to an offsite phone.

Figure

1
: Simon XT system


The securi
ty system uses sensors that communicate alarms to the control panel
using radio waves.

The system is supervised, meaning that the panel checks the status of each
sensor to detect problems. If the panel detects trouble, it will notify you with
displayed and

spoken messages, beeps, and indicator lights on the panel itself.

A Simon XT installation may include any of the devices listed in
Table

1

below
.

Table

1
: Simon XT s
ystem components

Component

Type

Description

Control panel


Operates and programs your security system. It
communicates to you through displayed and spoken
messages. The panel can communicate to a central
monitoring station and send voice messages to your
offsite phone.

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Component

Type

Description

Touchpads

Remote handheld

Controls the security system primarily from within the
house.

Key fob*

This keychain touchpad controls the security system from
within or near the outside of your home.

Sensors

Indoor motion

Detects motion in pr
otected indoor area. When motion is
detected, the panel may respond by sounding chimes or
an alarm.

Outdoor motion

Detects motion in a protected outdoor area. When motion
is detected, the system may respond by sounding chimes
or turning on outside lights
. These sensors are not used
for intrusion detection.

Door/window

Detects the opening of a door or window.

Smoke

Detects smoke or a significant rise in temperature. They
have a built
-
in siren that sounds when smoke or a
significant rise in temperature
is detected.

Freeze*

Detects furnace failure. If the inside temperature drops
below 41ºF (5ºC), the sensor will notify the panel. The
sensor will send a restore signal to the panel when the
temperature rises to 50ºF (10ºC).

Carbon
monoxide*

Detects car
bon monoxide. They have a built
-
in siren that
sounds when carbon monoxide is detected.

Water
-
resistant
personal help
button*

A wireless device used for activating police, fire, or
auxiliary alarms through your security system.

Modules

Appliance*

Can be
programmed to turn appliances or fluorescent
lights on and off.

Lamp*

Can be programmed to turn nonfluorescent lights on and
off.

Universal*

Used for controlling devices other than appliances and
lamps. Check with your installer for other applications.

* Not verified for use by UL

Communicating with your system

Sending commands or instructing your security system is done through a series
of key presses on the panel, touchpads, or a remote telephone.

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Table

2
: System communication

devices


Device

Description

Control panel

You can enter commands for your security system through simple key
presses on the panel. Depending on how your system is programmed,
you may need to enter an access code for certain commands. An
access code is a
numeric code that allows authorization to operate
your security system.

Remote handheld
touchpad

This touchpad gives you the option to enter commands from any room
in your house. You can enter commands through simple key presses
on the touchpad.

Key fob

Key fobs are handy for simple arming and disarming control functions.
They are portable and can be carried offsite in a purse or pocket.

Telephone

Touchtone telephones can be used to communicate with your system
while you are offsite. Ask your installer i
f you have this feature.


Note:
The default master code is 1
-
2
-
3
-
4 when the security system is shipped
from the factory. You should change your code after your system is installed.

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Using the Simon XT security system

You can operate the self
-
contained secu
rity system through several different
methods:



Use the front panel buttons to arm/disarm the system when you enter or exit
your home and to determine which sensors are active and the system status.



Use the three fast action keys to communicate with the

central monitoring
station to report emergency (auxiliary), police, or fire alarms.



Use a combination of the panel buttons and the display menu to program
certain user features. This method is used by your installer to establish your
system configuratio
n. (

Menu navigation

on page 23
.)

Panel controls

The self
-
contained panel provides the user interface for system operation and
programming system functions.

Figure

2
: Simon XT self
-
contained panel


Table

3
: Simon XT panel keys and features

Control

Description

Piezo siren

Provides alarm beeps and status beeps.

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Control

Description

LCD display

Provides a 2 x 16 character array that displays a variety of
phr
ases and icons.

Scroll up/scroll down arrows

Press to scroll through lists of similar items.

OK

Press to select a particular menu item or commit to panel memory
a menu item that has just been programmed.

Doors+Windows

Press to arm perimeter sensors.

Mo
tions

Press to arm interior sensors.

Disarm

Press to turn off intrusion/burglary protection for your system.
Only intrusion/burglary sensors are disarmed. Environmental
sensors, such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, stay
active at all times.

Statu
s

Press to determine system status.

Silent

Press to silence exit beeps when arming.

Bypass

Press to bypass a sensor.

Emergency (cross)

Press and hold for 2 seconds (or press twice quickly) to call the
central monitoring station and notify them of a
nonm
edical

call for
help.


Police (shield)

Fire (flame)

Microphone

Use to communicate with the central monitoring station after an
alarm.

Numeric keypad

Press the keys (0 through 9, *, #) to enter access codes or other
numerical data.

Door

Covers the lo
wer panel.

* (light bulb)

Press to turn lights on. (Contact UTC Fire & Security for required
equipment information.)

# (dark light bulb)

Press to turn lights off. (Contact UTC Fire & Security for required
equipment information.)

Speaker

Provides voice o
utput and sounds key beeps.

Standard text display

While the panel is idle, the text displays:


Display line 1

Arming level

Display line 2

HH:MMx (Time) and status icons


Arming level text could be one of the following:



Subdisarmed



Disarmed



Doors+W
indows



Motions

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Doors+Windows and Motions

The phrase “no delay” is appended to the arming level when no entry delay is
active. Possible status icons include:



Chime (solid bell)



Special chime (outlined bell)



Light schedules (clock)



Sensor lights
(light bulb)



Latchkey on (key)

LEDs

Every key on the front keypad has an LED behind it, except for the scroll arrow
keys. There are four status LEDs behind the row of keys below the LCD display.
These status LEDs indicate the arming level. There is one s
tatus LED behind the
OK button. This status LED is lit when there are no open sensors in the system.
All other LEDs are controlled as a group and provide backlighting for the keypad
for 30 seconds after a key is pressed.

Simon XT features

Your Simon XT sel
f
-
contained security system provides the following features:



Home security



Entry and exit delays



Light control



Emergency



Bypassing sensors



Chime



Latchkey

The Simon XT features provide you with the ability to perform the following
functions:



Arm perimeter (doors and windows) and interior (motion) sensors to indicate
intruders.



Control lights to be turned on and off at a set time or if an intruder is detected
.



Use one button to send quick response alerts to the central monitoring
station.



Access the system from a key fob (similar to the one used for your car).



Access the system from a remote telephone.



Disable sensors so you can leave a window open while the system is armed.



Get an audio alert when a protected door is opened while
the system is
disarmed.

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Have the system notify you if your children do not arrive at home by a
predetermined time.

Home security

The Simon XT allows you to control which sensors are active at any given time.
Table

4

below

describes the arming levels that you can set from the control
panel.

Table

4
: Arming levels

Leve
l

Function

Description

0

Subdisarm

If your system includes 24
-
hour protection sensors, you
must subdi
sarm the panel before accessing these areas to
avoid causing an alarm. Environmental sensors (such as
smoke or carbon monoxide detectors) stay active at all
times.

1

Disarm

In this level, only 24
-
hour sensors are active. Environmental
sensors (such as smo
ke or carbon monoxide detectors)
stay active at all times.

2

Arm door and window
sensors (exterior)

This level arms the door and window sensors, while leaving
the interior motion sensors disarmed.

3

Arm motion sensors
(interior)

This level arms the inter
ior motion sensors, while leaving
the exterior door and window sensors disarmed.

4

Arm doors/windows and
motion sensors

This level arms all sensors.

Arming/disarming

Arming a sensor makes it active and allows the panel to generate an alarm when
a door or

window is opened or when an unauthorized person enters a specific
area. Disarming makes the sensor inactive in the system. The current arming
level is shown on the panel display and changes in arming level are announced
on the speaker.

To subdisarm (level

0):

1
.

Enter the master code while the system is disarmed.

The panel displays and speaks Subdisarmed, the Disarm button blinks, and
the panel beeps once.

2
.

When you finish accessing the temporarily unprotected areas, pre
ss Disarm
to return to the disarmed level.

To disarm (level 1):

1
.

Press Disarm.

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2
.


Enter your code when the display shows
Enter Code
.

The panel displays and speaks Disarmed, the Disarm button lights up, and
the panel bee
ps once.

To arm doors and windows (level 2):

1
.

Ensure that all doors and windows are closed.

2
.

Press Doors+Windows.

3
.

Enter your code when the display shows
Enter Code
, if a code is required.

The panel d
isplays
Doors + Windows
, speaks Doors and Windows On, and
the Doors+Windows button lights up.

The panel starts an exit delay and sounds exit beeps in groups of two until the
exit delay expires.

To arm motion sensors (level 3):

1
.

Press Mo
tions.

2
.

Enter your code when the display shows
Enter Code
, if a code is required.

The panel displays
Motions
, speaks Motions On, and the Motions button
lights.

The panel starts an exit delay and sounds exit beeps in groups of three until
the exit delay expires.

To arm doors, windows, and motion sensors (level 4):

1
.

Press Doors+Windows.

2
.

Enter your code when the display shows
Enter Code
, if a code is required.

3
.

While the panel is in the

process of arming, press Motions.

The panel displays
Doors + Windows & Motions
, speaks Doors and
Windows On, Motions On, and the Doors+Windows and Motions buttons light
up.

The panel starts an exit delay and sounds exit beeps in groups of four until
the e
xit delay expires.

Exit/entry delay

Your Simon XT provides a delay after entering or exiting your home before the
system is alarmed.
Table

5

on page 11

provides details for the entry and exit
del
ay features.

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Table

5
: Entry and exit delay details

Function

Description

Entry delay

Some active sensors cause immediate alarms when tripped. Other
sensors, if enrolled in a delayed response group, start an entry
delay that lets you

enter the premises and disarm the system. When
you enter your home, you will hear beeps during the entry delay. If
the system has not been disarmed by the end of the entry delay, an
alarm occurs.

The entry delay time is programmed by the installer.

No d
elay

If the system was armed with the no delay feature activated, there
will be no entry delay and the alarm will occur immediately.

Exit delay

The exit delay is the amount of time the system gives you to exit the
home before the system is armed. During t
he delay, you can vacate
the premises through a delayed response door without causing an
alarm. Beeps will sound during the exit delay. The exit delay time is
programmed by the installer.

Protest during arming

The system may protest an arming level chan
ge if certain abnormal
conditions exist. If a sensor that is active in the requested arming
level is open, the system sounds protest beeps and automatically
bypasses the open sensor (depending on the system configuration).

Exit delay

The exit delay is the

amount of time the system gives you to exit the home before
the system is armed. This is programmed by the installer. After you arm the
system you will hear beeps during the exit delay. See Status beeps on page 20.

Silent exit

The silent exit feature sil
ences the status beeps that accompany the exit delay.
See Status beeps on page 20. Press SILENT after you arm the system to silence
status beeps. The panel will still beep at the beginning and end of the exit delay.

Enabling silent exit doubles the exit de
lay time.

Entry delay

The entry delay is the amount of time the system gives you to disarm the system
after entering the home. This is programmed by the installer. When you enter
your home, you will hear beeps during the entry delay. See Status beeps on
pa
ge 20.

No entry delay

Use the No Delay feature when you are staying at home, for instance when you
are asleep, or when you’re away from home and will carry a wireless touchpad
that will allow you to disarm the system before opening a protected door. Check
with your installer to find out how this option is programmed.

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Close all doors and windows.

Press DOORS +WINDOWS twice. If a code is required for arming, enter your
code after the first press of the DOORS +WINDOWS button, then press the
button again.

The
panel displays Doors+ Windows
-

No Delay and speaks Doors and Windows
On, No Entry Delay. The DOORS + WINDOWS light will blink and the exit delay
will begin.

To avoid causing an alarm, you must disarm the system with a wireless touchpad
before entering you
r home.

Quick exit

Use the quick exit feature when someone wants to briefly leave while the home is
still armed (for instance to get the newspaper). This feature needs to be enabled
by your installer. When you press the DISARM button, the display shows Exi
t
Time Is On. This allows a designated exit door to be open for up to two minutes
without triggering an alarm.

The designated door may be opened and closed only once. If you close the
designated door behind you when you exit, you will have to disarm the sy
stem
upon reentering. Leave the designated door open while using the quick exit
feature.

Exit delay extension

If enabled by your installer, the Exit delay extension feature will recognize when
you arm the system, leave your house and then quickly re
-
enter
your house
(such as you would if you forgot your car keys.) In such a case Simon XT will
restart your exit delay to give you the full exit delay again.

Bypassing sensors

Bypassing a sensor allows you to open the sensor while the system is armed.
For exampl
e, if your Doors & Windows are armed and you want to open your
kitchen window but do not want to disarm the entire system, then you can bypass
the kitchen window sensor and then open the kitchen window without causing an
alarm. Bypassed sensors are automat
ically unbypassed when the arming level is
changed to a level where the sensor is not active.

Bypassing

1
.

Press BYPASS and enter the master code.

2
.

Scroll up/down until you reach the sensor to be bypassed.

3
.

The display shows, for example, Sn 1 Front Door on the first line.

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4
.

Press Enter to bypass (deactivate) the sensor.

5
.

When a sensor is bypassed, the panel displays Bypassed on the second line.

Unbypassing

1
.

Press BYPASS and enter the master code.

2
.

Scroll up/down to the sensor to be unbypassed. The sensor must be currently
bypassed.

3
.

Press Enter to unbypass (reactivate) the sensor.

4
.

The panel remov
es the word Bypassed from the second line of the display.

Alarms

The system provides a series of alarms that indicate an unusual occurrence.
When an alarm is active, the panel displays:

Alarm Alarm Alarm

Press Status

Alarms are canceled by entering a valid

master or user code. After alarms are
canceled, the system will be disarmed.

Canceling and preventing accidental alarms

One of the biggest concerns you might have regarding your security system is
causing an accidental alarm. Most accidental alarms occur
when leaving the
residence after arming the system or before disarming the system upon your
return.

There is a communicator delay (dialer delay) of 30 seconds programmed into this
panel. The panel will delay 30 seconds before dialing the central monitoring

station remote phone to send reports. You can have your installer program this
delay time between 0 and 254 seconds. To cancel an accidental alarm before the
programmed dialer delay time expires, enter your access code. The system will
display Alarm Cance
l and sound beeps.

Guidelines for preventing accidental alarms

Use the following guidelines to prevent accidental alarms.



Close doors and windows before you leave your house.



Gather your belongings, so you can exit immediately after arming the system.



Always enter and exit within the programmed delay times.



Make sure you leave through a door that has a delay time set for it.



Disarm your system immediately upon returning home.

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Be aware of the devices in your security system and learn how each one

operates.



If you have pets, ask your installer if you need pet lenses in your motion
detectors.



Check the location of your smoke detectors. Smoke detectors near
bathrooms and kitchens can be tripped by steam and smoke from cooking.



Make a note of th
e display, system beeps, and indicator lights that indicate
the current system status.

Light control (optional)

Simon XT lets you control lights and appliances using lamp, appliance, or
universal modules. You can:



Turn lights with unit numbers 1 to 8 on
or off manually or at a specific time.



Turn on lights when a sensor is tripped. You can program lockout times when
sensor
-
activated lights won’t be active.

To turn on all of the lights that are controlled by lamp modules, press the * button
twice. The p
anel display will show All Lights On. To turn off all lights that are
controlled by lamp modules, press the # button twice. The panel display will show
All Lights Off. To turn on or off individual lights:



To turn on a light with unit number N (1 to 8), p
ress the * button, then .
The panel displays and speaks Light On.



To turn off a light with unit number N (1 to 8), press the # button, then .
The panel displays and speaks Light Off.

This feature is not verified for use by UL.

Chimes

Use

the Chime feature to signal when a protected door is opened while the
system is disarmed. The panel chimes twice when a chime sensor is tripped, if
the chime mode is enabled. This feature allows you to be notified when family
members are going in and out
of your home. The Chime and Special chime
features are turned on or off in the system menu. See Chime on page 29 and
Special chime on page 30.

Note
: If there are no chime sensors in your system, the Chime option will not
appear in the System menu.

Voice ch
ime

Your installer may have programmed the system to speak the sensor name or
make a custom chime sound when a chime sensor is tripped. The chime sound,
if programmed, will be played in place of the standard chime beeps.

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Special chime

Special chime allows
you to install motion sensors in a patio or at the front door,
and be notified when someone is approaching those areas. These motion
sensors are not used for intrusion protection. The panel will chime three times, if
the special chime mode is enabled.

Note
: If there are no special chime sensors in your system, the Special chime
option will not appear in the System menu.

Latchkey

Use the latchkey feature to notify you, via a remote phone, if a family member
does not arrive home at a predetermined time and di
sarm the system. When this
feature is active, a latchkey alarm is reported if the premises are not disarmed by
the programmed latchkey time. For example, if you set the Latchkey time for 3:00
p.m. and the system is not disarmed by that time a message is se
nt to your
remote phone. The latchkey feature can be activated during arming if a latchkey
time is programmed.

To activate the latchkey feature:

1
.

Press MOTIONS twice. If a code is required, enter your code after the first
press of the
MOTIONS button, then press MOTIONS a second time.

2
.

The panel MOTIONS light will blink and the exit delay will begin.

Note
: This feature is not verified for use by UL.

System status

Press STATUS (no code is required) to cause the system

to display and speak
the following types of information:



Alarm conditions



Alarm history



Trouble conditions



Open sensors



Bypassed sensors

The STATUS button blinks when an active alarm exists. The STATUS button is lit
when an abnormal condition su
ch as a trouble or open sensor exists in the
system.

You can clear certain status entries from the system (such as old alarm history)
by pressing DISARM after checking the status.

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Using an offsite phone

If enabled by the installer, you can control your Sim
on XT panel remotely from an
offsite phone. The panel answers a phone call according to the dialing method
programmed by your installer.

After a certain combination of rings and pauses, the panel will answer the call
with the voice prompt Enter your code.
You must enter the correct code to gain
access.

If you are interacting with your panel and the panel hangs up on you, the system
is calling in a report to the central monitoring station or remote phone due to an
action by you or someone at the security sys
tem site. The actions listed in
Table

6

below

may be performed from an offsite phone.

Table

6
: Phone controls

Action

Phone key presses

Comments

Disarm

1

System not a
lready disarmed

Subdisarm

1

Must have used the master code to gain
access; system was disarmed

Arm doors and windows

2

Press 2 again to activate the no delay
feature

Arm motion sensors

3

Press 3 again to activate the latchkey
feature

Arm doors, windows
, and
motion sensors

2 3


Check status

0


Turn light on

*

.

N = 1
-
8, unit number

Turn light o
ff

#

.

N = 1
-
8, unit number

Turn all lights on

*


*


Turn all lights o
ff

#


#


Hang up

9


Note
:
This feature is not verified for us
e by UL.

Using touchpads

Touchpads are used to control the security system from any location within or
near your home.

Touchpads such as the remote handheld touchpad and the keyfob, are not
verified for use by UL.

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Remote handheld touchpad

Interfacing
with the system using a remote handheld touchpad is similar to using
the panel.

Figure

3
: Remote handheld touchpad


Keyfob

If your installer programmed the keyfob with no entry delay, and you armed the
system with the keyfob, you
must disarm your system before entering the home
to avoid causing an alarm.

Caution:
To avoid causing false alarms, check with you installer on how your
touchpad options are programmed.

Figure

4
: Keyfob keychain touchpad


Note
: Fo
r any key press on the keyfob, hold the button until the indicator light
blinks.

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If your installer programmed your system for remote touchpad arming, you must
enter your home to start the entry delay before you can use your keyfob to
disarm the system.

Not
e
: Panic alarms need to be silenced from the panel, a remote handheld
touchpad, or another keyfob. They cannot be silenced from the same keyfob that
activated the alarm.

Table

7
: Key fob button operation

Task

Instructions

Arm doors

and windows.

Press the Lock button once.

Arm doors, windows, and motion sensors.

Press the Lock button twice.

Arm doors, windows, and motion sensors, and
to activate the latchkey option.

Press the Lock button three times.

Send a panic (intrusion, silen
t, or nonmedical
emergency) alarm to the central monitoring
station.

Press the Lock and Unlock buttons
simultaneously for 3 seconds.

(Check with your installer to find out how the
key fob panic buttons will operate.)

Can be programmed to control a device

connected to a universal module.

Press the Star button once.

Can be programmed to control a device
connected to a lamp module. Press once to turn
on all lights on lamp module. Press again to
turn off all lights on lamp module turn off.

Press the Light bu
tton once.

Disarm your security system

Press the Unlock button once.

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How your system communicates

Your system responds to you through the use of display and voice messages,
status beeps, alarms, and panel indicator lights.

Status beeps

The panel sounds s
tatus beeps to alert you to various system events and
conditions.

Note
: You may receive a different number of status beeps if you press the
buttons quickly

Table

8
: Status beeps

Activity

Beep response

Doors+Windows

Exit delay and e
ntry delay beeps sound two times every 5
seconds and two times per second during the last 10 seconds.
If silent exit is used, the exit delay beeps will only sound twice
when you arm and twice when the exit delay expires.

Motions

Exit delay and entry delay

beeps sound three times every 5
seconds and three times per second during the last 10 seconds.
If silent exit is used, the exit delay beeps will only sound three
times when you arm and three times when the exit delay
expires.

Doors+Windows and Motions

Ex
it delay and entry delay beeps sound four times every 5
seconds and four times per second during the last 10 seconds.
If silent exit is used, the exit delay beeps will only sound four
times when you arm and four times when the exit delay expires.

Disarm

O
ne beep.

Chime

Two beeps.

Special chime

Three beeps.

Trouble beeps

Six beeps every minute. Press Status to stop beeps for 4 hours.

No activity beeps*

Twenty beeps every minute for 5 minutes (feature must be
programmed by the installer).

* This feature

is not verified for use by UL.

Alarm sirens and lamp modules

Exterior and interior sirens make three different alarm sounds on the premises,
each indicating a different type of alarm. Sirens are programmed by the installer
to time out and stop sounding
after a specified time.

Use
Table

9

on page 20

to understand the siren sounds used by the security
system.

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Table

9
: Siren sounds

Function

Fire

Intrusion

Emergency

In
terior and panel
siren*

Temporal 3

Steady

Fast on/off

Interior and panel
siren*

Temporal 3

Steady

Fast on/off

Interior and panel siren

Temporal 3

Steady

Fast on/off

Exterior siren

Temporal 3

Steady


* This feature is not verified for use by UL.

Note
:

Temporal 3 refers to a continuous pattern of three siren pulses, then off for 1.5 seconds,
three siren pulses, then off for 1.5 seconds.

Panel indicator lights

Use
Table

10

below

to underst
and the panel indicator lights.

Table

10
: Indicator light

Button

When button light is on

When button flashes

Doors+Windows

Doors and windows armed

Doors and window armed and
no entry delay on

Motions

Motions armed

Motion sensors a
rmed and
latchkey on

Disarm

System disarmed

System subdisarmed

Status

System trouble, open sensor,
or bypassed sensor

System in alarm

OK

There are no open sensors


Chime (solid bell)

Door will cause chime


Special chime (outlined bell)

Motion will cau
se chime


Light schedules (clock)

Time
-
activated lights feature
enabled


Sensor lights (light bulb)

Sensor
-
activated lights feature
enabled


Latchkey on (key)

Latchkey feature enabled


Trouble beeps

Your security system is able to automatically test it
self for:



Power failures



Low batteries



Nonworking sensors

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Communication troubles with the central monitoring station

When your security system detects one of the problems above, six rapid beeps
sound every minute until the trouble condition is cor
rected. To stop the trouble
beeps, press STATUS or arm/disarm the system while the trouble condition
exists. Trouble beeps will resume four hours later unless the trouble condition is
corrected.

The following list explains the trouble beep conditions:

AC p
ower failure

This condition (if programmed by installer) occurs if your security system has
been accidentally unplugged or if there has been an AC power outage. Any
status lights go out immediately, and trouble beeps start after five minutes. If you
press
any button, the display will light and pressing STATUS will show the AC
failure. If AC power is not restored within a programmed period of time (5 to 254
minutes) the system will call the central monitoring station. The backup battery, if
fully charged, wi
ll last for 18 to 24 hours

depending on the load applied to the
panel

with no AC power.

In a UL installation, a new, fully charged backup battery will last 24 hours with the
panel in normal standby condition and still sound an alarm.

System battery failur
e

This condition occurs if the emergency backup battery has failed. Trouble beeps
will start. Press the STATUS button and the display will show

System Low
Battery
. If your AC power is not working, your security system will shut down
once the battery has fa
iled. If the condition does not clear after AC power has
been restored and 24 hours have passed, call your security system dealer.

Restoration of power

This condition occurs after a complete loss of power (AC and battery). When
power is restored, the panel

will return to the arming state with the same zones
bypassed it had prior to losing power.

Sensor failure

This condition occurs if a sensor is not communicating with the panel. Trouble
beeps will start and the STATUS button will light. Press the STATUS b
utton and
the display will show what sensors have failed. Perform sensor tests. You may
need to call your security system dealer if the problem continues.

Sensor low battery

This condition occurs if a system sensor has a low battery. The sensor may still
be communicating with the panel. Trouble beeps will start and the STATUS
button will light. Press the STATUS button and the display will show what
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sensors have a low battery. You may need to call your security system dealer to
resolve this problem. Some se
nsor batteries can be replaced by the homeowner.

Fail
-
to
-
communicate

This condition occurs if your security system cannot communicate to the central
monitoring station. Your system will try to report to the central monitoring station
eight times before it

tells you there is a fail
-
to
-
communicate problem. Trouble
beeps will start and the STATUS button will light. Press the STATUS button and
the display will show
Comm Test Fail

or
Comm
Failure
. You

may need to call
your security system dealer if the problem
continues.

Sensor open

This condition occurs if a door or window is open or a system sensor has been
disturbed and not reset properly. For example, a door/window sensor magnet
may have been removed from the sensor. Your system will indicate this condition
to you by causing the STATUS button to light. When you press the STATUS
button, the display shows, for example,
Sn 1 Front Door Open
. Correct the
problem by resetting the sensor. If this condition continues, call your security
system dealer.

Sensor tampere
d

This condition occurs when a sensor is physically tampered with, for example,
the cover is taken off of one of the sensors. If the system is armed an alarm will
occur. Your system will indicate this condition to you by causing the STATUS
button to light.

Trouble beeps will start. Press the STATUS button and the display
shows
Sn # Name Tampered.
Correct the problem by resetting the sensor. If this
condition continues, call your security system dealer.

RF jam detected

The panel receiver may be experiencing
some interference. The system will call
to notify the central monitoring station about this problem.

Clearing status

Some types of status conditions, such as the alarm history, must be cleared
manually. To clear system status, press the STATUS button, read

and/or listen to
the status messages, then press DISARM. If the trouble condition was a low
system battery, perform a sensor test. The STATUS light should turn off if all
trouble conditions have been corrected.


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Programming

Your Simon XT security system a
llows you to program certain user options.
These options are accessed through a system menu.

System menu

To enter the system menu, press one of the scroll buttons or the OK button in the
upper right of the panel.

Press Status to exit a menu or option edi
t mode and navigate up one level.
Pressing Status while in the top menu level exits the system menu. The panel
automatically exits the system menu after a few seconds of inactivity if no access
code has been entered. After an access code has been entered t
o access a
code
-
protected area of the system menu, the timeout is 30 seconds (4 minutes
while performing a sensor test).

Code options

The Simon XT security system provides a system of codes to be entered when a
certain level of authority is required to per
form an action. These codes allow you
to activate system options, customize panel operations, and generate a silent
alarm. The default code is based on the code length (3, 4, 5, or 6
-
digit code)
determined at installation. The code types are listed in
Table

11

below
.

Table

11
: Code types

Code

Description

Master code

The master code is the main code used for panel operations. The
default code will be 123, 1234, 12345,
or 123456 depending on the
value set by the installer for code length.

User codes 1 through 8

These eight codes are supplemental user codes. You can use these
codes for panel operations such as disarming, but not programming.
These codes can be any 3, 4,
5, or 6
-
digits, depending on the code
length.

Duress code

Use the duress code to generate a silent duress alarm while disarming.

Note:
Any combination of invalid codes in excess of 40 key presses (such as
fourteen invalid three
-
digit codes) will cause a
system access alarm. The alarm
locks all touchpads, except key fobs, for 90 seconds.

Menu navigation

Each menu contains a list of options and/or submenus. Press the scroll buttons
to navigate the list of options and submenus in that menu. Pressing OK after

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navigating to an option selects that option for editing and flashes the current
value. Pressing OK after navigating to a submenu enters that submenu, making
a new list of options accessible. Pressing Status exits a menu and goes to the
next higher level.
When accessing the System Programming or System Tests
menu, the panel prompts you to enter an access code. To continue, enter your
master code, and then press OK.

To program an option, first navigate to that option until it is displayed, and then
press OK
. The option value will start flashing, indicating that it is ready to be
changed. Use the scroll keys or enter a numerical value to change the option,
and then press OK.

Table

12
: Menu structure

Set Clock (system time)



Set Date



Chime



Special Chime



System Tests

Sensor Test


Communication Test


System Download


System Programming

Access Codes

Dealer Code

Master Code

User Codes 1 to 8

Duress Code

Security

Downloader Enable

Phone Numbers

Phone Number 4

Ti
mers

Latchkey Time

Siren Options

Panel Piezo Beeps

Panel Voice

Panel Piezo Alarms

Status Beep Volume

Speaker Volume

System Tests

Sensor Test

Communication Test

Initiate Download Call

Revision



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Top
-
level menus

This sect
ion explains the top
-
level menus, with the exception of system
programming, which makes up the bulk of the menus and can be found in its own
section, System programming on page 31.

Set clock

If the panel loses both AC and battery power, then upon restorin
g power the
system time will default to midnight and blink, indicating it has not been set
correctly. Your installer can set your system time to display in either 12
-
hour or
24
-
hour format.

Time of day format is HH:MMx

Where:

HH = 01 to 12 (12
-
hour format)

or 00
-
23 (24
-
hour format)

MM = 00 to 59

x = a or p (12
-
hour format) or none (24
-
hour format)

To reset the clock:

1
.

Scroll up/down until the display shows Set Clock.

2
.

Press Enter.

3
.

The display shows
Enter Code.

4
.

Enter your master code with numeric keys. Press Enter.

5
.

Press Enter again. The display now flashes the hours.

6
.

Scroll up/down to set the hours.

7
.

Press the Enter key to a
ccept. The display now flashes the minutes.

8
.

Scroll up/down to set the minutes.

9
.

Press the Enter key to accept. The display is now flashing the AM/PM.

10
.

Scroll up/down to set the AM/PM.

11
.

Press Enter to accept. The display now shows the current time, and stops
flashing.

12
.

Press STATUS twice to exit.

Light schedules

Simon XT will automatically turn certain lights on or off according to light
schedules you can define
in menu item System programming / Light control /
Light schedules. See Light control (optional) on page 14.

To enable or disable scheduled lights:

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1
.

Scroll up/down until the display reads Light Schedules.

2
.

Press Enter.
The current setting will flash.

3
.

Scroll up/down to toggle scheduled lights On/Off.

4
.

Press Enter. The setting will stop flashing.

5
.

Press STATUS to exit.

A clock icon appears in the display when scheduled

lights are enabled.

Note
: This feature is not verified for use by UL. This menu option will not appear
if no light schedules are defined.

Sensor lights

Simon XT automatically turns certain lights on or off when certain sensors are
tripped. For example, yo
u can set a basement light to turn on when the door to
the basement is opened. You can associate sensors with lights in menu item
System programming / Light control / Sensor light. See Light control (optional)
on page 14.

To enable or disable sensor
-
activ
ated lights:

1
.

Scroll up/down until the display shows Sensor Lights.

2
.

Press Enter. The current setting will flash.

3
.

Scroll up/down to toggle the sensor
-
activated lights On/Off.

4
.

Pres
s Enter. The setting will stop flashing.

5
.

Press STATUS to exit.

A light
-
bulb icon will appear in the display when Sensor lights are enabled.

Note
: This feature is not verified for use by UL. This menu option will not appear
if no sensor
lights have been defined.

Chime

To enable or disable the Chime feature:

1
.

Scroll up/down until the display shows Chime.

2
.

Press Enter. The current setting will flash.

3
.

Scroll up/down to toggle Chime o
n/off.

4
.

Press Enter. The setting will stop flashing.

5
.

Press STATUS to exit.

A solid bell icon will appear in the display when Chime is enabled.

Note
: This menu option will not appear if no chime sensors are in your syste
m

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Special chime

To enable or disable the Special chime feature:

1
.

Scroll up/down until the display shows Chime.

2
.

Press Enter. The current setting will flash.

3
.

Scroll up/down to toggle Special chime on/
off.

4
.

Press Enter. The setting will stop flashing.

5
.

Press STATUS to exit.

An outlined bell icon will appear in the display when Special chime is enabled.

Note
: This menu will not appear if Special chime sensors are not i
n your system.

System tests

This menu lets you run sensor and communication tests, and initiate a phone call
from the panel to the Enterprise Downloader. For more information, see

Testing

on page 35
.

This menu item is a read
-
only display of the system’s firmware version. Press
Status to exit.

Contrast

To adjust the Contrast of the display, do the following:

1
.

Scroll up/down to Contrast.

2
.

Press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to increase and decrease the contrast setting. (There are
eleven contrast levels.)

4
.

Press STATUS to save the setting and exit.

Note
: Changes in contrast are more noticeable when not looking at the display
s
traight on.

System programming

To enter system programming mode, do the following:

1
.

Enter the system menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to System programming, then press Enter.

3
.

The panel displays Enter code.

4
.

Enter your master code, then press Enter.

At this point, you are in the System programming submenu. At this level, the
following items are accessible:

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Access codes



Security



Phone #s



Timers



Siren options



Light control



System tes
ts

The sections below describe the options that you can program in the System
programming menu.

Access codes

There are three types of access codes: master, user, and duress.

Master code

The master code is your most powerful code and can be used for all us
er
operations including programming. To change the master code, do the following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Access codes, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Master code,

then press Enter.

4
.

The current value of the code now flashes.

5
.

Enter a new code (use correct length), then press Enter.

6
.

Press Status repeatedly to exit.

The initial value of the master code is 123, 12
34, 12345, or 123456, depending
on the installer
-
programmed access code length.

User codes 1 to 8

There are eight user codes, which can be used for many user operations, but not
subdisarming, programming, or bypassing sensors.

To change a user code, do th
e following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Access codes, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to the user code you want to change, then press Enter.

4
.

The cur
rent value of the code now flashes.

5
.

Enter a new code (use correct length), then press Enter.

6
.

Press Status repeatedly to exit.

Initially, all user codes are blank. A user code can be deleted by pressing Disarm
while
the code is being changed.

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Duress code

The duress code, when used in place of another user code, generates a silent
duress alarm which is reported to the central monitoring station.

To change the duress code:

1
.

Enter the System programm
ing menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Access codes, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Duress code, then press Enter.

4
.

The current value of the code now flashes.

5
.

Enter a new code (use correc
t length), then press Enter.

6
.

Press Status repeatedly to exit.

Initially, the duress code is blank. The duress code can be deleted by pressing
Disarm while the code is being changed.

Security

The Security menu contains the Download Enabl
e option. This option determines
whether your dealer can access the system remotely.

To program the Download enable option:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Security, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Download enable, then press Enter.

4
.

The current value of this option now flashes On/off.

5
.

Scroll up/down to the desired value, then press Enter.

6
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exi
t.

Phone numbers

Phone #4 is the only system phone number that you can change. Therefore, it is
often used for voice reporting of alarms to your phone, if it was programmed for
this purpose by the installer.

To change Phone #4:

1
.

Enter
the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Phone #s, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Phone #4, then press Enter.

4
.

The first digit of the current value of this option now flashes (this may take

up
both lines on the display).

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.

Change each digit of the phone number by scrolling or entering a numerical
value, then move to the next digit by pressing Enter.

6
.

When done, press Enter again to save the new phone number
.

7
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

The phone number can be deleted by pressing the DISARM button while
changing a digit.

Timers

The Latchkey Time option is the only timer setting available to you. The Latchkey
time is the time of day by
which the panel must be disarmed to avoid triggering a
latchkey alarm, if the Latchkey time option is enabled during arming.

To change the Latchkey time:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Timers, t
hen press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Latchkey time, then press Enter.

4
.

The HH (hours) part of the time now flashes.

5
.

Program the hour value by scrolling or entering a numerical value, then press
Enter.

6
.

The MM (minutes) part of the time now flashes.

7
.

Program the minute value by scrolling or entering a numerical value, then
press Enter.

8
.

If you are using 12
-
hour clock format, the a or p (AM/PM) part of
the time now
flashes.

9
.

Select a or p by scrolling, then press Enter.

10
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Siren options

The panel has two built
-
in sound sources, a piezo siren and a speaker. The piezo
siren makes alarm bee
ps and status beeps. Fire and intrusion alarm beeps are
always played at high volume, while the volume of status beeps (such as trouble
or chime beeps, entry and exit delay beeps, or auxiliary alarm beeps) is
programmable. The speaker emits the panel's voi
ce and also sounds beeps
when a key is pressed. Its volume is also programmable.

The siren and built
-
in speaker options consist of the following:

Panel piezo beeps

Panel piezo beeps (status beeps sounded on the siren). This option determines
whether or no
t the panel sounds nonalarm beeps.

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To program Piezo beeps, do the following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Siren options, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Piezo beeps, the
n press Enter.

4
.

The current value of this option now flashes (On or Off).

5
.

Scroll up/down to the desired value, then press Enter.

6
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Panel voice

Panel voice (spoken phrase
s on the speaker) and key press sounds from the
speaker heard while controlling the system). This option determines whether or
not the panel speaks status messages and arming level changes.

To program Panel voice, do the following:

1
.

E
nter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Siren options, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Panel voice, then press Enter.

4
.

The current value of this option now flashes (On or Off).

5
.

Scroll up/down to the desired value, then press Enter.

6
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Panel piezo alarms

Loud alarms on the siren. This option determines whether or not the panel
sounds alarm beeps.

To program Panel piez
o alarm, do the following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Siren options, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Panel piezo alrm, then press Enter.

4
.

The current

value of this option now flashes (On or Off).

5
.

Scroll up/down to the desired value, then press Enter.

6
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Status beep volume

This option sets the sound volume of nonalarm beeps. The numeric
al range is 1
to 10. The default value is 7.

To program Status beep vol, do the following:

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1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Siren options, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to S
tatus beep vol, then press Enter.

4
.

The current value of this option now flashes (1 to 10).

5
.

Scroll up/down to the desired value, then press Enter.

6
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Speaker volume

This o
ption sets the sound volume of the panel speaker for key presses and
alarm sounds. The numerical range is 1 to 8. The default value is 8.

To program Speaker volume, do the following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Siren options, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Speaker volume, then press Enter.

4
.

The current value of this option now flashes (1 to 8).

5
.

Scroll up/down to the desired value, t
hen press Enter.

6
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Light control

You can control certain lights by using X10 lamp, appliance, or universal
modules. As set up by the installer, these modules have unit numbers from 1 to 8
and are set to the

same housecode. These lights can be turned on for certain
arming operations, when a sensor is tripped or based on a time schedule. Light
control includes:

Set entry lights

In this menu, each unit number can be set up as an entry light. These lights flash
the arming level when the system is armed. For example, an entry light flashes
twice when the system is armed to Level 2 (Doors+Windows).

To Set entry lights, do the following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scro
ll up/down to Light control, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Set entry lights, then press Enter.

4
.

Scroll up/down to the unit number you want to set up, then press Enter.

5
.

The current option value f
lashes (On or Off).

6
.

Scroll up/down to the desired value, then press Enter.

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7
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Sensor lights

In this menu, each sensor can be tied to a unit number. For example, a light in a
room can be se
t up to turn on when a motion sensor in that room is tripped.

To set up Sensor lights, do the following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Light control, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll

up/down to Light schedules, then press Enter.

4
.

Scroll up/down to the desired light schedule (as defined by the unit number),
then press Enter.

5
.

The current option value now flashes.

6
.

Enter the desired
start time by entering the hours, minutes, and AM/PM
(press Enter after programming each part).

7
.

Enter the desired end time by entering the hours, minutes, and AM/PM (press
Enter after programming each part).

8
.

Press STAT
US repeatedly to exit.

Light schedules

In this menu, a light schedule can be programmed for each unit number (1 to 8).

To program Light schedules, do the following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down
to Light control, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Light schedules, then press Enter.

4
.

Scroll up/down to the desired light schedule (as defined by the unit number),
then press Enter.

5
.

The current op
tion value now flashes.

6
.

Enter the desired start time by entering the hours, minutes, and AM/PM
(press Enter after programming each part).

7
.

Enter the desired end time by entering the hours, minutes, and AM/PM (press
Ente
r after programming each part).

8
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Housecode

To change the Housecode, do the following:

1
.

Enter the System programming menu.

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2
.

Scroll up/down to Light control, then press
Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Housecode, then press Enter.

4
.

The current option value (A to O) now flashes.

5
.

Scroll up/down to the desired value, then press Enter.

6
.

Press STATUS repeatedly
to exit.

Sensor
-
activated light lockout time

Each light (unit numbers 1 to 8) that has been tied to a sensor can be
programmed not to turn on during a certain time of day.

To program the Lock interval, do the following:

1
.

Enter the Syste
m programming menu.

2
.

Scroll up/down to Light control, then press Enter.

3
.

Scroll up/down to Lock interval, then press Enter.

4
.

Scroll up/down to the unit number for which you want to program a lockout
tim
e, then press Enter.

5
.

The current option value now flashes.

6
.

Program the start and end times (see Light schedules on page 36).

7
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

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Testing

This chapter provides a set of te
sts to ensure proper operation of your Simon XT
self
-
contained security system. We recommended you test your system weekly.

Testing sensors

You can test sensors one at a time to make sure they are sending strong signals
to the panel. You should test the s
ecurity system at least once a week.

To perform the
Sensor Test
:

1
.

Scroll to
System Tests
.

2
.

Press Enter. The display shows
Enter Code
.

3
.

Enter your master code with the numbered keys.

4
.

Press Enter to accept the master code. The display shows
Sensor Test
.

5
.

Press Enter. The display shows, for example,
Trip Sn 1 Front Door
and
automatically displays the list of sensors to be tested. The panel sounds six
beeps once a minu
te while in
Sensor Test

mode. See
Table

13

below
.

When you trip a sensor the display shows, for example,
Sn 1 Packets = 8 Front
Door
. You may trip the sensors in any order. As each sensor is

heard from, it is
removed from the list of sensors to be tested. After all sensors have been
successfully tested, the display shows
Sn Test Complete, Press Status
. To
terminate the sensor test:

1
.

Press STATUS. The display shows
Sensor T
est Ok
.

2
.

After a few seconds the display shows

Sensor Test
.

3
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

If any of the sensors did not test successfully and you want to terminate the test,
press STATUS. The panel display will sho
w
Sensor Test Fail or Aborted
. The
display then shows
Sensor Test
. Press STATUS once to exit the system test. If a
sensor test fails, call your security dealer.

Table

13
: How to trip devices for sensor test

Device

To trip device

Do
or/window sensor

Open the secured door or window.

Freeze sensor*

Apply ice to the sensor. Do not allow the sensor to get wet.

Water sensor*

Press a wet rag or wet finger over both of the round, gold
-
plated
terminals on the underside of the sensor.

Carbo
n monoxide sensor*

Unplug the CO alarm. Plug it back in and press the test/reset
button until the unit beeps eight times.

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Device

To trip device

Glassbreak sensor*

Trip with appropriate glassbreak tester.

Motion sensor

Avoid the motion sensor’s view for 5 minutes, and then ent
er its
view.

Shock sensor*

Tap the glass twice, away from the sensor. Wait at least 30
seconds before testing again.

Smoke sensor

Press and hold the test button until the system sounds
transmission beeps.

Wireless panic button*

Press and hold the approp
riate button for 3 seconds.

Key fob*

Press and hold Lock and Unlock simultaneously for 3 seconds.

Remote handheld touchpad

Press and hold the two Emergency buttons simultaneously for 3
seconds.

* Not investigated for use by UL

Testing communication

Tes
t communication between your system and the central monitoring station or a
voice report destination at least once per week to make sure you have the proper
telephone connection.

Note
: The system must be in disarm mode.

To perform a communication test:

1
.

Scroll to
System Tests
.

2
.

Press Enter. The display shows
Enter Code
.

3
.

Enter the master code.

4
.

Press Enter to accept the master code. The display shows
Comm Test
.

5
.

Sc
roll to
Comm Test
.

6
.

Press Enter. The display shows
Comm Test is On
.

7
.

After the communication test is successful, the display shows
Comm Test Ok
.

8
.

Press STATUS repeatedly to exit.

Note
: If your sys
tem is not connected to a central monitoring station and you
do not have a voice report destination programmed, you won’t be able to
perform the communication test.

If the communication test is successful, the system displays
Comm Test Ok
. If
the test is u
nsuccessful, the STATUS button will light and within ten minutes the
panel will display
Comm Failure
. If a communication test fails, call your security
system dealer.

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System download

You can initiate a download call to program your system with the setting
s
specified by your installer.

To initiate a download, do the following:

1
.

Scroll up/down till the display shows
System tests
.

2
.

Press Enter. The display shows
Enter code
.

3
.

Enter your master code with n
umeric keys.

4
.

Press Enter. The display now shows
Sensor test
.

5
.

Scroll up/down till the display shows
System download
.

6
.

Press Enter. The display shows
Download in progress
.

7
.

Wait while
your system calls the download center.

8
.

Display will show the result of the download. If the display shows
Download
Fail,

contact your dealer.

9
.

Press STATUS twice to exit.

Note
: Use this feature only when instructed by y
our installer or dealer.

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Appendix A: Reference information

This appendix provides a list of system limitations, emergency planning,
floorplan, and a quick reference command table.

Alarm system limitations

Not even the most advanced alarm system can guara
ntee protection against
burglary, fire, or environmental problems. All alarm systems are subject to
possible compromise or failure
-
to
-
warn for a variety of reasons.



If sirens are not placed within hearing range of persons sleeping, in remote
parts of the

premises, or if they are placed behind doors or other obstacles.



If intruders gain access through unprotected points of entry or areas where
sensors have been bypassed.



If intruders have the technical means of bypassing, jamming, or disconnecting
all
or part of the system.



If power to sensors is inadequate or disconnected.



If freeze or any environmental sensors are not located in areas where the
appropriate condition can be detected.



If smoke does not reach a smoke sensor. For example, smoke sens
ors
cannot detect smoke in chimneys, walls, roofs, or areas blocked by a closed
door. Sensors may not detect smoke in other levels of the building. Sensors
may not warn in time when fires are caused by smoking in bed, explosions,
improper storage of flamma
bles, overloaded electrical circuits, or other
hazardous conditions.



If telephone lines are out of service.

Inadequate maintenance is the most common cause of alarm failure. Therefore,
test your system at least once per week to be sure sensors, sirens, a
nd phone
communication are all working correctly.

Although having an alarm system may make you eligible for reduced insurance
premiums, the system is no substitute for insurance.

WARNING:
Security system devices cannot compensate you for loss of life or
pr
operty.

Emergency planning

Since an emergency is always unexpected, you should develop plans to help
prepare for a variety of emergency situations. Periodically discuss and rehearse
emergency plans to include the following:



Understand how to use your sec
urity system.

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Know the normal state of doors and windows: open, closed, or locked.



Escape fast! (Do not stop to pack.)



Use a different escape route if closed doors feel hot to the touch.



Crawl and hold your breath as much as possible to help reduce

smoke
inhalation during your escape.



Meet at a designated outdoor location.



Emphasize that no one should return to the premises if there is a fire.



Notify the fire department from a neighbor’s phone.



Emphasize that no one should enter the premises

if they hear sirens in the
house.



If you arrive at the premises and hear sirens, do not enter. Call for emergency
assistance from a neighbor’s phone.

Smoke and heat detector locations

Selecting a suitable location is critical to the operation of smoke
alarms.
Figure

5

on page 40

shows some typical floorplans with recommended smoke and heat
detector locations. Use these location guidelines to optimize performance and
reduce the chance of
false alarms:



Before mounting alarms, program (learn) them into memory and do a sensor
test from the alarm’s intended location to ensure good RF communication to
the panel.



Locate the alarm in environmentally controlled areas where the temperature
rang
e is between 40 and 100°F (5 and 38°C) and the humidity is between 0
and 90% noncondensing.



Locate alarms away from ventilation sources that can prevent smoke from
reaching the alarm.



Locate ceiling mounted alarms in the center of the room or hallway,
at least 4
in. (10 cm) away from any walls or partitions.



Locate wall mounted alarms so the top of the alarm is 4 to 12 in. (10 to 31
cm) below the ceiling.



In rooms with sloped, peaked, or gabled ceilings, locate alarms 3 ft. (0.9 m)
down or away from

the highest point of the ceiling.



When mounting to suspended ceiling tile, the tile must be secured with the
appropriate fasteners to prevent tile removal.

Note
: Do not mount the alarm to the metal runners of suspended ceiling
grids. The metal runners c
an draw the magnet’s field away from the alarm’s
reed switch and cause a false tamper alarm.

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Figure

5
: Smoke detector locations


Your floorplan

Use the following guidelines when drawing your floorplan:



Show all building levels.



Show exits from each room (two exits per room are recommended).



Show the location of all security system components.



Show the location of any fire extinguishers

Sensor and module locations

Use
Table

14

below

and
Table

15

on page 42

to list your sensor and module
locations.

Table

14
: Sensor locations

Sensor number

Sensor name

Sensor type

Location

E
xample

Front door

Door/window sensor

Front door

1.




2.




3.




4.




5.




6.




7.




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Sensor number

Sensor name

Sensor type

Location

8.




9.




10.




11.




12.




13.




14.




15.




16.




17.




18.




19.




20.




21.




22.




23.




24.




25.




26.




27.




28.




29.




30.




31.




32.




33.




34.




35.




36.




37.




38.




39.




40.




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Table

15
: X10 module locations

Unit #

Location

1


2


3


4


5


6


7


8


9


10


11


12


13


14


15


16


Table

16
: Access codes

Code description

Code

Master code


User code 1


User code 2


User code 3


User code 4


User code 5


User code 6


User code 7


User code 8


Duress code



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Delays

Use
Table

17

below

to record your delay times.

Table

17
: Delays

Delay

Time

Exit delay


Entry delay



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