Does a DSC Impassa Chime When Doors are Opened?

Yes, a DSC Impassa chimes when doors are opened. This is only possible for entry/exit doors, and it will only occur if the chime function is enabled for the system. The chime function can be toggled On or Off by pressing and holding the "Chime" button for two seconds or by entering in [*] [4].

The only sensors that will have the system produce a chime are those programmed as Entry/Exit or Instant zone types. The Entry/Exit zone type is typically only programmed with doors that are used to exit the building after the system has been armed, or enter the building while armed. The Instant zone type is used for windows, or doors that should not be opened while the system is armed. This is as opposed to interior doors or motions, which a user would rarely want to produce a chime sound when the system is disarmed. It is not possible to program the chime feature individually for doors. Either all entry/exit and instant zones will chime, or none of them will.

The chime function is toggled On or Off by either pressing and holding the "Chime" button on the keypad for two seconds or by entering in [*] [4]. If the chime is toggled to On, the system will beep three times. If the chime is toggled to Off, the system will produce one long tone.

If you want to toggle the chime function on a DSC Impassa, complete the following steps:

1. Toggle the chime. The chime can be toggled in one of two ways. With the system disarmed at the main screen, either press and hold the "Chime" button on the keypad for two seconds, or enter in the command [*] [4]. This will toggle the chime function on or off.

2. Confirm the setting. Listen for the corresponding sound, and determine whether the system chime is now On or Off. If the chime has been set to On, there will be three consecutive beeps. If the chime has been set to Off, there will only be one long tone. If the chime feature was already set as it should be, and you inadvertently changed it, simply enter the command again to change it back.

3. Test the chime. Open an entry/exit door or an instant door or window, and make sure that the chime activates if the chime function is set to On.

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