How Do I Enroll the DSC PG9944 With the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus?
You can enroll the DSC PG9944 with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus by putting the panel into its enrollment mode and then activating the enrollment function on the sensor to auto-enroll. The system will detect the sensor and let you enroll it. You must then configure the settings for the zone.
The DSC PG9944 is an outdoor image sensor that works with systems that support PowerG Sensors. This includes any version of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus System. The device is basically a motion detection sensor combined with a still-image camera. Just like a motion sensor, the PG9944 will alert the system upon detecting movement. The system will respond based on the programming settings for the zone. This response can include the system going into immediate alarm, the system requiring the user to disarm within a set Entry Delay period before an alarm will occur, or even just simply displaying a fault on the system.
How the DSC PG9944 differs from a standard motion sensor is due to the fact that its still image camera will capture photos whenever the system it is programmed with goes into alarm. The system will send ten (10) consecutive photos to the panel, and the first of these photos will be forwarded to Alarm.com. If you have an IQ Panel 2 Plus, then you can view all 10 images from the panel itself in the form of a stop-motion video.
Please note that this will only work if the panel is connected with Alarm.com for monitoring service and the "Panel Camera Images" feature has been applied to the user's Alarm.com account by their alarm monitoring company. The end user will also need to enable the Panel Camera Alarm Image Uploads feature from the Alarm.com website. After logging in to your Alarm.com account from a web browser, choose Automation on the left. Then click the toggle to enable the feature. The picture below shows the feature enabled on ADC.
But before you can use a PG9944 with Alarm.com, you must enroll the sensor with the panel. This is done by completing the following steps:
1. Find the enrollment button. The enrollment button on the PG9944 can be a bit tricky to locate. It is underneath the device's battery cover, right next to the batteries. You will need a Phillips head screwdriver to access the button. For more information on finding the enrollment button on the PG9944, please review this helpful FAQ.
2. Enter auto-enrollment mode. Now turn your attention to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus System. Press the small grey bar at the top. Then choose Settings > Advanced Settings > enter Installer Code (default 1111) > Installation > Devices > Security Sensors > Auto-Learn Sensor. The system will now be in its auto-enrollment mode for learning-in new sensors.
3. Activate the PG9944. Press and hold the enrollment button that you found in Step 1. Continue to hold the button until the LED light on the sensor turns a steady orange. Then release the button. The system should display a message that you are trying to auto-enroll a PowerG Sensor. Click OK to confirm.
4. Configure zone settings. Go through and configure all the zone settings. Sensor DL ID can be left alone because you auto-enrolled the sensor. Sensor Type should be left as Motion. Adjust the Sensitivity Level to Low, Medium, or High as needed. For pet immunity (up to 40 lbs), Low sensitivity is advised. Adjust the Sensor Group based on how you want the system to respond when the sensor is faulted. More information on IQ Panel 2 Sensor Groups can be seen in this FAQ. High Traffic Shutdown is a battery-saving feature that prevents the sensor from repeatedly activating. Leaving it at its default of 2 Minutes is usually fine. Set the Sensor Name to a name that will help you properly identify the sensor. Set the Chime Type to whatever sound you want the system to make when the sensor is faulted. Set Voice Prompts ON if you want the system to read out the Sensor Name when the sensor is faulted, or just leave it OFF. Keep the Source as PowerG. Once you are finished, click Save at the bottom. You can then return to the main screen by pressing the small picture of the house at the bottom of the screen.
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