How Do I Set an Entry Delay on My Honeywell Alarm System?
You can set an Entry Delay on your Honeywell Alarm System by following the appropriate steps within programming. Most Honeywell Security Systems have two programmable Entry Delay period settings that can be used. This gives a user greater flexibility in setting up their system's zones.
The Entry Delay period goes into effect when an Entry/Exit zone is faulted while the system is armed. The user must disarm the system within the Entry Delay period, or else an alarm will occur. There are two Entry Delay periods on most Honeywell Systems. They are conveniently named "Entry Delay 1" and "Entry Delay 2". You can choose which Entry Delay period you use with a particular sensor by setting the Response Type for its associated zone. This way, you can use Entry Delay 1 with some zones and Entry Delay 2 with others.
Please note that if you set an Entry Delay option to None, then there will be no Entry Delay period. An immediate alarm will occur if you open an Entry/Exit zone while the system is armed. You must disarm using a key fob or through Total Connect 2.0 if you intend to use that option.
The process for setting the Entry Delay period varies between different Honeywell Panels. We cover many of the panels in the steps below:
1. Open programming. From the main screen, choose Security > Tools > Installer Code (default 4112) > Program. You are now in programming.
2. Adjust Entry Delay. Choose System Settings. Then press the Entry Delay 1 and Entry Delay 2 fields to toggle their settings. You can set them between None and 4 minutes. Make sure both selections are set accordingly.
3. Save and exit. Press the Save button in the bottom-right corner. Then keep pressing the return arrow in the upper-right corner until you return to the main screen.
1. Enter programming. Start from main screen. Choose Security > More > Tools > Installer Code (default 4112) > Program. You have entered programming.
2. Change Entry Delay. Press the down arrow on the right side of the screen. Choose the System Settings option. Then press the Entry Delay 1 and Entry Delay 2 programming fields to toggle through their available options. Both can be set between None and 4 minutes. Choose the appropriate selections before continuing.
3. Save your changes. Click Save in the bottom-right corner. Then repeatedly press the return arrow in the upper-right corner to return to the main screen. Choose Yes when asked if you want to allow the Installer to re-enter programming.
1. Access programming. Start from the main screen with the system disarmed. Enter the command [Installer Code] +  to enter programming. Note that the default Installer Code is 4112. The keypad should display "Installer Code 20" or "20" to confirm that you have entered programming.
2. Adjust Entry Delay. Enter [*35] to access the Entry Delay 1 programming field. This field requires a two-digit entry. Enter any two-digit number from 00 to 96 to set the Entry Delay 1 to that many seconds. Alternatively, you can enter "97" to set the Entry Delay 1 option to 120 seconds. You can enter "98" to set it to 180 seconds. Or you can enter "99" to set it to 240 seconds.
After entering a valid two-digit code, the panel will beep to confirm. You will then be taken to the next programming field, which is conveniently Entry Delay 2 programming, also known as *36. You can set Entry Delay 2 in the same way you set Entry Delay 1. It follows the exact same rules.
3. Exit programming. When you have finished setting Entry Delay 2, the panel will beep, and you will be taken to the next programming field, *37. You do not want to adjust this setting, so just press [*99] to exit programming.
1, Go to programming. Begin from the main screen. Make sure the system disarmed. Enter programming by providing the command [Installer code] + . Keep in mind that the default Installer Code is 4112. The keypad will display "Installer Code 20" to confirm that you are now in programming mode.
2. Adjust the Entry Delay. Enter the command [*35]. The screen will read "Entry Delay 1". Enter in a two-digit code from 00 to 99. This will set the Entry Delay 1 option in seconds. The panel will beep three times to confirm. Then you will be taken to the *36 programming field, which happens to be the Entry Delay 2 option. You can also set this by entering a two-digit code from 00 to 99. This will determine how many seconds Entry Delay 2 will last. The panel will beep to confirm your selection.
3. Exit programming. After setting Entry Delay 2, you will be taken to the next programming field, which is *37. You do not need to adjust this field. You can exit programming by pressing [*99].
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