Adding Hardwired Zone to DSC PowerSeries NEO Security System

Adding Hardwired Zone to DSC PowerSeries NEO Security System


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hi diy-ers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to show you how you would add a hardwired zone to a dsc power series neo security system now we have a wired motion sensor here that we're going to be using for our demonstration purposes um but first i want to talk a little bit about the neo the neo is a hardwired system and it has on-board zones for you to add hardwired sensors if you need to this this one has eight hardwired zones on there each zone is set up with an end-of-line resistor that tells it that the zone is closed so you need to have those at each zone even if there's a zone that you're not using with the system if you need to go beyond eight wired zones then you can get a zone expansion module to add additional zones but in our case we're just adding one zone at zone number one in our case so we don't need that expansion module but we do have our sensor here and we already have it wired up at the sensor itself we did the four wire connection now just be clear some zones are only going to use a two-wire connection in which case that's just transmitting a zone status zone status is being transmitted between the sensor and the panel that's common for door and window contacts where it just needs to know that whether it's opened or closed but in our case we have a powered sensor um like a motion sensor another example would be a glass break detector they use both power and zone status transmissions so we're going to have two wires uh for power which are the red and black wires and then we have two wires for zone status which are in our case the green and the white wires so we already have ours set up and we do have a resistor an end of line resistor that's uh wired in series so that way it'll know that when the zone's closed you want remember you need to have a resistor at each zone the neo comes with 5.6 k ohm resistors that's color code green blue red gold those are included so make sure you have an end-of-line resistor at each zone uh so we just wanted to show the wiring um at the motion sensor since this is a motion sensor it's using a four wire connection with two wires for power and two wires for zone status transmission um so um we have uh the red wire going to positive power the 12 volt um the black wire going to the negative ground connection uh those are both for the power and then for zone status transmission um so so we have the white or yellow wire in this case it's white it's coming into the the common terminal and then we have a resistor wired in series uh so we took the resistor and we put it into the and we put one end into the normally closed terminal and then we use um a b connector and a crimping tool uh to crimp the the green wire incoming and with the resistor at the other end so the green wire coming in one of the zone status transmission wires isn't connected to one of the sensor terminals it's wired in series with there with the resistor going into the terminal so that's how you would set up a four wire connection remember if you're just doing a two-wire connection what you might use with um a door and window contact or a non-powered device it's just going to do zone status wires there'll be two wires for zone status and there won't be any power wires involved for the sensor so for the powered connections uh we're going to connect to the aux port right here on the panel we're going to move this backup battery out of the way because that's kind of in the way but uh we got it here so we're starting the third one uh for positive um actually i put into the fourth one there sorry about that so we've got the the third one here for positive and that's for the red wire um really color doesn't matter as long as you're matching the color at the sensor in the panel then you'll be good to go but in our case uh we are using proper traditional colors um so red goes to positive power and then we have the black ground wire for negative power um that's going to go into the negative aux terminal and we got that in there and just tighten them down so they're good to go and then we're doing the two data connection wires and um i do want to point out that each zone on the neo uses an end of line resistor these zones aren't set up so they're just set up at the panel but our resistor is at the sensor here end of the line um and they're they're 5.6 k ohm resistors um so that's color code uh it's green blue red gold um is the one you want they come with the neo system so just uh make sure to include those otherwise it'll show zone open and you don't want that so we're going to connect the first one here we're doing zone one and we're doing its common terminal and we've got the first data connection here and inserted it tightening it down and then we have the common connection here the other zone data connection let's open that up and just insert it into the slot and tighten it down okay and our sensor is nice and secure all the connections are good and so we're going to power up our neo system we're going to start with the backup battery um so we don't have any scary sparks this time and there are still sparks but what can you do um so we're gonna do that and then we're gonna plug in the transformer to provide full power so we have our neo system powered back on i'm just gonna show you the programming that's needed for a new hardwired zone um it's mostly setting the zone definition and assigning any partitions so first we're going to enter into programming so that's star eight it's gonna ask us for our installer code which we have ours at the default of five five five five and then we're going to enter 0 0 1 for zone definitions and then you're going to want to find the three digit zone number of the one that you're using we have ours set up at zone number one so we can uh that's the default one so we can just press star to confirm and then it's going to ask us for the three digit zone definition now you should look in the manual for your neo system to see the complete list of zone definitions but if you scroll through them you can see a couple of delay options like entry exit delays you can see an instance you see interior so we'll go with that we'll go we'll go with interior and uh we'll press start to confirm it and then it's going to take us to the next zone but we don't need to set up a second zone right now so we'll just press the pound key to go back and we'll repeat that until we're back at the the main menu so that's how you would uh assign a zone definition um i just want to quickly show you how you would assign a partition if needed um so and now we see our camera guys moving around so that's why it says there's an open zone on the keypad but anyway um so you you get into programming star eight and you enter the installer code uh five five five five and um that's that's how you get into programming again and so we need to um do partitionings um so we're gonna go to 201 uh this is for partition one um 202 would be partition 2 203 partition 3 etc etc up to partition 8 on most dsc neo systems some power series neos will only have uh six partitions so um 201 through 206 or 201 through 208 depending on what you need but we went to 201 for partition one which is the one we want to do and um so we're going to press star to select you can you can go through and select other the the numbers are organized by um groups of eight so you have the first eight zones then you have nine through sixteen seventeen through twenty four etcetera but we're working on zone number one remember we assigned it to uh the onboard slot one so zone one we press the star key to continue and then you're actually uh just toggling um um you you can do well you enter the star key to change it but you can do uh n for no or y for yes um we want ours to yes i'm going back out a bit um okay there we have zone one set to yes um well we toggled it there it's on zone one is yes you see it there on the screen good if we go if we press the arrow keys we can toggle to the next one um zone three zone four okay so you see that they're all yes that's fine we were just setting up one so we can back out to the main screen here and so that's how you would you want to toggle that to yes for the partition you want to do say we wanted to do it no and we were doing it for partition two um say we didn't want it to be enabled we'd have it set to n which we see there and we're not going to toggle that we're gonna leave that one we're gonna exit but make sure all the partitions are correct so that way it's only responding on the partitions that you want to work with so that's how you would add a hardwired zone to a dsc power series neo security system if you have any questions about the dsc power series neo or about alarm monitoring in general send an email to support alarmgrid.com and if you enjoyed this video give it a thumbs up below to like the video and remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos hope you enjoy the video 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