Enrolling a PowerG Sensor to a DSC PowerSeries NEO

Enrolling a PowerG Sensor to a DSC PowerSeries NEO




hi diy-ers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to be showing you how to add a wireless power g sensor to your dsc power series neo security system now the the powerg sensors are the only wireless sensors that can be used with the neo and if you want to start using powerg sensors with your neo then you must add a power g transceiver to the neo system you know you have a couple of options available uh in our case we're using a keypad with a built-in power g transceiver this keypad is the dse hs2 lcd rf9n keypad and this is actually what we recommend as the initial keypad for your neo system it's an alphanumeric keypad so it can do programming and the fact that it includes the built-in power g transceiver it's really nice so that way you're not just limited to using hardwired zones on your neo system the other option you can get a standalone power g transceiver module it's called the dsc hsm 2 host 9. um so if you already have a keypad and you just want to get a standalone transceiver module that's a good option the powerg sensors they they can do um they have a communication range of up to two kilometers away from the neo transceiver in an open air environment uh remember that large metal objects or thick metal walls or stone walls thick walls can reduce wireless range significantly so keep that in mind there is a power g repeater the pg9920 if you're having some range issues that can certainly help and the sensors use a military-grade 128-bit aes encryption so they're virtually impossible for others to hack or take over or disrupt their signals so they're extremely secure so you can feel very good about using these sensors on your system but i'm going to get into programming on our um on our neo system we're using an alphanumeric keypad the the one with the built-in transceiver like i mentioned earlier and i'm just gonna show you how to do it so now we're at the main screen of our dsc power series neo alphanumeric keypad uh so the first thing we're going to do we're going to get into programming by pressing star 8 and then it's going to ask us for our installer code which ours is at the default 5 5 5 5 and then we're going to enter in programming field 8 0 4 and it's going to give us the option to auto enroll device which is the one we want uh so we're going to press star and now it's going to ask us to um activate our sensor so it's uh sending a transmission to the transceiver so that way it knows to auto enroll it so we have a dsc pg9914 motion detection sensor and the way this enrolls is with an enrollment button and uh powerg sensors that they use a lot of different methods for enrollment so be sure to refer to the manual for your power g sensor uh to determine how this one enroll how yours enrolls i'm just going to show you this one for our example here we insert the battery uh to power it on and then we have to press this enrollment button if you if you have small if you have large hands you might need a screwdriver or something to press it but my fingers are small enough to fit in there so i'm just going to press and hold it until the led light turns solid orange and then i release it and it confirms the serial number on the screen so that's good so we're just going to press star to continue and now it wants us to choose a wireless zone for the sensor to enroll to it's going to give you the um the first sensor zone available the first zone available automatically but you can enter in a different one if you want to in our case we're fine with uh zero zero nine remember that zones are expressed in three digits on the neo so we're fine with that uh we'll just go star and now we need to choose our zone definition uh this is going to affect how the system responds when the sensor is faulted in our case we have a motion sensor let's say it's an interior motion sensor so we'll choose zero zero four and remember to refer to the neo manual if you aren't sure about a zone definition you can find all the zone definitions listed in the manual so find the one that works for you and now we're toggling partitions so what you can do you can use the arrow buttons to scroll between different partitions you see that we have a partition one is set to y for yes uh whereas the other ones are set to no if we wanted to toggle them we could press the the star key and that will toggle between y and n but we want to leave all of ours set to no except for partition one which we do want to press yes and then we press the pound key to continue usually that key would take you back but for this menu it takes you to the next one so we'll press pound and now we're programming uh the zone label and now this is actually uh easier said than done on the neo it does kind of have a convoluted process here um so just to give you um a quick overview you use the arrow keys to scroll between different letters here i like to use a word entry program that you can do on here to quickly do this but i'm just going to show you how to clear out the letters first you press the 0 key if you want to delete everything so let's say we wanted to clear out all the letters we're just scrolling through them and we're getting the cursor under the letter and we're just pressing um we're pressing 0 to delete them all and um there so now we have our zone label completely cleared and we're gonna press star uh first um to give us various options we're gonna choose the word entry option and we're gonna press star again and we can scroll between different um words here um so the 0 0 1 through 193 are words and then 194 through 238 are symbols um so i recommend staying between 0 0 1 and 193 if i enter in 0 50 for instance then um i'll i'll get um you know i'll be able to jump around and i can kind of try and find the one that um works best so let's say let's say i want to call it a bedroom um motion let's let's go with that um so we're going to start over one well let me go to one we're going to skip ahead actually we're just going to kind of okay so we're looking for bedroom here uh just to uh give it a good one um that was it right there bedroom i think i just passed it and that's one thing if you were close to it then just kind of scroll until you find it we're pretty close there we go bedroom so we have that displayed we'll choose star to confirm it and then if we want to make a space we just press over twice and then let's say i wanted to do motion uh we'll do the word entry option we press star and then start to confirm that we do want to do an entry for for that so let's start at 80 maybe that will get us a little bit closer freeze not quite as close as i'd like to be let's go to 100 and see if we're any closer we're not looking for invalid um so let's try 120. see if that gets medical is pretty close to in terms of alpha alpha alphabetized so we'll just uh kind of scroll a little bit until we get to motion and it turns out it's 125 so we'll do bedroom motion and that seems like a pretty good uh zone label to me so we'll we'll just press um we're gonna press the the pound key this time to confirm again and uh that that's that's all you need to do now it's asking us to do the next zone which uh we don't need to do so we have our sensor enrolled with the system we can we can exit by uh pressing the pound key repeatedly and uh we're back at the main screen so that's how you would enroll a wireless power g sensor with a dsc power series neo security system if you have any questions about the power series neo or about power g sensors or power g transceivers or about alarm monitoring send an email to support alarmgrid.com if you found this video helpful make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video and remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos hope you enjoyed the video thank you