Factory Defaulting a PowerG Sensor

Factory Defaulting a PowerG Sensor


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Hidy outliers joy from alarm grid and today we're going to talk about how to factory default a power g-sensor now today we have a wireless smoke detector that is of the power G variety if you look on the box of the product you'll notice that the power G ones they do have this little power G thing right down here it tells you that it is a power G device so that's the box and this is what the device looks like it's pretty cut-and-dry looks like your your basic smoke detector nothing is going to stand out that's going to tell you that this is a powered G device but what power G gives you is encrypted communication from the device to the system so it gives you another layer of security nobody can really see what's being communicated and it reduces the risk that somebody's going to be able to spoof a device or trick your system into something happening that isn't actually going on now as they are encrypted when you do and roll it with a panel its linked or married to that panel as an when it does its initial setup it has a bunch of different information or data that it gets parsed back and forth to set up that communication and once it's locked in it has to be either deleted from the panel or factory reset to add it to a new system a lot of instances maybe you swap a system out you throw the old system out and you don't remember to default or remove all the devices from that system for putting them in a new system in that case then you would need to just default it and then you can program it to a new system another instance is maybe a friend or co-worker gives you some devices to install in your home that they were using there's a chance that they may not have cleared them and you won't be able to enroll them until you do a factory default luckily factory default thing a power G device is very easy for the most part all you have to do is find the enrollment button on the device hold it down until you see three flashes on the led and then it's defaulted for most power G devices this will be the same process but on some it may change so before you do this with anything either reach out to your security company or check the installation manual for the device justice if this is the same process for that device so you don't waste some time trying to trying to default it now let's go through the defaulting process on this the first thing that we have to do is take off the backplate so you just turn it and it comes right off it will make some noise what I'm gonna do is just remove the battery to silence it and then I'm gonna put the battery back in so it gave us a beep but at least we can work with it without it screaming at us now right here on the back there's a little button and a recessed opening this is your enrollment button so I'm going to need to use a screwdriver to press it and we're going to watch for this LED right here to flash three times which tells us that the unit is factory defaulted so pushing it down now there's one solid flash which is not what we want one two three there we go it's as easy as that now our device is factory defaulted and it's ready to be enrolled into a new system so before you do that don't put it on don't put it on its back plate yet because you will need to hit the enrollment button to enroll it to the system so the whole defaulting process it allows you to just take the device down default it reset it and roll it program it put it back up and then you're good to go if you do have any questions though about how to default power G sensors how to enroll them to this system if you're doing something wrong with any of this feel free to reach out to us you can give us a call at eight at eight eight one eight seven seven two it send us an email to support at alarm grid comm or head to our website wmur.com did enjoy the video feel free to subscribe if you want to be notified when we post future videos hit the notification button below and we'll send you an update when we do so thanks for watching and have a great day


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