Learning the DSC PG9939 Key Fob to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus
In this video, Jorge from Alarm Grid shows users how to enroll a DSC PG9939 PowerG Key Fob with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. Every version of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus includes a PowerG daughterboard that is used for supporting PowerG devices like a PG9939 PowerG Key Fob. The fob can be auto-enrolled.
Key fobs like the DSC PG9939 allow you to control a system without having to walk over to the panel or open up a mobile app on your phone. Instead, you can just press a button on the key fob, and the command will go through. You can use a key fob for a variety of different functions, including disarming, arming away, arming stay, and triggering a system panic. The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus has various Sensor Groups that are designed for use with key fob devices.
The DSC PG9939 PowerG Key Fob has an LED light that can help you with the enrollment process. The device can be enrolled with the IQ Panel 2 Plus in a similar manner to any other compatible wireless sensor. This involves putting the IQ Panel 2 Plus System into its wireless enrollment mode and then having the key fob send a wireless transmission to the panel. The system should recognize the key fob and allow you to auto-enroll it. You will then need to configure its settings.
Please note that the most common Sensor Group for a key fob on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus is Sensor Group 1 for Mobile Intrusion. However, there may be other Sensor Groups that you use with the PG9939. You should check the installation manual for your Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus to determine the best Sensor Group for your particular needs. Remember to test the key fob after you have auto-enrolled it.
[ALARM GRID SOUND INTRO] Hi, DIYers. I'm Jorge from Alarm Grid. Today, I'm going to be showing you guys how to learn in a PowerG 9939 key fob to the IQ 2 plus. Now the first thing you want to go to make sure is that you actually have an IQ 2 plus. If you guys have a normal IQ 2, meaning, you don't have a PowerG data board card built into the system, this key fob, unfortunately, will not work with your system. So you do want to make sure you have the IQ 2 plus. As you see here, we have easily labeled up at the very top. PowerG card is added to this one. So this was actually a previously-- a normal IQ 2. We got our hands on a PowerG data board card and just installed it. Normally, if you just have an IQ 2 plus, it already comes with the PowerG data board card built in. So you guys have nothing to worry about. So this is a DSC PowerG key fob. It is fully encrypted, and it's supposed to work out about 600 feet. I normally say 600 feet. That's what we've seen our customers make it work at. But PowerG is supposedly going to work at 2 kilometers line of sight. We just take into account all the construction and everything that the signal has to go through. So to learn this in, one thing you will notice is while you're learning it in, you do have to press and hold the button and wait till the light illuminates on the second time and released to button. If you release after the first time you see light illuminated, it will not work. And I'm going to show you guys an example of that right now. I'm going to go ahead and unbox my key fob. Woops, wrong side. Other side. Now you see right out of the box, the key fob comes with the alarm away, alarm stay, disalarm, and a panic. Normally, that's used as a panic. It can be used as police panic, medical panic. Had them tested for medical panic, but you guys can certainly try it out with your central station. And then you have the little key chain at the bottom. If you guys are going to take it and put it on your keychain, so you guys when you get out the car, easily disalarm it or alarm it when you leave. The batteries on the inside. If you guys ever need to replace it, there's a small little screw right here. You unscrew, it take it out, find the battery replacement at your hardware store, put it in. Again, these batteries usually last a long time. But if you constantly use the key fob, you may get a good two, three years out of it. If you don't use it that often, you may get three to five years out of it. So I'm going to show you guys how to learn this in now. So you will need your dealer code or your installer code for your IQ 2 plus system. Today, I'm going to use the default installer code. But just so you know, default installer code and dealer code. Installer code is 1111. The dealer code is 2222. You or your company may have changed it though, so you want to make sure using the correct one. So first thing, I'm going to hit the little gray bar at the very top. It's going to open up my menu. I'm going to go to Settings. From Settings, I'm going to go to Advanced Settings. You got to enter in your dealer-- I'm sorry, installer code or dealer code. I'm going to entry in 1111. And I'm going to go to Installation, Devices, Security sensors. And I'm going to hit Auto learn sensor just because this is going to be the easiest route. Once I hit auto learn, the panel goes into listening mode. So any sensor that gets triggered will show up on the panel. So make sure that you guys aren't opening up any windows, setting off any motions or anything crazy like that when you're trying to learn any sensor in. Because then the serial number will come up. And we can verify that all at the very end. So now I'm going to go ahead and press down my star button. That's the button that we're going to use to learn the key fob into the IQ 2 plus. And I'm going to do it the wrong way the first time. So I'm going to let it go as soon as I see the light come on from the very first time. So as soon as you see that, the thing that most people do if they see the light, OK, the key fob is emitting a transmission and the panel will pick up on it. That's actually incorrect. Holding it down and letting the light flash one time will not work. As you can see, nothing came up. But you will have to hold it down for a couple of more seconds. So now I'm going to press and hold it down again. I'm going to let's-- I'm going to keep pulling it down even after the first one. I only let go when I see the second one. So I'm still holding it down. That was the first one. Now the second one comes up. And now I release it. It's going to say illuminated. Start blinking fast. And now it'll send the signal over to the panel. And once the signal picks it up, it will give me the serial or the tax ID number that you'll see-- I'll show you guys on the back of the sensor in a second. As you can see, it takes a little bit. So you want to make sure that you're patient. OK, sometimes it won't work right away. I'm going to go ahead and try it one more time. A little bit further away. Press and hold down. The light we'll blink one time. I'm going wait until the second time to release. I release it. There you go. This time, it worked a lot faster. So if it doesn't work the first time, try again the second time. Again, I tested it before the video. It worked automatically. Something happened now, it just didn't work. But I went ahead and did it now. So right there it says, sensor 3053920. If I look at the back of the sticker, it will also say on the ID number, 3053920. I'm just going to hit OK. And I just want to show you guys real quick a zoom in of the sticker on the back of this sensor. So you guys have an idea of where to find the ID. It'll be in bold black letters. It'll be in the center of that sticker. And it'll say ID. And it'll say the actual serial number that came up on the IQ 2 screen. All right. Now I'm going to go ahead and get back to programming the sensor itself or the key fob itself. So after the panel picks up on the serial number and you hit OK to confirm that it matches your serial number on the key fob, you're going to go in and be taken to this screen where you can program the sensor itself. So you can give the sensor a name. You can just leave it as key fob, or I can give it a custom description. So I can type in Jorge fob. Yep, that's Jorge, actually. Jorge, Jorge, same thing. Hit the green check mark. As you can see, it already fills in a similar number up at the top left. The sensor type, you obviously want to make sure you leave it as a key fob. It knows it's a key fob. It's not going to allow you to change it. But what you can change is the sensor group mobile intrusion, mobile auxiliary, or fixed auxiliary. So the mobile intrusion is referring to the panic button, the little start button on the key fob. If I leave it as a mobile intrusion, whenever I press and hold down on my panic, it will set off a police panic. If I do mobile auxiliary, that means it'll set off a medical or whatever you have it program to. Normally, it's either police, fire, or medical. So here, it would be medical. Now the top two are mobile. Meaning that the system knows that you're taking this with you. It's worn. It's constantly moving back and forth between the location and your workplace or wherever you're going in your daily routine. The fixed auxiliary is if you have this, let's say, in a drawer, in the house somewhere. So it's-- these top two are not supervised. Because if not, you'll be getting supervision errors all the time when you leave the house, because the sensor is not checking in with the panel. But if you do fix auxiliary, then the sensor stays at home. The panel is going to make sure to check in with the sensor or to make sure it's receiving signals from the sensor while the key fobs is at home. And if it doesn't receive a signal, then it will let you know, hey, I don't know what's going on. But the sensor, it's no longer on site. And so that's something you may want to use if you guys are planning on leaving this in a drawer somewhere and using it as a panic only. So I'm going to leave mine as a police panic so I can test it with you guys on video here. As you see, the source actually already leaves it as a PowerG. It knows it's a PowerG key fob. The chime, you can give it a chime. I don't know really what you would use the chime for. So I'm not going to use that chime. And voice prompts, I want to make sure they're on. Because I want to make sure the system is letting me know when I'm alarm away, alarm stay, or whenever I set off a panic or disalarm. So after I do this, I'm just going to hit Add New. That's going to add the sensor. And it's going to bring me back to the screen again. So if you have more sensors, you can continue learning them in. I'm done for right now. So I'm going to hit the Home icon at the very bottom. And it's going to bring me out to the Home screen. Now when you're using the key fob, you have to press and hold the button in order for the panel to follow the command. So if I do an alarm away, I'm going to press and hold down the top left. All right, one second. I'm going to go ahead and press and hold. Once I see the red, I'll go ahead and release it and the command will go through. The system is now going into an alarm way. I'm going to go ahead and disalarm. I'll go ahead and press and hold. Once I see the light, I'll release. Oh, it actually says my name in Spanish. Jorge fab disalarm. So that was an alarm away-- alarm away and disalarm. I can do an alarm stay. Press and hold. Once I see the light, I release. And I'll go ahead and disalarm one more time. Now I will tell you guys this. Because I tried it before. If you guys set off a panic, you cannot disalarm the panic with the key fob. You have to actually enter in the code at the panel. Why you may ask? Security reasons. So let's say a burglar comes in. The alarm goes off and he finds your key fob. You don't want him to be able to disalarm your system if an alarm goes off or anything. Or if a panic-- if you set off a panic because somebody broke in. You don't want them get the key fob and disalarm it. So it's just for security reasons. You cannot disalarm a panic that will set off from the key fob. You actually have to enter in the code. I'll show you guys that right now. I'm going to press and hold. cover my ears. And it is going to be loud. I can try disalarming it, but it won't go through. I have to enter in the master code. I entered in my master code. Aw. 1234. Now obviously, yours may be different. Mine is just defaulted, so I have the default codes. But you're going to want to use whatever code you have. So after you disalarm the system, all is well. Make sure that if your panel is monitored, and you're testing a key fob, and you set off a panic, call your company, called your central station, and place your account on test before you set off a panic. If you set off a panic, you might see the police at your house pretty soon. And you don't want to get hit with a false alarm fine. A false alarm fee. So make sure that you guys place your account on test mode before testing a panic. All right. So this is just a quick video showing you guys how to add a PowerG 9939 key fob to an IQ 2 plus. If you guys have any questions at all, feel free to send us an email to email@example.com. If you found the video helpful, make sure you hit the little Like button underneath. Subscribe to the YouTube channel, and hit that little bell icon as well so that you enable notifications. So that way, when we upload new content, you guys get notified. I'm Jorge, and I'll see you guys next time.