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Putting Your System On Test

If your system is not communicating with the Central Station you’re at risk!

Testing your alarm system is an important part of system maintenance which typically should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

When should you test your system?

  • Once a year
  • When changing a battery
  • Changing your phone number or phone service provider
  • After a power outage
  • Remodeling
  • Before you go on vacation
  • Switching to DSL

Placing your system on test will not stop your alarm from going off but the Central Station will not notify the police.

 

FIRST STEP- CALL THE CENTRAL STATION

Only One Number!  1-608-442-8777

                                   

   
   

PLEASE NOTE:

   

Your Verbal Identification Code is a security passcode kept with the Central Station to identify who you are.

   

Your Master User Code is what you use to arm/disarm your keypad when you walk into your house.

   

Neither code are kept by your installation company for your security.

   

 

   
   

REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR VERBAL IDENTIFICATION CODE READY

HONEYWELL LYNX

Using the Test mode allows each detection point to be checked for proper operation.


The keypad sounds a single beep about every 30 seconds as a reminder that the system is in the
Test mode. Alarm messages are not sent to your Central Station during testing.
If a problem is experienced with any detection point (no confirming sounds, no display), call for
service immediately.


1. Disarm the system and close all protected windows, doors, etc. The ready indicator LED should
be lit if all zones are intact.
2. At the Master Menu Screen Select the “Test” icon followed by the “Walk Test” icon.
3. Listen. The sounder should beep one time and “Walk Test-Off to Quit” should be displayed. The
control sounds a single beep every 30 seconds while the test is in progress. If the sounder
does not sound, CALL FOR SERVICE.
4. Fault zones. Open each protected door and window in turn and listen for three beeps from the
keypad followed by the zone’s voice descriptor. Each faulted detection point should appear on
the display. The display clears when the door or window is closed.
5. Walk in front of any interior motion detectors (if used) and listen for three beeps. Each detector
should appear on the display when it is activated. The display clears when no motion is detected.
Note that if wireless motion detectors are used, there is a 3-minute delay between activations to
conserve battery life.
6. Test all smoke detectors, following the manufacturer's instructions.
7. When all detection points have been checked and restored (closed), there should be no zone
numbers displayed.
8. Exit test mode by entering an Off Sequence

 

VISTA 21IP- FOUND ON PAGE 41 OF YOUR VISTA 21IP USER GUIDE

The keypad sounds a single beep about every 30 seconds as a reminder that the system is in the Test mode.

Alarm messages are not sent to your Central Station while Test mode is on.

1. Disarm the system and close all protected windows, doors, etc. The READY indicator light should come on if all zones are intact (i.e., all protected windows, doors, etc. are closed.

 Alpha Displays:

∗∗∗∗DISARMED∗∗∗∗

READY TO ARM

2. YOUR CODE TEST then [0] (walk)

(Master Code) The Dial test (option “1”) is intended for the installer and should not be used unless directed to do so by your Security System Representative.

1 = DIAL, 0 = WALK

3. Listen. The external sounder should sound for about 1 second then turn off. If the sounder does not sound, CALL FOR SERVICE. The “Test in Progress” display appears only on the keypad that started the test.

 TEST IN PROGRESS

4. Fault zones. Open each protected door and window in turn and listen for three beeps from the keypad. Identification (zone number or zone description) of each

faulted protection point should appear on the display. The display clears when the door or window is closed.

5. Walk in front of any interior motion detectors (if used) and listen for three beeps. The identification of the detector should appear on the display when it is activated. The display clears when no motion is detected. Note that if wireless motion detectors are used, there is a 3-minute delay between activations. This conserves battery life.

6. Test all smoke detectors, following the manufacturer's instructions. The identification of each detector should appear on the display when each is activated. If a problem is experienced with any protection point (no confirming sounds, no display), call for service immediately. When all protection points have been checked and are intact (closed), there should be no zone identification numbers displayed on the keypad.

7. Exit test mode: YOUR CODE + 1 OFF

If the test mode is inadvertently left active, it automatically turns off after 4 hours. During the final five minutes, the keypad will emit a double beep every 30 seconds.

 

 

LYRIC- FOUND ON PAGE 49 OF YOUR USER GUIDE

Before testing, the system should be disarmed and all protected doors and windows closed. The Home button should show green.

No alarm messages are send to your alarm monitoring company during these tests.

Press Tools and enter the 4-digit Master User Code. Press Advanced.

Testing Sensors (Walk Test)

Home>Security> Tools> Advanced> Walk Test

Start by pressing Walk Test.

The Controller’s internal sounder loudly sounds and Walk Test – Home to Quit appears. The Controller then beeps every 30 seconds as a reminder that the system is in Test Mode.

Note that Walk Test Mode automatically quits after 4 hours.

 

Doors and Windows

Open each protected door and window in turn and listen for three beeps from the Controller. If programmed to do so, each zone’s voice descriptor is heard. Identification of protection points with problems should appear on the display. Notifications of problem zones clear when the door or window is closed.

Motion Sensors

Walk in front of each sensor and listen for three beeps and/or voice descriptors. The device’s identification should appear on the display when it is activated. The display clears when no motion is detected.
NOTE: If wireless motion detectors are in use, there is a 3-minute delay between activations, which helps preserve battery life.

 

Fire/CO2 Sensors

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to test these devices. When a device is activated, its identification should appear on the touchscreen.

Testing communications

These tests check the system’s communication path to the central station.

On the Advanced menu, press Comm. Test. The options may vary with the devices installed in your system. Select the desired option to test connectivity and/or send test messages to the Central Station.

If the test is successful, Lyric display Service Ok or ACK Received. Details of the test may be shown.

Finish by pressing

to run a different test or by pressing Home. Enter the Master User code if prompted.

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