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General => Lock, Motion & Security Control => Topic started by: clippermiami on July 29, 2018, 03:14:30 pm

Title: Alarm zone isolation (if possible)
Post by: clippermiami on July 29, 2018, 03:14:30 pm
Hi again, daughter of ClipperMiami with another I-am-stumped moment. I'm having a repair going on in my house but that has tripped one of my window alarm sensors into thinking it has been violated. Anyone know of any way how I might isolate that zone to turn it off so I can set the alarm while I figure out how to repair the problem?
Title: Re: Alarm zone isolation (if possible)
Post by: rigpapa on July 29, 2018, 04:32:32 pm
Many panels have a bypass function, but exactly how it goes varies from panel to panel. For example, on Ademco/Honeywell Vistas, it's usually code + 6 + zone number (two digits, e.g. 2 is 02). Any idea what kind of panel you have?
Title: Re: Alarm zone isolation (if possible)
Post by: cybrmage on July 29, 2018, 08:32:07 pm
Hi again, daughter of ClipperMiami

Your father had installed a DSC alarm panel, so, assuming you haven't replaced the panel, the bypass instructions for your alarm are available HERE (https://www.fire-monitoring.com/tech-tips-bypass-zone-dsc-power-series-security-alarm-panels/)
Title: Re: Alarm zone isolation (if possible)
Post by: clippermiami on July 29, 2018, 09:11:06 pm
Thank you rigpapa, thank you cybrmage. You guys are awesome, that was probably something I could've found searching the intarwebz into the deep dark night so thank you again for the speedy help
Title: Re: Alarm zone isolation (if possible)
Post by: clippermiami on July 29, 2018, 09:30:18 pm
update: zone bypass works fine but now I can't set the alarm with zones bypassed. Sigh, it never ends
Title: Re: Alarm zone isolation (if possible)
Post by: clippermiami on July 29, 2018, 09:43:47 pm
update #2, figured it out. I had bypassed the wrong zone. I swear I'm not as incapable as my posting makes me out to be