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Motion detector programming

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Injun Ear, Jun 9, 2009.

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  1. Injun Ear

    Injun Ear Guest

    I programmed my pirs as interior follower and they tended to activate
    the alarm instantly whenever they saw motion. Now I changed them to
    interior/delay and they give me a chance!

    Is this OK? I would like for someone to give me some suggestions on how to
    best set up my zones. (Ademco Vista 20) The instructions are hard to

    Zone 1 is fire
    2 is pir
    3 is pir
    4 is door switch
    5 is door switch
    6 is door switch
    7 is window switch
    8 is not used.

    Everything is hard-wired.
  2. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    Which zone do you come in & out from? Whatever that zone is, program it
    as type 1 (Entry/Exit) and reprogram the motions back as followers (04)

    Jim Rojas
  3. Injun Ear

    Injun Ear Guest

    No, I am not turning the motions on when I'm in the house. This
    happened when I was testing the system. If it doesn't matter if they
    are instant-on or not, I can program them back to 04. Both zone 4 and 5
    are used as entry-exits and I have a keypad by each door. Zone 6 is the
    back door, but I almost never come in thru there. What should the
    window, zone 7 be set to?
  4. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    Set zones 4 & 5 to type 01
    Set zones 6 & 7 to type 03

    Jim Rojas
  5. Injun Ear

    Injun Ear Guest

    Thanks, Jim. And zones 2 and 3 should be type 04 then
  6. CH®IS

    CH®IS Guest

    Yes, 2 and 3 should be interior follower (04).

    Interior (in the house)
    Follower (follows the entry delay and doesn't go into alarm during it if the
    entry door is opened first)

    When testing, it may be easier to test by arming the system, go outside for
    a few minutes (make sure arming is complete), and re-enter through one of
    your entry doors. When you come in, the keypad should start beeping as your
    entry delay ticks away (usually 30 seconds). In that time it doesn't matter
    if you trip a motion. Once the delay is finished, go through the house
    tripping the rest of your motions and contacts.

    - Chris
  7. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    You got it.

    Jim Rojas

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