FAQs

The D-8 Control Panel contains a comprehensive Alarm Memory. The D-8 will remember Arms, low battery, mains fail and alarms. The memory is constantly upgraded and the last 20 events are always available for viewing. All of these may cause your sirens and strobe to operate. Various visual indications relevant to the alarm will be retained in the memory. If this occurs, disarm your Control Panel, which will reset the alarm. The cause of the alarm can be identified, by entering the Alarm Memory Mode.

NOTE:

  • Entry to Program Mode will clear the events from Alarm Memory.
  • This Memory display can only be selected while the panel is in the Disarmed state.
  • You can access the Alarm Memory as often as required while the Panel remains Disarmed.
  • You can exit Memory Mode at any time by pressing the [Enter] Key.

To View the Memory Display:

[Memory] [Enter] will show the last event, pressing [Memory] again will show the previous event etc

Or

[Memory] [User code] [Enter] will show the last event, pressing [Memory] again will show the previous event etc.

The lights are used as follows:

LightAlarm
Zone lightZone alarm
Arm lightPanel armed
Tamper lightTamper alarm (siren c over, panel etc.)
ExcludePanic alarm
Battery lightLow battery
Mains lightMains failure
Radio, Battery, ZoneRadio Device Low Battery
Radio, Battery, ArmRadio Key Low Battery

To Exit the Memory Display:

Press [Enter] to exit the memory display.

Arming the System:

The control panel must be armed prior to vacating the premises in order to detect intruders. Ensure that the panel is not in Program, Memory or Exclude modes.

NOTE: If the panel is already in alarm, you must first silence the alarm before you can arm.

These are Three Methods of Arming the Panel:

Normally the panel is armed by pressing the [Arm] then [Enter] keys.

Your installer may have programmed the panel to require the entry of a [User code] to arm the panel.

Using an optional radio key to arm the panel by pressing the ‘on’ button.

1. Check that the ready light is on by closing all windows and doors.
2. Press [Arm] [Enter] 3 beeps will sound

Or

[Arm] [User Code] [Enter] 3 beeps will sound

1. The arm light should be ON.
2. Leave the premises within your exit delay time.
3. At the end of the exit delay time, three beeps will sound.

To Arm your System with the Optional Radio Keys:

1. Check that the ready light is on by closing all doors and windows.
2. Press the [ON] button on your radio key. The keypad will beep three times and the armed light will come on.
3. Leave the premises within the exit delay time.
4. The keypad will beep three times at the end of exit time.

NOTE: If Arming from outside it is possible to have the outside siren pop and the strobe to flash for two seconds to indicate that the system has been armed.

If something is wrong when arming the control panel, the normal 3 beeps will be replaced by other warnings.

  • Mains power is turned off
  • Control Panel battery is low
  • A long beep indicates an invalid entry or an alarm is outstanding and needs to be reset by entering your access code first.

SIREN WARNING: At the end of the exit time, all zones should be secured. If any are unsecured, the siren will sound for 2 seconds as a warning to indicate that those zones have been automatically excluded. For maximum security, you should return, DISARM, check the premises and then ARM again. Continual warnings could mean that a detector is faulty and may have to be manually excluded.

If the auto-exclude option is disabled, the siren will sound for the duration of reset time if a zone is unsecured at the end of exit time.

Disarming the System:

Upon entering the protected premises through a delay zone, the keypad responds with regular beeps as a reminder to disarm. You then have your programmed entry delay time to disarm the panel by Entering one of your [User codes]. If the panel is not disarmed by the end of the entry delay time, an alarm will occur. You may enter your User code to silence the alarm. By using the optional radio keys you may disarm your system from within your premises or from outside your entrance door. There is also the option to pop the outside siren three times and to flash the strobe light for two seconds as an indication that you have disarmed your system.

NOTE: There are advantages using radio keys to disarm your system. They allow you to have an instant alarm or a very short entry delay before the alarm. An intruder is more likely to flee if the sirens are triggered as soon as a door or window is opened.

If one of your User codes is, say, 7676 then to disarm press…

[7]  [6]  [7]  [6]  [Enter]

If you make a mistake in entering your User code, then you must press [Enter] and start again.

Five incorrect entries will cause an alarm.

1. Enter the protected premises via a delay zone.
2. Listen for the beeps coming from the keypad.
3. Press [User code] [Enter] 3 beeps will sound.
4. The armed light should now be extinguished..

The entry beeps can be disabled as a function of the installation options. If the external strobe light (if fitted) is flashing before you disarm then this means that an alarm occurred since you last armed the panel. Flashing indicators on the keypad also indicate the location of the alarm before you disarm. Once you have disarmed, you may view the alarm memory to check the location of the alarm.

Monitor Mode (Partial Arm)

Monitor mode allows you to arm selected zones while others are ignored. Typically, perimeter zones (doors and windows) can be monitored while you are at home.

To Select Monitor mode:

1. press [Monitor] [Enter]

Or

2. press [Monitor] [User Code] [Enter]

The control panel will respond with 3 beeps and the armed indicator will flash to indicate that you are in Monitor mode. Monitor mode cannot be selected while in Program, Memory or Exclude modes.

To Exit from Monitor Mode:

Press [User code] [Enter] to disarm.

NOTE: If an alarm occurs while in Monitor mode, entering [User code] [Enter] will silence the alarm. This will also change the mode of operation of your panel, so remember to enter monitor mode again if necessary.

Bypassing Zones (Exclude zones):

If a detector becomes faulty and cannot be secured when arming the panel, then its zone may be excluded so that it does not generate alarms.

To Enter Exclude Mode:

1. 1. Press [Exclude] [Enter]

Or

2. press [Exclude] [User Code] [Enter]

All the lights will be turned off and then the Zone Excluded indicator will show a steady light. You may now exclude zones.

To exclude, say, zones 4 and 8:

[Exclude] [Enter] [4] [Enter] [8] [Enter] Zone lights 4 and 8 will turn on. [Enter] to Exit Exclude Mode

NOTES:

Excluding zones can only be done when the panel is disarmed.

Zones which you exclude will be identified by the relevant zone indicator showing a steady light in the exclude mode.

Your Control Panel may be programmed to automatically exclude faulty zones whenever you Arm. The Exclude light will flash as a warning or memory of the auto-exclusion. If Auto – Exclude is selected the outside Siren will sound for 2 seconds indicating a zone has Auto Excluded.

Un-Bypassing Zones (Including Zones):

Zones that have been excluded, maybe included while you are in the Disarm modes. All Excluded Zones are automatically included when the panel is Dis-armed. Thus if a detector is still faulty it must be Excluded again. The exclude light will flash to warn you of excluded zones.

To view Excluded Zones for Inclusion press:

1. Press [Exclude] [Enter]

Or

2. press [Exclude] [User Code] [Enter]

To include, say, zones 4 and 8:

[Exclude] [Enter] [4] [Enter] [8] [Enter] Zone lights 4 and 8 will turn off. [Enter] to Exit Include Mode.

Access code number 1 is called your master code. Program mode can only be accessed using your master code.

To Enter Program Mode:

[Program] [Master code] [Enter]

The program light will turn on and all other lights will turn off to indicate successful access to program mode.

NOTE:

  • Access to Program mode can only be done from the disarmed state.
  • The control panel will automatically exit the Program mode if no keys are pressed within a four minute period.

To Program User Codes:

To program any of the 15 access codes, you must know a few rules first.

  • All codes can be 3, 4, 5 or 6 digits long.
  • Codes cannot begin with a 0 (see below).
  • A code can be cancelled by reprogramming it again with a code of 000.
  • Codes must be unique and cannot be a subset of each other.
  • E.g. If a Code-2 is 1234,code-3 234 (not allowed) code-6 1334 (allowed).
  • Code-1 is the master code and MUST be programmed. All other codes are optional.
  • Ask your installer about programming the optional Radio keys into your system if required.
  • When you enter your new code number the D-8 requires that you input the user code twice to confirm a correct user code.
  • Each user code has a 2 digit program option number to ensure the panel can identify which code number you want to program.

The Options For Each Code Are:-

CodeOptionCodeOption
111919
2121020
3131121
4141222
5151323
6161424
7171525
818

To Program Codes:

[Program] [2 digit option no.] [Enter] [User Code] [Enter] [User code] [Enter]

A long beep indicates an error has been made-start again.

MAKE SURE PROGRAM LIGHT IS ON WHEN YOU CHANGE THE CODES !!!!

[Program] [1] [1] [enter] [2] [4] [6] [8] [Enter] [2] [4] [6] [8] [Enter]

To exit program mode:

Press [Program] [Enter]

The program light will turn off and normal operating lights (mains and battery will turn on).

For personal protection, the keypad contains an instant panic feature. Panic can be used to…

  • Scare away intruders inside or outside your premises.
  • Summon help from friends or neighbours.
  • Test the operation of the siren.

The panic function may have been programmed to be either:

1. Audible – activates siren or buzzers

Or

2. Silent – activate a warning in another part of your building.

To Activate the Panic Alarm:

[Panic] [Enter]

Or

2. Press both panic buttons simultaneously (dependant on which programming option selected.

To Silence the Siren:

[User code] [Enter]

NOTE:

  • Your installer may have installed a separate panic button. To activate the panic alarm simply press the button.
  • Panic cannot be used while the panel is in Program, Memory or Exclude mode.

To Activate the Panic Alarm using the Optional Radio Keys:

  • Press and hold the panic button (It must be held for more than 2.5 seconds)
  • The siren will sound.
  • To silence the siren Press the [OFF] button on the radio key or enter a valid [User code] at the remote keypad. The siren will stop.

To Activate the Duress Alarm:

A Duress Alarm is when another person is forcing you to disarm your alarm system. If this occurs you can generate a silent duress alarm simply by prefixing your existing code with either a [5], [6], [8] or [9] digit when disarming.

e.g. To disarm normally you would press [6] [8] [6] [1] [Enter]. To disarm under a duress situation you would press [9] [6] [8] [6] [1] [Enter]. The system will disarm normally and send a silent duress alarm to the central station.

Your panel can be reset and the alarm silenced by entering your [User code] followed by the [Enter] button. If you arrive at your premises and find the strobe light flashing (if installed), reset the panel as above. To check the cause of the alarm, you can view the alarms in memory by entering memory mode.

Zone light on or long beeps on armingZone detection device (e.g. reed switch, movement detector) unsecured.Close door or window. Find cause of movement.
10 beeps upon Arming. Mains light flashing-

Battery light flashing.

Mains power off. Battery low. Device Battery Low.Check plug pack is plugged in and power point on. Replace Back-up battery or Device battery.
10 beeps at any time (mains/battery light flashing).(As above).(As above).
1 long beep during keypad entry.Invalid keypad entry.Press [Enter] button & re-enter.
2 second siren at end of exit time.Zone unsecured on expiry of exit time.Re-enter premises, disarm system, check zone isolate memory to determine zone at fault.
External strobe light flashing.Alarm occurrence since last arming of panel.Check alarm memory to determine zone alarmed.
Siren sounding when system disarmed.Tamper, panic or 24 hour zone, or day zone activated.Reset alarm by entering code. Check panic buttons (if Installed)-or call installation company.
Armed/ monitor light flashing.Monitor mode entered by mistake.Exit monitor mode.
Zone excluded light flashing.A zone has been excluded.Check zone excluded memory. Arm panel with all zones secured.
Tamper light flashing.Tamper unsecured.Close Panel door, if still in alarm, Service required
Alarm memory light flashing.Alarm in memory.Check alarm memory to see cause of alarm.
Cannot access program mode.Panel armed

Not using master code.

-Disarm panel first before entering code.

-To enter program mode press [Program] [Master code] [Enter]

SymptomPossible CauseRemedy
LightAlarm
Zone lightZone alarm
Arm lightPanel armed
Tamper lightTamper alarm (siren cover, panel etc.
ExcludePanic alarm
Battery lightLow battery
Mains lightMains failure
Radio, Battery, ZoneRadio Device Low Battery
Radio, Battery, ArmRadio Key Low Battery

AUDIBLE INDICATIONS:

Every time a button is pressed on the keypad, it responds with a brief beep in acknowledgment. The beeper is also used to indicate whether the entry was valid or invalid. For example, whenever enter is pressed, all the buttons pressed before it are checked to see whether they are valid.

  • If they are valid, the response will be 3 short beeps.
  • If they are invalid (or incorrect) the response will be 1 long beep and they will be ignored.
  • At other times, the beeper will sound warnings such as
  • 10 beeps for a low battery or mains fail.
  • The beeper may have been programmed to sound continuously if an alarm has occurred.

VISUAL INDICATIONS:

LightOffOnFlashing
Zones 1-8Zone sealedZone unsealedZone alarm
ArmedDay/ DisarmPanel is armedMonitor mode
Arm 2Day/ DisarmPanel is armed
MainsNormalMains fail
BatteryNormalBattery low
MemoryNormalMemory Mode Selected

Panic alarm has been activated

Only displayed in memory

Alarm in memory
ExcludeNormalExclude mode selectedZones excluded
TamperNormalTamper alarm
ProgramNormalClient program mode selectedInstall program mode selected
LineNormalWhen dialler message is being transmittedWhen dialler failed to communicate or a line fault exists
ReadyZone unsealed or power fault or System armed or line faultReady to arm the system
RadioNormalRadio key or Device low battery when displayed in memoryRadio key or device low battery

NOTE: Radio (9) and Line (0) are used in program mode to flash out values.

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