Operation from an Outside Telephone

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Question

How can I use my phone to control the alarm and lights?

Answer

The Console has remote telephone access, with voice responses to acknowledge receipt of remote commands.

Remotely controlling the console

When you call home, the Console answers and says “Please enter PIN.” You enter your PIN using the touch tone buttons on the remote telephone.

If the PIN is entered correctly it says “PIN accepted”. If wrong it says “Error.”

Pressing 0, then * (on the remote telephone’s touch tone keypad) arms the Console.

Pressing 0, then # disarms the Console.

Pressing 9, then 9, then * tells you the current system status: I.E. it says Armed Home, Armed away, Disarmed, Panic alarm, or Alarm in zone (1 – 32).

The numbers 1 – 32 in the display refer to up to 32 “zones.” These represent the Door/Window Sensors and/or Motion Detectors you installed. Therefore if the alarm tripped because zone 3 was violated, when you call in and press 9, 9, * you will hear “Alarm in zone 3.”

Remotely controlling lights (or appliances) via telephone

If you install one or more X10 Modules (sold separately), you can control lights and appliances around your home from any touch tone telephone in the world.

When you call home, the Console answers and says “Please enter PIN.” If the PIN is entered correctly it says “PIN accepted”. If wrong it says “Error.”

If you then press 4, then * on the touch tone phone, it says “4 On” and turns on any X10 Module(s) set to Unit Code 4 (and the same Housecode as the Console is set to). If you then press 1, then 6, then # on the touch tone phone, it says “16 Off” and turns off any X10 Module(s) set to Unit Code 16 (and the same Housecode as the Console is set to).

If you own an answering machine.

If you own an answering machine, you will normally set it to answer after a few rings. In this case, when the answering machine answers a call (or if there’s someone home who picks up the phone), the security system will NOT answer the call and will NOT say “Please enter PIN.” You will need to set your answering machine to answer after more rings than normal and shorten the answer delay for the console.