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:Key Topics: zone,sensor,battery,led,light,beep,flash,problem
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:Relates to: DS700,DC8700
:Relates to: DS700,DC8700
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Revision as of 21:34, 1 August 2007


This guide should help you in quickly setting up X10 Door/Window Sensors.


Installing the Door/Window Sensor

  • Attach the Door/Window sensor to the wall using the mounting screws provided.
  • Fit the Door/Window sensor as high as possible at the top of the door/window.
  • Make sure the arrows on the magnetic switch halves are facing each other and that they separate cleanly when the door or window is opened.
  • The DELAY slide switch set to MIN always triggers the alarm instantly (for windows). Set to MAX, it triggers the console after a preset entry delay when the system is armed in DELAY mode (for doors). Note: The console must be armed in DELAY mode for the door/window sensor delay to function successfully.

Registering the Door/Window Sensor with the Security Console

  • Fit two AA Alkaline batteries in the battery compartment.
  • Press and hold the TEST button for about a second. The LED indicator light flashes twice when you release it. This confirms it has generated a new security code.
  • Set the slider switch on the console to INSTALL.
  • Press the TEST button on the Door/Window sensor or open the Door/Window it is attached to. The console chimes once to confirm and the next available zone LED lights.
  • Return the slider switch on the console to the RUN1 or RUN2 position.

Testing the Door/Window sensor

  • Set the slider switch on the security console to RUN2.
  • Open the door or window with the sensor attached. The console chimes to acknowledge the sensor is tripped and the zone LED lights.

Note: As with all radio frequency transmitter devices, electrical fields, metal doors or door/window frames, and appliances can cause interference that decreases the strength of a transmitted signal. Re-orienting the sensor or putting the console in a higher location may increase your ability to send and receive the necessary signals.

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