UNDERSTANDING THE LIGHTS
Light Status/Note Description
System is armed
System is disarmed
There has been an alarm during the previous arm cycle
A zone/some zones the keypad's partition is/are bypassed
No zones are bypassed

System is on abort delay time
Code is entered followed by the [ CANCEL ] key during or after an alarm report to the central station
Note It stays on until the central station has received the cancel report
Note The cancel feature must be enabled.
Chime feature is on
Chime feature is off
System is on exit delay
System is on exit delay, user has 10 seconds to exit
Note The user may want to disarm the system if the exit light is still flashing in order to prevent an alarm
Note The user may then re-arm the system and exit before the delay expires
A fire zone has been faulted
A fire zone is in a trouble condition
Primary power is on
System has a low battery
System is ready to arm
System is ready to force arm
System is not ready to arm because of a zone/some zones is/are being faulted
All interior zones are bypassed
 
EMERGENCY ACTIVATION KEYS
  Note:   User must hold the keys for 2 seconds to activate these functions
Button

Description

FIRE Activates the fire alarm
If the system is connected to a monitoring center, an emergency fire report will be sent to that center
AUXILIARY Activates the auxiliary alarm
If the system is connected to a monitoring center, an emergency report will be sent to the center
POLICE Sounds a local audible alarm when pressed for two seconds
If the system is connected to a monitoring center, an emergency report will be transmitted to that center
  Note:   Some panic/hold-up alarms are programmed to be silent at the protected site while reporting an alarm to the monitoring center

KEYPAD FUNCTIONS

ARMING THE SYSTEM IN THE "AWAY" MODE
AWAY is used when the user is going away from the premise and wants the premise protected.
Step 1   Close all protected doors and windows.
  Ready light will be on or flashing when all protected zones and sensors are secure. NOTE: If any zones are bypassed, a sensor in that zone can be violated without affecting the ready light.
System Ready
Type Code to Arm
  The security system will not arm if the ready light is off. Refer to "Making the System Ready to Arm".
System Not Ready
For help, press -->
  If the power light is off, there is no AC power. Contact a technician.
Step 2   Enter a 4 or 6 digit user code to arm the system
  The armed and exit lights will illuminate
  The user can now leave the building
System Armed
All Zones Secure
NOTE: The exit light will flash rapidly for the last 10 seconds of the exit delay as a warning to the user that the exit time is about to expire. The user may wish to disarm and rearm the system if more time is needed.

 

MAKING THE SYSTEM READY TO ARM
  If the ready light is not on or if it is flashing then at least one zone is not secure
  To identify the zones, use the scroll keys ( or ) to the right of the display to browse through the zones that are not secure
  If the user wishes to bypass or unbypass one of these zones, press the key while that zone is being displayed
  When finished viewing the zones, press the key to return to the code entry screen

 

ARMING THE SYSTEM IN THE "STAY" MODE
STAY is utilized when the user is inside the premise and wants protection around the perimeter.
Step 1   Close all protected doors and windows
  Ready light will be on or flashing when all protected zones and sensors are secure. NOTE: If any zones are bypassed, a sensor in that zone can be violated without affecting the ready light.
  The security system will not arm if the ready light is not on or flashing.
  If the power light is off, there is no AC power. Contact a technician.
System Ready
Type Code to Arm
Step 2   Enter 4 or 6 digit user code. (Optional; if programmed.)
  If "Auto Bypass" is enabled, all interior zones will be bypassed if the user do not leave through a designated entry/exit door. If Auto Bypass is enabled, omit Step 3.
  When " Auto Instant" is enabled, if you do not leave through a designated entry/exit door, the display will read "Instant", indicating that the entry /exit doors no longer have an entry delay. If "Auto Instant" is enabled, omit Step 4.
Step 3   Press the key.
  The stay light will illuminate indicating that all interior zones are bypassed. (All interior devices will bypass automatically, giving the user freedom of movement within the interior area.)
  The bypass light will illuminate if any zone(s) are bypassed. If any zone(s) have been bypassed previously by the user, the light(s) corresponding to the bypassed zone(s) will illuminate, alerting the user that a zone(s) may be unprotected and can be faulted without an alarm.
Step 4   To toggle from a "delayed entry" mode to an "Instant" mode, press key again.
  The instant light will illuminate indicating that the entry/exit doors have no entry delay.
 
System Armed
Instant

 

QUICK ARMING
  When enabled, Quick Arming allows the user to arm the security system in the AWAY mode by pressing the key
  The system can be quick armed in the STAY mode by pressing the key
  This feature is for arming ONLY

 

DISARMING THE SYSTEM
  Enter a valid user code

Display

Type code to disarm

  The red armed light will go off and the tone will stop
  The security system is now DISARMED
  If a valid code is not entered before the end of the entry delay, an alarm will occur
  NOTE: If the red armed light is flashing during the entry delay, the alarm system has been activated in your absence. Leave the building immediately and call your alarm company and/or the police from a safe location.

 

CANCEL/ABORT FEATURE
  The cancel light will flash during an abort delay time
  If a code is entered followed by the key while this light is flashing, all abortable reports will stop the communication process. NOTE: The abort feature must be enabled for this feature to be functional.
  This feature is for arming ONLY
  Entering a code followed by the key during or after an alarm report to the central station will cause the cancel light to come on
  It will stay on until the central station has received the cancel report. NOTE: The cancel feature must be enabled for this feature to be functional

 

BYPASSING ZONES
  If the user wishes to bypass one or more zones, this must be done while the system is in the disarmed state
 

NOTE: If the user knows the number of zones, use Procedure 1; use Procedure 2 otherwise.

 

Zone Bypass Procedure 1

Step 1 Press the  key
Step 2 Enter the user code, if required (optional). The bypass light flashes.
Step 3 Enter 1 or 2 digits indicating the zone the user wishes to bypass. (Example: Press the  key for zone 1 or  keys for zone 12.)
Step 4 Press the  key again.
Step 5 The corresponding zone light will illuminate indicating the zone has been bypassed. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other zone(s) that need to be bypassed.
Step 6 Press the  key again OR press  key to exit the Bypass Mode. The bypass light will stop flashing upon exiting the Bypass Mode. Pressing the   or key will display the bypassed zones. Press the  key to exit this viewing mode.
 

Zone Bypass Procedure 2

Step 1 Press . The description for zone 1 will be displayed.
Step 2 Use the or scroll keys to browse through the custom descriptions for the zones in this system.
Step 3 To bypass or unbypass a specific zone, press the key while that zone is displayed.
Step 4 When finished, press the key to return to the code entry system.

 

GROUP BYPASS
  By pressing the  key, followed by the key, then the  key again, all zones that are designated as group bypass zones will be bypassed
  Press the  key again to exit group bypassing

 

UNBYPASSING
  To manually unbypass zone, perform the bypassing procedure on a zone that is already bypassed
  NOTE: All zones will automatically be unbypassed each time the system is disarmed

 

THE DOOR CHIME FEATURE
  The door chime is turned on or off by pressing the key while the system is in the disarmed state
  If the chime is on, the chime light will be illuminated (   )
  If the chime is off, the chime light will be off (   )
  Each press of the key will toggle the chime feature on and off
  Each press also produces a momentary ding-dong sound

 

SETTING THE KEYPAD TONE
Step 1 Press  . Keypad is now in the "Adjust Tone" mode.
Step 2 Pressing  the key will make the keypad sounder go to higher tones, pressing the key will make the keypad sounder go to lower tones.
Raise tone -->
Lower tone  -->
Step 3 When the desired tone is reached, press the key to set this tone and exit from the "Adjust Tone" mode.

 

VIEW ALARM MEMORY
Step 1 Press . The zone(s) that created the last alarm will be displayed on the keypad.
Step 2 The LCD screen will display the zone description for those zones.
Alarm Memory 1
ZONE 1
Step 3 The ALARM MEMORY feature will flash those zones that created alarms and will light steady those zones that were bypassed during the last alarm.

 

TEST FUNCTION
Note If programmed, this function will perform a battery test, communicator test, and/or a siren test
Alarms and reports will not be sent, unless a communicator test is performed at which time a test signal will be sent
Step 1 Press . The test will be performed as programmed
Step 2 If the siren test is performed, enter a user code to silence the siren.

 

RESET FUNCTION
Note This function is used to reset smoke detectors, zone troubles, and zone tampers
The system must be disarmed to use the Reset Function
Step 1 Press . System reset has now been performed.
Step 2 If the keypad begins beeping, the reset did not execute properly. Enter code to silence to keypad. Wait a few minutes and repeat step 2 to attempt another reset. If the keypad still beeps after repeated attempts, contact a technician.

 

READING THE EVENT LOG
Note The NX-8 has a 185-event log that can be retrieved using a master code.
This log contains a listing of the last 185 events along with date, time, and partition where the event occurred.
Step 1 To view the log, press .The LCD screen will prompt the user for a code.
Step 2 Enter the master code. The LCD screen will now show the most recent event.
Step 3 To view the events from most recent to the oldest, press the scroll key.
Step 4 To view the events from the oldest to the newest, press the scroll key. The display contains the following information:
Event --> Open   75

<-- User or Zone ID

Date (Month/Day) --> 9/25 17:27 P3

<-- Indicates partition

^
Time shown in 24 hour format

This screen shows an opening of Partition 3 on September 25th at 5:27pm (1727 hours) by user 75. The shows that the event is not programmed to be reported to the central monitoring station.

 

SETTING THE SYSTEM DATE
Step 1 and then the master code
Step 2 Enter the "day of the week." 
Sunday Tuesday Thursday Saturday
Monday Wednesday Friday    
Step 3 Enter the "month code". Must always be two (2) digits.
January May September
February June October
March July November
April August December
Step 4 Enter the "day code". Must always be two digits.
Example: The 5th would be entered as .
Step 5 Enter the last two digits of the "year code". Example: For 2000, enter .

 

SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK
Step 1 Enter:  and then the master code
Step 2 Enter the "hour code" which must be two (2) digits. Note: The clock is a 24-hour clock.
Step 3 Enter the "minutes code" which must be two (2) digits
Example: 7 minutes after would be entered as

 

ADJUSTING THE LCD VIEW/BRIGHTNESS
Step 1 Enter: . The LCD screen will prompt for a code.
Step 2 Enter the master code. The LCD will now prompt the user to raise or lower the view.
Step 3 Using the scroll keys to the right of the LCD, the keys, the user can raise the text or lower the text.
Step 4 To advance to the brightness option, press
The LCD will prompt the user to brighten or dim the LCD lighting
Use the scroll keys again to adjust to desired brightness
Step 5 When completed, exit by pressing

 

ADDING AND CHANGING USER CODES
Note The system must be Disarmed to change user codes
Step 1
Enter: and then the master code
Note: For partitioned system, someone changing the code of another person must have access to all or more partitions than the user being changed.
Step 2
The ready light will flash
Step 3
Enter the 2 digit "user number" (always enter 2 digit such as for user 3 or for user 52.)
Step 4
The zone lights will illuminate specifying the first digit of the "user code"
Lights 1 - 8 on = code is blank, lights 1 - 8 off = "0", lights 1 and 8 = "9"
Use the scroll keys to view the next digit or enter new 4- or 6- digit "user code"
While using the scroll keys the user can change any digit by entering a new digit. This will advance to the next digit.
Note: To delete a user code, enter  for a 4-digit code, or  for a 6-digit code.
Step 5
The ready light will flash indicating the user is back at Step 2
If the code is rejected, the sounder will beep 3 times
Step 6
If another user code needs to be programmed, return to Step 3
Step 7
Press the  key while the ready light is flashing to exit the User Code Programming Mode.

 

SERVICE DISPLAY
Note The following message will be displayed if the security system requires service:
Service Required
Type 2 for help
Step 1 Press
Step 2 One or more of the following fault messages will be displayed. Use the scroll keys ( or ) to browse through them
Step 3 To exit the service messages, press 

Service Messages

Control
Over-current
A short circuit of a control's power supply has occurred.
Control
Siren trouble
Open circuit has occurred on the bell or siren circuit.
Control
Box tamper
The Box Tamper circuit has activated (optional).
Control
Phone trouble
The phone line connected to the control is not operating properly.
Control
Fail to Comm.
The control attempted to communicate a message to the Central Station, but was not successful.
Control
Ground fault
A short to ground has been detected on a control circuit.
Control
Loss of time
The system has totally lost power and needs the clock reset.
Control
Power trouble
The main power to the system is not on.
Control
Low Battery
The standby battery is low.
Expansion
Over-current
A short circuit of an expansion devices power supply has occurred.
Expansion
Aux. comm. fail
An auxiliary reporting device has failed to communicate.
Expansion
Power trouble
The main power to an expansion power supply is not on.
Expansion
Low Battery
An expansion power supply has a low battery.
Expander
Box tamper
A box containing an expansion device has been opened.
Expansion
Trouble
An expansion device or keypad is not reporting to the control panel.
Expansion
Siren trouble
Open circuit has occurred on the bell or siren circuit of the expander.
Zone
Tamper, Press
A zone has been tampered. Press  to identify the tampered zone.
Zone
Low Batt, Press
A wireless device has a low battery. Press  to identify the zone.
Zone Lost, Press A wireless or multiplexed zone device is not reporting to the control. Press  to identify the zone.
Zone
Trouble, Press
A zone is experiencing some form of trouble (probably wiring). Press  to identify the zone.