DSC Installer Code - Is There One?

Old 06-15-07, 04:35 PM
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DSC Installer Code - Is There One?

Does anyone know if the DSC PC580 has an Installer Code. The company that installed the alarm is no longer in business, and I want to make changes to the zones myself. Any help would be useful.
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Power Series Panel Codes and Defaulting -- The Power Series panels (PC1555/Power 632; PC5010/Power 832; PC5020/Power 864; and several variations) all use a common programming model.

First rule of thumb: _There is no bypass for the installer code!_ If the installer code has been changed from the factory default (1555, 5010, 5020, and 5555 have all been used on one model or another), then the only way to get into programming, short of a lucky guess, is to default the panel.

If the installer lockout feature has been turned on (determined by powering down the panel; on powerup the phone relay on the main board will click about 10 times if the lockout feature has been turned on), then the manual default will factory default all panel settings _except_ for the installer code.

The basic hardware default for a _Power Series_ panel is as follows:
(Check the installer manual _first_; there can be small variations on this with some of the variant models)
1. Remove AC and battery from the panel.
2. Remove all wires from the Zone 1 and PGM1 terminals.
3. With a piece of wire short the Zone 1 terminal to the PGM1
4. Apply AC power to the main panel.
5. When Zone Light 1 is lit on the keypad the default is complete.
6. Remove AC power from the control
7. Reconnect all original wiring and power up the control.
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For the PC580, the factory default installer code is 5555. Otherwise, it hardware defaults like the other Power Series panels.

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