Zone failure on DSC PC5108

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Old 09-30-16, 09:59 AM
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Exclamation Zone failure on DSC PC5108

Items:
  • DSC PC1832 (Version 5) System
  • DSC PC5108 (Version 4) Expander
  • DSC PTK5507 (Version 1.1) Keypad

The first 8 zones on the PC1832 are working.
In section 903, I can see: Keypad 1, Keypad 2, Zones 9 - 16, PC5400.
I have a jumper from the TMPR port to a Common port on the expander.
I have the keypads wired to the expander as well as 6 zones. (The last 2 zones have resisters on them)
I do not have End-of-Line resistors on any zones and have therefor disabled option 1 for all zones. (Makes all zones look closed.)

The problem:
None of the zones connected to the expander will show open whenever they are opened. (And I can't figure out why!)

I have searched the internet for the last week hoping to find that golden nugget of information that is eluding me, but I have failed.

Your thoughts on what I have missed are most appreciated! THANKS!
 
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Old 09-30-16, 06:08 PM
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Did you program the 9-16 zones for a zone type in programming location 001? They default to 00 (not used).
 
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Old 09-30-16, 07:00 PM
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I did not. Unlike the other sections, I am not certain as to what to enter there.

I have gone into the Installer Menu option, Section 001, but then I don't know what to enter for a 2 digit zone definition. (I find this section confusing. If I enter the wrong zone definition, won't that affect my exit zones as well as things like windows? Shouldn't my doors have an exit delay while my windows have an immediate violation and alarm?)

Please and Thank you.
 
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Old 09-30-16, 07:37 PM
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You need to set an entry door near the keypad as perimeter delay. This allows time to get in to disable the alarm. If you have multiple keypads near exit doors then you can have multiple doors set to perimeter delay zones. (01)

Any door to the outside that is not used to access a keypad is perimeter instant. (03)

All windows are perimeter instant. (03)

Motions are interior. (05)

If a motion detector is in sight of the entry door then it needs to be set as interior follower. (04)
 
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Old 10-01-16, 09:43 AM
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I did a lot more reading and figured out how these zone options for section 001 work. ...and now it is working!

Thanks for your help! You have no idea how much your response means to my wife!
 
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Thank you! This has been a great help in understanding the options.
 
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Old 10-01-16, 02:07 PM
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You're welcome.

I install mostly commercial systems and Bosch in residences so I have the luxury of programming with a laptop computer. I find keypad programming daunting at times too.
 
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