Testing Your System
Testing the System
Bypassing a Sensor
Type in the 4 digit security code. Hit the Bypass button. Type in 2 digit zone number (Found in PLANT info.).
After installation is completed, the security system should be carefully tested, as follows.
1. With the system in the disarmed state, check that all zones are intact. If the READY LED is not lit,
press the [ ✻] key to display the faulted zone(s). Restore faulted zone(s), if necessary, so that the
READY LED lights. Fault and restore every sensor individually to assure that it is being monitored by
2. Enter the security code and press the TEST key. The outside sounder will sound for 1 second and all
the LED segments on the keypad display light for 3 seconds. LYNXR-2 Series announces the zone’s
voice descriptor (if programmed) followed by 3 beeps, each time a contact is faulted. A test report
should be transmitted (if programmed) to the central station immediately. If the backup battery is
discharged or missing, the sounder may not turn on and a LOW BATTERY report will be transmitted
with a TEST report. The keypad will beep once every 45 seconds as a reminder that the system is in the
3. To turn off the Test mode enter security code and press the OFF key.
(1) Triggering a zone set to Arm AWAY, Arm STAY, or Disarm will take the system out of Test and cause that action.
(2) BR type transmitters do not display during Test mode (keypad beeps only)
(3) Macros cannot be run from the Test mode.
(4) Test mode automatically ends after 4 hours.
(5) During the final 5 minutes (after 3 hours 55 minutes of Test mode), “TEST” flashes on the keypad indicating that the end of
Test mode is nearing.
(5) Upon termination of a test mode all faulted 24-hour zones are treated as a trouble zones.
(6) Fire verification is disabled when the system is in Test mode.
Armed System Test
Alarm messages will be sent to the central station during the following tests 1 and 2. Notify
them in advance that tests will be in progress.
1. Arm the system and fault one or more zones. After 15 seconds (if optional dialer delay is selected),
silence alarm sounder(s) by entering the code and pressing OFF. Check entry/exit delay zones.
2. Check the keypad-initiated alarms that are in the system by pressing the Panic key pairs. If the system
has been programmed for audible emergency, the keypad will emit a steady alarm sound, and
“ALARM” and zone number will be displayed. For LYNXR-2, silence the alarm by entering the
security code and pressing OFF. For LYNXR-2SIA, silence the alarm by entering the security code.
If the system has been programmed for silent emergency, there will be no audible alarms or displays,
but a report will be sent to the central station.
3. If Powerline Carrier Devices have been installed, test their programmed action.
4. Notify the central station when all tests are finished, and verify results with them.
5. To test the wireless part of the system and the RF receiver, perform the two additional tests described
in the Installing Wireless Zones section: Sniffer mode and Go/No Go Test.
Note:System Test mode (installer/master code + test) and Go/No Go Test (installer code + # + 8) will be
automatically terminated after 3-1/2 to 4 hours if the installer or user does not manually terminate it. This
ensures that fire and panic zones will not remain disabled. However, Sniffer mode (installer code + # + 3) does
not automatically expire. You must manually exit (Installer/User Code + OFF) Sniffer mode to
return to normal operation.
Testing the System
About Test Procedures
After the installation is complete, you should perform the following tests:
System Test: Checks that all zones have been installed properly and the system responds to faults.
Dialer Test: Checks that the phone connection to the central station is working properly.
Go/No Go Test: Checks that transmissions can be received from transmitters. Should be performed
before permanently mounting transmitters.
RF Sniffer Mode: Checks that RF transmitter serial numbers have been properly enrolled.
Battery Tests: Automatic battery tests are performed by the system.
NOTE: Test mode can be entered from any keypad. However, faulted zones appear only on those keypads
assigned to the partition to which the zone is assigned (i.e., partition 1 zones appear only on partition 1
keypads, etc.). To see another partition’s faulted zones, view a keypad assigned to that partition or use the
GOTO command (code +[∗] + partition number 0-3, where 0 is the keypad’s home partition).
With the system in the disarmed state, check that all zones are intact (not faulted). Doors and windows
with contacts should be closed, PIRs should be covered (use a cloth to mask them temporarily if necessary).
If a “NOT READY” message is displayed, press [∗] to display the faulted zone(s). Restore faulted zone(s) if
necessary, so that the “READY” message is displayed.
1. Enter Installer Code + 5 [TEST] , then press “0” at the prompt to start Walk Test mode.NOTE: IF A CUSTOMER HAS THIS TYPE OF SYSYTEM, AFTER ENTERING THE INSTALLER AND PRESSING 5 (TEST) THE CONTROL PANEL MIGHT NOT PROMPT USERS TO PRESS 0, YOU WILL HAVE TO DO THIS MANUALLY
1=DIAL, 0=WALK (no special display on Fixed-Word keypads)
The following will be displayed on the initiating keypad and a Contact ID report will be sent (code 607):
TEST IN PROGRESS (“dd” displayed on Fixed-Word Display Keypads)
2. Upon entering the system test mode, the outside sounder should sound for 1 second.
If the backup battery is discharged or missing, the sounder may not turn on and a “LOW BATTERY”
report will be transmitted with a “TEST” report.
The keypad will beep about every 30 seconds as a reminder that the system is in the Test mode.
NOTE: Wireless motion detectors (Passive Infrared units) will send signals out only if they have been
inactive for 3 minutes (conserves battery life).
3. Test all sensors using the procedure described in the User’s Guide “Testing the System” section.
4. After checking sensors, turn off the test mode by entering installer code + OFF.
NOTE: Test mode automatically ends after 4 hours. During the final 5 minutes (after 3 hours 55
minutes of Test mode), the keypad emits a double-beep every 30 seconds to alert that the end of Test
mode is nearing.