Status Button →
By pressing the Status button the system will display on the screen and speak the follow type of information.
- Alarm conditions
- Alarm history
- Trouble conditions
- Open sensors
- Bypassed sensors
The system Status button blinks when an active alarm exists. The system Status button is lit when an abnormal condition such as a trouble or open sensor exists.
You can clear certain status entries from the system (such as old alarm history) by pressing the system Status button, listening to what the alarm reports, and then press the Disarm button to clear.
Arming and Disarming Your System→
The table below describes the arming levels that you can set from the control panel.
|0||Subdisarm||If your system includes 24-hour protection sensors, you must subdisarm the panel before accessing these areas to avoid causing an alarm. Environmental sensors (such as smoke or carbon monoxide detectors) stay active at all times.|
|1||Disarm||In this level, only 24-hour sensors are active.|
|2||Arm door and window sensors – exterior||This level arms the door and window sensors, while leaving the interior motion sensors disarmed.|
|3||Arm motion sensors – interior||This level arms the interior motion sensors, while leaving the exterior door and window sensors disarmed.|
|4||Arm doors/windows and motion sensors||This level arms all sensors.|
To disarm (level 1):
- Press Disarm.
- Enter your code when the display shows Enter Code.
The panel displays and speaks Disarmed, the Disarm button lights up, and the panel beeps once.
To arm doors and windows (level 2):
- Ensure that all doors and windows are closed.
- Press Doors+Windows.
The panel displays Doors + Windows, speaks Door and Windows On, and the Doors+Windows button lights up.
The panel starts and exit delay and sounds exit beeps in groups of two until the exit delay expires.
To arm motion sensors (level 3):
- Press Motions.
The display shows Motions, speaks Motions On, and the Motions button lights.
The panel starts an exit delay and sounds exit beeps in groups of three until the exit delay expires.
To arm doors, windows, and motion sensors (level 4):
- Press Doors+Windows.
- Press Motions
The display shows Doors + Windows & Motions, speaks Doors and Windows On, Motion On, and the Doors+Windows and Motions button light up.
The panel starts an exit delay and sounds exit beeps in groups of four until the exit delay expires.
Use the chime feature to signal when a protected door is opened while the system is disarmed. The panel speaks the sensor name and chimes twice when a chime sensor is tripped, if the chime mode is enabled. This feature allows you to be notified when family members are going in and out of your home.
To enable or disable the chime feature:
- Press the “Down” (⇩) button until the display shows “Chime”.
- Press the “Ok” (↩) button. The current Chime setting (on or off) will flash.
- Press the “Down” (⇩) button to toggle the chime on or off.
- Press the “Ok” (↩) button to accept the selected setting (on or off).
- Press the “Status” button to exit.
A solid bell icon will appear in the display when the chime feature is enabled.
Panic Alarms →
If you experience and emergency situation your panel has three panic buttons you can use to alert your alarm monitoring company to notify to proper authorities. In order to use the panic alarm feature, you must press and hold the emergency buttons on the panel keypad for the desired response. (Medical, Police, Fire). For example, when you press top left panic button the panel will beep for a medical emergency. When you press the middle left panic button the siren will sound for a police emergency. When you press the bottom left panic button the siren will sound intermittently for a fire emergency. This allows everyone in the home to understand what type of alarm has been triggered, and simultaneously give your alarm monitoring company the information they need in order to dispatch the appropriate emergency services.
Silent exit →
Press Silent button after you arm he system to silence status beeps. The silent exit feature silences the status beeps that accompany the exit delay. The panel will still beep at the beginning and end of the exit delay.
Note: Enabling silent exit doubles the exit delay time.
Sensor Bypass →
By pressing the Bypass button after arming the system you can bypass open sensors or malfunctioning sensors.
Keyfob Remote Operation →
If you have a keyfob remote it has an open-air communication range of approximately 300 ft. To use it, press and hold the desired button until you see the green light flash on the keyfob. Please keep in mind that the illumination of the light on the keyfob does not give you verification that the system has been armed or disarmed, but only that you held the button down long enough to communicate with the panel IF YOU ARE WITHIN RANGE of the alarm panel. If you are out of range nothing will happen on your panel.
To arm the doors/windows press the lock button until the green light flashes once. To arm the motion sensor(s) press the lock button a second time until the green light flashes again. To use the panic feature, simply press and hold the lock and unlock button simultaneously until the light on the keyfob flashes, and the police are on the way.
Hostage Code →
The hostage code is a feature that I hope you never have to use, however, if you find yourself in a hostage or ambush situation it can save your life. Press the “DISARM” button then enter the hostage/duress code that your installer programmed for you at the time your security system was installed. The system will silently call the police. The system does not have to be armed to use this feature. Again ANY time “DISARM” and the hostage/duress code is entered the police will be dispatched.
Motion Sensor Characteristics →
If you desire to test your motion sensor(s) it must be done in a specific way. Specifically, you must arm the motion sensor(s) and then leave the room to avoid its field of view for 3-5 minutes. Normally when you arm the motion sensor(s) you leave the home, so you must simulate leaving the home by opening and closing an entry door (front door or garage interior door) to test the motion sensor(s). Also the motion sensor(s) is operated by battery, in order to conserve battery life, you will not see the red light come on.
Changing User Codes or The Master Code →
You will have one master code, which is preset to 1-2-3-4, and up to 5 additional codes for other users of the GE Simon XT Security System. Only the master code can add or delete additional codes. The user guide gives step by step instructions on how to change the master code.
I encourage you to test your system as often as you feel the need. The GE Simon XT Security System checks its own sensors twice a day for low batteries and signal strength, but it is YOUR responsibility to test the siren and panic buttons regularly. Before testing your system you should contact your alarm monitoring company at the phone number on your window stickers or yard sign and inform them you are going to perform a test. This will keep your alarm monitoring company from dispatching authorities.
New Installation Familiarization Period →
At the request of local authorities, your alarm monitoring company gives each customer between 24 hours and 7 days to become familiar with their system before they get live response from authorities and your alarm monitoring company. During this period everyone can become familiar with the system operations. You can cancel the test period at any time by calling the alarm monitoring company using the phone number found on your window stickers or yard sign
To report a false alarm or for service call the phone number on your window stickers or yard sign.