Alarm Questions For A DSC

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On a DSC alarm system if the customer states "I am having trouble with my alarm system but the trouble light is not on"Learning note: On some DSC the keypad does not have a trouble light it will have a triangle with a ! point in the center  
    • A. 

      You should have them check for trouble anyways

    • B. 

      You should not check the trouble "pressing *2" unless the trouble is showing on the keypad

  • 2. 
    On a DSC system if the trouble light is on and no zone is displayed when you press *2 what should you do?Learning Note: On the DSC 832 you may have to do the below to check the trouble KEYPAD MESSAGE INSTRUCTIONS Enter Code toArm System From the Ready state, use the arrow ( <  > ) keys to scroll to the following message System Trouble(* 2) to View   <  > Press (* 2) to view the trouble. The display will change to: View Trouble <  >"Trouble Message" Use the arrow ( <  >) keys to view which troubles are present on the system. Once you have finished reading the trouble conditions, press the [ # ] key to exit the trouble view mode and return to the Ready state.
    • A. 

      Change the time and check the event history for any other problems

    • B. 

      Nothing and send a tech

    • C. 

      Power down the alarm and Power it back up

  • 3. 
    Expect on DSC keypads with arrows like the 832 what does a zone on the keypad look like when it's bypassed?Learning note on a DSC keypad with arrows: Bypassing Zones KEYPAD MESSAGE INSTRUCTIONS Enter Code to Arm System Press the (*) key to enter the functions menu Press (*) for < >Zone Bypass Press the (*) key to enter the zone bypassing mode Zone Search         < >"Zone Name" Use the arrow ( < >) keys to scroll to the zone to be bypassed and press the (*) key to select it. Zone Search< >"Zone Name"   B "B" will appear on the dispaly to show that the zone is bypassed. To un-bypass the zone, enter the zone number, the "B" will disappear to show that the zone is no longer bypassed. Zone Search <   >"Zone Name" O If the letter "O" shows up on the display, it means this zone is open. If you bypass this zone, the letter "O" will be replaced by the letter "B" To exit the bypassing mode and return to the Ready state, press the [ # ] key.  
    • A. 

      The zone is no longer lit up

    • B. 

      The zone is a solid red

    • C. 

      The zone blinks red

  • 4. 
    When a DSC is not taking a code to disarm the alarm and the customer says they are putting in the correct code what should you do?
    • A. 

      Power down the alarm system

    • B. 

      Keep trying

    • C. 

      After trying the duress code and the start code with the alarm still not taking the code. And Also after you have waited for the 3 minute lock out time. Then try disconnecting the Batt then try the code. Sometimes on DSC battery is bad and pulls excessive...

  • 5. 
    When you try and change the time on a DSC and it does not work what should you do?
    • A. 

      Try again it normal changes on the second try

    • B. 

      Send a tech

    • C. 

      Call jack he knows the answer

  • 6. 
    On a DSC how can you change the beeping sound?
    • A. 

      You can't so don't try

    • B. 

      Press and hold the * button until the pitch gets to a level you like...This does not change the volume then only a tech can change the level

    • C. 

      Press and hold the # button until the pitch gets to a level you like...This does not change the volume then only a tech can change the level

  • 7. 
     It is normal for the bypass light to come on when a customer arms their DSC system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    On a DSC if you are checking the trouble light and zone 7 comes on and a zone does not light up what do you do?
    • A. 

      Send a tech

    • B. 

      Press 7 again

    • C. 

      Press the # key and try again

    • D. 

      Try arming and disarming the alarm system

  • 10. 
    Whenever doing a walk test for a DSC alarm system it always send in an alarm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False