There are 3 modes for arming - These buttons are on the rightmost row on the keypad.
Away (top right button with lock symbol)
Night (with Moon symbol)
Day (with Sun symbol)
Arm to Away mode when everyone is leaving the house. All zones are active. When the Away Button is pressed, the keypads will announce any open zones eg "kitchen window", "back door". Close all the open zones. When all zones are closed or secured, the keypad says "Please Exit" and repeats this every few seconds. This means that you must exit from the house via the Entry door (usually the front door) within the Exit Time, by default 30 seconds. When the entry door is closed after exit, the keypad will announce "Away Mode", the strobe light (part of the siren) will turn on for a few seconds and the siren may chirp to confirm that the system is armed. Engineer Note: To disable the siren sounding when armed to away mode see http://www.comfortforums.com/forum16/2597.html
If you do not exit the house through the entry door, there will be an Arm Failure alarm and the siren will sound. The system will not be armed. You must disarm the system by entering the user code onthe keypad before attempting to arm again.
Arm to Night Mode when there are people in the premises. In Night mode, there may be certain motion sensors in the house that are not active to allow occupants to move in these zones, or there may be windows that can be left open without causing an alarm. This depends on the programming of the system.
Zones that are programmed as PIR Away (Zone type 18) do not cause alarm in Night Mode but will cause alarm in Away Mode
Zones that are programmed as PIR Night & Away (Zone type 5) cause alarm in Night Mode and Away Mode.
There is no need to exit when arming to Night Mode. The system will be armed after the Night Exit Time (Default 2 seconds). If there are Open zones, these willl be announced on the keypads until they are closed. The keypad will not announce "Please exit" as it does in Away Mode arming, but the slow beeps will be heard on the keypad. The keypad announces "Night Mode" when it has armed successfully
Arm to Day Mode when there are people in the premises similar to Night Mode. The difference in Day Mode is that all internal motion sensor zones (PIR Night Away zone type 5 and PIR Away Zone type 18) are not active, but doors and windows (Zone Type 1) are active. This allows people to move freely within the house while keeping the system armed. The system can be armed to Day Mode in the day and to Night Mode before going to bed. The keypad announces "Day Mode"
Note that if there are no Zones in Zone Type 18 (PIR Away) there will be no difference between Night and Day Modes.
when arming to any mode and open zones are announced you can "Force Arm", ie automatically bypass open zones to allow the system to be armed. This is done by pressing the # key on the keypad, or if arming by the telephone voice menu, pressing # on the telephone. Force-armed zones are bypassed until they are closed, whereupon they become active again, ie will cause an alarm when the zone is opened. Note that Force-arming may be disabled by the installer depending on local regulations.
Last edited on Saturday Nov 22nd, 2014 09:14 am by slychiu
The security system can be disarmed by entering the user code and # key on the keypad eg 1234# if the user code is 1234. Comfort can suppirt up to 16 users with different user codes each with 4 to 6 digits.
The keypads (not just the one used) will announce "Security Off".
When the system is armed to any mode (Away, Night, Day), opening the Entry Door will start an entry delay (default 30 seconds). This delay is for the person coming back to disarm the system. The Entry Time can be programmed in Security > Arming & Disarming. The keypad will beep slowly during the entry delay.
Motion detectors (PIRs) that are in the Entry Path will not cause an alarm if they detect motion during the Entry Delay. Hence all PIRs which are in the path between the entry door and the keypad must have the Entry Path attribute enabled. The Entry Path is enabled for each zone in Security > Zones/Inputs
The entry delay is enabled during Night and Day modes so that the ysytem can be armed even when family members are not at home.
It is also possible to program the system so that opening the entry door in Night and Day modes will cause an immediate alarm, but this means that the system cannot be armed to night mode unless everyone is at home. Other cheaper alarms only work in this way
Last edited on Saturday Nov 22nd, 2014 12:30 pm by slychiu