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 Posted: Monday Sep 5th, 2011 10:13 pm
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I upgraded Firmware to 6.005
using the UCM usb

but when i armed the system to away mode
the arm failure
& the message appare on keypad : arm failure z
 i isolated all I/O except by one I/p on the main board
and the problem is still



 Posted: Tuesday Sep 6th, 2011 03:10 am
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When you armed to away mode did it arm completely? Do you mean there was an arm failure which prevented it from arming?
Did you open and close the entry door?

Exactly what happened when you tried to arm to away?




 Posted: Tuesday Sep 6th, 2011 09:54 am
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when i armed to away mode it armed completely
then automatically turned to security off after one second
and got the fast beeps

this problem is found in three sites that i work in



 Posted: Tuesday Sep 6th, 2011 10:52 am
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observe reply



 Posted: Tuesday Sep 6th, 2011 11:43 am
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Yes, I suspect that you did not open and close the front door.
When you arm to Away Mode, in order to complete arming, you must exit the house, ie go out of the front door and close it. This allows the system to arm to away mode

Away Mode means that everyone is Away from the house. you do not arm to Away Mode and stay in the house. Otherwise you should arm to Night Mode

See the post on Arming to Away Mode at http://www.comfortforums.com/forum16/2367.html



 Posted: Tuesday Sep 6th, 2011 12:04 pm
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but the zone type of the only zone that i connected is DoorWindow Not EntryDoor



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Are you saying that you do not have a alarm contact on the entry door that can act as an Entry Door Zone Type?
It is advisable to always have an entry door Zone, so that it can end the exit delay and arm after the door has closed. The doors and windows on the ground floor should have contacts as these are the primary alarm protection. It is not good to rely on the PIRs or motion detectors as the main alarm detection because these only work when the intruder is inside the house. Furthermore, motion detectors may have to be disabled when people are in the house to prevent alarms so it may prevent you from arming to Night Mode.

If you really cannot fix the alarm contact on the entry door then you should set the Away Arming Method in Security > Arming and Disarming to After Exit Delay

The options for Away Arming Method are
  • Final Door (Preferred)
  • After Exit Delay (NOT preferred)
  • Exit Terminator - need to press the doorbell to arm the system
If you select Exit Delay then there is no need to exit the house when you arm to away. But it is not the proper way to do it at all



 Posted: Tuesday Sep 6th, 2011 02:45 pm
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The reason for not being able to arm wasn't expected

i choose the away arming method (final door)
& did not open and close the door
so the system wasn't able to go to away mode

when i choose away arming method (after exit delay)
the system went to away mode & work correctly


Thanks Very much



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