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Dsc PowerSeries Neo Alarm Keypad Zone Instructions

Wiring and programming a keypad zone on the DSC PowerSeries Neo

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Jason: Hi, I'm Jason with AlarmSystemStore.com. In today's video, I'm going to show you how to connect and program a keypad zone or PGM. It's not super commonly used, but it can be very useful depending on your situation. Maybe you have an old system that you're replacing that had eight zones and you're wanting to add a new hardwired zone, instead of having to do a home run of wire all the way to your control panel, you can just go to a keypad instead. It doesn't require a zone expander or anything like that, so it can be very useful. It can save you some money and some time.

So let's go ahead and go to the table and we'll get started. Alright, so I've just turned on the NEO control panel. I'm just gonna go over kind of some of the basic programming that I've already done is generally on the default programming, only changes I've made is I've turned off the first eight zones. Actually, I've turned off all the zones, so that, you know, when I turn on zone nine it's gonna be the only zone active. So we're going to be putting this keypad zone on zone nine, just for our example, kind of as if we've already used up the eight zones on the control panel. So it's pretty practical option for us is to add a keypad zone as opposed to adding a full zone expander when we only need the one zone.

So let's get started on the programming here. The first thing we're gonna do is go into programming with *8 and then followed by the installer code. And then we're going to go through our basic zone programming. So we'll start out with 001, this is our zone definitions, then we'll go to zone nine, and we're going to program this as 003, which is our instant zone type. Then we're gonna push # twice, and then we're going to go to our partition one zone mask under 201. We're going to go through zone mask nine through 16, and we're going to turn on zone nine. Push # a couple times.

Now, this is the part that is a little bit different. I know I kind of went fast through those first two programming steps. If you need more help with those, we do have a quick start guide available on our website as well as a video on NEO programming that you can watch. So the next thing I'm gonna need to do is I'm going to go to the keypad programming section for this keypad. So this keypad is keypad one, it's my only keypad, so it's in slot one. If this was in slot two, three, four, whatever it is, you'll just have to go to the programming section for that keypad.

So it starts out on section 861 for keypad one, keypad two would be 862, keypad three 863, etc. So I'm going to go to 861 since this is slot one. So now there's a subsection that we're looking for, it's 011. This is our input output for this keypad. So we're going to make this zone nine so we're going to enter the three digit zone number, 009. If you're doing a PGM, you do the same thing, you just enter in the PGM number that you're going to make this.

So now that that's done, if you're doing a zone from default programming that's all you need to do. If you're doing a PGM, you'll need to go to 023. This is keypad option three, and you'll scroll over to toggle three, this is PGM output. It's set as "no" by default. If you need to change it to "yes" you'll just hit * and that's going to make the fifth terminal act as a PGM instead of a zone. For this example, we're gonna leave it on no. So once you have that done, you'll just push # until you're out of programming.

So that's all there really is to the programming for a keypad zone. It's nothing too difficult. There's only one extra step, really, compared to regular zone programming. So let's test it out. And so, take that away, and the green check goes away. It shows zone nine is open. Put it back together and you get the green check, ready to arm. So there you have it.

Hopefully, that clears up any question you had on keypad zones and PGMs. Go ahead and give us a like and subscribe to our channel if you enjoyed the content. If you need more resources, check out our website or our other videos. Thanks for watching, and I'll see you in the next video.