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DSC PowersSeries NEO (HS2016, HS2032, HS2064, HS2128) Quickstart

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND BEING IN ANY PROGRAMMING SECTION THAT IS NOT IN THIS GUIDE UNLESS YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND THE FUNCTION OF THAT SECTION.  Doing so may cause problems in the function of your alarm system.


NOTE: We heavily recommend programming using a LCD keypad. These keypads will allow you to see what section are in and what you enter and this quick start guide will assume you have one. If using an LED or ICON keypad, you will not see a display or any numbers during your programming.  You have to listen for the beeps.  A quick triple beep means the system accepted you entry and is now ready for the next entry.  If you get a long beep, the system did not like what you entered.  If at anytime you get lost, STOP, and hit # # #, and then start over.


Default Master Code: 1234
Default Installer Code: 5555
Accept Entry/Move Forward: *
Exit/Move Back: #

Entering Programming: *8-Installer Code


Step 1: Wiring and Planning

We recommend getting all your hardwired components in place and wired to the main board before programming. For wireless sensors, it is useful to have them laid out nearby for enrollment purposes. It is also extremely helpful to have all your zones written out and in front of you during programming so that you can easily reference it.


Step 2: Enroll First Keypad

Power up the system with the backup battery attached. Once the system is loaded the keypad should display: Press any key to enroll. Once you press a key, the first keypad will be enrolled into the first slot automatically.


Step 3: Default the System [999]

Even though your system should come factory defaulted; we suggest that you default the system just to make sure you have a clean slate to work with. To do this; follow the steps below:


To default the system you will enter into programming mode by typing:

  • *8 5555 on the keypad
  • You will then be asked for ‘Section’. Enter in 999
  • You will then be asked to enter Installer code. Enter 5555
  • The keypad should beep and then ask you to press * or 999. Enter * and the system will default and reboot.
  • Let it go through its process until the keypad again says: Press any key to enroll. Press any key.

Step 4: Enroll Additional Keypads and Modules [902] [000]

  • Enter programming again.
  • Enter 902.
  • It should already be on subsection 000 so you can press * or enter 000. It will go through and automatically enroll any keypads and modules to the next available slot on the system and display their serial numbers.

Step 5: Zone Type Assignments [001] [001-128]

Now that we know we have a clean slate to start from, we need to assign our zone types for each zone. For a full list of zone types, go to page 7 of your installation guide. Some of the most common zone types are:


000 – Null Zone: For zones that are not in use.

001 – Delay 1: Used for an entry point to allow time to disarm the system.

002 – Delay 2: Same as delay 1, but can be set to a different delay length if a keypad is located further away for example.

003 – Instant: Used on perimeter non-entry points to instantly trip the alarm.

005 – Interior Stay/Away: Used for interior motion detectors that need to be disabled when the system is armed in stay mode to allow free movement without setting off the alarm. Otherwise this zone type will cause an instant alarm unless an entry door with a delay is accessed first.

008 – Standard Fire


  • From programming, enter section 001.
  • It will ask for a 3 digit zone number. Enter 001 to go to the first zone.
  • After entering the zone number it will display the current zone type assignment. Enter the 3 digit zone type code.
  • It will automatically go to the next zone. Repeat this process for every zone that you are installing.

Step 6: Zone Assignment [201] [001-016]

We now need to assign which zones are active on our system.

  • Enter section 201.
  • Then enter 001 to view the first 8 zones, 002 to view zones 9-16, 003 to view zones 17-24, etc.
  • Use the toggle options in each of these to turn on or off the zones that we need. It will display a ‘Y’ for active zones and an ‘N’ for zones that are off. Enter the 1-8 to toggle that zone.

Example: You have 12 zones on your system. So you would enter 201 from programming. Then 001 and scroll through zones 1-8 to confirm that they are on. You find that zone 7 displays an ‘N’ and the rest display a ‘Y’. You would then enter 7 to toggle that zone to a ‘Y’ as well. Then push # to go back to select the 002 zone mask. Zones 9-16 all display an ‘N’. You would then need to turn on zones 9-12 by pressing 1, 2, 3, and 4 to toggle those zones to a ‘Y.’


Step 7: Entry and Exit Delays [005] [001]

This step will assign the delay times for you to enter or exit through a delay 1 or a delay 2 door when disarming or arming the system.

  • Enter section 005.
  • Enter 001 to go to partition 1 timers.
  • Enter Delay 1 timer. 030-255
  • Enter Delay 2 timer. 030-255
  • Enter Exit timer. 045-255
  • Press # to exit out.

Step 8: Installer and Master Codes [006] [001-002]

If you want to change your installer code, make sure you do not forget or lose it. You will have to completely default the system to get back into programming if you forget it.

  • Enter section 006.
  • Go to subsection 001 to change the installer code, if desired.
  • Enter the new 4 digit code.
  • Go to subsection 002 to change the master code.
  • Enter the new 4 digit code.

Step 9: NO/NC Resistor Use [013]

Most of people do not use resistors on their zones. If you did not:

  • Enter section 013.
  • Turn toggle option 1 on by pressing 1.

Step 10: Telephone Line Monitor and Audible Panic [015]

Most people want their panic alarm to be audible (toggle option 2) and their telephone line to not be monitored (toggle option 7). To do this:

  • Enter section 015.
  • Press 2 to turn on toggle option 2.
  • Press 7 to turn off toggle option 7.

Step 11: Wireless Enrollment [804] [000]

If you do not have any wireless PowerG devices that you need to enroll in your system you can skip this step.

  • Enter section 804 to go to wireless programming.
  • Enter 000 to go to enroll devices. The screen will display: Enroll now or entr.
  • Press and hold the enroll button on your PowerG device. Once the LED turns on, release the enroll button.
  • The keypad should display the device’s serial number. Press * to confirm that it is correct.
  • Enter the 3 digit zone number for the zone that you want to assign the device to.
  • If you have already programmed the zone type, it should display there. You can reenter it, change it, or push * to continue.
  • Make sure that a ‘Y’ is displayed for Partition 1. You can toggle it by pressing *.
  • Enter #. It will then ask for a zone label if you are using an LCD keypad. You can program the zone label now if you would like using the zone label programming instructions at the end of this guide. Or you can enter # again to go back to the beginning of the wireless enrolling process.
  • Repeat for all wireless devices.

Step 12: Set Date and Time

  • When not in programming, press *6 to set the time.
  • Enter your master code.
  • Then press 01 or scroll through the menu to Date and Time and press *.
  • Enter the four digit time in 24 hour format (military time) then enter the six digit date (MMYYYY). Example: So if it is 2:30p on October 21, 2015, you would enter 1430 102115.

Step 13: Add User Codes

  • When not in programming, press *5.
  • Enter your master code.
  • Select the 2 digit user number (01 is the master code).
  • Press * to select access code.<
  • Enter the 4 digit code.

Step 14: Label each Zone [000] [001] [001-128]

  • From programming enter section 000.
  • Then go to subsection 001.
  • You can then select the zone that you want to label using the 3 digit zone number.
  • You will then enter the zone label. The letters of the alphabet are divided up among the number keys 1-9 on the keypad. Pushing the same number multiple times will scroll through the letters and number. See table below:

[1] A B C 1 [2] D E F 2 [3] G H I 3
[4] J K L 4 [5] M N O 5 [6] P Q R 6
[7] S T U 7 [8] V W X 8 [9] Y Z 9 0
[0] SPACE [*] SELECT [#] Save & Exit

Use > and < to scroll to a specific space. Or to move to the next character.

For a word list and more functions see page 26 of the DSC PowerSeries NEO Reference Manual that can be found online.