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How To Add A Piezo Siren To a DSC PowerSeries NEO Keypad

Can't hear your keypad buzzer? This how to video will show you DSC NEO Piezo/Keypad wiring and programming

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Hi, my names is Jason with And in today's video, I'm going to show you how to connect a Piezo siren, just a low current siren, directly to a keypad on the DSC PowerSeries Neo. Which will actually also kind of apply to the previous generation PowerSeries, as well. It will be slightly different, but you'll get the general idea for it.

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I guess the first thing I did was power down the PowerSeries Neo. So, it's completely off that way you don't accidentally short anything. The siren I'm going to be using today is PB005. You can find it on our website. It's really inexpensive, small. You can put it just about anywhere, hide it, however, you wanna do it. And it packs a powerful punch without much current draw.

So the keypad itself can put out about 50 milliamps from the PGM Terminal. And there are not many sirens out there that draw 50 milliamps or less. This one actually only draws 10 milliamps at 12 volts and puts out 95 decibels. So it's pretty loud for a really low current draw. So, again, you can find that on the website. However, this process would work if you wanted to use like a relay with a power supply. You can connect, you know, just about anything to it at that point.

So, first step is to open up the keypad. And once I have it open here. So, you can see, if you watched the previous video on the keypad zone. We're using that same terminal. It's this fifth terminal, labeled P/G. So "P" stands for PGM, Z stands for the zone. So we're gonna use that terminal. And that's actually, where our negative wire is going to go. So put our black wire there. And then we'll use the red for our positive. So keypads almost kind of flip, so we actually connect from black to the zone. Obviously, you know, just an open-close switch. It doesn't really matter positive or negative. But we use black and then the fifth terminal. With a PGM you're going to use red for your positive. And the fifth terminal here as your negative.

So open this up. And so you can see it's just two small gauge wires here. I'm just going to connect this directly to it. But you could use some splices, run this wherever you want. So let's put the wires through here. And again, the black goes on the fifth terminal. And then close the keypad back up. And again, you can mount this, you know, wherever you want. Put it in a wall. We actually use one of these in our office for a driveway chime. So we'll know when somebody comes up the drive. So, it works really well. It's pretty loud. We actually, have it above our drop-ceilings. So it puts out plenty of sound straight through that. All right, so I'm going to turn on the PowerSeries Neo we'll be right back.

All right, now that the system's powered up, the first thing you wanna do is go into programming, with *8, followed by the installer code. And, of course, the default is 5555. And we'll want to go to section 009, which is the PGM definitions. So once you're in there you wanna select the PGM. Now for keypad PGM's you can use anything from 005 up. And you just wanna make sure it's not one that you have any hard-wired ports for. So, let's say I had an HSM2204 connected to the system so that ones going to be, you know, cover slots 005 through 009. So I wouldn't wanna use any of those for my keypad.

In this case, I don't have any PGM expansion boards. So I can really use anything I want, as long as it's not with the first four. So I'm just gonna go ahead and use 005. So once you into 005 you need to actually, select the type. So this is just like your what you do for signing zone types except you're doing it for PGM's.

You can, of course, find the full list in the manual for your PGM's. But the most common one you're going to use for this is 111. Now 111... we'll go back to PGM 5 here, is the keypad buzzer follower. What this means is that basically anytime this keypad beeps, we want that Piezo siren to beep. So most common use for this is going to be for door chimes. And entry and exit delays and things like that. And that is what 111 will do for you. Now there are... you may wanna use it as a zone follower and things like that.

So there are other options and other instances where you may use it. But generally, like I said, when connecting directly to the keypad you're generally, going to use it for a keypad buzzer follower. So that's one that we're going to show here.

So now that we have that selected, we're gonna push # a couple of times to go back out to, then to the keypad programming. Now section 861 is for keypad 1. If you were doing keypad 2, 3, 4, whatever it is 862, is keypad 2, 863 is keypad 3, etc. But this is keypad 1. It's in slot 1, so we're doing 861. Now the first thing you wanna do is tell the system that that fifth terminal is a PGM. To do that you go to 023. And then you can either push three or scroll over to three and you see it says, "PGM output." By default, it's going to be set on no, which means it's going to be a zona input.

But we want it to be a PGM output, so we're gonna hit (*) and it's gonna change it to a Y. And then push #. The next thing you wanna do is tell the keypad which PGM to make that fifth terminal. So, to do that you go to 011 and then you'll select 005. So currently, we have that fifth terminal set to PGM 5. So we set it to 005. We were told that it was a PGM. So now we're just gonna back out.

Then once you're out of programming, we can test these various ways. Let's go ahead, just arm it. So you can hear that? The thing's pretty loud. And that's going to give you an exit delay. If I had a zone setup here I could easily do, I could show you the chime feature with it. So it's a... packs a powerful punch for being this small. And, you know, it's something you can easily kind of put out of the way. Recess it into the wall, whatever you wanna do. So that's a quick and easy solution for your system, for a problem a lot of people have.

All right, there you have it, guys, that's all there is to it. Hopefully, you found this helpful. Maybe gave you an idea of something you could do, that you didn't know it could do. If you did like the video, make sure you hit the Like button. If you have any questions just comment below. Thanks, and I'll see you in the next video.