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Monthly Tech Tips

Below you will find a large collection of Tech Tips provided by DSC. These Tech Tips cover a variety of instructional and informational subjects from wiring diagrams for modules to programming breakdowns for DSC and Qolsys IQ alarm systems. These Tech Tips date back to 2013 and are provided on a monthly basis, so there is a lot of legacy content as well as content related to current equipment. (While we add the Tech Tips to our site, the tips will be ordered from most recent to oldest organized by year.)

Each link below will take you to the Tech Tip PDF along with links to the products related to the Tech Tip. You will be able to download and print the PDFs if you desire.  

2024 Tech Tips:

System Sensor RRS-MOD Wiring Diagram And Programming Instructions On DSC PowerSeries NEO

2-Wire Smoke Detector Wiring Diagram And Programming On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

DSC NEO HS2LCD/HS2ICN Keypad Panel Response Not Received Technical Advisory

Creating A "Disarm Upon Unlock" Z-wave Lock Rule On Alarm.com

Understanding The Programming And Activation of Night Arming On The Qolsys IQ Panel 4

2023 Tech Tips:

How To Update The HS2TCHPN Keypad For Use With IQPRO

DSC PowerSeries NEO Chime Settings

TL880 Data Refresh And Install Tips For ADC Installers

Qolsys IQ Panel 4 / IQ4 Hub Ambient Temperature Display Settings

Qolsys IQPRO Security System Sensors Groups (version 4.2.1n)

Installation Manuals For The IQPRO Including Related Keypads, Modules and Sensors

DSC PowerG PG9309 Wireless Door Contact Setting On DSC PowerSeries PRO Panel

DSC PowerG PG9309 Wireless Contact Settings On The DSC PowerSeries NEO Panel

DSC PowerGPG9309 Wireless Contact Settings On The Qolsys IQ Panel Systems

In-Depth DSC NEO Power Calculator Excel File Download

Installation Manuals For The DSC PowerSeries NEO And Related Equipment

Installation Manuals For The Qolsys IQ Panels Including Related Accessories And Sensors

Collection of Qolsys Product With Part Numbers As Of January 2023

2022 Tech Tips:

Battery Bulletin Regarding Qolsys IQ Panel Systems

Enrollment Instructions For The PG9WLSHW8 And PG9HRDW8 On Qolsys IQ Panels

Adaptive Brightness Operation On The Qolsys IQ Panel Systems

DC Voltage Input Test On The Qolsys IQ Panel Alarm Systems

Sensor Groups Explained For Qolsys IQ Panels

Technical Bulletin For DSC NEO Keypads Manufactured Between May And July 2022

Using The HSM2300 Power Supply Module On IQ Hardwire Translators

Using The HSM2108 Zone Expander Module On IQ Hardwire Translators

Delayed Response Functionality Using The PowerG IQHardwire Translators

Upgrading Firmware On PowerG IQHardwire Translators

Technical Bulletin Regarding IQ Panel 4 Firmware Version 4.1.0

4-Wire Smoke Detector Use On PowerG IQHardwire Translators

2021 Tech Tips:

Bell Circuit Specs And Setting On PowerG IQHardwire Translators

Open Zone Instructions For NEO HS2 Keypads When Used With IQ Panel 2+ Panels

Zone EOL Settings On PowerG IQHardwire Translators With IQ Panel 2+

PGM Specs And Settings On PowerG IQ Hardwired Translators With IQ Panel 2+

Wiring And Programming 2-Wire Smokes On PowerG IQHardwire Translator With IQ Panel 2+

CORBUS Wiring And Configuration On PowerG IQHardwire Translator With IQ Panel 2+

Enrollment And Programming The PowerG IQHardwire Translators On The IQ Panel 2+

Night Zone Operation And Programming On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

The Multi-purpose Tech Tool

Qolsys IQ Panel 2+ Screen Lock Feature

Qolsys IQ Panel 2+ Event Buffer/History Log

Viewing The Event Buffer Using DLS5 Software

2020 Tech Tips:

Viewing the Event Buffer On The DSC PowerSeries NEO Alarm System

Using the PC-Link Cable With DSC Alarm Systems

Using DLS5 To Transfer Programming Data From The DSC PowerSeries To The DSC NEO

Using DLS5 To Carry Over Programming To A Replacement DSC NEO Main Board

Setting Up A Duress Code On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Customizing The DSC NEO HS2TCHP Touchscreen Keypads

Fixing the "no zone faults" Trouble On DSC PowerSeries Alarm Systems

PowerG PG9312 Specifications and Programming Instructions

Utilizing The Auto Arm feature On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

DSC NEO Version 1.35 Smoke Detector Technical Bulletin

PowerG Device Fallback Enrollment Overview For DSC NEO Wireless Sensors

DSC NEO Local Firmware Upgrade Via PC-Link

Defaulting The DSC NEO System And Modules

Programming The Periodic Test Timer On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

2019 Tech Tips:

Partitioning Zones On The DSC PowerSeries NEO Security System

Enabling The Keypad Low Temp Feature On The DSC NEO

Creating Account Templates Via DLS5 Software

Downloading DLS5 Software

Red And Green LED Light Indications In Programming On The DSC NEO Alarm System

DSC PowerSeries NEO PGM Record Spreadsheet

PGM Programmable Output Programming On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Wireless Placement Test Instructions For PowerG Devices On The DSC NEO

Using The Installer Walk Test On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Multi-Hit Event Verification On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Cross Zoning Event Verification On The DSC PowerSeries NEO Alarm System

Burglary Not Verified Event Notification On DSC NEO Alarm Systems

Basics Of Arming The DSC PowerSeries NEO System

Managing Module Programming On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Printable DSC NEO Module Serial Number Record

2018 Tech Tips:

DSC NEO Bell Circuit And Other Bell Output Options And Programming

Using the PRM-4W With The DSC PowerSeries Alarm Systems

Programming A Timed PGM Trigger On The DSC PowerSeries NEO System

Using 2-Wire Smoke Detectors With The DSC PowerSeries Alarm System

Using the PRM-2W Module With The DSC PowerSeries Alarm System

Mini Proximity Tag (MPT) Use On The DSC PowerSeries NEO Alarm System

Using the PC5601 LED Status Module With The DSC PowerSeries System

Adjusting Function Key Programming On The DSC PowerSeries NEO Alarm System

Main Bell Mask Programming On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Zone Attribute Programming On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Zone Type Options On The DSC PowerSeries NEO System

Printable Zone Recording Sheet For The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Using Power Supply Modules With The DSC PowerSeries NEO

2017 Tech Tips:

Tech Trick - Listen For It

October 2017 Technical Advisory Bulletin Regarding DSC PowerSeries NEO HS2LCD Keypads

DSC NEO HS2LCD Keypad Firmware Update Via DLS5

Proper Routing For The RF Antenna On The Qolsys IQ Panel 2

Instructions For Programming A Keypad Zone On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Programming A *73 Command Output Relay Trigger On The DSC PowerSeries

Tamper Information For The DSC PG9945 PowerG Wireless Door/Window Contact

Wiring And Programming The Auxiliary Input On The PowerG PG9945 Wireless Door/Window Contact

Instructions For Opening DSC Keypads

PowerG Wireless Programming On The DSC PowerSeries NEO Alarm System

DSC PowerSeries NEO System Feature Totals Document

Setting Up "And/Or" PGM Functionality On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

2016 Tech Tips:

DSC PowerSeries Remote Sounder Application

DSC PowerSeries Remote Strobe Application

DSC PowerSeries NEO V1.3 (U.S) Release Notes

DSC PowerSeries NEO V1.3 (Worldwide) Release Notes

DSC PowerSeries NEO Firmware Upgrade V1.3

DSC PowerSeries NEO V1.3 Programming Worksheet

DSC PowerSeries NEO V1.3 Reporting Codes

DSC PowerSeries NEO V1.3 Troubleshooting Guide

DSC PowerSeries Full Programming Worksheets

Instructions For Programming a PGM Door Chime Follower On The DSC PowerSeries NEO

Instructions for Using The PRM-2W With The DSC PowerSeries NEO Alarm System

Integrating ExacqVision With The DSC PowerSeries NEO Alarm System

Integrating Kantech With The DSC PowerSeries NEO Alarm System

Instructions For Setting Up Kantech Integration With The DSC NEO