DSC Alarm Without Telephone Connection

DSC Alarm Without Telephone Connection

If you will not be connecting your DSC alarm system to a telephone line, you need to ensure that it understands this, since by default it expects a phone condition and will give a trouble warning if the panel is not connected to a working phone line.

Enter Installer Programming
*85555  (default installer code is 5555)

You should see ENTER SECTION or the PROGRAM light will flash on an LED only keypad

[380] 1st Communicator Options

Opt 1 ON if you want the alarm to call you. 
Opt 1 OFF if no phone line or reporting required

[015] 3rd System Option Code
Opt 7 - TLM (telephone line monitoring) - Turn this option OFF if the alarm is not connected to phone line to avoid a trouble condition.

When in programming, the # key exists the section, ## exits programming
Armed Light On  - Panel waiting for 3 digit section number
Read Light On - Panel waiting for data
Ready Light Flashing - Panel waiting for HEX data

    • Related Articles

    • Add existing wired smoke detectors to a DSC alarm system

      We are often asked how to add smoke detectors to a DSC alarm system. First we need to point out that smoke detectors are a life safety product and so it's critical that you read and understand how the connection should work, and hire a pro if needed. ...
    • DSC Powerseries Residential Dial On Alarm

      DSC Powerseries alarms can call out using a landline telephone connection, to an ouside telephone or cell# to alert the user of an alarm.  The indication is very basic (beeping and a siren sound) but it will indicate a situation requiring the owner's ...
    • Wiring Simon XT To Telephone Line

      The manual for the Simon XT suggests that there is a cord in the box that can be used to connect the Simon XT to your house phone jack.  There is a cord but in reality most people have a standard RJ11 jack and not an RJ45 jack for their phone ...
    • RJ31X / CA38X Telephone Wiring Information

      Your alarm system likely came with a cable & jack set for connecting your alarm system to the telephone system in your home.  Particularly if you are having your security system professionally monitored, it's critical that the alarm can ALWAYS get a ...
    • Troubleshooting a Beeping or Chirping Smoke Detector or Carbon Monoxide Detector

      If your smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector is sounding an alarm, you need to take action immediately to check for smoke or in the case of a carbon monoxide alarm clear the building and call the fire department to check for dangerous CO ...