DSC DLS Programming Software

DSC DLS Programming Software

DSC's DLS downloading & programming software allows local and remote programming of DSC PowerSeries and Neo security systems using Windows software.   For professional installers please register with DSC to access DLS sofware and materials:

For Aartech Canada clients who are unable to access the DLS software directly, we provide a link to download the software, without any warranty or support implied or included:


Please contact Aartech Canada support with your Aartech Canada order or invoice# in order to receive the password.  If you didn't purchase from Aartech contact your place of purchase.

IF YOU ARE PRO INSTALLER registered with DSC you may log in to www.dsc.com to download the software or obtain updates.

DLS runs on Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.0 and now using SQLite database. If you do not currently have these software packages installed, they will be installed automatically during the DLS 5 installation process.
Here is a brief run-down of the installation steps:
1. Install the installation executable file above.
2. The installation process will check for prerequisite applications and as needed they will be downloaded and installed

Once all the prerequisites and engine files are successfully installed, DLS 5 login window will appear

If DLS IV is present on the machine, DLS 5 will update DLS IV and uninstall all unnecessary DLS IV components. DLS 5 will automatically convert the DLS IV database from SQL Express to SQLite but will not erase the SQL Express database nor uninstall SQL Express. If SQl Express is no longer required on the machine it can be uninstalled at that point.

NOTE: SQLite is a light-weight database which does not require any database engine installation.
    1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    2. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
    3.Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable - x86 10.0.40219
    4.Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable - x64 10.0.40219 (DLS INT only)

These prerequisites are automatically downloaded (if necessary) and installed under normal circumstances.

However, if you are having trouble with the automated installation of prerequisites, you may download them directly from Microsoft.
They must be installed in the order listed below.

    1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
     - http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=24872

    2. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
     - http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=17718

    3. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable - x86 10.0.40219
     - http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=8328

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