So reading the RP note on walk test… let me regurgitate it and let us know if this is correct…
- when the PIR detects motion, the sensor basically shuts off for 10-30 seconds after every detection event.
- it can be tested without the panel in walk test mode
If this is the case to test detection properly…
- open PIR and hold tamper button for a few seconds
- leave area
- return after 30 seconds - wait for light, leave
- rinse and repeat up to 3 minutes
Is that about right?
And to follow on the note about manuals. I don’t expect massive books or bible-length tomes of information. But even 2gig blew it a few times. What I do expect is a definition of key items. In both RP and 2Gig instructions I found some that had full details on loop function, type of zones and other key notes. On some - absolutely no info, had to google - for example - to see that loop2 is what is used on the thin contacts. I’m a web developer and long-time graphic designer so consistency is key to me. My clients would have slammed me for having such differing quality documents.
All in all though - installing this whole system has been a cake walk. Before I got into web dev I was in low voltage installation. Did alarms, home theater (before the term existed) etc. So I’ve done my fair share of installing Ademco panels and the related wiring. When I was doing this stuff wireless was pretty new and none of us trusted it. Using these components now, nearly 30 years later, has blown my mind how far things have come.