For those who have just acquired the GC3, be aware that sensor jamming detection is disabled by default. To enable, set the Q63 to ENABLED.
Set smart test reports to Q62 ENABLED; and Central station to daily periodic test Q36 (1). THIS CHECKS TO VERIFY YOUR PANEL IS STILL ABLE TO SUCESSFULLY COMMUNICATE WITH THE CENTRAL STATION DAILY.
If you have monitored smoke detectors: For compliance with UL 985 [and NFPA 72]:Household Fire Warning System Units, this setting must be Q42 DISABLED. IF YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS FAIL AT NIGHT THIS WILL ALERT YOU AND PROVIDE EARLY WARNING THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR LIFE SAFETY DEVICES, WHICH MAY HELP SAVE THE LIVES OF YOUR FAMILY IF THERE IS A FIRE.
Set fire bell to not shut off after 4 min: Q41 UNLIMITED. IF YOU ARE EQUIPPED WITH MONITORED SMOKE DETECTORS, AND HAVE A FIRE IN YOUR HOME, YOU WANT THE ALARMS TO CONTINUE TO SOUND UNTIL MANUALLY TURNED OFF.
For those who want to enable SILENT PANIC alarm (police) from *PAD1 and Panel, set Q10 to SILENT PANIC. ENABLING SILENT POLICE PANIC ON PANEL AND SECONDARY WILL ALLOW YOU TO IMMEDIATELY DISPATCH POLICE TO YOUR HOME WITHOUT CENTRAL STATION COMING OVER THE TWO WAY RADIO, WITHOUT SOUNDING AN AUDIBLE ALARM (WHICH CAN STILL BE DONE WITH THE EMERGENCY PANIC), AND WITH PANEL APEARING TO BE IN A NORMAL CONDITION STATE. FOR USE IN SAY AN ARMED/UNARMED HOME INVASION, OR WHERE VIOLENCE MAY BE OCCURING IN THE HOME.
THIS WILL ALSO RESULT IN IMMEDIATE HIGH PRIORITY DISPATCH OF POLICE EVEN IN THOSE JURISDICTIONS WHERE POLICE WILL NOT NORMALLY RESPOND TO AN UNVERIFIED BURGLARY/INTRUSION ALARM EVENT (THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY RESPOND TO PANIC AND FIRE IN ANY EVENT).
If you have and use the *PAD1 (which is the only available secondary keypad available at this time), you should ENABLE the Q17 QUICK BYPASS. OTHERWISE, WITH QUICK BYPASS DISABLED, IF A SENSOR IS OPEN, AND YOU TRY TO ARM WITH THE PAD1 KEYPAD, ARMING WILL FAIL (AND YOU MAY NOT REALIZE IT AS YOU LEAVE). ENABLING QUICK BYPASS WILL ENSURE THAT PANEL CAN BE ARMED.
- This may also be applicable to the fob