Burglar Alarm Zoning Guide

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Apr 28, 2017

The function of an alarm panel is to gather information from sensors and respond to this information by triggering actions. While it is possible to program these responses manually, most alarm panels have a variety of responses preprogrammed and grouped based on the function and purpose of the sensor. These are called zone types. In this note, we will look into the various zone type options and what kinds of responses they can trigger, including

  • What Is A Zone?
  • Examples of Zones
  • Zone Types
  • Action On Alarm
  • Triggering Devices
  • Medical Alarms
  • Fire Alarms
  • Panic Alarms
  • Burglar Alarms
  • 24 Hour Non Burglary Zones
  • Zone Identification

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Examples ** *****

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Triggering *******

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Medical ***** *****

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  • ** ***** ** *****

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  • ******** ******* **** ** * ******** ** ********

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Fire ***** *****

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Panic ***** *****

***** ******* ** **** ** **************** ********* ** ******* ******, *** ***** ******* ******* ** request ****** ******* ** ** *********. ****** *************** ** ***** zones:

  • ** **** *********, ****** ******* *** ***** ** ***** ** disarmed
  • ****** *********, ******* * ****** ** ******* *** ** **** output ** ****** *****

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  • ******* ****** / **** **
  • ********* ******
  • ******** ******
  • ******** ******
  • **** *****
  • ***** *****

Burglar ***** *****

******* ***** ***** ******** *** ******** ** ** ********, *** alert ******* ******* ** ******* ******. ****** *************** ** ******** zones:

  • ****** **** **** ***** ** *****
  • **** ****** ** *****
  • *** ** ********

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********* ******** *** **** ****** **** ** **** **** ** * burglar *****. ***** ***** **** * ****** *** ***** * siren *********** ** ********* **** *** ***** ** ***** *** are ******* ** *** ***** ** ********.

****** ********** ******* *** ******** ***** ***:

24 **** *** ******** *****

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****** ********** ******* ***** **** *** ******** ********** ***:

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Zone **************

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Comments (13)

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