EF-Series

Yale offers a comprehensive range of alarms to help keep you and your family safe and secure. No matter how well your property is secured with locks, fitting an alarm system will add peace of mind and an additional level of protection to your home of alarms for all levels of security.

Getting Started

How often will I have to change the batteries in my alarm system?

Batteries should be replaced every 2-3 years. Each detector, siren, control panel will inform you when this is required.

Should the red light flash on my PIR?

The red PIR lights will not always flash, to conserve the battery life. If you are in any doubt of the operation of a PIR, vacate the area for up to 60 seconds, and test using the ‘walk test’ facility.

What is the maximum movement detection range of a PIR?

The PIR’s will respond to movement of up to 15 metres away.

To what height should I position my PIR’s for optimum performance?

The best height is around 2.3m above the floor, situated in the corner of the room.

Can I add accessories to my alarm?

Yes, you can add any accessories from the Easyfit EF- range, however NOT the HSA6000 or SR range.

Can I have an internal sounder, on this alarm?

This feature is not available for this system.

Can I extend my entry time?

Not on this system. 20 seconds are as a default for every device, however when arming using the Key Fob this will not give you an entry time at all. Which means you will need to disarm outside the property. 

Can I 'part arm' my system, using the HOME button on the keypad?

This feature is not available for this system.

How do I disarm my system?

Key Pad: Press Disarm followed by your PIN code.

Key Fob: Press Disarm.

(The siren will beep twice and flash.)

How do I arm my system?

Key Pad/Key Fob: Press Arm

(The siren will beep/flash once. No audible countdown.)

Please note: the Key Pad will arm the system with a 20 second exit period. All detectors will be ignored (except for the tamper switches). The system can be armed when inside the protected area of your premises.

Please note: the Key Fob will arm the system instantly without a 20 second exit delay. Any detector activated afterwards will trigger an instant alarm. The system should be armed when outside the protected area of your premises.

How do I reset the Key Pad PIN code?

The Key Pad is tamper protected. Please ensure that the siren tamper is disabled before you open the Key Pad cover then follow the below procedure:

 

  • Open cover and remove battery. Reinsert with the number “3” key pressed (taking care 3 is held down).
  • The Key Pad will go back to the “0000” Key Pad code.
  • The Key Pad will now have to be re-learnt into the Siren

 

How do I change the Key Pad PIN code?

  • 1. Enter setting mode: Press the Panic Button A, followed by entering the current PIN code (factory default code is 0000).
  • (The LED will now flash continuously.)
  •  2. Press Panic Button B.
  •  3. Enter new 4-digit PIN code.
  •  4. Press Arm button to confirm.
  •  5. Exit setting mode: Press Disarm twice to quit the changing code process, or wait for 5 minutes for the Key Pad to quit test mode automatically.
  • (The LED will now stop flashing.)

 

Using your EF-Series Smart Home Alarm

How often will I have to change the batteries in my alarm system?

Batteries should be replaced every 2-3 years. Each detector, siren, control panel will inform you when this is required.

Should the red light flash on my PIR?

The red PIR lights will not always flash, to conserve the battery life. If you are in any doubt of the operation of a PIR, vacate the area for up to 60 seconds, and test using the ‘walk test’ facility.

What is the maximum movement detection range of a PIR?

The PIR’s will respond to movement of up to 15 metres away.

To what height should I position my PIR’s for optimum performance?

The best height is around 2.3m above the floor, situated in the corner of the room.

Can I add accessories to my alarm?

Yes, you can add any accessories from the Easyfit EF- range, however NOT the HSA6000 or SR range.

Can I have an internal sounder, on this alarm?

This feature is not available for this system.

Can I extend my entry time?

Not on this system. 20 seconds are as a default for every device, however when arming using the Key Fob this will not give you an entry time at all. Which means you will need to disarm outside the property. 

Can I 'part arm' my system, using the HOME button on the keypad?

This feature is not available for this system.

How do I disarm my system?

Key Pad: Press Disarm followed by your PIN code.

Key Fob: Press Disarm.

(The siren will beep twice and flash.)

How do I arm my system?

Key Pad/Key Fob: Press Arm

(The siren will beep/flash once. No audible countdown.)

Please note: the Key Pad will arm the system with a 20 second exit period. All detectors will be ignored (except for the tamper switches). The system can be armed when inside the protected area of your premises.

Please note: the Key Fob will arm the system instantly without a 20 second exit delay. Any detector activated afterwards will trigger an instant alarm. The system should be armed when outside the protected area of your premises.

How do I reset the Key Pad PIN code?

The Key Pad is tamper protected. Please ensure that the siren tamper is disabled before you open the Key Pad cover then follow the below procedure:

 

  • Open cover and remove battery. Reinsert with the number “3” key pressed (taking care 3 is held down).
  • The Key Pad will go back to the “0000” Key Pad code.
  • The Key Pad will now have to be re-learnt into the Siren

 

How do I change the Key Pad PIN code?

  • 1. Enter setting mode: Press the Panic Button A, followed by entering the current PIN code (factory default code is 0000).
  • (The LED will now flash continuously.)
  •  2. Press Panic Button B.
  •  3. Enter new 4-digit PIN code.
  •  4. Press Arm button to confirm.
  •  5. Exit setting mode: Press Disarm twice to quit the changing code process, or wait for 5 minutes for the Key Pad to quit test mode automatically.
  • (The LED will now stop flashing.)

 

Troubleshooting

How often will I have to change the batteries in my alarm system?

Batteries should be replaced every 2-3 years. Each detector, siren, control panel will inform you when this is required.

Should the red light flash on my PIR?

The red PIR lights will not always flash, to conserve the battery life. If you are in any doubt of the operation of a PIR, vacate the area for up to 60 seconds, and test using the ‘walk test’ facility.

What is the maximum movement detection range of a PIR?

The PIR’s will respond to movement of up to 15 metres away.

To what height should I position my PIR’s for optimum performance?

The best height is around 2.3m above the floor, situated in the corner of the room.

Can I add accessories to my alarm?

Yes, you can add any accessories from the Easyfit EF- range, however NOT the HSA6000 or SR range.

Can I have an internal sounder, on this alarm?

This feature is not available for this system.

Can I extend my entry time?

Not on this system. 20 seconds are as a default for every device, however when arming using the Key Fob this will not give you an entry time at all. Which means you will need to disarm outside the property. 

Can I 'part arm' my system, using the HOME button on the keypad?

This feature is not available for this system.

How do I disarm my system?

Key Pad: Press Disarm followed by your PIN code.

Key Fob: Press Disarm.

(The siren will beep twice and flash.)

How do I arm my system?

Key Pad/Key Fob: Press Arm

(The siren will beep/flash once. No audible countdown.)

Please note: the Key Pad will arm the system with a 20 second exit period. All detectors will be ignored (except for the tamper switches). The system can be armed when inside the protected area of your premises.

Please note: the Key Fob will arm the system instantly without a 20 second exit delay. Any detector activated afterwards will trigger an instant alarm. The system should be armed when outside the protected area of your premises.

How do I reset the Key Pad PIN code?

The Key Pad is tamper protected. Please ensure that the siren tamper is disabled before you open the Key Pad cover then follow the below procedure:

 

  • Open cover and remove battery. Reinsert with the number “3” key pressed (taking care 3 is held down).
  • The Key Pad will go back to the “0000” Key Pad code.
  • The Key Pad will now have to be re-learnt into the Siren

 

How do I change the Key Pad PIN code?

  • 1. Enter setting mode: Press the Panic Button A, followed by entering the current PIN code (factory default code is 0000).
  • (The LED will now flash continuously.)
  •  2. Press Panic Button B.
  •  3. Enter new 4-digit PIN code.
  •  4. Press Arm button to confirm.
  •  5. Exit setting mode: Press Disarm twice to quit the changing code process, or wait for 5 minutes for the Key Pad to quit test mode automatically.
  • (The LED will now stop flashing.)