Smart Home Alarm Range

Getting Started

I have pets at home. Is it likely they trigger my alarm, if so how can I overcome this problem?

Animals will most likely trigger standard PIR’s when the alarm is set. A special range of ‘pet friendly detectors’ HSA6021 are now available from the Yale website. Alternatively, a magnetic door contact could be used in place of a PIR for this purpose.

I have a shed / garage, will I be able to use a detector in this location?

There will not be a problem in using a detector in this location, provided it is within the maximum 30 metre range from the control panel. It is recommended to use a door magnetic contact in this application, however, rather than a PIR in order to prevent false alarms from insects and rodents.

I am planning on using window contacts on my child’s playroom downstairs. Can I program these to always trigger the alarm if a window(s) is opened?

Yes, Yale alarms have a ‘24 hour’ setting available to constantly trigger the alarm in the event such a detector is activated. The alarm does not have to armed for the siren to be triggered by a sensor programmed as ’24 hour’, a useful application for a ground floor.

I wish to part set my Yale alarm at night. What setting must I program the upstairs detectors to?

The sensors upstairs must be programmed as ‘Home Omit’, to exclude them when in the ‘Home’ arm mode. If you have already configured your alarm, you can edit the settings of each device in the ‘Edit Devices’ sub-menu of the programming mode.

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.

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.

How is the external siren powered?

The siren uses standard, non-rechargeable, D-type alkaline batteries. It is not solar powered.

What is the output of the wall-mounted siren in decibels?

The technical specification is 110 decibels.

How long will the siren sound for when the alarm is triggered?

The siren will sound when triggered for a pre-selected time of 4 or 10 minutes, chosen by you. The system will automatically be re-armed again after this time period has elapsed.

What accessories can I add in?

You can add any accessories from the Easyfit EF- and SR- range; however NOT the HSA6000.

How many smart accessories can I have on one system?

You can have a total of 20 devices with only six spaces for a combination of smart devices i.e. camera PIR, video PIR, and power switches. 

How will I be alerted if the alarm has been triggered?

You can choose how you wish to be alerted. Options include e-mail alerts or text alerts, as well as notifications via the app.

What happens if the Internet goes down?

The alarm will not alert you remotely, however all settings will remain and you can control your alarm via the remote keypad. The alarm will remain in the state it was before the Internet went down. I.e. if the alarm was 'Armed' it will remain 'Armed'. 

Can I add more than one siren to my Smart Alarm?

Yes, you can. To add two sirens to the SR310/320/330/340 you need to use the Smart Living Home App and follow the below procedure.

Delete any siren already linked, from the app.

  1. Turn both sirens off, remove the battery cover and remove one battery from each siren, leave for one minute.
  2. Refit the battery and screw the cover on, leaving the power off.
  3. Make sure all four of the DIP switches are set to off.
  4. Turn the power on the sirens and you should hear a beep and the three LEDs will flash.
  5. Now on the app, make sure you are in the devices menu and click on activate learning mode (It will spin round on screen saying learning mode activated)
  6. Press the learn button on siren one - you will get a beep from the hub and the siren and it will show on the screen (name it siren one and a location)
  7. Follow steps 5 and 6 for the 2nd siren (name it siren two and  a location)

To test:

Both Sirens should now show in the devices list - bypass both in this menu and you can fit them without activating the alarm.

When fitted un-bypass them both, and arm the system, leave for two minutes then walk in front of a device and the alarm will activate.

Please note the internal siren on the hub will sound and the siren will follow in approximately 30 seconds, this is normal.

You should then have two working sirens.

How do I reset the keypad code?

If the keypad code is accidentally forgotten it can be reset to factory default (0000) using the following steps:

  1. Unscrew the two keypad case screws and remove the back cover (please disable tamper first). Locate and remove the battery.
  2. Press the number ‘4’ key at the same time as reinserting the battery.
  3. Screw the keypad case together and re-learn the keypad into the system 
Can I change the keypad PIN code?

The keypad default PIN code is 1234, you can set up to six sets of four-digit codes via the app by selecting ‘controller’, then ‘Keypad PIN code setting’ and following this process.

Can I add a new user to the system?

Yes, you can add users via the app in account settings.

Using Your Alarm System

I have pets at home. Is it likely they trigger my alarm, if so how can I overcome this problem?

Animals will most likely trigger standard PIR’s when the alarm is set. A special range of ‘pet friendly detectors’ HSA6021 are now available from the Yale website. Alternatively, a magnetic door contact could be used in place of a PIR for this purpose.

I have a shed / garage, will I be able to use a detector in this location?

There will not be a problem in using a detector in this location, provided it is within the maximum 30 metre range from the control panel. It is recommended to use a door magnetic contact in this application, however, rather than a PIR in order to prevent false alarms from insects and rodents.

I am planning on using window contacts on my child’s playroom downstairs. Can I program these to always trigger the alarm if a window(s) is opened?

Yes, Yale alarms have a ‘24 hour’ setting available to constantly trigger the alarm in the event such a detector is activated. The alarm does not have to armed for the siren to be triggered by a sensor programmed as ’24 hour’, a useful application for a ground floor.

I wish to part set my Yale alarm at night. What setting must I program the upstairs detectors to?

The sensors upstairs must be programmed as ‘Home Omit’, to exclude them when in the ‘Home’ arm mode. If you have already configured your alarm, you can edit the settings of each device in the ‘Edit Devices’ sub-menu of the programming mode.

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.

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.

How is the external siren powered?

The siren uses standard, non-rechargeable, D-type alkaline batteries. It is not solar powered.

What is the output of the wall-mounted siren in decibels?

The technical specification is 110 decibels.

How long will the siren sound for when the alarm is triggered?

The siren will sound when triggered for a pre-selected time of 4 or 10 minutes, chosen by you. The system will automatically be re-armed again after this time period has elapsed.

What accessories can I add in?

You can add any accessories from the Easyfit EF- and SR- range; however NOT the HSA6000.

How many smart accessories can I have on one system?

You can have a total of 20 devices with only six spaces for a combination of smart devices i.e. camera PIR, video PIR, and power switches. 

How will I be alerted if the alarm has been triggered?

You can choose how you wish to be alerted. Options include e-mail alerts or text alerts, as well as notifications via the app.

What happens if the Internet goes down?

The alarm will not alert you remotely, however all settings will remain and you can control your alarm via the remote keypad. The alarm will remain in the state it was before the Internet went down. I.e. if the alarm was 'Armed' it will remain 'Armed'. 

Can I add more than one siren to my Smart Alarm?

Yes, you can. To add two sirens to the SR310/320/330/340 you need to use the Smart Living Home App and follow the below procedure.

Delete any siren already linked, from the app.

  1. Turn both sirens off, remove the battery cover and remove one battery from each siren, leave for one minute.
  2. Refit the battery and screw the cover on, leaving the power off.
  3. Make sure all four of the DIP switches are set to off.
  4. Turn the power on the sirens and you should hear a beep and the three LEDs will flash.
  5. Now on the app, make sure you are in the devices menu and click on activate learning mode (It will spin round on screen saying learning mode activated)
  6. Press the learn button on siren one - you will get a beep from the hub and the siren and it will show on the screen (name it siren one and a location)
  7. Follow steps 5 and 6 for the 2nd siren (name it siren two and  a location)

To test:

Both Sirens should now show in the devices list - bypass both in this menu and you can fit them without activating the alarm.

When fitted un-bypass them both, and arm the system, leave for two minutes then walk in front of a device and the alarm will activate.

Please note the internal siren on the hub will sound and the siren will follow in approximately 30 seconds, this is normal.

You should then have two working sirens.

How do I reset the keypad code?

If the keypad code is accidentally forgotten it can be reset to factory default (0000) using the following steps:

  1. Unscrew the two keypad case screws and remove the back cover (please disable tamper first). Locate and remove the battery.
  2. Press the number ‘4’ key at the same time as reinserting the battery.
  3. Screw the keypad case together and re-learn the keypad into the system 
Can I change the keypad PIN code?

The keypad default PIN code is 1234, you can set up to six sets of four-digit codes via the app by selecting ‘controller’, then ‘Keypad PIN code setting’ and following this process.

Can I add a new user to the system?

Yes, you can add users via the app in account settings.

Troubleshooting

I have pets at home. Is it likely they trigger my alarm, if so how can I overcome this problem?

Animals will most likely trigger standard PIR’s when the alarm is set. A special range of ‘pet friendly detectors’ HSA6021 are now available from the Yale website. Alternatively, a magnetic door contact could be used in place of a PIR for this purpose.

I have a shed / garage, will I be able to use a detector in this location?

There will not be a problem in using a detector in this location, provided it is within the maximum 30 metre range from the control panel. It is recommended to use a door magnetic contact in this application, however, rather than a PIR in order to prevent false alarms from insects and rodents.

I am planning on using window contacts on my child’s playroom downstairs. Can I program these to always trigger the alarm if a window(s) is opened?

Yes, Yale alarms have a ‘24 hour’ setting available to constantly trigger the alarm in the event such a detector is activated. The alarm does not have to armed for the siren to be triggered by a sensor programmed as ’24 hour’, a useful application for a ground floor.

I wish to part set my Yale alarm at night. What setting must I program the upstairs detectors to?

The sensors upstairs must be programmed as ‘Home Omit’, to exclude them when in the ‘Home’ arm mode. If you have already configured your alarm, you can edit the settings of each device in the ‘Edit Devices’ sub-menu of the programming mode.

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.

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.

How is the external siren powered?

The siren uses standard, non-rechargeable, D-type alkaline batteries. It is not solar powered.

What is the output of the wall-mounted siren in decibels?

The technical specification is 110 decibels.

How long will the siren sound for when the alarm is triggered?

The siren will sound when triggered for a pre-selected time of 4 or 10 minutes, chosen by you. The system will automatically be re-armed again after this time period has elapsed.

What accessories can I add in?

You can add any accessories from the Easyfit EF- and SR- range; however NOT the HSA6000.

How many smart accessories can I have on one system?

You can have a total of 20 devices with only six spaces for a combination of smart devices i.e. camera PIR, video PIR, and power switches. 

How will I be alerted if the alarm has been triggered?

You can choose how you wish to be alerted. Options include e-mail alerts or text alerts, as well as notifications via the app.

What happens if the Internet goes down?

The alarm will not alert you remotely, however all settings will remain and you can control your alarm via the remote keypad. The alarm will remain in the state it was before the Internet went down. I.e. if the alarm was 'Armed' it will remain 'Armed'. 

Can I add more than one siren to my Smart Alarm?

Yes, you can. To add two sirens to the SR310/320/330/340 you need to use the Smart Living Home App and follow the below procedure.

Delete any siren already linked, from the app.

  1. Turn both sirens off, remove the battery cover and remove one battery from each siren, leave for one minute.
  2. Refit the battery and screw the cover on, leaving the power off.
  3. Make sure all four of the DIP switches are set to off.
  4. Turn the power on the sirens and you should hear a beep and the three LEDs will flash.
  5. Now on the app, make sure you are in the devices menu and click on activate learning mode (It will spin round on screen saying learning mode activated)
  6. Press the learn button on siren one - you will get a beep from the hub and the siren and it will show on the screen (name it siren one and a location)
  7. Follow steps 5 and 6 for the 2nd siren (name it siren two and  a location)

To test:

Both Sirens should now show in the devices list - bypass both in this menu and you can fit them without activating the alarm.

When fitted un-bypass them both, and arm the system, leave for two minutes then walk in front of a device and the alarm will activate.

Please note the internal siren on the hub will sound and the siren will follow in approximately 30 seconds, this is normal.

You should then have two working sirens.

How do I reset the keypad code?

If the keypad code is accidentally forgotten it can be reset to factory default (0000) using the following steps:

  1. Unscrew the two keypad case screws and remove the back cover (please disable tamper first). Locate and remove the battery.
  2. Press the number ‘4’ key at the same time as reinserting the battery.
  3. Screw the keypad case together and re-learn the keypad into the system 
Can I change the keypad PIN code?

The keypad default PIN code is 1234, you can set up to six sets of four-digit codes via the app by selecting ‘controller’, then ‘Keypad PIN code setting’ and following this process.

Can I add a new user to the system?

Yes, you can add users via the app in account settings.

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