1. Silence System/Zone - The system could be silenced so that any alarm in the system, or an alarm occurring in a specific zone would not trigger the system's public address devices (such as alarms, strobes, etc. in the building). Instead an alarm state would be reported to the console notifying the user that there was an alarm. This feature would be useful if there was a problem with a detection device or a number of detection devices in the system falsely reporting alarm conditions. It is also useful in the even that fire personnel were going to be standing by in the building for an event or other special purpose; they could be directly notified of the alarm condition and take assess if a building evacuation was warranted.
2. Setup System - This feature allows the user to configure the system. The setup system feature can be protected by a five number password set and changed by the user. The factory default password is 12345. The system name and zone names are customizable by the user. These should be set to meaningful names such (for example, for a zone "East wing, 3rd Floor"). Zones may also be enabled and disabled; although the system supports eight zones, any number less than eight may be used. The time can also be set from this menu. 24-hour time format is used by this system as it is the standard for emergency personnel.
3. Reset System - Resets the system's alarm state to no alarm. This is the only means of returning the system from an alarm to a normal state. In the event an actual fire is first reported as an alarm state, and then damage is done to the fire detection device and the zone goes from alarm to trouble, the system would remain in alarm.
4. Alarm System - This sends the system into an alarm state even if all zones
are reporting a normal state. This is useful for fire drills or if a fire is
reported to a dispatcher via telephone and an evacuation is warranted.