Protecting Derby City Since 2000

Test Your System

Basic Security System TEST Procedure

  1. First, call the central station 800 # on your kepad Or Call us For Help, Tell the operator that you would like to test your alarm system.  Be prepared to give them your “Pass Word” and let them know how long you want your system “ON TEST”. This will keep the police department or fire department from coming to your business or home.
  2. Arm your system in the “EXIT” mode or “AWAY” mode and step out side through the door that you normally Enter and Exit from, close the door and wait 90 seconds.
  3. Open the door, but, DO NOT disarm the system. Wait there until the siren begins to sound.
  4. Once the Siren is sounding, open and close all other protected doors and windows (while siren is sounding), walk in front of any Motion Sensors and activate any other Intrusion Detection Devices that may be installed at the premises.
  5. Make sure that the siren sounds for at least 60 seconds. Then disarm and reset your system.
  6. Activate your duress code and panic buttons on the keypad as well as any other panic buttons or devices. Then reset the system.
  7. One at a time, activate all Smoke/Heat Detection Devices (if they are electronically connected to your security system), resetting the system after each activation. NOTE: Wait 2 minutes after resetting the fire alarm before attempting to activate another Smoke/Heat Detection Device. See Fire Alarm Limitations.
  8. Finally, call the central station back and ask the operator to tell you what signals they received. Be prepared to write down the list of signals that the central station received.

If you don’t test weekly, then don’t be surprised if your security system does not perform when you need it most!  We DO NOT test your system automatically nor do we have any means of knowing when it is not functioning properly.