To bypass a sensor means to deactivate a security sensor (or zone) on your security system. If someone enters a bypassed area, the alarm will not sound off. You can still arm and secure your system in other areas.
There are a number of reasons to use the bypass function. You may want to leave a specific door or window open. It can also be useful when a sensor is not working (i.e., low battery). You could still arm the rest of your system until a technician can come fix the malfunctioning sensor.
To bypass a sensor:
There are two ways to Bypass a sensor on your SimonXT panel
During the entry delay, the panel announces the open sensor. Press the Bypass button and the panel will announce which sensor is bypassed (e.g., back door bypassed). The panel will then arm everything else. You will be able to open and close the door or window as many times as you want without setting off the alarm. To cancel a bypass, simply disarm the panel.Direct method:
If your system is already armed and the entry delay has finished, follow the steps below to bypass a sensor.
- Press the Bypass button.
- Enter your master code.
- Find the sensor (Sn) you wish to bypass and press OK. The screen display will indicate which sensor is bypassed.
- Wait five seconds and the system display will return to the home screen.