Olarm for DSC Power Series

Olarm for DSC Power Series

Step 1 - Locate your alarm panel

Note that the alarm panel is not the keypad. Alarm panels are typically installed in a hidden location in the home such as a cupboard or basement.

Step 2 - Unbox your Olarm PRO 

The Olarm PRO box includes the following:
  1. 1x Olarm PRO device
  2. 1x Connector cable
  3. 2x Screws & wall plugs
  4. 1x Drill hole template & LED colour legend

Step 3 - Download the Olarm mobile app & register your device


Scan the QR code (left), or navigate to your App store on your device and search for ‘Olarm’. This Olarm PRO will require an active subscription to function. Please contact your installer or speak to 
sales@olarm.co for more information.


Step 4 - Power down the alarm panel 

Disconnect the battery and unplug the transformer from the power source to power down the alarm panel before you continue.

Step 5 - Cut the connector cable 

Cut the 5-pin side of the connector cable and strip the wires so you can insert them into the alarm panel terminals.

Step 6 - Attach wires to terminal and Connector to Olarm

Wire the stripped end of the connector cable into the alarm panel, as shown on the right, and connect the 4-pin side of the connector cable to the port labelled ‘UNIVERSAL’ on the Olarm PRO.

Step 7 - Power on the alarm panel

Power up your DSC alarm panel by reconnecting the battery and plugging the transformer back into the power source. The Olarm PRO should light up as per the next step.

Step 8 - Check your Olarm PRO’s status

Troubleshooting 

If your device LED remains flashing green for more than 3 minutes - please check the connection between the Olarm PRO and the alarm panel.
If your device LED is red - please check the connection between the Olarm PRO and the alarm panel.
If your device LED is orange - please ensure that the Olarm PRO is located in an area with good mobile signal strength and away from any metal enclosures that could be interfering with the signal.
If your device LED is not coming on - please check the connection between the Olarm PRO and the alarm panel and that the alarm panel is connected to power.
If your device LED remains purple for more than 15 minutes - please contact Olarm Support:
+27 21 009 0911 or support@olarm.co.

Step 9 - Mount the Olarm PRO

Mount your device using the screws and drill template provided. We suggest mounting the Olarm PRO device on a wall as far from the panel as possible.

Note: 

Please do NOT mount the Olarm PRO near any other radio equipment. They may interfere with each other and result in your device not functioning correctly. 
Do NOT install the Olarm PRO inside the alarm panel box.
The Olarm PRO device is NOT weather resistant, and you will need to install it in a suitable non-metal enclosure if outdoors.

Step 10 - Connect to WiFi

Please follow the in-app guide to connect your Olarm PRO to WiFi for enhanced connectivity. 

Note: 

  1. The Olarm PRO needs an active GSM connection to set-up WiFi. 
  2. The Olarm PRO only supports 2.4GHz WiFi.

Troubleshooting DSC Connection Problems 

  1. Check that the Olarm is turning on by connecting it to the battery only: 
    1. Red to Positive 
    2. Black to Negative 
  2. Connect the Olarm to the panel and make sure that 10-15 volt is being supplied to the Olarm via the Red and Black connectors. 
  3. Check the red, black, green and yellow wires and make sure that they are properly secured. 
  4. If there is more than one keypad on the system, make sure to set at least one of them to Global and Slot 1, the rest will follow with the respective partition and slot. To do this, follow the steps below:
    1. Enter [*][8][Installer’s Code]- Enter Installer’s Programming. 
    2. Enter [0][0][0] - Enter Keypad Assignment Section. 
    3. Enter [0][1] - Enter Partition and Slot Section. 
  5. If you have an Evolution Kit connected and becomes unresponsive after the Olarm has been added, adding a PC5320 (DSC Wireless multiple receiver module) on it will resolve the issue.  
  6. Should the system not be arming or disarming through the Olarm APP, ensure that the Master/Keypad code has been entered in the app.

Final Checklist 

Olarm recommends that the following checklist be used to ensure that all aspects of the installation have been covered.

Installation Position 

  1. Have I mounted the Olarm PRO securely away from the alarm panel to ensure minimal signal interference?
  2. Have I mounted the Olarm PRO away from any metal enclosures to ensure minimal signal interference?
  3. Have I ensured that the installation location/environment is suitable for the Olarm PRO?
  4. Is the Olarm PRO connector cable shorter than 8 meters to ensure ideal panel-device communication?

Olarm PRO Connectivity  

  1. Is the Olarm PRO connected to the user’s Olarm APP?
  2. Have I checked that the Olarm PRO has good connectivity via GSM?
  3. Have I set up and connected the Olarm PRO to the client’s available WiFi?

Testing App/Keypad Functionality 

Have I checked and tested the alarm functionality on both the app and keypad?
App: 
  1. Arm 
  2. Disarm 
  3. Panic 
  4. Alarm Signal 
Keypad: 
  1. Arm 
  2. Disarm 
  3. Panic 
  4. Alarm Signal

Control Room Signal Check

Have I checked with the control room that the monitoring software recorded the signals?
Control Room:
  1. Arm
  2. Disarm
  3. Panic
  4. Alarm Signal

+27 21 009 0911 | support@olarm.co | http://www.olarm.co  
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