What is the difference between arm & active?

What is the difference between arm & active?

[Arm] is a setting on an area level that activates the alarm of an area when there has been an unauthorised access. [Active] is when a zone is in an armed state where an alarm could be triggered.


In other words, since areas are made of zones, when an area is armed that means that all its associated zones are armed. And when there is activity in any zone, the zone will display this as "active". So if a zone in an armed area is "active" without a bypass, then the alarm will trigger for the area as a whole.
    • Related Articles

    • When I press disarm, it arms my site?

      This is only for devices connected to DSC units, the programming for the panel itself uses the same function for arm and disarm.
    • What is [Arm]?

      [Arm] is when the end user set the alarm to activate in the event that there is unauthorised access to an area. Setup is done either through the app or the keypad and the end user will receive a notification in-app that an alarm has been triggered. ...
    • How do I arm an area?

      From the homescreen, choose the specific area you would like to arm and tap [Arm]
    • Can I set an area to auto-arm or auto-disarm at specific times?

      Currently end users can set area reminders so that they receive push notifications if they have not yet armed an area at a specific time, after which they can choose to arm or disarm an area. Please note: Only the primary user can set an arm reminder ...
    • What is the difference between stay, sleep & bypass?

      [Stay] and [Sleep] are types of bypass settings; they are predetermined bypasses set by the installer on a panel as per end user specifications as a custom selection of activation zones whilst the areas are armed. In other words, [Stay] and [Sleep] ...