If we had to guess where your keypad is right now, it would be at the front door or your garage, right? While this may be convenient, it’s not the safest place to have it.
Most burglars break into your home through the front door or through the garage—each place being where you’ve likely set your keypad. This makes it hard to access the keypad in case of an emergency.
That’s why we suggest placing it in a convenient location near your master bedroom. That way, you can quickly access the keypad to set it to distress mode to get a quicker response time from the authorities.
Graphic Touchscreen Keypad Features
- Slim profile in stylish gloss black or white finish
- 5-inch, full-color display
- Easy-to-use carousel menu
- Interactive shield for quick arming status
- Add up to four zones
- Keypad turns red in alarm conditions
- AC power and Armed LED
- Suitable for access, burglary and household fire applications
- Distinct fire, burglary, zone monitor and prewarn tones
- View system events/user activity through keypad display
- Supports “Is this a false alarm?” and Cancel/Verify™ features
- Built-in diagnostics for ease of service
- Connect devices directly to keypad zones
- Displays armed zones and armed areas
- Unique silence feature allows the user to silence alarm bells and still keep the system armed
- Control Z-Wave® devices
- Multiple chime sounds
- 26-character standard keyboard
- Integrated proximity reader supports touchless arming/disarming
- Weather forecast
- Responsive resistive touchscreen
- Manage user codes
Users can easily adjust screen brightness, tone (frequency) and volume of keypad touches. Tap the desired function, then tap the plus or minus buttons to increase or decrease each of the settings for tone, volume and brightness.
Up-to-date weather information for today and tomorrow displays on the bottom left of touchscreens that are installed with network or cellular connected panels. Network and cellular connected panels will also display the current temperature. If the panel is not capable of supporting weather, the space will be blank. Eight icons are available to indicate the weather: sunny, clear, p-cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy, stormy and foggy.
The user can choose to have an audio confirmation tone each time a screen touch occurs.
The LED keypad (blue or red) indicates AC/Battery power and armed/ disarmed status.
During an alarm state, the keypad screen turns red. The change in color allows the user to instantly recognize an alarm condition, even if the siren has been silenced. The screen remains red until reset by the user.
Basic arming and disarming has never been easier with the interactive shield icon displayed in the center of the keypad. The shield icon can perform many functions:
The keypad shows the arming status of the system at a glance. The shield’s animated border will be a solid blue when armed, and the interior will display the type of arming: All, Perimeter, Home, Sleep or Away. Area modes are also supported. When disarmed, the area will be transparent with the exception of an outline of the shield.
The shield also allows for quick arming. When the user presses and holds the shield for two seconds, the system quick arms. The shield also provides standard arming and disarming options. When arming, the exit timer provides a countdown for the programmed amount of time the user has to exit. The timer provides both a visual and audible notification to exit.
CUSTOMIZABLE CAROUSEL MENU
The carousel menu on the main screen offers common functions such as Panic, Chime, Check-in, Reset, Options, and Easy Exit™. With a customizable carousel, there’s no need to scroll through the options you don’t want to use. Simply turn off those options and only the ones you care about are displayed.
Panic keys are part of the carousel menu; once pressed, three icons will appear: POLICE, EMERGENCY and FIRE. Easy Exit is only available while the system is armed. Traditional DMP shortcut keys will also work in the keypad screen.
After disarming, if an alarm on any zone or communication problem has occurred while armed, the main screen may display a yellow attention list icon at the top of the screen. When touched, the attention list displays the zone
VERSATILE SUPERVISED AND UNSUPERVISED OPERATION
When programmed for supervised operation, the keypad occupies its own unique device address on the keypad data bus.
Unsupervised operation allows you to install an unlimited number of keypads set to the same device address. Increasing the number of keypads allows maximum system operating flexibility.
“IS THIS A FALSE ALARM?” OR CANCEL/VERIFY™
In a Home/Sleep/Away or All/Perimeter system, you can CANCEL a burglary alarm or VERIFY that a valid burglar alarm has occurred. You can also answer whether it is a false alarm with YES or NO. Selecting VERIFY or YES manually verifies that an alarm occurred and sends an alarm verification message to the monitoring station.
FOUR EXPANSION ZONES
Zone expansion is available right on the keypad where you need it the most. The four expansion zones on the 7872 and 7873 models are fully programmable Class B protection zones that can be used for a variety of residential fire, burglary and access control applications.
The built-in proximity reader operates with a variety of credentials, including cards, fobs and the Prox Patch™, a small, adhesive “button” that users can attach to a wallet, phone, or other item they usually carry with them. A confirmation tone sounds when the credential is recognized and accepted.
Add up to 140 Z-Wave devices. Control your lights, locks and thermostats all from the Carousel menu on the graphic touchscreen keypad. Create Favorites to program multiple devices to respond to a single command or panel event like arming and disarming.
POWER METERS WITH Z-WAVE SMART SWITCHES
Z-Wave devices that are plugged into Smart Switches can be connected to the panel to provide a meter reading on the keypad. Both instantaneous and accumulative readings are provided.