Alerts and Beeping
The two most frequent alerts that you will see on your SkyControl display are 'Loss of Communication' and a 'Tamper' alerts. Another alert that you can receive is a 'Low Battery' alert.
Alerts present themselves as loud beeping from the panel, and are represented by a yellow hazard icon. The alert will clear itself once the reason for the alert has been resolved. To see what type of alert your system is experiencing, simply tap the yellow hazard icon. By tapping on the alert and reading it, the alert will be considered 'Acknowledged' and the beeping will silence for the next eight hours to give you time to address the issue.
Loss of Communication
A Loss of Communication alert means the sensor triggering the alert can no longer communicate with your panel. This is most likely caused by a dead battery, approximate distance to the panel has exceeded limits, or an issue with the system network. To resolve the loss of communication alert, put your system into test mode, and trigger the sensor that is sending the alert. You can also try changing the battery in the sensor to reestablish communication. If the alert has not been cleared, the yellow hazard icon will still be displayed. In this case, you will need to contact Customer Care for support.
Panel Low Battery
A panel low battery alert means that the panel backup battery is low. Check to make sure that your panel is connected to power and that the wall adapter is firmly plugged in. If you have experienced a power outage, the back up battery will keep your system working, but you may get a low battery alert. You can acknowledge the alert to stop the panel from beeping. The backup battery will re-charge once power is restored.
Sensor/Device Low Battery
A low battery alert means that the sensor/device that is identified in the alert has a low battery and you must replace it. Replacing the batteries for each device is simple. We've created detailed tutorials for each device to teach you how to change the batteries.
A sensor tamper alert simply means that there is something 'tampering' with your sensor. This is most often caused by the cover of the sensor not being returned completely, or a battery not pressed down all the way. To clear the alert, put your SkyControl into test mode, go to the sensor that is causing the alert, and correct the issue as necessary. If you have tried replacing the cover completely, placing the batteries down all of the way, and closing any gaps in the sensor cover, yet the alerts continue, contact Customer Care for support.
A panel tamper alert occurs when the SkyControl face plate is not completely secured to the back plate. To fix the issue, you will need to perform a visual inspection of the panel to check for any obvious cracks, any wires that may be interfering with the tamper connection or if there are any wires bundled together causing the panel to bulge and set off the tamper alert. Also, check the single screw at the top of the panel to make sure it is screwed all the way down. Please note, if the tamper alert continues and you arm your system, there is the chance that the alarm will sound. If the alerts continue, please contact Customer Care for support.
Your panel will alert you when there is a severe weather alert for your area such as a tornado. The alert will be in the top right corner of your home screen just like the other alerts and you can acknowledge them in the same way. Tap the alert to read the message and take appropriate action.
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