Force Arming the System
Under normal conditions your Command Center cannot be master armed
while there is a faulted zone. Force arming allows you to arm the system
with any zone faulted other than priority zones. (Priority zones are zones
that must be normal when the system is armed.) Force arming arms only
those zones that are ready to arm; any zone faulted at arming time is
bypassed (not armed).
When force arming, a trouble report may be sent to the Central Station
indicating that the system was force armed and which zone was faulted. A
closing report may also be sent by those systems that are programmed for
opening and closing reports.
Force arming can be programmed to apply to most arming commands as
well as your personal passcode. Your alarm technician will check the
boxes below to indicate which arming commands can force arm your
To arm with zones faulted:
1. Enter your personal passcode and press the ENT key, or enter an
arming command (COMMANDs 1, 2, or 3). The Command Center
then emits a "beep" tone with each keytouch indicating that a zone is
2. Press the COMMAND bar and then the ENT key. The system
now arms all zones which are normal.
NOTE: If the fault is restored (returned to normal) while arming, the zone
will be armed. If the fault is restored after arming, how your system is
programmed determines whether or not the zone will be armed with the rest
of the system.