What are Point Profiles or Point Indexes and how are they used?
How to configure Point Profiles in B8512G/B9512G and GV4 version 2+ panel types.
1. Point Profile Text: Describes the current profile configuration and is used as a quick reference to identify which profile to assign to a point. The default profile text should always be modified when changes are made to be sure the description remains accurate.
Figure 1 Point Profile Text in B8512G/B9512G and B-series
2. Point Type/Response/Circuit Style: This area contains the most important settings of the profile. All three parameters are displayed in a single page to show the interaction between settings. Double-click the point type in the profile to open the configuration page (see figure 2).
Figure 2 Point Type/Response/Circuit Style display
3. Point Type: Selects the purpose of the point. Determines whether the point is controlled by arming and disarming (All-On or Part-On) or armed ‘24hours’. The point type also determines whether a Burg, Fire or Gas event is generated. Keyswitch point types are used to modify the arming state of an area. The Aux AC Supervisory type is used to monitor an auxiliary AC power source while following a programed AC Fail Time before reporting a trouble .
4. Circuit Style: Provides options to configure the panel program to match the end of line supervision wiring at the device. The panel can detect whether a point is Normal/Open/Short with a 1KΩ or 2KΩ EOL; or Normal/Faulted with No EOL. The Dual EOL option provides supervision of a secondary switch, such as a tamper switch, in the protected circuit. Available options are;
5. Circuit Style wiring diagram: A wiring diagram is displayed for a visual representation of the end of line supervision. Its purpose is to assist programmers with selecting a point response when using either a N/O or N/C switch. Three wiring diagrams are possible and the one which displays depends on selections for point type, response and circuit style.
Figure 3 Circuit Style Wiring Diagrams
6. Point Response Tables: Provides options for selecting the panel response to the point state becoming open or short. Several tables are possible and the one which displays is determined by selections made for point type and circuit style. Figures 4, 5 and 6 display examples of selecting a point response for various point types .
Figure 4 Point Response Table for Part On/Single EOL
Figure 5 Point Response Table for Instant/Single EOL with Tamper
Figure 6 Point type Custom Function/Circuit Style Single EOL
7. Press ‘F1’ to access help: The remaining fields in the profile are explained in detail in help screens, which are available by selecting the field and pressing ‘F1’.
Enable the point in Point Assignments.
1. Assign the Source to be used by the point for interfacing with to the control panel. Double-click Source to view the options available for a selected address. Note that some Source options are only available for use with the addresses indicated below.
2. Assign the point profile to the point in point assignments. Note: Only enabled points will display in B8512G/B9512G types. Expand point assignments by clicking on the [+] icon in point assignments. Contract point assignments to only see the programmed addresses by clicking on the [-] icon in point assignments (see figure 7).
Figure 7 Expand or contract the point list in point assignments