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    How to program a Point Profile or Point Index in G Series or B Series control panels.

    What is a Point Profile or Point Index and how are they programmed?

    • A ‘Point Profile’ or Point Index’ is the set of parameters that define how the panel will respond when the input point becomes faulted. Point Profiles and Point Indexes are the same set of parameters that are different only in the panel types that use the label. Older panels used the label Point Index, newer types use Point Profile.   
    • Panel input points are enabled by assigning a ‘Point Profile’ or ‘Point Index’. Likewise, points are disabled by removing the Profile or Index (also select Point Source=Unassigned  when disabling points in B8512G/B9512G and GV4 version 2+ types).
    • Only one Point Profile or Point Index is used for all input points of the same type. For example, all of the perimeter instant doors would use a single Profile/Index. An additional profile or index is only created when slight differences exist between inputs such as setting a longer entry delay for the back door versus the front door. In this case a second profile/index is created with similar settings except the longer entry delay.
    • Always start with the default selections in an available Point Profile or Point Index. Panel defaults will include a point profile/index for all of the most common point types. Examples are;
      •  Perimeter Delay Doors
      • Interior Instant Motions
      • Smoke Detectors
      • Smoke Detectors with verification
    • Changing the overall purpose of existing profiles or indexes rather than using preconfigured default settings often complicates programming and may result in incorrect settings.
    • Point Profile or Index programing begins with the ‘Point Type’ and ‘Point Response’. These initial selections define the primary behavior of the input. The ‘point type’ determines the purpose of the input and whether it’s controlled by arming and disarming or if it’s always armed (24hrs). The 'point response' determines the panel’s behavior to a point changing from normal to Short or Open. This change in the point’s condition may generate an alarm or supervisory event depending on the selected response. The opposing condition may generate a trouble or possibly no response. For example, most fire points generate an alarm when the point becomes short but a trouble when it becomes open. The Help screens accessible in RPS by pressing F1 provide valuable programming information for point response settings.
    • Note the entry in Point Profile Text located on the top line of each profile in newer panel types. Older panel types locate Point Index Descriptions in an area under Point Indexes. Descriptions of pre-configured profiles/indexes are entered here. Note that this text must be changed each time the profile/index is modified for the description to remain accurate. Inspect the settings in any point profile or index when unsure of the description accuracy by following the below instructions.


    How to configure a Point Profile in B8512G/B9512G and GV4 version 2+ panel types.

    B9512G Point Profile Pgming.png

     Figure 1  Point Profile Text in B8512G/B9512G and B-series.

    1.  Select an appropriate Point Profile to assign to a group of points such as Interior Instant Motions, Perimeter Delay Doors, Panic points or Smoke Detectors.

              a.  Review the Point Profile Text for a profile nearest to the type of point to be programmed and make minor changes when needed.

              b.  When unsure of the current point profile settings, follow the steps below to inspect for correctness.

    2.  Double-click the Point Type/Response/Circuit Style field to view the Point Type, Point Response and Circuit Style configuration.  The example in figure 2 (below) describes this page with an example of an Interior Delay point.

    Point Type Response Circuit Style Display.pngFigure 2 Point Type/Response/Circuit Style page.

              a.  Click on the question mark  Question mark from F1 Help.png  beside any option for help or press F1.  The help screens will describe all of the available programming options. Select Save to save changes and close this page.   

    B9512G Point Assignments.png

     Figure 3 Point Assignments Page.

    3.  Figure 3 (above) describes the final step in assigning the Point Profile to points in the Point Assignments area of the program.


    How to configure a Point Index in D7212/D7412/D9412/G-GV4 Version 1.x panel types:

    Older G type Point Index programming.png

      Figure 4 Point Indexes/Descriptions for D7212/D7412/D9412G thru GV4 Ver 1.x types.

    1.  Select an appropriate Point Index to assign to a group of points such as Interior Instant Motions, Perimeter Delay Doors, Panic points or Smoke Detectors.

              a.  Click on Point Index Descriptions under ‘Points’ for descriptions of the pre-programmed settings. Identify a point index nearest to the point to be programed and select it under Point Indexes 1-16 or 17-31. Note that Point Index Descriptions text must be modified each time settings are changed to accurately describe the profile.

              b. When unsure of the current point profile settings, follow the steps below to inspect for correctness.

    2.  The Point Type and Point Response define the primary configuration of the index.

              a. Select the Point Type and press F1 for help on the available point types and the below screen will display. Select any of the displayed types for programming help.

    Older G type Point Types.png Figure 5 G-GV4 Point Types

              b.  The Point Response defines how the panel responds when the point changes from Normal to an Open or Short condition. Select the Point Response and press F1 to view the Point Response tables. These tables show each available selection for controlled (non-24-Hour) point types and 24-Hour point types.

    Point Response tables-Controlled points.png

     Figure 6 Point Response tables for Controlled points.

    • Figure 6 (above) shows the point response table used for Controlled (Non-24 Hour) Points that follow the armed or disarmed state of the area where they are assigned. For example: Point Type 1 and Point Response 4 would be used for a Perimeter Delay door that provided a Delay when the circuit state became Open. A short condition would generate an Instant alarm. These options are used in default settings for point index 25 and are intended for a perimeter delay door.

    Point Response tables-24 Hour pts.png

     Figure 7 Point Response tables for 24 Hour points.

    • Figure 7 (above) shows the point response table used for 24 Hour points which are always armed regardless of the assigned area's armed or disarmed state.

    For example: Point Type 0 and Point Response 1 would be used for a 24 Hour point that would generate an Instant alarm when the circuit state became shorted. An open state would generate a trouble. These options are selected in the default settings for point index 2 and would be used for a panic point.

    Older G type Point assignment pgming.png

    Figure 8  Point Assignment programming.

    3.  Figure 8 (above) describes the final step in assigning the Point Index to points in the Point Assignments area of the program.

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