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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.
    • Only one Point Profile or Point Index is used for all of the same type of input points. All of the perimeter instant doors or interior motions or pull stations would use a single Profile/Index for the particular type of point. Only create an additional profile or index when there will be slight differences between inputs. For example, when a longer entry delay is needed for the back door versus the front door, a second profile/index is created with similar settings except 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 only complicates programming and occasionally results in unintended settings.
    • Point Profile or Index programing begins with a ‘Point Type’ and ‘Point Response’. These initial selections define the primary purpose of the input. The combination of the ‘point type and response’ determines whether points are controlled by arming/disarming or always active (24 Hour) and how the panel will behave when the point is faulted. Alarms or Supervisory events (intrusion or fire) may be generated, keyswitch points may arm or disarm an area and etc. depending on these settings. Use the F1 help screens available in Remote Programming Software for details of all of these options.
    • 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 Profiles used with B8512G/B9512G and GV4 version 2+ panel types

    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 primary profile configuration.  Below is an example of this page with pre-programmed selections for Point Type, Point Response and Circuit Style.

    B9512G Point Type-Response page.pngPoint Type/Response/Circuit Style page

    Figure 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.   

    3.  Assign the Point Profile to the points in Point Assignments that will follow the profile.

    B9512G Point Assignments.png

    Figure 3 Point Assignments Page

    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.pngG-GV4 Point Types

    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

    • The table above is 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

    • The table above is used for 24 Hour points that are always armed regardless of the armed or disarmed state of the area where they are assigned.

    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.

    3.  Assign the Point Index to the points in Point Assignments that will follow the Point Index.

    Older G type Point assignment pgming.png

    Figure 8  Point Assignment programming

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