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 Posted: Sunday Nov 23rd, 2014 05:08 pm
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You may want to read this topic "Security System Basics" before coming here

Programming the Security functions for Comfort using Comfigurator is easy.

This can be divided into the following steps;
  1. Zones/Inputs
  2. Alarm Types
  3. Phone Numbers
  4. Miscellaneous Security Settings


Go to Alarms > Zones/Inputs as shown below.

Comfort CM9001 comes with 8 zones and is expandable to 96 zones using Slaves (SEP01) and Local expansion Modules (LEMs).

For each Zone, the following settings can be configured in the right pane.
See the above screen for Zone 2

Enter the zone name text. This name is used in the Comfort iOS/Android app to describe the zone (instead of the 4 zone words)

Zone Type
Select a Zone Type from the drop-down list. Some common zone types are
  • Door/Window for doors and windows
  • Entry Door for the entry/ exit door (there can be more than 1)
  • PIR Night/Away for zones that are active in Night and Away Mode, not in Day Mode.
  • PIR Away for zones that are active only in Away Mode, not in Night and Day modes
  • Fire Normally Closed for Fire/smoke detectors
  • Panic for panic buttons
  • Tamper for tamper inputs
  • Switch Normally Open for switches which do not trigger any alarm but activate zone Responses
  • Null Zone Type 0 to disable the zone

Zone Words
Select a maximum 4 words from the drop-down list of words from the wordlist. If the words are empty, the zone number will be used for announcement.

Entry Path
Check the Entry Path box if the zone is on the entry/exit path. This should not be confused with the Entry Door Zone Type. An Entry Door starts an entry delay when the system is armed to allow the user to disarm the system.

This is relevant for Central Monitoring Station (CMS) and SMS (using UCM/GSM4). Check this box if Zone Restore should be reported to the CMS in addition to Zone activation. The CMS may require that zone restores after the zone causes an alarm is reported eg if an open window that caused the alarm has been closed.

PartitionSelect a Partition 0 to 3 if Partitions are used (This can be seen only if View Mode = Advanced)
EOLSelect No EOL (if no EOL resistors are used) or Double EOL (if 2 EOL resistors are used. (This can be seen only if View Mode = Advanced)

Virtual Input This is a read-only field. the field is checked is the zone is virtual, which means that a sensor from another system like KNX, C-Bus or Zwave is being used as the Input instead of the physical zone connected to Comfort. The physical zone will be ignored in this case.

Checking the box will cause the keypads to announce the zone words when the zone is opened

On Response
The On Response is activated when the Zone is activated. Leave blank if not required.  This can be used to turn on lights for a short time when motion is detected, as an example.

Off Response
The Off Response is activated when the Zone goes off. Leave blank if not required.

Show Status
Check the box to show the real time status  of the zone. This is not a programming setting

Only the Zone Type is mandatory.

After programming the zones and connecting the physical sensors and wires to Comfort, it is possible to drag and drop the zones to a different number. This is a time saver compared to of reconnecting wires in case a mistake has been made in the wiring

Advice on programming zones - Important
It is recommended that an Entry Door is always installed in the system, programmed as Entry Door Zone Type.
When arming to Away Mode, closing the Entry Door will end the Exit delay and complete arming to Away Mode. If the entry door is already closed, it must be opened and closed to arm to away mode. Failure to do this causes "Arm Failure"

When the system is armed, opening the Entry Door will start the entry delay to allow the user time to disarm the alarm.

Do NOT depend only on motion detectors (PIRS) only for your alarm. PIRs are meant to a a secondary defence, while window and door contacts should be the first  line of defence. It is not recommended to use a PIR as an Entry Door, as a PIR can be triggered within the house causing false alarms.

If it is absolutely impossible to wire a magnetic contact to the Entry Door, and you have to use a PIR as entry door, then set the Away Arming Method to "Exit Delay". By default the Away Arming method is set to "Final Door"

This topic called methods of Arming to Away Mode may be useful

Read the below topic for testing the alarm system
Guide to Testing the Alarm System

Last edited on Monday Feb 28th, 2022 11:00 am by slychiu

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