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How to Program Your IDS 805 Alarm System

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Programming an IDS 805 alarm system can be a complicated process and it’s important to understand the steps involved in order to properly program the system. This guide will provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the entire programming process and provide an overview of the features and functions of the IDS 805 alarm system. Let’s get started.

What is an IDS 805 Alarm System?

An IDS 805 Alarm System is a type of professionally installed home security system. This system consists of a Main Control Panel, Keypads, Sensors, and various other components connected by wiring throughout your home. This system is designed to detect intruders into your property by means of motion detectors and contact sensors which trigger an audible alarm and send an alert to the monitoring company who will notify local authorities or take other action as necessary.

The IDS 805 Alarm System also offers access control features such as allowing you to easily arm or disarm the system using codes, automatic arming based on preset schedules, home automation capabilities where “scenes” can be configured to automate lighting and other actions around the house when people come and go, panic/duress codes for emergencies, motion detection (geofencing), local & remote logging for diagnostics & troubleshooting and geo-location tracking using GPS-enabled devices. Additionally the IDS 805 Alarm System allows you to customize settings such as entry/exit times for areas of your home, arming method (maximize sensor coverage or minimal coverage with motion activation) Intrusion Detection Coverage Areas (for greatest coverage in key areas) and more.

Benefits of Programming an IDS 805 Alarm System

Programming an IDS 805 Alarm System provides a number of benefits to the user, including enhanced system control and flexibility, improved security features, and reduced maintenance costs. Programming the system involves setting up zones, which are specific locations within the property that are monitored by the alarm. Different types of sensors can be used in each zone and programmed to sound a siren and send out notifications whenever they detect a breach or tampering. These sensors may also be set with “delay” timers or other customizable protection measures to ensure that all areas are adequately covered by the alarm. In addition to providing enhanced security, programming an IDS 805 Alarm System also offers convenience. With this system, you can control access to specified areas and monitor entry points remotely through keypad interfaces or mobile applications. This can further reduce installation costs for multiple entry points as each individual point does not need extra wiring or additional equipment. Programming an IDS 805 Alarm System also allows you to set ‘disarming windows’ – periods when certain zones won’t activate your alarm – which is useful if you have regular visitors with predictable arrival times coming into your home or business premises. This feature reduces the number of false alarms being triggered. Lastly, programming an IDS 805 Alarm System allows customization of other features such as automation systems for lights, locks and climate controls as well as periodic updates for existing software versions and firmware so that it remains secure from outside threats over time.

Getting Started

Programming your IDS 805 alarm system is an essential step to ensure that your system is providing you with the maximum level of safety and security. In order to get started, you’ll need to gather all the necessary materials and supplies, such as the installation and programming manual, an installation CD, and a computer with an internet connection. Once these items are all available, you can begin programming your alarm system.

Gather the Necessary Materials

Before you begin programming your IDS 805 alarm system, it is important to gather all of the necessary materials. You will need your IDS 805 panel, a compatible power transformer, a telephone cord, a keypad and optionally additional fault devices such as motion detectors and glass break detectors. You may also need additional wiring and mounting hardware to fully install your system.

Once you have all of your materials on hand, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the instruction manual and find a comfortable workspace near an electrical outlet or other power source. It is important that you make sure there are no power issues that may disrupt the programming process before proceeding to ensure consistent programming results. After determining that all materials are available and in proper working condition, you can begin the process of setting up and programming your own IDS 805 alarm system.

Connect the IDS 805 Alarm System to the Power Supply

Before beginning the programming process, the IDS 805 Alarm System must be connected to a power supply. To do this, locate the 12V DC power supply that came with your system and plug it in to an available outlet. Then connect your system by pressing and holding down the red button labeled “POWER”. You may need to press this button several times until a sequence of lights on the panel begins flashing. Once active, these lights will remain lit until the system is turned off or reset.

Next, you will need to attach any accessories that you would like to use during monitoring of your premises (e.g., motion detectors, window and door sensors). Once all accessories have been connected properly, there are a few programming options available for customization of your system based on your needs.

To ensure that you get the most out of all features within your system, we strongly recommend that an experienced professional assists with installation and programming of the system. If necessary, qualified technicians are available through various vendors in order to provide support with setup and maintenance of your IDS 805 Alarm System.

Programming the IDS 805 Alarm System

Programming the IDS 805 alarm system can be a complex process, but it’s worth the effort. By taking the time to program the alarm system, you can customize it to meet your individual needs. You can also make sure that the system is working properly so that it can provide the protection that you need. In this article, we will look at how to program your IDS 805 alarm system.

Enter Programming Mode

The IDS 805 Alarm System is a security system designed to provide secure access control and alarm monitoring. In order to set up and configure the system, it must first be placed into a programming mode which will allow you to enter configuration data. To enter programming mode on the IDS 805, follow the steps given below:

1. Power up your security system by plugging in the power supply and turning it on.
2. Locate and press the Mode button located on the underside of your control panel.
3. Press and hold down two buttons located on either side of the control panel at once for approximately three seconds until you hear a beep sound confirming that you have successfully entered programming mode.
4. Enter your programming data as per instructions given in your instruction manual.
5. Once all of your changes have been made, press and hold down all five buttons simultaneously for three seconds to exit from Programming Mode and save all changes into memory permanently before switching off your system again.

Set the Date and Time

The first step to programming the IDS 805 alarm system is to set the date and time of your alarm panel. This is an important component as it ensures that all of the records created by your alarm panel are accurate. Furthermore, any alarms generated by this system will be accurately tracked as well.

To set the date and time on your IDS 805 alarm system, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the System Settings section of your main menu and select “Set Date/Time”
2. Use the arrow keys on the keypad to enter in the current day, month, year, hour and minute
3. When all values have been entered in correctly press “OK”
4. Lastly press “On” or “Off” depending on whether or not Daylight Savings Time is active
5. Applaud yourself for programming a sophisticated security device!
After completing these five steps you may now begin to configure other sections of your IDS 805 alarm system professionally and securely. Now you can rest assured that if you ever need it, both police forces and fire departments will be alerted when an intruder sensor has triggered or in cases of a life-threatening emergency situation respectively!

Set the Alarm Type

When programming the IDS 805 alarm system, the first step is to select the appropriate alarm type. There are three main types of alarms available, each with its own unique characteristics:

1. Standard Alarm: This type of alarm will trigger an audible siren when triggered by an open or closed security sensor. The siren can be set to sound for up to two minutes before resetting.

2. Perimeter Alarm: When selected, this alarm will trigger a bell box or outdoor siren when an open or closed security sensor is triggered. The bell box or outdoor siren can be set to sound for up to two minutes before resetting.

3. Entry Delay Alarm: This type of alarm triggers a siren when an open entry point (door) is left open for too long without being disarmed by entering a user code in the control panel keypad. The time span until it triggers the entry delay can be suited between one and 60 seconds depending on your needs and preferences.

Set the Entry/Exit Delay Times

When programming the entry/exit delay times for your IDS 805 Alarm System, ensure that you select time periods that fit the needs of your home. These delays provide extra time to enter and exit your home without setting off the alarm. The IDS 805 Alarm System will allow up to two separate sets of entry/exit delays to be configured. You can customize these separate entry/exit times for both interior and exterior zones of your alarm system.

Entry Delay Time: This is the amount of time allowed after a door or window is opened before the chime feature or audible alarm will sound. This allows people in the home enough time to disarm or deactivate the system in order not to sound an alert in their presence.

Exit Delay Time: This set delay occurs after arming when a person needs to exit their home; this allows them an allotted a period of time (5-30 seconds) depending on how it was programmed in order for them to leave without sounding any type of alert if they go over it. Typically, exit delays will be much shorter than that of an entry delay due to people needing less amount of time allocated leaving rather than entering their premises.

Set the Access Code

The access code is used to access the IDS 805 alarm system and arm/disarm it. Users will be asked to enter the access code in order to make changes to the system. Setting up a unique, secure access code should be your first step in programming your 805 alarm system. To set up an access code from a digital control keypad, follow these instructions:

1. Select “XXX” on the keypad (replace “XXX” with your user number).
2. Enter the current installer’s default code (0000).
3. Select “8-1-0” on the keypad and wait for two beeps. At this point you will need to enter a new 4-digit access code of your choice and then re-enter it for confirmation.
4. You may also choose to lock specific areas of your home so that only certain users can gain entry when they enter their access codes – if so, select “8-6-0” before pressing # symbol twice, then enter your desired 4 digit area numbers such as “2 3 7 9”. Once finished, press # again then reenter the area numbers one more time followed by another #. If successful you should hear two tones indicating success.
5 To finish setting up your new Access Code press # followed by 0000 again to exit programming mode. Your new Access Code is now set up!

Set the Siren Delay

When programming your IDS 805 alarm system, one of the most important settings to configure is the siren delay. The siren delay determines how long it will take for the alarm system’s external sounder to activate after an alarm has been triggered. This setting ensures that anyone near the sounder has enough time to shut down the alarm before it is activated and that key holders are notified of an activation event in a timely manner.

The siren delay can be adjusted from 10 seconds up to three minutes depending on your requirements. Generally, a shorter delay of no more than 60-90 seconds is recommended for systems where immediate notification is desired, such as when securing a business premises or larger property where unauthorized entry may happen quickly. A longer duration such as two or three minutes is better suited for most residential applications where key holders will need additional time to respond to an event.

To adjust the siren delay on your IDS 805 system, simply log into programming mode using the eight digit user code and press ‘2’ six times followed by ‘#’. You will then be presented with a list of programmable options including ‘7’ for sounder defaults and ‘7’ again to set the siren timer option. Use the arrow keys and ‘#’ key during this process until you have entered in your desired length of time. After you have finished making changes, press *99 to save them and exit programming mode correctly.

Testing the IDS 805 Alarm System

After programming your IDS 805 alarm system, it is essential to test it to make sure everything is working correctly. Testing the system is relatively straightforward, and it can help you avoid any unpleasant surprises when you turn your alarm system on. In this section, we will discuss the steps that you should take in order to ensure that your IDS 805 alarm system is working properly.

Activate the Alarm System

Activating your IDS 805 alarm system is the first step in ensuring that your home and property are protected. To activate the system, press either Advanced mode or Standard mode, depending on your preference.

In Advanced mode, you will be walked through a series of menu choices on the LCD display. When selecting your preferences, remember that you can always change your selections until you arm the system. Once you arm the system, all changes must be made from within the programming functions of Advanced mode.

In Standard Mode, you will input two codes- a master code and an installation code. It is important to not share these codes with anyone unless they are authorized to have access to them. After inputting these codes into the system, simply press “Arm” or “Stay” depending on which type of protection you would like at each entry/exit point of your property as indicated by flashing red lights on each keypad outside your property’s entrance/exit doors.

Test the Alarm System

Testing your IDS 805 alarm system regularly is essential to ensure that it is working correctly. To test the system, perform the following steps:

1. Ready the Alarm System: Turn on the power to all of the panels and components of your IDS 805 alarm system. Make sure that all of the sensors are properly connected to their panels and functioning correctly.

2. Activate Open/Close Reports: Activate open/close reports for individual devices/zones. This will allow you to confirm each sensor’s status when you test them later on in the process.

3. Perform a Walk Test: Carry out a walk test with each keyfob, testing each device/zone individually and noting any discrepancies on your report sheet. Be sure to note not just whether the sensor reacts or not, but how quickly it reacts as well- this can have an impact on its usefulness and reliability in an emergency situation.

4. System Pin Test: Carry out a reset pin test as described in your manual if applicable, and make notes on any discrepancies with individual pins or zones during this process as well. Regularly testing this feature will ensure that no one can bypass your security codes when attempting to gain access to restricted areas within your home or business premises.

5. Exit Times/Entry Times: Ensure that each of your programmed entry and exit times are functioning properly by initiating a few trial runs with different users if applicable (eg family members). Check that no exit times are set too short, as this could potentially cause false alarms if users don’t have enough time to enter their code before the alarm goes off upon entry or exit from their property.. Note any discrepancies in this report and make necessary adjustments where necessary – ensuring that all participants understand how long they have until an alarm is triggered upon entering or exiting a sensitive area such as a safe deposit box etc

6. Panic Button Resetting: Make sure each connection point associated with panic buttons works by manually pressing these buttons one at a time while also noting any differences between their intended functions (eg triggering phoning for help via dialer systems) versus what actually happens when pressed – making necessary adjustments (if possible) where needed .

By following these steps you should be able to ensure that each component of your IDS805 alarm system is working correctly, providing you with increased peace-of-mind knowing that you can quickly summon help in case of emergency!


After learning about the basics of the IDS 805 alarm system and the programming options, you’re now ready to program your own system. Programming the system allows you to customize it according to your needs. Setting up the system to your preferences will help you feel secure in your home or office. As with any technology, there are certain pros and cons of the IDS 805 system that you should consider before programming. In the conclusion, we’ll discuss those pros and cons and determine the best course of action for those who want to program their own system.

Summary of How to Program an IDS 805 Alarm System

Programming an IDS 805 Alarm System is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few steps. It is important to be familiar with the user manual, programming guide, and applicable codes before attempting the task, as it’s essential you understand the lingo and parameters. The following are the main elements for programming an IDS Alarm System:

1. Configuring System Settings: Initialize your program by setting system master access codes, adding user codes and creating zones. Double check all entries to ensure accuracy.
2. Choosing Options: Program options such as Chime Modes, AC Loss Reporting, Exit Delay Times, Keypad Volume Level and many more are available to customize your system to specific needs.
3. Familiarizing with Diagnostics & Technical Support: IDS customer support provides technical assistance should any problems arise during installation or setup.

Once these main elements of programming have been configured correctly you can arm your alarm system giving you peace of mind you need while away from home or at night while sleeping.

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