December 14, 2020
The vast majority of home security users are bound to come across a scenario where they will want to bypass one (or more) of their sensors. To clarify, when we use the term bypass, we are referencing how to set up your security system so that you can open a door or window when your system is armed without the fear of sounding the alarm. We will walk you through how to bypass one (or more) sensors for home security systems anchored down with the following three panels: Simon XTi, Simon XTi-5, and IQ Panel 2.
Bypass a sensor with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2
This is easily accomplished by simply tapping the circle next to the sensor to bypass it during the arming sequence. Bypass a Sensor with a Simon Panel
According to Interlogix, to bypass a sensor for Simon panels you should follow the steps outlined below.
Press the GEAR icon
Press the SELECT button
Enter your MASTER CODE
Press the BYPASSED button next to each sensor that you wish to bypass; or press the NOT BYPASSED button next to each sensor you do not want to bypass.
Press the Select icon to enter the sensor bypass screen1
Open the doors and/or windows that you wish to bypass
The LOCK icon to arm
Press ARM ALL to arm (the system will sound the protest beep and display will state that there are open sensors)
Press BYPASS to continue
Simon XTi system will then ARM per normal.
Press the GEAR icon in the bottom right of the screen
SELECT next to the Direct Bypass line item
NOT BYPASSED button next to the sensor(s) you wish to bypass
CLOSE again to exit
LOCK icon then press DOORS and WINDOWS ONLY or ARM ALL to arm your system.
Enter the MASTER CODE;
Scroll up/down until you reach the sensor you wish to bypass;
The display will show sensor name (ie Sn # Front Door) on the first line;
Press ENTER to bypass (deactivate) the sensor;
When a sensor is bypassed, the panel will display BYPASSED on the second line.
Helpful Info & Guides
IQ Panel 2 Guide (PDF)
1A sensor can only be bypassed if actively armed
Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor.
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