Installing The Alarm Lock PG21 Series Self-Contained Door Alarm

Installation and operation of the Alarm Lock PG21 series self-contatined door alarm.


The PG21MSS Pilfergard is a surface-mounted, battery operated door alarm equipped with microprocessor-controlled electronics and having four operating modes, four alarm sounds, remote or in place operation, and adjustable time delays. The siren and flashing strobe are activated when the unit goes...


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The PG21MSS Pilfergard is a surface-mounted, battery operated door alarm equipped with microprocessor-controlled electronics and having four operating modes, four alarm sounds, remote or in place operation, and adjustable time delays. The siren and flashing strobe are activated when the unit goes into alarm.

WARRANTY:
24 month limited warranty

TIME TO INSTALL:
As per article, .5 to .75 hr

SPECIAL TOOLS:
none

Security and safety have become extremely important, not only due to the threat of terrorism, but also as a means to keep people safe and out of non-public areas while satisfying Life Safety codes. To help to control and be aware of the movement of people, the applications for self-contained door alarms have increased.

The self-contained door alarm in one form or another has been around probably since the introduction of the door. Early door alarms were a bell attached to a metal arm. The operating principle was: as the door opens, the bell is contacted and makes a sound, announcing the door had been opened.

The Alarm Lock PG21 Series Door Alarms make use of a magnetic actuator that is positioned within range of the reed switch. When the magnetic actuator is within range of the reed switch, the switch opens. Opening the door causes the reed switch to close and depending upon the mode of operation, the siren will sound when unit goes into alarm for two minutes. After two minutes, the alarm times out and the LED flashes until the alarm memory is cleared. The alarm memory can be cleared by turning the unit off, then on, or will clear after approximately four hours.

The PG21MSS Pilfergard is the latest in the PG21 Series of door alarms manufactured by Alarm Lock. This surface-mounted, battery operated door alarm is equipped with microprocessor-controlled electronics having four operating modes, four alarm sounds, remote or in place operation, and adjustable time delays. The 110db siren and flashing amber strobe are activated when the unit goes into alarm. This enables the PG21MSS to accommodate a variety of end-user requirements, including controlling multiple doors, having multiple operating modes, hardwire or battery operation, and producing multiple alarm sounds. The PG21MSS Pilfergard is 2-1/2” wide, compatible with standard size and narrow stile doors.

The Alarm Lock PG21MSS has nine jumpers that are configured to set the mode of operation and alarm sounds. A separate jumper determines reed switch location. Each jumper assembly has three pins sticking out with a black jumper connecting two of the three. The default configuration is the nine jumpers are up and the right reed switch is active. To re-configure, lift off the black jumper and reposition it onto the unused end and the center end. Note: Do not press hard as the ends can be damaged easily.

The Alarm Lock PG21MSS operates in one of the following five alarm modes:

DEFAULT MODE. In the default mode, when the door is opened without disarming the PG21MSS, the alarm sounds for two minutes. The key is required for authorized operation and to turn off and reset the alarm. If the alarm is not turned off, and the alarm times out, the LED flashes. In this mode, the door can be left open indefinitely by turning the key while opening the door. Once the door closes, the door alarm re-arms. The default mode provides the highest level of security. For the default mode, all jumpers are up. The unit is shipped from the factory in the default mode.

ENTRY/EXIT DOOR MODE. The Entry/Exit Door mode requires the key to open the door without the alarm activating. In this mode, there are selectable time delays (15 seconds, 1 or 2 minutes), after which the alarm activates if the door remains open. As in the default mode, once the alarm activates, it will sound for two minutes if not disarmed. After the two minutes, the LED flashes if the door has been closed. If the door has not been closed, the alarm siren will restart.

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