Operating Instructions for TSP575 Remote Alarm System
|Adjusting the Sensitivity of the Shock Sensor:
Important: Setting the sensitivity of the shock sensor too high will cause false alarms. A substantial amount of force is required to actually break automotive glass, and the shock sensor should be set accordingly.
Before proceeding with the adjustment, verify that all screws securing the siren control module to the bracket, and securing the bracket to the vehicle, are securely tightened.
To adjust the shock sensor:
- Locate and remove the small rubber plug on the back of the siren control module.
- Gently turn the adjustment screw fully counter-clockwise, then clockwise approximately 1/8 of a turn. Do not over turn this screw, as maximum rotation is approximately 270o. You should stop applying pressure as soon as you feel a slight amount of resistance.
- Close the hood, arm the alarm (ARMED or 1 CHIRP), and allow six seconds for the shock sensor to stabilize.
- Firmly strike the front bumper of the vehicle with the side of the closed fist, considering the amount of force required to break a window.
CAUTION: Never perform this test on the vehicle's glass, as you may break a window.
- If the alarm did not sound, or if only the warning chirps were activated, then the sensitivity will need to be increased. Disarm the alarm, and open the hood to gain access to the siren control module.
- Gently turn the adjustment screw approximately 1/8 turn clockwise (increasing sensitivity), and repeat the test.
- Repeat this procedure until a firm strike causes the alarm to trigger, and a less forceful impact causes the alarm to sound the warning chirps.
- When the adjustment is set, replace the rubber plug on the back of the siren module.
|Adjusting the Sensitivity of the Glass Break Detector:
The alarm does not need to be armed when adjusting the sensitivity of this sensor. Simply observe the red LED on the microphone while making the adjustments.
- Gently turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise until a slight resistance is felt, then turn it clockwise about 1/4 rotation.
- Observe the LED, move to the inside rear of the vehicle, and firmly clap your hands two quick times.
- If the LED turned on briefly, no further adjustment is necessary.
- If the LED did not turn on, gently turn the adjustment screw another 1/8 rotation clockwise, and repeat the test. Continue until the adjustment is properly set.
Important! Do not set the sensitivity too high, as doing so will cause false alarms created by noises outside the vehicle. The sensitivity should be set to detect the loud sound of breaking glass within the automobile.
|Arming the System:
- Exit the vehicle and close and lock all doors.
- Press and release the larger arming button on the transmitter. The system will respond with one single chirp and the parking lights will flash one time.
- The red dash mounted LED will begin to flash, and after approximately six seconds, the shock sensing feature of the system will be activated. The voltage sensing circuit will begin its countdown, and after approximately three minutes, opening a light activated door will trigger the alarm.
- If the system has been installed using the automatic passive arming feature, then 60 seconds after switching the ignition key off, the alarm will automatically arm providing the hood and trunk lids are closed. During the 60 second automatic arming cycle, the dash mounted LED will flash rapidly.
Important! If the White loop wire was cut during the installation procedure, the voltage sensing feature of the alarm will become active six seconds after arming the system. You will not need to wait the three minutes before opening a door will cause the alarm to trigger.
|Protection While the System is Armed:
- Opening a door (or any light activated entry point) will cause the alarm to immediately sound for the complete 60 second alarm cycle.
- Whenever the system is armed, any unauthorized attempt to start the vehicle will be prevented.
- While the system is armed, the red dash mounted LED will constantly flash, discouraging any would be thieves.
- Any light impact to the vehicle glass or body panels will cause the system to immediately sound the warning chirps, discouraging any further attempts to enter the vehicle.
- Any forceful impact to the vehicle will cause the system to immediately trigger for the complete 60 second alarm cycle. At the end of the cycle, the alarm will re-arm itself, and resume monitoring the vehicle.
- As a backup, if you have remotely shut the shock sensor off, the glass break detector will hear the noise made by breaking glass, and sound the alarm for the complete 60 second cycle.
|Disarming the System:
- When you return to the vehicle, press and release the larger arming button on the keychain transmitter. The system will respond with two chirps indicating the system has been disarmed.
|Disarming After an Intrusion:
When disarming, if the system responds with four chirps (Intrusion), you are being alerted that the alarm was triggered during your absence. Additionally, the red dash mounted LED will blink 3 times...pause...blink 3 times...etc., to provide an added visual indication that the alarm had been triggered. These intrusion indicators are stored in the system's memory and will be erased when the ignition key is switched on.
|Decreasing the Sensitivity of the Shock Sensor via the Keychain Transmitter:
To arm or decrease shock sensitivity:
- Follow the normal arming procedure by pressing the larger button on the keychain transmitter.
- Immediately after arming, press and release the smaller button on the transmitter.
- In approximately five seconds, the siren will sound one long chirp, indicating that the sensitivity of the shock sensor has been reduced 30 percent.
To arm and turn the shock sensor off:
- Follow the normal arming procedure by pressing the larger button on the transmitter.
- Immediately after arming, press and release the smaller button the keychain transmitter two times.
- In approximately five seconds, the siren will sound one short chirp, followed by one long chirp, indicating that the shock sensor has been turned off.
Note: Any time the shock sensor has been adjusted using the transmitter, disarming the system will return the shock sensor to its normal operating sensitivity.
|Remote Panic Operation:
The alarm can be activated via the transmitter to draw attention to your vehicle during an emergency situation.
To activate the panic feature:
- Press and hold the larger button on the transmitter for 3 seconds.
- The alarm will sound, and continue to sound for 60 seconds.
- To silence the alarm before the 60 second shutdown, press and release the larger button on the keychain transmitter.
|Valet Switch Operation:
If you lose or misplace your transmitter, or the transmitter fails to disarm the system, an emergency bypass switch is included to temporarily disarm the system.
To use the switch:
- Open the driver's door. The alarm will sound.
- Insert the key into the ignition switch, and turn it to the on position.
- Move the valet switch tot he on position. The alarm will disarm and the vehicle can now be started.
- The dash mounted LED will turn on solid and remain on until the system is switched out of valet mode.
When in valet mode, all functions of the system are inoperative and the system cannot be armed until it is switched out of valet. The panic feature and the optional keyless entry feature will operate when the system is in the valet mode.
To switch out of valet mode:
- Turn the ignition key to the on position, then move the valet switch to the off position.
- The dash mounted LED will turn off, and the system will return to normal operation.
|Backing Up Alert:
Any time the vehicle is running, and the gear shift selector is moved to reverse, the system responds with 3 chirps...pause...3 chirps, etc. It repeats this message until the vehicle is shifted out of reverse.
|Replacing the Transmitter Battery:
The keychain transmitters have a small, red LED visible through the top cover. This LED can be used to indicate battery condition. You will also notice a decrease in effective transmitter range as the battery deteriorates. The replacement battery must be a 12 volt type GP23A or equivalent.
To replace the battery:
- Remove the small Phillips head screw from the bottom of the transmitter and carefully pry the top cover away from the transmitter.
- Remove the discharged battery, making note of the orientation of the + and - contacts and dispose of properly.
- Install the new battery, taking care to place the + and - contacts in the correct position.
- Replace the transmitter cover, taking care not to damage the LED or switches on the circuit board.
- Replace the small Phillips head screw through the bottom of the transmitter.