USER GUIDEPowerMaster-10 G2Fully supervised wireless alarm control

PowerMaster-10/30 G2User's GuideTable of Contents1. Introduction . 3Preface . 3Overview . 3System Features . 3PowerMaster-10 G2 Panel Indicator andControls . 4LED Indicators . 4Control Keys . 5Arming Keys . 5Other Keys . 5PowerMaster-30 G2 Panel Indicator andControls . 5LED Indicators . 5Control Keys . 6Arming Keys . 6Other Keys . 6Built-in Alarm Sounder . 7General Audible Indicators . 7Other Audible Indicators . 7LCD Display . 7Screen Saver Mode . 8Proximity Tags . 8Users and Codes . 82. Operating the PowerMaster System . 9Basic Arming and Disarming . 9Preparing to Arm . 9Arming ‘AWAY' / ‘HOME' . 9Disarming and Stopping Alarm . 9Disarming under Duress . 10Partition Selection Process . 10Special Arming & Disarming Options . 10Switching from ‘HOME’ to ‘AWAY’ . 10Switching from ‘AWAY’ to ‘HOME’ . 10Arming AWAY or HOME ‘Instant’ . 10Forced Arming AWAY or HOME . 10Arming in the Latchkey Mode . 11Initiating Alarms . 11Initiating Panic Alarm . 11Initiating Fire Alarm or Emergency Alarm . 12Chime ON/OFF . 12D-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's GuideAdjusting the Speech Volume and the Volumeof the Beeps . 123. Speech and Sound Control . 13Speech & Sound Cont. Push-buttons . 13Voice ON/OFF . 13Message Exchange . 13Message Playback . 144. Electrical Appliance Control . 15Control Options and Pushbuttons . 15Automatic ON/OFF Control . 155. Reviewing Troubles and Alarm memory. 16Alarm & Tamper Memory Indication . 16Clearing the Memory Indication . 16Troubles . 16General Indications . 17Correcting Trouble Situations . 176. Menus and Functions . 18A.1 Entering the User Settings Menu &Selecting a Setting Option . 18A.2 Returning to the Previous Step or Exitingthe USER SETTINGS Menu . 19A.3 Buttons used for Navigation & Setting . 20B.1 Setting the Zone Bypass Scheme . 20B.2 Reviewing the Zone Bypass Scheme . 21B.3 Recalling the Zone Bypass Scheme . 22B.4 Programming User Codes . 22B.5 Add / Delete Proximity Tags . 24B.6 Add / Delete Keyfob Transmitters . 26B.7 Setting the Time & Time Format . 28B.8 Setting the Date & Date Format . 29B.9 Enabling / Disabling Auto-Arming . 30B.10 Setting the Auto-Arming Time . 30B.11 Programming Private Phone and SMSReporting . 31B.12 Enabling / Disabling the Squawk Option. 35B.13 Programming the Scheduler . 35B.14 Enabling / Disabling Voice Option . 377. Event Reporting and Control by Telephoneand SMS. 391

Event notifications by Telephone . 39Event notifications by SMS . 40Remote Control by Telephone . 40Remote Control by SMS . 418. Special Applications and Functions . 43Looking after People Left at Home . 43Acknowledging “low battery” condition inKeyfobs . 439. Testing the System . 44Periodic Test . 4410. Maintenance . 46Replacing the Backup Battery . 46Replacing Wireless Devices Batteries . 46Accessing 24-Hour Zones . 46Cleaning the Control Panel . 46Event Log. 46Reading the Event Log . 47Exiting the Event Log . 47APPENDIX A. FUNCTIONS OF CONTROLLINGDEVICES. 48A1. KP-160 PG2 . 48A2. KP-140/141 PG2 . 49A3. KF-234 PG2. 502APPENDIX B. PARTITIONING . 50B1. Selecting a Partition . 50B2. Arming / Disarming the System . 50B3. The Show Function . 51B4. Siren. 51B5. Partition Status display . 51APPENDIX C. GLOSSARY . 52APPENDIX D. HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLANNING. 54APPENDIX E. SPECIFICATIONS . 55E1. Functional . 55E2. Wireless . 56E3. Electrical . 56E4. Communication . 57E5. Physical Properties . 57E6. Peripherals and Accessory Devices . 58APPENDIX F. COMPLIANCE WITHSTANDARDS . 58FCC STATEMENT . 59D-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide

INTRODUCTION1. IntroductionPrefaceThe PowerMaster-10/30 G2 is a highly advanced wireless alarm control system produced by Visonic Ltd.Note: Make sure that you have the name and telephone number of the monitoring station your system will reportto. When calling the monitoring station to ask questions, you should have access to your "ACCOUNT NUMBER"used to identify your alarm system to the monitoring station. Obtain this information from your installer and write it.Note: "Pmaster" is used as an abbreviation for "PowerMaster".OverviewThe PowerMaster is a wireless alarm system for detecting and alerting in case of burglary, fire and a variety ofother security and safety hazards. In addition, it can be used to monitor the activity of disabled or elderly peopleleft at home. System status information is presented visually and verbally1, and in most cases a recorded voiceprompts you to take correct action.The system includes an optional partition feature (for a description of this feature, refer to Appendix B).The PowerMaster is governed by a control panel (Figure 1a and Figure 1b) designed to collect data from varioussensors that are strategically located within and along the perimeter of the protected site.The alarm system can be armed or disarmed by a variety of keyfobs and keypads using special codes.In the disarmed state, the system provides you with visual status information, and initiates an alarm if smoke isdetected or upon disturbance in a 24-hour zone (a zone which is active 24-hours a day).In the armed state, the system initiates an alarm upon detection of disturbance in any one of the armed zones.Proximity tags enable authorized people to enter restricted areas.The system identifies a wide range of events - alarms, attempts to tamper with sensors and several types oftrouble. Events are automatically reported via PSTN (telephone line) or optional GSM communication tomonitoring stations (in digital or IP form) and to private telephones (in tones and/or SMS messages). The personreceiving such a message is expected to investigate the event and act accordingly.IMPORTANT! All you need to know to secure your premises can be found in Chapters 2 and 3 of this manual.If you are not familiar with some of the terms used here, refer to Appendix C at the end of this guide.Note: This system must be checked by a qualified technician at least once a year.System FeaturesYour PowerMaster offers a large number of unique features: Master / User Settings: Two user levels allow different access types (see Chapter 6. Menus and Functions,section B.4 Programming User Codes). 30 detector zones (PowerMaster-10 G2) / 64 detector zones (PowerMaster-30 G2): Each detector zone isidentified by zone number and name (location). Multiple arming modes: AWAY, HOME, AWAY- INSTANT, HOME-INSTANT, LATCHKEY and BYPASS. Liquid crystal display (LCD): Plain-language status information and prompts are displayed on the front panel. Real-time clock: The present time is visible on the display. This feature is also used for the log file byproviding the date and time of each event. Various reporting destinations: Events can be reported automatically to monitoring stations, privatetelephones and mobile phones of your choice, and even by SMS if GSM is installed (see Chapter 6. Menusand Functions, section B.11 Programming Private Phone and SMS Reporting). Selective reporting: Your installer can determine what type of events will be reported to which destination. Latchkey mode: An automatic “Latchkey” message is sent to chosen telephones if the system is disarmed bya “latchkey” user (a junior family member, for instance). (See Chapter 2.) Spoken announcements and instructions1: Status-dependent, pre-recorded verbal messages are heardover the built-in loudspeaker (if the voice prompts are enabled - see Chapter 3). Message exchange1: Before leaving the premises, you may record a short verbal message for other users ofthe system who may arrive later. Upon arrival, you can listen to verbal messages left by others for you. Access from remote telephones: You may access the PowerMaster from a remote telephone andArm/Disarm it or receive system status information (see Chapter 7).1Refers to PowerMaster-30 G2 with voice option onlyD-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide3

INTRODUCTION Numerical keys serve as function keys: When the system is disarmed, the numerical keys are used also tocontrol various system functions. A simple icon on each key identifies the task of that key. Data retrieval: You can obtain status information, trouble information and review memorized alarm eventsvisually (see Chapter 5). Event log: System events are memorized in an event log that stores the most recent events, each taggedwith the time and date of the event. You can access this log and review the past events in case of need suchas after a burglary (see Chapter 10. Maintenance). Looking after elderly, physically handicapped and infirm individuals: The system can be programmed tomonitor people activity within the protected area and send out an alert message if no movement is detected inthe area for a predefined period of time (See Chapter 6. Menus and Functions). Distress calls: Keyfobs may be used to activate this function by the simultaneous pressing of two buttons. Disarming under duress: If a user is forcibly compelled to disarm the system, he can do so using a specialcode ("Duress Code") that disarms the system as usual, but also sends a silent alarm to the monitoring station(see Chapter 2. Operating the PowerMaster System). System supervision: All wireless peripherals within the protected site send periodic keep alive supervisionmessages. If such a message is overdue, the PowerMaster displays a 'missing' trouble message. Yourinstaller can disable this feature if so desired. Battery supervision: The PowerMaster continuously monitors the battery condition of the sensors anddevices in the system and displays a ‘Low Battery’ message whenever a battery needs to be replaced within amaximum of 30 days. Wireless sirens can still provide 2 siren alarms before the siren becomes totally inactive.Note: When the ‘Low Battery’ message is received, the battery should be replaced within 7 days.PowerMaster-10 G2 Panel Indicator and Controls1220345679101281113141516171819Figure 1a. PowerMaster-10 G2 Controls and IndicatorsLED IndicatorsNo.4IndicationFunction2Power (Green): Indicates that your system is properly connected to the power outlet.3Arm (Red): Lights when the system is in the armed state.4Chime (Green): Chime zones will chime when disturbed (see Chapter 2).5Trouble (Orange): Lights when the system is in a state of trouble (see Chapter 5).D-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide

INTRODUCTIONControl KeysNo.IndicationFunction7NEXT: Advance from item to item within a given menu.8BACK: Move one step back within a given menu.9OK: Review status messages one by one and also select a displayed option.Arming KeysNo.IndicationFunction12AWAY: Arming when nobody is at home10HOME: Arming when people remain at home.14INSTANT: Canceling the entry delay upon arming (AWAY or HOME)11DISARM / OFF: Disarming the system and stopping alarms16PARTITION: Partition selection (for future use)Other KeysNo.IndicationFunction13Chime ON/OFF15Reviewing the event log17Emergency (hold for 2 sec.)18Fire (hold for 2 sec.)19 Press both buttons simultaneously for panic alarmPowerMaster-30 G2 Panel Indicator and ControlsFigure 1b. PowerMaster-30 G2 Controls and IndicatorsLED IndicatorsNo.2IndicationFunctionPower (Green): Indicates that your system is properly connected to the power outlet.D-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide5

INTRODUCTIONNo.IndicationFunction3Arm (Red): Lights when the system is in the armed state.4Chime (Green): Chime zones will chime when disturbed (see Chapter 2).5Trouble (Orange): Lights when the system is in a state of trouble (see Chapter 5).Control KeysNo.IndicationFunction7NEXT: Advance from item to item within a given menu.8BACK: Move one step back within a given menu.9OK: Review status messages one by one and also select a displayed option.Arming KeysNo.IndicationFunction12AWAY: Arming when nobody is at home10HOME: Arming when people remain at home.14INSTANT: Canceling the entry delay upon arming (AWAY or HOME)11DISARM / OFF: Disarming the system and stopping alarms16PARTITION: Partition selectionOther KeysNo.IndicationFunction13Chime ON/OFF15Reviewing the event log17Emergency (hold for 2 sec.)18Fire (hold for 2 sec.)19 Press both buttons simultaneously for panic alarm20PGM control21PGM output OFF22PGM output ON23Volume up *24Volume down *25Record message *26Play message *27Mute speaker * / *** May not be functional on all versions of PowerMaster-30 G2.** The Mute Speaker button is active only if the "Set Voice Option" function is enabled (see Chapter 6, section B.14). 116Refers to PowerMaster-30 G2 with voice option onlyD-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide

INTRODUCTIONBuilt-in Alarm SounderThe PowerMaster panel has a high power siren built-in that sounds in case of alarm to deter intruders and tosummon help.The maximum operating time of the siren is configured by the installer according to local regulations.Continuously ON when initiated by a burglar zone or a 24-hour zone, and when a user initiates a “panic alarm”.When initiated by a fire zone (smoke is detected) ON - ON - ON - pause - ON - ON - ON - pause - . and so on.If there is nobody around to disarm the system upon alarm, the siren will sound for the time duration set by theinstaller - then will stop. If enabled, the strobe light will keep flashing until the system is disarmed or the siren willstop as configured by the installer.Alarm TypeBurglar / 24hour/ PanicFireGas (CO)Graphic Representation of erbal Description of SignalON continuously–––Test*–– (both external and internal sirens)ON - ON - ON - pause - ON - ON - ON - pause.ON - ON - ON - ON - pause - ON - ON - ON - ON pause.ON for 2 seconds �–––– – – .––––.* Not included in all modelsGeneral Audible IndicatorsThe sounds you will hear while using the control panel are:SoundDefinitionSingle beep, heard whenever a key is pressedDouble beep, indicates automatic return to the normal operating mode (by timeout).Three beeps, indicates a trouble event Happy Tune (- - - –––), indicates successful completion of an operation.Sad Tune (–––––), indicates a wrong move or rejectionOther Audible Indicators1Pre-recorded voice announcements respond to your commands by announcing what the system is doing and byprompting you to perform certain actions. They also announce alarms, troubles and identify the source of eachevent.LCD DisplayThe display is a single line, backlit 16-character LCD used to display system status and events, time and date,programming instructions and also an event log file which is accompanied by the date and time of each event.The normal display alternates with the time and the system status, for example:READYHH:MM(alternating)READY MEMORY1Refers to PowerMaster-30 G2 with voice option onlyD-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide7

INTRODUCTIONScreen Saver ModeFor security reasons, it is sometimes required to hide the status indication (LCD and LED display) from apotential intruder. If the Screen Saver option is enabled by the installer, then if no key is pressed for more than30 seconds, the display will read “POWERMASTER-10 / POWERMASTER-30” and the LEDs will stop indicatingany status. Pressing any key will resume the normal status display. Pressing the Fire or Emergency keys willalso initiate the Fire or Emergency alarm.If configured by the installer for additional security, the system will ask you to enter your user code as wellbefore resuming the normal display.When partition is enabled, the installer can configure the system so that if no key is pressed during more than 30seconds the date and time will appear on the display.Proximity TagsYour system responds to valid proximity tags enrolled to the system. The proximity tag enables you to perform avariety of functions without entering user code, for example, arming, disarming, reading the event log, etc.Whenever the user code is required, you can simply present a valid proximity tag and perform the desiredoperation without the need to key-in your user code.When the system is disarmed, after presenting a valid proximity tag to the control panel, the message " OK forAWAY" is displayed. Now you can press thebutton to immediately arm the control panel, or wait for 3second for system automatic AWAY arming (the message "Please exit now" will be displayed). Presenting theproximity tag once again will DISARM the system.Instead of pressing thebutton (see above), you can press thebutton once / twice (themessage " OK for HOME" / " OK for disarm" is displayed, accordingly) and then press the pressbutton for HOME arming / disarming.Note: For UL Listed product, the proximity feature may only be used to arm or disarm the system.Users and CodesAs a master User (User No.1) you will need a 4-digit security code to master the system (code 0000 is notallowed).You can also authorize 7 other persons (PowerMaster-10 G2) / 47 other persons (PowerMaster-30 G2)to use the system by providing them with their own security codes (see Chapter 6, B.4 Programming UserCodes).Security codes are used mainly to arm and disarm the system or to access information that is restricted only toauthorized users (see Chapter 6, B.4 Programming User Codes).Moreover, you can obtain up to 8 multi-function portable keyfob transmitters that will allow you and the otherusers to easily arm, disarm and control the system without accessing the panel, including from outside thepremises (see Chapters 2 and 6, B.6 Add / Delete Keyfob Transmitters).The Duress Code enables you to disarm the system using a special code that sends a silent alarm to themonitoring station (See chapter 2).8D-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide

OPERATING THE POWERMASTER SYSTEM2. Operating the PowerMaster SystemFor more information regarding terms used in this chapter, refer to APPENDIX C. GLOSSARY.Note: This manual displays PowerMaster-10 G2 panel buttons only, even when instructions refer to both panels.When an instruction refers to PowerMaster-30 G2 only, the PowerMaster-30 G2 panel buttons are displayed.Basic Arming and DisarmingFollowing are a set of procedures for performing basic arming and disarming of the alarm system.Preparing to ArmBefore arming, make sure that READY is displayed.READY HH:MMThis indicates that all zones are secured and you may arm the system as desired.If at least one zone is open (disturbed) the display will read:NOT READY HH:MM This indicates that the system is not ready for arming and in most cases that one or morezones are not secured. However, it can also mean that an unresolved condition existssuch as certain trouble conditions, jamming etc., depending on system configuration.To review the open zones click. The details and location of the first open zone detector (usually an opendoor or window sensor) will be displayed. To fix the open zone, locate the sensor and secure it (close the door orwindow) – see "device locator" below. Each click ofwill display another open zone or trouble indication. Itis highly recommended to fix the open zone(s), thus restoring the system to the state of “ready to arm”. If you donot know how to do this, consult your installer.Note: To quit at any stage and to revert to the "READY" display, click.Device Locator: The PowerMaster system has a powerful device locator that helps you to identify open ortroubled devices indicated on the LCD display. While the LCD displays an open or faulty device, the LED on therespective device flashes indicating "it's me". The "it's me" indication will appear on the device within max. 16seconds and will last for as long as the LCD displays the device.Arming ‘AWAY' / ‘HOME'If the system is READY and/or Forced Arming is enabled proceed as shown below. For more information on ForcedArming, see "Forced Arming AWAY or HOME" below.If the system is NOT READY and Forced Arming is not permitted, review any open zone detectors to locate and secure them.If you want to arm using partitions, see "Partition Selection Process" and then proceed as shown below.If the user has changed the state of the system from a high security mode to a lower security mode i.e. from ARM toDISARM, or from ARM to HOME, he will be prompted to enter the user code thus bypassing the QUICK ARM option.PRESSRESULTING DISPLAY/ARMING AWAY/HOMEIf Quick Arm is disabledENTER CODEPLEASE EXIT NOWVacate the premises (ARM AWAY) ORMove to interior zone (ARM HOME) (Exit delay) AWAY/HOMEARM indicator lights steadily during the armed state.Disarming and Stopping AlarmEnter the protected premises via a delayed zone. Upon detecting your entrance, the system will start soundingthe entry delay beeps alerting you to disarm the system before the entry delay ends.After disarming, different displays may appear indicating that the system is in a state of alarm MEMORY. TheMEMORY message will disappear only upon rearming the system. To disarm the system, proceed as shown:PRESS[Enter Code]RESULTING DISPLAYCODECodeREADYHH:MMARM indicator extinguishes during the disarmed state. Disarming the system also stops the siren alarm,irrespective of whether the alarm was initiated during the armed or the disarmed state.D-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide9

OPERATING THE POWERMASTER SYSTEMDisarming under DuressIf you are forcibly compelled to disarm the system, enter the duress code (2580 by default) or another code setby the installer. Disarming will take place normally but a silent alarm will be transmitted to the monitoring station.Partition Selection ProcessAccess to any desired partition is achieved through the use of an individual code or proximity tag. It is notpossible to access the INSTALLER MENU if one or more partitions are in the AWAY or HOME modes.Before attempting to perform any operation on any given partition(s), it is necessary to perform the operationsbelow which enable you to select the desired/allowed partition(s) using the individual code or proximity tag:PRESSRESULTING DISPLAYSELECT PARTITIONEnter partition # (1 - 3)PARTITION 1Note: The “Sad Tune” will be heard when selecting a partition to which no sensors / peripherals were enrolled.Special Arming & Disarming OptionsIn addition to basic arming, PowerMaster provides you with several advanced arming and disarming options:Switching from ‘HOME’ to ‘AWAY’You do not have to disarm the system - just press. The response will be the same as in ARMINGAWAY above. Vacate the premises before the exit delay expires.Switching from ‘AWAY’ to ‘HOME’You do not have to disarm the system - just press. Since this operation reduces the security level, PowerMaster will ask you to key in your master user code or user code, thus making sure that you are an authorized user.PRESS[Enter code]Move to interior zoneRESULTING DISPLAYENTER CODECodeARMING HOME (Exit delay) ARM HOME HH:MMARM indicator flashes during the armed state.Arming AWAY or HOME ‘Instant’Pressingduring the exit delay will arm the system in the "Instant' mode, i.e. without an entry delay.Therefore, any detection in any zone will trigger an immediate alarm. To arm AWAY-INSTANT, proceed as follows.PRESSRESULTING DISPLAYENTER CODECodeARMING AWAYARMING INSTANT(alternating)PLEASE EXIT NOWVacate the premises (Exit delay) AWAYARM indicator lights during the armed state.Forced Arming AWAY or HOMEForced arming allows you to arm the system even if the system is "NOT READY". Any open zones will bebypassed for the duration of arming.10D-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide

OPERATING THE POWERMASTER SYSTEMNote: When forced arming is carried out, the buzzer “protests” by emitting a continuous tone during the exitdelay until the last 10 seconds of the delay. You can silence this signal by pressing the arming button again.If forced arming is enabled and you wish to arm the system when NOT READY is displayed, proceed as shown:PRESS[Enter code]RESULTING DISPLAYENTER CODECodeARMING AWAYPLEASE EXIT NOW (to mute the buzzer)Vacate the premises(Exit delay) AWAYARM indicator lights during the armed state.Remember: Forced arming compromises security!!Forced arming “HOME” is performed in a similar manner, as follows:PRESS[Enter code]RESULTING DISPLAYENTER CODECodeARMING HOMEPLEASE EXIT NOW(to mute the buzzer) Go to interior zone(Exit delay)HOME HH:MMARM indicator flashes during the armed state.Arming in the Latchkey ModeThis mode, if enabled by the installer, is useful for a parent at work who wants to be sure that his children havereturned from school and have disarmed the system. A special “latchkey” message will be sent out when thesystem is disarmed by a “latchkey user”.Latchkey users are holders of user codes or users of keyfob transmitters 5 through 8 (PowerMaster-10 G2) /user codes 23-32 (PowerMaster-30 G2). The latchkey message is considered an alert and not an alarm, and istherefore sent to the private telephones programmed by the user as targets for alert messages.Latchkey arming is possible only when you arm “AWAY”. To arm in the Latchkey mode, proceed as follows:PRESSRESULTING DISPLAYARMING AWAY(Within 2 seconds)ARMING LATCHKEY(alternating)PLEASE EXIT NOWVacate the premises (Exit delay) AWAYNote: Latchkey must be enabled by your installer.ARM indicator lights during the armed state.Initiating AlarmsFollowing are various methods that may be used for initiating alarms.Initiating Panic AlarmYou can generate a panic alarm manually in the disarmed and armed states. The sequence will be as shown:D-303223 PowerMaster-10/30 G2 User's Guide11

OPERATING THE POWERMASTER SYSTEMPRESSRESULTING DISPLAYPANIC ALARMsimultaneouslyREADY HH:MMTo stop the alarm, press thebutton and then key in your valid user code.Initiating Fire Alarm1 or Emergency AlarmYou can generate a fire alarm or a silent emergency alarm in disarmed & armed states, as follows:PRESSRESULTING DISPLAYFIRE ALARMOREMERGENCYThen, if or when thesystem is in the disarmedstate:READYHH:MM(alternating)READY MEMORYfor 2 secondsTo stop the alarm, pressand then key in your valid user code.Note: For UL Listed product, Emergency is ancillary use only.Chime ON/OFFDisable / enable the chime zones (see Appendix C) by alternate clicking of thePRESSkey, as shown below:RESULTING DISPLAYCHIME ONCHIME OFF READY HH:MMCHIME indicator lights steadily when “chime on” is selected.Note: For UL Listed Product, the Chime setting must be set to “Chime ON”.Adjusting the Speech Volume2 and the Volume of the BeepsThe following diagrams show how to increase or decrease the loudness by clicking the 1 or 4 key(assuming that the volume was at minimum/maximum to begin with).PRESSRESULTING DISPLAYVOLUME (max)12PRESS(max)RESULTING DISPLA

The PowerMaster is a wireless alarm system for detecting and alerting in case of burglary, fire and a variety of other security and safety hazards. In addition, it can be used to monitor the activity of disabled or elderly people left at home. System status information is presented visually 1and verbally , and in most cases a recorded voice