Security & Fire Protection Systems/How to change alarm delay


Hi, I am a homeowner with an FBII XL-2T system with 4600SM keypad. My door alarm delay is set for 10 seconds. How can I change it to "no delay"?

Hello Steve, and thanks for your question.

Exit and entry delays are set through system programming, and you'd need the Installer's Password to access that. However, this will do you no good; delays for this system are set in 15 second increments, and the shortest delay that can be set is 15 seconds (I know you mentioned yours is set at 10 seconds, but the manual differs).

Is there a special condition where you need a zero entry delay? Perhaps there's a different way to accomplish it. If you can describe the need and tell me what else is included in the system, I'll see what else can be done.

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Dave Neuweiler


The design and application of burglary and fire systems for homes and businesses. Helping alarm owners understand how their system works. Helping to troubleshoot false alarm problems. Questions about monitoring issues.


Over a quarter century in the industry. Experience in installation, service, and monitoring centers. Training manager for a national protective services company; director of education and training for a national trade organization for for alarm dealers.


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