How to Program a DSC PC1616, PC1832, or PC1864 Control Panel


The DSC line of alarm control panels are typical of professional security systems in that they have literally hundreds of programming options. Luckily for the DIY installer, most options can be left at their factory settings.

The factory installation/programming manual is here:
DSC PC1616 / PC1832 Installation Manual  (programming info starts on page 8)
Follow the seven steps below to program your new DSC control panel.
1) Enter Programming Mode
2) Change Zone Definitions
3) Change Master Code
4) Turn Off EOL Resistors
5) Turn Off Telephone Line Supervision
6) Disable Dialer
7) Exit Programming Mode
Wireless device programming is discussed here.
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