User manual BE1465 (discontinued)

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guard receiver.

Guard Receiver

The Visit Guard Receiver
Art. no. BE1465

Introduction

The Visit system consists of a number of radio transmitters and receivers. The transmitters detect  different events in the surrounding area and transmit a radio signal to the receivers. The receivers pick up this signal and provide indications using light, sound and/or vibration.

The transmitter determines what type of light, sound or vibration should be displayed so that the reason for the indication is evident. Read through the entire user manual first and then start to install the system.

This is how the Guard Receiver works

The Visit Guard Receiver is the central unit in a Smoke Alarm System. The Guard receiver works like a normal receiver and provides indications using flashing lights, LEDs and vibration. In addition, it monitors whether there are faults or problems with the vibrator, radio contact with the smoke alarms or whether the batteries are becoming flat. If there is a fault, the Guard Receiver will give a warning.

A BE1460 Visit Fire Alarm System consists of: 

  • 1 Visit Guard Receiver BE1465
  • 1 Bellman Bed Shaker BE1270
  • 1 Visit Smoke Alarm BE1480 (a maximum of 8 can be used)

Getting started

Unpacking, installing and testing the unit

  1. Unscrew the screws (15) and open the battery cover (14).
  2. Fit the four C400T type NiMh batteries supplied or the batteries recommended by Bellman & Symfon AB. Make sure that they are inserted the right way round. The batteries should be changed every four years.
  3. Fit one 9V battery, either a Duracell MN1604, Energizer 522 (alkaline) or Ultralife U9VL-J (lithium) in the battery compartment.
  4. Connect the power supply unit to the socket   (10).
  5. Press the Test Button (2). The Visit Guard Receiver will then start flashing and the Bed Shaker will start to vibrate.
  6. After 5-10 minutes the two yellow warning LEDs   (8) and   (5) will have stopped blinking and glowing. 
  7. Position the Smoke Alarm as instructed in the Smoke Alarm User Manual.
  8. The bed shaker should be placed under the pillow so that the vibrations will wake anyone sleeping on the pillow if there is a fire.

Set the Radio Key

If the Guard Receiver has to work with an existing Visit System, it must be set to the same Radio Key as this system.

For further information see Function/Radio key.

Connecting Smoke Alarms

On delivery of a BE1460 Smoke Alarm System the Smoke Alarm is already registered to the Guard Receiver.

  • After the batteries have been inserted, the yellow LED for the Smoke Alarm system (8) will blink for about 5-10 minutes. When the LED stops blinking, this means that the radio links between the Smoke Alarms and the Guard Receiver are working correctly.

If you want to register several BE1480 Smoke Alarms on the system, you must register them as instructed in the section “Add smoke alarms to the system”. Only the BE1480 Visit Smoke Alarm can be used in a Visit Smoke Alarm System. Other Visit Smoke Alarms can make the Guard Receiver give a fire warning and a low battery warning, but the radio link is not monitored by the Guard Receiver.

Position the Smoke Alarm as instructed in the Smoke Alarm User Manual.

Assembly and installation

  • Refit the battery cover (14) using the screws (15).
  • Place the Guard Receiver in the position next to the bed where the Guard Receiver is normally positioned. Be careful when choosing the position to ensure that the Guard Receiver will not fall onto the floor, be exposed to moisture or be damaged in any other way because this may stop the Guard Receiver from working. 
  • The Guard Receiver can be used as a portable unit without connecting the power supply unit, thanks to the rechargeable batteries. The Guard Receiver needs to be recharged when the power supply LED (6) blinks yellow. Charging should then take about 24 hours

Please note! Do not use any batteries other than C400T or the batteries recommended by Bellman & Symfon AB!   Make sure that they are inserted the right way round. The batteries should be changed every four years.

Function

General

The BE1465 Visit Guard Receiver is primarily intended as a central unit in a Smoke Alarm System but is also a receiver in the Visit System. The product is intended for indoor use and attracts the attention of the user with a flashing light, light signal and vibration via the Bed Shaker (19). The Guard Receiver monitors the radio link to all BE1480 Visit Smoke Alarms which are registered to the Guard Receiver and gives a warning if the smoke alarm does not respond correctly.

At the same time the Guard Receiver works together with the Visit System. In other words you can use your existing Visit products together with a Guard Receiver.

It is activated via radio signals from any transmitter within the Visit System or via an external trigger input (9).

A short press on the Test Button (2) activates BE1465 so that it repeats its last indication.

Radio key

On delivery all Visit units are tuned to the same Radio Key. If you have a neighbour with a similar system, you can change to different Radio Keys so that you do not affect each other’s systems.

If the Guard Receiver has to work with an existing Visit System, it must be set to the same Radio Key as this system.

  1. Check the system’s Radio Key by looking at setting of the Radio Key Switch on the existing transmitters,
  2. Set the Radio Key Switch on the Guard Receiver (17) and on the Smoke Alarm (21) to the same Radio Key as the other units.
    Please note! It is NOT possible to set the Radio Key via the Test Button as can be done with the other receivers.
  3. Press the test button on a Visit transmitter and the Guard Receiver will start to flash and emit light signals and the Bed Shaker will vibrate.

For further information see Function/Radio key.

If you use the Radio Key Switch (17) to change the Radio Key on this receiver, you must also change all other units in your Visit System to the same Radio Key. Refer to the user manual for the relevant unit for more information.

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All Bellman Visit products within the same system must be tuned to the same Radio Key in order to operate as a group.

External trigger

It is possible to connect the vibrator output on several of Bellman & Symfon AB’s products or other equipment that forms a contact or voltage to an external trigger (9) for activation. See Technical Information in the Appendix for further details.

During activation via the External Trigger (9), further activations can be disregarded for about 45 seconds if the Snooze Button (2) is pressed when indications are active. 

Smoke alarm system

The smoke alarm setting button (16) has the following three functions:

  • A long press, (more than 5 seconds), registers a new smoke alarm with the Smoke Alarm System, see the section “Add a new smoke alarm to the Smoke Alarm System”.
  • A long press and then 3 short presses deletes all registered smoke alarms from the system, see the section “Delete all smoke alarms from the system”.
  • A short press shows the number of registered smoke alarms by flashing once for each registered smoke alarm, see the section “Check the number of smoke alarms connected”.

Add a new smoke alarm to the Smoke Alarm System

A maximum of 8 BE1480 Bellman Visit Smoke Alarms can be registered to one Guard Receiver.

  1. Set the BE1480 type Visit Smoke Alarm to the position in which it can operate with the Smoke Alarm System by setting the Smoke Alarm System switch on the Smoke Alarm (23), set the switch marked number 8 to the ON position. See the Smoke Alarm User Manual for further information.
  2. Set the Smoke Alarm Radio Key (21) to the same Radio Key as the one the Guard Receiver (17) is set to.
  3. Insert the battery in the smoke alarm and wait for about 10 seconds for the Smoke Alarm self-test. The Smoke Alarm will blink red once when the self-test is finished.
  4. Unscrew the screws (15) and open the battery cover (14).
  5. Hold down the Smoke Alarm Setting Button (16) until the Guard Receiver flashes once and the two yellow LEDs (8) and (5) blink alternately. Position the Guard Receiver so that you can see the LEDs.
  6. Look at the Guard Receiver’s LEDs and press and hold in the Test Button on the Smoke Alarm (24) for about 5 seconds to send an alarm.
  7. If the green LED (4) lights up, the registration worked and the Smoke Alarm is registered as a Smoke Alarm in the Guard Receiver’s Smoke Alarm System.If the red LED lights up, or if the LEDs on the Guard Receiver continue to blink alternately yellow (8) and (5) something is wrong. In this case check the Radio Key Switches and check that 8 Smoke Alarms are not already registered, then start the registration again.
  8. The yellow LED for the Smoke Alarm System (8) will blink until the Guard Receiver and the Smoke Alarm have become synchronised. The LED usually stops blinking after about 5-10 minutes. It may take slightly longer if there is more than one smoke alarm connected to the system.
  9. Refit the Battery Cover (14) and screw the screws back in (15).

Delete all smoke alarms from the system

If you change smoke alarms or if a smoke alarm breaks down, you must delete the list of registered smoke alarms so that the Guard Receiver will stop signalling because it can no longer access the smoke alarm that has been removed. You must delete all the smoke alarms and then re-register the smoke alarms that will be included in the system (at least one is required), refer to “Add a new smoke alarm to the Smoke Alarm System”.

  1. Unscrew the screws (15) and remove the Battery Cover (14).
  2. Hold down the Smoke Alarm Setting Button (16) until the Guard Receiver flashes once and the two yellow LEDs (5) and (8) start to blink alternately.
  3. Press the Smoke Alarm Setting Button three times in quick succession (16).
  4. The Guard Receiver confirms the deletion by lighting LEDs 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 for about 5 seconds.
  5. Register the BE1480 type Smoke Alarms that are to be included in the Fire Alarm System (at least one and a maximum of 8) as described in the section “Add a new smoke alarm to the Smoke Alarm System”. If no Smoke Alarm is registered, the Guard Receiver will give a warning by the blinking of the yellow LED (8).
  6. Refit the Battery Cover (14) and screw the screws back in (15).

Check the number of smoke alarms connected

You can check how many smoke alarms are registered in the system, Proceed as follows:

  1. Unscrew the screws (15) and remove the Battery Cover (14).
  2. Give one short press on the Smoke Alarm Setting Button (16).
  3. The Guard Receiver flashes once for each registered BE1480 type Smoke Alarm (maximum 8).
  4. Refit the Battery Cover (14) and screw the screws back in (15)

Testing the Smoke Alarm System

After changing the batteries or when a product is replaced, all units should be tested.

  1. Change the battery that needs changing and wait for about 10 seconds.
  2. Press the Test Button (24) on all the smoke alarms and check that the Guard Receiver is giving a fire alarm warning. Check that the yellow fire alarm LED (8) stops blinking yellow within 5-10 minutes.

Indicators and Signals

It is generally the transmitters in the Visit System that determine how the receivers will indicate an alarm. See the description in the relevant transmitter user manual for further information.

Generally one can say that Flashing Lights (1) and LEDs (3-8) are most suitable for attracting attention when you are awake whereas the Bed Shaker (19), which should be placed under the pillow, has the task of vibrating so that you wake up if, for instance, there is a fire, but also in other situations.

The Visit Guard Receiver has a function which allows you to easily check which alarm was the last one detected. Give a short press on the Test Button (2) and the last alarm will be repeated.

System indicators

The LEDs 3, 4, 7 and 8 that indicate which transmitter has activated the Visit Guard Receiver normally have the following meanings.

  • Orange LED (3) indicates a baby cry transmitter.
  • Green LED (4) indicates a door transmitter.
  • Yellow LED (7) indicates a telephone transmitter.
  • The Smoke Alarm LED (8) has three indication methods:
  1. A red, rapidly blinking light indicates a Fire Alarm, evacuate immediately.
  2. A yellow blinking light indicates that there is a fault in radio communication with one or more of the smoke alarms registered to the system. 
  3. A red light blinking every five seconds indicates that one of the smoke alarms connected to the system has a low battery.
  • The vibrator warning LED (5) lights yellow if there is a fault affecting the Bed Shaker.

If the green (4) and yellow (7) LEDs blink alternately, this indicates that the Visit Guard Receiver is in advanced programming mode. It is not possible to set the Radio Key in this way because it is set with the Radio Key Switch (17), refer to Radio Key.

If the Smoke Alarm System LED (8) and the vibrator warning LED (5) blink yellow alternately, this indicates that the Visit Guard Receiver is in smoke alarm programming mode. The Visit Guard Receiver is then waiting for a radio signal from a BE1480 type Bellman Visit Smoke Alarm which should be added as a registered smoke alarm.

Flashing light

When the Guard Receiver is activated, the four flashing lights (1) flash with a bright white light. 

Vibration

The Guard Receiver can power a BE1270 Bed Shaker which is connected to the socket (11). The bed shaker is placed under the pillow to wake the user up when the Guard Receiver is activated. 

Refer to the user manual for the relevant Visit transmitter for more information about vibration patterns or refer to the Appendix which is at the end of the manual.

Power supply

The power supply LED (6) can give the following indications:

  • A constant green light indicates that the power supply unit is connected correctly and the batteries are charged.
  • A blinking green light indicates that the Visit Guard Receiver is battery operated and the batteries are charged.
  • A constant yellow light indicates that the power supply unit is connected correctly but the batteries are low and need to be charged for about 24 hours. If the LED is still glowing yellow after 24 hours, the batteries are probably defective and need to be replaced.
  • A blinking yellow light indicates that the Guard Receiver is operated by batteries which are nearly flat and must be charged. Connect the power supply unit and charge the Guard Receiver for at least 24 hours.

Troubleshooting in brief

PROBLEMSOLUTION
Nothing happens.                                 
  • Check that the power supply unit is connected correctly. The LED (6) should light up green.
  • Check that there is current in the wall socket.
  • Check the batteries. Please note! After changing the batteries, all units in thesystem should be tested. Do not use any batteries other than C400T or thebatteries recommended by Bellman & Symfon AB! Make sure that they areinserted the right way round. The batteries should be changed every four years.
The LED (6) blinks or lights up yellow.
  • Charge the batteries by connecting the power supply unit to the charging socket(10) and charge for at least 24 hours. If the LED (6) does not light upgreen after 24 hours the batteries are flat and must be changed. Please note! Afterchanging the batteries, all units in the system should be tested. Do not use anybatteries other than TMK C400T or the batteries recommended by Bellman &Symfon AB! Make sure that they are inserted the right way round. The batteriesshould be changed every four years.
The LED (8) blinks red slowly, only one flash and one vibration.
  • Check the batteries in the Smoke Alarms.
    Please note! After changing the batteries, all units in the system should be tested.
The LED (8) blinks  yellow.
  • Check that none of the registered Smoke Alarms have been removed or disconnected.
  • Check whether one of the Test Buttons (24) of the registered Smoke Alarms isblinking yellow. If this is the case, press the Test Button for about 5 seconds until theSmoke Alarm starts to give an alarm indication. Wait for 5-10 minutes and both theSmoke Alarm and Guard Receiver should have stopped blinking yellow.
  • Check that all the registered smoke alarms are working and can transmit to theGuard Receiver by pressing the Test Button (24) or by blowing smoke into them.If it does not work, check that the Guard Receiver is not too far away from theSmoke Alarms by moving the Smoke Alarms closer to the Guard Receiver.Also check that the Guard Receiver and the Smoke Alarms are set to the correctRadio Key. For further information see Function/Radio key.
The LED (5) lights yellow.
  • Check that the Bed Shaker (19) vibrates when you press the Test Button (2). If necessary, buy a new BE1270 type Bellman Bed Shaker.
Nothing happens when the Smoke Alarm is activated with the Test Button (24).
  • Change the battery. Use a Duracell MN1604, Energizer 522 (alkaline) or Ultralife U9VL-J (lithium).
The receiver is not activated.
  • Check the batteries in the transmitters.
  • Check that the flash is functioning by pressing the Test Button (2) on the Guard Receiver.
  • Check that the receiver is not placed too far away from the transmitters by moving it closer to the transmitters.
  • Check that the receiver is set to the correct Radio Key. For further information see Function/Radio key.
The receivers in the system transmit signals for no reason.
  • Change the Radio Key on all units in the system. For further information see Function/Radio key.


Technical illustration

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  1. Flasher (4 flashing lights in the unit)
  2. Test button/snooze button
  3. Orange LED      
  4. Green LED    
  5. Vibrator warning LED    
  6. Power supply LED     
  7. Yellow LED    
  8. Smoke Alarm System LED  
  9. Connector for external trigger
  10. Connector for power supply unit   
  11. Vibrator output  
  12. Screw holes for Safety Cover
  13. Safety cover for locking the connectors for the Bed Shaker and the power supply unit
  14. Battery cover
  15. Battery cover screws
  16. Smoke alarm setting button   
  17. Radio key switch  
  18. Signal switches for external trigger
  19. Bed shaker (also sold separately under the name Bed Shaker, BE1270)
  20. Smoke Alarm (also sold separately under the name Smoke Alarm, BE1480)
  21. Radio key switch for smoke alarm 
  22. Broadcast switch for smoke alarm
  23. Smoke alarm system switch for smoke alarm
  24. Smoke alarm test button

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Warning:

No products can be connected to this Fire Alarm System other than those listed in this manual or those approved by Bellman & Symfon AB. Any violations may be dangerous.

 

RESOURCES
APPENDIX (EN) DATA SHEET (EN)