How to Arm a Lynx Security System?

This system offers you three forms of protection: burglary, fire, and emergency, depending on the configuration of your system. The system consists of a master keypad for controlling system operation, various wireless sensors that provide perimeter and interior burglary protection, and optional smoke or combustion detectors to provide early fire warning.

Burglary Protection

Your system provides two modes of burglary protection: STAY and AWAY.

STAY mode

Protects the perimeter only, allowing you to freely move inside the premises.

AWAY mode

Protects the entire system. Both modes provide an entry delay time that allows you to reenter the premises without setting off an alarm.

For additional security, you can turn the entry delay off when arming the system by using the NO DELAY key in combination with the desired arming key.

The system also allows you to bypass selected zones before arming the system, if desired. Refer to the Bypassing Protection Zones section.

CHIME mode

The system also provides a chime mode, for alerting users to the opening of protected doors and windows while the system is disarmed.

You must turn on (“arm”) the burglary protection portion of your system before it will sense burglary alarms.

To arm the system, enter your user code then press the desired arming key (AWAY or STAY).

Security Codes

At the time of installation, you were assigned a personal 4-digit security or “Master User” code. You must enter the user code when arming and disarming the system, and when performing other system functions. As an additional security feature, other users who do not need to know your code can be assigned up to 6 different security codes.


When an alarm occurs, the keypad and external sounders will sound for about 15-seconds, and the keypad will display the zone(s) causing the alarm. After 15-seconds, the siren stops temporarily and voice announcements of the zones in alarm begins.

When these zones have been announced, the siren sounds again and the cycle repeats itself, until the system is disarmed (CODE + OFF) or until alarm bell timeout occurs. If your system is connected to a central monitoring station, an alarm message will be sent.

To stop the alarm sounding, simply disarm the system. The zone(s) causing the alarm remain displayed indicating memory of alarm.

Please see instructional video here: How to Arm Lynx Security System

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