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Olarm MAX Installation Guide

Olarm MAX Installation Guide

Last updated: May 22, 2024

Last updated: May 22, 2024

Supported Alarm Systems

• 806 • X16 • X64 • X-Series Serial

Olarm MAX

Front

Side

Back

Interior

Front

Olarm MAX

Front

Side

Back

Interior

Front

📦 What's in the box

  • Olarm MAX

  • Internal Power Supply Lid

  • Super Capacitor With A JST Connecter *Model Dependent

  • 4x Wall Plugs & Screws

  • 2x Enclosure Locking Key

  • Reversible Peripheral Cable

🛠️ Installation tools required

  • Drill with a 5mm bit

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

  • Flat-head screwdriver

  • Wire stripper or side cutters

  • Cable for peripheral wiring (4 Core or 6 Core Comms Cable, 2 core Twin Flex or Ripcord)

Requirements & Pre-Installation Checks

Olarm Adapter Boards required for your Olarm MAX installation

IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems require an Olarm X-Series Adapter Board


IDS 806 & X-Series Serial Alarm Systems require an Olarm 806 & X-Series Plug on Serial Adapter.

Alarm System Firmware Version Check

IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems with firmware versions below 2.5 need to updated. To check the firmware version. Press and hold [*] for 3 seconds. Do not enter the master code, instead press [*] again which will display the firmware version of the Alarm System.


Programming your IDS Alarm System

  • Enter the installer code followed by a [*].

  • The default installer code is [9999] or [999999].

    Note: If these do not work, contact the alarm installer who installed / manages the Alarm System.

  • From the installer menu, enter the location code [196] followed by [*].

  • Enter the Serial Security Code [123456] followed by [*].

  • Press [#] button 2 to 3 times until you hear 4 to 5 beeps from the keypad, this will take you out of the installer menu.


Connecting the Olarm MAX

Before connecting the Olarm MAX, ensure that you power down your Alarm System.

Cut and strip the 4-pin side of the reversible peripheral cable. Wire the stripped end of the peripheral cable into the terminals found on the back of the Olarm MAX.

Plug the 5-pin side of the peripheral cable to the respective adapter board and then plug the adapter board into the Serial Port on the IDS Alarm System.

Note: Wire the red wire from the Olarm X-Series adapter board to the AUX + terminal on the IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems.

See the diagrams below for visual reference:



LED States of the Olarm MAX

Power up your Alarm System and Olarm MAX while making reference to the table below for an understanding of the device’s LED states:



Add the Olarm MAX to the Olarm APP

There are two methods to add the device to the app. Follow the steps below:

Method 1: QR Code

In the Olarm APP, tap on “Add Device”

Select “Scan QR Code”

You will find the unique QR code on the back of the device beneath the internal power supply compartment. Scan the QR code and follow the prompts.

Method 2: Manually add device

In the Olarm APP, tap on “Add Device”

Select “Enter Serial”

You will find the unique serial number on the back of the device beneath the internal power supply compartment. Enter the serial number in the Olarm APP.

Enter the “V.Code” also found on the back of the device below the serial number and follow the prompts.

Enter the Master code in the Olarm APP

All IDS Panels require the Master Code in the app for full app functionality, you will be prompted to enter the Master Code.


Connect your device to WiFi

There are two methods to get the Olarm MAX connected to your WiFi network, follow the steps below:

Method 1: In-App Prompt


Method 2: WPS Mode

Press the “FN” button found on the back of the Olarm MAX near the screw terminals

  • This will put the device in WPS Mode for around 3 minutes

  • On the WiFi router of the network you are wanting to connect to, press the WPS button

    • The Olarm MAX will automatically pair with the WiFi network

Note: The Olarm MAX only supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi

Requirements & Pre-Installation Checks

Olarm Adapter Boards required for your Olarm MAX installation

IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems require an Olarm X-Series Adapter Board


IDS 806 & X-Series Serial Alarm Systems require an Olarm 806 & X-Series Plug on Serial Adapter.

Alarm System Firmware Version Check

IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems with firmware versions below 2.5 need to updated. To check the firmware version. Press and hold [*] for 3 seconds. Do not enter the master code, instead press [*] again which will display the firmware version of the Alarm System.


Programming your IDS Alarm System

  • Enter the installer code followed by a [*].

  • The default installer code is [9999] or [999999].

    Note: If these do not work, contact the alarm installer who installed / manages the Alarm System.

  • From the installer menu, enter the location code [196] followed by [*].

  • Enter the Serial Security Code [123456] followed by [*].

  • Press [#] button 2 to 3 times until you hear 4 to 5 beeps from the keypad, this will take you out of the installer menu.


Connecting the Olarm MAX

Before connecting the Olarm MAX, ensure that you power down your Alarm System.

Cut and strip the 4-pin side of the reversible peripheral cable. Wire the stripped end of the peripheral cable into the terminals found on the back of the Olarm MAX.

Plug the 5-pin side of the peripheral cable to the respective adapter board and then plug the adapter board into the Serial Port on the IDS Alarm System.

Note: Wire the red wire from the Olarm X-Series adapter board to the AUX + terminal on the IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems.

See the diagrams below for visual reference:



LED States of the Olarm MAX

Power up your Alarm System and Olarm MAX while making reference to the table below for an understanding of the device’s LED states:



Add the Olarm MAX to the Olarm APP

There are two methods to add the device to the app. Follow the steps below:

Method 1: QR Code

In the Olarm APP, tap on “Add Device”

Select “Scan QR Code”

You will find the unique QR code on the back of the device beneath the internal power supply compartment. Scan the QR code and follow the prompts.

Method 2: Manually add device

In the Olarm APP, tap on “Add Device”

Select “Enter Serial”

You will find the unique serial number on the back of the device beneath the internal power supply compartment. Enter the serial number in the Olarm APP.

Enter the “V.Code” also found on the back of the device below the serial number and follow the prompts.

Enter the Master code in the Olarm APP

All IDS Panels require the Master Code in the app for full app functionality, you will be prompted to enter the Master Code.


Connect your device to WiFi

There are two methods to get the Olarm MAX connected to your WiFi network, follow the steps below:

Method 1: In-App Prompt


Method 2: WPS Mode

Press the “FN” button found on the back of the Olarm MAX near the screw terminals

  • This will put the device in WPS Mode for around 3 minutes

  • On the WiFi router of the network you are wanting to connect to, press the WPS button

    • The Olarm MAX will automatically pair with the WiFi network

Note: The Olarm MAX only supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi

Requirements & Pre-Installation Checks

Olarm Adapter Boards required for your Olarm MAX installation

IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems require an Olarm X-Series Adapter Board


IDS 806 & X-Series Serial Alarm Systems require an Olarm 806 & X-Series Plug on Serial Adapter.

Alarm System Firmware Version Check

IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems with firmware versions below 2.5 need to updated. To check the firmware version. Press and hold [*] for 3 seconds. Do not enter the master code, instead press [*] again which will display the firmware version of the Alarm System.


Programming your IDS Alarm System

  • Enter the installer code followed by a [*].

  • The default installer code is [9999] or [999999].

    Note: If these do not work, contact the alarm installer who installed / manages the Alarm System.

  • From the installer menu, enter the location code [196] followed by [*].

  • Enter the Serial Security Code [123456] followed by [*].

  • Press [#] button 2 to 3 times until you hear 4 to 5 beeps from the keypad, this will take you out of the installer menu.


Connecting the Olarm MAX

Before connecting the Olarm MAX, ensure that you power down your Alarm System.

Cut and strip the 4-pin side of the reversible peripheral cable. Wire the stripped end of the peripheral cable into the terminals found on the back of the Olarm MAX.

Plug the 5-pin side of the peripheral cable to the respective adapter board and then plug the adapter board into the Serial Port on the IDS Alarm System.

Note: Wire the red wire from the Olarm X-Series adapter board to the AUX + terminal on the IDS X16 & X64 Alarm Systems.

See the diagrams below for visual reference:



LED States of the Olarm MAX

Power up your Alarm System and Olarm MAX while making reference to the table below for an understanding of the device’s LED states:



Add the Olarm MAX to the Olarm APP

There are two methods to add the device to the app. Follow the steps below:

Method 1: QR Code

In the Olarm APP, tap on “Add Device”

Select “Scan QR Code”

You will find the unique QR code on the back of the device beneath the internal power supply compartment. Scan the QR code and follow the prompts.

Method 2: Manually add device

In the Olarm APP, tap on “Add Device”

Select “Enter Serial”

You will find the unique serial number on the back of the device beneath the internal power supply compartment. Enter the serial number in the Olarm APP.

Enter the “V.Code” also found on the back of the device below the serial number and follow the prompts.

Enter the Master code in the Olarm APP

All IDS Panels require the Master Code in the app for full app functionality, you will be prompted to enter the Master Code.


Connect your device to WiFi

There are two methods to get the Olarm MAX connected to your WiFi network, follow the steps below:

Method 1: In-App Prompt


Method 2: WPS Mode

Press the “FN” button found on the back of the Olarm MAX near the screw terminals

  • This will put the device in WPS Mode for around 3 minutes

  • On the WiFi router of the network you are wanting to connect to, press the WPS button

    • The Olarm MAX will automatically pair with the WiFi network

Note: The Olarm MAX only supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi

Troubleshooting LED States

Mount the Olarm MAX

Follow the diagrams below to mount the Olarm MAX.

Using the screws and wall plugs provided, mount the backplate to the flat surface as shown in the diagram below.

Mounting the backplate to the surface

Place the Olarm MAX flat against the mounted backplate and slide the enclosure down to click into place

Mounting the device to the backplate

Using the locking key, apply force to insert the mechanism into the key hole until flat against the enclosure, which is indicated by two clicks.

Locking the Olarm MAX shut

Note:

  • Do not mount the Olarm MAX inside or against the alarm system enclosure, as this will hinder its connectivity capabilities.

  • Do not mount the Olarm MAX near any other communication equipment, as they will inter with each others abilities to transmit signals.

  • Utilise a non-metal enclosure should you mount the Olarm MAX outdoors.

  • The maximum distance between Olarm MAX and Alarm System is 3 metres.

Final Installation Checklist

Olarm APP

  • Utilise the Olarm MAX status tab in the app to check your installation

  • Has the Olarm MAX been added to the user’s app?

  • Is the device connected to the available onsite Wi-Fi?

  • Are the in-app functions working?

    • Arm & Disarm

    • Panic feature

    • App notifications

Signal Delivery

  • Has the Alarm Receiving Centre monitoring the Olarm MAX received signals from the device on their relevant monitoring software?

Installation Position

  • Is the location of installation adequate for a communication device that relies on connectivity?

  • Are there any peripherals surrounding the device that would interfere with its ability to transmit signals?

  • Does the distance between Alarm System and Olarm MAX exceed 3 metres?

Olarm MAX

  • Has the required Master/UDL Code been entered in the Olarm APP?

  • Has the external antenna been enabled should there be one installed?

  • Has the super capacitor been plugged into JST connector?

  • Has the tamper trigger been tested by unmounting the device?

  • Should the device be 0G capable, has the the 0G connectivity been tested?

  • Should the installation require it, has the ATS Fault monitoring been wired, programmed and configured in the APP?

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