A step-by-step tutorial on how to easily set up the Falcon communicator to work with an IDS805 alarm panel.

Older IDS 805 models do not make use of the Falcon KeyBus and is connected directly via serial to the Falcon communicator. Therefore it uses the IDS 805 serial protocol instead of the IDS 805 FKB protocol.

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The following video will show you how to set up a Falcon GSM communicator to work with an IDS805 panel.

Make sure that the Falcon unit has a firmware version of 4.13 or later.

For the IDS805 you will need to connect an IDS805 FSK Key-bus Interface Module.

Wire the IDS805 FSK Key-Bus Module to the keypad-bus on the alarm panel:

•The green wire goes to the data terminal (D)

•The yellow wire goes to the clock terminal (C)

•And the black goes to negative terminal (-)

Connect the 4-pin molex connector to the serial port of the Falcon.

Set the serial port format on the Falcon unit to IDS805 FSK Key-bus. To do this, remove power from the Falcon, hold down the push-button and re-apply power. Push the button to cycle through the panel serial port format options until you reach the IDS805 FSK Key-bus format, indicated by a capital letter “E”. Release the button. The Falcon will remember the new serial port format.

No programming is needed for the panel to work with the security app.

The phone app will only work properly if the Quick Arm option is enabled on the IDS805 panel in location 12. This feature is enabled by default.

To connect the panel to the security app, go to your phone’s app store. Search for the security app by name and tap “Install”. Once downloaded, open the app. Scroll through the welcome screens by tapping the arrow and select “Get Started.” Tap “Sign Up” and enter your personal details to create an account. Enter a password that is secure but one that you will remember and tap submit.

Log in with these new details.

After reading through this notification, tap “OK.”

Tap “Add Panel.”

Once you’ve completed all the steps on this screen, tap “Continue.”

Tap on “Scan QR Code” and scan the QR Code found on the sticker at the back of the Falcon.

Tap “Confirm.”

Tap “Continue.”

Tap “Tap to set device up”.

Enter your user code. This is the code you use to arm and disarm your panel on the keypad.

The security app is just retrieving information from the panel. This should take no longer than 60 seconds.

You’re now at the partition screen where you can perform various actions on your alarm system.

To test the app, arm and disarm the panel.