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Friday, June 18th, 2021 12:52 AM

can you bypass a sensor?

Hi, I had a frontpoint system, but it got old and things stopped working well and it was expensive so switched.  
I can't see/find a way to bypass a sensor. For instance, I used to keep my slider open in my bedroom and the old system bypassed that sensor so I could open in the middle of the night to let my dog out to pee.... but with this system I don't see a way to do that.  I want to be able to close the door, bypass that door when I want so when I open it in the middle of the night no problem as opposed to having the alarm go off and be completely awake.  Is this possible?

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2 years ago

If a sensor is open when you try to set the system for "home" or "away", the system will warn you that the sensor is open and if you continue it will indeed arm the system and warn you that it will not monitor that sensor until it is closed again. So it will bypass the sensor for you.

Now if you have an open sensor when you try to arm, again it will warn you. If you did not want to leave that sensor open, you can cancel the arming, go and close that sensor, then go back to the keypad and start the arming process again.
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