Do you want to change the group of a GE Simon 3 alarm sensor? Maybe you want to make a sensor trigger the alarm immediately versus giving a delay when it is tripped. I’ll tell you exactly how to do it…
How to Change Group of GE Simon 3 Alarm Sensor
Step 1: Delete the sensor you wish to change the group number.
Here is my post on how to delete a sensor: How to Delete a Sensor from a GE Simon 3 Alarm SystemOn a GE Simon 3 Alarm System the assigned group number of a sensor determines how and if the Alarm panel responds when the sensor is tripped in a given arming mode (armed away, armed stay, or disarmed). For example, a sensor in group 10 is typically used for the front door because it is active in modes “armed stay” and “armed away” and when it is tripped in those modes it gives a programmed delay before an alarm is reported. Other information about the group determines whether it is monitored and you can see the sensor’s activity. On a GE Simon 3 Alarm system if you want to change the group of a sensor you unfortunately must delete the sensor and then add the sensor, assigning it to the new group you want it in. The newer Simon XT allows you to edit the sensor group
Step 2: Add the same sensor back to the system.
Here is my post on how to add a sensor: How to Add a Sensor to a GE Simon 3 Alarm System. Choose the new group number you wish to assign it to this time. Here’s a table of the sensor groups for the GE Simon 3 Alarm (click on the image to see the full size image):
|GE Simon 3 Sensor Group Definitions|
One thing to note about sensor numbering–the sensor number that will be assigned to the sensor when you add it will be the first open sensor number available so it may not be the original sensor number it was if you had deleted any previous sensors before you added it the second time.
All my GE Simon Alarm Posts:
- How to Delete a Sensor on a GE Simon XT Alarm
- How to Program a Simon 3 Alarm System to Call Your Cell Phone
- How to Set a Dialog QS1500 Touchtalk Interactive Keypad, Part No 60-924-3-01, in Chime Mode
- How to Power a Simon 3 or Simon XT Alarm System Permanently With a Battery
- How to Add a Sensor to a GE Simon 3 Alarm System
- How to Delete a Sensor from a GE Simon 3 Alarm System
- How to Change the Group of a GE Simon 3 Alarm Sensor (this post)