If you’re looking for information on the types of access codes your system uses and how to program them, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re new to home security, or just trying to update your access codes – this blog will give you step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish this with ease. Let’s take a closer look!

In order to find the access codes in your panel, you’ll want to get to the System Programming sub-menu. To enter system programming mode, do the following:

1. Enter the system menu.

2. Scroll up/down to System Programming, then press OK.

3. The panel displays Enter code.

4. Enter your master code, then press OK.

At this point, you are in the System Programming submenu. At this level, the following items are accessible:

  • Access codes
  • Timers
  • Siren options
  • Light control
  • System tests

Types of Codes

Your Simon XT panel has 3 different types of Access codes:

  • Master Code 
  • User Codes
  • and the Duress Code

The Master Code

The master code is your most powerful code and can be used for all user operations including programming. The initial value of the master code is 1234. To change the master code, do the following:

1. Enter the System Programming menu.

2. Scroll up/down to Access codes, then press OK.

3. Scroll up/down to Master code, then press OK.

4. The current value of the code now flashes.

5. Enter a new code (use correct length), then press OK.

6. Press Status repeatedly to exit.

User Codes

There are eight user codes, which can be used for many user operations, but not disarming, programming, or bypassing sensors. To change a user code, do the following:

1. Enter the System Programming menu.

2. Scroll up/down to Access codes, then press OK.

3. Scroll up/down to the user code you want to change, the press OK.

4. The current value of the code now flashes.

5. Enter a new code (use correct length), then press OK.

6. Press Status repeatedly to exit. Initially, all user codes are blank.

A user code can be deleted by pressing Disarm while the code is being changed.

Duress Code

The duress code, when used in place of another user code, generates a silent duress alarm, which is reported to the central monitoring station. Initially, the duress code is blank. The duress code can be deleted by pressing Disarm while the code is being changed. To change the duress code:

1. Enter the System Programming menu.

2. Scroll up/down to Access codes, then press OK.

3. Scroll up/down to Duress code, then press OK.

4. The current value of the code now flashes.

5. Enter a new code (use correct length), then press OK.

6. Press Status repeatedly to exit.

If you have cellular or broadband monitoring, you can control your system from the web or most smart phones. To setup your interactive account access, please visit www.ProtectAmericaInteractive.com. Your username and password should be provided to you during the installation process!

We hope this blog has helped you learn more about your user codes and how to go about programming them into your panel. Since you can have up to 8 of them, you can easily give a unique user code to family, your nanny or friends to be able to come and go at ease. Then you’ll be able to see who’s been in and out based on their unique code.

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