Targus DEFCON 3 User Manual

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Portable Security System

User’s Guide

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of the Targus DEFCON 3 Security System - you have selected the most advanced personal property protection available. Now your briefcase, computer, and other personal property are as safe on the road as they are in your home or office!

This user’s guide provides descriptions of the DEFCON 3 features and functions, and gives instructions for installing the batteries, activating, programming, arming, disarming, and deactivating the DEFCON 3 alarm unit.

Figure 1. Front and Back View of DEFCON 3 Alarm Unit

Contents

DEFCON 3 alarm unit

DEFCON 3 remote control (with ANSI/NEDA 1811A, or equivalent, battery installed)

3 AAA Alkaline batteries (for use with alarm unit)

This user’s guide

DEFCON 3 AT A GLANCE

The DEFCON 3 Security System provides a number of options through its programmable features - the electronic motion sensor, the alarm siren sound, and alarm volume.

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Features

Electronic Motion Sensor

Triggers the alarm when motion is

 

detected. You can choose from two

 

different sensitivity settings.

 

Level 1 - Low Motion Sensitivity (default)

 

Level 2 - High Motion Sensitivity

Alarm Volume

84dB - Low Volume

 

94dB - High Volume (default)

Alarm Siren

Choice of six different sounds

Remote Control

Allows easy control of all features and

 

functions of your alarm unit from up to

 

40 feet away.

Panic Alarm/Locator

Sounds an immediate alarm siren for

 

personal protection or to locate the alarm

 

unit and the item to which it’s attached.

LED Lights

Provide visual warning and alarm status

ACTIVATING THE ALARM UNIT

The DEFCON 3 Security System is designed to work with a specific remote control. To activate the alarm unit, you must first transmit a signal from its remote control device. Once the alarm unit has received the unique remote control ID code, it only responds to that remote control and ignores other signals.

Figure 2. Remote Control - Front, Back, and Interior Views

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Installing Batteries

Figure 3. Installing Batteries in the Alarm Unit

1.Unscrew the end of the cable to detach it.

2.Remove the screw and battery cover from the back of the alarm unit.

3.Insert the batteries in place as shown in Figure 3.

4.Replace the battery cover and screw.

5.Reattach the cable.

6.The LED lights should now flash alternately. This means your alarm unit is waiting for a signal from your remote control. (A battery is already installed in the remote control.)

See Table B for the LED lights legend.

7.Press and hold either button on the remote control until the alarm unit beeps six times and the LED lights stop flashing.

Note: Whenever you insert or replace the batteries in the alarm unit, you must press and hold either button on the remote control until the alarm beeps six times and the LED lights stop flashing.

The remote control ID code has been successfully transmitted and stored in memory.

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Programming a New Remote Control

When you need to program a new remote control for the alarm unit:

1.Remove the batteries from the alarm unit for at least 10 minutes.

2.Replace the batteries.

3.Press and hold either button on the remote control until the alarm unit beeps six times and the LED lights stop flashing.

Arming and Disarming

The DEFCON 3 alarm unit is easily armed.

Simply press and hold the Arm/Disarm button on the remote control once.

You will hear one chirp, and the left LED light will flash (once per second) indicating the unit is active .

If the DEFCON 3 detects excessive motion while armed, it warns with a continuous tone, then sounds a loud siren for 30 seconds. The alarm unit resets itself against additional threats.

To disarm the DEFCON 3 (and silence the alarm siren):

Press and hold the Arm/Disarm button once again.

The LED light goes out. Next, you will hear two chirps, or three chirps if the siren sounded while you were away.

Panic Alarm/Locator

You may need to instantly activate the alarm siren for personal protection, theft deterrence, or to locate the alarm unit itself.

To activate the alarm siren, simultaneously press and hold both buttons on the remote control.

To deactivate the alarm siren, press and hold any button on the remote control.

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PROGRAMMING DEFCON 3 FEATURES

The DEFCON 3 has a Program Mode that enables you to tailor the alarm unit to your personal preferences through several advanced features.

Accessing Program Mode

1.Make sure the alarm unit is not armed.

2.Press and hold the Program button on the remote control for three seconds, or until you hear four beeps and the right LED light glows red: Firstthen.

You are now in Program Mode. If the alarm does not receive a signal from the remote control for 20 seconds, it will automatically exit Program Mode. When this occurs, the alarm unit sounds four short beeps and the LED light goes out.

Navigating Program Mode

Once in Program Mode, you can begin to cycle through the programmable features.

1.Make sure the alarm unit is not armed.

2.Press and hold the Program button on the remote control to cycle through the feature’s options in the following order:

motion sensitivity

alarm volume

alarm siren sound

When cycling through the feature’s options, the first choice is either the factory default, or the selection presently in use by the DEFCON 3 Security System. The last selection you make for each feature is the one that will be stored in the alarm unit’s memory.

3.Press and hold the Arm/Disarm button on the remote control to make your selection.

If you accidentally bypass a feature, continue pressing the Program button to cycle back to it. For example, if you want to change the alarm volume but you are in the alarm siren feature, press the Program button once to advance to the motion sensitivity feature. Press it again to advance to the alarm volume feature.

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Setting Motion Sensitivity

The DEFCON 3 alarm unit has two sensitivity settings:

Low Motion Sensitivity (Level 1): First then .

This setting triggers the alarm siren when the unit has detected continuous motion for six seconds. This is the factory default.

High Motion Sensitivity (Level 2): First then .

This setting triggers the alarm siren after just two seconds of continuous excessive motion.

NOTE: This alarm is not designed for use in moving vehicles such as buses, automobiles, trains, or airplanes.

1.Access Program Mode.

2.Press and hold the Arm/Disarm button to cycle between the two options.

One short beep indicates Low Motion Sensitivity; two short beeps indicate High Motion Sensitivity.

3.Make your selection for the motion sensitivity setting.

4.Press and hold the Program button for one second to advance to the next programmable feature - alarm volume.

Note: The alarm siren will sound under the following conditions:

Excessive motion is detected

Upon detecting motion, both LEDs will light up and a continuous tone will sound as a warning that the alarm siren is about to go off. After 30 seconds, the alarm siren stops, and the alarm unit automatically rearms itself at the current motion sensitivity setting.

If an attempt to unscrew the alarm unit cable is made (two and a half complete turns)*

If the screw that holds the battery cover in place is turned (a half turn)*

If you activate the Panic Alarm*

*Under these three conditions, the alarm siren can be turned off only from the remote control.

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Setting Alarm Volume

Your DEFCON 3 alarm unit has two volume settings:

High Volume - 94 dB (Default setting)

Low Volume - 84 dB

1.Access Program Mode. Alarm volume is the second feature you encounter in Program Mode.

2.To bypass the motion sensitivity feature and program the alarm volume, press and hold the Program button twice.

For this feature, the right LED light is on, and the left LED light flashes slowly and continuously.

3.Press and hold the Arm/Disarm button to cycle between the two volume settings.

A three-secondsample alarm will sound at the volume you chose.

4.Press and hold the Program button to advance to the next programmable feature - alarm siren.

Setting Alarm Siren

Your DEFCON 3 Security System provides a selection of six different alarm siren sounds.

1.Access Program Mode. The alarm siren is the third feature you encounter in Program Mode.

2.To bypass the other features and program the alarm siren sound, press and hold the Program button three times.

For this feature, the right LED light is on, and the left LED light flashes quickly and continuously .

3.Press and hold the Arm/Disarm button to cycle through the six siren sounds.

A three-secondsample siren will sound at the volume you chose for each siren sound as you cycle through them.

4.Make your selection for the alarm siren sound.

5.Press and hold the Program button for one second to advance to Motion Sensitivity Mode, or three seconds to exit Program Mode and lock your selections into memory.

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