Install Help: Fob/Remote

Install Help: Fob/Remote

Q1: Can I link more than one siren alarm to the same Key Fob / Remote?
A: The siren alarms can be programmed to operate from just one key fob and we anticipate most people will want to do this. In this manner, the 2nd fob etc becomes a spare. Please see your paper Vanolarm instructions supplied. The remote control issued with your audible alarm should be already linked correctly to one another, however, if this has had to be replaced (or you wish to add another remote) then follow these setup rules. Remove the batteries from the audible alarm for at least 30 seconds and then replace into the unit. Press and hold the SOS/Bell key (4th down, rectangle, bell logo) to enter into the ‘adding a remote’ mode. After the audible alarm unit emits a ‘Bi’ (one beep) sound then press the Arm button (top round, full padlock image), this should then emit a ‘Bi, Bi’ (2 beeps) sound, this will indicate the new remote has been paired with the audible alarm and is ready to use. NB Obviously the key fob/remote is already linked to the1st audible alarm unit and because of this some of the signalling can become confused whilst adding an additional audible alarm to the same fob/remote. Because of this we recommend that the initial audible alarm unit already linked to the fob is out of range when adding the new additional audible alarm to the fob. If this is inconvenient then please remove the batteries from the initial audible alarm. If adding more than one additional audible alarm, then set one up at a time, ensuring all new added unit are out of range (or batteries removed) prior to linking the next.
Q2: I can't see a setting for the vibration alarm sensitivity on the App?

A: With regards to the Siren alarm, the control of this unit is managed via the key fob only and not the App (please see paper instructions on how to set the 7 levels of sensitivity for this unit). Concerning the smart alarm unit, this unit also can report the independent activity through vibration technology. This said the smart alarm unit vibration sensitivity cannot be set via the App at present. To set the 4 levels of sensitivity on the smart alarm unit please see the paper instruction on how to set the sensitivity via sending text commands to the smart alarm units (please note, text commands must be sent from the same telephone number logged as the SOS1 phone number). These texts are to be sent to the Sim telephone number you inserted into the smart alarm unit.

Q3. How do I change the Vibration sensitivity setting for the Audible siren unit?
Firstly our apologies to those that have recently purchased a Vanolarm system and have been attempting to change the vibration sensitivity settings using the paper instructions. Our latest print run unfortunately incurred a editing error meaning the instructions for setting up the sensitivity were wrong. Setting Vibration sensitivity for the Audible siren unit:  Firstly put the key fob/remote control into arm mode. On the key fob press and hold the unlock button (2nd key down), the light around the lock key (top circular key) will come on. You will then hear a few short rings, ignore these, and keep holding the unlock key (2nd key down), the light around the lock key with go off, keep holding the unlock key until the light comes back on around the lock key and then immediately release the unlock key. You are now in arm mode The 7 sensitivity settings are set via the lock key (circular top key) using ‘Dow,le,me,far,so,la,di’ tones. Press the lock key (top circular button) once to get the ‘Dow’ tone, press again to get the ‘le’ tone, a third time for the ‘me’ tone and continue this method until you reach the sensitivity setting you are happy with. ‘Dow’ is the most sensitive and ‘di’ is the least sensitive. Finally press the unlock key (2nd key down) once, the light around the lock key should go out and your sensitivity setting has been set.
Q4. How do I put the key fob into Settings arm mode needed to change Volume and SOS settings?
Firstly our apologies to those that have recently purchased a Vanolarm system and have been attempting to change the alarm volume or SOS settings using the paper instructions. Our latest print run unfortunately incurred an editing error meaning the instructions for setting up the sensitivity were wrong. Setting up Arm mode: Firstly put the key for into arm mode. On the key fob press and hold the unlock button (2nd key down), the light around the lock key (top circular key) will come on. You will then hear a few short rings, ignore these, and keep holding the unlock key (2nd key down), the light around the lock key with go off, keep holding the unlock key until the light comes back on around the lock key and then immediately release the unlock key. You are now in arm mode and can use the paper instruction item 3,4 & 5 to set Volume or SOS function as needed (ignore items 1&2)
Q5. Why won't my Fob Disarm/Arm my Smart alarm and notifications?

When designing Vanolarm consideration was made with regards to Key Fobs being stolen, cloned, key hacked or lost. If any of these events happened we still wanted the vehicle to be protected.

With the above in mind we felt it important that all Vanolarm functionality should not simply be able to be switch off via the fob. Consequently to Disarm/Arm the Smart alarm unit the user needs to do this via the App. The latter ensures if the Key Fobs being stolen, cloned, key hacked or lost then the vehicle is still protected, via additional vibration/sound/Geofence and live tracking technology. As such the Audible alarms need to be Arm/Disarmed by the fob and the smart alarm needs to be Armed/Disarmed via the App. 

Q6. How do I add a Fob to a Audible siren alarm unit

The remote control issued with your audible alarm should be already linked correctly to one another, however if this has had to be replaced follow these set up rules. Remove the batteries from the audible alarm you are wishing to add fob/remote to for at least 30 seconds and then replace into the unit. Press and hold the SOS/Bell key (4th down, rectangle, bell logo) to enter into the ‘adding a remote’ mode. Hold down and wait for the audible alarm unit emits a ‘Bi’ (one beep) sound then press the Arm button (top round, full padlock image), this should then emit a ‘Bi,Bi’ (2 beeps) sound, this will indicate the new remote has been paired with the audible alarm and is ready to use. NB If linking to multiple audible alarms etc best practice is also to remove battery from original audible alarm prior to set up also.

Q7. How to add more than one Fob to the same Audible siren alarm unit.

To add an additional remote control to the same audible alarm unit. Press the old remote control’s Disarm button (2nd down, rectangular, open padlock image) once to disarm the alarm. Then on the same (old) remote controls SOS/Bell (4th down, rectangular,bell image) press and hold the button once to emit a ‘Bi’ (one beep) sound. Then on the new remote control press the Arm button (1st, round, Padlock image) unit the audible unit emits a ‘Bi,Bi'(2 beeps) sound. The new remote control should then also be linked to the audible alarm (max new remotes is 8)

Q8. Best Practice Keys onto Fob

Q9. I linked the fob to several sirens yet in the Van not all arm/disarm?

It you have linked your fobs to more than one siren and you find when the sirens have been installed in the vehicle that not all siren units turn on/off then this could be due to the signal being blocked. The radio frequency used to arm/disarm the sirens via the fob can easily pass through standard metal/wooden panelled area of your vehicle, even at distant. This said in some instances where a vehicle has been fitted with reflective foil insulation, in instances where large bulk metal items sit between siren and fob or  instances where large active electrical devices sit between siren or fob then these instances can block the connecting radio frequency.

In instances of reflective foil you will usually experience that none of the sirens will arm or disarm is the insulation foil is too thick and reflective.

In most instances however where one of two sirens may not arm/disarm its due to large metal bulky items located in the vehicle. Most people easily resolve this by standing in a different location outside the vehicle when arming/disarming the sirens. A location where the RF signal can easy see/communicated between fob and siren (if window are fitted this is the perfect location) and is not being blocked by the large metal items (such as equipment, some metal racking, large quantities of metal screws/nails etc). Alternatively it may need a little re-organising of the interior of the vehicle so bulky metal items don’t sit together.  

If items such as active power generators, large battery packs etc sit between where you are arming/disarming the sirens from the fob then these items can also interfere with the radio frequency. Again most people simply change their location so that the interfering item does not site directly between fob and siren. That or turn off said active power sources. 

Finally the fob is designed to operate perfectly between -4 and 140 degrees. If the environment is too cold this can sometimes (very rarely) effect the signal from fob and consequently result in none or only some of the sirens correctly arming/disarming. 

Further Video Help in relation to some of above Questions

Linking Fobs/Audible Alarms

Q1. Can I link more than one alarm to the same Key Fob/Remote

Sensitivity Setting

Q3. How can I change the Vibration sensitivity setting for the Audible siren units?

Arm Mode and Volume Change

Q4. How do I put the key fob into Settings arm mode needed to change the Volume and SOS setting?