When creating a user code, you either select a pre-defined authority type or assign profiles to the user depending on your system type. For more information about profiles, refer to the help article on Profiles.

The following sections include definitions of authority level types, the permissions that each level has, and definitions of each permission.


Authority Level Types

Master: The highest authority level. The user is granted all system permissions.

Standard: The user is granted all system permissions except administrative permissions.

Limited: The user is granted all system permissions except administrative permissions and they cannot bypass zones.

Scheduled: The user is granted basic system permissions that don’t include administrative or maintenance permissions.

Arm Only: The user can only arm the system.

Temporary: The user code expires at the date and time that you specify. Any authority level except Master can be defined as a temporary code.

Permissions by Authority Level

Permission Master Standard Limited Scheduled Arm Only
Arm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disarm Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Door Access Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Alarm Silence Yes Yes Yes Yes No
User Check-in Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Zone Activity Check Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Sensor Reset Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Display Events Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Zone Monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Outputs On/Off Yes Yes Yes No No
System Test Yes Yes Yes No No
Favorites Setup Yes Yes Yes No No
Bypass Zones Yes Yes No No No
Z-Wave Setup Yes No No No No
Wi-Fi Setup Yes No No No No
User Codes Yes No No No No
Schedules Yes No No No No
Extend Yes No No No No
Set Time Yes No No No No
Service Request Yes No No No No

Permissions Glossary

Arm: Arm the system.

Disarm: Disarm the system.

Door Access: Grant temporary door access.

Alarm Silence: Silence a system alarm.

User Check-in: The system checks in to determine if the user is on the premises.

Zone Activity Check: Monitor a zone for non-activity. This could be used for a person living alone to detect when they have not moved about to trip a disarmed zone within a programmed period of time. This feature is optional. The Zone Activity Check is disabled when a schedule is entered to allow for sleeping hours and is automatically enabled when an area is disarmed.

Sensor Reset: Reset all system sensors. A sensor reset is required for all smoke detectors, flood sensors, and temperature sensors that have triggered an alarm, as well as system restoral after a lockdown is ended. A sensor reset is also required to clear a low battery (LOBAT) message after changing a wireless device’s batteries.

Display Events: View system events.

Zone Monitor: Enable the chime function.

Outputs On/Off: Turn outputs on or off.

System Test: Initiate a system test from the User Menu.

Favorites Setup: Configure Z-Wave favorites for the system.

Bypass Zones: Bypass zones when arming the system.

Z-Wave Setup: Add, edit, and delete Z-Wave devices like appliances, locks, lights, and thermostats.

Wi-Fi Setup: View the system’s Wi-Fi settings, connect to available Wi-Fi networks, and use WPS association.

User Codes: Add, change, or delete user codes.

Schedules: Add, edit, or delete schedules.

Extend: Extend a schedule for 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours.

Set Time: Change the system date and time from the User Menu.

Service Request: Request a service call from your alarm provider.