What is Delay When Entering/Leaving

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Delay When Entering (delay in raising the alarm) is the time you have to disarm the security system after entering the premises.

How it works:

  1. You enter the secured premises.
  2. The detector registers an alert and initiates a countdown — you have to disarm the security system until the relevant time period runs out.
  3. If the system is not disarmed by the end of the countdown, an alarm is triggered.

 

Delay When Leaving (delay in raising the alarm) is the time you have to leave the premises after arming the security system.

How it works:

  1. You arm the security system.
  2. The detector initiates a countdown ignoring all current alerts.
  3. After the expiry of the delay time, the detectors switch to the armed mode.

 

If you do not leave the protected object before the exit delay expires, the detectors will be triggered, an alarm will be raised, and you will receive a notification in the Ajax app. For example, if the front door is closed after the exit delay is over. Note that a door closing event after the exit delay has expired does not raise an alarm, but you will receive a notification in the Ajax app.

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The detector triggering (including closing the door on which DoorProtect is installed) after the exit delay expires starts the entry delay. This means that when you return to the protected object, the entry delay has already expired. If you do not disarm the system, the alarm will be instantly activated.

To avoid false alarms after the exit delay has expired, increase the delay time or use two-stage arming.

When you should use Delay When Entering/Leaving

Delays are convenient if you prefer to control the security system using your KeyPad or KeyPad Plus installed inside the premises.

A delay represents a potential vulnerability as it gives intruders extra time to break into the secured premises. If you want to receive alarms instantaneously, do not use entry delay (Delay When Entering).

If you have a StreetSiren, StreetSiren DoubleDeck or HomeSiren siren, it will use beeps to count down the delay (audible warning).

How to set up delays in the Ajax security system

To set a delay when entering/leaving, in an Ajax app:

  1. Select the required hub if you have several of them or if you are using the PRO app.
  2. Go to the Devices tab.
  3. Select the required device or detector on which you want to set the alarm delay.
  4. Go to its settings by clicking the gear icon in the upper right corner.
  5. Specify the required parameters in the fields:
    • Delay When Entering
    • Delay When Leaving
    • Delay When Entering for the Night mode (if Night mode is activated)
    • Delay When Leaving for the Night mode (if Night mode is activated)
  6. Click Back to save the settings.

Please note that delays are supported only by motion detectors, opening detectors and Transmitter integration module. Fire detectors, break and leak detectors do not support this function.

For sirens to notify about delays when entering/leaving, in an Ajax app:

  1. Select the required hub if you have several of them or if you are using the PRO app.
  2. Go to the Devices tab.
  3. Select the required siren.
  4. Go to its settings by clicking the gear icon in the upper right corner.
  5. Go to the Notification Settings menu.
  6. Specify the required parameters in the Delay Notifications menu:
    • When entering
    • When leaving
    • When entering for the Night mode
    • When leaving for the Night mode
  7. Click Back to save the settings.