Changing the User codes on a Accenta G3/Optima G3 control Panel

Here is a step by step guide on how to change the user code on your Accenta G3 control panel, it is exactly the same procedure for an Optima G3 unit. It’s basically the same panel with a different product name.

If you have never changed the user code – the default user no is 1234.
It is also worth noting that the control panel has an NVM (non-volatile memory) chip in and should you experience a lengthy power cut & your back up battery in the control panel has drained down completely, the NVM chip should hold all the programming information. In saying this, these older & more basic control panels, have been known to not hold the user codes, so if your old code was working before a power cut and since the power has been restored it has stopped working, try 1234.
If you start getting the entry/exit tones now, just follow the steps to change the code as shown below and book your alarm system to be serviced and the back up battery will need to be replaced – you would most likely be advised to upgrade your alarm panel where the NVM would work correctly. If it has stored all the rest of the programming, i.e – zones programmed/ timers /entry routes etc,etc. and as long as you don’t mind resetting the codes after a long power cut, then it will be fine to use as normal.

How to Change your user code 1.

1: Press “Prog” & enter your existing user code. the “TA” (tamper) indicator will light and the “day” indicator will go out to indicate that you are in programming mode.

2: Press “8” – the Attack & Zone indicators 1 to 4 will be lit to prompt you to enter a new code.

3: Type in your new 4 digit code. – If the code has been accepted you will hear a series of rapid beeps. – If the code has been rejected , you will hear a flat single tone ( that number has been used already & programmed in )

4: Press “Reset” to exit programming mode. The ” TA ” (tamper ) indicator will go out & the “Day” indicator will light.

How to Change your user code 2.

The Accent G3 / Optima G3 control panels can have a second  user code. You may find this useful if you have a neighbour looking after your property whilst you are away on holiday or to give to a builder etc whilst  you are having work done on your property.

The second user code will operate the alarm system the same as your user code, but it will not allow them to change or delete your user code.

1: Press “Prog” & enter your existing user code. the “TA” (tamper) indicator will light and the “day” indicator will go out to indicate that you are in programming mode.

2: Press “7” – the Attack & Zone indicators 1 to 4 will be lit to prompt you to enter a new code.

3: Type in your new 4 digit code. – If the code has been accepted you will hear a series of rapid beeps. – If the code has been rejected , you will hear a flat single tone ( that number has been used already & programmed in )

4: Press “Reset” to exit programming mode. The ” TA ” (tamper ) indicator will go out & the “Day” indicator will light.

How to Delete your user code 2.

Once you have returned from your holiday or the building works etc are completed, you may want to remove the second user code to restrict access.

1: Press “Prog” & enter your existing user code. the “TA” (tamper) indicator will light and the “day” indicator will go out to indicate that you are in programming mode.

2: Press “7” – the Attack & Zone indicators 1 to 4 will be lit to prompt you to enter a new code.

3: Press ” Omit“.

4: Press “Reset” to exit programming mode. The ” TA ” (tamper ) indicator will go out & the “Day” indicator will light.