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Product Overview: The Echo-2 is a modular two-way remote
controller/pager transceiver designed for use with compatible Omega vehicle
security systems, including the Crime Guard i4, i5 (except 350i5), and i6
series. The Echo-2 can be used with existing 1-way remotes supplied with the
alarms. The remote transceiver has a 1-1/4" LCD screen which indicates
the current status of your vehicle. It operates on one "AAA" battery
(supplied). Note: Echo-2 is not compatible with previous Crime
Guard alarm systems, such as "i", "i2", or "i3"
Operating Range: The Echo-2's powerful transceiver has an
extended operating range of approximately 1,500 feet.
LCD Screen: The remote transceiver's backlit LCD screen has
various icons which indicate the security system's status. You can select the
type of vehicle icon used in the LCD screen: passenger car, pickup truck, or an
SUV/Van. When the remote transceiver is used to operate the system, it receives
back a signal which causes it to display the appropriate icon, in addition to
chirping (emulating the siren). The LCD screen displays the following icons:
- Alert Icons: The following icons appear
when the alarm is in the alert mode:
- Hood/Trunk: This icon indicates
this zone on the vehicle has been violated.
- Crossed-out Key: This icon
appears if the system aborts a remote start attempt
because of a violated safety circuit.
- Carjack: This icon indicates
if the carjack operation has been activated by any
of three methods.
- Hammer and Impact: The impact
icon appears briefly (and the remote chirps three
times) to indicate the shock sensor has detected a
light impact causing the system to prewarn. The full
hammer & impact icon appears continually if the
sensor detects a harder impact or breaking glass.
- Door: The door icon indicates
the system has been activated via the door detection
- Start: The start icon confirms
remote starting, and puffs of smoke periodically appear
behind the vehicle icon to indicate the engine is running.
- Numeric Icons: The 2 or 3 icons
appear to confirm the use of the 2nd or 3rd output
channel on the alarm system.
- Mute: The vibrating Mute indicates
the chirps or melodies have been turned off.
- Digital Clock: The clock has a 12-hour
display with an AM and PM indication. The digital readout
also shows how many Echo transceivers and one-way transmitters
can operate the system.
- Disarm/Arm: The remote indicates
whether the status of the alarm system: Armed or Disarmed.
(Neither icon appears in Valet mode.)
- Locked/Unlocked Padlock: The icon
reflects the true locked or unlocked status of the doors.
- Valet: The Valet icon replaces the
Armed or Disarmed icons, and a musical tone occurs when
placing the system into Alarm Valet Mode.
- Battery Low: This icon appears when
the transceiver's battery needs to be changed.
User-Programmable Features: The Echo transceiver has several
- Chirp/Mute: You can turn chirps on or
off, or set to vibrate.
- Vehicle Type: Select the vehicle icon
for the LCD--passenger car, pickup truck, or van/SUV.
- Time Adjust: You can adjust the time
on the built-in clock.
- Start/Stop Melody: You can select any
of the 5 available Start melodies when using a remote starter.
You can also select any of the 5 melodies that play when the
remote start engine run period ends.
Controls: The Echo 2 has the same 4 operational buttons as
the standard Crime Guard remote transmitter, plus a 5th button. You can find
the following buttons on the remote transceiver:
- Lock: Allows you to arm the system and
lock the vehicle's doors
- Unlock: Allows you to disarm the system
and unlock the vehicle's doors.
- 2 Button: For operating the 2nd channel
output (typically a remote trunk release)
- 3 Button: For operating the remote panic
or the 3rd channel output (typically for remote start)
- P Button: This 5th button, not found on
standard remotes, is the Programming button. You can turn the
LCD backlight on for 10 seconds, or change the custom features
found on the Echo.
Installation: The base transmitter/receiver can be mounted
directly to an interior glass surface via the attached adhesive pad for the best
operating range. The supplied harness connects from the base transmitter/receiver
to the Echo port on the side of the alarm system control module (alarm brain), as
well as the LED and Valet Switch plugs.
- Base Transmitter/Receiver:
W=1.358", H=3.268", D=0.654"
- Remote Transmitter/Receiver:
W=1.433", H=3.292", D=0.75"