Overview: The Code-Alarm CA1550 Vehicle Security and Keyless
Entry System, a part of the
Professional Series line, will protect your vehicle and its contents, and can remotely lock or unlock your doors. It comes with two
Remotes: The CA1550 comes with one 2-way, 5-button remote transmitter
(CATX-MLC) with a 1.5" LCD screen, and one 1-way, 4-button remote transmitter (CATX-MT).
Both remotes have sturdy metal bezels, and operate at 433 MHz to give you excellent range.
Additional remotes (up to a total of 4) can be programmed to operate the
alarm. Details of the remotes include:
- CATX-MLC 2-way LCD Remote: The illuminated LCD remote receives
feedback from the alarm so you can check the status of your vehicle.
Numerous icons indicate at a glance if the doors are locked or unlocked, the
current alarm mode, and which triggers have set off the alarm. Additional
convenience features include an alarm clock and a
parking meter timer. The remote can also operate a second alarm system once
the remote has "learned" all of the second system's codes. The LCD remote
has 5 buttons for lock, unlock, vehicle locator/panic mode, trunk,
and function. Requires one CR2450 battery (included).
- CATX-MT 1-way Remote: The 1-way remote contains four buttons for
lock, unlock, vehicle locator/panic mode, and trunk. Requires one
CR2016 battery (installed).
Glass-Mount Antenna: The included glass-mount antenna includes two
LEDs and the valet switch built in. Typically, the antenna is mounted high on
your windshield near the rear-view mirror, using the provided dual-sided
adhesive pad. This location gives you optimal range for the remotes, high
visibility for the status LEDs, and a convenient location for the valet
Data Bus Interface (DBI) Port: The alarm's control module has a 4-pin
Data Bus Interface (DBI) port, which allows you to plug in an optional
FlashLogic Transponder/Door Lock/Remote Start Interface (item # 220FLCAN)
directly into the system. These modules, compatible with many late model
vehicles, can save considerable installation time by eliminating the need to
find and splice various wires within the vehicle. Typical connections that are
made with the interfaces include tachometer, brake, door locks, and
Note: Even with the interface, there will be some required
splicing into your vehicle's factory wiring.
125dB Siren: The CA1550 includes a siren which emits a single tone
pattern at 125dB, which is equal to the threshold of pain in humans. Its compact
size (2-3/4" footprint diameter, 3-3/8" horn diameter) gives you additional
mounting flexibility. The weatherproof design keeps the siren operating
flawlessly in the harsh, under hood environment.
Silent Choice: The Silent Choice feature allows you to control the
arm/disarm chirps from the remote control. The system default is with Silent
Choice enabled, which requires a second press of the "lock" button to activate
an audible arming response from the vehicle.
Active/Passive Operation: The system can be programmed for passive or
active arming and door locking. Active arming/locking requires the use of the
remote to arm the system or to lock the doors. When programmed for passive
operation, the doors lock and the system is armed automatically 1 minute after
the last door is closed.
Delayed Arming: For vehicles with a delayed dome light, the system can
be programmed to delay arming up to 60 seconds after the lock button is pressed.
Once programmed, the system will learn the timing of the dome light delay and
add 2 seconds before arming.
Door Locks/Trunk Release: The alarm can lock and unlock the vehicle's
doors using the remotes. The alarm can be wired to work with positive or
negative switching locks, reverse polarity, and positive or negative multiplexed
door locks. Additional relays may be required for installation. In addition to
unlocking and locking the doors, the system can also open the vehicle's trunk or
Two-stage Door Unlock: The alarm's door lock function can be set to
operate in two stages. The driver's door only is unlocked with one press of the
unlock button. A second press of the button within 3 seconds will unlock the
Shock Sensor: The included dual-stage magnetic shock sensor will
respond with a warning chirp when there is a light impact to the vehicle. Harder
impacts will fully trigger the alarm. You can bypass the shock sensor for one
arm cycle, and will default back to normal operation the next time the system is
armed. The shock sensor's sensitivity can be adjusted if needed.
Starter Interrupt Output: When the alarm is triggered, the system will
disable the vehicle by interrupting the circuit to the starter via a relay. As
long as the system is in alarm mode, the vehicle's engine cannot be started,
preventing a possible theft. The relay needed to install this feature is
included with the alarm.
Personal Protection Alarm Mode: The alarm's Personal Protection or
Panic Mode will activate an alert when you press and hold the panic button
continually for three seconds. The transmitter's normal functions are suspended
during panic mode, except to allow you to lock or unlock the doors. You can
manually shut off the alarm with the transmitter, or the system will
automatically stop after 30 seconds.
Real Panic Sound (RPS): During panic and alarm trigger modes, the horn
and/or siren will sound in a randomized pattern. This draws more attention to
the vehicle that alarms without this feature.
Hidden Alarm Function: The Hidden Alarm function allows you to arm the
system with the siren and horn output silenced if the system is triggered. The
LCD remote will still indicate if the alarm is triggered during the Hidden Alarm
Progressive Car Find: To assist you in locating your vehicle in a
crowded parking lot, the Progressive Car Find feature will sound the alarm
and/or honk the horn five times at low volume. If you have not located the
vehicle, the system will repeat the action at increasingly higher volumes (low,
medium, high) with each press of the button.
Carjack Mode: The CA1550 features a Carjack mode, which
must be turned on in system programming. The Carjack mode provides a delayed and
progressive alarm response, starting with siren chirping, to full alarm with
flashing parking lights, to starter kill activation, rendering the vehicle
Auxiliary Output: The alarm features an auxiliary output to operate
optional accessories such as power windows or sunroof, or a powered sliding
door. This 500mA output is capable of driving relays, and can be programmed to
operate in various timing configurations (i.e. push and hold, latched, latched
until ignition on, etc.).
FlashLogic Interface Module: The optional FlashLogic Databus Interface
Module (220FLCAN) communicates with your vehicle's Databus to provide plug-in
capability for various functions of the Code-Alarm security system. Typical
functions include tach input, door trigger, dome light supervision, factory
alarm arm/disarm, trunk/hatch open, diesel glow plug input, remote start, and
factory keyless entry controls. Compatibility and available functions vary
depending upon year, make, and model of vehicle.
Note: Before installing, the FlashLogic module will need to
be configured for your specific vehicle via web-update. Some splicing into
factory wiring will be required.
Dual-Zone Microwave Sensor: The optional Code-Alarm Dual-Zone
Microwave Sensor (item # 220MV3) detects movement through a protected area, such
as someone trying to reach inside of your vehicle. It has two zones of
detection--exterior and interior. When the exterior field is penetrated, the
unit will cause the alarm system to emit a series of warn-away tones. When the
interior zone is penetrated, the unit will cause the alarm system to go into
full alert. The unit should be mounted near the center of the interior of the
Universal Transponder Interface (UTI): The optional Universal
Transponder Interface (UTI) works with vehicles that use an "immobilizer" key
system, allowing you to operate the alarm system without interfering with the
vehicle's anti-theft features. The UTI works with vehicles that have a
transponder or RF-based immobilizer, including the GM Passkey systems.
Digital Tilt Sensor: The optional Code-Alarm DUB1 digital tilt sensor
(220DUB1) can detect when the angle of your vehicle changes and trigger the
alarm to protect you from tow trucks and tire or wheel thieves. After you have
parked your vehicle, the DUB1 has a digital self-leveling feature to determine
the angle of your parked vehicle. If that angle changes due to the vehicle being
jacked up or towed, it will trigger a full alarm in the security system.
Door Lock Actuators: Power door locks can be added to a vehicle with
manual door locks with a Door Lock Actuator, enabling you to lock/unlock your
doors with the CA1550's keyless entry feature. A Standard 2-wire Door Lock
Actuator (item # 220DA1) is available for normal manual door locks. For
cable-driven door locking systems, a Motor Clutch-type Door Lock Actuator (item
# 220DA2) and a Cable Kit (item # 220CLBK) will be needed. You will need an
actuator for each door you want to control.
1-way Remote Transmitter: Up to 4 remote transmitters can be used with
the CA1550 security system. Additional CATX-MT 1-way 4-button remotes (220CATXMT)
can be purchased and programmed to operate your system.