Installation Guide

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!

OVERVIEW

FREEKEY® is designed to provide access to vehicles, homes, garages, and buildings using only your Voice. No keys, remotes or other physical devices are required. It operates with different types of power door locking systems independently of other devices such as keys, fobs, or existing lock control modules.

CAUTION: This product is designed for installation by a technically competent person. An attempt to install this product by any person without supervision of a trained professional, may result in damage to a host’s electrical system and components, and/or affect any existing warranty.

Care must be taken to install  FREEKEY® to operate a vehicle access system in the same way that keys or fobs do, so that other devices such as engine immobilizers or alarms remain operating correctly.

Refer to the Installation Wiring Diagram for the position of the sockets and pin numbers for wiring connections.

 

 INSTALLING FREEKEY®

The preferred installation makes use of a spare Remote keyfob, already programmed to match the particular vehicle or door. This preprogrammed Remote is wired directly to the J4 connector supplied, and mounted inside the FREEKEY® housing. The housing is then mounted at a convenient location (under the dash in a car) and connected to a source of DC power (5 to 24 volts). The User Button/LED Indicator and Microphone assemblies are fitted as described below.

All security functions built into any vehicle are preserved.

Installing the Remote within a FreeKey SVM enclosure.

3.3v Power, Ground, Lock and Unlock signals needed to operate the Remote are supplied from FREEKEY® connector J4.

1       First, ensure that the Remote operates from a 3v battery. If not 3v, use the battery supplied and DO NOT connect the Red wire to Pin 2 below.

2       Remove the battery and circuit board from the spare Remote.

3       Solder the wires from 4-pin plug, J4, provided.

Connect Pin 1 (black) to the Remote’s battery –ve                           

Connect Pin 2 (red) to the Remote’s battery +ve            

Connect Pin3 (green) to Lock button switch (open terminal)

Connect Pin4 (yellow) to Unlock button switch (open terminal)

4       Wrap the Remote circuit board with insulating foam and place inside the FREEKEY® housing. Plug into J4.

 Installations Not using a Remote

In cases where the use of a spare Remote is NOT possible, and for Garage Doors with access to external terminals, FREEKEY® may be installed using direct wiring from the Lock, Common, and Unlock pins provided through J6.

1       Vehicles without remotes;

Connect Pin 1 (white) to ground                         

Connect Pin 3 (red) to the battery +12v, via a fuze

Connect Pin 2 (brown) to vehicle Lock

Connect Pin 6 (yellow) to vehicle Unlock

Connect Pin 4 (green) Common to ground.

 

2       Garage Doors with toggling action;

Connect Pin 1 (white) to ground                         

Connect Pin 3 (red) to Positive supply (+24v max, via a fuze)  

Connect Pin 2 (brown) to Door Opener Relay

Connect Pin 6 (yellow) to Door Opener Relay

Connect Pin 4 (green) Common to ground

 

Mounting the Parts in Vehicles

Correct positioning of the microphone and User Button/LED is essential to the proper functioning of the FREEKEY® system. The microphone must be accessible to allow close talking by the user outside the vehicle, and not be exposed to the elements or car washers etc.

 Installing the SVM module, Microphone and Button/LED

Accessibility to the correct signal wires may dictate where the parts are located on each vehicle. The installer must determine where to place the parts.

Preferred locations:

    SVM under the hood/bonnet with the microphone near top hinge of the Front Door and the User Button/LED near the back of the hood/bonnet.

    SVM under the hood/bonnet with the microphone near top of the 'B' pillar and the User Button/LED near the back of the hood/bonnet.

3      SVM under the hood/bonnet or dash with the microphone near top of the 'B' pillar and the User Button/LED inside the vehicle on the dashboard. The User Button must be accessible through the driver’s window for enrolling, and the LED Indicator must be clearly visible to indicate when FREEKEY® is awake and listening. The SVM control module does not need to visible, but should be mounted securely to allow the speaker to be heard, and accommodate the wiring needs.

Mounting the Parts for Garage Doors

Correct positioning of the Control Panel which contains the microphone, User Button/LED and Speaker is essential to the proper functioning of the FREEKEY® system. The Panel must allow for close talking by the user.

Preferred location:

SVM inside the door near the Control Panel which is outside, preferably facing away from the door opening. Wiring between the SVM and Control Panel through a hole in the wall. Use light 4-core security cable wiring between the SVM and Door Motor unit, if needed, or Provide a suitable mains power supply for an installation using a Remote.

Mounting the Parts for Building Doors

Correct positioning of the Control Panel which contains the microphone, User Button/LED and Speaker is essential to the proper functioning of the FREEKEY® system. The Panel must allow for close talking by the user.

Preferred location:

SVM inside the door near the Control Panel which is outside, preferably facing away from the door opening. Wiring between the SVM and Control Panel through a hole in the wall. Provide a suitable mains power supply for an installation using a Remote.

PROGRAMMING

FREEKEY® may require programming before installation to accommodate different pulse patterns etc– see Installer Menu under System Menu below.

WIRING CONNECTIONS

KEYFOB

FREEKEY® can be wired to operate a Remote programmed appropriately for the vehicle.

Connect fob to FREEKEY® as follows:

Connect Pin 1 (black) to the Remote’s battery –ve                           

Connect Pin 2 (red) to the Remote’s battery +ve            

Connect Pin3 (green) to Lock button switch (open terminal)

Connect Pin4 (yellow) to Unlock button switch (open terminal)

 Note if 3.3v is not suitable for the fob, use the LOCK-COMMON-UNLOCK signals from J6, with the appropriate signal connected to COMMON as required.

LOCK/UNLOCK/COMMON

If a keyfob Remote cannot be used as above, refer to the relevant vehicle wiring diagram to locate which wires carry the lock/unlock/common control signals from the drivers door key barrel to the control module. These are accessible at the connection plugs to the CANbus system on most vehicles, and may be found either in the door or under the dash or behind kick panels in the cab. Connect the FREEKEY® signals directly to the corresponding wires.

FREEKEY® can switch levels or data - CAN, serial etc. LOCK/UNLOCK pulse signal timing may need to be determined, and programmed in FREEKEY® for each vehicle. See Signal Timing in System Menu. Factory default is a single, short pulse for LOCK and UNLOCK.

LOCK (pin 5) and UNLOCK (pin 7), operate as normally open, optically isolated switches that connect to the COMMON (pin 6) signal when activated. These signals are capable of operating relays, but not the actuators directly.

To connect to a single wire system, the LOCK and UNLOCK can be used as inputs and the COMMON as the output. A two-wire system is simply the reverse.

VOICE / MANUAL WAKE

SVM series 5.03 do not have Voice-Wake. Waking is done by pressing the User Button.

SMV series 5.04 have both Voice-Wake and Manual Wake capability.