First Response (Switch / Remote ) Setup and Operating Instructions

911Switch: “The Worlds Best Beacon”

This “system” at a minimum consists of at least one wall mounted 911switch and one remote activation FOB. Installations can be a combination of multiple devices: 911 Switches, FOBs and 911 Hub – (remote activation device). *The 911 Hub requires a smart phone either Apple (IOS) or Google (Android) and a free download of 911 Switch. The free download can be found on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store* ***911 Switch Hub sold separately***


The intent of the system is that multiple switches can be installed in various locations inside the dwelling. All the installed switches once properly setup, will “activate” once a valid wireless command is received.

One of two modes can be programmed into every switch. “SOLID” (maybe for an interior hallway or living room space etc) or “FLASH” (most likely used for outside lighting to give a visual indication to responding authorities). Once the activation command is sent to the switches (by pressing the activate button on the FOB or signal from a smart phone (HUB), all connected lighting to 911 switches will respond simultaneously. Regardless of current on or off states, all activated switches will illuminate the lights they are controlling into the mode that was setup during initial setup. So, with the press of one button (FOB) or activation by a smart phone (HUB), the inside of your living space can be illuminated, and the exterior controlled lights will begin to flash to show authorities just where to respond. All switches can also be deactivated by any of the programmed devices (FOB or Smart Phone) with a simple press of the “deactivate” button on the FOB or Smart phone (HUB). Additionally, each activated switch can be manually canceled or deactivated just by pressing the “off” or bottom switch paddle position. This will return the light to its previous on or off state (lights that were off will turn off, and lights that were previously on will stop flashing and just stay on). Keep in mind that if a light is programmed to non-flashing mode and turned “ON” at the time of activation – will remain ON once deactivated. So, it may appear that the light did nothing once the deactivation signal is received. This is normal. Just press the off (bottom) paddle again to turn the light off. *See section 3 OPTION PROGRAMMING for more information*


Installation should only be performed by qualified / licensed electricians. Incorrect wiring could lead to electrical shock! The wall mounted switch unit has four wires, Black, White, Red, and Green and Blue. This device
DOES NOT ALWAYS require a neutral connection. This device is intended for 2-WAY or 3-way switch operation only on a 120VAC 15A branch circuit.

Connect the Black wire (HOT) to source power. Connect the red wire to the load (HOT to the LIGHT(s)), connect the white to the neutral connection (required for use with some LED), Connect the green wire to an electrical “ground” point within the box the unit is being installed into. Connect the blue wire for 3-way applications only. Blue will be capped off or taped if not used in 3-way operation.


There are basically three steps to setup the system (FOB’s and 911switches and program their features). 1) Setup an address to a new FOB. 2) Make the switch you want to control with this FOB “learn” the FOB’s address. 3) Program features or options of how each switch functions
once activated.

Once the switch has been properly wired, and circuit power restored, it will immediately act like your standard 2-WAY wall switch. In order for the 911Switch to respond to a remotely activated device, we have to set up
the communication between the FOB and the 911switch. The 911switch can only respond to commands… so that requires us to program the remote (FOB) first.

  1. FIRST RESPONSE (911SWITCH FOB) PROGRAMMING GUIDE Create the FOB remote address, and initialize the activate/deactivate buttons:
    1. On the back of the FOB there’s a button inside the pin hole to “Add or
      create an address”
    2. Using a paperclip, press and hold the button on the back for a random amount of time. While being held an address is being generated (There’s an LED on the front of the FOB that will be on solid while you’re holding the rear pin hole button).
    3. Release the rear pinhole button (FOB LED flashes).
    4. Press the “activate” and “deactivate” buttons on the FOB to activate them *Activate button is nearest the eyelet*
    5. Press the rear pin hole button again momentarily (press and release) or wait 17 seconds for the FOB setup mode to exit – LED turns off.
    6. Congratulations, your FOB now has 1 of 16million secure combinations programmed.
    7. Battery changes do NOT require a new setup. Once set, the FOB retains
      this address until you decide to change it.
  2.  Programming the 911switch to the FOB is also a multi-step process. First, we must tell the 911switch to “learn” the addresses of each of the FOB(s) you want to use. Each 911switch could be activated / deactivated by up to 10 different devices.
    1. Now, let’s make the 911switch “learn” the address you just created in the FOB. 911Switch setup/programming modes are only accessible
      when AC is turned from off to on. There’s a slider “power switch” at the bottom of the on/off paddle. Sliding the switch to the right turns off power (red indicator on the slider showing). Slider to the left is normal operation (power on).
    2. To make the 911switch learn the FOB’s address. Let’s put the switch into learn mode:
    3. Move slider to the right (turns power off)
    4. Press top of the rocker paddle (as if you were normally turning on the light switch) and HOLD it.
    5. Continue to hold and move slider to left (turns power on) – LED in the paddle will illuminate.
    6. Release the top of the rocker and the RED LED in the switch stays illuminated for ~ 2 seconds after you release.
    7. The RED LED will flash 4X, then remain on solid – this indicates “remote programming mode” is now ready.
    8. Momentarily press and release the top of the rocker again and the LED starts rapidly flashing. This is “learn new remote” mode. The FOB address can be learned only while this LED is flashing.
    9. While the switch in this flashing learn mode, Press the activate or deactivate buttons on the FOB you want to sync to this 911switch. Pressing the FOB buttons multiple times is ok.
    10. When the learn mode timer expires, (rapid flashing stops) press the “activate” button on the FOB, button nearest the FOB eyelet. If the programming was successful, there will be an acknowledgment: the 911switch paddle LED flashes 4X to say the new remote is programmed…
    11. Congratulations! Now, the FOB can activate or deactivate the ALERT mode of this 911switch.
      To ADD additional FOB(s), repeat the above process. Each FOB address learned will be stored in the next available memory location in the 911switch (maximum of 10).
3: OPTION PROGRAMMING for connected lighting to FLASH or SOLID

Programming your switch to “FLASH” OR “SOLID” mode once activated by a FOB command. Depending on the location you’re installing this switch, you may require it to flash, or just be on solid once activated. The following instructions detail how to “set” this option as well as others. Again, this is a multi-step programming process that will edit the operation of the switch (and store these settings in its internal memory).

Entering the modes that alter the switch configuration or change its operation mode can only be done at initial power up. On the 911Switch locate the AC disconnect switch (little slider at the bottom edge of the paddle). Slider to the left is power OFF (and no functions – activation, programming, light operation will ever happen with the slider to the left). The switch is physically disconnected from power in this state.

1) Press and hold the bottom paddle switch just as you were trying to turn the light OFF. While holding the bottom paddle, slide the little slider to the right. When power is applied and you are holding the bottom paddle, this will place the device into “OPTIONS” setting mode. Release the paddle. The RED LED indicator (inside the paddle) will be on solid. You are now in OPTIONS setting mode.

* Decision required * The choices are “FLASH” once activated or “SOLID ON” once activated.

2) To SET FLASH MODE, press and release the bottom of the paddle momentarily. The RED indicator will turn off, and then flash two times. This puts the switch into flash once activated mode.


2) To SET SOLID MODE, press and release the top of the paddle momentarily. The RED indicator will turn off, and back on, remaining on solid for 2 seconds. This puts the switch into solid once activated mode.

Once a mode is chosen, the switch automatically saves your selection to internal memory and then exits programming mode. If you change your mind, or pressed the wrong mode, start at step “1” again

Test operation: press the “activate” button on your FOB (Button on FOB nearest the eyelet). Ensure that all connected lighting are all illuminated to the proper flash / solid mode as chosen. Now press the “deactivate” button (Button furthest eyelet). All switches will return to the previous states they were in before activation.

Congratulations, your 911Switch system is ready for use

***Additional note on power failure / recovery. Since the switch buttons inside are momentary (unlike a traditional light switch) the electronics inside “remember” the
last state of the switch. If it is on and the power fails, the light will be on when the power returns. Same is true for off. You cannot change the on/off state of the switch
without AC power applied.

Other Quick Notes:

  • Up to 40 memory locations are available in each switch. You can have any combination of FOBs / Hubs up to a total of 40 programmed
    into each switch.
  • There is no maximum number of switches you can control with any one FOB
  • When the mode is options setting, after changing a feature the LED will flash a response to let you know your change happened.
  • Once in alert mode, an off press on the 911Switch or FOB deactivate button will cancel alert mode.
  • If alert mode is “solid”, and the switch was previously on, canceling will not turn off the switch
  • 120VAC operation only… 60Hz., UL listed
  • 600W incandescent (tungsten) rating
  • 300W LED/CFL
  • 2-WAY or 3-WAY operation – single traveler.
  • Remote control frequency 433MHz, proprietary encoding/security
  • Receive range approx 500ft
  • Neutral connection recommended. Installations without a neutral are possible, but ONLY when used with incandescent bulbs and some
    brands of LED.
  • Operating temperature range -20 to 85degrees C
  • Power “consumption” by the electronics: < 20mA
  • Rocker paddle switch button life: 1,000,000 cycles
  • Addresses (FOB) stored without power for ~20 years
  • Works with standard electrical switch boxes and paddle type cover plates
  • Available in White only. More color options may be released at a later date.

For more details on wiring, operation, or specific feature programming steps, please consult the full manual available here