The Bluetooth Interface for Amerex STRIKE Panel Module connects a smart device, such as a phone or tablet to a STRIKE control panel. This smart device can be used as a field programming and diagnostic tool. Smart device apps are available for iOS or Android devices on either the Apple App Store or Google Play. The bluetooth interface starts with the push of a button and scans for devices. Once connected to the interface module, the user is able to communicate with the control panel via smart device. The menu-driven interface allows the user to view the event log, view current system status, including all sensors, actuators, relays, and battery voltages. The event log and system configuration can be downloaded, saved, and shared. System configurations may be pre-programmed and uploaded to the STRIKE control panel using the smart device.