Zero a good setting for default

For Jim:

Your question was:
Is it safe to zero all channel values of a multi-channel fixture as a default,
or might one end up with weird settings?

Pages 29 and following of the Alpha 700 manual indicate that the answer is:
Yes, zeroing all channels is a good reset default
that doesn’t give you weird settings.

“On conclusion of resetting in absence of DMX signal,
Pan & Tilt move the the ‘Home’ position (pan 50% – tilt 50%)
all the other channels stay at 0%”
Zero value settings -page 29 of Alpha 700 manual