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Offline wseverino

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Secuirty Panel Interface
« on: November 08, 2008, 11:21:23 am »
Question for the Vera Developers, I currently have an Ademco Vista-10SE secuirty panel that I can add a VISTA ICM (Internet conrtol module) to. Will Vera support security systems? If so which ones?
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Re: Secuirty Panel Interface
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 01:02:00 pm »
While not an answer to you question, if you happen to be interested in mucking about with the Vista ICM, I wrote a .NET class library that allows you to get the status from the device. The package also contains a sample Windows application to view the status and documentation on the communication format (as much as I could figure out). I wrote about it here:

http://bliny.net/blog/post/HoneywellAdemco-Vista-ICM-network.aspx


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Re: Secuirty Panel Interface
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 04:53:43 pm »
When we get the Lua interface going you'll be able to do it with Lua.

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Re: Secuirty Panel Interface
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 05:42:14 pm »
Excellent......

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Re: Secuirty Panel Interface
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 10:10:45 pm »
So what is needed in order to get a security system to communicate with Vera?

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Re: Secuirty Panel Interface
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 08:08:32 am »
First thing you would need is some way to access the security system, such as an internet connection module. Second thing you need is a script to do the translation / spoofing of commands. This is the hard part! I just picked up a LUA book from Amazon so I am going to read it. Hopefully, I can build a script to do what I need. I'm a H/W Engineer so S/W engineering is not my specialty.
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Re: Secuirty Panel Interface
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 06:02:45 pm »
At the moment, until the Lua module is done, an interface would need to be written in c/c++.  But we're very close to finishing the release version and Lua is next on our todo list.

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Re: Secuirty Panel Interface
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 11:53:53 am »
@docbliny
Thanks for the documentation I've been able to write a few simple lua lines that when attached to a scene will let me Arm and Disarm.

2 Problems though:

1. No Feedback (Which I would have to create a lua device for) Just no time to learn and the documentation is too sparse
2. To Disarm - I had to script my actual disarm code (big security no-no) again I can solve this with creating a virtual keypad in a lua device.

I just need to learn how to make a device!!!

Anyway, this has allowed me to easily disarm and arm, before when I wanted to do this remotely, I had to ssh in and hit my web server on the vista icm.

If anyone has any pointers on how to develop a  pluggin for newbies please let me know.  I browsed the wiki and it was light on substance and examples.