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How are people using their Powermax and Vera?
« on: November 10, 2014, 08:50:38 am »
Hi,

I've just installed Vera and gotten the plugin working with my Powermax Pro.

I was wondering the best way to set this up. I think I want the Visonic unit to remain controlling all alarm functions, with Vera's only role being turning the alarm on and off. That would seem to mean I can't use Vera's "modes" function (which would seem to replace the Visonic box); perhaps I'll set up a virtual switch for the alarm instead?

Would be great to learn what others are doing...

thanks,

Dan

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Re: How are people using their Powermax and Vera?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 08:02:31 am »
I have mine so the sensors show up in Vera and the alarm is controlled from the alarm box or it's key fob. As the sensors show up in Vera I can see if a window or door is open. and if the alarm is set or not. One benefit is as the sensors show up in Vera I can use the viewsonic sensors to trigger scenes, I can turn on a porch light when the outer door is opened if it's dark, without adding a Z-wave sensor to the door  :) saves on sensors.