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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #915 on: February 25, 2015, 10:38:27 am »
Nobody can help? Seems that I am getting close and see the relay log entries so the panel can see the relay state correctly and logs !REL messages; but I can't add that virtual sensor to vera plugin since I don't know what zone number to use (it can't be 1). Any help is appreciated. I would really hate to buy 20P just to get the relays working...

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #916 on: February 25, 2015, 10:29:41 pm »
ykamenet, I have no idea because I don't use the virtual relays in my setup but check post 590 on page 40. it may help you

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #917 on: February 25, 2015, 11:25:21 pm »
ykamenet, I have no idea because I don't use the virtual relays in my setup but check post 590 on page 40. it may help you
Thanks Steve. I have read that post as well as pretty much this whole thread. Seems like a lot of support for 20P panel and not much for SE panels which are more limited. I decided to upgrade the panel and ordered a 20P with a new 6062 keypad. Should arrive this week so I will have a task of reconnecting and re-configuring my whole security system. After I do that (hopefully successfully) I will be able to configure the relays following the existing guides. Thanks.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #918 on: March 04, 2015, 11:20:31 pm »
Well, just to close out my struggle - my brand new 20p panel arrived a couple of days ago. I replaced my old 20se, rewired it the same way, programmed all zones, configured AD2USB, configured virtual relays and all works smooth like butter. I did not even add real zones to Vera, just the virtual relays I configured since they trip regardless of alarm state. Now will probably be buying additional sensors for the alarm since I think they are more reliable (and probably cheaper) then z-wave ones.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #919 on: April 28, 2015, 06:11:15 pm »
Can anyone help with the "Can't Detect Device" issue I and reffr (post #883) seem to be having. I have loaded the plugin and done the configuration, including the serial port, but I only get the message I quoted above in a red bar at the bottom of the Alarm Panel Device. I am running the latest version of UI7 (1.7.569).

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #920 on: April 28, 2015, 09:05:53 pm »
Can anyone help with the "Can't Detect Device" issue I and reffr (post #883) seem to be having. I have loaded the plugin and done the configuration, including the serial port, but I only get the message I quoted above in a red bar at the bottom of the Alarm Panel Device. I am running the latest version of UI7 (1.7.569).

Did you try reading back a few pages and use the instructions in my post not fix the issue?

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,7266.msg209964.html#msg209964

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #921 on: April 29, 2015, 06:22:10 pm »
I did try that and didn't see any change. The system worked but I kept getting the error.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #922 on: April 29, 2015, 06:25:27 pm »
What firmware rev?

Is this a new install?

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #923 on: April 29, 2015, 07:34:05 pm »
I've got the latest firmware for the AD2USB and I'm also running the latest Vera3 firmware 7.1.569.

It's not a new install, I've had it for over a year, but I just upgraded my Vera3 to UI7. I'm in a mood to play with the Vera right now so I have done the upgrade and tried getting everything back to fully functional. So far this little bug and an issue with a few of my Zwave devices changing identifiers for Homewave were my worst issues. I'm also trying to get the AD2USB to work through a RaspberryPi I had laying around to see how that works. Currently it doesn't work but I replied to the network thread with a log snippet to see if I can help mcv.andrei get that working also.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #924 on: April 29, 2015, 09:10:59 pm »
I've got the latest firmware for the AD2USB and I'm also running the latest Vera3 firmware 7.1.569.

It's not a new install, I've had it for over a year, but I just upgraded my Vera3 to UI7. I'm in a mood to play with the Vera right now so I have done the upgrade and tried getting everything back to fully functional. So far this little bug and an issue with a few of my Zwave devices changing identifiers for Homewave were my worst issues. I'm also trying to get the AD2USB to work through a RaspberryPi I had laying around to see how that works. Currently it doesn't work but I replied to the network thread with a log snippet to see if I can help mcv.andrei get that working also.

I'm not familiar with your approach with the RPi, but I have three of them, so I'm interested in hearing what you're your doing. 

What I'm trying to eliminate is a problem with wiring and the ad2usb itself.  If it works with something else as-is (RPi or minicom or...), then it does leave us with the Vera.

The only difference between your setup and mine is that I have a Vera Edge and you have the Vera 3.  Hopefully that isn't the source of the problem.

Edit: I found the thread about the RPi setup.  ser2net should have known that would be how it is used.  I was thinking more along the lines of a custom image for an touchscreen LCD cape/hat/thingie.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2015, 09:17:00 pm by sound-mind »

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #925 on: April 30, 2015, 12:41:10 am »
I've got the latest firmware for the AD2USB and I'm also running the latest Vera3 firmware 7.1.569.

It's not a new install, I've had it for over a year, but I just upgraded my Vera3 to UI7. I'm in a mood to play with the Vera right now so I have done the upgrade and tried getting everything back to fully functional. So far this little bug and an issue with a few of my Zwave devices changing identifiers for Homewave were my worst issues. I'm also trying to get the AD2USB to work through a RaspberryPi I had laying around to see how that works. Currently it doesn't work but I replied to the network thread with a log snippet to see if I can help mcv.andrei get that working also.

I'm not familiar with your approach with the RPi, but I have three of them, so I'm interested in hearing what you're your doing. 

What I'm trying to eliminate is a problem with wiring and the ad2usb itself.  If it works with something else as-is (RPi or minicom or...), then it does leave us with the Vera.

The only difference between your setup and mine is that I have a Vera Edge and you have the Vera 3.  Hopefully that isn't the source of the problem.

Edit: I found the thread about the RPi setup.  ser2net should have known that would be how it is used.  I was thinking more along the lines of a custom image for an touchscreen LCD cape/hat/thingie.

He is using alarmdecoder webapp and ser2sock to share his ad2 on his network, and the vera is then able to connect to the ser2sock instance as the "serial port device" required for the ad2usb plugin.   This means ad2pi and ad2serial could also be used.  As well as multiple devices (not just the vera) are able to use the device at the same time.  Endless fun could be had from many different angles.   Plus the webapp has a pretty robust keypad.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 12:42:45 am by kevinnutech »

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #926 on: April 30, 2015, 11:21:06 am »
Exactly Kevin. I was looking to be able to see the AD2USB log without having to SSH into the Vera and shut down the LUUP engine. I have recently set up the virtual relays and added some wireless sensors that aren't enrolled in the panel (they are just for Vera triggers). During testing it was a pain to see the AD2 logs directly. Since I was one of the people who tried this method last year when Nutech first released the webapp I thought I'd give it a try now. It seems that some combination of UI7 and the plugin lua file have issues currently that make this unusable. I'm going to keep trying to help in the other thread if mcv.andrie returns.

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RFX! Errors
« Reply #927 on: June 04, 2015, 10:49:30 am »
I keep getting false triggers with my AD2USB interface. I get a tripped response in Vera sometimes even when the door sensor on my alarm is closed.
Looking at the logs:
Normally I get an RFX! (id),a0 to indicate open and RFX! (id),80 when the door is closed.
The false triggers have been trace to a RFX! (id), 84.  It appears that response is undefined, but triggers a tripped in Vera.
Is there a way to make the plugin ignore those messages?

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #928 on: June 14, 2015, 09:31:36 pm »
ok, I've beat my brain and exhausted my search capabilities to try to get this thing working and am coming up empty.       Vera Edge, on latest firmware (1.7.1181)     I just added a new AD2USB.
I connected to the AD2USB and set the address to 31  (Vista20se), and confirm it is talking to the panel.

Installed the plugin for the AD2USB (ver 3.12) and go two devices created.   One is the panel, one is partition 1
I then went into the Partition 1 device and set the keyboard address variable to 31.
My dashboard shows the panel device with error "Can't detect device"
the partition 1 device appears without errors but if I try to change the alarm status, I get error "Device communication failure"
The UI also shows "Vista Alarm Panel: Connection down" at the top.

I found some much older posts regarding configuring the serial port, but I get to that screen and it says
"if you connected the USB/serial device and it's not displayed here, reload Luup", and it's not listed there, and reloading Luup doesn't change anything.

I've deleted devices multiple times and started over, power reset the AD2USB and the Vera as well.

I see others have this working with the Vista 20se so I know there is hope !!!     Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: RFX! Errors
« Reply #929 on: June 15, 2015, 11:05:02 pm »
I keep getting false triggers with my AD2USB interface. I get a tripped response in Vera sometimes even when the door sensor on my alarm is closed.
Looking at the logs:
Normally I get an RFX! (id),a0 to indicate open and RFX! (id),80 when the door is closed.
The false triggers have been trace to a RFX! (id), 84.  It appears that response is undefined, but triggers a tripped in Vera.
Is there a way to make the plugin ignore those messages?

Protocol documentation states that if bit 1 is set in the RFX Message then the loop indicators should be ignored.  Vera needs to update plugin to address this.  http://www.alarmdecoder.com/wiki/index.php/Protocol#RFX