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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #465 on: July 03, 2012, 04:23:39 am »
The reason the TTL is 20 minutes by default is because that is the OnTime value for motion sensor in the 3-in-1 sensor. It's also 20 minutes to prevent spamming our server with notifications. For example if the TTL is 15 seconds in an area with a lot of movement this means that a notification would be sent every 15-20 seconds.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #466 on: July 03, 2012, 11:18:42 am »
The reason the TTL is 20 minutes......... to prevent spamming our server with notifications
Understood.
What would be beneficial to users and MCV alike (since it costs MCV $ to send the msg's) is an email server of sorts, built into Mios/Vera seperate from your servers, such as AP15e's SND, which is what I use, since I generate about 2k notifications/day.
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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #467 on: July 13, 2012, 10:07:01 am »
I have been using the plugin with my panel successfully for a few weeks.  I do notice a few issues and I'm not certain if others are seeing the same:

Whenever I arm the panel the UI never shows the panel as armed. The locked icon doesn't change and the status always shows as "Not Ready" even though my panel indicates the alarm is armed and/or ready.

Otherwise, the plugin seems to work fine. This issue is a really hassle as I can't tell remotely if the alarm is armed.  Additionally, I want to create some scenes to do things like turn on the lights in an entryway if the alarm is armed and the door sensor trips.  That won't work without the armed status working correctly.  Right before I added the AD2USB to my panel I had smoke detectors enabled in the system.  The smoke detectors were already in the house in the existing system but they were not enabled for some reason.  My panel indicates that one of the sensors should be checked; however, the panel ready light still shows the panel is ready.

Any ideas?  I am runing the 2.45 version of the plugin.

Thanks!

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #468 on: July 13, 2012, 10:51:06 am »
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Whenever I arm the panel the UI never shows the panel as armed
Are you arming the panel from Vera?

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The locked icon doesn't change
With 2.45 - Always showing locked is a known bug.

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the status always shows as "Not Ready"
Do the zones change state as they are tripped/untripped?

Are you able to view the log files?
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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #469 on: July 13, 2012, 11:09:56 am »
@sabolcik

This could happen because the keypad address is not the correct one. How many partition do you have?

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #470 on: July 14, 2012, 10:56:19 am »
Hi I've been using this plugin for a while now without problems. However, I recently upgraded my firmware and had to reinstall the Alarm plugin. I'm trying to store my PIN so I don't have to type it in every time using Automator.  I changed the secure state to 1 from default of 0 and then type in the pin and hit store.  It works for a while but hen defaults back to no pin stored.

Am I doing this right? Whats the proper way to store pin so you never have to type it again. Before people get started I know this isn't the securest thing to do. But I had it working before and note sure if the more recent plugin is working or not.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #471 on: July 16, 2012, 06:53:47 am »
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SecureStore must be 0 for PIN code storing to work.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #472 on: July 17, 2012, 10:10:15 pm »
@sabolcik

This could happen because the keypad address is not the correct one. How many partition do you have?

I'm not sure about partitions.  The alarm guy said that there were 2 other keypad devices.  I have a hardwired keypad, plus another "virtual" (for lack of a better term) keypad that is used for the wireless sensor interface.  I believe the address is for the keypad is set correctly.

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Whenever I arm the panel the UI never shows the panel as armed
Are you arming the panel from Vera?

I am using the UI to arm and disarm the system

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The locked icon doesn't change
With 2.45 - Always showing locked is a known bug.

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the status always shows as "Not Ready"
Do the zones change state as they are tripped/untripped?

Yes.  For example if I put the system in "chime" mode the door sensors that I created with the cheat sheet will trip.

Are you able to view the log files?

Yes.  For example here is the log file when I attempt to arm the system to "stay" mode then disarm the system.  I set the pin code right before arming the system so I'm not sure why it says undefined.

08   07/17/12 21:07:44.066   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest device: 51 service: urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:AlarmPartition2 action: RequestArmMode <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:44.066   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument DeviceNum=51 <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:44.067   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument serviceId=urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:AlarmPartition2 <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:44.067   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument action=RequestArmMode <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:44.067   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument State=Stay <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:44.068   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument PINCode=undefined <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:44.068   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument rand=0.4155951489228755 <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:47.483   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest device: 51 service: urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:AlarmPartition2 action: RequestArmMode <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:47.483   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument DeviceNum=51 <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:47.484   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument serviceId=urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:AlarmPartition2 <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:47.484   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument action=RequestArmMode <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:47.484   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument State=Disarmed <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:47.484   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument PINCode=undefined <0x2dd01680>
08   07/17/12 21:07:47.484   JobHandler_LuaUPnP::HandleActionRequest argument rand=0.9335246295668185 <0x2dd01680>

Any ideas?

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #473 on: July 18, 2012, 07:00:21 am »
@sabolcik

Can you post here an incoming message from the AD2USB?

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #474 on: July 18, 2012, 09:04:27 am »
@sabolcik

Can you post here an incoming message from the AD2USB?

Do you mean, for example, using putty to see the raw stream from the ad2usb?  Yes I can do that this evening.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #475 on: July 18, 2012, 09:52:37 am »
You can also get the incoming messages from the LuaUPnP.log if you enable verbose logging. Look for lines starting with 52.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #476 on: July 19, 2012, 10:38:23 pm »
You can also get the incoming messages from the LuaUPnP.log if you enable verbose logging. Look for lines starting with 52.

Enabled verbose logging and got the following messages from the security panel.  Any ideas?

52   07/19/12 21:23:53.561   0x5b 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x31 0x30 0x2d 0x2d 0x2d 0x2d 0x5d 0x2c 0x30 0x30 0x39 0x2c 0x5b 0x66 0x37 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x66 0x66 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x39 0x30 0x30 0x33 0x32 0x30 0x38 0x30 0x32 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x5d 0x2c 0x22 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x44 0x49 0x53 0x41 0x52 0x4d 0x45 0x44 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x46 0x49 0x52 0x45 0x20 0x54 0x52 0x4f 0x55 0x42 0x4c 0x45 0x20 0x20 0x30 0x39 0x22 ([1000000100000110----],009,[f70000ff1009003208020000000000],"****DISARMED****FIRE TROUBLE  09") <0x2dc83680>
52   07/19/12 21:24:01.451   0x5b 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x31 0x30 0x2d 0x2d 0x2d 0x2d 0x5d 0x2c 0x30 0x30 0x39 0x2c 0x5b 0x66 0x37 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x66 0x66 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x39 0x30 0x30 0x33 0x32 0x30 0x38 0x30 0x32 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x5d 0x2c 0x22 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x44 0x49 0x53 0x41 0x52 0x4d 0x45 0x44 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x46 0x49 0x52 0x45 0x20 0x54 0x52 0x4f 0x55 0x42 0x4c 0x45 0x20 0x20 0x30 0x39 0x22 ([1000000100000110----],009,[f70000ff1009003208020000000000],"****DISARMED****FIRE TROUBLE  09") <0x2dc83680>
52   07/19/12 21:25:21.081   0x5b 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x31 0x30 0x33 0x30 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x31 0x30 0x2d 0x2d 0x2d 0x2d 0x5d 0x2c 0x30 0x30 0x39 0x2c 0x5b 0x66 0x37 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x66 0x66 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x39 0x30 0x33 0x61 0x32 0x30 0x38 0x30 0x32 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x5d 0x2c 0x22 0x41 0x52 0x4d 0x45 0x44 0x20 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x53 0x54 0x41 0x59 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x46 0x49 0x52 0x45 0x20 0x54 0x52 0x4f 0x55 0x42 0x4c 0x45 0x20 0x20 0x30 0x39 0x22 ([0011030100000110----],009,[f70000ff100903a208020000000000],"ARMED ***STAY***FIRE TROUBLE  09") <0x2dc83680>
52   07/19/12 21:25:24.951   0x5b 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x31 0x31 0x30 0x2d 0x2d 0x2d 0x2d 0x5d 0x2c 0x30 0x30 0x39 0x2c 0x5b 0x66 0x37 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x66 0x66 0x31 0x30 0x30 0x39 0x30 0x30 0x61 0x32 0x30 0x38 0x30 0x32 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x30 0x5d 0x2c 0x22 0x41 0x52 0x4d 0x45 0x44 0x20 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x53 0x54 0x41 0x59 0x2a 0x2a 0x2a 0x46 0x49 0x52 0x45 0x20 0x54 0x52 0x4f 0x55 0x42 0x4c 0x45 0x20 0x20 0x30 0x39 0x22 ([0011000100000110----],009,[f70000ff100900a208020000000000],"ARMED ***STAY***FIRE TROUBLE  09") <0x2dc83680>

As I mentioned earlier Zone 9 reports an error on my display panel but the light on the hardwired display reports the system as READY even with that Zone 9 Error while the plugin UI always shows "NOT READY".

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #477 on: July 20, 2012, 06:38:37 am »
First, the panel sends messages to devices on address 16 to 23, which means that you have 8 keypads(?).
Secondly, if the plugin detects an alarm, it doesn't update the partition status variable, so whatever the last state it was in, this is what will be shown on the dashboard. So this is a plugin limitation, which will be fixed in the next plugin version, whenever it may be.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #478 on: July 20, 2012, 10:17:17 am »
First, the panel sends messages to devices on address 16 to 23, which means that you have 8 keypads(?).
Secondly, if the plugin detects an alarm, it doesn't update the partition status variable, so whatever the last state it was in, this is what will be shown on the dashboard. So this is a plugin limitation, which will be fixed in the next plugin version, whenever it may be.

OK - thanks. That's what I suspected was that the fault on the fire alarm was causing the plugin issues.  The panels 16-23 being enabled is because my installed enabled all the panels on the controller while we were debugging the AD2USB.  So if I clear the fire fault on that particular zone I believe that will fix the issue using the existing version of the plugin.  Do you agree?

Thanks for the support.

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Re: Honeywell Ademco Vista Alarm Panels Plugin via AD2USB
« Reply #479 on: July 20, 2012, 11:48:35 am »
Do you agree?

Yes, as long as the panel doesn't report any alarm or fire trouble, it should update correctly.