Apologies for yet another thread on this topic. Is there a central guide or a single thread I should read for integration with Envisalink 4.
I’ve followed some older threads and have installed the alarmserver code, but it specifically states that it’s compatible only with 2DS/3, even when the code came out of a thread talking about v4.
I believe its the same process for envisalink 4. I was reading up online yesterday about 3 vs 4 and there is not much difference from a hardware side… a little bit on the functionality side. Here was a discussion about it:
You have two options for intergration with Envisalink:
alarmserver version- has been around for a while and a lot of folks have had success but set up is technical
Starting a new thread for the DSC alarm stuff in particular anything related to the current DSC Smartapp and the AlarmServer software that runs it behind the scenes.
Current status is: Full support for zone and partition status(s)
Current setup difficulty: medium to difficult depending on your knowledge of Python and computers
DSC or Ademco/Vista alarm panel
Envisalink 2 or 3 connected to your panel
A server or computer to run the Python code on 24/7
Some technical skills
Smartthings IDE/Developer account (free to anyone)
Upcoming features include:
Automatic creation of zones and partition devices.
Easier setup (where possible)
Code and documentation locations:
Smartthings App and custom Device types (along with setup info) can be found here
node proxy version - just showed up recently and seems easier although i have not had change to complete it yet
While there are a bunch of integration options for the DSC / Honeywell / Ademco alarm panels, none quite fit my needs: keep traffic on my local LAN, offer async updates and are easy to install and configure. At the risk of offering yet another Envisalink integration option, set out to solve this and hopefully help others. Obviously leveraged much of the good work from kholloway, MattTW and oehokie.
Provides integration support for a Honeywell / Ademco Vista 20p alarm panel, connected to an Envisalink 3/4 module over local LAN (or AlarmDecoder AD2USB), supports automatic zone discovery, asynchronous status updates with support for the following zones and actions;
Door, Window Contact