GE, Networx, Interlogix Caddx NX8 security System Integration?


(Chris Bunting) #102

Can you send me the info on the board for the nx-8e? I’d like to get one for an integration but can’t send you a PM

thanks!


(Reid) #103

@LeeFL I am a DIY’er and I find your setup very intriguing.
I have been trying to setup a Wemos D1 to connect to my NX-8E via the serial port but I have not been very successful. I would be very appreciative it you might share some of the basic part of your code to get me started in the right direction.
I too, like @cbunting, am new to this forum and I am not sure I can send IM messages yet.
thank you for any help you can provide.

Thanks,
Reid


(Reid) #104

I was also wondering, you state in you instructions that there are ‘electronics’ in the serial cable connecting the D1 to the rs-232, can you tell me what these electronics do exactly? I have not seen anything like that on any other setup.
Thanks,
Reid


#105

Replying via PM


#106

Hi LeeFL,

I cannot PM since I’m new to this board. I’m interested in buying your package. I do have a couple questions but I don’t want to clutter the main thread. Could you PM be when you get a chance? Thanks!


(Casey) #107

@LeeFL Hi. I bookmarked this page back the first part of 2018. Just revisited it, glad to see it’s still active. I’m ready to order your kit, but like others I can’t initiate PM. FYI. Bought my house in 2003 has a NX-8 installed with mostly wireless zones. The primary reason I want to use the existing sensors vs. installing a bunch of z-wave ones is longevity. The batteries in the alarm system sensors last 5-10 years between replacement. All the reading I’ve done on z-wave is battery changing every few months. The secondary reason is I’m cheap. If I already have a dozen sensors installed and working, why not use 'em. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it as they say.

I’ve been using it since 2003 as a local only alarm configuration. The original alarm monitoring company has long since gone out of business. Finally took the time this weekend to brute force the programming code. Now that I have it, I’m ready to tie it to my SmartThings! Looking forward to your response.


#112

I’ve finally got around to updating the install doc properly for the v2 hardware.
The updated installation instructions can be found here:

Only the hardware install steps have been updated at this point.