[RELEASE] Honeywell / Ademco Vista 20P Integration

Nice. Looks really cool.

On a side note. Anyone have any help or ideas for my comment above to why my things (contacts and motion) are not showing open if my alarm is armed (to home or stay). I can’t figure out why it works when disarmed but not armed.

So @jmfrankie, your alarm isn’t activated when you open a contact under armed or stay ?

When my alarm is disarmed I can open doors and walk past motion sensors and see them opening in smartthings app as normal, but when I arm my alarm and do the same thing opening doors and walking past motion, nothing happens as I’m looking at my smartthings.

Weird… it doesn’t trigger the alarm either ?

My alarm system still triggers the alarm and I can arm and disarm from smartthings no problem. The alarm panel itself still functions normally, but just doesn’t show on smartthings app.

Both screenshots below are taken when I have my garage door open. One alarm on and one with alarm off.


Screenshot_20180321-120722

Is there any way to read the current alarm status? I’d like to be able to use the alarm keyfobs to arm the system and then the hub will put SHM into away mode when the status of the alarm changes to armed away. Same with change SHM to disarmed when disarming via the key fob. I’m trying to see if there is away to do it from CoRE.

Thanks in advance.

Update: I think I’ll go with the solution described below using relays as output devices which tie into zwave contact sensors that have an external input.

Update 2: I realized this morning that the SHM state is already mirroring my alarm system’s state. I armed stay the system on the keypad and SHM changed to Stay mode. Duh! It’s because of the node server synching it through.

Now I would like to figure out how to trigger a routine based on SHM state…

I have been using this method for 1.5 years. It works nearly flawlessly. Literally one time over the entire time I’ve been using it did I get it out of sync between the relay trips and the actual system condition.

I’d highly recommend it

Thanks for the feedback! That’s good to know that the relay method is reliable.

I’ve also only ever had one issue with it… And it was Spectrums fault. They took my modem/router without me being home. You MUST switch to new router while old one is still in place, or it’s a pain to get EnvisaLink back to factory to setup on new router. That’s only because it has a static IP, or at least it should be, and if new router is 192.168.1.?? and old one was like 192.168.0.?? Then you’re going to have to short out the board to get envisalink back lol

I set my router to give the EVL4 a static IP lease and kept the EVL4 itself configured for DHCP. I actually reserved an IP address for it on my router before plugging it in so that I’ll know what IP it was going to get. I heard about this particular issue on their forums.

By the way, using a web CoRE piston and 3 virtual switches, 1 routine (along with my already existing ones), and an additional trigger for my away/night/home routine I was able to accomplish what I wanted. My Ademco/Honeywell keyfob’s “away” button puts the alarm into away mode, which puts SHM into away mode. The CoRE piston monitors changes in the shm status variable and turns on the appropriate virtual switch (which would be triggered by relay in the other project). The away/night/home routines are activated when their appropriate virtual switches are turned on. The home routine is linked to the disarm function on the keyfob as well. The keyfob’s stay button arms the system in stay mode which just turns on the alarm in “instant stay” and nothing else, SHM status of course reflecting this mode as well.

I went a step further and used the SHM stay mode with a conditional so that if my house is in “night” mode (which is simply after the sun goes down) it goes into my “bedtime” mode which is the mode the turns off my lights and HVAC on my main floor (all bedrooms are upstairs) as well as locking doors. This bedtime routine runs on a schedule a bit past our bedtime in case we forget to run it manually.

The way I did this works for my particular needs although I probably could do it more elegantly. I didn’t want to buy any additional hardware. I am just happy to make this integration work. These forums are full of smart people so thank you all!

It’s nice that simply setting the alarm like we did before all this home automation, using our old school alarm keypad and keyfobs, now actually kicks off a lot of automation that I have complete control of. This helped with the WAF (wife approval factor).

Having a very similar issue George, ever get it resolved?

@evoryder… is STNP stopping, or is the EnvisaLink stopping? If its STNP, I had same issue and resolved with crontab AND forever mixed. Haven’t had an issue since. Reboots server on power outage, or mishap, every time. Prior to cron and Forever, it crapped out on me randomly. And was VERY irritating

I was able to get it fixed with Redloros help, but when I added some devices and the garage door trigger from the alarm I ended up breaking the forever again and wasnt able to figure it out. So I put the Pi on a battery backup, stared it manually and problem solved… I have no linux skills and Im glad the setup instrructions were good enough for me to follow and get working. The startup stuff was not as definitive and after a week of googling, breaking, and rebuilding it I gave up. Its all working and if it goes down ill just login and start it again manually and keep my sanity.

Is there any way to toggle the chime on/off via a separate virtual switch and have that virtual switch reflect the on/off status of the chime? I see that the chime command in the “honeywell partition” device handler:

 def chime() {
   parent.sendCommandPlugin('/chime');
 }

Thanks

Anyone unable to get into the Eyez-on app? Seems totally down.

I rarely use the app but I have it installed on my S8. Just tried to open it but all I get is the orange EyezOn logo. The website isn’t working either.

I just got my envisalink 4 about a month ago and ditched my monitoring contract and panel for my own panel to implement this integration. I got everything working the way I wanted with smartthings and the panel integrated pretty tightly. Hopefully it’s just a brief outage. I guess that with this integration since the traffic between the panel and smartthings is local it doesn’t matter much if the company goes under. Is that right? I use SHM, but the text alerts directly from eyezon are nice to have as a backup in case my linux machine isn’t working.

Eyez-On does appear to have a Twitter account, but hasn’t sent anything out since August.

https://twitter.com/eyez_on?lang=en

Appreciate you checking, I’m glad (or not, depending on how you look at it) that it is not isolated. I’ve had their product for many, many years and have never seen it go down like this…

I “tweeted” at them for a status (is that how you say it? Sorry but I rarely use Twitter). I also checked www.eyez-on.com on this site and it says it’s down.

https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/eyez-on.com

I am sure they are getting complaints through the company(s) they use for the monitoring, as those customers are probably complaining the app. doesn’t work…