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[RELEASE] Visonic Powermax Alarm

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(Ariel G) #469

Believe I found the right place to plug in this board being the PC/IP port (based on other photos here and the web) and after plugging it all, at least the main system still behaves correctly and isn’t burnt which is a good start :slight_smile:

Looking at the Wemos webpage, the status shows the status of the alarm correctly, but I am unable to arm/disarm and no zone names are showing. The zone function just shows 32 generic zones…

Will try tomorrow some more, if you have a tip till then that would be great!

(cjcharles) #470

I would suggest upgrading the firmware from my GitHub and then checking if you have any settings configured which stop the Wemos enrolling on the settings page.

You might have a really old panel that doesn’t enroll, this has a small reduction in features but pretty minor. Perhaps start by changing the PIN to be one of your user pins, that might unlock most features successfully. Alternatively check in the Powermax menus to see if there is an option to enroll a Powerlink module?

(Ariel G) #471

ok, I upgraded the wimo to the latest firmware, and I tried pretty much everything - reset the wemo’s a good number of times, changed pins in the settings to both user and admin, unfortunately I can’t get the board to sync .
There are no zones detected. I can arm, but not disarm.

this is what I see in status:
{“stat”:0,
“stat_str”:“Disarmed”,
“lastCom”:468,
“panelType”:-1,
“panelTypeStr”:“16”,
“panelModelType”:0,
“alarmState”:0,
“alarmStateStr”:“None”,
“alarmTrippedZones”:,
“flags”:5,
“flags_ready”:true,
“flags_alertInMemory”:false,
“flags_trouble”:true,
“flags_bypasOn”:false,
“flags_last10sec”:false,
“flags_zoneEvent”:false,
“flags_armDisarmEvent”:false,
“flags_alarmEvent”:false,
“enroled_zones”:}

There are no zones detected. I can arm, but not disarm.
Note in one of my attempts I managed to get the boards to sync and I saw the zones and much more info… but I don’t know if I did anything special and haven’t been able to succeed in this since.

I don’t have a powerlink option in my administrator options, the installer manual states the board is supposed to try to sync when you exit administrator mode, but unfortunately this didn’t work either.

Any other suggestions?

(cjcharles) #472

How long are you leaving it when testing? If you got it to show full info once then unless it crashed for some strange reason it should have been fine to leave it in that mode.
If you did get it to pull full enrolling info then I suggest putting it back to defaults and it should be best placed to enroll. The only time you could change settings is when your panel doesn’t support enrolling a Powerlink2

(Ariel G) #473

FYI for everyone else here with an old powermax pro (mine is an old panel from Israel, with no powerlink sync option in the installer mode) -
Charles uploaded a new firmware a few hours ago, and at least for me it immediately solved all problems - the Wemo synced after 15 seconds of flashing the new version (with the Adruino) - I didn’t need to change any configurations - pin stayed the default which is neither my user or installer pin.
All working great now (thus far :wink:
Thanks a bunch cjcharles for your support!

(Ariel G) #474

A few additional questions:

  1. Any way to integrate the arming into SHM?
  2. How can one rename the zones in the Visonic device tiles? Even if I rename the individual devices from the “things” page, I still see the old names in the alarm zone tiles…
(cjcharles) #475

Yes, for everybody else struggling to get enrolled, Ive added an extra pause during the process which seems to massively improve enrolling for older panels. I expect this should mean that virtually all panels should now enrol automatically, and a minimal number will need to update the PIN.

(Ariel G) #476

Hey cjcharles,

Is there supposed to be any notification from smartthings (or can it set up to do so) when an alarm triggers?

Today incidentally the alarm triggered and I didn’t see any alert / notification in the app.
In addition, the wemo seemed to be in a state where it wasn’t possible to disable the alarm. When I got home (after disabling physically the alarm), the status of the wemos showed the following:

{
“stat”:5,
“stat_str”:“Armed Away”,
“lastCom”:19742,
“panelType”:4,
“panelTypeStr”:“PowerMax Pro Part”,
“panelModelType”:51,
“alarmState”:1,
“alarmStateStr”:“Interior Alarm”,
“alarmTrippedZones”:[
0,
1,
2,
3,
4,
5,
6,
7,
8
],
“config”:{
“installer_pin”:“8888”,
“masterinstaller_pin”:"----" (scratched off),
“powerlink_pin”:“3622”,
“user_pins”:[
“----” (scratched off)
],
“telephone_numbers”:[
“455441”,
“25951973”
],
“serial_number”:“0217322971”,
“eprom”:“J-701461 C13.808”,
“software”:“JS702070 C13.808”,
“partitionCnt”:1
},
“flags”:35,
“flags_ready”:true,
“flags_alertInMemory”:true,
“flags_trouble”:false,
“flags_bypasOn”:false,
“flags_last10sec”:false,
“flags_zoneEvent”:true,
“flags_armDisarmEvent”:false,
“flags_alarmEvent”:false,
“enroled_zones”:[
{
“zoneName”:" ����� ���",
“zoneType”:4,
“zoneTypeStr”:“Delay 1”,
“sensorId”:149,
“sensorType”:“Magnet”,
“sensorMake”:“Visonic Door/Window Contact”,
“signalStrength”:0,
“lastEvent”:4,
“lastEventAge”:28967,
“stat_doorOpen”:false,
“stat_bypased”:false,
“stat_lowBattery”:false,
“stat_active”:true,
“stat_tamper”:false
},
{
“zoneName”:" ���� ���",
“zoneType”:8,
“zoneTypeStr”:“Perimeter-Follow”,
“sensorId”:227,
“sensorType”:“Motion”,
“sensorMake”:“Visonic PIR”,
“signalStrength”:0,
“lastEvent”:5,
“lastEventAge”:29567,
“stat_doorOpen”:false,
“stat_bypased”:false,
“stat_lowBattery”:false,
“stat_active”:true,
“stat_tamper”:false
},
{
“zoneName”:" ����",
“zoneType”:8,
“zoneTypeStr”:“Perimeter-Follow”,
“sensorId”:227,
“sensorType”:“Motion”,
“sensorMake”:“Visonic PIR”,
“signalStrength”:0,
“lastEvent”:5,
“lastEventAge”:29560,
“stat_doorOpen”:false,
“stat_bypased”:false,
“stat_lowBattery”:false,
“stat_active”:true,
“stat_tamper”:false
},
{
“zoneName”:" ����",
“zoneType”:7,
“zoneTypeStr”:“Perimeter”,
“sensorId”:227,
“sensorType”:“Motion”,
“sensorMake”:“Visonic PIR”,
“signalStrength”:0,
“stat_doorOpen”:false,
“stat_bypased”:false,
“stat_lowBattery”:false,
“stat_active”:true,
“stat_tamper”:false
},
{
“zoneName”:" ������",
“zoneType”:12,
“zoneTypeStr”:“Interior”,
“sensorId”:227,
“sensorType”:“Motion”,
“sensorMake”:“Visonic PIR”,
“signalStrength”:0,
“lastEvent”:5,
“lastEventAge”:19811,
“stat_doorOpen”:false,
“stat_bypased”:false,
“stat_lowBattery”:false,
“stat_active”:true,
“stat_tamper”:false
},
{
“zoneName”:“Custom 2”,
“zoneType”:12,
“zoneTypeStr”:“Interior”,
“sensorId”:227,
“sensorType”:“Motion”,
“sensorMake”:“Visonic PIR”,
“signalStrength”:0,
“lastEvent”:5,
“lastEventAge”:29246,
“stat_doorOpen”:false,
“stat_bypased”:false,
“stat_lowBattery”:false,
“stat_active”:true,
“stat_tamper”:false
},
{
“zoneName”:" ����",
“zoneType”:7,
“zoneTypeStr”:“Perimeter”,
“sensorId”:228,
“sensorType”:“Motion”,
“sensorMake”:“Visonic PIR”,
“signalStrength”:0,
“lastEvent”:5,
“lastEventAge”:29419,
“stat_doorOpen”:false,
“stat_bypased”:false,
“stat_lowBattery”:false,
“stat_active”:true,
“stat_tamper”:false
}
]
}

The wemos could communicate with the alarm correctly (clicking on arm did nothing at this point) and it only worked after resetting it…