Do you have a DSC security system that you would like to integrated with SmartThings locally using the new hub Edge platform? I’ve developed a new Edge driver that is ready for initial user testing.
Required: Envisalink 3 or 4 (see EnvisaLink™ EVL-4EZR For DSC & Honeywell Systems)
Envisalink is an interface board that links your DSC security system to your local LAN, giving you control and visibility to your system via the local network.
Today, there are many users with this setup but it requires a secondary computer like a Raspberry Pi with alarmserver software to provide this capability. The software interfaces with SmartThings via the cloud.
With this new Edge driver, your setup is greatly simplified - no additional computer, software, or configurations to maintain, and no SmartApp required. Just use a simple http link to install the driver to your hub, use the SmartThings mobile app to define your zones and Envisalink LAN address, and you’re off and running with complete visibility and control of your security system from anywhere.
Right now, I’m looking for some early testers of this driver. Ideal candidates:
- Already have an operational integration based on older solutions (alarmserver, etc.)
- Have no more than one partition and 12 or fewer zones*
- Have, or are willing to install, the SmartThings CLI (will be needed for debugging issues)**
* These are limitations of the current driver, but can be expanded based on community requirements.
** The driver can be installed without CLI but I won’t be able to help diagnose any issues you might find. Once the code is proven and hardened, CLI will no longer be necessary
Caveat: Edge is currently a beta platform, so consider this driver as beta as well!
Honeywell Systems: unfortunately support for Honeywell systems will require significant changes to this driver; status is TBD
If you would like to volunteer to try this out, please DM me and I will provide a channel invite link.
Feel free to post any questions or comments here.