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dtokez

I guess you are right Onions, the sparkfun module does look a lot more user friendly, especially for a semi-noob like myself  :smiley-roll-sweat: That's a good point about the Ethernet idea, I hadn't even considered that because I have not even got around to getting a phone line installed yet but that is certainly an option that I'm going to consider.

@Lurch, I know what you mean about the doorbell, I had an alarm on my old place and I fitted a door bell switch for a quick set when I went out the main door. I was thinking of something slightly different, though it might not work how I first thought. I also have one of these RFID proximity readers to fit http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Technical/DataSheets/Ade/TSSS01_Install.pdf they mention configuring the PTS input on the panel to accept a key switch input so I guess that would set the system? I wonder what protocol the 'comms' uses? Way out of my comprehension probably but it would be great to hack it to interface with an arduino lol.

That's what I thought, the factory units for telecomms are quite plus I would like the sense of achievement of doing things myself

Lurch


I was thinking of something slightly different, though it might not work how I first thought. I also have one of these RFID proximity readers to fit http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Technical/DataSheets/Ade/TSSS01_Install.pdf they mention configuring the PTS input on the panel to accept a key switch input so I guess that would set the system? I wonder what protocol the 'comms' uses? Way out of my comprehension probably but it would be great to hack it to interface with an arduino lol.


Yeah, very closed protocols for a reason there! As for the PTS connection to the Simple Set, as per instructions just an alternative way of doing it. Basically on most panels you can program a zone as keyswitch which just arms\disarms the system as the zone opens and closes. All the Simple Set does is opens and closes this zone. The comms line is just for the zone feedback and programming. You could use any RFID reader or anything connected to an Arduino to set and unset the system using the same principle.

dtokez

I'm pretty confused with the Simple Set reader to be honest. I have a Accenta G4 panel, but the instructions don't show the wiring to that panel only the G3, which I assume is an older system. I asked someone and they said don't use PTS for it because it communicates down the comms line - the same as the remote keypad. What do you think seems as you seem conversant with alarm systems?

Thanks, Dan

Lurch

The G4 is just a newer version of the G3, wiring should be the same.

Looking closer at the instructions the G3 uses the comms lines for set\unset and doesn't have the additional connection the the keyswitch zone\PTS circuit as the older panels do\did which I think is what the 'PTS uses the comms line" means. The ADE Simple Set will only work with the ADE panel (properly) but any RFID reader\proximity reader or any other set\unset device that can open\close a relay can set and unset the G4.

dtokez

Thanks for clearing that up  :)

It's a shame that it doesn't appear you can part set using a PTS input? Would be handy to be able to send a text to the GSM shield to part set your alarm if you get in bed and forget to set it  8)

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