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Old May 7th, 2017, 02:30 AM
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Formatting issue is confirmed as fixed

Thanks for the fast turn around
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Old May 7th, 2017, 11:05 AM
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Thank you for working on this. Yes it is mainly HStouch that I use not necessarily the web interface. I really use HStouch as an alarm panel replacement so having it match the panel as close as possible is highly desired.
Could you post a screenshot of your HSTouch Keypad?
I have been meaning to do this but never got to it.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 05:06 AM
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I can confirm the behavior reported by @aaron. Observed when setting up my system a year ago; never got around to reporting it.

Field *197 enables the countdown display. When this field is 0, the countdown isn't displayed and the System Status and Partition 1 Status devices change immediately upon arming (start of countdown). But when *197 is 1, for modes Armed-Stay, Night-Stay and Armed-Instant, both devices display "Disarmed-Ready" until the countdown expires. For Armed-Away and Armed-Maximum, the devices change state at the start of the countdown, just like when the field is zero.

I'd wager that you'll see the same if you set your *197 to 1...
Haha! You are correct! I disabled field *197 and it works like I said I preferred. So now homeseer does change the status as soon as I arm in stay/instant mode! Thank you for this!

But, I still feel this is a bug. Why should we have to disable the countdown for this feature to work? And why does it ONLY effect stay/instant modes? Why does away work regardless?
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Old December 7th, 2017, 01:10 AM
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VISTA Alarm BETA 3.0.0.37 download fails 404

I attempted to install the BETA version from the Beta section via the HS3 Interfaces and Add Ons plugin update web page.

Several attempts failed.

Is there a problem with the download site, or is there another location where this version can be downloaded from?

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Dec-06 11:52:18 PM Updater Error saving the downloaded file: error

Dec-06 11:52:18 PM Updater Error downloading package HSPI_VistaAlarm.exe:The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

Dec-06 11:52:17 PM Updater Downloading update: Vista Alarm

Dec-06 11:52:17 PM Updater Starting download of updates
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Old December 7th, 2017, 06:19 AM
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I attempted to install the BETA version from the Beta section via the HS3 Interfaces and Add Ons plugin update web page.

Several attempts failed.

Is there a problem with the download site, or is there another location where this version can be downloaded from?

Thanks!



Dec-06 11:52:18 PM Updater Error saving the downloaded file: error

Dec-06 11:52:18 PM Updater Error downloading package HSPI_VistaAlarm.exe:The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

Dec-06 11:52:17 PM Updater Downloading update: Vista Alarm

Dec-06 11:52:17 PM Updater Starting download of updates
please try again via the updater. the download file was missing
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Old December 7th, 2017, 02:31 PM
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please try again via the updater. i download file was missing
Thank you! Downloaded and installed fine. Now on to configure it!
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Old March 22nd, 2018, 12:51 PM
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Hi,

Trying to update the previous beta I have but do not see Vista Alarm in the list of beta plugins in HS3. I did update the several times but it does not show up. Is there alternative download link?

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Old May 2nd, 2018, 05:07 AM
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I can confirm the behavior reported by @aaron. Observed when setting up my system a year ago; never got around to reporting it.

Field *197 enables the countdown display. When this field is 0, the countdown isn't displayed and the System Status and Partition 1 Status devices change immediately upon arming (start of countdown). But when *197 is 1, for modes Armed-Stay, Night-Stay and Armed-Instant, both devices display "Disarmed-Ready" until the countdown expires. For Armed-Away and Armed-Maximum, the devices change state at the start of the countdown, just like when the field is zero.

I'd wager that you'll see the same if you set your *197 to 1...
Thanks zwolfpack. I can also confirm settings option 197 to 0 fixes the issue.

mnsandler: any chance we can get this fixed?
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 06:24 AM
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Thanks zwolfpack. I can also confirm settings option 197 to 0 fixes the issue.

mnsandler: any chance we can get this fixed?
i don't understand what you are requesting. the plugin doesn't do any programming on the panel
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 01:05 PM
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There is a small inconsistency in how the plugin handles state change of the status devices when the countdown is enabled (*197 set to 1).

With countdown enabled,
  • When arming to states Armed-Stay, Night-Stay, Armed-Instant, the devices display "Disarmed-Ready" while counting down and switch to the requested armed state when the countdown expires.
  • When arming to states Armed-Away and Armed-Maximum,the devices change state to the requested armed state immediately upon arming, thus they display the armed state during the countdown.
With countdown disabled, the devices change state to the requested armed state immediately upon arming for all modes.

As I'm typically not paying attention to the devices during the countdown (and only use the Armed-Away mode anyhow), it doesn't bother me...
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Old May 2nd, 2018, 01:42 PM
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There is a small inconsistency in how the plugin handles state change of the status devices when the countdown is enabled (*197 set to 1).

With countdown enabled,
  • When arming to states Armed-Stay, Night-Stay, Armed-Instant, the devices display "Disarmed-Ready" while counting down and switch to the requested armed state when the countdown expires.
  • When arming to states Armed-Away and Armed-Maximum,the devices change state to the requested armed state immediately upon arming, thus they display the armed state during the countdown.
With countdown disabled, the devices change state to the requested armed state immediately upon arming for all modes.

As I'm typically not paying attention to the devices during the countdown (and only use the Armed-Away mode anyhow), it doesn't bother me...
OK. i'll check this out
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 09:46 AM
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@zwolfpack, @aaron

right now, the plugin just responds to several bits regardless of the countdown. so the plugin is acting consistently for any arm state based on the ad2usb messages. Again, regardless of the panel settings.

i think i can hold the alarm arm status change until the countdown value is 0 but i need to check the various use cases on my 20p, and even the 20se i have.

i don't want to break functionality that has been around for a while.

if you guys can provide any debug logging that shows the ad2usb messages for the transition from the last countdown to an arm state, i would appreciate it. i would need to know your panel model, and the state of *197
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Old May 6th, 2018, 04:44 PM
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Here are ad2usb PuTTY captures for disarmed => armed-stay and disarmed => armed-away

Panel is Vista-21iP
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HomeSeer Version: HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard - Work Station
3.0.0.34: Vista Alarm

Noted that the panel is silent during the armed-stay countdown. For armed-away, it beeps once/second during countdown.
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File Type: txt armed-stay.txt (6.8 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt armed-away.txt (6.7 KB, 4 views)
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Old May 6th, 2018, 05:52 PM
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Here are ad2usb PuTTY captures for disarmed => armed-stay and disarmed => armed-away

Panel is Vista-21iP
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HomeSeer Version: HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard - Work Station
3.0.0.34: Vista Alarm

Noted that the panel is silent during the armed-stay countdown. For armed-away, it beeps once/second during countdown.
thanks for the logs. very helpful.

when you activate arm-stay or arm-away isn't the system actually in an Arm mode even during the countdown? that is, if you open a window or non-exit/entry door during the countdown, wont the alarm sound?
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Old May 6th, 2018, 08:27 PM
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Thanks zwolfpack. I can also confirm settings option 197 to 0 fixes the issue.

mnsandler: any chance we can get this fixed?
i think i found the issue with arm-away and arm-max with the countdown

when do either of you have time to test?
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Old May 6th, 2018, 09:08 PM
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i think i found the issue with arm-away and arm-max with the countdown

when do either of you have time to test?
I can test most evenings.

Let me know if you still want the results of opening a window during the countdown. Triggering the alarm requires a bit more planning (disconnecting the sounder) -- don't need to upset the cats!

Just to clarify - I believe the current behavior of armed-away & armed-max is the preferred behavior, see post #83. His issue was with armed-stay/instant not switching until after the countdown completed.
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Old May 6th, 2018, 10:04 PM
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I can test most evenings.

Let me know if you still want the results of opening a window during the countdown. Triggering the alarm requires a bit more planning (disconnecting the sounder) -- don't need to upset the cats!

Just to clarify - I believe the current behavior of armed-away & armed-max is the preferred behavior, see post #83. His issue was with armed-stay/instant not switching until after the countdown completed.
ok. i think i got it now; having the plugin update immediately (regardless of countdown) makes sense because it matches what is happening at the panel.

to confirm, if you can verify that the Armed led is lit on a panel even during a countdown, that will be good enough.

no need to test opening a window during countdown.

i'll post a beta update once i hear back
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Old May 7th, 2018, 12:43 AM
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to confirm, if you can verify that the Armed led is lit on a panel even during a countdown, that will be good enough.
Yes, the panel LEDs change from ready (green) to armed (red) immediately upon the arming action. So it's showing armed during the countdown. Verified this for away, stay, max, and instant modes.
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Old May 7th, 2018, 09:24 AM
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Yes, the panel LEDs change from ready (green) to armed (red) immediately upon the arming action. So it's showing armed during the countdown. Verified this for away, stay, max, and instant modes.
posted 3.0.0.38 in the beta section of the updater.
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Old May 8th, 2018, 01:28 AM
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posted 3.0.0.38 in the beta section of the updater.
Looks good!
Verified that the device now switches immediately upon arming for each mode (away, stay, max, instant).
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