ad2usb plugin discussion

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Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:06 pm
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Re: ad2usb plugin discussion

I did, thanks. I made my own buttons on a control page, and execute the built-in executables from there. That all works fine from my control; my issue is having lost the ser2sock interface for some reason. Anyway it works fine over USB, so no issue at this point.

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Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:21 pm
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Re: ad2usb plugin discussion

Sometimes my pi stops working and then Indigo just doesn't do the things I'm expecting it to do. Is there some way to check for connection errors between the indigo plugin and the pi, so I can get a notification of issues proactively?

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Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:02 am
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Re: ad2usb plugin discussion

mattyf wrote:
Sometimes my pi stops working and then Indigo just doesn't do the things I'm expecting it to do. Is there some way to check for connection errors between the indigo plugin and the pi, so I can get a notification of issues proactively?

You might...
  • Make sure the Pi is completely up-to-date on all the Linux libs
  • Setup a background task in Indigo to regularly ping the Pi -- if it is really non-responsive
  • If you have regular updates from your alarm system, setup a trigger for any change in the keypad and use the to update a time stamp in a variable. Then use another trigger to see if the variable gets too old
  • Replace the Pi

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Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:07 pm
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Re: ad2usb plugin discussion

I am getting a new error I have not seen before. Any suggestions?

AD2USB Alarm Interface Error Error on line 733
AD2USB Alarm Interface Error panelMsgRead: Error: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '0fc'

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Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:01 am
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Re: ad2usb plugin discussion

wideglidejrp wrote:
I am getting a new error I have not seen before. Any suggestions?

AD2USB Alarm Interface Error Error on line 733
AD2USB Alarm Interface Error panelMsgRead: Error: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '0fc'
Sorry for the delay, I was traveling for the past few weeks. It looks like a zoner name is being misinterpreted, but I really have no idea what is causing the issue you are experiencing. I'd just suggest that if you have changed anything at all in the past few weeks, that might be the cause.

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Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:18 pm
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Re: ad2usb plugin discussion

Search, but couldn't find the issue.

I am getting: "AD2USB Alarm Interface Error advancedReadZoneMessage: Unable to update state table for zone 04, address 18."

It happens with different zones.

Any ideas?

JP

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Tue May 26, 2020 9:12 pm
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Current status?

Hi all,

I am considering getting an AD2Pi and wonder if anyone can say whether the product is stable and solid? It's currently out of stock
http://www.alarmdecoder.com/catalog/pro ... ucts_id/39
but it seems to be the only way to get data from my honeywell vista alarm system into Indigo.

Is the plugin under active development (not a criticism, just want to know if the $200 hardware investment will work long-term)

Thanks!

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Wed May 27, 2020 10:12 am
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Re: Current status?

JonathanKing wrote:
...Is the plugin under active development (not a criticism, just want to know if the $200 hardware investment will work long-term)
Define active? It is a mature plugin in a mature niche. As long as the Honeywell protocol doesn't change, I can't really see much need for further development. But, should there be a need at some point, there would still be developed as required.

As far as the AD2* goes. If your budget can handle it, I highly recommend the AD2PI. You can stick it in the alarm cabined and be done. No USB cables to run.

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