Alarm LCD Line 1 only shows time/date...

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Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:03 pm
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Alarm LCD Line 1 only shows time/date...

Hello all,
I am installing a new DSC 1864 (fw 4.6) with an EnvisaLink 3 on Indigo 6.1.0. I am integrating the DSC alarm plugin, and it works like a charm, with the only issue being that the 'LCD Line 1' and 'LCD Line 2' always show the Date & Time. They never update to show 'Exit Delay In Progress', 'Entry Delay in Progress', Faults, or any other message.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Right now it's just a clock display.

Any ideas gladly accepted - russg

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Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:21 pm
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Re: Alarm LCD Line 1 only shows time/date...

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Right now it's just a clock display.

When you use the EnvisaLink, the actual LED lines are not sent for the plugin to update; I had thought they would too at first, but found the answer here on this forum in other post(s). I re-thought my control pages after that and went to more status updates (you can use the other various states to get all of the same information) such as buttons/lights that turn on or off on the page for "Ready", "Armed", etc.

Adam

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Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:42 am
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Re: Alarm LCD Line 1 only shows time/date...

Yeah, if you want the actual keypad status you'd need to get an IT-100 serial adapter.. Essentially it's the internal components of a keypad that connects to your Mac via rs233


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Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:23 pm
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Also, it looks like the displayed time is often lagging behind the keypad time and does apparently not constantly getting updated.

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Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:13 pm
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Re: Alarm LCD Line 1 only shows time/date...

It should always be up to date (although there's a keybus bug that seems to delay the recorded time by 60 seconds)

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Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:38 pm
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I see up to 4 minute difference between system time and keypad. This is on a DSC panel. I think I will just use a time variable updated by Indigo instead.

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:35 am
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Re: Alarm LCD Line 1 only shows time/date...

The Envisalink devices only send a date / time broadcast every 4 minutes.

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:45 am
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Nice to see you back travis! We were worried you'd went awol on us!

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:14 am
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Ha, thanks! Having two kids definitely cut into the free time I once had but I'm still around. :D

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:36 am
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Well just remember your babies here too ;)

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