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Texecom Premier Elite 48 - Set via an input?

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by paulrockliffe, 6 Sep 2019.

  1. paulrockliffe

    paulrockliffe

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    Daft question; I have a Tado central heating system and a Robot Vacuum cleaner. I can use some home automation services to set the Vacuum running if the heating goes into Away Mode on weekdays between 6am and 10am. Ie if we're all out at work, run the vacuum. I can also use the same trigger to control a relay.

    Can I use the relay with an input on the alarm to trigger a set?

    If so, can I program a partial set, and run a timer for 2 hours, with the timer then triggering a full set?

    That would let me auto-set the alarm and allow the vacuum to run without triggering the alarm. Not sure I want to do this, but interested in whether it's possible.

    Thanks
     
  2. secureiam

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    Yes there are zone types like latch key that would allow the panel to set from a relay.

    It may also be possible to look at the Texecom forum and the integrations some have managed, to help you on your quest.
     
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    Thanks, that's really helpful. I think I need to get my head around how Zones work as in my mind they're physical areas of a building that have something in common, which doesn't really match what you describe.
     
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    No worries.

    A zone wrt to an alarm panel performs a specific function, and is an input.

    A PIR or Door contact or other detection devices output their signal into a zone.

    You replace a detection device with a relay and the relay is the output into the zone input.

    So you need to look at zone types that can arm the panel like Latch key.
     
  5. paulrockliffe

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    Right, see that makes a lot more sense than Texecom's instructions! Cheers
     
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