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eiii

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PS561/powerhorn/alarm triggered
« on: July 14, 2008, 07:43:52 PM »

Hello,
I've just go some powerhorns for my PS561.  I'm trying to figure some things out.  From other threads I've learned:
PS561 alarm will go off for 4 minutes, after that lights will stay on, powerhorn and console alarm stop, and PS561 re-arms
If you hit "0" after being called, the console alarm will stop, but lights and powerhorns will go for total of 4 minutes, then alarm re-arms

Is that all correct?  Also, if I have activehome pro and all the add-ons and was on the internet when i got called, I could see what triggered the alarm, current status of the alarm, turn off lights, and even stop the powerhorns before the 4 minutes is up.  Is that all correct?  Could you even write a macro to turn powerhorns off after 2 minues instead of 4? 

Thanks! I would test some things out, but my neighbors are right on top of me and don't have the activehome software yet, but thinking about it!
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Re: PS561/powerhorn/alarm triggered
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 08:10:29 PM »

Hello,
I've just go some powerhorns for my PS561.  I'm trying to figure some things out.  From other threads I've learned:
PS561 alarm will go off for 4 minutes, after that lights will stay on, powerhorn and console alarm stop, and PS561 re-arms
If you hit "0" after being called, the console alarm will stop, but lights and powerhorns will go for total of 4 minutes, then alarm re-arms

Is that all correct?

You are correct.

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  Also, if I have activehome pro and all the add-ons and was on the internet when i got called, I could see what triggered the alarm, current status of the alarm, turn off lights, and even stop the powerhorns before the 4 minutes is up.  Is that all correct?  Could you even write a macro to turn powerhorns off after 2 minues instead of 4? 

Thanks! I would test some things out, but my neighbors are right on top of me and don't have the activehome software yet, but thinking about it!

You will not be able to stop the power horns. The PS561 puts out ALL Lights ON / All Units OFF continuously for the 4 minutes, and this keeps them going. Even if you could turn them off, they'd start up again. If you have AHP with OnAlert then you can tell what sensor caused the alarm to trigger. The MyHouse plug in will give you remote access to your home. Active Home Pro with the plug-ins will allow you to do a lot more with your security system (like turning the lights out after the 4 minutes and emailing your cell phone with the sensor the triggered the alarm).
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