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Blaze85

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Macro Help
« on: August 10, 2011, 03:18:24 PM »

I am very new at this. Just got my system the other day (Active Home Pro). All i am looking to do is to email me when my alarm is going off. I am sure this is very simple but I am having a hell of a time. I have a simple macro setup to email me and it is working, but i don't know how to know when the alarm is going off. Can't seem to find that in the Active Home Macro options anywhere. Can anyone give me a bit of help?

Thanks,

Brian
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Brian H

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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 03:30:40 PM »

Is the alarm an X10 model?
Do you have any of the other plug ins. Like the On Alert?
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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 03:39:21 PM »

Yes it is an x10 alarm system Model: SC1200, it is the 19 piece SecuryLINK system.

I have purchased the following addons:

OnAlert
Smart Macros
OnAlertMobile
ActivePhone Pro
ActiveHome Pro
MyHouseOnline

Does that help?
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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 02:43:59 PM »

I ended up buying Smart Marcos but still am having trouble figuring this out. Can anyone help?
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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 10:00:01 PM »

Plug-ins like Smart Macros are installed into AHP.  Same with OnAlert, Smart Macros,OnAlertMobile and ActivePhone Pro.
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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 09:51:24 AM »

Plug-ins like Smart Macros are installed into AHP.  Same with OnAlert, Smart Macros,OnAlertMobile and ActivePhone Pro.

I Understand this. But that doesn't help me with what I am trying to do. Now that I have Smart Macros, can anyone help me figure out a way to know when the alarm system is going off?
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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 10:07:39 AM »

The SC1200 only sends an On and Off cycle to the two Security Addresses. It sends no special security command to indicate alarm triggered.
You maybe able to trigger from one of the addresses being cycled.
Problem is not triggering when the On Off cycled security lights flash. To verify Arming Complete.

I have not tried it but I believe On Alert allows AHP to see the console being armed by a remote. That maybe useful in a smart macro.
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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 11:01:19 AM »

The SC1200 only sends an On and Off cycle to the two Security Addresses. It sends no special security command to indicate alarm triggered.
You maybe able to trigger from one of the addresses being cycled.
Problem is not triggering when the On Off cycled security lights flash. To verify Arming Complete.

I have not tried it but I believe On Alert allows AHP to see the console being armed by a remote. That maybe useful in a smart macro.


So in Smart Macros, there is a condition called Security Armed State and the options are

1) If The Armed State is Armed Home
2) If The Armed State is Armed Away
3) If The Armed State is Disarmed.

What does this do if it can't tell if the alarm is going off? If I write a simple macro to email when the Armed State is Armed Home, it does nothing when I arm the system.
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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 11:09:18 AM »

Just a thought.
How about If the Armed State is Armed Away. Then allow the on off cycle of one of the security light codes. To trigger an event.
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Re: Macro Help
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 12:15:02 PM »

Just a thought.
How about If the Armed State is Armed Away. Then allow the on off cycle of one of the security light codes. To trigger an event.


Once again, I am not sure how exactly I got this working, but I did. I ended up changing the macro to say,

Trigger - Zone 1 - Delayed Sensor Triggered
If Armed Home
Or Armed Away
Then Send Email

That ended up working. After that, I switched it back to just

Trigger - Zone 1 - Delayed Sensor Triggered
If Armed Home
Then Send Email

Which is how it was before, and it still works. Strange, but working. Thanks for the help.
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