OnAlert Product Manual

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OnAlert Product Manual

Introduction to the Home Security Plug-in

The OnAlert Plug-in for ActiveHome Pro allows the integration and monitoring of X10 Security Modules with your home automation configuration. You can now use your X10 Security Door & Window Sensors, or Security Motion Sensors to trigger ActiveHome Pro macros. You can also trigger macros and track the usage of your Security Remote controls. Couple this functionality with the Smart Macros plug-in and you’ve got the ability to build a robust, fully configurable Security Solution. This help file will show you how to install your X10 Security Modules with ActiveHome Pro and how to specify them as triggers for your macros.

Getting Started

Once you’ve installed and registered the OnAlert Plug-in for ActiveHome Pro, you’ll need to add your X10 Security Modules to your ActiveHome Pro configuration. In This Section:

  • Description of the new modules available in ActiveHome Pro
  • Installation of a Door Window Sensor – DS10A
  • Installation of a Infrared Motion Detector – MS10A
  • Installation of a Security Remote Control
  • Add Door / Window Sensors from the Security Pane
  • Using the ‘Add Module’ Dialog to add Security Modules
  • Installing a Security Module in ActiveHome Pro

Which Security Modules are Available

There are 5 new modules you can now monitor in ActiveHome Pro, 2 sensors and 3 remotes. These are:

  • DS10A – Door / Window Sensor
  • MS10A – Infra-Red Motion Sensor
  • SH624 – Security / Home Automation Remote Control
  • KR10A – Security Remote Control
  • HP564 – Heart Pendant Security Remote Control

Preparing the Hardware

This section reiterates the hardware installation instructions included with your X10 Security Module(s). You will need to configure these before using them with ActiveHome Pro regardless if you’re using a security console or not.

Installation of a Door Window Sensor - DS10A

  1. Wrap a rubber band around the magnet and switch on the Door/Window Sensor to prevent accidental installation, or at least make sure the door / window the sensor is installed in is closed.
  2. Install 2 AA Alkaline batteries in the sensor.
  3. Set your security console's slide switch to INSTALL (if you are using a security console).
  4. Press the 'TEST' button on the sensor. The light on the DS10A blinks twice. Press the 'TEST' button again, the light blinks once and the base console chimes, and the next zone indicator lights up.
  5. Set the security console's slide switch back to RUN1 or RUN2.

To reset the security code for a Door Window Sensor, remove the batteries from the sensor. Then press the 'TEST' button once. Follow the above steps to configure the sensor.

Installation of a Infrared Motion Detector - MS10A

  1. Install four AA alkaline batteries in the compartment on the front of the MS10A Motion Detector.
  2. Set your security console's slide switch to INSTALL (if you are using a security console).
  3. Press the 'TEST' button on the back of the Motion Detector. The light on the Motion Detector blinks, the Security Console chimes and the next zone indicator lights up.
  4. Set the security console's slide switch back to RUN1 or RUN2.

Installation of a Security Remote Control – SH624, KR10A, HP564

  1. Install batteries as needed
  2. Set your security console's slide switch to INSTALL (if you are using a security console).
  3. Press any button on the Remote. The light on the Remote blinks and the Security Console chimes.
  4. Set the security console's slide switch back to RUN1 or RUN2.

Adding Security Modules to ActiveHome Pro

Once your security hardware has been installed and setup, you need to tell ActiveHome Pro how to recognize it.

Add Sensors or Remotes from the Security Pane

Now that you have the Security Plug-in installed, you can open a new category in Modules listing of the Group Pane. Click on "Security" in the list and the list of security modules will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. There are several new modules in this list, the DS10A Door Sensor, the MS10A motion sensor and the Security Remote Controls.

To add a security module, find the picture of the one you want and drag it into the open room. Do this for each X10 Security Sensor you want to use with the Security Plug-in. When you drop one of the new Security sensors into a room, you are presented with a configuration dialog box. If you haven't setup your sensor yet, just hit the close button and come back to it later. You can configure your sensor anytime by selecting the 'Install' button on the room module next to the sensor.

Once your sensors have been added to the desired room(s), you can customize them. Click into the title bar to change the name of the sensor to something more descriptive.

Use the 'Add Module' Tool

Open the Edit Menu and choose "Add Module" to open the new module window. To add a Security module, select "Security" in the "Type of Module" drop-down menu. After that, select the type of sensor you want to add. The type of sensor determines what kind of interaction you have with the rest of the system. Finally, change the name of the module (at the top of the window) and click OK to add the new module. Installing a Security Sensor or Remote in ActiveHome Pro ActiveHome Pro needs to know the security code for each sensor and remote you want it to recognize. This step is similar to notifying a security console of a sensors existence.

Press the 'Install' button on the module you want to setup. NOTE: Modules that have not been installed properly have the text 'Install' printed over the picture of the sensor (see above).

Using a Security Module to Trigger a Macro

If you’ve registered your version of OnAlert and have added and installed at least one of the new security modules, the Macro Designer will provide some new functionality.

In the Trigger section, a new button appears labeled ‘Use Security’. This will allow you to use a security module for the macros trigger rather than the standard X10 Address. Note: this button only appears if you have installed one of the new security modules mentioned above. Pressing this button changes the trigger display to the following:

You now have two drop down controls you can use to specify the trigger event. The one on the left is a list of your installed security modules. Click on it to pick which module you wish to use as a trigger. The second drop down control lists the possible events the selected trigger module can send. Click on this to determine which command will trigger the macro. To switch back to a standard X10 Address for the trigger, press the ‘Use Address’ button.

A Word about Security Commands

A security console can be armed in one of two fashions; Instant or Delayed. A Door / Window sensor can operate in two fashions as well; Min and Max;

INSTANT Mode

Note: The Key Chain Remote always arms the system in the INSTANT mode.

  1. If using the Handheld Remote, set its Delay switch to MIN.
  2. Press ARM. The Console emits two tones and the ARMED indicator turns on. Open a door or window, the alarm instantly trips, the siren sounds, lights connected to Lamp Modules and Wall Switch Modules flash on and off, and the dialer dials out.
  3. Press DISARM to stop the siren. The lights remain on.
  4. Press LIGHT OFF on the remote control to turn off lights connected to modules which you set to the same House Code and Unit Code as the Console.
DELAY Mode
  1. Set the Delay switch on the Handheld Remote to MAX.
  2. Press ARM on the remote. Lamps connected to Modules set to the same House Code and Unit Code as the Console turn on. The console chimes for 1 minute while you leave the house. Then you hear a beep signifying that the system is armed, and the lamps(s) turn off.
  3. Open a door (that has its sensor set to MAX), the console gives a pre-alarm beep, and lamps connected to modules set to the same House Code and Unit Code as the Console turn on. After a delay of approximately 30 seconds the alarm sounds, Lamp and Wall Switch Modules flash, and the automatic dialer calls the first telephone number and plays back the recorded message.
  4. Press DISARM to stop the siren. The lights remain on.
ARM HOME/ARM AWAY

The Handheld Remote lets you arm the system with or without Motion Detectors armed. If you press ARM AWAY on the Handheld Remote, all Door/Window Sensors AND Motion Detectors will be armed. If you press ARM HOME on the Handheld Remote, ONLY Door/Window Sensors will be armed. Motion Detectors will NOT be armed. This lets you arm the system at night without accidentally tripping the system yourself when you move around the house. The MIN/MAX switch on the Handheld Remote lets you set it to arm the system with or without an exit/entry delay. When set to MIN everything in the system will arm and trip instantly. When set to MAX Motion Detectors and Door/Window Sensors will have a 1 minute exit and 30 sec. entry delay. How this Relates to ActiveHome Pro When selecting a Macro Trigger command from the drop down list you will see entries for both Instant and Delayed operation.

DS10A – Door / Window Sensor

For the DS10A your choices are:

  • Delayed Sensor Triggered – in this case, the Min – Max switch on the sensor must be set to ‘Max’ or the macro will never trigger.
  • Sensor Triggered – in this case, the Min – Max switch must be set to ‘Min’
  • Sensor Closed
SH624 – Security / Home Automation Remote Control

For the SH624 your choices correspond to the buttons on the remote and are:

  • Arm Delayed- the Min – Max switch on the remote must be set to ‘Max’
  • Arm Instant – the Min – Max switch on the remote must be set to ‘Min’
  • Home Arm Delayed – the Min – Max switch on the remote must be set to ‘Max’
  • Home Arm Instant – the Min – Max switch on the remote must be set to ‘Min’
  • Disarm
  • PANIC
  • Security Light On
  • Security Light Off

System Armed Status

ActiveHome Pro can monitor your Security Systems Armed status or provide a virtual armed status if you don’t have a Security Console installed. The armed status is displayed in the status bar.

To enable this functionality, you must select the “Is this module installed in a Security Console?” check box when installing the remote.

New Macro Commands

If you have installed either a SH624 – Security / Home Automation Remote Control or a KR10A – Security Remote Control, you can create a macro to Arm your Security Console or your virtual armed status.

In the Macro Designer, under the Module drop-down list you will see a new entry – “Security”. When you select this you will either see 2 or 4 possible choices for macro commands. Note: for more information about creating Macros, see ‘Using Macro Events’ in the main help file.

If you only have a KR10A installed, you will not see the delayed commands. Drag these steps into your macro like you would any other macro step. If you have more than one remote installed, you can select which one you want to issue the arm command.

To enable this functionality, you must select the “Is this module installed in a Security Console?” check box when installing the remote (see above).

New Macro Conditions

If you have purchased and registered the SmartMacros Plug-in for ActiveHome Pro, you can now use your security sensors as conditions for your macros. Additionally, if you’ve installed a security remote and marked it as being installed in a Security Console you can use the systems Armed State as a condition. Under the conditions list you will now see two new conditions:

System ‘Armed’ State

To have a macro check the systems armed state before firing, drag the ‘Armed State’ condition into the conditions area of the macro. For more information about using conditional macros, see the SmartMacro Plug-in Help.

Click on the ‘Edit’ button to change the condition to be monitored.

Use the scroll arrows to change the condition and operand. The operand is either ‘exactly’ or ‘not’ and the condition is either ‘Armed Home’, ‘Armed Away’ or ‘Disarmed’.

Door / Window Sensor State

The Sensor State condition will check the last known state of the specified sensor to determine if the macro should be executed. Drag the ‘Sensor State’ condition into the conditions area of the macro.

Click on the ‘Edit’ button to change the condition to be monitored.

Use the scroll arrows to change the condition and operand. The operand is either ‘exactly’ or ‘not’ and the condition is either one of your installed Door / Window sensors. Select the state of the sensor to be monitored – On or Off.

A Note on the Security Macro Commands and Conditions

Processing of the Security Modules as Macro triggers or conditions is handled by the driver software, not by the CM15A. This means that all macros using these commands or conditions are forced to be ‘Software Only’.

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