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  1. Any luck? Thanks.
  2. Sorry, for some reason I don't see these option in DLS. Let me know what section you found them under and I will look. It should be the same ports DLS uses to connect. I don;t think I changes these from the default, only what was listed in the driver documentation. See below: Initial Setup Panel Configuration Note: Beginning with NEO firmware version 5.01, some of the subsections to set up communication changed. If your system uses this later firmware, use the subsection numbers in red. Before the DSC panel using the ITv2 communication module will be able to communicate with the Control4 system, the panel will need to be properly configured and some information will need to be retrieved from the panel. It will be necessary to know the installer’s code for the panel. After all the communication values have been set, it may be necessary to power cycle the panel to have it start in the right mode. To look at the communication information on the panel, using the keypad press “*” then “8” the installer’s code. Then enter “851”. The screen will say “enter subsection.” (If “851” is invalid, make sure that option 5 is set on subsection “382” and retry.) Enter “651” (“422”). The screen will show a 12 digit number (6 digits at a time, use the arrow keys to scroll to see the other digits). This is the unique code that identifies this particular unit. This number is not editable. Make note of the first 8 digits as they will be used as the “peer key” for communication encryption. Press “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Enter “652” (“423”). The screen will show an 8 digit number (4 digits at a time). This number is editable and can be set to anything desired. It will be used as the “own key” for communication encryption. Make a note of the number. Press “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Note: If the “652” (“423”) subsection doesn’t work, then this unit won’t communicate with encrypted data so two encryption keys will not be needed. For serial communication: Enter “663” (“425”). Bits 1 and 5 need to be on for serial communication. Bits can be toggled by pressing the number for that bit. The screen should read “1 - - - 5 - - -“. Press the “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Press “#” again to return to the selection screen and once more to return to the main screen. For IP communication: Enter “663” (“425”). Bits 3 and 5 need to be on for Ethernet communication. Bits can be toggled by pressing the number for that bit. The screen should read “- - 3 - 5 - - -“. Press “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Enter “664” (“426”). Bit 3 needs to be on for TCP communications. The screen should read “- - 3 - - - - -“. Press “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Enter “693” (“428”). Enter the IP address of the controller running Director. The panel will initiate the communication and needs to know what address to target. The address will be displayed 3 digits at a time, so use the arrow keys to get to the next session. For example if Director’s IP address were 192.168.0.123 then enter 192 > 168 > 000 > 123. Press “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Enter “694” (“429”). Make sure this number “0C00”. This is the port number used for the communications. Press “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Enter “711”. Make sure this is “0078”. This is another 8 digit number that only shows 4 digits at a time. Initially this will show 0000, but scroll right to see the other digits. This is the number seconds for the TCP timeout. If the panel hasn’t received any communication in this period of time, the communications will reset and attempt to connect again. (This is a hexadecimal number 78hex is the same as 120dec, so this actually means 120 seconds, or 2 minutes.) Press “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Enter “992”. This is the IP address of the panel’s communication module. We won’t need to know it for our setup, but make sure it’s valid. Press “#” to go back to the subsection screen. Press “#” again to return to the selection screen and once more to return to the main screen. Control4 Project Configuration Open Composer and add the DSC TL280 security panel driver to your project. Before Director can communicate with the ITv2 module, it needs to have settings entered. In System Design mode in Composer select the Security Panel device to go to its properties page. In the “Advanced Properties” section, click on the “Actions” tab. Click on the “Enter Installation Info” button. Enter a valid user code, your installer code, the Peer Key (read from location 651 on the keypad), and the Own Key (read from location 652 on the keypad). If the panel doesn’t support encryption, i.e. location 651 and/or 652 was invalid, then just leave these slots blank. Click “OK” to close the dialog box. For serial communication: Check on the “Properties” tab of the “Advanced Properties” and make that “Communication Method” is set to “Serial”. Change to connections mode and bind the serial connection of the security panel to the appropriate serial connection on the controller or other device. This will start the communication process. Note: make sure that the panel is using a straight-through serial cable connected to a Control4 controller or other device that supports serial connections. For IP communication: Go to the “Properties” tab of the “Advanced Properties” and change “Communication Method” to “IP”. This will start the port listening for communication from the security panel. It may take 3 or 4 minutes, so be patient.
  3. Same here...mine is running with IP control vie TL280E. It uses same settings as Neo Go app. So just minic them, and ensure you are puttng the correct keys in the C4 driver. It sometimes takes a few reboots to get it going.
  4. WiFi Solutions

    Last time I checked the Uniquiti Cloud Key was not able to run the most up to date UniFi firmware and there were no plans to update it. I only fund this out after updating my entire network with Unifi running on a PC and then trying to migrate it to a Cloud Key. I opted to run the UniFi controller on my NAS instead, it works better and is more configurable/controllable that way. Less APs are better than more. Too many will cause interference. Try two first and then add as needed.
  5. Thanks. I would assume the variable names should be the same across most drivers, or at least quite similar. Do either of you know what the name of the variables are that you are successfully using?
  6. wow...nobody knows this?
  7. Arden Hub?

    I wasn't seeing it as in the main video stream. I though it would run as Input #2 on display device itself. But I see your point, if not.
  8. Small bedside remote...

    Yes, you can get a wireless 3-button keypad and the tabletop kit for it and assemble one: C4-kptk1-m-x
  9. Arden Hub?

    They still developed even though the Indie-GG campaign didn't get very far, and the product is now available for sale. Its not really a product with enough mass market appeal for crowd funding to be successful. I don't it's lack of traction had anything to do with any tech weakness. Nor is the 1080p video input. The whole point of the product is to be a hub for IP video feeds and push them to display devices as overlays/PIP/etc using voice control. So while watching a movie I can say "show front door" and see my front door cam as a PIP. This is something that has been very challenging for C4, and especially so for 3rd party devices like RING doorbell cams. The 1080p HDMI input would allow for C4 push notifications to also pop up this way. If anybody knows another way to get a RING cam or C4 notifications to pop up as PIP on a TV please let me know...... Check out this: Demo Video
  10. Arden Hub?

    They still developed even though the Indie-GG campaign didn't get very far, and the product is now available for sale. Its not really a product with enough mass market appeal for crowd funding to be successful. I don't it's lack of traction had anything to do with any tech weakness. Nor is the 1080p video input. The whole point of the product is to be a hub for IP video feeds and push them to display devices as overlays/PIP/etc using voice control. So while watching a movie I can say "show front door" and see my front door cam as a PIP. This is something that has been very challenging for C4, and especially so for 3rd party devices like RING doorbell cams. The 1080p HDMI input would allow for C4 push notifications to also pop up this way. If anybody knows another way to get a RING cam or C4 notifications to pop up as PIP on a TV please let me know...... Check out this: Demo Video
  11. Alexa - Location Aware?

    This is really the key....and a super easy key to make. All they are doing is powering the Dots with POE and piping the aux out back to a single zone amp. Pretty easy to replicate. OK, I'll give them the mounting brackets too. But again, not rocket science.
  12. Arden Hub?

    Anybody tested this product yet? Seems promising for TV IP Cam and RING video overlays and onscreen notifications (with voice control): https://jetsonsliving.com/ardenInformation
  13. I'm trying to set up an auto notification that shows the tripped zone when the alarm goes off. Its a new DSC Neo with the free C4 driver. I see a number of variables for partition 1 that would/should include this data such as trouble text and display text, but when I put them in the notification they do not return any data at all, just NULL. Any thoughts on this?
  14. Great minds think alike....ordered a white one. Supplement yes, competitor, not even close. Patching together smart devices with a hub is a far cry from home automation. As are smart remotes....
  15. Security 101

    haha...yes I have. So far we have only lost stupid stuff like Shampoo from amazon and some printer paper. And only when left out overnight. So I take some responsibility.
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