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On 1/5/2022 at 12:10 PM, ajd123 said:

Regarding bypassing open zones strange thing: the bypass feature works from most of my zones (excluding perimeter zones such as doors or garage doors).  For some reason it is not working with certain windows.  I received the following answer from Control4

"I did some research on if we can bypass an open DSC zone and I found this. The alarm installer would have to setup the zones to be bypassable from the DSC keypad and that will allow us to bypass them. When zone is bypassable when you go to arm the system, you will get another window that pops up that asks you to continue or cancel. As long as the zone is set to bypass yes or 1 on the keypad then we will bypass the open zones."

So I checked in the DSC setup and the zone that will not bypass IS setup as "Bypass Enabled" and IS part of the "Instant Stay/Away" zone type.  In other words, it is configured exactly the same as the other DSC zones which I AM ABLE TO BYPASS via the Control4 app.

Anyone have some other suggestions or insight what might be causing this?

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Have you tried zone attribute 5 - Force Arm? My understanding is that it will automatically bypass that zone when armed and if it is closed it will then become a monitored zone. The example that I saw was for a garage door. Arm alarm, garage door sensor is bypassed (doesn't need to be closed during delayed exit time) and when the garage door is closed it becomes an active zone.

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I just put in a Honeywell Vista system and the wireless sensor range is not enough for my dethatched garage so I am considering changing that out for a DSC system so that I can utilze the PowerG Wireless sensors. Sounds like the older PowerSeries might have a little more robust integration with C4, but from what I am finding is that you can only use PowerG wireless sensors with the DSC Neo, is that correct?

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5 minutes ago, LilHessy said:

I just put in a Honeywell Vista system and the wireless sensor range is not enough for my dethatched garage so I am considering changing that out for a DSC system so that I can utilze the PowerG Wireless sensors. Sounds like the older PowerSeries might have a little more robust integration with C4, but from what I am finding is that you can only use PowerG wireless sensors with the DSC Neo, is that correct?

I believe you are correct.  If you can avoid using the DSC Neo product, you will have a smoother integration with Control4.

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9 minutes ago, LilHessy said:

Have you tried zone attribute 5 - Force Arm? My understanding is that it will automatically bypass that zone when armed and if it is closed it will then become a monitored zone. The example that I saw was for a garage door. Arm alarm, garage door sensor is bypassed (doesn't need to be closed during delayed exit time) and when the garage door is closed it becomes an active zone.

Thanks for the suggestion.  Will try when I am back at the house and let you know.  As an aside, Control4 is aware of this issue and are working on a fix via firmware. 

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5 hours ago, ajd123 said:

I believe you are correct.  If you can avoid using the DSC Neo product, you will have a smoother integration with Control4.

Dsc Neo has been rock solid for me with control4 for a couple of years now.

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