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JSchumann

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I am trying to write a program that will send me a text when the ELK system is armed and has a burgler alarm. I have or statements for all the zones. In customizations I have ${elk.zone.#.name} : ${elk.area.#.alarmState}.

 

Problem is the text shows either the zone or the alarm state (2 seperate texts???).....I want it all to show up in one text. Not sure what is happening. I also tried e-mail, same result.

 

ISY Firmware 3.3.8

 

The other problem appears to be it continiously sends texts while the Burgler alarm is active. I suspect I need to put a counter in to stop after sending one text.

 

Thanks,

John

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I just want it to show the zone that is tripped and the type of alarm on one text, so:

 

Garage door : Burgler Alarm

 

I currently get one text: Garage Door

Then another text: Burgler Alarm

 

My goal is to write one program to cover all my zones and one customization to cover all the possibilities vice writing separate programs for each zone and type of alarm.

 

Thanks,

John

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If

Elk Area 'Home' 'Armed State' is Armed Away

And (

Elk Zone 'Bsmt-Garage Dr' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Bsmt-House Door' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Bsmt-Outside Dr' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Front Door' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Garage Doors L' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Garage Doors R' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Kitchen Door' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Patio Door' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Sliding Door' is Violated

Or Elk Zone 'Sunroom Door' is Violated

)

And Elk Area 'Home' 'Alarm State' is Burglar Alarm

 

Then

Send Notification to 'Verizon Text' content 'Elk M1 Burgler Alarm'

 

Else

- No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')

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One problem is going to be that if someone opens a door and triggers an alarm, by the time the entry delay is over and the system goes to alarm condition, the door probably would have been closed by whoever opened it. Of course this doesn't apply to zones without a delay, but I bet many of those doors listed do.

 

You probably don't need the "if armed away" clause, but it won't cause any trouble and I guess it will exclude the text message in the situation that you accidentally triggered an alarm while home.

 

Can you post your notification message as well?

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The # sign needs to be filled in with the zone you want reported or the area you want reported.

 

${elk.zone.#.name} command just sends the name of the zone # in an email/text. So you would need a separate program for every single zone to specify which zone violated. You can't have a single program connecting all the zones with "or" statements since this does not specify which of those zones caused the alarm, just that one of them did.

 

There is no way to have a single program that sends only the name of the zone that caused an alarm (unless your alarm system only has one zone)

 

You either make a really long text listing all of the zones and their status (then you scroll through to see which one is violated), or you make one program for each zone that calls a text specific to that zone.

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