DSC Virtual Keypad

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mikeschumann
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DSC Virtual Keypad

Postby mikeschumann » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:48 am

I just installed an ELV-4 module on my PC1864 system. I was hoping to be able to program my panel remotely using a virtual keypad, similar to what is available with an ipDatatel communicator and their SecureSmart app. Is this possible with the ELV-4 module?

Another question: Is there any documentation that describes the Send Command Sequence field when you are managing a device on the EYEZ-ON website?

GrandWizard
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Re: DSC Virtual Keypad

Postby GrandWizard » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:44 am

There is no virtual keypad per se but you can do pretty much anything you can do from a keypad from the portal. I wouldn't recommend doing installers programming though, you could lock yourself out of the panel.

The commands menu is just a subset of what's in your DSC users guide. Anything that you want to do that doesn't appear there can be handled with the "custom sequence" command.

mikeschumann
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Re: DSC Virtual Keypad

Postby mikeschumann » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:32 am

Is there any documentation on how the commands menu works? How do you see the responses to the commands that you would normally see on a keypad?

GrandWizard
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Re: DSC Virtual Keypad

Postby GrandWizard » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:38 am

The responses to most actions appear in your event log. For example, if you bypass a zone you will see a bypass event there. If you toggle a PGM, you will see that in the log as well.

mikeschumann
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Re: DSC Virtual Keypad

Postby mikeschumann » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:45 am

Any plans to implement a virtual keypad? That would be VERY helpful.

JYB
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Re: DSC Virtual Keypad

Postby JYB » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:50 pm

I did wrote a virtual keypad for the IT-100.
So I was thinking to adapt it for EVL3, wich is similar.

Unfortunately, LCD Update (Command 901) and LCD Cursor (Command 902) are missing !

So it will be very difficult to program the PC1864...

mats
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Re: DSC Virtual Keypad

Postby mats » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:50 am

Could those codes be sent by using the send keystroke function?

taylorb
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Re: DSC Virtual Keypad

Postby taylorb » Thu May 03, 2018 2:55 am

Programming is possible by sending keystrokes through a virtual panel.
This is easier with software that allows the key strokes to be entered by simply typing.
However this is a lot better way to do this remotely: connect up the PC-Link to a second serial port, start DCS DLS and connect, then send the 499 keystroke command from the virtual panel. This will allow full programming through the DCS DLS software which is so easy to use.
There is a description and some free software here: http://www.logostechnology.com/dscit100 ... eypad.html
(it uses the IT-100)


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