GE Concord User Enhancement Control4 Driver

Give your Control4 and GE panel user based events capability. Programming based on who arms or disarms the alarm panel.

MSRP: $149
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Supports 2.5.3+

This driver provides enhanced user capabilities for the Interlogix Concord 4 Security Panel when integrated with a Control4 home automation systems. It works by sitting between the panel's serial port and the panel's pre-existing driver from Control4. All serial data is intercepted and rerouted to the security panel's proxy, allowing for the dealer to program and fire Control4 events when the panel is armed or disarmed, while retaining all of the panel's original and unaltered functionality.

Features:

  • Program and trigger user specific events through Control4 when the system is either armed or disarmed.
    • For example, send text or email message notifications when the kids disarm the alarm when arriving from school. Or, start a custom lighting and music scene based on which user arms the alarm.
  • Works whether the alarm is armed/disarmed from Control4 or the GE keypad
  • No additional hardware needed!
  • FREE 48 hour trial period
  • Easy to install and configure

Driver License:  Site (one required per project)

v1.2

  • Added Buffering to Incoming Serial Port Messages
  • Corrected Parsing of Hex User IDs
  • Added Partition Number and Keyfob/User Variable

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OVERVIEW
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This driver integrates the Interlogix Concord 4 Security Panel into Control4 home automation systems. It works by sitting between the panel's serial port and the panel's pre-existing driver. All serial data is intercepted by the driver and rerouted to the security panel's proxy. This allows for the user to program and fire Control4 events when the panel is armed or disarmed, while retaining all of the panel's original and unaltered functionality.

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INSTALLATION
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[1] Bind Serial RS-232 Input to the Home Controller serial port.
[2] Bind Serial RS-232 Output to the security system driver.

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PROGRAMMING
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The following Control4 events have been defined and shall fire when the driver detects the corresponding command inbound from the panel.

[1] USER ARMED
[2] USER DISARMED

Example programming:

When USER DISARMED:
-- If USER_ID (NUM) equals 1
---- Turn on lights in office 1
-- If USER_ID (NUM) equals 2
---- Turn on lights in office 2

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VARIABLES
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Before firing events, the driver parses the panel's arming level command for User ID and stores it in two separate Control4 variables:
one as a string and one as a number.

USER_ID (STR):
Parsed from arming level command before firing Control4 USER ARMED/ USER DISARMED event. (String)

USER_ID (NUM):
Parsed from arming level command before firing Control4 USER ARMED/ USER DISARMED event. (Number)

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