BearZA
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Paradox SP6000

Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:38 pm

Greetings All

Has anyone successfully integrated a Rpi with a paradox alarm panel

What I would like to achieve is, should the alarm activate, it forwards me a notification via push or any other way

I do not want to use their in-house products such as Gold - id rather do it on my own

gordon77
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Re: Paradox SP6000

Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:54 pm

I had a quick look at the manual, do you know what the RELAY connections do? If outputs l assume they could be connected to pi inputs.
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BearZA
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Re: Paradox SP6000

Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:27 pm

They have PGM I.O so im thinking yes, it can be done

But , how is the question

I am a n00b so ......

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Re: Paradox SP6000

Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:47 pm

Normally alarm systems I’ve used have one of two different connections

The first is a normally open connection where power will not pass through till the relevant alarm is triggered.
The second is a normally closed connection where power is present till the alarm is triggered.

First thing to do is to check with the installers if attaching anything to these will void their support / warranty and check with your household insurance company to see if that would be void.

Next find out what voltage is present if any on your side of the relay - below assume none

The safest way (as you will have zero effect on the alarm panel) is to use an opto-isolator chip set up like https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/bl ... upler.html at ‘An Optotransistor DC Switch’.

The relay contacts are the switch on the left and the Pi monitors the output on the right marked Vout.
Depending on the chip you use will determine the resistor value to stop the Pi frying.

If the relay is normally open, the pin will go high when the relay is triggered and low if normally closed.
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BearZA
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Re: Paradox SP6000

Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:17 pm

Ok i get that, but how would that interface with the Rpi and be able to send a push or so?

Should i not be looking at MQTT?

Andyroo
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Re: Paradox SP6000

Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:36 pm

You would have to create a small program that monitors the pin and reacts to a change.

You could then use Pushover to send your phone / computer / tablet a message that the alarm has gone off.
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BearZA
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Re: Paradox SP6000

Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:55 pm

Yea pushbullet or the likes, I am looking to interface it with a ZeroW , the IP150 unit and some script.
I have found something on Github and i will share once i see if its what i want

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