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Posted - 09/17/2019 :  3:48:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got a Insteon Siren to alert me of water leaks.
While I can add the Siren to HL, it is not recognized. I can command on/off. I can create an event to switch on siren.
However, I can't create a link that works from properties. I can drop the siren on top of "wet detected" but I can't edit such as on off. Also, when wet is detected the siren does not go on. It will when I create an event.

I am assuming that the Siren is not part of the last HL update since I recently updated to latest HL config xml.

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Posted - 09/17/2019 :  4:03:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Development on Houselinc was stopped years ago. I don't think the latest updates are very recent.

I think your findings on the Siren Module not being supported correctly is right.

One of the things you may run into. The Siren Module has three basic functions. Siren Sound, Chime Sound and Arm-Disarm.

I have used a Mini-Remote and manually linked buttons to each function.

You maybe running into linking to maybe the Arm-Disarm function.

The full Siren users manual if you have not downloaded it yet may give you some added information.

Edited by - BLH on 09/17/2019 4:22:36 PM
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  03:24:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is for my manually linking tests.
2868-222 Siren Module. Firmware 46, Hardware V4.0, Date Code 4316
Yours may have later firmware or hardware revision and act differently.
4 Scene Mini Remote.
Taping the Set Button on the Siren Module. Cycles through the modes.
When the Siren LED is Red. You link to the Arm-Disarm function
When the Siren LED is Green and the Chime sounded. You link to the Chime.
When the Siren LED is Green and the Siren sounded. You link to the Siren.
Manual Arm started the Red LED to flash and after 45 seconds. Green LED and Armed.
Siren sounds for 30 seconds when triggered. Disarm command stops early.
Chime sounds two Ding-Dong cycles when triggered.

In my V4.0 fw 46. If armed and there is a power cycle it powered up disarmed.
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  07:56:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 2868-222 came out after HL was discontinued so HL will not have any knowledge of how to handle the siren.

Performing a manual link from the leak sensor to the siren is your best bet. Just make sure you you start the linking process at the link sensor.
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Posted - 09/18/2019 :  10:24:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Manual linking was how I used a Siren Module and an Open/Closed Sensor. Since the Version 4.7.3 firmware for an ISY994i doesn't support a Siren Module. 5.0.15A does but I have not updated it. As it is marked Beta.

If you do a manual link. Tap the Set Button to cycle the Siren modes until you hear the short Siren Sound.

Edited by - BLH on 09/18/2019 10:31:24 AM
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