Honeywell ACU Quick Install Guide
ACU Wireless Analog Converter Unit – Quick Installation Guide
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This guide provides information on installing and setting up Honeywell's ACU Wireless Analog Converter Unit (referred to as the ACU). The ACU allows any camera that outputs NTSC video to be used with Honeywell's Total Connect Video services. Some major features of Honeywell's ACU Wireless Analog Converter Unit are: Wired or Wireless communications. Wireless communications utilize the 802.11b/g/n protocol with WPS security. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a standard for easy setup of a secure wireless network. Has a video pass-through connection for a direct NTSC video feed to a local monitor. Status LEDs, and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port connectivity. IMPORTANT: This device is for indoor use only. DO NOT mount this ACU within one  foot of any wireless device. To utilize the ACU, you must have: An AlarmNet account for a GSM or Internet communicator, or a “Video Only” account. Total Connect account. (If an account does not exist, the dealer should use the AlarmNet Direct website to set up a Total Connect account for the customer.) Internet access with a router capable of DHCP hosting. For wireless use, the router must also support one button WPS data encryption. If this is not available, order the Honeywell WAP Wireless Access Point for connection to your router. ACU Wireless Analog Converter Unit Power Transformer Hardware Bag (includes) Mounting brackets  with screws  Antennas  PACKAGE CONTENTS
VIDEO 75 VIDEO OUT OFF IN RESET LINE LINE/MIC OUT IN NETWORK ACTIVE POWER
RESET and WPS switch – Used to reset the ACU to factory defaults and is also used to initiate WPS for wireless security. Reset – Ensure the POWER LED is on and not blinking. Then use a paper clip to depress for 12-seconds. After the unit reboots, the POWER LED will blink 3 times to confirm the reset has completed. WPS – Refer to the topic on Configuring Wireless Security. VIDEO OUT – Pass through BNC connector. Enables the NTSC video from the camera to be fed to a local monitor. When a local monitor is used, ensure the adjacent 75Ω OFF switch is set to the UP position. VIDEO IN – Attach the NTSC output from your video camera here.
LINE OUT – (Not used.) LINE / MIC IN – (Not used.) NETWORK LED (green) On – The LAN is detected and active. Flashing – Data is being transferred via the LAN. ACTIVE LED (green) Flashing – ACU camera is being viewed via the internet. Off – ACU camera is not being viewed via the internet. POWER LED (green) On – Power is on. Flashing – Will blink during initial power up condition. This will take about 20-seconds.
antenna connector – Orient the antennas vertically. Used for wireless connectivity (Always use both antennas). ETHERNET – For connection to any router (configured for DHCP), or Honeywell's WAP Wireless Access Point. Supports 10/100 Mbps. (Using the Ethernet connector will disable the wireless communications.) GPIO Connector – (Not used.) POWER – Connection for the Power Transformer (12V/1A).
1. Mount and Wire the ACU
For most installations the ACU can simply be attached to a surface using high-strength hook & loop tape, such as VELCRO ® (not supplied). However for more permanent installations, the ACU comes with two "L" brackets and screws. These "L" brackets attach to the sides of the ACU using the supplied machine screws. Then the ACU can be fastened to the mounting surface by screwing through the "L" brackets using screws suitable for the mounting surface. Wiring the ACU (Refer to the diagram below, that shows typical ACU configurations.) NOTES: For making video connections, use a 75 ohm cable such as RG-59 and the appropriate connectors. Ensure the router is configured for DHCP. (This is the default setting for most routers.) You can access the router's configuration page and enable DHCP (refer to the router's manual) if necessary. 1. Connect the camera's NTSC video output to the VIDEO IN on the ACU. 2. If a local monitor is to be used, connect the VIDEO OUT on the ACU to the video input on the monitor. Ensure the 75Ω OFF switch is in the UP position. 3. For wired connectivity, connect the ACU to a router (configured for DHCP) port using an Ethernet cable. 4. For wireless connectivity, use any wireless router that supports one button WPS. If one button WPS is not supported, connect the Honeywell WAP to the router. Note that using the ACU’s Ethernet connector will disable the wireless communications. If wireless communications is desired we suggest using the Ethernet connector for the initial setup. Then when everything works, remove power from the ACU and remove the Ethernet cable. When the ACU is powered up again it will be in the wireless mode. 5. Connect the Power Transformer connector to the power connector on the ACU back. 6. Secure cables and wires with cable ties as necessary. 7. Plug the Power Transformer into a non-switchable power outlet. Wait for the POWER indicator to light solid. Configuring Wireless Security: Note: If you are using a wireless router that supports WPS instead of the Honeywell WAP, please refer to the manufacturer’s guide to setup wireless security. When initially powered up, the ACU and WAP use the same default AES key (encryption code). You should create a new AES key to ensure your wireless devices are associated with your WAP. To create a new AES key, perform the steps below. IMPORTANT - In the steps below, if not responding to the wireless configuration, please initiate a Reset. Use a paper clip to depress and hold the RESET switch for 12-seconds and start over. 1. Ensure an Ethernet cable is not connected to the ACU, then plug the Power Transformer into an outlet. Wait for the Power indicator to light solid. 2. Press and hold the RESET button on the WAP Wireless Access Point, for 3 seconds, then RELEASE. 3. Within 1 minute, using a paper clip, click and RELEASE the RESET button on the ACU. 4. Allow up to 45 seconds for the WPS to complete, then verify successful wireless security as indicated by a STEADY GREEN Power LED and a Network LED that occasionally BLINKS GREEN. If these indicators are present you are done. 5. Repeat the steps above for each ACU.
2. Add or Edit the ACU(s) in AlarmNet Direct
You will need the following information: AlarmNet Direct account with user name and password. Customer account number for the AlarmNet communicator or “Video Only” account. MAC ID for each ACU. The MAC ID is on the box and the ACU bottom.
The last 6 digits of the MAC ID are also on the bottom of the ACU.
1. Log into AlarmNet Direct.
2. Click Show Programmed Devices GSM/I.
5. From this screen you can add an ACU by entering the VIDEO MAC ID (located on the box and on the bottom of the ACU).
3. Determine the type of customer account to add the ACU: For customers with no AlarmNet accounts – create a “Video Only” account, and add the end user. Then go to STEP 4 to add the new ACU. For customers with an existing “Video Only” account – go to STEP 4 to add the new ACU. For customers with an existing AlarmNet GSM or Internet communicator account – ensure the account number is green (registered) and the Has Remote Service Capabilities icon is present. Then go to STEP 4 to add the new ACU.
6. In the Video Device Name field, enter a friendly name for the ACU such as; kitchen, porch, garage, etc. 7. Click Add Video Device. NOTE: You can also edit an existing ACU camera (or other camera) by clicking Edit/Delete in the Action column. This will allow you to change the Video Device Name, or simply delete that camera. 8. Save and close, then log out of AlarmNet Direct.
Account number must be green. (registered)
NOTE: If the account is not properly configured, refer to the online help and configure the account. 4. In the Actions column, use the drop-down menu to select Video-Configure. Then click GO.
The ACU cameras are now ready for customer use. Have the customer log into their Total Connect account to view the video. If their PC does not have QuickTime® and Flash® Player you will be prompted to install or update these applications. If any of the ACU cameras were mounted upside down, there is a setting to upright the image. At this time the location of each ACU camera can be adjusted for the desired view. When adding, editing, or deleting an ACU, the customer will receive email notification. For detailed camera operation refer to the camera manufacturer’s documentation.
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