PROA7 or PROA7PLUS: Awareness Zone Types
In this video, Dylan from Alarm Grid demonstrates the Awareness and 24 HR Awareness Response Types available on the ...
Hey, DIYers. Dylan here with Alarm Grid. Today we're going to go over how to set up the Awareness Response Type on your PROA7PLUS system. So this is a new feature. If you're on firmware 3.1868 or higher, this is going to allow you to set up-- it's pretty much a local notification on the panel as well as a notification to Total Connect 2 if you have that paired. But this will not send out an alarm signal to the monitoring station. So for example, if you want to monitor a door, once it's opened, it will trigger a notification on the panel and to Total Connect. If you have a sound option set up, which we're going to go over in just a moment, it will play a sound on the panel. And then you're also going to have a notification showing on the panel screen as well until you acknowledge that. So it's going to continuously show there. So we're going to show how to set that up. We're going to test it. We're going to go over a few of the sound options and then get that all set. So now we're going to review how to set up the Awareness Zone Type. So for this, we already have a sensor programmed. So we're just going to go in and edit it, change it to the Awareness Zone Type, test it. So you can see how it functions with the system as well. So for this, we're going to go to the Menu icon. We're going to go to Tools. And since we're doing programming, we're going to enter the installer code, which is 4112 by default. We haven't changed our code for this. We're going to go to Programming. And then since it's zones, that's going to be under the Peripherals section. And then we have our zones already programmed here. So we're going to edit the front door. We're going to scroll down until we get to the Response Type. And then here are the Response Types options. So we have Awareness and 24-Hour Awareness. So again, the difference between these is that the Awareness option, that's only going to be active while the system is armed, either to Armed Stay or Armed Away. 24-Hour Awareness, that's going to have this active even if the system is disarmed. And again, what these do is that they set up a notification on the system when a sensor is faulted. But it does not send out a signal to the monitoring station. So if you don't want a zone alarm going out to the monitoring station for a specific zone, that's when you're going to use one of these two options. So for the video today, we're going to do 24-Hour Awareness. And then when we press that, you see a Sound Option popped up. We're going to press this. This is Continuous Trouble Beeps, Alarm on Siren, or Chime. So what the difference between these is, is that Chime is going to be a three-beep chime plus voice of the zone. So it'll do three beeps. And for this, it will say front door. If we do Continuous Trouble Beeps, what's going to happen is that we're going to get essentially that, a continuous beeping sound from the system while the zone is faulted. And that will clear once we correct the zone. So if you have a door set up for this, which is what we're doing today, while the door is open, we're going to get the beeps. When we close the door, the beeps will stop. And then Alarm on Siren, pretty obvious. And what that's going to do as well, it's going to trigger the full alarm sound from the system while the zone is faulted. So if you have a door that you're monitoring, that you need to be notified about, you can set it to Alarm on Siren. And again, while the zone is active-- so our example, again, the door. While the door is open, that alarm is going to trigger. And then once we close the door, that's going to clear. And the panel will notify you for both the zone activating and the zone being corrected as well. So for this, we're going to do chime. So we don't get just loud noises during the video. We're going to save that. I'm going to back out of Programming. So we can test. And now what we're going to do is we're going to take our door sensor. We're going to fault it. [BEEPS] Front door open. We have the front door. And the difference on just a normal chime, if we didn't have this enabled, is that we don't get this option up here. So we can enter in our code. Oops, we're going to use the master code for this or the default, 1234. We get the front door notification there. And then we're going to back out. We're going to close the door. So door is closed. [BEEPS] Front door open. Let's try it again. We're going to close the door. So as you see, it is cleared from there. But we still get the alerts here. So that way, even if you miss this, you're still going to see, hey, at some point, my front door opened, and then it closed. So we're going to go there, enter the master code, 1234, and then there we go. We get our notifications. We get the timestamps of when that was triggered. We're going to do Acknowledge All, master code again, and perfect. So that cleared. And then just to show you how it reacts for the other options-- we won't do the alarm sound. But we will do the Continuous Trouble Beeps. So Programming, Peripherals. Again, this was our front door. We're going to scroll, scroll, till we get the Sound Option. Let's change that to Continuous Trouble Beeps, save, out of Programming. Let's fault the door. So we don't get the sound of the chime. And we don't get the voice annunciation. So this is going to continue to go. We have that all set. The door is closed. We're going to acknowledge that. And for that, I did misspeak earlier. So for the trouble beeps and for the alarm sound, that's going to continue until you do that acknowledgment. It's not going to be like the chime option, where it's just going to go once and then stop. You're going to need to have the door closed, or whatever sensor you're using, have that resolved and then acknowledge that to clear the actual sound from the panel. And again, this is not going to send out any alarm signals to the monitoring station. It's just going to alert us locally at the panel. And then a really good sensor that you can set this up with is either the PROINDMV or the PROOUTMV. These are image sensors. So if you have it set up with this, on the Awareness Zone Type, you can also set up an option to capture a video clip. So if the detector detects movement, it can trigger a video. It will alert you through here, like we just saw. It's still going to do the sound option you play. And then you'll also have a video that you can view as well. We don't have those set up here. So we're just going to use that door sensor as an example. But that is essentially the Awareness Zone Types. And then again, 24-Hour Awareness is while the system is disarmed or if it's armed. And then just Awareness is only when the system is armed. In either option, it's not going to send out an alarm signal to the monitoring station. It's just going to notify you here. And another thing to mention, so the PROA7PLUS system, you can set up different partitions. So that's if you want to separately monitor different areas of, say, your home, if you're going to arm and disarm those separately. So if you have the Awareness Zone Type set up for a sensor that is not on partition 1, you're going to get the option to have that sound option either play to the assigned partition, the current plus the main partition-- so that's the partition that the sensor is assigned to-- as well as just partition 1 on the system. Or you can have it set to only trigger on the main partition, again, partition 1 of the system. So depending on how you want that set up, you have a good amount of customization options for this feature. Also, with this, you won't just be notified at the panel itself. You're going to also be notified in Total Connect 2 if you have that paired with the system. So the notifications for our sensor opening and closing, if you have those image sensors set up that I mentioned, you can have those clips sent to Total Connect as well. Just in general, it's not going to go out to the monitoring station. So just either locally at the panel and/or Total Connect 2 if you have that set up. So that is the Awareness Response Type. It's a pretty neat feature, as you can see. It's good if you want to be monitoring specific sensors, have those image sensors set up as well, as we went over, and not have any alarm signals sent out to the monitoring station. If you did like this video, please like and subscribe and hit the Bell icon to be notified about any future videos we release. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Our phone number is 888-818-7728. We have an email address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. 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