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 Posted: Saturday Nov 14th, 2015 06:47 am
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KP04A is an improved version of KP04 (and which replaces it) with programmable settings replacing fixed shunts, able to be changed via Comfigurator, and the ability to upgrade its firmware via Comfigurator. KP04A firmware can be upgraded by right-clicking in Modules Tab and selecting "Check for Upgrades"

The KP04A leaflet/manual can be downloaded from http://www.cytech.biz/kp04a_keypad_with_lcd_white.html

The most noticeable visible change may be the LCD which has a whiter background. Otherwise the appearance is the same as KP04A.

Internally, the main change is the absence of shunts for the setting of ID and tamper enable. The ID is changed by using the KP04 Buttons in a similar way to KP06. All programmable settings are done via the settings mode and also by means of Comfigurator, which can be used to write and read KP04A settings


To change settings in KP04A, Engineer Code must be enabled by pressing the F and then 0 keys. Press and hold the * key for 4 seconds until "Enter Engineer Code" is seen. If Engineer Code has not been enabled, press F and 0 now and press and hold * again. Enter the Engineer code (default 6789) and the # key.

The following keys are used in the settings menu;
  • * Next Page
  • # Previous Page
  • 8 Option Up
  • 0 Option Down
  • F Go to Save menu
The following Settings can be changed;
  1. Keypad ID: 1* to 15
  2. Key Beep: Soft */ Loud/ Disable
  3. Alert Beep: Soft */ Loud/ Disable
  4. Backlight: Automatic */ Always On/ Always Off
  5. IR Receiver: Enable* / Disable
  6. Voice Broadcast: Enable* / Disable
  7. Keypad Tamper: Enable* / Disable
  8. Date Format: DD/MM/YY * etc
  9. Time Format: 12 Hr*/ 24 Hr
  10. LCD Contrast: 0-63 (default 37)
  11. Backlight Off: 0-31 (default 1)
  12. Factory Default: Yes/No*
  13. Save Menu (Yes/No*)
Select the Setting page by pressing the * (forward) or # (previous)  key. Next press the 8 (Up) or 0 (Down) keys to scroll through the options or values. When the option or value has been selected, press F to go to the Save Menu page. Default is NO so press 8 or 0 to select Yes and press F to confirm. The KP04A will reset and apply the new settings.

eg to change the KP04A ID;
The ID is the first menu setting default = 1. Press 8 to increment the ID to 2,3,4 etc. Press F to go to Save. No is  default. Press 8 to go to "Yes" Press F to confirm. KP04A is reset. The new ID is applied after reset.


A video of changing the KP04A settings can be seen here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0RfeTLmDkI

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 Posted: Saturday Nov 14th, 2015 07:08 am
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The KP04A properties can be read or changed using the latest version of Comfigurator.

Go to the Modules Tab and Scan for Modules to detect the keypads and modules in the system. Then select KP04A on the left pane. The Properties can be seen on the right pane



Change the properties by clicking on the right of the setting.

"Write to Keypad" writes the settings to KP04
"Read from Keypad" reads the settings from KP04A



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Explanation of the KP04A Settings

Keypad ID: 1* to 15
ID of Keypad. Note he Comfort currently supports 8 keypads

Key Beep: Soft */ Loud/ Disable
Volume of beeps for each key press

Alert Beep: Soft */ Loud/ Disable
Volume of alert beeps made by the keypad eg Error or Long beep when a wrong code is entered

Backlight: Automatic */ Always On/ Always Off
Automatic means the LCD and Keyboard backlight turns on when there is an alert or alarm condition.

IR Receiver: Enable* / Disable
Enable or disable the built-in IR receiver. Used by RC01 Remote control.

Voice Broadcast: Enable* / Disable
Enable or Disable Broadcast of Announcements. Announcements include Security Mode (Away, Night, Day, Security Off), Alarms, Arming zones.
Even if Broadcast announcements are disabled, Full Alarms (eg Intruder, Panic, Fire) will always be announced.

Keypad Tamper: Enable* / Disable
Enable or Disable the Tamper switch when the KP04A is removed from the base.

Date Format: DD/MM/YY * etc
Select from different date formats

Time Format: 12 Hr*/ 24 Hr
Select from different time formats

LCD Contrast: 0-63 (default 37)
Enter the value of LCD Contrast to suit the room illumination.

Backlight Off: 0-31 (default 1)
Enter the brightness of the backlight when backlight is off. A positive value allows the LCD to be legible even when the backlight is off.

Factory Default: Yes/No*
Reset to Factory Default

Save Menu (Yes/No*)
Save settings?



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The KP04A PCB has red and green LEDs which show the status of RS485 communications with Comfort (just like UCM)

Both RED and GREEN leds  should be blinking steadily if communications with Comfort is working.

The GReen led flashes when the KP04A is polled by Comfort

The RED led flashes when the KP04A replies to Comfort.

Hence if Green LED is off, it means KP04A is not getting any communications from Comfort. This  could be a connection or wiring problem, or a fault with Comfort.

If the green led is flashing but RED led is off, it means the Comfort is sending  messages but KP04A is not replying. This could be an ID problem. Comfort may not be polling this ID. Do a scan for modules, and/or change the KP04A ID
Keypad IDs should be consecutive, eg 1,2,3,4 etc with no missing IDs.


This video shows the KP04A leds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w8LC59pkjU



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This looks a great addition. Could you confirm when it will be available please?



 Posted: Wednesday Nov 18th, 2015 06:22 am
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It is available for ordering right now



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