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 Posted: Monday Jun 7th, 2010 07:19 am
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Hi,

Added an extra PIR over the weekend called 'Shed PIR'. Now when I set night mode or away mode (leave the house) the system announces 'Shed PIR' 2 or 3 times before it arms. Everything seems to work otherwise. Any ideas where I can start digging on this one ? The new PIR is setup with the same options as the other PIR's in the house. Any movement on the new PIR also shows up on the keypads. Comfort seems happy otherwise.

As far as settings in comfigurator - I only added one new line - that is added it after the other existing PIR's (forget the table as not at home pc right now). Changed nothing else.

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Chris



 Posted: Monday Jun 7th, 2010 07:27 am
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If the PIR is in the same area as the keypad or the Entry door, check the Entry Path box. This will announce the PIR once when activated when arming to Away Mode.

If Exit Path is unchecked, the keypad will keep announcing with fast beeps when the PIr is active, and will say "Please Exit" only when there is no movement



 Posted: Monday Jun 7th, 2010 07:49 am
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Hi,

Firstly thanks for the quick response.

The PIR is not on the entry path, the entry path tick box is not currently checked.

Are you suggesting that comfort might think the PIR is active when I am trying to arm ?

Might that suggest the PIR was not installed properly - wrong EOL resistor or something like that ?

If so, is there an easy way to debug this to prove its the case  - I don't think the downloadable log shows PIR activations ?

From what you say this could certainly cause that type of behaviour although I would expect to see 'Shed PIR' constantly on the keypads if it was the case (I don't).

Further, does Comfort even let you arm sucessfully if a PIR is going off internally thats not on the entry path.


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Chris



 Posted: Monday Jun 7th, 2010 08:42 am
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If the PIR is not physically on the exit path then there might be a problem with the PIR or connection. It may be detected when there is no motion

Do a Security Check F3,2 on keypad - this causes all open zones to be announced without having to arm the system
If that shed PIR is announced and there is no motion then there is a problem with it


Comfort will arm if the shed PIR zone is closed at some time, but it might cause a false alarm later



 Posted: Monday Jun 7th, 2010 08:54 am
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Will do - so the hypothesis is the 'Shed PIR' is occasionally sending false movements (or comfort is thinking it is).

I will test toinight.

Thanks
Chris



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