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 Posted: Tuesday Jul 17th, 2012 02:53 am
   
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Bugs Fixed
  1. Reminder messages  fixed BUG from 5.173 -  reminders did not activate at correct time
New Features
  1. DL command to write to EEPROM will write memory until event log. This reduces the time required to Copy UCM U2 EEPROM to Comfort
  2. Erase U4 EEPROM operation during Write to EEPROM will not erase Event Log locations
  3. Action 152 set and clear will return value 0 for Off, >0 for On
  4. Disallow disarm by SMS (10) for security reasons
  5. Improved vocabulary Upgrade allow retry for each programming line
  6. Turn on Battery circuit immediately after reset  so that reset command  when AC is off, and battery is connected does not switch off the power to the system
Bugs
  1. Assigning Output to Security > Status LED will cause KP Home/Armed LED to show the wrong status (from 5.220)
  2. Reminder Enable function does not work for Reminder Numbers 9 to 16. Reminder Enables for 9 to 16 are the same as Reminder 1 to 8. This affects Scheduled Reminders only.
Note that products may not come with the latest firmware when bought from distributors. Please check the website or forum for the latest firmware and upgrades

Download firmware from http://www.cytech.biz/product_details.php?item_id=210

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 Posted: Tuesday Jul 17th, 2012 06:31 am
   
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Just something I noticed, upgrading firmware doesn't give the option to Set Comfort Time. You have to set it again after the firmware upgrade.

Also, is there a newer Action Code document available describing the Action 152 command? I would like to know the changes made to it from previous release.

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 Posted: Wednesday Jul 18th, 2012 03:25 am
   
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The action codes latest document can be downloaded from http://www.cytech.biz/product_details.php?item_id=147

The date and time have to be updated manually, as Comfort is reset after the upgrade so needs time to wake up



 Posted: Wednesday Jul 18th, 2012 04:37 am
   
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ident wrote:
The date and time have to be updated manually, as Comfort is reset after the upgrade so needs time to wake up

Found out the hard way, when critical time based responses failed to start.



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We will add a warning message at the end of the upgrade



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Re: Disallow disarm by SMS (10) for security reasons.
Is this an option which can be set in the configuration file, or mandatory? If so, why, as the command can only be accepted if the text comes from one of the programmed mobile numbers.

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There has been some debate about this issue
We may have to add an option or re-introduce the disarm feature
Any other comments from others?



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ident wrote:
There has been some debate about this issue
We may have to add an option or re-introduce the disarm feature
Any other comments from others?


I use SMS (10) a lot and I find it useful. One of the reasons I bought the GSM was to do arming/disarming via SMS.


Not sure what the security reasons would be to remove it. IT only works with programmed mobile numbers, so that is a bit of security. Unless if someone want to only send SMSes and not allow control from the programmed mobile numbers. In that case an additional flag or Action should be added to maybe dis-allow some of the programmed mobile numbers instead of taking the feature away.

I guess I will not be upgrading my firmware till then :)



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Noted

Are you sure when you use (10) and there is an alarm, that it is safe to disarm?



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ident wrote:
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Are you sure when you use (10) and there is an alarm, that it is safe to disarm?


True, one should not.

The only time that I did that, was when I was not in the house and I had an a visitor who caused an alarm, I only used (10) after confirming via the phone that all was well.

It will never be a good idea to disarm remotely while there is an alarm, not knowing what is happening on the premises. This includes via the phone/dial-in or any other way.

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There doesn't need to be an alarm to want to disarm. I have used the (10) SMS to disarm the unit when I am close to home and want to save time.



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IMHO I think you should be able to arm and disarm normally via GSM given that you have to enter your code AND you can setup so that only known/approved handsets can access.

Disarming from an alarm condition, hmmm, maybe this could be a setting in config as to whether allowed or not via SMS? Would it be useful to have on the different alarm types so some you could disarm and some you couldn't?

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I absolutly have to disarm by SMS
I have an apartment in Mallorca, (I live in Ireland)
there is a faulty sensor in the system and I need to disarm remotely
when it starts acting up

I will be replacing the sensor on my next visit
also I have so many hiolidaymakers going in and out and causing false alarms I need this feature
by the way I have a cctv system as well so I can visually check everything is ok before I disarm

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I use (10) to disarm all the time. Especially, I have a holiday house and I disarm to allow cleaners or works men in.

Please do not remove it, or at least make it configurable.



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I too use disarm by SMS when I am away from the premises for extended periods, both to permit access and to deal with false alarms. (I can verify the lack of intruder via CCTV.)

I guess the (hopefully temporary) fix is to put a disarm response in the control menu.

Making disarm by SMS a configurable option would be useful to me.





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we may re-instate it in the next version until a better solution



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