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 Posted: Monday Mar 30th, 2015 12:43 pm
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I would like to perform an action based on the 'Entry Alert' alarm type status. If I put the following:
If EntryAlert <> 0 Then    Do xxxxxEnd If
it doesn't work, even when I set alarm to Away, and then re-enter via front door. The status is obviously being recognised as I can see it in the event log:
03/29 19:21 Zone Activation # FrontDoor (1)03/29 19:21 Alarm Type # EntryAlert (10)03/29 19:22 Sign in - User # 1
but the response never works. If, however, I edit the response to read:
If EntryAlert = 0 Then    Do xxxxxEnd If
and click on 'Execute Response' with Security Off, then it works!! So, it appears that the status 0 when the security is off is correctly read and acted upon, but the status <> 0 when there is an Entry Alert is NOT read, and hence not acted upon. Any assistance gratefully received!



 Posted: Monday Mar 30th, 2015 01:10 pm
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I think why it looks like does not work is because that it trigger the response first when you open the front door, then it will trigger entry alert. As it triggers the response first, so the first time you open the front door, it is not in alert state and definitely will not execute the programming in the if loop.

But anyway, it is not suggested to do it in Zone response. As entry alert is an alarm type, there is a easier way to go,you can go to Security Type Settings-->Alarm Types, then find out "entry alert", put your response there. So every time there is an entry alert, the response will be executed.



 Posted: Monday Mar 30th, 2015 01:45 pm
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Thanks for the reply. I thought I'd actually tried that. To be sure I had, I did exactly as you suggested - put the response in the Alarm Type (and, of course, made sure it is removed from the door). But - it still doesn't work. It just looks like that status isn't read correctly - no matter where you put it!



 Posted: Monday Mar 30th, 2015 02:09 pm
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Can you send your cclx file to support@cytech.biz so we can check



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When you put the Response in the Entry Alert Alarm Type, it means  that the Entry Alert  has triggered this alarm type

Your Response is
If Entry Alert <> 0
   Then ...
EndIf

This is unnecessary as the alarm is triggered by Entry Alert
The If condition fails here and thus the following action is not performed

The If Entry Alert condition is actually mean for the next zone trigger to check if an entry alert has already occured

Removing "If Entry Alert " condition will fix your problem



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Hi...i think it will not work is because that it trigger the response first when you open the front door, then it will trigger entry alert. As it triggers the response first, so the first time you open the front door, it is not in alert state and definitely will not execute the programming in the if loop.As entry alert is an alarm type, there is a easier way to go,you can go to Security Type Settings



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Is this spam? why did he just copy your answer from 2015?



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Its called referencing!



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Spammers are getting smarter



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