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 Posted: Saturday Aug 26th, 2006 03:27 pm
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I've had Comfort II in and running for about 6 weeks now, replacing my Comfort I system.

One thing I have noticed is that the keypad backlights seem to stay on all the time when the system is in "Security Off" mode. When armed (at least when armed to "night" mode) the lights go off.

I've checked the keypads and J4 is set to "Normal", and they haven't been changed at all since I converted from Comfort I.

Has anyone else noticed this?

I'm using firmware 5.054.

regards,

Keith

Last edited on Saturday Aug 26th, 2006 03:27 pm by Majik



 Posted: Monday Aug 28th, 2006 01:12 am
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To have a better understanding of your problem, does it occur only when you change to security off mode?

How about pressing "#" key in security off mode?  Is the backlight still on?

 



 Posted: Monday Aug 28th, 2006 06:05 am
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Yes it does only happen when moving to security off, and after I press the # key it eventually goes out.

Cheers,

Keith



 Posted: Monday Aug 28th, 2006 09:07 am
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I suspect that there is a long "to do" list (like switching on lights etc) when changing to security off mode. 

One possible solution is to separate all items in the "to do" list into 2 parts and trigger each other with a time interval (maybe 2 seconds).  In other words, upon changing to security off mode, the response will trigger 1st part of the list and a timer to trigger the rest later. 

See if the problem still exists.

 



 Posted: Monday Aug 28th, 2006 09:20 am
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I wouldn't call it a "long" list:

Stops a timer
Limit dialout
sets a flag (via a do)
Issues 2 X10 commands (via a nested do)

I'll try setting the X10 commands to be triggered by a time as you suggest and let you know how it goes.

Cheers,

Keith



 Posted: Tuesday Aug 29th, 2006 04:20 pm
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OK, I tried this but no dice. My SecurityOff response now reads:

Stop Timer LightFlash
Limit DialOut
Do CamPersistOff [Set Camera Persistance OFF]
Do Heat21C [Heating to 21C] After 5 Seconds Using Timer14

In case you were wondering, CamPersistOff reads:

Clear Flag CamAlwaysOn

But I still get the keypad light staying on until I press the # key

Any other ideas?

Cheers,

Keith



 Posted: Wednesday Aug 30th, 2006 05:02 am
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This may be an unintended consequence of a chnage we made to fix another problem, where when the system is disarmed, the backlight was turned off immediately, which is inconvenient when it is dark
We will investigate and see how this can be improved in the future



 Posted: Wednesday Aug 30th, 2006 07:40 am
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I tweaked the response further trimming it to:

Stop Timer LightFlash
Limit DialOut
Clear Flag CamAlwaysOn
Do Heat21C [Heating to 21C] After 5 Seconds Using GeneralTimer

(so the CamAlwaysONn flag is unset directly rather than via the do CamPersistOff response)

It now seems to work OK.

It does seem to be very sensitive!

Cheers,

Keith

Last edited on Wednesday Aug 30th, 2006 07:40 am by Majik



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Your information is important for us to pin-point the cause.

Thanks for your contribution. ;)



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