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  1. Yes, the OP's G2 is not supported by the GX app. SelfMon customers who already have an LCE module in their Galaxy G2 system can enjoy push notification and remote virtual keypad using the SelfMon VKP app. The Dimension and Flex are supported by the GX app. The GX app push notification is a free service, so you just have to wait patiently if there are any issues.
  2. The Honeywell Ethernet module will only do event reporting and no panel control or apps. Also, the SelfMon LCE module, which supported virtual keypad and SelfMon reporting, is now end of life.
  3. All sounds compatible. I'll note some points for you: - YX0-0004 is a prox tag and not the SHK8M piezo shock sensor. - I would probably go for the large enclosure with a bigger power supply when using the touchcenter+. You may get a decent deal on an FX100+ with 2A PSU includes the deep discharge module. The bigger enclosure supports a greater capacity backup battery too. - You're listing the image capture PIR's. Just be aware that there is no support to receive images from the galaxy phone app. An ARC with the Honeywell receiver (you noted the part number) is required and I don't know of an ARC who would relay these images for you. I run SelfMon and don't support image capture from inside domestic premises due to privacy issues. Maybe better going for wired or the IR8M sensors. - RSS software costs nearly £1k. This doesn't make sense for a one panel install. I think you'd be better buying a panel bundle which has the panel, Ethernet, GSM/GPRS and RF portal included. Standard 6 or 8 core alarm cable is fine. I use the Texecom grade 3 backlit X-B bell boxes with these systems. With dual piezo, they're louder.
  4. Hi, sorry, on holiday... OP, you just need to configure the 12 onboard zones as RF devices. One of the RF portals will have one virtual RIO enabled (8 zones) and this lets the panel use all 20 zones. The galaxy then uses agile routing to determine which portal has the best signal for the RF devices. You can also override this and fix a device to use a specific portal. See my previous last post in this thread where the installer had a hard wired RIO too. This allowed any mix of hard wired or RF across all 20 zones. https://www.thesecurityinstaller.co.uk/community/topic/42671-galaxy-flex-20-with-rf-rio/?do=findComment&comment=483040
  5. Agree, swap keypads over. Looks like a faulty keypad with bars like that.
  6. Address 0 to 3 for the FX20 and FX50. The RIO addresses are not associated with the keypad addresses. Only one RIO can be added to the FX20.
  7. Yes, autoset would be a better choice. You can have a warning sent via self monitoring if the system has not been set by a certain time point. This would allow you to log in to set remotely. The Dimension panels have a count down timer which could possibly be combined with the 'ready' output type, but the Flex links don't support the latch and reflex timers, so you would need an external countdown timer linked to a set input. Probably better to integrate some automation system with the panel if you want something complex.
  8. Depends if it fails after a week or two. Pain in the butt if you need to swap out the controls to return.
  9. Customer returns. Case is new, but the PCB is from the faulty panel swapped at site. You may get lucky and get one with a dialer fault.
  10. Up to 24 (3 virtual Rio's), but as per James, the panel needs to support the zone count. There are small exceptions with the bigger panels. Look up the galaxy range comparison chart for max zone / wireless zone count.
  11. Typical driver for a piezo. You'll find many examples on-line. The waveform is probably a warble or the like. I'd suggest getting a copy of Horowitz & Hill 'the art of electronics' it's an excellent reference.
  12. Having designed compatible modules, my thoughts for panel / module / sensor design would be to leverage other modules/sensors that are out there already. If you have no experience in firmware and electronic design, then the more complex parts of the system will be a huge undertaking. I would expect a control panel alone (enclosure / electronics / firmware / software / compliance / packaging) at current market level product expectations to take at least 100 man months of effort to go through concept, alpha, beta, release and ramp to volume. To release a product within a couple of years would mean recruiting skilled engineers and probably cost in excess of 500k. The volume sales required to recover the development costs are huge, so risk is very high. There's also ongoing support costs, as nobody wants to buy a product that has no long term support. Any investor willing to back such a venture would be looking at your own track record, your own investment and ability to bring it all together. As others have commented, it's probably best to start very small before even thinking about something complex. The internal speaker is a good example. Take all current offerings, perform teardown analysis, voice of customer analysis and so on. Design something new. Send out free samples. Get feedback and iterate until you have an ace product that your customers want. That said, it's still very difficult to produce something simple and make money. You may be able to design with a small team (ie.yourself) in the UK, but would find it very difficult to make profit manufacturing here. It's all a very nice thought of being able to create local jobs for people, but very difficult to justify if skilled/unskilled labour is available at 1/5 of the cost elsewhere.
  13. Functionality on the G2 is limited to the emulated keypad only. Only flex and dimension will communicate with the other features. You can always use a metal cased flex, which is the same size as the G2.
  14. If that's the Chiron GT-20 Ethernet board, then no. You need an LCE module for the G2 series. The Honeywell modules don't support Virtualkeypad on the G2 series.
  15. Sorry, super busy lately. Op, do you have any old serial rs232 lead? You can reset with RSS, but you need to be able to connect somehow. Alternatively, and for cases where RSS is locked out, I also have a special Ethernet module, which allows browser based access to log in as remote like with the special engineers keypad. I suppose it depends if you can wait a couple of days to fix it. Any Ethernet, or pstn dial in enabled on the system?
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