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  1. If you have a Dimension or Flex panel with Ethernet module, you can use Honeywell GX app or SelfMon Virtualkeypad app to remote control your panel. If you have a G3 or classic panel, only the Selfmon app will work. If you have a G2 panel, then only the Selfmon app will work, but it needs an LCE-01 Ethernet module fitted. The Selfmon app also works with webway module and any other module that has passthrough, giving full remote keypad control too. Monitoring via push notifications is free. Selfmon has a minimal account charge and multiple options for path checking and message notification types.
  2. There are zones, number of users, log size and links. For the home, if automation is expected at a later date, links are important. If no automation, then the FX20 is fine.
  3. The g2-12 panel supports 4 keypads. As per nova, the max zones are 12 on your pcb. The flex 20 is entry level, with the fx100+ offering many links for automation at a later date. The metal case flex is almost the same pcb as the plastic case with the exception of tamper connector and CPU RF can. It's also the same enclosure as your g2-12, just extra metal to house the PSU and pcb. And of course, the metal case cannot house GSM or RF portal modules. The most recent flex firmware V3.51 has more features that make it more suitable for self monitoring and app control. I would probably go for the plastic enclosure with GSM, Ethernet and RF portal all mounted internally.
  4. Does the zone issue appear when the new outlet is supplying current (microwave on full power) ? Set your meter to AC and measure between 0v and the zone connections to see if there's an issue. Try with the new outlet under load and off. For the image posted, I think it's unlikely that this is the issue. I don't know your panel, but doesn't it have a menu to show voltage sat zones and power rails being observed by the CPU? If not, then you'll need to debug by overriding zones with resistors at the panel.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Agree, swap keypads over. Looks like a faulty keypad with bars like that.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Depends if it fails after a week or two. Pain in the butt if you need to swap out the controls to return.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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