AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

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AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby jeffwu » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi, I've brought a Pi Zero Wireless (I know this is very new) and want to start a home automation project with Home Security system. My house has a Vista 20P security panel with 3 keypads. With AD2PI board, will I be able to connect the security system with Pi and integrate with home automation? I tried to find videos/documents for AD2PI and Pi Zero integration but was so far out of luck. Does anyone in this forum have experience on AD2PI+Pi Zero project and shed some light on this topic? Much appreciated. Jeff.
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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby kevin » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:09 pm

The Pi Zero is GPIO compatible, so it should just work once you get the GPIO header sorted out and follow the OS Setup instructions.
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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby jeffwu » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:09 pm

Hi Kevin, I just place an order for AD2PI. can you point me to some online documents for wiring and connecting? I only see AD2USB and AD2SERIAL pdf. I hope there are step-by-step documents for AD2PI part, I have Vista 20P panel and Pi 3 (or Pi Zero). Much appreciated. hope my investment in this HW will turn my home alarm into into "Smart Things".

I will update the progress here and post details of my project.

Thanks again.
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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby kevin » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:07 pm

It just plugs into the GPIO port, on the Pi3 it would cover the HDMI port leaving a few pins unpopulated toward the USB side.

Specific pinouts can be found here https://www.alarmdecoder.com/wiki/index ... bone_Black
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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby jeffwu » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:58 pm

Hi Kevin,

I receive AD2PI today. It is about time to wire the board with 20P panel. I can't seem to find any label on AD2PI board indicating which hole is 12V, GND, DI or DO. I don't want to take any guess. is there a document or a picture showing that? I search "Documentation" section, all I find are referring to AD2USB or AD2SERIAL boards. it seems a bit lack of installation guide for AD2PI specific. Can you pls shed some lights here.

Thanks

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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby jeffwu » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:00 pm

never mind. I found the labels in the bottom of the connectors.

they are GND 12V DI DO in sequence.
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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby jeffwu » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:14 pm

I've run into a problem of setting up AD2Pi. This is my situation.

Config:
AD2Pi wires with Vista 20P panel.
RPI 3 is loaded with alarmdecoder-raspbian-2016-04-29.img

Problem:
1) after power on Pi 3, I couldn't get a steady LED heartbeat on AD2PI board. It blinked about every half sec.
2) ssh to pi, run "minicom -s" to setup serial port to /dev/ttyAMA0, then type "=" within minicom console. there was no response

How should I troubleshoot from here?

Much appreciated.
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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby kevin » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:45 am

Check your wiring, also check you have the ad2pi hooked correctly to the gpio header. Lastly, make sure you are attaching to the proper device - with the newest pi3 image you should be using /dev/serial0 I believe
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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby jeffwu » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:26 pm

thanks Kevin. problem is resolved and the appliance is up and running now.

it turned out the issue was related to keypad address. I used the web app to change the default address to 21 and all is working. Now I can arm and disarm through web interface. AD2PI is a great product!!

In next step, I will integrate it with my Home Automation project. Would be able to give a cmd line example how to use API to retrieve alarm status. I want to use curl cmd line to access the web app via API. I've read your JSON doc. Please can you give me an example of how a URL is constructed to get alarm status (armed or disarmed). Thank you so much!
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Re: AD2PI with Pi Zero Wireless

Postby kevin » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:29 pm

http://www.alarmdecoder.com/swagger for api documentation and examples - when you click 'Try it out' it will give you a command line example as well such as: curl -X GET --header 'Accept: application/json' 'http://alarmdecoder.local:5000/api/v1/alarmdecoder?apikey=asdfasdf'

Which home automation system are you using? There might already be an integration.
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