AlarmDecoder control Function buttons

Can I access the function buttons on my Honeywell Security 6160 Ademco Alpha Display Keypad with the AlarmDecoder binding? I have the bottom function button setup to open and close my overhead garage door with a relay. Is there a way to do it through a rule? Thanks!

It’s supported based on this

Yes, so in alarm decoder item, you basically map which button to send.


Number alarm  { alarmdecoder="SEND#1=1,2=2,3=3,4=4,5=5,6=6,=7=7,8=8,9=9,0=0,10=*,11=POUND", autoupdate="false" }
Switch garage


    Item garage changed to ON
    alarm.sendCommand(11) // This will send # (or pound) based on map above) as if you pressed it

Lucky, thanks for the reply. That just lets you control the number, #, and * buttons, doesn’t it. I want to be
able to press the buttons to the left of the number keys. Specifically the one just left of the * key.


What is your alarmdecoder.cfg?
can you telnet on IP port

telnet xxxx

If yes what do you get on telnet when you press that button?

Those are just ‘macros’. For example, if you HOLD Away or Stay, they are just sending ##2 or ##3

That’s assuming he bound the AD to an IP. If he’s using AD2USB, he need to connect to the serial port instead

Then we can you the tcp binding and detect that