I bought the NAS-AB01Z Siren/Door bell and have some problems understanding how to use all its functions. It is suppose to have an alarm and a separate door bell feature.
It pops up as the “Siren Alarm” unit when discovered (3 fast pushes on the settings button) but it also discovers 2pcs. of “Unknown Z-Wave device”.
The discovered siren alarm can be turned on and off with a switch item but there is no control for the doorbell function.
Does anyone know how to get the feature working? There is a non switchable switch item called alarm, maybe this is the actual alarm siren and the switch that works is the doorbell? If so, how do I send a z-wave “Alarm on” signal? (Which I can read me to in the manual is what the siren is listening for.
I guess you included your device multiple times because you did not wake it up after the first inclusion.
That leaves you with ghost nodes which can cause problems later …
If you have a switch available, you have your control
To distinguish between “siren” and “doorbell” function you need to use a rule and for example change the sound and volume between those functions.
For that there is a config_decimal channel which can control parameter 7.
Trigger on a number item linked to the config_decimal channel and then set your desired tone and volume.
I’m not so experienced but the trigger would be something in my Alarm or doorbell rules right? Do you have an example of how to change a setting just the row before you activate a siren or Bell (switch)?
Where do you see two switches?
I don’t, but the device is sold as a Alarm siren AND doorbell so the only way they could fulfill the feature that made me buy their product, is to have a switch for the doorbell and one for the alarm
Also having separate volume and sound settings for the alarm siren and door bell point to the fact that it is two different features hence should be one switch for each right?
The device can be controlled by 2 different switches with different tones if I recall correctly. Many people here have switched on 2 different outside doors of their house.
The doorbell comes packaged with the switches which can also be purchased separately.
No, please use the various examples in this forum and try it. If you have a basic rule and it is not working post it here and someone will help.
No, that is the reason why there is a config_decimal channel linked to a number item, please read the docs for parameter 7:
This parameter defines the default music index, volume and duration time for siren on.
This parameter can be selected between ALARM MUSIC and DOOR BELL music.
The settings for ALARM MUSIC defines by Param #1, #2, #5.
The settings for DOOR BELL defines by Param #3, #4, #6.
So in your rule you do a sendCommand(y) to your device where y is the parameter you want to use.