Peter C Bye

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    Peter C Bye commented  · 

    Definitely need to be able to process a list of commands. Even most CAD packages have a LISP processor to process a set of commands like a macro. I have a security system with an EnvisaLink module and it works pretty well. I can arm the system, disarm, and get some status information. But, in order to get the status of a door or window zone, you need to Ask Alexa if the front door is open. When you have 64 zones, it’s value becomes depreciated. If I could just create a named group/list and check all the sensors that I want in that group and call it by name, Alexa should be able to traverse the list and tell what door/windows are open or closed. The same could be done with other sensors and the panel itself to tell you if Fire, CO, Gas alarms are latched and what the Arming state of the panel is in, Armed Stay, Armed Away, Armed MAX, Disarmed, etc. it’s cool, but a little too tedious to asked the status of each one. It’s easier to go look at a panel, or to just arm it and have it tell you what’s open/faulted.

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