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  1. Jason

    Steve, I have a new system being shipped to me (PowerSeries 1832, basically the same as your 832) along with an Envisalink 3… I wonder if I need to follow the same steps for using the EnvisAlarm monitoring

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  2. I just set up a PC1832 with a PK5501 and EnvisaLink 3. Set up the Eyezon account it will work after that. The EVL 3 sniffs KeyBus codes and sends them to the Eyezon server. The remaining DSC programming steps are to get rid of the systems faults indications and disable communications. *8 5555 015 7 ## removes the phone line monitoring; *8 5555 380 1 ## (380 1 ## if your already in the programming mode from before) to disable DSC communication i.e. phone dialing. Piece of cake after 8 hours of reading the two manuals. Be sure your sensors are configured for the default mode or you will need to change the Zone configs also. PC1832 comes defaulted to single end-of-line terminations which can detect wiring shorts and open sensors (if the resistor is truly at the sensor end of the line not the panel end)

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    1. Also I too am happy with the price (zero dineros) and service of Envisalink’s monitoring. I set up an email with alarm and faults and sms to my cell phone with just alarms. Instant response in SoCal. Faster and cheaper than “Real”: service. Of cource be sure your whole internet connection machine is UPS’ed or what’s the point.

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  3. Valeria

    I just check it & found that it work, but after few hours I get problem again. May be there is problem in settings but I never disappoint & going to try it again.

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  4. Mark Harris

    I am about to install the EVL-3 into my DSC 1832 this weekend. The 1832 is supposed to dial my cell phone on any alarm condition, but has been unreliable. I have seen it dial a few times, but know that it missed just as many other times.

    Question: Is there any problem with just leaving the analog dialing enabled? I am guessing that the EVL-3 will work flawlessly, and then the analog dial mechanism of the 1832 will continue to do what it does today, which really doesn’t bother me at all. Can I leave dialing enabled while the EVL-3 does it’s magic?

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    1. I haven’t tried doing both, but I imagine it SHOULD work just fine! Please come back and let me know for sure when you install yours, and then I’ll update the article!

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    2. Mark Harris

      It works fine! I installed the EVL-3, and didn’t change any settings on the PowerSeries832 controller. I simply wired the EVL-3 four wires, plugged in Ethernet cable, and VIOLA!!!! It worked as expected! I get 100% messages, and I have to say that while the EVL website feels minimalistic at first, it’s actually pretty user friendly and informative. For instance, the ZONE display is a set of numbered boxes 1 thru 8, and the box itself turns Bright RED as soon as the zone is tripped, and then darkens over the next to hours. So at a glance, you can get an instant view of not only which zones were tripped, but WHEN.

      Works great!

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  5. Wesley

    I hooked up my Envisalink and already had the phone line disabled (015 7). It has been working great for 2+ weeks! I just now replaced a battery in one of my window switches. Now I’m getting a communications error that I want to clear. I turned off the phone dialer (380 1) after finding your site Steve. Any idea how to clear my trouble light for communications? (I don’t have section 371 on my PC1832. )

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