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@Dan_Zister

How to get the ELK-930 to work depends on a number a factors since it has a fixed 900 mAmp detection threshold.

1. Illuminated doorbell button?

2. Mechanical Chime or Electronic Melody Chime

MY SOLUTION

I had an electronic melody chime and an illuminated doorbell button, thus I had to add a diode across the doorbell button terminals for it to illuminate.  Unfortunately, the electronic melody chime would trip the ELK-930 multiple times while playing, resulting in multiple rule triggers.  So, I added a virtual output to the rule to avoid multiple triggers while the melody was playing.  The only problem I had is when the bulb burned out (all too frequently) in the illuminated push button, the current draw of the electronic melody chime by itself  was not enough to trigger the ELK-930.

When I installed 2 video doorbells, the ELK-930 was not suited for the task.  I installed a mechanical chime and a current sense relay to replace the ELK-930 function.

DOORBELL ZONE INPUT CONFIG

Zone: 15

Name Door Bell

-Configuration
Definition 16 = Non-alarm
Type 2 = Normally Open

 

DOORBELL RULE

WHENEVER Door Bell (Zn 15) BECOMES NOT SECURE

AND Door Bell (Out 7) STATE IS OFF

THEN TURN Door Bell (Out 7) ON FOR 15 SECS

THEN SEND EMAIL MESSAGE 5 TO [redacted]@mms.att.net (Email 5)

THEN TURN Garage [4 (A4)] ON, FADE RATE = 0 FOR 5 MINS

THEN TURN Exterior [6 (A61 ON. FADE RATE = 0 FOR 5 MINS

 

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