M1 Voice Dialer Notification

  Voice Dialer Notification

The built in voice dialer can be used for notification of an event based on time, system status, zone changes, last user, temperature reading, etc.  It can call any phone, on or off site, including a cell phone.  The M1 Gold can dial up to 8 numbers, while the M1 Standard can dial up to 4 numbers.  Here are a few application examples.
 
Latch Key Kid Notification:
When the child (Little Johnny) comes home and disarms the system with his code, the system will automatically arm to stay mode and dial the parent’s (Mrs. Smith’s) number and announce “Little Johnny is home.”  

This message was recorded as a custom voice message.  This is done using user menu 8, sub menu 87, in conjunction with the house telephone. Then, a miscellaneous voice message (Miscellaneous 1 (vm239) in this example) is programmed to use the custom message that was recorded.
  WHENEVER Area One (Area 1) ARMED STATE BECOMES DISARMED
            AND THE LAST USER WAS Little Johnny (User 2)
                  THEN ARM AREA(S) 1 TO STAY IMMEDIATELY
                  THEN DIAL Mrs. Smith (5551234) AND ANNOUNCE Miscellaneous 1 (vm239)

Notification for gun cabinets, liquor cabinets, toolboxes, etc:
In this example, a gun cabinet is being monitored.  If the cabinet is opened, the M1 will dial the programmed number (Mr. Smith in this example) and announce “Gun Cabinet Is Not Secure.” 

WHENEVER Gun Cabinet (Zn 10) BECOMES NOT SECURE
          THEN DIAL Mr. Smith (5552345) AND ANNOUNCE Miscellaneous 2 (vm240)

To allow “Mr. Smith” access to the cabinet without receiving the phone call, an F key and an unused output will be used.  The cabinet has been setup in its own area and “Mr. Smith” is the only user in that area. The zone definition for the cabinet is set up as ‘Non-Alarm” (definition = 16) to prevent an audible alarm from activating when the cabinet is opened.  The F key (F4 in this example) has been programmed to require a code.  This is done in RP on the keypad screen.  When the F4 key is pressed and the correct code is entered, the unused output will be turned on.

WHENEVER KEY F4 ON KEYPAD 2 ACTIVATES
          THEN TURN Output 208 ON

By adding the ‘and’ statement shown in bold, the M1 will call and give notification only if the unused output is off.

WHENEVER Gun Cabinet (Zn 10) BECOMES NOT SECURE
     AND Output 208 STATE IS OFF
          THEN DIAL Mr. Smith (5552345) AND ANNOUNCE Miscellaneous 2 (vm240)

The unused output will be turned off when the gun cabinet is closed.

WHENEVER Gun Cabinet (Zn 10) BECOMES SECURE
          THEN TURN Output 208 OFF

Late Opening Notification for Retail Business:
This example assumes that the morning shift employees begin work at 7:00 am .  These employees rely on the opening supervisor to open the doors and disarm the security system.  If the system is not disarmed by 7:05 am , the M1 will call the general manager and announce “ 7:05 am , Store has not been disarmed, Contact the opening supervisor.”  This is a custom voice message that was recorded using user keypad menu 8, sub menu 87, and the telephone.  The custom message is then programmed as a miscellaneous voice message (Miscellaneous 3 (vm241) in this example).

WHENEVER THE TIME IS 7:05 AM
     AND Area One (Area 1) IS ARMED AWAY
          THEN DIAL General Manager (5555555) AND ANNOUNCE Miscellaneous 3 (vm241)

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