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[Amazon.ca] Eyez-On Envisalink 4, makes your old alarm panel into a smart panel, $109.95 Deal is back on Amazon

Since my Hub6 Got the red light of death,
the alternative everyone is talking about is Envisalink..

I get to use my amazon gift cards with this purchase !!

Sold by Eyezon and Fulfilled by Amazon.

heres a small discussion regarding HUB6 red light of death
hub6-safe-smart-home-security-red-light ... d-2512253/
Last edited by MobilityMan on Jan 6th, 2022 9:03 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Thread Summary
Works with certain DsC and Honeywell panels only. No ADT or other systems supported
If you don’t have a working panel, you can easily replace the control board for ~70$ depending on how many zones you have

You can integrate with Home Assistant to automatically arm and disarm the system (code stored locally, no cloud required)

Envisalink appears as a virtual keypad and will be treated as a second or third keypad

Installer code is not required to install, but required to remove
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I have the Envisalink 4

How do you get Google Assistant to work with this?

I can only think of incorporating Home Assistant with Google Assistant but I don't want to deal with managing another server.
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Let us know how it goes and if you like it.

As I mentioned, mine has been great but I just use their IOS app.

I had to turn iPhone Settings/Messages "Filter Unknown Senders=OFF" to allow SMS messages from EyezOn to get through.
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cloudsuck wrote: Let us know how it goes and if you like it.

As I mentioned, mine has been great but I just use their IOS app.

I had to turn iPhone Settings/Messages "Filter Unknown Senders=OFF" to allow SMS messages from EyezOn to get through.
Feb 6th is the eta.
If I can't get the EVL4 to work off the control pad, (which was my HUB6 method of installation), i will install the EVL4 at my parents house first.
then figure out a powerline method for ethernet and i have to drill holes etc.. for my house.
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IIRC, the EVL4 sniffs comms between the keypad and mainboard so you may be OK with the keypad install.

Github has a project that can crack the installer code of the panel (and much more) using an ESP8266. The more part looks to have a dependency on Blynk which is now defunct. I think I first learned of the code cracker in a RFD EVL4 thread.
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cloudsuck wrote: IIRC, the EVL4 sniffs comms between the keypad and mainboard so you may be OK with the keypad install.

Github has a project that can crack the installer code of the panel (and much more) using an ESP8266. The more part looks to have a dependency on Blynk which is now defunct. I think I first learned of the code cracker in a RFD EVL4 thread.
somebody on amazon reviews posted issues with the installer code when they wanted to remove the Evl-4? whats up with that?
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The previous owners of my house had ADT (now bought by Telus) home security: cameras and door sensors. The panel is from alarm.com
Would this work with the devices I have? Or, any suggestions for something I can continue to use the hardware with without paying subscription fees?
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"My biggest challenge is with those that want to remove the envisalink. You actually need the alarm installers code to clear the additional unit which a lot of people may not have access to readily. Alarm companies will usually not release it. So if you are buying it to test it then buyer beware."

Perhaps this is reference to installing the EVL4 rather than removing it? You could ask for a clarification from the author.

You might want to browse the EyezOn Forum on this question.

And check here: Envisalink 4 Installation & Account Setup

I installed the DSC panel about 20 years ago so I have all codes for mine, but I cannot recall if I needed codes for the install.
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OongaLoonga wrote: The previous owners of my house had ADT (now bought by Telus) home security: cameras and door sensors. The panel is from alarm.com
Would this work with the devices I have? Or, any suggestions for something I can continue to use the hardware with without paying subscription fees?
This won't work with alarm.com equipment.
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Been running Envisalink4 for 5+ years. My backup battery died recently so I need to get a replacement to clear my battery fault light. Otherwise my DSC system has been rock solid.
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cloudsuck wrote: "My biggest challenge is with those that want to remove the envisalink. You actually need the alarm installers code to clear the additional unit which a lot of people may not have access to readily. Alarm companies will usually not release it. So if you are buying it to test it then buyer beware."

Perhaps this is reference to installing the EVL4 rather than removing it? You could ask for a clarification from the author.

You might want to browse the EyezOn Forum on this question.

And check here: Envisalink 4 Installation & Account Setup

I installed the DSC panel about 20 years ago so I have all codes for mine, but I cannot recall if I needed codes for the install.
so lets say the EVL-4 is up and running perfectly with my DSC Panel, I decide to disconnect the EVL-4 and use a different brand, what does removing the EVL-4 do to my DSC panel?
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Thanks OP... unfortunately it doesn't appear to support DSC PC1500/PC1550 panels with LED615 keypads. My house came with this old system and the previous owner did not provide me the master code. The alarm company they used was willing to remove the installer lock-out code for $50-$100 so instead of handing over the ransom to release the alarm panel, I found out how to short the EEPROM and restore the panel back to factory defaults. I don't know why the EnvisaLink 4 is not compatible with these older panels.
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QuickFingers wrote: Thanks OP... unfortunately it doesn't appear to support DSC PC1500/PC1550 panels with LED615 keypads. My house came with this old system and the previous owner did not provide me the master code. The alarm company they used was willing to remove the installer lock-out code for $50-$100 so instead of handing over the ransom to release the alarm panel, I found out how to short the EEPROM and restore the panel back to factory defaults. I don't know why the EnvisaLink 4 is not compatible with these older panels.
Do share the technique to reset the panel
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I had the EVL-4 for a couple of years and it was solid however once I picked up a SmartThings hub, I wanted an easy way to integrate the wired alarm sensors into my automation routines. Ended up replacing the Envisalink with Konnected. May be another option to consider if the Envisalink doesn’t meet your needs.
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I have had EyezOn 4 for the past 2 years - works flawlessly. I also use Homebridge and the plugin makes it amazing to use in automation. So, if my door opens, I can turn on the light, play music etc. Or if motion is detected at a certain time, announce a message on Google Home Speakers using Home Assistant.

It's been flawless like I said above. Go for it.
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weedb0y wrote: Do share the technique to reset the panel
It's actually explained in the PC1500/PC1550 installer PDF manual, just do a search for "EEPROM Reset" on page 13.

"If the installer’s code is forgotten and a software reset cannot be
performed, the panel can be reset to the factory default values with
the following method.

1. Remove all power, AC and battery, from the panel.
2. Short the pads on the panel labelled EEPROM RESET.
3. While maintaining the short, power-up the panel and wait for
at least 10 seconds before removing the short.
4. Upon removal of the short, the keypad buzzer will beep and
the panel will be reset to the factory default values."

My panel had two pins not pads and I create a short between the pins by holding a piece of wire between the two pins for 10 seconds, it's easier to use a jumper shunt (black jumper that is the kind you find from a computer motherboard or circuit board)
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I also purchased the EVL-4 for my DSC 1832 a couple of years ago and it's been rock solid. I think I bought it for same price on Amazon. No need to have central monitoring anymore. I have it integrated with my Alexa with the Envisalink skill. I love being able to turn on the alarm remotely if I forgot to do it when I leave the house. Highly recommended to have remote control on your hardwired alarm and no more alarm monitoring fees.
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MobilityMan wrote: Since my Hub6 Got the red light of death,
the alternative everyone is talking about is Envisalink..

I get to use my amazon gift cards with this purchase !!

Sold by Eyezon and Fulfilled by Amazon.

heres a small discussion regarding HUB6 red light of death
hub6-safe-smart-home-security-red-light ... d-2512253/
Great deal OP. Have been using mine for a bit over a year at this point with Homebridge (https://homebridge.io/) to bring this into HomeKit. My house came with a dumb DSC Power series alarm - added this module which took maybe 5 minutes to install and was super easy.

The cool part once it is in HomeKit is you now get access to all the sensors - ie door, motion, window etc. I have some automations when windows open to shut off the furnace (have an ecobee in HomeKit as well). Or have it turn on a Sonos when motion is detected… kinda neat stuff. Can also arm or disarm the system on a schedule or via Siri.

I find I rarely use the EyezOn app but instead manage it all via HomeKit.

Would easily recommend this as one of the better smart device purchases I’ve made.

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