Configuring First Alert alarm

  • Last Post 04 May 2017
jonnysax posted this 25 April 2017

So I currently have 4 of these First alert Combo alarms.  I guess when i first installed them I never got them fully working.  i can see them on my axial software, but I realize after my smoke alarm went off due to cooking that they do not report to axial.  I will be adding a few more soon and i wondered what the proper protocol is to get these added and working?

Also, should they show up as alarms?  Binary sensors?  

Any help getting these fully working would be helpful!  thanks

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rscott posted this 25 April 2017

The trick is getting them configured before they go back to sleep. I couldn't find a way to wake it up after the initial inclusion, so I found that I had to use Axial Server to include, then immediately try to run an auto configure. 

When you've done it right, you'll see the alarm code change to 13 (if I recall correctly) when you do a test by pusing the button on the alarm itself.

I've got mine set to "alarm" but it doesn't really matter too much on this device.

jonnysax posted this 26 April 2017

Thanks Ryan, I'll try that and see how it goes.  

jonnysax posted this 30 April 2017

Ok so I tried it out. Added the alarm and did a quick auto configuration. When I pushed the test button I got a alarm code 13. But now the code 13 will not turn off. Any ideas on how to turn the code off without removing and adding again?

rscott posted this 04 May 2017

There's a code that will always be there... for some reason, the alarm sends it out to signify "all ok." If I recall, it'll change to 1 or 2 when an actual fire is detected, so you can basically set your scene trigger to watch for anything other than 13.