I got my new VeraPlus all setup and installed the DSC plugin connecting to an 1864 via IT100 serial. Everything works pretty well, so thanks for all your work on this plugin. I did notice some inconsistencies that confused me.
Upon install, two devices are created, “DSC Panel” & “System”. The “DSC Panel” device is really only for configuration, and does not have any control function as far as I can tell. The “System” device has the typical “Stay”, “Force”, “Disarm”, and “Arm” functions I’m familiar with on my physical DSC panel. Along with these, is a box for entering options. This I understand, although one of my questions here is:
1: Where is the documentation on the options that can be entered here?
When you enter into the “My Modes” setup section from the Vera dashboard, where you set up config for “Home”, “Night”, “Away” and “Vacation”, only the “System” device shows up, which makes sense to me since that contains all the control functionality. But then you click the drop down menu, and your choice list is: “Turn Off”, “All On Delay”, “All On Instant”, “Part On Delay”, “Part On Instant”, and “Force Arm”. This is where I get confused.
Why the different choices in function names here? How do they map to Stay and Away?
Can you further explain what the differences here are?
What does “Turn Off” do? Is this equivalent to “Disarm” and will only work if that configuration option is enabled?
If I create a scene that is triggered off someone pushing the “Away” button on the physical DSC panel on my wall, and that scene tells the Vera to enter “Away Mode”, what happens when the Vera “Away” mode then tries to re-arm the “System” in “Away” mode. Am I creating some sort of loop here?
Thanks in advance for any answers.