Burglar Alarm

The burglar alarm block can be used to easily set up an alarm system with the existing sensors (motion detectors, window contacts, etc.).

The alarm can be armed immediately or after a delay either via the block inputs or directly through the app.
If an Alarm is triggered, various alarm levels are started in a time-delayed manner.
An alarm can create alerts by flashing lights, playing an alarm sound/loud music, making phone calls, or raising the blinds and opening curtains.

Double click on the block to bring up the configuration menu, this allows selection of which sensors should trigger an alarm and which function blocks (lighting controllers etc) should be used as an alert.

Table of Contents


Inputs

Abbreviation Summary Description Value Range
P Presence Alarm input for presence detection. 0/1
Gb Glass breakage Alarm input for broken glass detection. 0/1
Wc Window contacts Alarm input for window contacts
(0 = closed, 1 = open).
0/1
Dc Door contacts Alarm input for door contacts
(0 = closed, 1 = open).
0/1
Ot Other Alarm input for additional sensors and detectors. 0/1
Tg Toggle with presence detection Toggles between arm / disarm.
Presence sensors are used to trigger an alarm.
0/1
Tgnp Toggle without presence detection Toggles between arm / disarm.
Presence sensors are not used to trigger an alarm.
0/1
A Arm with presence detection Arms the alarm system.
Presence sensors are used to trigger an alarm.
0/1
Anp Arm without presence detection Arms the alarm system.
Presence sensors are not used to trigger an alarm.
0/1
Ad Arm delayed with presence detection Arms the alarm system with a delay (Ard).
Presence sensors are used to trigger an alarm.
0/1
Adnp Arm delayed without presence detection Arms the alarm system with a delay (Ard).
Presence sensors are not used to trigger an alarm.
0/1
Off Off Pulse: Outputs are reset / switched off.
On: Block is locked.
Dominating input.
0/1
Ca Confirm alarm Confirms the current alarm and resets all alarm outputs.
The alarm system remains armed.
0/1
DisPc Disable periphery control Disables inputs (Tg), (Tgnp), (A), (Anp), (Ad), (Adnp) when On. (e.g Child lock, cleaning)
Control via user interface is still possible.
0/1




Outputs

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range
S Status 0 = Disarmed
1 = Armed with motion sensors
2 = Armed without motion sensors
- 0...2
Sa Silent alarm - 0/1
Aa Audible alarm - 0/1
Va Visual alarm - 0/1
Ia Internal alarm - 0/1
Ea External alarm - 0/1
Ra Remote alarm - 0/1
N Number of active sensors -
At Alarm test Only used if parameter Tm = 1. - 0/1
Rtad Remaining time arming delay s 0...∞
Ca Cause of alarm Reports cause of the last alarm. - -
Ta Time and date of alarm Reports date and time of the last alarm. - -
WDs Window / door state On when any windows or doors are open.
If parameter (Aoc) is 1: Any open window / door is ignored and input (WDs) is set to 0 while arming.
- 0/1
WDot Text ouput for open windows / doors Outputs the names of windows and doors that were open while arming. (Output can be connected to a TTS input.) - -
AC API Connector Intelligent API based connector. - -




Parameters

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range Default Value
Rem Remanence input Remanence input: If active, the function block retains its previous state after a Miniserver reboot. - 0/1 0
Ard Arming delay s 0...∞ 600
Sad Silent alarm delay s 0...∞ 0
Aad Audible alarm delay s 0...∞ 20
Vad Visual alarm delay s 0...∞ 40
Iad Internal alarm delay s 0...∞ 90
Ead External alarm delay s 0...∞ 150
Rad Remote alarm delay s 0...∞ 300
Eip Extension of alarm input pulses Defines the minimum duration of how long alarm input pulses remain active.
Used for calculating the number of active sensors at output (N).
0 = Each pulse increases the value at output (N), only as long as it is active.
s 0...∞ 0
Spt Second presence sensor time window Defines the time window until a second presence sensor must be triggered in order for the alarm to be activated.
If only one presence sensor is used, this parameter has no effect and the alarm is triggered immediately.
0 = Function is not used
s 0...∞ 900
Atm Alarm test mode 1 = Only output (At) is triggered when alarm is active. - 0/1 0
MaxA Maximum alarm duration The alarm is reset to a silent alarm at the end of set duration.
0 = No duration limit

The Maxium alarm duration should be longer than the longest alarm delay, otherwise, certain alarm levels will never be activated!
s 0...∞ 900
Sac Silent alarm confirmation 1 = The silent alarm is confirmed when the maximum alarm duration (MaxA) is reached. - 0/1 0
Aoc Arm open contact 0 = Alarm triggers when a window or door is open while arming.
1 = Alarm only triggers when the state of a door or window changes when armed.
- 0/1 0




Properties

Summary Description Unit Value Range Default Value
Delay after start Delay of the activation and arming of the alarm following a restart of the Miniserver in seconds.
A value below 10 may lead to false alarms on a reboot!
Only has an effect if remanence is enabled and the alarm is armed before restart!
s 0...3600 -
Number of Entries Maximum number of saved messages. - 2...100 -
Suppressed outputs Suppression of all none connected outputs Aa - Ra.
The silent alarm can't be suppressed!
- - -
Configuration Configuration of the available inputs and outputs. - - -




Output on WDot

In case a window or door is still open when the alarm system is armed (delayed or normal), output (WDs) is activated and a message is output at (WDot). For example, "Attention, kitchen window is still open"! If several windows / doors are open, the output reads: "Attention! Several windows or doors are still open!".


Behavior of the motion sensors

When the alarm system is armed with motion sensors, all motion sensors connected to the alarm system are set to the shortest overrun duration.