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#1 ghurty

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 11:22 PM

I am trying to setup the an ELK Gold with the M1-XEP.

I put good SMTP info in (I used optimums settings, no authentication required) clicked test email, but nothing came. Any suggestiosn?


Also is it possible (if yes how) to have the elk send an email when an zone sis triggered, preferably with which zone was triggered. (I think I remember that the latter is not doable). I think I figured this one out, by adding a rule:

whenever zone 1 becomes not secure 
and area armed
the send email message

However, does this give time for the code to be entered before the alarm get sent?



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Edited by ghurty, 26 September 2011 - 12:47 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 11:38 PM

I have the time working (manually set the dns) but emails is still not working. Whenever I click test, it disconnects.

Edited by ghurty, 26 September 2011 - 12:45 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:58 AM

Checked everything suggested here :http://www.cocoontech.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16341
And it still resets

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:59 AM

Hope these help. This is a known issue

http://www.cocoontec...=1

http://www.cocoontec...=1

http://www.cocoontec...h=1

http://www.cocoontec...=1

http://www.cocoontec...=1

http://www.cocoontec...=1

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:08 AM

In the end using only the IP instead of DNS name got it to work.

Any input regarding my other question:

Also is it possible (if yes how) to have the elk send an email when an zone sis triggered, preferably with which zone was triggered. (I think I remember that the latter is not doable). I think I figured this one out, by adding a rule:

whenever zone 1 becomes not secure
and area armed
the send email message



However, does this give time for the code to be entered before the alarm get sent?


Thanks

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:37 AM

Figured out the last bit, I had to use the burglar alarm trigger.

I know as of know ELK does not support dynamic email. Is there any planned update to add support?


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:55 AM

Not sure. I started using Premise to send all my emails from the elk, as it allows me to do a whole lot more with the rules, etc.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:04 AM

Figured out the last bit, I had to use the burglar alarm trigger.

I know as of know ELK does not support dynamic email. Is there any planned update to add support?


Thanks


There is no word on adding support for dynamic emails. This is one of the biggest drawbacks of the M1. One option is to rely on your alarm monitoring company to send this info. NextAlarm has a notify only option for $5 a month.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:15 AM

or as NOV said, use a 3rd party app to do your emails... premise or Elve can do a whole lot more with rules.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:29 PM

Which is the best HA software to use in this case.

Where I want the ELK running most of the show, but the software just to add features and capabilities.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:44 PM

That's a matter of opinion... Premise is free and has a big following here so that'll get plugged for sure.

I chose the $99 intro of Elve because I like how it's built and it was unbelievably easy to get running - and has so much more potential for when I have time to experiment more.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

That's a matter of opinion... Premise is free and has a big following here so that'll get plugged for sure.

I chose the $99 intro of Elve because I like how it's built and it was unbelievably easy to get running - and has so much more potential for when I have time to experiment more.



With any of those, are you able to output more dynamic audio (using TTS or something) to the ELKs speaker?

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 03:46 PM

I have Elve running on an HP MediaSmart Windows Home Server which is headless and has no audio support; but the specs say that Elve does have text to speech... As long as that's the case, there's plenty of info here on CT about interfacing two separate audio sources on the same set of Elk speakers. Many people use relays and rules that switch the speakers back and forth... I've been lazy and gotten away with just having both my Elk124 recordable voice module and the M1 connected to the speakers at the same time... it's only when the unit is first powered on that it kinda overdrives the speakers.

You'll likely want to run from the computer's sound output to an Elk800 10-watt amplifier to get the volume up where it needs to be and similar to the Elk's volume - then to the speakers.




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