So guys, which one should I buy, old keypad or the new keypad kp2 and why?
It is my understanding that the speaker that is build into the KP1 can not have voice anouncements.Steve said:That pretty much sums it up. Also the KP1 has a built in speaker. KP2 has a spot for one, but is separate. The text on the KP1 is larger and imo easier to read, but the blue is nicer. If we could have the KP1 LCD in blue that would be perfect!
I haven't played with the KP2 yet, but, if it is anything like the KP1 with the new keypad firmware you can have a low level backlight that will wake up to a level 6 when an entry/exit delay or alarm occurs. I think ELK is still working on allowing a rule to set backlight levels, i.e. whenever sunset set keypad backlight to 2, whenever sunrise set keypad backlight to 8.jm9 said:Does the panel have the option to go dark, If placed in a bedroom.
That's understandable. But can we squeek for an aestheitcally improved external temp sensor? Maybe something like the HAI Flush Indoor Temp Sensor(2nd item down)? Or maybe a firmware update to allow us to use the HAI ones? I think that will not only solve the KP2 temp issue but give more flexibility elsewhere as well.Spanky said:From the many requests for a temperature sensor in KP2, it is more enclosed than the kP1 and internal heat generation would affect a temperature sensor should it be built in.