Hello, I’ve been spending a lot of time researching whether it is possible to create automation based on both alarm state/status outside of the ADC site.
Basically, I have some non Z-Wave lights and plugs that I’d like to trigger when the alarm has been tripped along with my Z-Wave switches, which are already automated in ADC.
My wall switches are made by Inovelli and so I would also like to take advantage of their scene/status ability based on the alarm state (armed/disarmed). From my research, it does seem doable to get the armed/disarmed state via Home Assistant, but I am not sure it’s possible to determine if the alarm has actually been triggered.
I came across this old support thread: Alarm.com states which mentioned using open collector terminals on a GC3 panel with a wired Z-Wave device such as a MIMOlite.
I have an IQ 2 Panel which seems to have just a single open collector terminal: “The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 has an open collector output, which automatically activates upon any alarm on the panel. When activated, it provides a short to ground.”
It seems like I would be able to attach a MIMOlite in a similar fashion to get the alarm status, but I know basically nothing about open collector programming, so I have no idea if that would work or not?