Thank you for the follow up.
No, the basic suggestion didn’t work. I registered the old panel, then removed all the sensors there, them reinstalled the new panel, and still could not trigger sensor visibility by opening/closing windows etc
Learning in the sensors will require following the manufacturer instruction for each model, depending on what models you have and what frequency they use. We can help provide instruction for the various models you have, are there any you are still having trouble with?
If they are all PowerG this will generally mean using the learn button inside or by powering up the sensor with battery insertion depending on the model.
Alternatively you can manually add them by typing the sensor’s ID. I typically recommend this route for PowerG.
For reference, your photo appears to be a PG9303. Here is the manual for that device.
Then went to test, and most of them said “status unknown” and did not work.
PowerG is a two way communication protocol and uses adaptive battery power draw. Shortly after pairing the devices there may be a period where the status of the sensor is not yet updated on the panel. It is common to see a “Not Networked” condition. This will go away after some time, or often activity at the sensor.
Then I tried to use the app as a remote status monitor, so I didn’t have to keep running back and forth between panel and sensor. But maddeningly, it seems the app does not support real time sensor monitoring?
No, it does not support real time status in the terms that I think you are describing. You can refresh the app to pull the latest status, and you can view the current status of the system under normal activity, but there will still be a delay depending on the circumstance.
The app cannot be used to view immediate repeated open/close events like you may have been trying when testing. The panel must be used for that.
For Door/Window contacts there is a 3 minute delay between when the same signal will be processed again and show in history/used for notification purposes.
If you open the door, the status will change to open shortly following, then if you open the door again 20 times in 3 minutes, it won’t register another open until the 3 minute delay is up.
But even though they work, many show as not working in the app (but not on the panel). And as far as I can see, another bonehead thing about the app is, no way to force sync.
I’m not seeing any devices with unknown status at this time. All seem to be reporting normally, however, note that it looks like according to ADC you have all the zones programmed as Entry Exit points. That means that windows will start an entry delay when opened when the system is armed, instead of immediately alarming.
Typically you would want to use the Perimeter sensor group for windows and doors that are not used for entry when returning home. You can change this under each sensor under Settings > Advanced Settings > Installer Code > Installation > Devices > Security Sensors > Edit Sensor.