This morning I awoke to find that the Vera reported “DSCAlarmPanel: Invalid Password for the Envislink module, please reconfigure” and the Vera controls over the DSC are of course non-functional.
The odd thing is that last night I set the alarm without a problem, nothing happened that I know of overnight and this morning I find it disabled.
I reset the password on the Envislink and the DSC Plug in and its still failing. I can obviously talk to the Envisilink, the Vera appears to be fine otherwise. But of course I cannot ARM the system from Vera. On the Envislink the "TPI Status’ shows “No client” … the EVL3 is online to the Envisalerts Server and there are no alerts from there so its working. The code used by Vera works on the local alarm panel to ARM/DISARM so the alarm system knows about the code.
I changed the Vera and DSC password back to the default “user” and everything works fine. I then set it to the earlier 4 digit numeric I had been using without a problem for over a year and it failed immediately. It appears that the only password it will accept is the EVL3 default “user”.
Now yet another oddball behavior recently. This one I just don’t understand at all.
Twice in the past two weeks I have noticed that the indicator for one of the zones keeps showing as tripped but the DSC itself itself shows all the zones ready. I noticed this first in ImperiHome where the Composite Security widget starts flashing red after someone opens the front door, Zone 1 but doesn’t stop after the door is closed. The Vera shows the Zone 1 sensor tripped but the DSC shows everything fine and ready to arm.
If I reboot the Vera the problem clears … until the next time If it would happen every day I could track it down but it happens maybe once a week so it nothing but a pain to find.