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Adding Easy Doorbell Intergradation to Control4 System

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This is for adding Easy Doorbell integration to your Home Automation System using the jrb Doorbell Kit for Control4:

Devices Needed:

  • Card Access WCS10A-2-ZP
  • Aleph DC-2531W
  • (1) Pair 18 AWG Wire 5 inches

jrb Store:

Must be done by a Control4 Dealer, Programmer and/or Installer…

  • You will to need install the Card Access Contact Sensor above the doorbell in the home.

    • Strip the wire to show copper on both ends and run the (1) Pair 18 AWG Wire through the opening from the back of the Contact Sensor and one end into Sensor 1 and the other end into Common (you don’t need to remember which one is which). Tighten with a flathead screw driver.

    • Use the supplied screws and sheetrock anchors (if needed) to mount the Card Access Contact Sensor above the doorbell.

    • Then, run the other end of the (1) Pair 18 AWG Wire into the doorbell housing (you may need to cut a notch out for the wire to get into the doorbell housing using tin snips or another type of cutting tool).

    • Next, strip the wire to show copper on both ends and run the (1) Pair 18 AWG Wire into the Connection Ports of the Surface Mount Magnetic Contact. Tighten with a flathead screw driver.

    • Using the supplied double sided tape, attach the Surface Mount Magnetic Contact behind the doorbell plunger.

    • Add (2) AA Batteries to the Contact Sensor.

  • Next, you will need need to add the Card Access Driver to your Control4 project and identify that device into your system.

    • In Composer, go to:
      • Search
      • Type in WCS10A
      • Double Click on Control4 Wireless Contact Sensor to add to your project.

    • Then rename that driver to coincide with the “contact” it will be associated with. For example, this will be for the front door doorbell, so I have named it Porch Doorbell Contact Sensor.

    • Next, you will want to add the Doorbell Driver that the Contact Sensor will be working with.
    • In Composer, go to:
      • My Drivers
      • Scroll Down to Doorbell in the Sensors Folder
      • Double Click on Doorbell to add to your project and rename the driver to go with the Contact Sensor you have added.

Next, your going to want to bound these drivers together. You want to tell the system that, “When the doorbell is presses, close the contact sensor. When the contact sensor is closed, trigger an event (example: a doorbell tone is played through the speakers in your house).

    • In Composer, go to:
      • Connections
      • Select the Contact Sensor
      • Select the Contact Input 1
      • Then bound Contact Input 1 to the Doorbell Contact Sensor.

Now you are going to need to Identify the Card Access WCS10A-2-ZP to join the Zigbee Mesh.

    • In Composer, go to:
      • Connections

      • Network Tab
      • Double Click on WCS10A
        • The Identify Window will Open

    • Take the Contact Sensor and add it to the Contact Sensor Base, then with Control4 DriverWorks Identify Window open, Press the ID Button on the Cart Access Contact Sensor (4) times. You should see the MAC Address populate in the Address Box in the Identify Window.

Once identified into the Control4 Project, you should see information like the Battery Level, MAC Address and Temperature populate into the Contact Sensor Driver.

  • Your now going to want to test the driver and make sure that the Surface Mount Magnet Contact is in the correct position near the plunger of the doorbell.

*You may need to move the Surface Mount Magnetic Contact around the area of the doorbell plunger to find the sweet spot for where it will be in range to detect the magnetic pulse to trigger the magnetic contact.*

    • If the Surface Mount Magnetic Contact is in the sweet spot where it will react to the doorbell plungers magnetic pulse, when you press the doorbell button at your front door, you should see Contact 1 Close and then Open.

Open (NO or Normally Open):

Close Quickly:

Then Open Back Up:

If you see this after you press the doorbell, your in the sweet spot and you can now put the cover back onto the doorbell. If not, you will need to continue to move the Surface Mount Magnetic Contact until it will react to the doorbell plungers magnetic pulse when the doorbell is pressed.

  • From this point, you now can create an event when the doorbell is pressed.

    • For Example:
      • Execute an Announcement when the doorbell is pressed. Don’t forget that Stop command.

Currently when this was written, we have the Harry Potter .WAV file play when the doorbell is pressed and now we can hear if someone is at the door if were in the basement or outside in the backyard.

For you Disney World fans, nothing beats the Haunted Mansion chimes as a doorbell during Halloween!

Easy Programming; Trigger a light that is on your Control4 system to blink if the doorbell is pressed.

Moderate Programming; If the TV is on, mute the audio and pause the source you are watching if the doorbell is pressed.

Advanced Programming; Trigger your front door camera to move (if it’s a PTZ camera) and take a picture of who is at your front door and show it on your TV screens and even send it to your phone.

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