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Is it advisable to use a support relay to disconnect the loads controlled by the Energy Management system?

No. On the whole range of relay actuators art.01456 and 14537, dedicated to energy management, the devices are equipped with the “zero crossing” function which improves the management of the disconnection, avoiding electric arc phenomena during relay switching. Moreover, the devices are equipped with a current sensor which, to be able to read the correct data, must be connected directly to the load and not to a support relay coil.

 

Can the differential current sensor art.01459 be installed on any device which allows the input of a current sensor?

No. The current sensor art.01459 can be installed only in art.01456, which manages it.

If I wish to monitor the consumption values of some household appliances do I always need the load control module 01455?

No. If you only need to measure the consumption of one or more loads, all that is required are articles which support the "current sensor" function, such as 01450, 01456, 01451 and flush mounting actuators 14537. To view and save the data, you will need a touchscreen and/or webserver type supervision device

 

Article 01455 is used to manage both the consumption and production of the energy system or is it also necessary to install arti

Article 01455 is designed for the inlet of three current sensors. This means that in a single phase system in which the production meter is at a maximum distance of 40 cm from the consumption meter, it is possible to use only art.01455 with two current sensors.
In three-phase systems or single phase systems with a production meter located in another room or at a distance of more than 40 cm, in addition to the load control module art.01455, you will also need meter art.01450.

Nei parametri dei misuratori sono presenti le seguenti voci: durata rinfresco misura, frequenza rinfresco misura. A cosa si r

Entrambe le voci si riferiscono alla possibilità di visualizzare il valore indicato nel misuratore in oggetto. Questo può avvenire sia da centrale che da uno dei dispositivi di visualizzazione (touchscreen). Dopo una pressione prolungata del misuratore, comparirà per un certo periodo il valore “durata rinfresco misura” e con una certa frequenza il valore “frequenza rinfresco misura”.

What to do if the displayed consumption and production data are incorrect?

First you need to check the various system coil connections are installed correctly: their label must always be facing the meter that is to be read.
Second, check the accuracy of the calibration values ​​entered in the "Sensor Setting/Calibration" menu.

I can't access my WebServer remotely. What should I check?

To access the WebServer remotely, you need to to correctly configure the NAT in the Router. Remember that the WebServer uses an HTTPS protocol, so you must open port 443 in the router.

What can I manage in the By-me system from the WebServer?

The WebServer allows complete supervision of all By-me home automation devices (lights, actuators, controllers, shutters, scenarios, climate control) and management of the By-me system burglar alarm (on/off, status, partial activation). In addition, the WebServer can configure up to eight IP cameras (Axis, Mobotix, generic cameras operating an RTSP stream) making them accessible on the web.

Is the EasyTool Professional software needed to configure the WebServer?

No, the WebServer is configured through any Pc with Google Chrome browser (ver. 14 or higher); the connection is made through a LAN or directly to the device using a cross cable. However, the EasyTool Professional software is necessary for importing the database from the By-me control panel and then for creating the .xml file for WebServer.

Can I integrate the sound system in MediaCentre?

No, the sound system cannot interface with the Vimar By-me MediaCentre.

Is it possible to integrate the sound system into a KNX system?

Yes, it is possible to integrate on/off, volume, track change, and source switching functions.

Can I use the 01890 KNX cable to wire the sound system?

No, the KNX cable cannot be used.

Can I connect the IR interface 14584.1//20584.1 to the BUS line of the sound system?

No, this device must be connected to the home automation BUS line and configured in a group with the sound system menu.

Can I use a control like a "button" to manage an audio zone?

No. To manage a sound zone you need to use "rocker" button controls.

What is the item 01904 used for?

Item 01904 is a shunt branch for the sound system which allows you to create an additional branch to the principal line if required.

What is the maximum number of sound devices installable in one system?

A system can manage up to 32 devices.

Does the last device on the BUS line of the sound system have to be terminated?

Yes, devices at the ends of sound system branches must be terminated via the special termination jumpers present on every device.

Which cable do I use for the BUS of the sound system?

The cable for this system is part no. 01840.B.

Can I use a 10+10 W amplifier with 3W speakers?

Yes, it is possible to combine amplifier 01901 to speakers 20587.

Can I use a 1+1W amplifier with 10W speakers?

Yes, it is possible to combine amplifier 20581 to speakers 20588.

I have a By-me system and I would like to implement a sound system, what should I check?

First, you have to check the versions of the software and hardware devices and By-me control unit installed. The control unit will have to undergo a major software upgrade (carried out by your local Technical Assistance Centre) that will enable Sound system configuration, but may at the same time cause incompatibilities with older products. Upgrading these incompatible devices are at the expense of the customer. You should contact the Vimar number 0424 488500 to individually address your specific situation.

What is the item 20580 used for?

The 20580 power supply can power the flush mounted amplifier part no. 20581 without burdening the main BUS 01801 power supply.

What is the "mute" function?

It is a function that, if desired, lowers the volume of normal audio playback in the event of a video intercom call.

Can I bind 2 zones to a single amplifier?

No, every zone is managed by a single amplifier.

How many sources can I use on the same system?

The maximum number of sources permitted in the system is 4.

Can I activate the sound system in a scenario?

Yes, if an audio zone is included in a scenario, the system activates the area with the preset volume and station when the scenario is called.

What is the "Sleep" function?

The "Sleep" function, programmable on the 20581 controls, allows the system to turn off automatically after a time set by the user.

What is the "Snooze" function?

The sound system can activate particular audio zones at specific time and, as with any common alarm clock, you can press an icon which temporarily turns off (about 8min) the audio, resuming normally afterwards. This function is only available on 3 and 4+4 module Touch pad.

Can I manage the sound system from 3M and 4+4M Touch pads?

Yes, on both Touch pads you can manage the volume and stations for different audio zones that have been updated to the appropriate version.

How many home automation devices can I connect to the BUS terminal of sound system amplifiers (20581/14581, 01901)?

The dedicated "BUS" terminal on the amplifiers can connect up to 3 By-me home automation devices .

How many home automation devices can I connect to the output of 01903?

There is a "BUS" terminal on this devices dedicated to the creation of a small home automation branch with a maximum of 10 By-me devices.

What is the maximum distance between the amplifier 14581, 20581 and the speakers 20587?

The maximum distance between the speaker and amplifier depends on the cable section used. With a 1.5 mm cable, the distance can be up to 30 m, while the maximum distance drops to 10 m for a 1 mm cable.

What is the maximum distance between the amplifier 01901 and the speakers 20588?

The maximum distance between the speaker and amplifier depends on the cable section used. With a 1.5 mm cable, the distance can be up to 30 m, while the maximum distance drops to 10 m for a 1 mm cable.

Can I connect just one speaker to amplifiers 01901, 14581, 20581?

Yes, in this case you must terminate the unused amplifier channel with a 100 Ohm 1Watt resistance.

Is the layout structure of the sound system the same as the home automation line?

No, sound devices require in-out type wiring. The SAI and home automation devices do not require a particular topological structure.

Can I avoid installing the line decoupler 01902 on a sound system?

No, the device is required to ensure the transmission of the audio data.

Can I associate the same partition to multiple activation points?

Yes, you can bind the same partition to multiple activation devices so that you can control it from several points associated to zones in the system.

How many Partitions can be created on a By-me alarm system?

You can create up to 9 partitions.

What is a Partition?

A Partition is a grouping of one or more SAI zones which activated/deactivate together as a result of a control sent by an activation device (control unit, activator, keypad, remote control). During configuration, you can assign different partitions to different activation devices.

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When I arm the SAI from the activation point I notice that the partitions associated with it are switched off and I have to pass the key again to activate it.

It is a normal situation which depends on the message handling of arming/disarming inherent in the control unit: it is therefore important to include the SAI zones of the activators in the relative partition carefully, especially when such a partition is associated with multiple devices, activators or control unit/keypad codes. Whether an activation device (including an RF interface or a transponder reader for Access Control) sends an activation or deactivation message to its associated partition depends on the state of its RF-zone when the client acts: if this area was already active because its partition had previously been armed by another activator, the control unit reads the area of the activator as ARMED and so sends a DISARM instruction to the relative partition. This is true even if the user actually wanted to arm them because he or she was not aware that the zone (and therefore the relative partitioning) where the activator was configured was already armed. This is why when you pass the transponder key a second time, the control unit now arms the partition which it previously considered disarmed.

When I try to activate the partitions associated with my activator or my special key or my RF interface, I can't get the partition to work.

Make sure that the zone relative to the activator or special key or RF interface is inserted in one of the associated partitions (if there is only one, then it must of course contain the zone with the input device). Example 1: If activator A is inserted in zone 7 and you want it to activate the "kitchen" partition, then zone 7 must be included in "kitchen" partition. Example 2: If the activator is inserted in zone 7 and you want it activate the "kitchen", "living room" and "bathroom", then zone 7 must be in one of the above partitions. ATTENTION: THIS RESTRICTION IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR THE ACTIVATION OF PARTITIONS THROUGH THE KEYPAD CODES (IT IS SUFFICIENT FOR THE DEVICE TO PERTAIN TO ANY PARTITION) AND FOR ACTIVATION VIA THE CONTROL UNIT BECAUSE, OF COURSE, THE CONTROL UNIT DOES NOT PERTAIN TO ANY ZONE AND CONSEQUENTLY ANY PARTITION.

I updated the software of the control unit to version 2.00, but I can't create new users in the SETTINGS - USER MANAGEMENT menu.

The update of the control unit software to version 2.00 must be strictly carried out using the EasyTool software version 3.1 or later, which contains all the updates required for the management of the new menu. in this case, just import the control unit database with EasyTool 3.1 or later, export it to a file by selecting VERSION "DATABASE db1" and then reset this file as the control unit database and upload it to the control unit (where it will automatically be converted to "db2"; this double procedure allows a PC to update all the pages of the menu by importing them from the database file, and then exporting them in the correct format to the control unit.

I have updated the By-me control unit software from version 1.1x to 2.00 and now I can't activate the burglar alarm.

Version 2.00 (and later) fundamentally changes the burglar alarm system logic by adding the concept of partitions. The moment you upgrade, the control unit does not allow activation of the SAI because some new information is required: partitions present (SAI zone sets) and partition association with various arming devices. When these parameters have been entered, the burglar alarm system will resume correct operation.

The control unit does not allow me to activate the burglar alarm and pops-up an alert with "the partition is not complete"

1) Check that there are no empty groups (zones) in the settings, or that they contain no devices.

2) If there are areas in which they are registered ONLY remote controls for RF interface they should be deleted (the remotes do not go then reconfigured, since in reality the control unit saves them in a masked area that is not included in the 31 visible to the installer )

3) Check that all parts have been associated with a choking, without exception (even those with only readers or keypads, as well as those that contain RF devices)

How many partitions can one zone be allocated to?

One zone can be placed in one single partition. It is therefore necessary to identify which zones need to be present in multiple partitions and manage them independently.

How many partitions can I create?

The maximum number of partitions is 9.

Can you briefly summarize the configuration process burglar alarm system?

First, you have to create the various SAI zones from the settings menu of the control unit, and allocate different devices. Enter the SAI page from the main menu, select the SETUP menu and proceed to create new partitions: each is given its own name and is associated with one or more SAI zones. Then from the Partitions menu, associate the newly created partitions to different activation points (readers, users, keypad code, etc.). NOTE: there shouldn't be any zones without devices in the SAI system, and all areas should be included in a partition (an area may be associated to a single partition).

In order to bind partitions to activation points, is it enough for me to manage the keys, as in the old system?

No, the logic has now changed. After creating the zones, you must create "partitions" which are nothing more than "zone groups"; each partition includes areas that, at a particular activation point for a specific user, should activate or deactivate collectively (e.g., the cleaning lady could activate and deactivate only the areas included in her area). Once the different partitions have been created, they need to be associated with various activation points or keypad codes. . It is also possible to associate more than one partition to an activation point, user-control unit, etc. (for example, you could create a "Perimeter" partition, an "Infrared ground floor" and a "Infrared first floor", each containing multiple SAI zones).

Can the infrared barriers (part no. 01832) be connected to and powered through the 12 Volt interface (20491 and the like)?

No, you need to install a dedicated power adapter 01830 as they draw more than the 10 mA that the interface can supply (which the PIR from other bands for example can power within their operable limits).

Can I update a 2-Module SAI control unit (part no.20480/14480 and the like) to make it compatible with the new products?

No it isn't possible, you must purchase a new control unit

Can the latest SAI devices be installed on a By-me system with a control unit software version earlier than 2.00, or on a 2-Module SAI control unit prior to version 4.00?

Only the contacts interface with two independent inputs (20490 and similar) and the outdoor siren 01806 are compatible with these versions.

Can the 01806 siren be configured during system maintenance in place of the 01805 outdoor siren?

Yes, and the control unit will pass on the default parameters of the 01805 sirens, but the new 01806 sirens do not have the anit-tamper foam present in the 01805.

Can an input to the new contacts interface with two independent inputs (20490, 14490, 16940) also function as a Scenario Activation button for home automation?

Yes, both the inputs are configurable in the home automation section either in one or in more groups (maximum 4 groups) that can be alternatively set as activation buttons for a scenario (maximum one scenario).

Do the magnetic/technical/shutter contacts connected to the two inputs of the contacts interface with two independent inputs (20490, 14490, 16940) need to be powered, or are they dry contacts?

They are dry contacts and do not need to be powered.

How many meters of cable can be connected to each input of the contacts interface with two independent inputs (20490, 14490, 16940)?

You can connect a maximum of 30 meters of cable to the magnetic contact plus 30 meters return cable: the total for the connection sections for each input must not exceed 30+30=60 metres of wire. It is good practice to pass the wires along separate channels to avoid possible induction interference from powered cables.

Do the new contacts interfaces with two separate inputs (20490,14490,16940) allow configuration of the two inputs to two different SAI zones?

No, the two inputs must be configured to the same area. You can for example connect a sensor to input-1 for technical alarms (setting the appropriate parameter as per instructions) and a magnetic contact to input 2, but both will be associated to the same SAI zone. You can instead choose to configure the two inputs to areas in the home automation menu that are totally different (each is configurable to a maximum of 4 home automation zones + 1 SAI zone): A common example is connecting a roller shutter to input 1, and a magnetic contact on the same window to input 2 in order to protect the shutters and window when the SAI is armed, but also automatically arrest room heating if the window is opened when the SAI is disabled (therefore setting input-2 in the relative climate zone).

If I make a change in the By-me system (SAI and/or home automation) are the schematics on the Touch pad also automatically changed?

No, once you make the changes in the control unit, you need to transfer the data to the same system saved in EasyTool and then press "Edit" on the Touch pad. EasyTool will then report any changes observed between old and new settings. Devices that have been removed will be erased automatically from the pages of the Touch pad and then you just add the new ones.

Is it possible to manage the SAI alarm system with the 3-Module Touch pad (part no. 20512, 16952, 14512)?

No, it can't be managed

Can I set up a group/scenario in multiple environments?

No. You can enter a group/scenario in one environment only. This is also visually evident when setting up the Touch pad pages in EasyTool: The icons are in fact dimmed and you can't select them onto single pages dedicated to an environment on the Touch pad.

When setting up the Touch pad environments, do i have to implement a specific model?

There is no precise rule for the association of groups to environments, you can for example build a system where the environments are composed of groups that are similar in nature, or you can create subdivisions according to the room in which various controls are found, or set up some environments one way, and others another way.

Which By-me menu should I access to have the Touch pad recognised?

If the Touch pad only handles home automation, it should be configured as a normal device in a home automation group, while if it also operates the SAI alarm, it must be configured in a Burglar alarm group/zone (which must be included in the partitioning).

Is the Touch pad configurable via the control unit (association of icons etc.)?

No. The Touch pad is configured by loading the settings from the control unit (or units, if the system has multiple lines with home automation control units) into EasyTool Professional and then use this data to configure the graphical pages of the Touch pad and finally transfer the settings to the device.

Can I remove the By-me control unit after I have programmed the Touch pad?

It is only and exclusively possible in the case where there is a burglar alarm system line and thermostats used in centralized mode are not installed.

Can I use the Touch pads with the 2-Module home automation or SAI control unit?

No, the Touch pads are not managed by the 2-Module home automation or SAI control unit.

How do I reset a reader?

For safety reasons, this procedure is not found in the manuals. Contact the Vimar number 0424 488500 and you will be given specific instructions for the type of product installed.

The customer has lost all the Master cards for their system, how can I recreate them.

You can't, Master cards can only be created during the initial setup of the reader. To reuse the reader and create new Master cards, you must reset the same reader (wiping all the previous programming) and start again with configuration as if the product was just installed.

How can I update the time of all the readers after a mains power outage?

Create a Service Card in the Utility/card/Reset Clock menu and tick the Update All option. Insert the newly created card in the selected reader and the time and date of all the readers connected to the BUS will be updated.

The table configuration unit for Smart cards does not work.

The default drivers installed when the device is first connected are incorrect, you must install the drivers in C:\\CA\\Drivers folder after installing the Access Control software

After installing the Access Control software, the program does not start or a "Java Virtual Machine Launcher" error pops up.

Check the following setting on your PC:•Execute the Start/Programs/InterBase InterClient/InterServer Configuration Utility and verify that the "Start_Up Mode" is set to Windows STARTUP.• Go to control unit / InterBase Manager, verify that the Status is set as: “The InterBase Server is currently Running ”• Exclude Antivirus monitoring (exclusions section) from the folder in the following location: C:\\Program Files\\Borland\\InterClient\\bin\\interserver.exe

I purchased the 16452 Smart cards, but they do not accept the settings on the installed readers.

Smart card 16451 or 16453 type readers are not compatible (the code remains unchanged). When ordering, make sure that you specify that the cards are for 16451 or 16453 readers.

Is it possible to differentiate the tones used by the Video door entry system for calls originating from the outdoor station and the doorbell?

Yes, it is possible. To associate calls from the doorbell and the outdoor station with different tones, use terminal 9 of the 16-pin connector and the dedicated voice line for the doorbell (terminal 2) Alternatively, this input can be used in a "Bell" configuration using an N.O. (normally open) button connected to terminals 9 and 5 of the 16-pin connector, and setting the correct type of doorbell.

How do I perform numeric encoding of the Video door entry system?

Each video door entry unit is identified the DigiBUS system with a numerical code of 4 or 8 digits. To do this you need to lift the cover of the D-key, briefly press the R button located below the D-key, and then press and hold the B button for at least 5 seconds. At this point red LED of the Video door entry unit lights up, confirming that the device is ready to be encoded. Make a call from the outdoor station with the desired numerical code (if you have a plate with an alphanumerical keypad, just type in the code and send it to the device by pressing the "C" button on the plate), the programming is confirmed when the red LED on the Vimar monitor turns off and an acoustic signal is emitted from the plate.

Is it possible to turn on an outdoor camera without an incoming call from that location?

Yes, Self-start is only possible when the C-key is configured as 2ndF; to turn on the outdoor station, you need to send the commands CALL-F3, CALL-F4, CALL-F5 and then press the E button several times (always holding down the C-key).

If there are anomalies or system malfunction, could they be related to power supply problems?

The "brain" of the entire system resides in the plate and normally that would be the first place to check regarding the resolution of issues such as the setting of the various parameters. Apart from power supply problems.

If I reset the 01942 communicator, do I lose the interface settings in the control unit?

No, resetting the communicator does not remove or reset the interface in the control unit.

If I reset the BUS interface for the 01942 GSM communicator, do I lose all the settings made on the communicator like the numbers in the phone book or text and voice message associations?

No, resetting BUS interface of the communicator does not overwrite current settings with the factory default settings of the communicator.

Does the 01942 communicator only respond only to the numbers configured in the phone book?

No, it responds directly to the number from which a command or query was sent.

How many numbers can the 01942 redirect to?

You can redirect to to a single number in the directory.

Can I receive SMS messages known as "non command" over the 01942 communicator?

Yes, you have to set up message redirection with the carrier.

Can I configure the 01942 communicator via SMS messages and make a backup via the EasyTool Professional LT software?

Yes, configurations can be set via SMS via the EasyTool Professional software. You can also create a backup of the new settings with the same software.

I finished the credit on the SIM card and the 01942 communicator does not respond after a series of alarm events.

Extract the SIM from the communicator, insert it into a cell phone and check the Inbox and Outbox messages, or call the telephone company and request deletion of the queued messages. Disconnect and reconnect power to the communicator. Note: We recommend using a SIM with a contract.

When I acquire the system, which ID number should I assign to the control unit in the 01942 communicator?

When acquiring the system, the By-me control unit identifier is strictly "170". While in the case of the Convimar control unit, the identifier must be "1".

When should I use automatic enlisting of scenarios or climate zones and when should I do it manually with 01942?

Use automatic enlisting when you have to manage all the scenarios or all climate zones present in the control unit, while if you only want to enlist a part of these, you can use manual enlisting.

Can I call up Events remotely with the 01942?

Not directly because you can't acquire them, but if the Event has a group or scenario as its input, it can be activated via these inputs.

I can't configure the scenarios with the 01942.

For the By-me control unit:Scenarios>Setup>Scenarios Management–enable "Remote activation" (set the value to "Yes"). For the Convimar control unit:Scenarios>Scenario>Edit>Remote Access – enable.

I can't configure the groups monitor with 01942.

Verify that the group in question has been selected in the control unit menu: Setup> Setup Communicator Interface>Monitor groups. For a Convimar control unit: Setup>Interfaces>Monitor groups. Then you have to provide the communicator with the data relating to the group you want to manage:the index number you will use to identify the group on the communicator;the address of the control unit where the group is configured,and the index number of the group on the control unit.

Can I change the default user code of the 01942 GSM communicator?

Yes, you can change it via text message or specific PC software (Toolbox or EasyTool). The code must be between a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 digits.

How can I stop the voice call alerts from the 01942 GSM communicator?

To stop the voice call alert, you have to answer the call and enter the user code followed by #.

If I have a By-me system complete with home automation and alarm system, which BUS must the 01942 GSM communicator be connected to?

Connect BUS 1 of the alarm to manage the system.

The 01942 GSM communicator does not respond or I get a recorded message.

Check the SIM: The PIN and answering service must be disabled. Note: The 01942 communicator, unlike the 01941 communicator, does not have DTMF tone menus with recorded vocal guides. In any case, if it receives a "voice" call, it answers the phone without emitting any sound.

Can I extend the antenna cable of the 01942?

Yes, but take into account the attenuation relating to the length. The operation is not recommended.

Does the 01942 GSM communicator have backup power in the event of a power failure?

Yes, the communicator is equipped with 2 AA batteries that allow you to manage remote communication for about 6 hours (see situation type).

How much power does the 01942 GSM communicator draw?

The communicator draws 250 mA with a 12-30 VDC power supply, BUS side 10 mA.

How is the 01942 GSM communicator powered?

The communicator can be powered by 12-30 VDC or 12-24 VAC and is equipped with 2 rechargeable NiMH HR3 1.2V (800 mAh) batteries.

Can I differentiate the types of alerts to send to the recipients listed in the 01942 communicator phone book?

Yes, you can associate what kind of message (SMS or voice) each of the 8 phone numbers in the phone book will receive, and the type of information (intrusion, technical, power blackout/power restored).

How are various types of alarm divided with the 01942?

The SMS alarm messages managed by the 01942 communicator are subdivided in 3 groups:"INTRUSION ALARM" (intrusion alarm and tamper alarm)"TECHNICAL ALARM" (up to 8 different technical alarms) and"POWER ALARAM" (mains power outage alert or mains power restored alert).

If the contact number of the 01942 Communicator SIM rings out?

The communicator isn't connecting. Verify signal reception of the communicator. Note: The 01942 communicator, unlike the 01941 communicator, does not have DTMF tone menus with recorded vocal guides. In any case, if it receives a "voice" call, it answers the phone without emitting any sound.

The 01942 GSM communicator does not respond to my messages.

Check the SIM credit and the reception of the communicator. Bear in mind that SMS delivery times are not guaranteed by telephone operators. Even if the SMS should usually only take less than 30 seconds to arrive, there is no guaranteed maximum time for SMS delivery by mobile operators.

I get an error SMS from 01942 after running a remote command.

The text of the SMS message does not comply with the correct syntax of the command: Check the command syntax. Or the communicator may have been incorrectly configured: check the configuration of the device you want to receive the command on the communicator.

The 01942 GSM communicator does not perform all the functions it was set up for.

The configuration of the communicator was not performed correctly. You should remove the device, reset it and repeat the configuration process.

How many technical alarms can be configured in 01942 GSM communicator?

You can configure up to 8 technical alarms linked to SAI zones or home automation groups of the system.

What do I have to do to configure the 01942 GSM communicator in the By-me control unit?

You need to configure the communicator via the BUS button and the control unit menu: Configuration>Communicator Interface Management>Configure. After this operation, you have to remove and restore power to the 01942 GSM communicator and register the device via the menu Configuration>Communicator Interface Management>Interface Authentication. Note: In versions prior to 1.11 the Interface Authentication menu item was called: Telephone Communicator.

Do I have to connect the 01942 GSM communicator to an external antenna?

Yes, the antenna must be attached to the SMB connector of the communicator.

How can I check the signal strength on the 01942 GSM communicator?

By pressing the "GSM" button, the LEDs 1-2-3-4 demonstrate the signal strength.

What should I do with the 01942 if I have a By-me system with multiple control units?

In the case of the multiple control units, the BUS interface of the 01942 must be recognised and authenticated only on the control unit installed on the SAI line. In order to remotely enlist the groups installed on a second control unit (non-authenticated), from this control, it unit may be necessary to manually open the groups in question (from the Configuration > Manage router > Add group menu) on the line coupler installed on the Communicator > Line group. This is highly dependent on the type of installation and configuration of the system. In the case of multiple control units installed on different home automation lines (without SAI), you need to evaluate the most appropriate strategy for the adopted configuration. It is advisable to acquire the interface on the control unit where the majority of groups requiring remote management are configured. The communicator enlisting/configuration procedure does not require any specific additional information. NOTE: The monitor groups must be enabled on both control units.

What functions can I manage with the 01942 communicator on a By-me home automation system?

The 01942 communicator can manage the alarm signals, power blackouts and recovery, management of climatic zones (control and status queries), activation of scenarios, control and status queries of groups (up to 8 groups), diagnostics management on Vimar home automation control units.

How many numbers can I store on the 01942 GSM communicator phone book?

You can store up to 8 numbers.

Can I manage a home automation system consisting of multiple lines and multiple control units with the 01942?

Yes, the communicator can manage up to 8 control units.

Can I use the 01942 communicator to manage a non-Vimar system?

No, the 01942 GSM communicator is dedicated to the Vimar home automation system.

How does the 01942 GSM communicate with the Clima-phone system?

The 01942 GSM communicator can't manage a Clima-phone system.

How does the 01942 GSM communicate with the By-me system?

The communicator interfaces directly with the system.

How do I restore the default settings of the 01942 communicator?

To restore the default settings of 01942 communicator, short the pin (n.8 on the front view of the manual) with a jumper (not supplied) and follow the procedure described in the instruction manual, or use the PC programs: Toolbox and EasyTool.

How do I reset the BUS interface of the 01942 communicator?

To reset the BUS communication interface, go to the control unit menu: Settings>Reset Management>Reset Device, and a message appears "Press the configuration button on the device to be reset." Then press and hold the "BUS" button on the communicator until the red BUS Interface LED turns off.

What is the power consumption of 01942?

12-24 VAC: 250-150 mA12-30 VDC: 200-100 mA

How do I configure the 01942 communicator?

The communicator can be configured via text messaging, or programming interface 01998.S and the program EasyTool Toolbox.

Can I call up Events remotely?

Not directly because you can't enlist them, but if the Event has a group or scenario as its input, it can be activated via these inputs.

I can't configure the scenarios.

For the By-me control unit:Scenarios>Setup>Scenarios Management–enable "Remote activation" (set the value to "Yes"). For the Convimar control unit:Scenarios>Scenario>Edit>Remote Access – enable.

During an alarm, the outdoor siren 01806 blinks but does not emit any sound, why?

Check the battery charge.

Can I make an 01941 or 01942 GSM communicator function in the SAI?

Yes, simply connect the 01848 GSM interface of the 01941 Communicator, or the terminal "BUS + -" of the 01942 to the BUS, and they will automatically detect SAI alarm or TECHNICAL messages that circulate on the BUS.

How can I find out which zone a device that I have just identified was in?

In the "Settings" menu, go to Configuration/Device Management and just scroll down the list of devices (sorted by area) until you find the device with the same address. Then you can exit the menu without necessarily editing its settings.

How do I reset a device?

You need to enter "Add devices in zone 1" for 3 seconds and then press ESC, at which point you have approximately 40 seconds to reset the devices (by pressing and releasing the configuration button after 1 second, then press it again and don't release it the red configuration LED turns off. For devices 16935, 14485 and 20485, you do not need to release the button). When the 40 seconds has expired you need to repeat the whole procedure to continue resetting other devices. The only non-resettable device is the 01805 outdoor siren. Following a reset, the devices no longer work in the SAI system and change their internal address (it is therefore necessary to remove them from the area where they were configured as they will still be stored in the device list on the control unit with their old address).

Can I use the SAI system infrared (PIR) to control lights if the SAI is off?

Yes, depending on the situation: If the SAI is interfaced to a Convimar control unit (20510-16950-14510), it must first be configured in the SAI control unit and then in the configuration menu of the Convimar control unit. If the SAI is interfaced to a By-me (21550-20550-14550), it must first be configured in the SAI and then in a maximum of 4 other groups in the home automation section of the By-me control unit.

Is it possible to change relay states to manage a generic dialler or activate other devices?

Yes, from the control unit menu Alarm/Setup/Messages Management, it is possible to send a command to zones with relay actuators installed for mechanical switching. The types of messages that can be managed from this menu include: Arming/Disarming of the SAI, triggering of Intrusion Alarms, Tamper Alarms, Low Battery and Mains power outage.

Is it possible to have Panic Alarms?

Yes, via the Contacts Interfaces and RF Interfaces; in areas 1-30, you can change the state of an actuator relay in the SAI system configured in the same zone without sounding the sirens, configuring them in zone 31 on the other hand, you can make the sirens sound (see the SAI instructions).

Is it possible to change the device settings to alter sensitivity or operation?

Yes, it is easily done through the relevant control unit menu item, once the device has been configured.

How many SAI zones can be set in a control unit?

The unit accepts up to 60 devices which can be programmed into 30 separate zones that can be activated as needed by creating different partitions (maximum 9). In each area, you can configure multiple devices with different functions. Zone 31 is reserved for configuration and backup sirens.

What are "MASTER-Keys" and "SLAVE-Keys", and what are the Special-Keys "AI Master" and "AI-Slave"?

Master-Keys are configured on a single activator and the control unit then allows it to work on all the Activator units/Transponder Readers in the system, while the Slave-Keys only work with the Activators/Transponder Readers they are associated with (which can be more than 1 Activator/Reader). Each activator/reader can store up to 4 Special Keys, while the whole SAI system can be configured with a maximum of 24 Master Keys. The Special-Keys "AI Master" and "AI Slave" are the equivalent of SAI Keys and Slave Keys, with the difference being that they have been configured in Transponder Readers for Access Control (part no. 14470/16470/20470).

Is it possible to arm the SAI alarm with the Transponder Reader of the Access Control System (part no. 14470/16470/20470)?

Yes, but first the transponder keys need to be associated to the reader by following the Access Control instructions provided with the packaging, then configure the Reader in the SAI control unit, and finally the keys need to be reconfigured again in the control unit menu (which shows among the types of keys that can be configured, those that are for the Access Control readers). Please note that you initially have to pass one transponder key over the reader 4 times to start the configuration process described in the Control Access instructions, and this same key CANNOT be configured in the SAI. Even for this type of reader the SAI can have Master-Keys (or SAI-Keys) and a maximum of 4 Slave-Keys (or Special-Keys). Under normal operation, if you are using the Slave-Key to arm the alarm system from this type of reader, you must first hold the configuration key for 1 s and then pass the transponder key; whereas disarming only requires passing Slave-Key. For Master-Keys (or normal keys) it is not necessary to press this button to arm the SAI system.

Is it possible to arm the SAI system from the control unit?

Yes, usually after entering a User or Installer password.

Can I activate a scenario in the Convimar control unit following an alarm in the SAI control unit?

Yes, see the FAQ for communication between the SAI control unit and the Convimar control unit.

Can a 2-module SAI control unit communicate with other By-me control units (20550+01960)?

No, they can't communicate.

Can a SAI control unit communicate with other Convimar control units?

Yes, but with only 1 control unit. The two BUS lines are separated by an 01845 Line Coupler, and you can activate the Convimar control unit groups or scenarios following arming/disarming/sounding of the SAI alarm system. You can also arm/disarm the SAI from the Convimar control unit.

How many burglar alarm BUS lines can a control unit manage?

It can manage only 1 burglar alarm line.

How many devices can a control unit operate?

A control unit supports up to 60 burglar alarm devices, all connected on the same BUS line as the control unit. A control unit supports up to home automation 194 devices connected to at least two distinct home automation BUS lines (maximum 128 devices per line).

How does the alarm system behave when a single device fails?

The system goes into a "Tamper alarm" state. The control unit shows the message: "Tamper Warning. Device does not respond or is missing" indicating the type of product that has failed and the area in which it is configured.

Can the By-me SAI burglar alarm system be configured with a PC?

Yes, it is possible to configure the By-me Burglar Alarm and Automation system with the Easytool Professional Software. But for the operation, the presence of the control panel is necessary.

What cable should be used for the SAI burglar alarm?

For the connections use sheathed and twisted pair cable Vimar code 01840 (2x0.5 mm², rated insulation voltage 300/500 V, WITHOUT BRAIDING). If a suitable cable which has the same electrical characteristics is not used, it is very likely to have serious and various malfunctions both in configuration and in the system operation.

Is the BUS polarized?

Yes, you must respect the polarity when wiring

What happens when there is short circuit on the BUS (or reverse polarity)?

No device is damaged, the power supply goes into safety mode and you can't configure or use the By-me devices. If the event occurs on the burglar alarm line, the alarm system triggers.

How does the GSM 01941 communicate with the Clima-phone system?

It establishes two-way RF communication with the timer-thermostats via the 01931 two way RF communication interface 01931.

If the control unit fails, will the Programs continue to operate?

No, groups and scenarios continue to work as they are stored inside the devices, but the Programs are directly managed by the By-me control unit.

What do the AND and OR inputs in the creation of a Program in the control unit mean?

AND means that both conditions must be simultaneously true for the 2 inputs of the Program, while OR indicates that the control unit will activate 1 or 2 outputs of the Program when at least one of the two input conditions is valid. If you are using only one input into the Program, you must set it to OR.

Can a button on the infrared 01849 remote control operate as a scenario activation button?

Yes, in the same way as a rocker button on the BUS, you can press button number X to the left to activate a scenario, and the right to activate another.

Can an Infrared PIR sensor function directly as a scenario activation button?

No, it can't function as a scenario button.

How many scenarios can be associated with a button?

  • In the case of a simple button: one single scenario.
  • In the case of a rocker button: two scenarios (UP button, DOWN button).

Can a scenario activation button also belong to a group?

No, it can only control the scenario.

When I try to bind an external button to a scenario, I get an error message, Why?

It happens when that button is already set up for the activation of another scenario, or if it is configured in a home automation group

Can you always keep the LED of an external scenario activation button on or off?

No, the button LED will go off after 3 seconds of pressing the button, and it can't be set differently.

From how many points and from where can you activate a scenario?

A scenario can be activated through the control unit or via various external buttons (push or rocker buttons on the BUS, or IR receivers via 01849 remote controls) that can be associated with the scenario. If you have a device with 2 rocker buttons available, you can set it so that rocker button activates one scenario if it is pressed on the top, and a second scenario if it is pressed on the bottom. A scenario activation button (for example the top of a rocker button) can activate only one scenario. A scenario can have multiple activation buttons.

What is a Normal scenario?

A Normal Scenario has functional groups belonging to the same single system (line).

Can a scenario also recreate specific load control conditions?

No, the loads can be forced to ON with the aid of a rocker button configured in the group of that load: by pressing the upper button area, the load will be forced ON, and pressing the lower part will reset to the operation mode defined on the control unit (if is is set as Always Off on the control unit, then pressing the lower part of the rocker button will set the load to OFF).

Can a scenario also recreate specific climate zone conditions?

Of course, when creating a scenario you can also enter desired adjustments for thermostats along with light groups etc. (e.g., night scenario: all lights turned off and thermostats reduced to night settings). Only the 4 centralised climate zones (control unit zone + 3 climate zones distributed around the system) can of course have operations automated through a scenario, as only those 4 areas function as automatically programmable timer-thermostats.

How can I include a monostable relay in a scenario?

You must first set the operation mode of the relay as Bistable, then create and store the scenario (setting the relay as closed or open, depending on the need), and then return to the relay group and set its operating mode as Monostable, with the times you want.

Can a scenario created as Normal be transformed into Global, and vice versa?

No, it should be deleted and recreated.

What is a Global Scenario?

A Global Scenario is a scenario composed of functional groups belonging to different systems (lines). Two Global Scenarios will have to be created in two different control panels, which have the same scenario number (from 1 to 32) and must both be global. For scenario number 15, for example, also scenario no. 15 in the other system will be activated (if scenario no. 15 was created in both control panels as a Global Scenario).

After activating a scenario, can you turn it off?

0No, a scenario is a picture of the system in a given state, to bring the system to another state, you need to invoke a new scenario or do it manually on the individual groups involved.

How many scenarios can I make?

You can create up to 32 scenarios for each control unit (line).

When I try to save a scenario, I get an error message on the control unit, why?

It means that in the groups involved in the scenario, there is a functional block of a device that, through the various groups in which it is configured, has already been included in 4 other scenarios (4 scenarios is the maximum depth setting for the functional blocks of any device).

What is a scenario?

A scenario immediately signals multiple devices in different groups in order to bring the system to a pre-defined state, it is a kind of photograph of the system so that when you decide to activate a scenario, some shutters will rise and others will drop, some lights may turn on, some dimmer switches will turn on lights to the desired level, the SAI alarm may be armed, some climate control zones may be moved to certain states (manual, off, auto), all without having to go around the house, but simply by pressing a button or activating the desired scenario via the control unit or with an SMS. A control unit can store up to 32 different scenarios.

How can I stop heating/cooling a room if there is an open window?

In the By-me system, it is sufficient to create a group with: relay actuator, thermostat, one or more interfaces for traditional switches and a magnetic contact NC (placed on the window in question) connected to the interface. When the contacts open, the interface sends an OFF signal to the relay, and closure will reactivate it (if the thermostat allows it). If the climate zone is that of the control unit area (with 2-module control units), you must first create the group with the relay, associate that group to the climate zone of the control unit area, and then add the interfaces to the same group as the relay.

Can I directly control the area of a thermostat through a program in the Programmer menu?

No, the outputs of a Program can only be relay-groups, scenarios or arming/disarming the SAI burglar alarm. It is in any case possible to create scenarios involving climate zones as desired, and then activate these via the Programmer menu of the control unit.

Can a centralised climate zone be set to Automatic mode and Protected mode at the same time?

No, the function is not allowed by the system.

When you switch from Normal mode to Protected mode and vice versa, the operation mode switches to OFF, is this normal?

Yes, it is the pre-defined behaviour.

What does Protected Operation mean?

It Indicates that if a centralised thermostat is set as protected by the control unit, then it can only be partially controlled from the room where it is located. Specifically, the user can only turn it on or off or adjust the manual temperature within a certain range of the temperature set in the control unit.

Is it possible to get back to the groups where a By-me device belongs?

Yes. Through the Identify device function, present in both the control panel and the EasyTool Profesional software.

Can I use a twilight switch with a dry contact relay to activate a scenario?

Yes, the twilight control, provided with change-over contact, will be connected to our interface for conventional controls device (e.g. art.14515, 20515 or 14518, 20518), which will transform the mechanical switching to ON/OFF in the By-me system. Once the interface has been configured in an automation group, it is necessary to create an Event (or Convimar Program) that, based on the on-off condition of the input, will trigger the desired scenario as Output; all this can be linked to certain time bands for the various days of the week enabling the timing of the event.

Is it possible to use a twilight control with a clean contact relay to control some light groups?

Yes, the device must be connected to the By-me device "interface for conventional controls" (art. 14515, 16955, 20515 or 14518, 20518). Then, an automation group must be created with inside it the traditional controls interface input and the relay to be controlled by the twilight.

Is it possible to use conventional electromechanical buttons to control the lights groups of the By-me system?

Yes, it is possible to connect generic traditional controls directly to our By-me interfaces for managing this type of devices art. 14515, 20515, 14518, 20518, 01475, 01476, 01477 or 01470.  During the configuration, it is sufficient to create automation groups with the input of the desired device and the By-me relay to be controlled.

Is it possible to control the shutters in the same group starting in sequence rather than all at once to prevent an electrical overload?

Yes, first create a scenario with the shutters in the desired position and then from the Settings menu of the group select each shutter actuator and, via the "command activation delay" setting, apply different delays for each actuator. A difference of 4-5 seconds between each actuator is more than enough to prevent triggering circuit breakers.

Is it possible to dimmer a ballast for fluorescent neon tubes with the By-me system?

Yes, just connect it to the contacts of a ballast actuator on the DIN rail (consumer unit)  type art. 01856, 01975, 01976.

Can a simple push button control a dimmer on a By-me system?

No, for dimmers you need a rocker button (which can control the dimmer with ON, OFF, REGULATE).

If I have a device configured in multiple groups, can I differentiate its parameters from one group to another?

No, by varying the parameters of the device in a group you automatically vary the parameters of the same device in the other groups where it has been allocated.

What should I do after I have reset a single device?

Following reset, the device reverts to it's original behaviour at the time of purchase (the left button controls any actuator present on the device). At this point, you need to enter in all the groups where the different functional blocks of the device had been configured and remove them manually, or run a Device Diagnostics from the menu with the same name, once the control unit indicates the absence of the device in question, select Remove. Now reconfigure the device into the new desired groups.

What is meant by group depth?

Group depth is the number of home automation functional groups which can belong the same functional block. The group depth for a function block of a By-me device is equal to 4, but the 4 groups configured must contain similar devics (for example, a button can control up to 4 distinct groups of either all relays, or all dimmers, or all shutter actuators).

Can you can freely rename the groups (and not use the libraries already present)?

No, because the two libraries are already very complete and for residential and commercial environments, offer the possibility to enter all the desired names.

What is a Automation group in the By-me system?

It is a set of relays or actuators for roller shades or dimmers of the By-me system, which are simultaneously controlled by one or more buttons that are associated through the control panel configuration menus. Any relay/dimmer/actuator for roller shades can therefore be controlled by buttons located around the house simply by associating their operation in the control panel and at any time from the convimar control panel it is possible to decide not to control some light/roller shade without having to pull out the devices from the wall and connect wires in a different way. A device (either actuator or button) can work simultaneously in up to 4 separate groups (provided they are all relay control, dimmer or roller shade groups).

How can a By-me system group be configured?

The configuration is carried out through the By-me Configuration menu or through the EasyTool Professional software once the Bus is properly connected to the control panel and to the devices. Before starting the configuration, it is recommended to reset the devices and the control panel according to the procedures indicated in the instructions. Once the new group has been named (e.g. Light 1 kitchen) configure, by pressing the appropriate configuration button on all devices, first the actuator (ON/OFF relay, dimmer or roller shade actuator) and then all the buttons to control with the same actuator. Both the control panel and the software will display the type of device just configured to check the correct operation.

How is it possible to turn on the lights and raise the roller shades before starting the By-me system configuration?

To facilitate the operations at the site before configuring the system, by default if a 2-button device and an actuator are available, the left button controls the functional block of the actuator on the device (roller share relay, dimmer or actuator). As soon as any functional block is configured in a new By-me group, the left-hand button will no longer control it. Following a reset of the device, the left button will return to control the actuator on the command.

Is it possible to set the twilight sensitivity of an infrared PIR configured in the By-me system?

Yes, enter the group where it is configured and select the item IR sensor in the Settings menu to lower the light threshold level enough to render it sensitive to the movement of people even in bright environments.

Can you activate the SAI through the By-me control unit?

Yes, from the Convimar control unit you can arm the SAI.

Can a rocker button function block or push button function block control different types of actuators in different groups?

No, a rocker button device which for example controls a dimmer in one group can be configured in 3 other groups, but there must only be dimmers in the group.

What is the functional block of a device?

It is a distinct component inside a device that can be considered an independent device. For example, device "simple two-button with actuator" (e.g., part no. 14525) is composed of three functional blocks: - Left button - Right button - relay actuator, each configurable in groups completely independent of each other.

What is a By-me device?

These are the components that make the Vimar automation system for home and tertiary systems (actuators, controls, thermostats, etc.). Each device is equipped with specific functional blocks that can be configured completely independent of each other (for example, a "rocker switch control and actuator" has three functional blocks, left button, right button and actuator) in the different functional groups.

Is it possible to install a By-me control panel in an old system with a two module control panel?

The devices are the same, but to switch from a two module control panel to the By-me control panel, it is necessary to reset all the devices individually and reconfigure the entire system on the new control panel.  If the Burglar Alarm system is installed, it necessary to reconfigure these devices again.

Can an automation two module control panel communicate with other By-me control panels?

No, the two module control panels can only communicated with the same type of control panel. In this case, they can share Confidential/Global Scenarios.

What is the difference between initialization of a "By-me" two module control panel as Residential or Tertiary?

The only difference is in the names that are used for different groups.

How man BUS lines can a How many bus lines can a Convimar two module control panel (20control unit (20510, 16950, 14510) manage.

It can manage only 1 line, which has an address that you assign via the control unit during the initial setup, and with all the devices configured in the control unit. The address given to the control unit are determined by the architecture of the KNX BUS systems, and for the Convimar control unit specifically, you can select a value for Area between 0 and 3, and Line between 0 and 15. If the BUS line of a control unit is interfaced with another 1 or 2 lines from two other Convimar control units, the three control units must have different Area/Line addresses (e.g., Area1/Line0, Area1/Line2 and Area2/Line0).

What data are "lost" in case of failure and replacement of the By-me control panel?

In the case of a control panel replacement, it is necessary to save the system Data Base in order to not lose the parameters of the configuration. If the system Data Base is not available, the installer will have to reach the configuration with EasyTool Professional software. This procedure can not retrieve all the data, but to set up: group names, scenario names, recreate event programming, automatic programming of climatic zones and configure the antitheft alarm zones and passwords if present.

Is it possible to directly connect appliances to the By-me actuators?

It is always advisable to connect appliances with high consumption (oven, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.) to a power relay that will be controlled by the relay of our system.

System arrangement and distances.

The connection of devices can occur without any particular order, respecting the polarity of the terminals. Possible connections are linear, star or mixed, but not ring. The ideal configuration is a linear one with a single power supply in the middle, or with two power supplies at the ends of the BUS cable. It is important that the load is evenly distributed between the two power supplies. Home Automation Maximum distance between power supply and device: 350m Maximum distance between devices: 700m Maximum BUS cable length: 1000m Minimum distance between 2 power supplies: 40m Alarm System Maximum distance between power supply and device: 180m Maximum distance (with backup in the middle) between devices: 360m Minimum distance between 2 backup units: 40m

What cable should be used for By-me?

For connections, use the sheathed twisted pair Vimar part no. 01840 (2x0.5mm², rated insulation voltage 300/500 V, WITHOUT SHOES). If you are not using a suitable cable with the same electrical characteristics, you will very likely encounter several different and serious malfunctions, both during configuration and normal management of the system.

Is the By-me BUS polarized?

Yes, you need to respect the polarity when wiring

What happens if the system power supply unit fails?

The system turns off completely. To avoid shut down, it is a good idea to arrange for a second backup power supply. If there is a burglar alarm line, alarm devices are pwered until exhaustion of the battery in the backup unit.

Do I need special protection against overvoltage for the BUS line?

It is crucial to protect the system from the effect of lightning using surge suppressors (SPD Surge Protective Devices). As a general rule, protection from the supply side should be implemented with a Class I SPD downstream from the electricity meter, an SPD Class II after the circuit breaker, and an SPD Class III on the power supply input. If there is a dialler, you should also install an SPD on the telephone line.

During an alarm, the outdoor siren 01805/01806 blinks but does not emit any sound, why?

Check the battery charge.

Can I control a non-Vimar dialler with SAI?

Yes, just connect the output of a SAI relay actuator configured in the system, you can control a dialler which has a dry contact input, and then select the Setup > Message Setup menu item (in the SAI page) to select the SAI event that will activate the relay.

Is it possible to identify a configured device to verify the address or area where it is allocated?

Yes, there is a Device Identification menu that shows the SAI zone where it has been allocated.

What are "SAI Keys", and what are the "Special Keys", the "CA Access Control Keys" and "CA Special Access Control Keys"?

The SAI Keys are configured on a single activator and then the control unit permits them to work on all the Activators/Transponder Readers in the system. The Special Keys only work on the Activators/Transponder Readers to which they are associated (even on multiple activators/readers). Each activator/reader can store up to 4 Special Keys, while the whole SAI system can be configured with a maximum of 24 SAI Keys. The"SAI Access Control Keys" and "CA Special Access Control Keys" are the equivalent of SAI Keys and Special Keys, with the difference being that they have been configured for Transponder Key Readers (part no. 14470/16470/20470).

Is it possible to partition the SAI?

Ye partitioning can be differentiated according to whether the SAI burglar alarm is activated from one transponder key rather than from another on the same reader, or differentiated according to different activation points around the house (associating different armed zones to various Transponder readers, with the various RF Interfaces with remote controls, or the main control unit). It is similarly possible, following the appropriate procedure, to partially deactivate the SAI.

Is it possible to enter a password? Is it possible to arm the SAI system from the control unit?

As described in the By-me FAQ, a maximum of 20 passwords can be enabled for management of the SAI burglar alarm, and for each you can set different activation partitions.

Can I connect 2 or more control units on the same system?

By-me home automation

Yes, they must be configured on different BUS lines separated by a line coupler (according to the characteristics described in the By-me FAQ). Only one unit can manage the SAI burglar alarm.

Alarm System

No, you can't. And 2 different SAI burglar alarm systems cannot interact.

How does the system behave in case of a control unit failure?

The system is put in the Alarm Watchdog condition. The rest of the system continues to operate normally (groups and scenarios invoked by key). Through the "Diagnostics" menu, you can replace the defective control units and the individual devices will transfer their configuration to the new control unit.

Is it possible to make a backup of the control unit?

By-me control panel
Yes, it is possible to download the database of the control panel to a PC using the Easy Tool Professional software available at www.vimar.com and through the dedicated 01993 interface.

convimar 2 module control panel art. 14510 - 20510
In the case of the "convimar" control panel, it is not possible, however, if a failure occurs on the control panel, it is possible to insert a new one and import the previous configuration data from the single devices; after a replacement, it will be necessary to rename the groups and scenarios, and recreate the programs of the 4 centralized climatic zones, the 8 programs of the Programmer menu and associate again the 4 groups to the 4 centralized climatic zones.

Can the SAI be configured with a PC?

Yes, to configure the By-me system through a PC, you need to purchase the 01993 interface and download the EasyToolProfessional software

Is the backup unit necessary? How many should I use?

Yes, you need at least one backup unit in the alarm system, up to a maximum of 2 units per system + 2 auxiliary battery packs (one per backup unit). The number of backup units is defined according to the total consumption of the installed devices and the cable distances between the devices and the same backup units. Remember that between two backup units, you need at least 40 meters of BUS cable (with connected devices) and each unit must be combined with an 01801 power supply.

How does the By-me SAI burglar alarm system work?

The devices are all connected in parallel to a dedicated 29V powered BUS line which is filtered by a backup unit that doubles as an indoor siren. In the control unit, you can associate the devices and group them into 31 different zones (even with multiple devices per zone). One such area could for example be associated with a room and when you arm the system, you can decide zone-by-zone whether the devices must trigger an alarm or not. Such partitioning can be differentiated according to which transponder key is activating the SAI burglar alarm, or according to different activation points around the house (associating different activation zones to different Transponder readers, RF Interfaces for remote controls, or the main control unit). It is possible to change specific relay states according to various alarm classes: Tamper, Technical, Panic, etc.

What should I enter in the "Device Data Transfer" and "PC Data Transfer" boxes in the Application Configuration window that appears when the application starts on a mobile device?

The two items ask you to specify the name of the respective communications ports that the application should reserve for the Access Control System devices and with the mobile device and/or mobile phone. The "Device Data Transfer" is the infrared port on the mobile device or cell phone and the actual name depends on the device. For Compaq iPAQ 3650 and 3870 palmtops, the name is "COM2:" written in upper case with the colon at the end. The item "PC Data Transfer" is the communications port of your mobile device or cell phone that you want to use to transfer data with your computer. The name depends on the device. For Compaq iPAQ 3650 and 3870 palmtops, the name is "COM1:" written in upper case and with the colon at the end. This port allows you to transfer data using the serial cable supplied with your mobile device.

What should I do if I close the application while it is exchanging data with the computer or with the devices in the Access Control System?

If the application is closed incorrectly, it may not correctly close the communication port that was being used, thus blocking subsequent communication operations through that port. In this case, close any applications running on the mobile device or cell phone and reset the device. This procedure depends on the mobile devices or cell phones used, but it will be described in their user manuals. In the case of Compaq iPAQ devices, simply turn off the device, insert the pen into the small hole at the bottom of the device and wait until it comes back on.

What can I do if, despite correct installation, the software does not start?

Check that the data manager is activated when the computer starts. To do this, open the InterServer Configuration Utility window in Start-> Programs-> InterBase InterClient, and set the parameter Startup Mode to Windows Startup.

There are 3 types of smart cards managed by the system. Which should I use?

The smart cards managed by the software and read by the Access Control readers are: ST14C025, SIEMENS SLE4445, GEMPLUS GEMCLUB. The first cards are the VIMAR products most used for the system, the other cards are for specific uses and not sold directly by VIMAR.

How can I use the software for the Access Control System if I do not have a serial port on my computer?

Some new laptops actually don't have a serial port, but they will certainly have a USB port. There are commercially available cables that transform USB ports into serial ports which the Access Control System software can then use for communication.

Where can I find the software for the Access Control System to be installed on my computer?

The software for the Vimar Access Control System is on the CD attached to the smart card configuration device and is available on the website under Product Software.

Can I act on multiple readers with the same slave key?

Yes, without limit.

How many master keys can I have for a transponder reader?

You can have up to 4 master keys. These will enable the acquisition of the respective actuator and configuration of the slave keys.

How many slave keys can I configure in a transponder reader?

Up to 50.

Can I manage 1 actuator with multiple readers?

Yes, you can.

Can I manage 2 actuators with a single BUS reader?

No, it is not possible

How do I set up the line that powers the BUS smart card readers?

It is necessary to use the 01400 or 01401 power supply (based on the total absorption count) as they are provided with Bus line output.

Can I define the time delay of the actuator?

Yes, directly from the trimmer in the actuator or by using software mode with the programmer.

Can I use the same coded card to open the door and enable the users?

Yes, because it is a standard ISO card.

Can I use the PC to program cards with transponder?

No, only smart cards can be programmed via the PC or the 16473 programmer.

Can I monitor the presence in a room with access control via BUS?

No, you can't control the presence in the room from the PC, you can do it by passing the wires from every room to reception and creating a LED panel.

Is it possible with the Access Control System via BUS to program decremental cards and for times of the day?

It is possible, but only through the 16473 smart card programmer and the relative software.

What equipment is always necessary to install an Access Control System via BUS?

An 01800 BUS power supply and an 01400 o 01401, plus the cable for BUS system (twisted pair 01840) are always required.

What is the difference between the residential/commercial and hotel functionality?

For residential/commercial installations, function is possible with or without a master card and you can manage multiple addresses (with the same card you can operate multiple accesses), while management with a master card is required for hotels.

How can I differentiate between residential, commercial and hotel us in access control?

To differentiate between residential, commercial and hotel use for access control, just set the dip switches of the device.

How many contacts for shutters can be managed by a single contacts interface?

A maximum of two, and the maximum length of the cable must not be more than 10 m.

Is it possible to have acoustic confirmation when the system is armed or disarmed?

Yes, you can do it for the backup unit via the control unit settings and also on the 16470 Idea and 14470 Plana transponder readers, which house an internal buzzer (this function can be enabled directly from control units with software versions 3.00 and above).

Are there any alternatives to the transponder for arming the alarm system via BUS?

Yes, the radio remote control 01819 can be used with the radio interface or the smart card reader 16471, 14471. This type of function is active with the control panel software version 3.00 and higher.

Is it possible to install RF-controlled and BUS components in the same burglar alarm system?

Yes, integrating the 16943, 14493 radio frequency interfaces in the alarm system allows the BUS system to communicate with some RF system components. This type of function is available on control unit software versions 3.00 and above.

The presence of small pets such as dogs or cats can be detected by the infrared detectors art. 16935 Idea 14485 Plana?

Yes, because the sensor is not selective and detects any passage of hot bodies; this implies that when the system is switched on no pets should be left inside the home.

If I need to add a component, you need to reprogram the entire system?

No just use "Add" function in the control unit and proceed with identification by pressing the button on the front of the device.

If I need to delete a component, is it necessary to reprogram the entire system?

No, just remove the device from the control unit using the "Remove" function for the component to be deleted and then physically disconnect it from the system.

To set the delay, is it necessary to delay the whole area, or can you delay the single component?

By setting the parameters in the control unit, you can delay a single device (e.g., IR detector or contacts interface for perimeter control).

How many zones can you subdivide the burglar alarm BUS system into?

The burglar alarm system can be divided into 30 separate zones and freely partitioned.

What should the characteristics of the cable for the Vimar alarm BUS system be?

Sheathed twisted pair cable, minimum 0.6 mm diameter in accordance with European CEI 46-5 norms. Vimar catalogue item 01840 is a cable that has the required characteristics stated above and can, given a nominal operating voltage of 300/500 V, be run alongside electricity lines. It comes in rolls of 100 m.

Where is the address of the control unit needed to program the 01941/01942 GSM communicator (SYS ID)?

This information is located in the Diagnostics/Information menu:e.g., Area: 01 Line: 00 ID: 170.

What can I manage remotely via the 01942 GSM communicator?

- Up to 8 climatic zones - up to 8 groups - up to 32 scenarios - Arm/Disarm and query the status of the SAI burglar alarm- Diagnostics.

If the control unit fails, will the Events continue to operate?

No, groups and scenarios continue to work as they are stored inside the devices, but the events are directly managed by the By-me control unit.

How many Events can I create in the By-me control unit?

Maximum 16 Events

What do the AND and OR inputs in the creation of a Event in the control unit mean?

AND means that both conditions must be simultaneously true for the 2 inputs of the Event, while OR indicates that the control unit will activate 1 or 2 outputs of the event when at least one of the two input conditions is valid. If you are using only one input into the Event, you must set it to OR.

What is a By-me control unit Event?

It an operation handled by the control unit that simultaneously sends one or two commands over the BUS (one for each output event) addressed to a relay assembly, the activation of a scenario, or the activation of the SAI burglar alarm system (if present). The two outputs can be of different types (for example, a group and a scenario). These commands are sent from the control unit, following the occurrence of certain situations that you control, along the BUS, involving 1 or 2 monitored events (called the Event Inputs) - for example, the activation of a scenario and a SAI burglar alarm if present. The two input conditions that trigger command outputs from the control unit can be associated with AND or OR conditions. In addition, there is the possibility of limiting the control unit reaction to these 1 or 2 inputs to time slots during the week. Finally, you can set it so the control unit does not wait for the fulfilment of the 1 or 2 input conditions, but autonomously activates the outputs at certain times of the days of the week, or according to repetitive cycle timing.

What is meant by scenario depth?

Scenario depth means the maximum number of scenarios which can belong to the same functional group. Scenario depth for the By-me system is equal to 4. In the event that you try to add the same functional group in a fifth scenario, the control unit signal the impossibility to proceed because the limit has been exceeded.

Is an external scenario activation button identifiable in the control unit?

Yes, it is done as for the other devices from the Configuration / Device Identification menu, and you can see which scenario it is associated with.

Can an Infrared PIR sensor function directly as an external scenario activation button?

No, it can't function as a scenario button.

When I try to bind an external button to a scenario, I get an error message, why?

It happens when it has already been assigned to another scenario (it is possible to identify the scenario through the Configuration / Device Identification menu).

Can an external scenario activation button also belong to a group?

No, it can only control the scenario.

Can you always keep the LED of an external scenario activation button on or off?

No, the button LED will go off after 3 seconds of pressing the button, and it can't be set differently.

From how many points and where you can activate a scenario? What is an internal button and an external button?

The scenario can be recalled through the control unit (there are 4 Internal buttons) or via various external buttons (push or rocker buttons of the home automation system or IR receivers via 01849 remote controls) that can be associated with the scenario. If you have a device with 2 rocker buttons available, you can set it so that rocker button actives one scenario if it is pressed on the upper side, and a second scenario, if it is pressed on the lower side. A scenario activation button (for example the upper part of a rocker button) can activate only one scenario. A scenario can have multiple activation buttons.

Can a scenario can also recall particular climate conditions?

Of course, when creating a scenario you can also enter desired adjustments for thermostats along with light groups etc. (e.g., night scenario: all lights turned off and thermostats reduced to night settings). Only centralised control zones can of course have operations automated through a scenario, as only those areas function as automatically programmable chronothermostats.

Is it possible to control shutters in sequence rather than all at once to prevent an electrical overload?

Yes, first create a scenario with the shutters in the desired position and then through the "scenario activation delay" setting, apply different delays in the menu parameters for shutter actuators. A difference of 4-5 seconds between each actuator is more than enough to prevent triggering circuit breakers.

Can a scenario created as Normal be modified in Global, and vice versa?

No, it should be deleted and recreated.

Can I freely rename the scenarios?

Yes, you can name individual scenarios up to the maximum number of characters supported.

Can a scenario be timed?

No, the scenarios are only activated and cannot be timed in a direct manner. You can activate a scenario at a desired time using an event, and then call another scenario at another time that performs the opposite operation via a second event.

With scenarios, can I set the opening or closing of a shutter to half?

No, the scenario only allows you to insert the conditions "shutter all up" or "shutter all down".

When I try to save a scenario I get a message on the control unit that says "group depth exceeded", why?

It happens when one of the devices involved in the scenario is already included in 4 other scenarios through the groups in which it is configured. The maximum number of scenarios for each device is equal to four

How many load lines can a 01455 control?

It can control up to 16 groups of loads (through relays configured in 16 functional groups). We recommend installing power support relays between the Vimar relay outputs and the socket where heavy loads will be connected to avoid the risk of ruining the Vimar relay in the case of power spikes or malfunction of the powered appliance.

How can the 2 thresholds de set, time threshold and switch-off priority on load control 01455 with a 3KW contract?

Set Threshold-1 equal to the rated power of the counter contract, plus 10%. Set Threshold-2 equal to Threshold-1 plus 20% of the same Threshold-1. Set the Threshold Time to 90 minutes. For a 3KW contract therefore it will be Threshold-1=3.3KW, Threshold-2=4KW, Threshold Time=90 min. However, the values​must always be verified according to the conditions stated by the service provider.

It is also possible to define the priority of disconnection the configured loads (Max 16) or decide to always leave them On or Off (forcing). All of these parameters can be set by the By-me control panel in the Setup menu in the "Load Control" section as well as the override mode that can be automatic or manual.

How do I reset a thermostat?

Since specific menu "Configuration / Reset Management / Reset Device" or "Configuration / Reset / Single", press and hold the first key on the left (you will see the display of the thermostat flash with the writing CNF) until 000 appears on the display, at this point, release the button. Now the thermostat is reset.

Can I directly control the area of​a thermostat via an Event?

No, the outputs of an Event can be relay-groups, scenarios or activation of the SAI burglar alarm. It is in any case possible to create scenarios involving climate zones as desired, and then activate these via the Events menu of the control unit.

Does the control unit work like a thermostat?

No, the control unit only handles the climate zones (thermostats), but does not have a built-in thermostat.

How many independent zones can I manage through the control unit software?

You can use all 40 climate zones with the automatic timer-thermostat function. These areas must be set as Centralised zones, associating each climate-zone with a group in the Climate menu . Then you can create daily schedules, time slots, with three different temperature levels settable for each time slot (T1 is the lowest temperature desired in the space, while T2 and T3 are two higher temperature levels that can be set at will during the day).

Is it possible to identify a configured device to verify the address?

Yes, simply enter the Configuration/Device Identification menu and press the configuration button of the device, the control unit will display the description of the device and its address; you can also see which groups and scenarios it is configured in.

I need to replace a device and insert it back into the same groups, how do I do it?

Simply disconnect the one to be replaced from the Bus, connect the new one and reset it from the single device reset menu. Once this is done, it is necessary to enter the Diagnostics menu of the By-me control panel and select Devices/Troubleshooting: at the end the control panel will indicate the lack of the device indicating its address and then select Replace; the control panel will automatically associate all the functional blocks to the groups of the replaced device, but it is necessary to setup again the functional block of the actuator on the device in the scenarios where the old one was involved (e.g. roller shade up or dimmer turned on to 30%, etc.).

From how many points can you control a load (a relay, a dimmer, a shutter)?

The limit is given by the maximum number of devices per line, in fact, to control a load is simply necessary to create a functional group consisting of an actuator (connected to the load) and n control functional blocks.

What is meant by group depth?

Group depth is the number of home automation functional groups which can belong the same functional block. The group depth for a function block of a By-me device is equal to 4, but the 4 groups configured must be similar (for example, a button can control up to 4 distinct groups of either all relays, or all dimmers, or all shutter actuators).

Can you can freely rename the groups (and not use the libraries already present)?

No, because the two libraries are already very complete and offer the possibility to enter all the desired names.

What is a home automation group in the By-me?

It is a set of relays, or shutter actuators, or dimmers, belonging to the By-me system, which are controlled simultaneously by one or more buttons that are associated through the configuration menu of the control unit. Any relay/dimmer/shutter actuator can then be controlled by buttons located around the house simply by associating the operation on the control unit, and you can disassociate control of a light / shutter at any time via the By-me control unit without having to extract the device from the wall and rewire it. A device (either actuator or button) can work simultaneously in up to 4 separate groups (as long as they are all relay ,dimmer, or shutter control groups).

How can I configure a By-me system group?

The configuration is done in the Configuration menu of the By-me control unit (see instructions), once the BUS is properly connected to the control unit and devices, and powered. At that point it is recommended to reset the devices and the control unit according to the steps in the instructions. As a rocker button might be associated with the control of any relay/dimmer/shutter actuator connected on the BUS (even if it is located in a different part of the house), it is able to send different types of messages along the BUS, depending on the control function desired. To save time, once you have created a group, first configure at least one actuator (either relay, dimmer or shutter actuator) and all the buttons to be configured later in that group will automatically take on the operating parameters suitable for controlling the relay, excluding the dimmer or the shutter actuator - without later having to manually modify the operating parameters of all the buttons of that group.

How do I turn on the lights and raise the blinds before I begin configuring the By-me system?

To facilitate building site activities before the system is configured, by default, if you have a device composed of 2 buttons and an actuator, the left button controls the actuator function block on the device (relay, dimmer or shutter actuator). When any function block is configured in a By-me group, the left button no longer controls it. Following a reset of the device, the left button will regain control the actuator.

Can I use the relay actuators of the SAI burglar alarm system connected to the By-me system?

You can't connect these actuators on a home automation BUS, but only those belonging to the By-me system

Can I use the contact interfaces of the SAI burglar alarm system connected to the By-me system?

You can't connect these interfaces on a home automation BUS, but only those of the By-me system 14515 / 16955 (B)/20515

I can't configure the home automation devices in the By-me control unit, I get the error message that says to configure at least one line coupler, why?

During the initialization phase, the control unit is set with the address Area 00 and Line 00. If the SAI burglar alarm is present, then you need to connect a line coupler between the 01845 SAI burglar alarm BUS (which is connected to the control unit) and the BUS where the home automation devices are connected (connect the SAI to the BUS 1 terminal and home automation to BUS 2). In the event that the SAI burglar alarm is not installed, then it is sufficient to reset the control unit from the Configuration/Reset Management menu, and set at least the Area address to something other than "00" when the control unit requests it.

Can you activate the SAI burglar alarm through the By-me control unit?

Yes, from the By-me control unit you can arm and disarm the SAI burglar alarm as it is directly managed by the control unit,as is the home automation system.

Can I interface home automation with the SAI burglar alarm in the By-me control unit?

Yes, the control unit can configure and manage both systems. The control unit will require two BUS lines: the burglar alarm line (known as Area 0 Line 0) where the control unit and the devices of the SAI burglar alarm are installed, and the home automation line (Area 1 Line 0). Communication between the two branches occurs through the 01845 line coupler respecting the terminal connections: BUS1 – burglar alarm line and BUS 2 – home automation line.

How many functional groups can be set in a control unit?

  • You can manage up to 480 functional groups (between Climate, home automation, Load control and SAI burglar alarm groups), on the same control unit.
  • You can manage up to 256 functional groups (between Climate, home automation and Load control groups), on the same BUS line.

What is a functional group?

The set of functional blocks which contribute to an overall function. For example, a functional group on a lamp must be composed of a minimum of an actuator relay or dimmer (output) and a function block input (button/IR).

Can a rocker button function block or push button function block control different types of actuators in different groups?

No, a rocker button device which for example controls a dimmer in one group, can be configured in 3 other groups, but must always have dimmers in the group.

What is meant by a By-me device?

They are the components that make up the Vimar home automation system for residential and commercial environments (actuators, controls, etc.). A device can in turn have their functional blocks work completely independently of each other (for example, a "rocker and push button switch unit" can be set for the left switch to control a By-me dimmer and the right-switch for a shutter actuator that may be in a completely different part of the house, and have its relay controlled by a thermostat.)

Can I replace the control unit in a system that had the Convimar control unit with a By-me control unit (with colour display)?

The devices are the same, but to remove the Convimar control unit and insert a By-me control unit in the system, you need to individually reset and reconfigure all devices from scratch in the new By-me control unit, if there is also a SAI burglar alarm, you must do the same since the By-me control unit also manages the SAI burglar alarm alone (thereby also eliminating the extra control unit for SAI burglar alarm consisting of 2 modules).

I have multiple registered users on the control unit with management of the SAI burglar alarm enabled , but I am still able to activate/deactivate the alarm without a password request from the control

If you want to differentiate activation of the SAI burglar alarm depending on users, you have to remove "Guest" access rights to the SAI burglar alarm in the Settings menu.

Is it possible to activate the SAI burglar alarm from the By-me control unit in different ways, depending on the user password-entered in the menu?

Yes, for all 20 selectable users, the SAI burglar alarm can be partitioned differently according to the password entered on the control unit. If, however, the "Guest" user is enabled to use the SAI burglar alarm, the SAI menu will not trigger a password prompt (since the generic user who accesses the control unit after the automatic logout can open the menu without a password), and so this function will not be possible. It is therefore necessary in this case to exclude access to the SAI burglar alarm for the "Guest" user.

Is it possible to enter a password on the alarm control unit?

Yes, you can enter up to 19 passwords for a total of 20 different users: one of these is in fact named "Guest", which usually comes without the permission settings for the settings and configuration menus, and is automatically activated after a period of inactivity (approx. 2min) of the By-me control unit. The first user that is generated on installation of the system is the Administrator, which has full management of all users on the control unit, thus able to create them, decide access permissions, passwords, etc.

If I have multiple By-me control units interfaced with each other on different BUSes, how many can manage the burglar alarm branch?

Only one By-me control unit, the one initialized with Area 00 and Line 00, while the others that must have different Area and Line addresses cannot therefore configure SAI burglar alarm devices (the SAI burglar alarm line is strictly with the address Area 00 Line 00, and on one BUS line there can be only one control unit)

What is the procedure for a system with more than one By-me control panel set up for Burglar alarm system and Automation ?

First, only 1 By-me control panel will be able to manage and configure the Burglar alarm system devices (the initialization will be set with Area 00 and Line 00 addresses); then the other control panels will be connected to other Bus lines with at least one 01401 power supply separated from the other lines by 01845 Routers. At the initialization for each control panel, an Area/Line address different from the others must be set ( Area 00 Line 00 the one if any, that manages the SAI,and the other 7 can be for example initialized in Area 01 Line 00, Area 01 Line 02, Area 03 Line a05, etc.) . Each control panel can configure and manage devices that are also located in more than 1 Bus line (each line separated from the others with a 01845 Router, with at least one 01401 power supply and up to max. 128 connected devices), taking into account that in a line-Bus it is not possible to configure the devices on several By-me control panels, but all must belong to the configuration. When the Area and Line address of a By-me control panel is set at the initialization, on the same page it is asked to set also an Offset address: for the 1st control panel leave the proposed one, while it is compulsory to set 0x2000 for the 2nd one, 0x4000 for the 3rd one, 0x6000 for the 4th one, 0x8000 for the 5th one, 0xA000 for the 6th one, 0xC000 for the 7th one and 0xE000 for the 8th control panel ( if present).

Can one By-me control unit communicate with another By-me control unit?

Yes, there may be multiple BUS lines each with 1 control unit, where only the activation of the following scenarios can be shared: activating scenario n. X on a BUS line will also automatically activate scenario n. X of the other control units , as long as the scenarios in question are set as "Global Scenarios" and not, such as "Normal Scenarios" when they are created. Scenarios are the only thing that can be shared between two or more home automation systems with different control units. Pay special attention to the initial settings of various control units in the initialization phase when there is a system with more than one By-me control unit. When there is a GSM communicator in the system, it can manage up to eight control units, but in the case of a greater number of control units, there may be more GSM communicators, each dedicated to a maximum of eight.

I configured the By-me control board some time ago without a burglar alarm line and now I have to add one. Is it possible?

If the control unit is initialized with an Area and Line address that is not Area00/Line00, you have to reset the control unit and all devices already configured.in order to add the SAI burglar alarm line. The system is therefore completely reconfigured by initializing the By-me control unit with Area 00 and Line 00, the same is then connected on the intrusion system line and will require the addition of an 01845 line coupler to generate the light line Area01/Line00.

When I turn on the By me control unit for the first time, or after it has been reset, I am asked to set the Area and Line addresses and the group offset: what does it mean?

According to the KNX architecture, the control unit can manage devices connected different sections of the BUS (each with its own 01801 power supply and a 01845 line coupler that separates it from other sections: each section is identified by an address to be passed to the line coupler during control unit configuration which identifies the Area and Line to which that section belongs. Usable Areas range from n. 01 to 15, and the Line addresses 00 to 15 can be set for each of these). If a By me control unit is not required on a SAI burglar alarm BUS line, set an Area value between 01 and 15, and the Line value between 00 and 15 (e.g., Area 01 and Line 00). If the SAI burglar alarm is used or will be used in the future, the control unit must strictly be initialized with the addresses Area 00 and Line 00, because it is not possible to modify the address of the control unit and so configuration of SAI burglar alarm devices would require resetting the By me control unit and the entire previously configured system. Since a BUS line cannot support more than 128 home automation devices, if for example the control unit was configured to Area 00 Line 00 for the SAI burglar alarm and there were 150 home automation devices to configure, there would need to be at least 2 different BUSes for the home automation devices (for example, the BUS Area 01/Line00 and Area01/Line2) each with its own 01845 line coupler and at least one 01801 power supply.

Can I replace my Convimar control unit (20510-16850-14510) with a By-me control unit, or vice versa?

The devices (buttons, actuators, thermostats, etc.) are the same, but management and configuration data is addressed differently by the two units so all devices must be reset individually and the whole system must be configured from scratch with the new control unit.

What happens to the climate control zones if the control unit fails?

The zones can still be controlled by manipulating the individual thermostats locally (if these were blocked zones, it is possible to set the same temperature range which was set on the control unit or to set the zone to OFF)

How does the system behave when a single device fails?

The rest of the system continues to operate normally. Through the "Diagnostics" menu, a faulty device can be deleted or replaced with a new one, in this case the control unit transfers the configuration of the replaced device to the new device (but it will reload the same state of the scenario in which it was involved)

Can By-me be configured with a PC?

Yes, you need the EasyTool Professional software version 1.4 or later.

Can fluorescent lamps above 1A be directly driven with-By-me relays?

No, the aid of a specific support relay is required for this type of load

Can appliances be directly connected to the By-me relays?

It is always advisable to connect high consumption appliances (oven, washing machine, dishwasher ...) to a power relay controlled in turn by the By-me relay .

What happens in the event of a power grid failure (configuration data and status of the By-me system)?

Even after the charge for both the home automation and alarm systems has completely run out, all the configuration data of the various devices and the control unit remain stored in the devices themselves. The control unit also has an internal backup battery inside that allows retention of the date and time.in memory for 24 hours. Once power supply is restored, the system returns to the same state in which it was before the blackout.

IS the By-me BUS polarized ?

Yes, you need to respect the polarity when wiring

What happens in a By-me system in case of power supply failure?

The By-me home automation system turns off. when the control unit is connected to the burglar alarm system BUS, the control unit and devices will remain powered thanks to the presence of the backup unit until the batteries reach the minimum voltage level of that can support operation (after which the backup unit disconnects the batteries to save them from being fully discharged, once the minimum operating voltage of the system has been breached). It is therefore good practice to predispose a second power source which can be connected in an emergency.

What is line coupler synchronization used for?

It is done at the end of the system configuration process, if there is more than one home automation line and there are home automation systems involving devices that belong to different BUS lines

How do I connect the line coupler if the control unit is placed on the BUS of the SAI burglar alarm?

The line coupler acts as a message filter on the 2 BUSes connected to it, allowing only those desired to pass. It also electrically separates the 2 BUSes, so each one requires its own 01801 power supply. In the event that the SAI burglar alarm is present, the control unit must be strictly connected to the BUS of the SAI burglar alarm, which is connected to the BUS 1 terminal of the line coupler. The BUS for home automation devices (shutters, relays, etc.) are connected to the BUS 2 terminal.

How do I connect the 01401 power supply? How do I connect the terminals of the By-me control unit?

If the SAI burglar alarm is present, connect the AUX output to your backup unit, and this will service both the BUS and display supply V+-V-. In this case, any eventual power for the 01942 GSM communicator is also taken from the 01801 AUX output (and the BUS output therefore remains unused); if the SAI burglar alarm is present, the BUS that crosses the control unit must be strictly that of the SAI burglar alarm, and for subsequent configuration of home automation devices, at least one line coupler must first be configured in the control unit. If there is no SAI burglar alarm, connect the AUX output of the power supply to terminals V+ V- to supply the monitor, and the BUS output to the BUS. An eventual 01942 GSM communicator is also powered from the AUX. The C and A terminals of the BY me control unit must be strictly left open.

What is the auxiliary output AUX on 01401 used for?

It can be used to:

  • supply power to the Burglar alarm system Back-Up unit if present:
  • supply power to the 20550 and touch monitors in general (e.g. 21511, 20511.1, 21554, etc.) through the V + V - terminals present in these products, in case the burglar alarm system is not installed.

It should be noted that the maximum deliverable rated current (1280 mA) can be calculated by summing up the delivery of the two AUX + BUS outputs.