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The Texecom to Milestone Service provides a method for monitoring Texecom Elite panels for any changes and then sending these messages to the Milestone XProtect® Video Management System. All Texecom events are transmitted, whether these be zone status changes or tamper / alarm events. The integration uses the Generic Events functionality within the XProtect VMS. This manual does not describe how to create generic events or alarms. Reference should be made to the relevant VMS manual for this.

Before the system can be used the Texecom panel and Milestone system has to be configured. This is achieved through the IntruderConfig tool. To run this select TDSi->IntruderMilestone->Intruder Config from the menu. This will then start the configuration tool allowing you to specify the details for the panels and the XProtect Server.

Figure 1 – Intruder Configuration

3.1         Add Intruder Panel

To add a new panel, click the Add button. This will add a new panel to the list on the left. The default name will be Panel X where X will be an incremental number.

Select this panel by clicking on it which will then display the details on the right. The following details are required:

Element Description
   
Select Panel Select the panel type from the drop down box
   
Name This can be any name and should relate to the
  location of the panel
   
IP Address Specify the IP address of the panel
   
Port The port used by the panel, the default is
  10001
   
Password Enter the UDL password of the panel
   

When you have entered your details click the save button.

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Configuration

3.2         Milestone Details

Figure 2 – Milestone Configuration

For the Milestone system you need to enter the IP address and port for the Milestone server. The port is defined within the XProtect Management Application (see Figure 4 )

3.2.1  Milestone Generic Events Port

To check the port number used by the XProtect Server you need to login to the XProtect Management Application. Click on the Events and Outputs tab as shown below.

Figure 3 – XProtect Event Settings

The port number will then be shown under the Alert and Generic Event Port. This is the value that you need to use in the configuration tool.

Figure 4 – XProtect Generic Event Port

4 Start / Stop Service

The service is a standard Windows® service and can be started either from the services page or using the StartStop tool. To run this, go to your menu and select TDSi->IntruderMilestone->StartStop Tool

5 Test Utility

Included with the service is a simple test utility. This monitors a local network connection and displays messages from the intruder panel. In order to use this you need to set the address of the Milestone server as 127.0.0.1.

Then from the menu select TDSi->IntruderMilestone->Console Test Server

Figure 5 – Example Intruder Messages

Figure 6 – Example Tamper Alarm Message

6 Messages

Messages are transmitted in ASCII text format. There are 5 types of events that can be transmitted.

6.1         Zone Events

Zone events provide details on a state change of a zone, for example from secure to tamper. The format of the message sent is:

[IP Address]-[Message]

These are the messages that can be transmitted:

Where X is the zone number from the panel.

Messages

For example, the Event message expression below matches the string above for Zone X secure

Figure 7 – Example XProtect Generic Event

6.2         Area Events

Area events provide details on the state change of an area, for example disarmed to armed. The format of the message sent is:

[IP Address]-[Message]

These are the messages that can be transmitted:

Where X is the zone number from the panel.

Note: The Area ID in Texecom will be converted to a numeric value in Milestone. For example

Texecom Area A will be displayed as Area 1 in the Milestone Event message expression window.

The maximum area value will be dependent on panel type.

Messages

6.3         Output Events

Output events report a change of state of an output. The format of the message is:

Output X is in state Y

Where X is the output type and Y is the output state.

The output type is one of the following:

Output Type Value Output
0 (0x00) Panel Outputs
   
1 (0x01) Digi Outputs
2 (0x02) Digi Channel low 8 (outputs 1 – 8)
3 (0x03) Digi Channel high 8 (outputs 9 –
  16)
4 (0x04) Redcare outputs
5 (0x05) Custom outputs 1
6 (0x06) Custom outputs 2
7 (0x07) Custom outputs 3
8 (0x08) Custom outputs 4
9 (0x09) X-10 outputs
16 (0x10) Network 1, keypads (all 8 keypads)
17 (0x11) Network 1, expander 1 outputs
18 (0x12) Network 1, expander 2 outputs
32 (0x20) Network 2 keypads (all 8 keypads)
33 (0x21) Network 2, expander 1 outputs
48 (0x30) Network 3, keypads (all 8 keypads)
49 (0x31) Network 3, expander 1 outputs

The state is the decimal value that relates to the binary value of the outputs, for example a state value of 2 for the panel outputs means output 2.

6.4         User Events

User events are reported for any user activity on the keypad. The format of the message sent is:

[IP Address]-[Message]

The format of these messages is:

Where X is the user within the intruder panel. By default User 0 is the Engineer and User 1 is the Master.

6.5         Log Events

Log events are reported for any log entry written in the intruder panel. The format of the message sent is:

[IP Address]-[Message]

The format of Message is:

[DateTime]: [Event Type], [Event Group] event for zone X and partition Y

Where Event Type and Event Group are defined below. X is the Zone number and Y is the partition detail.

6.5.1  Event Type

Where Event Type is one of the following:

Entry/Exit 1 Exit Started Expander Tamper AC Cleared Down
     
Entry/Exit 2 Exit Error Arming Failed Keypad Tamper Monitored Alarm
       
Guard Entry Started Expander Trouble Expander Low Voltage
       
Guard Access Part Arm Suite Remote Keypad Trouble Supervision Fault
       
24hr Audible Armed With Line Fault Fire Zone Tamper PA From Remote Fob
       
24hr Silent Open Close Away Alarm Zone Tamper RF Device Battery Low
       
PA Audible Part Armed Keypad Lockout Site Data Changed
       
PA Silent Auto Open Close Code Tamper Alarm Radio Jamming
       
Fire Auto Arm Deferred Soak Test Alarm Test Call Passed
       
Medical Open After Alarm Manual Test Transmission Test Call Failed
       
24hr Gas Remote Open Close Automatic Test Transmission Zone Fault
       
Auxiliary Quick Arm User Walk Test Start End Zone Masked
       
Tamper Recent Closing NVM Defaults Loaded Faults Overridden
       
Exit Terminator Reset After Alarm First Knock SUAC Failed
       
Momentary Key Auxiliary 12V Fuse Fail Door Open Alarm PSU Battery Fail
       
Latched Key AC Fail Part Arm 1 PSU Low Output Fail
       
Security Low Battery Part Arm 2 PSU Tamper
       
Omit Key System Power Up Part Arm 3 PSU Tamper Restore
       
Custom Bell Fuse Failure Auto Arming Started Door Access
       
Confirmed PA Alarm Telephone Line Fault Confirmed Alarm Comm Remote Command
       
Confirmed PA Silent Fail To Communicate Prox Tag User Added
       
Keypad Medical Download Start Access Code Changed Deleted User Deleted
       
Keypad Fire Download End Arm Failed Confirmed PA
       
Keypad PA Audible Log Capacity Alert Log Cleared User Acknowledge
       
Keypad Audible Silent Date Changed ID Loop Shorted PSU Fail
       
Duress Time Changed Communication Port Charger Fault
       
Alarm Active Installer Programming Start TAG System Exit Confirmed Intruder
       
Bell Active Installer Programming End TAG System Exit Battery Low GSM Lost
       
ReArm Panel Box Tamper TAG System Entry Corrupt Event
       
Verified Cross Zone Alarm Bell Tamper TAG System Entry Battery Low  
       
User Code Auxiliary Tamper Microphone Activated  
       

6.5.2  Event Group

NotReported   Ended
 
     
PriorityAlarm   Fault
     
PriorityAlarmRestore   Omitted
     
Alarm   Reinstated
     
Restore   Stopped
     
Open   Start
     
Close   Deleted
     
Bypassed   Active
     
Unbypassed   NotUsed
     
MaintenanceAlarm   Changed
     
MaintenanceRestore   LowBattery
     
TamperAlarm   Radio
     
TamperRestore   Deactivated
     
TestStart   Added
     
TestEnd   BadAction
     
Disarmed   PaTimerReset
     
Armed   PaZoneLockout
     
Tested   GroupTypeCommsDelayed
     
Started   GroupTypeCommunicated