Python interface for the Alarm Decoder (AD2) family of alarm devices. (AD2USB, AD2SERIAL and AD2PI)
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AlarmDecoder

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Summary

This Python library aims to provide a consistent interface for the AlarmDecoder product line. (AD2USB, AD2SERIAL and AD2PI). This also includes devices that have been exposed via ser2sock, which supports encryption via SSL/TLS.

Installation

AlarmDecoder can be installed through pip:

pip install alarmdecoder

or from source:

python setup.py install
  • Note: python-setuptools is required for installation.

Requirements

Required:

Optional:

Documentation

API documentation can be found at readthedocs.

Examples

A basic example is included below. Please see the examples directory for more.:

import time
from alarmdecoder import AlarmDecoder
from alarmdecoder.devices import SerialDevice

def main():
    """
    Example application that prints messages from the panel to the terminal.
    """
    try:
        # Retrieve the first USB device
        device = AlarmDecoder(SerialDevice(interface='/dev/ttyUSB0'))

        # Set up an event handler and open the device
        device.on_message += handle_message
        with device.open(baudrate=115200):
            while True:
                time.sleep(1)

    except Exception as ex:
        print ('Exception:', ex)

def handle_message(sender, message):
    """
    Handles message events from the AlarmDecoder.
    """
    print sender, message.raw

if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()