Hello All,\r\n\r\nAfter a couple of years of playing around with my cbus and paradox alarm panel, I have been told by the security installers that the paradox system and more precisely the PRT3 Printer module will not do what I would like it to do.\r\n\r\nThe security installers have agreed to supply a Ness D16x alarm panel. I have a few questions that you may be able to help me with.\r\n\r\n* have been told that I will not be able to have both cbus controling the alarm panel and the alarm keypad controling the alarm at the same time. Is this correct? Surely the alarm keypad can co-exist with the cbus gear.\r\n\r\n* I would like to be able to arm and disarm the alarm from my ctouch. Have some logic that will turn the lights on in the entry hallway when the door is opened (cbus would know the door is opened because there is a reed switch on the front door connected to the alarm panel), then present a keypad on the ctouch for you to enter the alarm code, which would then disarm the alarm if the alarm code entered was correct. Does this sound like an achievable outcome?\r\n\r\n* I would like a single button on the ctouch to turn the lights out and arm the alarm system on exit of the premises. Is this achievable and reasonable?\r\n\r\n* I would like some of the PIR sensors of the alarm to trigger actions on the cbus network - child wakes at night to go to the bathroom - triggers the PIR sensor - turns the hallway lights on. Is this achievable and reasonable?\r\n\r\nReading one of the other posts on the forum, am I correct to say that most of the programming for the ness / cbus connectivity is done on the ness side of things (except of course the logic etc to control events on the cbus side of things)?\r\n\r\nDoes anybody have, or able to point me in the right direction for information on how to program the ness in regards to its communication with the cbus network?\r\n\r\n Thanks in advance.\r\n\r\nAdditional info:\r\n\r\nI spoke to the alarm installer yesterday - he told me that the Ctouch would not be able to disarm the ness d16 because only the alarm keypad can disarm the panel because of some encryption the alarm uses. So is he saying that the alarm keypad sends the disarm request in an encrypted form, and the Ctouch cannot send the disarm request because it is not encrypted? Can anybody help me understand please???