This integration connects with Risco Alarms, in one of two ways:
The integration will connect with your alarm over Risco Cloud. This is easiest to configure, and is widely supported, but is cloud based, and requires polling.
4 sensors will be created to store events, depending on the category (Status, Alarm, Trouble and Other). Each sensor has the event timestamp as the state, and other event information in attributes.
If you have multiple sites, only the first site will be used.
The integration will connect locally to your system. No dependency on the cloud, and instantaneous updates, but is harder to set up. You will need the panel access code (default 5678) to your system, this access code is NOT the same as the installer/subinstaller code, and with older models, you might need to either disconnect your system from the cloud, or set up a proxy that will allow you to connect both locally and via the cloud.
The local version of the integration does not support events, and the
arming state, but provides an additional binary sensor per zone (with the
_alarmed suffix) that signals whether this zone is currently triggering an alarm.
Adding Risco to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
You can configure additional behavior by clicking on Options in the relevant box in the Integration panel:
The lower this is, the faster your entities will reflect changes, but the more resource-intensive it’ll be.
When checked, you’ll need to enter your pin code when arming through Home Assistant.
Apart from these options, you can also define a custom mapping between your Home Assistant Alarm states and the Risco arming modes. This is an advanced configuration, and unless you’re using group arming, the default mapping should probably be best. This is a two-way mapping, meaning you can map:
- What Home Assistant state your partition entity will report when Risco is armed in a specific mode.
- Which arming mode to use when arming from Home Assistant using one of its modes. Note that in this step, you can only choose combinations that map to each other in the previous step.
The default mapping:
|Risco Arming Mode||Home Assistant State|
|Arm (AWAY)||Armed Away|
|Partial Arm (STAY)||Armed Home|
|Group A||Armed Home|
|Group B||Armed Home|
|Group C||Armed Home|
|Group D||Armed Home|
And in the reverse direction:
|Home Assistant Mode||Risco Arming Mode|
|Arm Home||Partial Arm|