Paradox Alarm System binding

This binding is intended to provide basic support for Paradox Alarm system.

With the power of openHAB this binding can be used for complex decision rules combining motion/magnetic sensor or whole partitions states with different scenarios.


  • All partitions are armed, therefore there is no one at home.
  • Window is opened for more than 10 minutes and temperature outside is bellow XXX degrees, send mail/any other supported notification to particular people.

Supported Paradox panels/systems

Currently binding supports the following panels: EVO192, EVO48(not tested), EVO96(not tested)

Supported things

Thing Thing Type Description
ip150 Bridge The bridge is used to communicate with IP150 ethernet module attached to Paradox security system.
panel Thing this is representation of Paradox panel. Has the general information about the main panel module, i.e. serial number, firmware/hardware/software versions, panel type, etc...
partition Thing provides "state"(armed, disarmed, in alarm), "partition label" and "additional states" are aggregated additional states which are booleans (ready to arm, trouble, force instant arm ready, etc...)
zone Thing Paradox zone. Can be anything - magnetic, motion or any other opened/closed sensor. State channel is contact, low battery and is tampered channels are switch, label is String

Things configuration

IP150 parameters

Parameter Description
refresh Value is in seconds. Defines the refresh interval when the binding polls from paradox system.
ip150Password The password to your IP150 (not your panel PIN).
pcPassword The code 3012 setting. Default value is 0000.
ipAddress IP address of your IP150.
port The port used for data communication. Default value is 10000.
panelType Not mandatory. Will be used if discovery does not identify the panel. Otherwise provide EVO48, EVO96, EVO192, etc...
reconnectWaitTime Value is in seconds. The time to wait before a reconnect occurs after socket timeout.

IP150 channels

Channel Description
communicationCommand Possible values [LOGOUT, LOGIN, RESET]
Value Description
LOGOUT Logs out and disconnects from Paradox alarm system
LOGIN Creates socket if necessary, connects to paradox system and uses the logon data from the thing parameters to connect.
RESET Does logout and then login with recreation of communicator objects inside the code.

Entities (zones, partitions) configuration parameters:

Value Description
id The numeric ID of the zone/partition

Example things configuration

   Bridge paradoxalarm:ip150:ip150 [refresh=5, panelType="EVO192", ip150Password="asdfasdf", pcPassword="1234", ipAddress=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX", port=10000 ] {

        Thing panel panel

        Thing partition partition1 [id=1]
        Thing partition partition2 [id=2]
        Thing partition partition3 [id=3]
        Thing partition partition4 [id=4]

        Thing zone MotionSensor1 [id=1]
        Thing zone MagneticSensorWindow1 [id=2]
        Thing zone MotionSensor2 [id=3]
        Thing zone MagneticSensorWindow2 [id=4]

Example items configuration

    Group Paradox "Paradox security group"
    Group Partitions "Paradox partitions" (Paradox)
    Group Floor1MUC "Magnetic sensors - Floor 1" (Paradox)
    Group PIRSensors "Motion sensors" (Paradox)

    String paradoxSendCommand "Send command to IP150" {channel="paradoxalarm:ip150:ip150:communicationCommand"}

    String panelState "Paradox panel state: [%s]" (Paradox) { channel = "paradoxalarm:panel:ip150:panel:state" }
    String panelType "Paradox panel type: [%s]" (Paradox) { channel = "paradoxalarm:panel:ip150:panel:panelType" }
    String serialNumber "Paradox Serial number: [%s]" (Paradox) { channel = "paradoxalarm:panel:ip150:panel:serialNumber" }
    String hardwareVersion "Paradox HW version: [%s]" (Paradox) { channel = "paradoxalarm:panel:ip150:panel:hardwareVersion" }
    String applicationVersion "Paradox Application version: [%s]" (Paradox) { channel = "paradoxalarm:panel:ip150:panel:applicationVersion" }
    String bootloaderVersion "Paradox Bootloader version: [%s]" (Paradox) { channel = "paradoxalarm:panel:ip150:panel:bootloaderVersion" }

    String partition1State "Magnetic sensors - Floor 1: [%s]" (Partitions) { channel = "paradoxalarm:partition:ip150:partition1:state" }
    String partition1AdditionalStates "Floor1 MUC additional states: [%s]" (Partitions) { channel = "paradoxalarm:partition:ip150:partition1:additionalStates" }

    Contact CorridorFl1_PIR_state "Corridor Fl1 motion: [%s]" (PIRSensors) { channel = "paradoxalarm:zone:ip150:MotionSensor1:opened" }
    Contact CorridorFl1_MUC_state "Corridor Fl1 window: [%s]" (Floor1MUC) { channel = "paradoxalarm:zone:ip150:MagneticSensorWindow1:opened" }

Example sitemap configuration

   Text label="Security" icon="lock"{
        Frame label="Panel"{
            Text item=panelState valuecolor=[panelState=="Online"="green", panelState=="Offline"="red"]
            Text item=panelType
            Text item=serialNumber
            Text item=hardwareVersion
            Text item=applicationVersion
            Text item=bootloaderVersion
        Frame label="IP150 communication" {
            Switch item=paradoxSendCommand mappings=["LOGOUT"="Logout", "LOGIN"="Login", "RESET"="Reset"]
        Frame label="Partitions" {
            Text item=partition1State valuecolor=[partition1State=="Disarmed"="green", partition1State=="Armed"="red"]
            Text item=partition1AdditionalStates
            Text item=partition2State valuecolor=[partition2State=="Disarmed"="green", partition2State=="Armed"="red"]
            Text item=partition2AdditionalStates
            Text item=partition3State valuecolor=[partition3State=="Disarmed"="green", partition3State=="Armed"="red"]
            Text item=partition3AdditionalStates
            Text item=partition4State valuecolor=[partition4State=="Disarmed"="green", partition4State=="Armed"="red"]
            Text item=partition4AdditionalStates
        Frame label="Zones" {
            Group item=Floor1MUC
            Group item=Floor2MUC
            Group item=Floor3MUC
            Group item=PIRSensors