TYCO/ADT’s range of MX2, MX4 and MZX fire alarms are compatible with the SMC Gateway, with the full point location details being available including the breaking down of the message into its components:
- Panel (networked systems only)
- Device type
Both standalone and networked systems are supported, and connection to the gateway is via either:
- On-board COM1 port (set to default 9600, 8N1 printer mode)
- Optional MPM800 Multipurpose I/F module, configured as above (TYCO part #557.202.012)
The SMC Gateway requires an OPT01 or OPT04 board to provide the RS232 connection.
The connection into the alarm panel is via a TYCO/ADT supplied lead which converts the panels RJ12 connector to either a 9 pin (TYCO part #125.021.905) or 25 pin serial connector (TYCO part #125.021.930). Importantly the DTR and CTS pins must be connected to each other to put the virtual printer online – without this connection, the panel will not send any data.
For reference, the RJ12 connections (and TYCO lead colours) are:
1 – Blue – Ground
2 – Yellow – RX
3 – Green – TX
4 – Red – CTS
5 – Black – DTR
6 – White – DSR
So, to connect to the SMC Gateway, short out the Red (CTS) & Black (DTR) cores, and connect the Blue (Gnd) to Gnd, and the Green (TX) to the Serial RX on the SMC Gateway.