The following items are required in order to set up email in a panel for personal notifications:
The Email Server Hostname or IP Address - FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) or IP address of the destination SMTP server.
*Note: If using a hostname, be sure to add a DNS Server information in PANEL WIDE PARAMETERS > Communicator section as well.
Email server Port number. Inter-server communication between mail servers generally uses TCP port 25.
TCP port 25 is not typically used with mail clients, but instead use others; such as Ports 587, 465, 2525, or their own specific port. Check with your provider to determine an appropriate port.
Email Server Authentication/Encryption method:
Basic - no authentication, no encryption. (Extremely rare).
Authenticate - authentication required, no encryption.
Encrypted - authentication required, encryption required. Uses a digitally signed certificate for secure communications.
Due to the way certificates are processed, the FDQN name must match your digital certificate’s signing authority. (https://www.checktls.com) For example: a bosch.com signed certificate for boschdealer.com will not work even when valid.
Authentication User Name – The username provided by/for the email provider. *Note: Some providers require the usage of the full email address as the username.
Authentication Password – The password used to authenticate the username for the provider.
Email Server configuration settings:
The Email Server configuration settings are located in PANEL WIDE PARAMETERS > Personal Notification > Email Server Configuration in the panel account in RPS.
Email Server Configuration in Remote Programming Software
How to troubleshoot connections:
Refer to the Help page in RPS by selecting Email Server Configuration and press F1.
Verify the provider’s email server name or IP Address.
Verify correct username and password entries for the account.
Ensure that there are no extra spaces (leading or trailing) in any field (IP address, user name, server name, etc.).
Certain email providers offer methods to allow for less secure settings. Check with your email provider to see if this is applicable in your situation.
Some providers allow an application specific password instead of the main account’s password. This allows for a more secure connection by not exposing the login credentials for the master account.
Certain providers can also limit accounts by enforcing the following, which could negatively impact the ability to use the email server with the alarm panel:
Limit the number of messages per day or per hour.
Limit the number of recipients that can be sent to within a certain time period.
Limit connections made to the email server by requiring it to be on the same network they originate from.
To troubleshoot the port selection, it may be required to test each configuration until the necessary combination is found. The following is a sample table to assist in this testing. Sample table for testing the Email configuration settings
There are a number of 3 rd -party resources available. The following is a non-exhaustive list:
If you continue to experience issues, please contact your service provider or IT professional for additional assistance. Bosch is unable to assist with specific provider settings as they remain outside our control.
Note that email providers may their services at any time causing the existing email configuration to stop working. Contact your email service provider when this occurs.
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Only one B201 is allowed on the B3512, B4512, B5512 or B6512. This module draws 35ma when in alarm. The B201 is designed to use an Open Collector output, which on this panel type is limited to 50 mA. The additional current draw of a second B201 would exceed the maximum allowed current draw, possibly causing damage to the panel. Therefore only one B201 is allowed on B-panels.
Use the D125B when more than one 2-wire loop is required on a B-panel.
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Access keypad programming by pressing 0 followed by the installer code (default= 9876). See figure 1 for menu prompts.
FPD-7024 ver1.06+ panel keypads use icons to identify functions, see figure 2 for interpreting icons to text. Press [ # ] to save entries or press star [ * ] to go back one level. Continue pressing star [ * ] to exit programing.
Figure 1 Menu prompts for phone communications
Figure 2 FPD-7024 Keypad Icons vs Text
Enter the receiver phone number, panel reporting format & account number.
Press 6-Program Accounts.
Press 1-PHONE/IP# 1.
Enter the receiver phone number. The phone number entry in FPD-7024 panels always begin with 1.
The initial 1 is an instruction for the panel to communicate by phone (versus network) and is not dialed. Include an additional 1 as part of the receiver phone number when it must be dialed.
Follow the initial 1 with a ‘wait for dial tone’ which is entered by pressing [Test] + . The current entry will display as: [ 1 > ] (see figure 3 for shortcuts to special character entries).
Figure 3 Shortcuts to special character entries
Complete the receiver phone number entry. For example, the phone number 1-800-289-0096 will display as 1 > 1 8 0 0 2 8 9 0 0 9 6 ? ? ? ?. Press [#] to save.
The [?] is a terminate symbol used to end the dialing process, press to enter the [ ? ] (or press Drill on ver 1.03 and earlier) . See figure 4 to assist with navigating keypad entries.
Figure 4 Keypad entry navigation keys
Press 3-FORMAT. Select a reporting format and press # to save.
1- 3/1 REPORT
2- 4/2 REPORT
3- BFSK REPORT
4- SIA, 110 RPRT
5- CONTACT ID
6- SIA, 300 RPRT
7- MDM 3A2 (Modem)
Press 4-ACCT NUMS.
Version 1.03 and earlier: The account number entry is limited to only 4 digits, enter the 4 digit account number and press # to save.
Version 1.06 and higher: The account number entry may range between 4-10 digits depending on the reporting format, see below for details. Enter the account number and press # to save.
SIA: The SIA format supports low order six-digit account numbers. For SIA format, if 1-4 digits are entered the panel ignores the leading zeros and the panel will send 4 digits. If 5 or 6 digits are entered it will send this number of digits to the central station.
Contact ID: The Contact ID format supports a ten‑digit account number. If 1-4 digits are entered the leading zeros are ignored and the panel will send 4 digits. When 5-10 digits are entered the panel will send 10 digits to the central station.
Modem IIIa2: The format supports a 10‑digit account number. If 1-4 digits are enter the leading zeros are ignored and the panel will send 4 digits. When 5-10 digits are entered the panel will send 10 digits to the central station.
Press [ * ] to return to PHON/IP NUMS.
Repeat the steps above to enter Number/Format/Account Number for Phone/IP#2.
Press [ * ] to return to PROG ACC’NTS.
Configure phone line supervision and dialing type: Version 1.06+ panels only use phone lines which are supervised, follow the steps below to enable phone line supervision. This does not apply to version 1.03 and earlier versions.
Press 2-PHON CONTROL.
Press 1-LINE #1.
Press 1-MONITOR LINE.
Select Yes (1) to monitor the phone line. Press # to save.
Press 2-DIALING TYPE.
Select 3-TONE ONLY. Press # to save.
Press [ * ] to return to PHON CONTROL.
Press 2-LINE #2 and repeat the above steps for phone line #2.
Press [ * ] [ * ] to return to PROG ACC’NTS.
Configure Report Steering.
Press 3-RPT STEERING. The display scrolls through each event type for reporting. Select how the panel the panel will report each event type from the list below and press # to save. The default setting is PH/IP 2 BKUP.
1- NONSUP ALRM
2- SUPVSY ALRM
3- NONSUP RSTR
4- SUPVSY RSTR
9- FIRE DRILL
Select from the options for panel phone reporting for each event type.
1-PH/IP 1 ONLY: The report only sends to Phone/IP #1 using the primary physical path. Disable phone line 2 monitoring when PSTN used.
2-PH/IP 2 ONLY: The report only sends to Phone/IP #2 using the primary physical path. Disable phone line 1 monitoring when PSTN used.
3-PH/IP 1 & 2: The panel sends the report to Phone/IP #1 receiver using the primary physical path and also to Phone/IP #2 receiver using the primary physical path. If these reports fail the panel sends the reports to Phone/IP #1 receiver using the secondary physical path and also to Phone/IP #2 receiver using the secondary physical path.
4-PH/IP 2 BKUP: The report sends to Phone/IP #1 using the primary physical path. If the report fails the panel sends the report to Phone/IP #2 using the primary physical path. If this report also fails the panel will send the report to Phone/IP #1 receiver using the secondary physical path. If the report still fails the panel sends the report to Phone/IP #2 receiver using the secondary physical path.cz
5-NO REPORT: No report are sent. Press the number key that corresponds with your selection. The previous window appears.
Test phone communications:
Test phone communications by pressing [+] 2 for Communicator Test (ver 1.06+). Press Test [+] 2 with 1.03 and earlier types. Be sure that TESTS are configured in report steering in order for the communicator test to pass.
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“Card-in / Card-out” refers to door control where users are required to present their credential both when they enter and when they exit. Requiring users to card in and out can simplify time and attendance tracking. Requiring a credential to exit a secured space can increase security and reduce the risk of theft. This application of Card In / Card Out does not provide the Anti-Passback feature used in more advanced Access Control systems.
Intrusion panel compatible with Door control; B8512G/B9512G or B6512.
Two B901 Door control modules, one for each side of the door.
One access input device (pin-pad or reader) for each door.
Note: only one input (pin-pad or credential reader) is allowed on the access control module.
Figure 1 Wiring configuration for Card-In/Card-Out
Install an access input device (pin-pad or reader) on the outside of the door and connect to the Primary B901 (see fig1). Connect the door contact to Zn+/COM and the door locking device to the Form-C relay dry contacts. Use Normally Open for door-strikes or Normally Closed for magnetic locks. This may be considered the ‘card-in’ device.
Install an access input device (pin-pad or reader) on the inside of the door and connect to the Secondary B901 (see fig1). Connect the Form-C relay Normally Open contacts to the Request to Exit (REX) input on the Primary B901. Place a 1K ohm End of Line resistor across Zn+/COM on the Secondary B901. This may be considered the ‘card-out’ device.
Only a single access input device (pin-pad or credential reader) at a single door is allowed.
To enter through the door, the user will either present a credential or enter a pin-code at the at the access input device outside the door. When access is granted the Form-C relay on the primary B901 activates to unlock the door. The door point is shunted for the programmed shunt time.
To exit through the door, the user will either present a credential or enter a pin-code at the at the access input device inside of the door. When access is granted the secondary B901’s Form-C relay presents a short to the REX input on the Primary B901. The Primary B901’s Form-C relay activates, unlocking the door and the door point is shunted for the programmed shunt time.
After access is granted the door will either remain unlocked for the duration of the strike time or lock once the door is opened (see Deactivate on Open).
Access Granted and No Entry events are logged and reported for the associated door number when enabled in programming.
Configure program settings for both the primary and secondary doors. The Door Point will be the address of the door contact on the primary door and is configured in Point Assignments.
Door Name Text: Enter a name to describe the door, perhaps to identify the Entry side and the Exit side.
Door Source: Select SDI2 for B8512G/B9512G or B6512. Select SDI for legacy types such as G-GV3.
Entry Area: Assign an appropriate area# to the primary and secondary doors. Be sure proper authority is assigned to users in each area where a door is assigned in order for access to be granted to open the door. Instructions for assigning authority to access doors is included in a later section.
Associated Keypad#: Enter the Keypad address which determines the scope of the user's disarming rights in systems with multiple areas.
Custom Function: Enter an optional custom function to execute when Access is granted.
Door Point: Enter the point number of the door contact connected to the Door control Module. Locate point assignments and note that Point Source= Door point is automatically selected. Enter an appropriate Point Profile and Area assignment.
Fire Unlock: Yes= the door unlocks upon any Fire or Gas alarm. No= the door remains in its current state upon any Fire or Gas alarm.
Disarm on Open: Only applies to users with authority to Disarm while using door control. Yes= when access has been granted the area disarms only after the door control module detects the door is opened. No= the area disarms when access has been granted regardless of whether the door was opened or not. This feature only works when the door contact is wired to the door control module and the point number assigned as the Door Point.
Strike Time: Enter for the amount of time for the door to remain unlocked after access is granted.
Shunt Time: Enter the length of time the door is shunted to allow the door to be opened without the panel seeing the point become faulted.
Buzz Time: Enter the number of seconds that the buzzer output activates to notify the user that the door is unlocked and ready to open. The buzzer stops when the door is opened.
Extend Time: Enter the amount of time (1 to 30 sec) to prolong strike, buzz, and shunt activation when the shunt time expires and a door remains open. At the end of the programmed Extend Time, the buzzer continues to buzz until the door closes. In addition, if programmed, the point assigned to the door indicates a Trouble, Alarm, or Fault at the keypad. Regardless of the door point programming, the system generates a Trouble Door Left Open event while the system is disarmed, and an Alarm Door Left Open event when the system is armed and the door is held open beyond Extend Time. "Door Closed - Restoral" events are generated after the door is held open past Extend Time and the door has returned to normal. Enter 0 to disable Extend Time. The Trouble Door Left Open event, the Alarm Door Left Open event, and the warning at the keypad are all disabled.
Deactivate On Open: Yes= the door locks immediately upon physically opening the door (door point is faulted) after access was granted. No: The door remains unlocked for the duration of strike time whether the door is opened or not. This feature only works when the door contact is wired to the door control module and the point number assigned as the Door Point.
RTE Shunt Only: No= Request to Enter (RTE) automatically activates the programmed strike time (door is unlocked) and shunt time. Yes= only activates the programmed shunt time but does not activate strike time (door is not unlocked).
RTE Input Debounce: Set the length of time the door control module scans the RTE input before initiating a request to enter (RTE) event.
REX Shunt Only: No= Request to Exit (REX) automatically activates the programmed strike time (door is unlocked) and shunt time. Yes= only activates the programmed shunt time but does not activate strike time (door is not unlocked).
REX Input Debounce: Set the length of time the door control module scans the REX input before initiating a request to exit (REX) event.
Access Granted: Yes= ACCESS GRANTED and DOOR REQUEST events logged and reported. No= ACCESS GRANTED and DOOR REQUEST events are not logged or reported.
No Entry: Yes= ACCESS DENIED events logged and reported. No= ACCESS DENIED events are not logged or reported.
Enter Request: Yes= REQUEST TO ENTER (RTE) events logged and reported. No= REQUEST TO ENTER (RTE) events are not logged or reported.
Exit Request: Yes= REQUEST TO EXIT (REX) events logged and reported. No= REQUEST TO EXIT (REX) events are not logged and reported.
Failure Mode: Determines how the door control module will behave if it fails to communicate with the panel. Fail Secure= Door remains locked to ensure continued security. Fail Safe= Access module releases the door locking mechanism to allow passage.
Enclosure Tamper: Determines whether a normally open tamper switch will be used in the enclosure housing the door control module. Yes= enable tamper input (T+). No= disable tamper input (T+).
When using a B901 on the SDI2 bus (Door Source = SDI2) shorting the tamper input (T+) to common (COM) creates a Point Missing event for the Door Point and a Tamper event for the B901 module.
When using a D9210C or B901 on the SDI bus (Door Source = SDI) shorting the tamper input (T+) to common (COM) creates a Point Missing event for the Door Point .
How to configure authority for users to obtain access granted:
Access is granted based on the area armed state and a Security Level setting. The user is assigned an authority level in the area where the door is assigned. The Security Level setting in the user’s authority determines when access is granted depending on the area armed state.
Door > the door is assigned to an area in the system.
User > the user has an authority level (1-14) assigned to the area where the door is assigned.
Users Authority Level > the users authority level has a Security Level (A, P, D or - ) which must be adequate to allow Access to be Granted during the current area armed state.
All On (A) - Users have access rights for this area when the area is in any armed state.
Part On (P) - Users have access rights for this area when the area is Part On or disarmed, but not when the area is all on Armed.
Disarmed (D) - Users have access rights for this area only when it is disarmed.
No Access (-) - Users do not have access rights to this area.
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1. Verify FPE-1000-SLC cards are at version 1.25 or greater.
2. Download the Offline Tool and FPA-1000 version 2 software from the Bosch website.
a. Access https://commerce.boschsecurity.com/us/en/Product-Segments/c/1 and select Product Catalog > Fire Alarm Systems > Analog Products, and locate FPA-1000 Analog Addressable Fire Panels.
b. Select Downloads and Software, download the below zip files and extract into a folder.
i. Software (Offline Tool)
ii. Software (Panel Software)
3. Using a crossover Ethernet cable and the Firefox browser, connect to the panel and save a copy of the FPA-1000 version 1 panel (see figure 1).
Figure 1 Download a copy of the existing panel
4. Note that the downloaded configuration is an XML file and may appear as programmer’s data. This is the panel program which should be saved (see figure 2).
Figure 2 Downloaded panel program as XML file
5. Select File >Save Page As… to save a copy of the current configuration. Be sure to save the file using the default option; Web Page, Complete (*.xml) (see figure3).
Figure 3 Save the downloaded panel program
a. Save 2 copies of the file. One as a back-up of the original program and the second to be promoted to version 2.
6. Open the folder containing the Software (Offline Tool) and double-click on startpage.hta to open the FPA-1000 Offline Configuration Tool (see figure 4).
Figure 4 FPA-1000 Offline Configuration Tool
a. In the area which reads Convert Configuration (UL -> V2), browse to the location of the saved configuration file and select Convert Selected. The file is now converted to version 2 and ready to load into the FPA-1000 once the upgrade is complete. Use the following steps to upgrade the panel to version 2.
7. Default the FPA-1000 Version 1 panel.
a. Access programming from the panel keypad.
b. Press 6 [Programming].
c. Press 9 [Auto Learn].
d. Press 9 [Return To Default].
8. Connect to the panel, select Maintenance > Testing and select SW Update from the tabs at the top of the page (see figure 5).
Figure 5 Select SW Update under Maintenance and Testing
9. Browse to the location of the new firmware; [uImage] and select Upload Software to panel.
10. From the FPA-1000 browser Start Page where it reads; Upload configuration (PC -> FPA-1000), browse to the location of the configuration which was upgraded to version 2 [MyFPA1000program -V2]. Send the panel configuration to the panel by pressing Upload (see figure 6).
Figure 6 Upload Version 2 software to panel
11. The FPA-1000 is now upgraded to version 2 and ready to test.
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