Comfort – Design Guide – Getting Started

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The Comfort Intelligent Home System is a revelation, it is the only system in the world to successfully
integrate security, home control and remote phone communications seamlessly into a single system and top do it within the reach of most budgets!

For those who are new to Comfort, please start with these pages on the forum:

What is Comfort and What does it do

What parts are required for Comfort

How to Configure a Comfort System (PDF)

Comfort Wiring Guide (PDF)

Comfort II User Guides

Installation Manual

Touchscreen Support (iPhone, iPad, Android etc)

Programming with Comfigurator and Software Download
requires UCM/ETH3(LAN) or UCM/USB(Direct) to connect to Comfort

Connecting Comfort – Quick Guide (forum)

The Comfort Control Panel CP9000 is the brain of the Comfort System. It has 8 inputs and 8 outputs, dedicated Siren, Speaker  and Strobe outputs, telephone interface  X10 Interface, Tamper Input, Power Supply with battery charger.

A Local Expansion Module LEM01 adds 8 inputs and 8 Outputs
The LEM02 adds 8 inputs and 0 outputs
The LEM03 adds 16 inputs and 0 outputs

Only 1 LEM of any type can be added to a Comfort or added to Slave Expansion Panel (SEP01-M2)

The Slave Expansion Panel (SEP01) adds another 8 inputs and outputs, independent Power Supply with Battery charger. The Slave can be located at a different floor of the building as it is connected to Comfort by the RS485 Comfort data Bus. One LEM of any type can be connected to the Slave.

Up to 8 keypads can be installled in a  Comfort System. Keypads have a 16 button keypad, speaker, microphone, and Infrared receiver. KP03 is without LCD, KP04 is with LCD and vertical orientation, KP05 is with LCD and horizontal orientation, and KT03 is a Touchscreen Keypad

The new KP06 keypad has a wide choice of frames and can be mounted in horizontal or Vertical position

See more pictures at http://www.comfortforums.com/forum25/2523.html

Keypads can arm and disarm the security system, intercom with other keypads and Dooor Stations and act as baby Monitors, as well as record and hear messages for members of the family.
The parts needed for Comfort to be used as an Intruder Alarm System are

  1. CP9000 Comfort Controller with 8 inputs, 8 outputs
  2. One or more keypads (KP03, KP04, KP05, KP06, KT03)
  3. Local or Slave Expansion Modules depending on the number of Zones

The Door station intercom calls the home phones and keypads in Security Off and Night Mode to allow users to talk to visitors. When the system is armed to Away or Vacation Mode, the system dials to mobile phones to allow users to talk to the visitor.
Up to 3 Door stations can be installed in a system. The RGR05 Ringer Module is required to produce a ringing signal on the local phones. Door stations may be in plastic (DP03X) or Aluminium (DS01 below) and Stainless Steel (DS02).
A DM02 door station interface is required for DS01 andDS02 and DP03X.

A Universal Communications Module (UCM) is required to program Comfort via Rs232 (UCM/232F), Ethernet (UCM/Ethernet) or USB (UCM/USB). The free Comfigurator software is used to program Comfort using the UCM

External UCMs are available to interface with third party lighting and automation systems like C-Bus, KNX, Dynalite, Z-Wave,  Carlo Gavazzi Smart House, Crestron, AMX and many other systems.

Scene Control Switches are programmable designer switches which can be programmed to set any scene.

Comfort can be controlled by iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, and tablets using free apps from itunes

Comfort can send SMS messages in the event of system armed, disarmed or alarm (UCM/GSM is needed)

You can also send SMS to Comfort to arm, disarm and control lights and appliances

Also check out the Cytech website http://www.cytech.biz
and the  Cytech Video


Warning
Comfort is not a plug-and-play system. This is a powerful system with a lot of capabilities and it takes some effort to learn to configure and program it. However all the documentation is availlable online, at http://www.cytech.biz/manuals.html and  plenty of support is always available, in this forum and by email to support@cytech.biz. Training is also available, in the UK and other parts of the world, see http://www.comfortforums.com/forum40/1957.html

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