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PARADOX® EVO48 and EVO192 are advanced, multi-area security systems integrated with a variety of wired and wireless sensors.

The EVO48 supports up to 48 zones in 4 areas (partitions), while the EVO192 supports 192 zones in 8 areas. Both units support programmable outputs (PGM) and virtual inputs.

The Paradox EVO driver in HSYCO supports the integration of more than one EVO unit within the same HSYCO interface.

The integration with HSYCO can be accomplished via direct control through the RS-232 port on the PRT3 Integration Module.


Employ a DE-9 (often called DB-9) male-female RS-232 straight cable to connect the PRT3 to the serial port on HSYCO SERVER.

RS-232 parameters:

Baud rate same as defined on the PRT3 (default 9600)
Data bits 8
Stop bit 1
Parity no parity
Flow control none

Using the software Winload (default user: Master; default password: 1234) set the PRT3 speed to the appropriate rate setting options 2 and 3 of section 016. You can use any of the speeds that the PRT3 supports. 9600 or higher is recommended. Enable serial communication and home automation protocol (Ascii protocol).

HSYCO Configuration

Add a PARADOX I/O Server in the I/O Servers section of the Settings and set its parameters:


  • Comm ID: select the comm port the device is connected to.

High Availability

  • Shutdown when inactive: defaults to true.


ID Default Values Description
gui true true enable support for the UI object, UISET actions and USER commands
false disable UI support
language system language en language of log and display messages. Supported values are it and en
zoneactivitylog false true logs the open/close status of zones in the log page and security.log files
false disable zone status log
maxzone 0 0 ... 192 force zones status detect and data points initialization at startup (zones data points are initialized with events disabled) for zones 1 to maxzone value
userlogs false true generates logs that can be viewed with the userlist object, and can be selected to generate user events
false logs for userlist objects disabled. Normal text logs are generated even when this option is false
areanamelog true true adds the area name to all log messages
false remove the area name (if only one area is used, having the area name in the logs could be useless)
code code the user code to be used when sending IO commands to the EVO, if code is not explicitly set in the command
logsize 50 n ≥ 0 the number of log lines to display in the UI object


ID Value R/W Description
connection online R connection established
offline R HSYCO can't connect to the panel
area.<n> arm W arm area <n> using default code
disarm W disarm area <n> using default code
force W arm area <n> using default code
stay W arm area <n> using default code
instant W arm area <n> using default code
arm.<c> W arm area <n> using code <c>
disarm.<c> W disarm area <n> using code <c>
force.<c> W forced arm area <n> using code <c>
stay.<c> W stay arm area <n> using code <c>
instant.<c> W instant arm area <n> using code <c>
area.<n>.mode disarmed R the area is disarmed
armed R the area is armed
forced R the area is armed (force mode)
stay R the area is armed (stay mode)
instant R the area is armed (instant mode)
area.<n>.status alarm R area in alarm
strobe R area in strobe (silent alarm)
reset R area alarm end
area.<n>.trouble trouble R general trouble in the area
reset R trouble end
zone.<n>.status closed R zone is closed
open R zone is open
tamper R zone tampered
fireloop R fire loop trouble
zone.<n>.alarm alarm R zone alarm
fire R zone fire alarm
reset R alarm end
zone.<n>.trouble radio R zone radio supervision lost
battery R zone low battery warning
reset R zone trouble end
trouble online R connection established
offline R connection failed
pgm.<n> on R the PGM is activated
off R the PGM is deactivated
input.<n> open RW the virtual input is open
0 W set virtual input to open
closed RW set virtual input to closed
1 W set virtual input to open

User Interface

Paradox Object

The user interface for the control and supervision of the Paradox EVO multi-area intrusion detection system:

File:UI Object paradox.png

The Paradox object is listed in the Project Editor’s new object list only when at least one Paradox I/O Server is defined.


  • server id: the server ID
  • position: the object's position. Use the pixels or rows and columns coordinates format


(paradox <server id>; <position>)


(paradox serverid; x10y20)

UISET Actions

ID Attribute Set to
areas value shows the status of all areas (up to 8)
log0 value shows the latest entry of the security log for a short period
logs value shows the latest entries of the security log (as many as specified in hsyco.ini)
zones value shows the status of all known zones (zones are added to this list as soon as an event is detected on a zone) visible true when the panel is connected to HSYCO, false otherwise
connection.label.offline visible true when the panel is not connected to HSYCO, false otherwise
area.<n>.mode.label.disarmed visible true when area <n> is disarmed, false otherwise
area.<n>.mode.label.armed visible true when area N is armed, false otherwise
area.<n>.mode.label.force visible true when area <n> is armed (force mode), false otherwise
area.<n>.mode.label.stay visible true when area <n> is armed (stay mode), false otherwise
area.<n>.mode.label.instant visible true when area <n> is armed (instant mode), false otherwise
area.<n>.status.label.alarm visible true when area <n> alarm is active, false otherwise
area.<n>.trouble.label.trouble visible true when trouble detected for area <n>, false otherwise
zone.<n>.status.label.closed visible true when zone N is closed, false otherwise
zone.<n> visible true when zone <n> is open, false otherwise
zone.<n>.status.label.tamper visible true when tamper detected for zone <n>, false otherwise
zone.<n>.status.label.fireloop visible true when fire loop detected for zone <n>, false otherwise
zone.<n> visible true when zone <n> fire alarm is active, false otherwise
zone.<n>.alarm.label.alarm visible true when zone <n> alarm is active, false otherwise
zone.<n> visible true when radio trouble detected for zone <n>, false otherwise
zone.N.trouble.label.battery visible true when battery trouble detected for zone <n>, false otherwise

Log Files

A permanent record of all the events shown in the log page is saved in a file called security.log in the logs/YYYY directory for the current year.

This file is never overwritten or deleted by HSYCO.

2014.05.12 08:48:59.182 - Inserimento
2014.05.12 08:48:59.195 - [Sensors] Inserimento istantaneo
2014.05.12 08:49:09.207 - [] Accesso remoto
2014.05.12 08:49:09.431 - [Sensors] Master: Disinserito
2014.05.12 09:10:06.703 - [Sensors] Kitchen: Aperta
2014.05.12 09:10:10.659 - [Sensors] Kitchen: Chiusa
2014.05.12 09:10:20.867 - [Sensors] Kitchen: Aperta
2014.05.12 09:10:24.843 - [Sensors] Kitchen: Chiusa
2014.05.12 09:17:26.867 - [] Accesso remoto
2014.05.12 09:17:27.151 - [Sensors] Master: Inserito
2014.05.12 09:17:27.343 - Inserimento
2014.05.12 09:17:35.807 - [] Accesso remoto
2014.05.12 09:17:36.059 - [Sensors] Master: Disinserito
2014.05.12 09:20:12.603 - [Sensors] Living: Aperta
2014.05.12 09:20:16.511 - [Sensors] Living: Chiusa
2014.05.12 09:20:26.791 - [Sensors] Living: Aperta
2014.05.12 09:20:30.675 - [Sensors] Living: Chiusa

Other information related to the ParadoxEVO driver are saved in the daily message.log files.

Release Notes


  • ParadoxEVO driver converted to I/O Server
  • Java API write command methods are now obsolete and deprecated, replaced by IO write commands
  • new (paradox) object
  • new option userlogs. Used to create (userlist) clickable logs


  • integrated with HSYCO 2.10.0
  • you can now embed the main keypad GUI components in a container with id IDmainkeypad, for example (container !evomainkeypad r1c1). This container will be made invisible when the code keypad is displayed, so that any custom graphic object that is embedded in the container will be made invisible as well, and visible again when you exit the code keypad
  • added areanamelog option in paradox.ini


  • full integration within HSYCO 2.9.0

Paradox and EVO are registered trademarks of Paradox Security Systems.