All features added with OS Malevich updates

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OS Malevich is a real-time operating system that manages the operation of Ajax security systems control panels and range extenders.

OS Malevich is regularly updated with new features for PRO and end-users. This article contains all the updates of OS Malevich with the description of new features they added to the system.

OS Malevich 2.13

Release start: May 2022

Ethernet as an additional communication channel for the range extender of the second generation.

New Privacy menu in hub settings and a Privacy Manager position for hub admins.

New security system devices support. We will notify you as soon as they become available for purchase.

New Privacy menu in hub settings and a Privacy Manager position for hub admins. These two features allow managing access of system users to surveillance cameras streams.

New security system devices support. We will notify you as soon as they become available for purchase.

OS Malevich 2.12.1

Release start: December 2021

Chime. A sound that sirens connected to the system emit when a door opens. The Chime alerts those inside that someone has either entered or exited the premises. The option works only for disarmed systems and devices that are not in Always Active mode. To set the Chime, enable the corresponding setting both for sirens and opening detectors.

Chime is available for indoor sirens starting from version 5.55.1.0, and for outdoor sirens starting from version 3.73.1.0.

◇ Other minor fixes and improvements.

OS Malevich 2.12

Release start: September 2021

◇ Support of new security system devices.

◇ Silent mode for sirens. Flexible adjustment of sirens signalling in Night Mode. To use this feature, go to siren settings and select Beeps Settings.

◇ Chime. A sound that sirens connected to the system emit when a door opens. Chime alerts those inside that someone has either entered or exited the home. The option works only for disarmed systems and devices that are not in Always Active mode. To set the Chime, enable the corresponding setting both for sirens and opening detectors.

Chime is available for HomeSiren starting from version 5.55.1.0. Currently, StreetSiren and StreetSiren DoubleDeck don’t support the Chime feature.

◇ Restriction of rights to interconnected alarms muting. With the new Residential fire alarm system feature users can postpone alarm propagation and mute the interconnected alarm only in groups they have access rights to.

Enable the feature in hub settings: Hub → Settings → Service → Fire detectors settings → Residential fire alarm system.

◇ Updated operating algorithm for server connection loss notifications. You can choose whether to receive notifications of hub-server connection loss through selected communicating channels: Ethernet, cellular, Wi-Fi.

To adjust corresponding notifications, go to hub settings: Service → Server connection.

◇ Other minor fixes and improvements.

◇ Flexible adjustment of sirens signalling in Night Mode. To use this feature, go to siren settings and select Beeps Settings.

◇ Updated operating algorithm for server connection loss notifications. You can choose whether to receive notifications of hub-server connection loss through selected communicating channels: Ethernet, cellular, Wi-Fi.

To adjust corresponding notifications, go to hub settings: Service → Server connection.

◇ Other minor fixes and improvements.

OS Malevich 2.11

Release start: April 2021

◇ Support of new Ajax security system devices.

◇ Modified operation algorithm of pulse detectors connected to MultiTransmitter. Pulse detector alarms are currently not displayed as malfunctions in Ajax apps, when the security system is disarmed.

◇ Modified operation algorithm of pulse detectors connected to MultiTransmitter. Pulse detector alarms are currently not displayed as malfunctions in Ajax apps, when the security system is disarmed.

OS Malevich 2.10

Release start: November 2020

◇ Two-stage arming. The feature splits the arming process into two stages: initiation and finishing.

Users can initiate remote arming from the Ajax app — the system will be armed if no detectors have been triggered within the specified time. Also, users can initiate arming using a control device (SpaceControl or KeyPad) — the system will be armed by triggering the device marked as Second-Stage Device. For example, when closing a door on which DoorProtect is installed.

Find this feature in service settings of the hub (Hub — Settings — Service — Arming/Disarming Process).

◇ Transmitting the alarm restoration to an ARC. The feature enables configuring when the hub transmits the restoration code to a monitoring station. Two options are available: when restoring or when disarming.

The feature is configured in the monitoring station parameters (Hub — Settings — Monitoring Station — Alarm Restore on ARC).

◇ Alarm confirmation. The system sends a separate Alarm Confirmation event to a monitoring station if several selected devices have been triggered within the specified time.

Find this feature in service settings of the hub (Hub — Settings — Service — Alarm confirmation).

◇ Restoration after alarm. The feature does not allow arming the system if an alarm has been activated previously. To arm the system, it must be restored by an authorized user (PRO or administrator). The types of alarms that require restoration are specified when configuring the feature.

Find this feature in service settings of the hub (Hub — Settings — Service — Restore After Alarm).

The right to restore is configured for each user separately (Hub — Settings — Users — User Settings — Restore After Alarm).

◇ Selective system integrity check. Administrator or PRO user can choose the hub states that are included in the integrity check before arming the system.

Find this feature in service settings of the hub (Hub — Settings — Service — System integrity check).

◇ Delay for alarm transmission when disarming. The feature allows postponing the alarm transmission after the end of the entry delay if the security system has not been disarmed.

Please note that PD 6662:2017 allows disarming the system with a KeyPad only when an alarm is already sent. To disarm the system before sending an alarm, enable the Allow disarming with keypad option.

Find this feature in service settings of the hub (Hub — Settings — Service — Arming/Disarming Process).

◇ Devices auto deactivation. The feature is designed to ignore detector notifications if it has not returned to its initial state within a specified time, or after a specified number of alarms. The timer applies only to bistable detectors (e.g., DoorProtect, LeaksProtect).

Find this feature in service settings of the hub (Hub — Settings — Service — Device auto deactivation).

◇ After-alarm indication. If the system has activated an alarm, the sirens flash twice every few seconds until the system is disarmed.

In the settings, you can configure the types of alarms, which sirens will indicate: confirmed alarms, unconfirmed alarms, or lid opening. Please note that the siren after-alarm indication is inapplicable to detectors in Always Active mode.

Find this feature in service settings of the hub (Hub — Settings — Service — Siren Settings).

◇ Delay for the FireProtect interconnected alarm. The function allows users to postpone other fire detectors’ alarm for 1 to 5 minutes. During this time, the alarm signal is not transmitted to a monitoring station.

To postpone the interconnected alarm, use the app, tap on the logo of the triggered detector, or use Button, KeyPad Plus and KeyPad with the appropriate settings.

Find this feature in service settings of the hub (Hub — Settings — Service — Fire detectors settings).

◇ Switching the automation device state by a Button command. When creating a scenario for controlling Relay/Socket/WallSwitch via Button, users can choose not only the specific Switch on/off action but set the contacts’ state to switch to the opposite.

A scenario is created in the Button settings.

◇ New SMS languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian, and Slovenian.

OS Malevich 2.9

Release start: August 2020

◇ New devices support: Hub 2 Plus, StreetSiren DoubleDeck, MultiTransmitter.

◇ Possibility to seamlessly replace the old hub with a new one. No reconfiguration, adding users and devices.

To use the function, go to the Import Data menu in the settings of the new hub. For data transferring to occur, both hubs should have OS Malevich no lower than 2.9.

◇ Temporary deactivation function for devices. A damaged or improperly installed device that bothers users and security companies with false notifications can be excluded from the system, without deleting the device and its settings. The new menu Temporary deactivation is available in the device settings.

◇ Pulse mode for Socket and WallSwitch: when the state of contact changes only for the time specified in the settings and then returns to its initial position.

The pulse duration Relay, WallSwitch and Socket can be from 0.5 to 255 seconds. You can also configure the initial state of the contacts — normally closed or open (NC/NO).

This allows you to adjust the pulse accordingly to the task of the automation device. The pulse mode is available in the settings of devices with a firmware version of no lower than 5.54.1.0.

◇ Customized alarm types for Button and Transmitter. The text of notification in applications and the event code transmitted to the security company’s monitoring software depend on the type of alarm. There are five types of alarms available for customizing: intrusion, fire, medical, panic button, gas leak. The type of alarm is set in the device settings.

◇ Transmission of the user’s coordinates to a security central monitoring station by pressing the panic button in the app. This function allows you to inform the security company about an emergency outside the facility protected by Ajax. And other users of the system can now copy the geolocation coordinates or go to the online map from the notification in the event feed.

◇ Additional protection against accidental clicks of SpaceControl. Now in SpaceControl settings with firmware version no lower than 5.54.1.0, you can enable response only by double or long press.

◇ Adjustable brightness of the Socket LED frame. Now, bright light will not bother you in bedrooms and rooms where the indication is unnecessary.

In Socket settings with firmware version no lower than 3.55.0, you can select full, low brightness or switch off the LED frame.

◇ Possibility to disable the alarm indication of security detectors. In the detector settings, you can now disable the LED indicator’s flashing in case of an alarm.

The setting is available for DoorProtect, DoorProtect Plus, MotionProtect, MotionProtect Plus, CombiProtect, MotionProtect Outdoor, MotionCam and GlassProtect with a firmware version no lower than 5.55.0.0, and MotionProtect Curtain with a firmware version no lower than 6.53.1.1.

◇ Notifying about switching on/off and resetting a hub to the factory settings. This feature provides more information to users and security companies to monitor the security system.

OS Malevich 2.8.1

Release start: November 2019

◇ Scenarios

Scenarios automate your routines and help your security system to actively resist threats. Program a flood prevention system to shut off the water at the first signs of leakage. Create a heating schedule or set up the electric locks to activate when the security system is armed.

◇ Visual alarm verification

With the new MotionCam detector you’ll see exactly what triggered the motion alarm: a babysitter that forgot to disarm the house, a hyperactive dog, or a burglar that climbed through the window.

  • First photo delivered in under 9 seconds
  • Up to 4 years of operation on the pre-installed batteries
  • Communicates at a distance of up to 1700 m from the hub

◇ Button — smart home remote control

Now you can use Button as a wireless panic button or as a remote control for the automation devices: Relay, WallSwitch or Socket. Choose how they would react to a short or long press.

◇ Multi ReX

Hub Plus, Hub 2 and Hub 2 Plus support up to 5 ReX range extenders, which expands a potential coverage area of the security system to up to 35 km2. ReX boosts the autonomy of security and makes it more reliable by integrating the connected detectors into an autonomous group within the system.

OS Malevich 2.8

Release start: November 2019

OS Malevich 2.8 prepares your hub for a significant feature expansion of your security system. They will become available within a few weeks, along with the updated Ajax apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS.

OS Malevich 2.7

Release start: February 2019

◇ Two security protocols. Now Ajax can send alarms and report events to the CMS via SIA protocol. This feature will be useful for central monitoring stations that don’t use the Contact ID protocol.

◇ Personal SpaceControl. Assign the key fob to one specific user to get personalized notifications about arming and disarming.

MotionProtect Outdoor power supply. Check the status of the external power supply in the mobile app and get instant notifications about power outages.

OS Malevich 2.6

Release start: August 2018

◇ Meet Groups. It’s a new way to secure your home or office. Arm the groups one by one or all at once with a tap in the app.

◇ Passcodes for everyone. KeyPad now can recognize users by personal passcodes. And every user can set a passcode whichever he likes.

◇ Double reliability. You can add two IP address for sending alarms to the central monitoring station directly.

◇ Control everything. The actions for adding and deleting groups, rooms, users, devices, cameras will be displayed in the notifications feed.

◇ More options. We have moved the entrance/leaving delays to the device’s settings. They can be applied to perimetral arming.

◇ Flexible access. Now you can disable the list of devices and all notifications for some users.

OS Malevich 2.5

Release start: December 2017

◇ Arming permission feature

OS Malevich 2.4

Release start: December 2017

◇ Connect the system directly to a security company

◇ More users and more rooms

◇ Phone calls for all users

◇ Keyboard support

◇ Siren activation flexibility

◇ A fire detection network

◇ Test fire detectors directly from the application

◇ Improved protection against false fire alarms

◇ Disable the remote control alarm button

◇ Reducing dependence on the cloud

◇ New software distribution system

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