Hard button resets:

There are multiple resets when using the hard button on the Doorstation.

  1. Announce IP address
  2. Set IP Address to static 192.168.1.100, Subnet 255.255.255.0, Gateway 192.168.1.1
  3. Set IP Address to DHCP
  4. Factory Reset Defaults

1. Announce IP Address: This will cause the speaker to audibly announce the current IP address of the Doorstation.

  • Press and hold the RESET button.
  • Wait until the red and green LED’s on the device come on simultaneously (approx. 20 seconds).
  • Release the RESET button

2. Set IP Address to Static Address: This will cause the Doorstation to be set to a static address of 192.168.1.100, Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, Gateway 192.168.1.1.

  • Press and hold the RESET button.
  • Wait until the red and green LED’s on the device come on simultaneously (approx. 20 seconds).
  • Wait until the red LED goes off (approx 5 seconds).
  • Release the RESET button

4. Factory Reset Defaults (Hard Button): This will reset the factory default values.

  • Press and hold the RESET button.
  • Wait until the red and green LED’s on the device come on simultaneously (approx. 20 seconds).
  • Wait until the red LED goes off (approx 5 seconds).
  • Wait until the green LED goes off and the red LED comes on again (another 5 seconds).
  • Wait until the red LED goes off (another 5 seconds).
  • Release the RESET button

Depending on your model of Doorstation, the reset button can be found in different locations.

Doorstation (full size)

Doorstation Mini

The connections are quite different from the connections on our controllers or the original DSC doorstation.  Below is an image and description of what each relay/contact does.

  • IN1 is a contact input.
  • OUT1 is a relay that provides ~10 volts of power. 
  • RELAY1 is a single-pole, double-throw relay. The center post is the common, with the right being normally closed and the left being normally open.

DeBrick recovers 2G, 2GΩ/3G, and 3G devices that have had their firmware update interrupted.

Software

Required Hardware

  • Just Add Power debug cable
  • PC with serial port or USB-to-serial adapter
  • Wired network connection
  • Power supply for Just Add Power device
    • 5-Volt, 2-Amp for 2G
    • 5-Volt to 23-Volt, 2-Amps or less for 2GΩ/3G and 3G

Instructions

Debrick physical connections
  1. Make 2 physical connections between the Debrick PC and the Just Add Power device:
    • CatX network cable directly from PC to network port of device
    • RS232 debug cable connected from PC to white 3-pin port on bottom of device
  2. Leave the power cord disconnected at the beginning
  3. Select the Device Type for the unit being recovered
  4. Select the Serial Port for the RS232 debug cable connection and remove power from the device when prompted (if not already removed)
  5. Make sure the debug cable is connected, then select the box labeled Connect Bricked Device Directly to Computer via RS232 Console Port.
  6. When the popup message appears, apply power to the device. The green bar at the bottom will move to RS232 Connection Established.
  7. Make sure the network cable is connected directly between the PC and Just Add Power device, then select the box labeled Connect Bricked Device Directly to Computer Via Ethernet. A prompt will confirm.
  8. Select the wired Network Interface connected to the Just Add Power device.
  9. Select the box labeled Begin Recovery Process and allow the process to run to completion without interruption. DANGER: Interrupting the process before completion will most likely result in an unrecoverable unit.
  10. The Debrick process will take between 5 – 8 minutes depending on the unit type.
  11. When the Debrick process is completed, a prompt will ask if you want to update to the newest firmware (Debrick does not always contain the newest firmware). Choose the option needed.
  12. The unit is recovered and has all settings that were applied to it before the unit became damaged.