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#332 alarm activated for unknown reason

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nobody
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2011-09-12
2011-09-12
Vincent
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Once I arm the alarm, it is automatically activated after 10 seconds, sometimes 20 second, sometimes 2 seconds, randomly. I tested so many times, but still cannot find any reason. In "Alarm Status" it shows "Type: System Key". But I don't know what system key is.

I use mac os Lion.

I love this software so much! It's really helpful to me. So I wish our dear engineers can solve this problem so that I can use it properly.

Thank you very much!

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  • Peter Easdown
    Peter Easdown
    2011-09-13

    Hi there,

    thanks for the report. There have been a couple of people reporting this sort of thing. I'm not yet sure if this is a Lion issue or not. I'm not in a position to upgrade to Lion at this time, so I can't test it.

    Was it working OK before you upgraded to Lion?

    "System key" is a funny thing. It's been there since before I took on this project, and seems to be a system event that is "unknown". The mac going to sleep can cause it (though I think I've already dealt with that).

    Do you have a screensaver configured? Does your screen automatically change brightness or anything like that? I'm thinking there's a system event of some sort that is triggering the alarm.

    Could you try the device state collection mechanism (on the advanced tab) to see if it finds anything?

    Regards,

    ezsource

     
  • Vincent
    Vincent
    2011-09-14

    Dear ezsource,

    Thank you for your swift reply. I'd really appreciated.

    Actually, I found this software after I had upgraded to Lion, so I'm not sure whether it happens on snow leopard.

    I also believe that "system key" refers to an unknown system event. It's a good idea to use "collect potential trigger device". I tried several times but found nothing.

    I will keep testing. If I found the reasons, I will post it.

    Thank you!

    Vincent