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If you receive an error running alarm.py or if the alarm dashboard is not working properly it is likely caused by a network or configuration problem. We have a alarm test utility that will help you diagnose the problem.
Power up, log into your Raspberry Pi and make sure you are connected to a network. You will reach the command prompt similar to this:
pi@raspberrypi ~ $
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1. Check network connectivity
First lets make sure the network is working.
You should receive the following:
PING privateeyepi.com (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from server310.webhostingpad.com (18.104.22.168): icmp_req=1 ttl=53 time=24.4 ms
64 bytes from server310.webhostingpad.com (22.214.171.124): icmp_req=2 ttl=53 time=23.8 ms
Press CTRL-c to stop the ping
If the ping command gave an error, then:
- make sure your network cable is connected to the Raspberry Pi
- reboot the Raspberry Pi
- if you are using wireless then re-check you wireless configurations
2. Check your configurations
Make sure you have configured the following on the www.privateeyepi.com website:
- Zones linked to Locations
- Email addresses if you want email
Follow these instructions carefully:
Check that your username and password is configured in the alarm.py file
If you want email alerts make sure you have the SMPT details configured in the alarm.py file.
3. Download and run the test application
If the ping was successful then download our test application to diagnose further.
Edit you username, and password as you did above for the alarm.py
sudo python alarmtest.py
You will get a dump like below, and if a problem is detected the program will direct you to where the problem is.