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4Home ControlPoint 2000 User Manual

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ControlPoint 2000

 


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Introduction

III

Introduction

This manual will guide you through the setup of your ControlPoint 2000, the
breakthrough system that will make your home control and home monitoring 
easy and enjoyable!

Please make sure you read all instructions before proceeding with the 
installation.

Your package contains the following items:

(1)

 ControlPoint 2000

(1)

 Power supply

(1)

 Ethernet cable

(1)

 Accompanying CD (includes complete User Manual)

(1)

 Quick Start Guide

It may also contain any or all of the following items:

IP Cameras

Appliance modules

Motion sensors

Door/Window sensors

Lamp modules

Remote Controller

Now it’s time to activate and register your ControlPoint 2000, get familiar with the User Interface, and learn how to 
configure your home control and home monitoring devices.

 


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Table of Contents

IV

Table of Contents

3

Accessing the User Interface (UI)

1

Inspecting Your ControlPoint

4

Overview:  Basic UI Features and Elements

2

Connection, Registration, and Activation

3.1

UPnP Access

1.1

Inspecting the Ports on Your ControlPoint

4.1

Administrator Mode

2.1

Using the Setup Wizard

4.5

Control

3.2

IP Address Access (Advanced)

3.3

Mobile Device Access

1.2

Inspecting the LEDs on Your ControlPoint

4.2

Config

2.2

Connecting to the Internet

4.6

Home

4.3

Messages

2.3

Registration

2.4

Activation

4.7

Mobile UI Features

4.4

Monitor

6

1

10

2

6

1

10

2

12

7

7

1

10

2

13

11

3

4

14

11

5

Device Management

5.2

Remote Controller Instructions

5.1

Basic Instructions

17

18

17

 


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1

Inspecting Your ControlPoint

1

Inspecting Your ControlPoint

1.1  Inspecting the Ports on Your ControlPoint

Let’s take a look at the back of your ControlPoint to see all of the ports and their uses.

Reset button – restarts your ControlPoint

WARNING: Normal functionality will be interrupted until the ControlPoint has fully restarted

WAN (Ethernet) port – connects the ControlPoint to your network (for example, to an Ethernet hub or directly

to your gateway/router) by means of the included Ethernet cable

LAN (Ethernet) port - expansion port to allow network devices to directly attach to the controller

WPS button - automatically discovers wireless network settings from a WPS compliant IP Camera

(2) USB ports – reserved for your future USB devices; the USB ports can be used for external, local storage

such as an external hard drive with self power or memory stick

12V 1.0A – connects to your power supply

1.2  Inspecting the LEDs on Your ControlPoint 

You’ll notice several LEDs on the top front of your ControlPoint.

These LEDs provide information on the ControlPoint’s status. In general, when you see green, everything is
working correctly. When choosing a location for your ControlPoint, remember to make sure that all of the LEDs
are easily visible. For more information on the LEDs, consult the LED matrix in section

9.14 Understanding the 

LEDs

of this manual.

 


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Connection, Registration, and Activation

2

2

 Connection, Registration, and Activation

2.1 Using the Setup Wizard

To use the

Setup Wizard

, simply open a browser window and go to

http://www.4homemedia.net

. If you do not wish

to use the 

Setup Wizard 

and would rather set everything up manually, continue to section

2.2 Connecting to the 

Internet

.

2.2  Connecting to the Internet

Plug one end of the provided Ethernet cable into the

1.

WAN Ethernet

 port of your ControlPoint. Plug the other

end into your router or switch/hub on your home network.
Plug one end of the power cable into the

2.

12V 1.0A

port of your ControlPoint and the other end into a wall

socket or power strip. The

Power

LED on the front of the ControlPoint will turn solid green

The

3.

LAN

 LED on the front of the ControlPoint will blink green until the ControlPoint has obtained an IP

address, at which point the 

LAN

LED will turn solid green. This can take up to two minutes

NOTE: Your ControlPoint is pre-configured to receive IP address automatically via the DHCP mechanism used
in most home networks. If no DHCP server is present on the network, your ControlPoint will default to the IP
address 192.168.1.55.

Once the ControlPoint is connected to the local network, it will connect to the Internet automatically. You’ll
need the ControlPoint to have Internet connectivity so that you can

Activate

 and

Register

 it online. Once you’ve

successfully 

Registered 

and

Activated 

your ControlPoint, the

Broadband

 LED will turn solid green.

 


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3

Connection, Registration, and Activation

2.3 Registration

Now that your ControlPoint is on, connected to your local network, and has Internet connectivity, it’s time to 

Register 

with the Portal Server. Open your preferred web browser and go to 

http://www.4homemedia.net

. You’ll 

see this screen:

Click on 

New User Registration

. You’ll see a screen like this one: 

Provide all of the required information into the fields as well as any personal info to help identify your account.  

 


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Connection, Registration, and Activation

4

Entering your Cell phone will allow you to receive SMS messages from your ControlPoint when you wish to be 
alerted about motion/door sensors, security camera triggers, etc.

NOTE: Make sure you write down your login name and password in a safe place.

Upon successful 

Registration

, you should see the following screen (you may be required to click on a link that will 

be emailed to you to confirm your registration):

2.4 Activation

Activation 

will allow you to start using your ControlPoint, access your ControlPoint User Interface, and receive 

upgrades and new services as they become available.

Open a browser window and go to 

http://www.4homemedia.net/ 

again, click on 

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, and log in. 

From the menu on the left side of the screen, click on the 

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 option. On that screen, you’ll need 

to provide

A friendly name that you want to use to identify your ControlPoint (note: underscores are not allowed). We 

recommend giving your ControlPoint a unique and distinctive name.

For example: “John Smith’s ControlPoint” 

 


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Your ControlPoint’s MAC address, which can be found on the label on your ControlPoint

For example: 00:06:D3:A8:00:15

OR    0006D3A80015

Your time zone (note: you’ll need this to be correct to take advantage of ControlPoint’s 

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feature)

For example: PST if you live in the Pacific Time Zone

After you click 

Continue

, you will be prompted to create a bookmark in your browser to provide an easy way to 

access the User Interface next time. You’ll also see this screen:

Once the 

Activation

 process is complete, your browser will be automatically redirected to the User Interface. 

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Connection, Registration, and Activation

 


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Accessing the User Interface

6

3

Accessing the User Interface (UI)

The best and easiest way to access the User Interface is to open a browser window and go to

http://www.4homemedia.net

where you’ll see this screen again:

Once there, click on 

&RQWURO0\+RPH

.  You can use this method to access your ControlPoint UI from any

computer -- at home, at work, abroad -- anywhere!

For your convenience, there are also several other ways to access the UI.

3.1 UPnP Access

Once your ControlPoint is turned on, connected to your network, and

Activated

, you

should be able to see it automatically as a UPnP (Universal Plug-and-Play) device.
In order to confirm that UPnP is enabled on your Windows PC, open

My Network 

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 via the 

Start

 menu or the associated icon on your desktop. If the text in the

left panel says “Show icons for networked UPnP devices” (

circled in red

 on the 

right), click on it.

With UPnP enabled, the ControlPoint will show up in the list as

&RQWURO3RLQW

(

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):

 


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Simply double-click on the

&RQWURO3RLQW

 icon to access the User Interface (UI). Your default browser will launch 

automatically and display the ControlPoint UI.

3.2 IP Address Access (Advanced)

Advanced users: you can obtain your ControlPoint’s IP address by looking at your router’s list of attached devices. 
If you know your ControlPoint’s IP address, you can enter it into your browser’s address bar to access the UI from 
any computer on your network. Note that if the ControlPoint obtains its IP address dynamically, its IP address may 
change each time the ControlPoint or the DHCP server is restarted. 

3.3 Mobile Device Access

3.3.1  

Installing the Mobile UI

Any Smartphone running J2ME or a Windows Mobile operating system with a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) can 
access the UI. To set up the UI on your mobile device, open a browser (on that device or any computer) and go to 

http://www.4homemedia.net

 or open a previously saved ControlPoint bookmark. Then click 

0DQDJH0\3URéOH

and log in.

NOTE: If you did not enter your cell phone number and service provider when you were 

Registering

, you must 

do so now in order to download the UI onto your mobile device. Simply click 

(GLW3HUVRQDO,QIR

and fill in those 

fields, then click 

Update

.

You’ll see a screen like this one: 

Click on the 

Products

 tab. Click the radio button for your ControlPoint, then click 

*HW0RELOH8,

.

Click

OK

 when asked for permission to send an SMS message to the cell phone number you entered earlier.

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Accessing the User Interface

 


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When you receive the SMS message (this may take several minutes, depending on your network connection), it 
will contain a download link. We’ll automatically detect what kind of phone you have and send you the appropriate 
version of the UI. Open the link on your mobile device and the UI will be downloaded automatically.

If your phone uses Windows Mobile and a JVM is not installed, you will be prompted to download one that is 
supported on your phone. Depending on your mobile device, you may have to confirm/okay the installation steps. If 
your phone prompts “Not a signed image”, click 

Yes

 to proceed.

Whenever a mobile UI upgrade is available, your mobile device will receive another SMS message with a download 
link. Just open the link and the UI will be upgraded automatically.

Accessing the User Interface

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3.3.2

Accessing the Mobile UI

An icon labeled 

+RPH

 will be added automatically to the main screen or Applications folder of your mobile 

phone. Note that on Windows Mobile phones, you may be required to run the JVM (typically, this will be a JVM 
called Esmertec JBED, which is indicated by a red or blue “E” icon).  Once the JVM is run, you will see the 4Home 
mobile application icon. Opening it will activate the mobile UI.

You will be prompted to enter your login name and password.

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Accessing the User Interface

 


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Overview:  Basic UI Features and Elements

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Overview: Basic UI Features and Elements

Let’s take a minute to get familiar with the basic elements of the UI and what they do. We’ll get into more detail
later, after several devices have been configured. The first thing you see when you access your UI will be this
screen. Until you’ve configured some devices, the tab you see (called “New Tab” by default) will be completely
empty.

4.1

Administrator Mode

In the top-right corner of the UI, you’ll find several small icons. Clicking on the lock icon prompts you
to enter your password (or set your password, if one has not been set). Entering the correct password

will toggle between

Administrator Mode 

and

 User Mode

. You will need to be in

Administrator Mode

to configure and take advantage of many of the UI’s advanced features. When you’re in

Administrator 

Mode

, the lock icon will appear grayed out.

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Near the top-left corner of the UI, you’ll find a row of 5 items that form the

main menu

. The

rightmost icon is labeled

&RQéJ

. Clicking on the 

&RQéJ

icon brings up five tabs through which you

can configure devices and administer your system.

 


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4.2.1

Options

The leftmost tab is labeled 

Options

. Clicking it will provide settings including temperature display, themes, 

administrator account and other options to customize your system.

Clicking on it will let you choose Celsius or Fahrenheit for temperature displays, create an administrator account, 
and configure networking and other settings. Clicking on the 

&RQéJ

 icon while in 

Administrator Mode

 will allow 

you to make more changes.

4.2.2

Z-Wave

The second tab from the left is labeled 

Z-Wave

. Clicking it will provide you with all the functions needed to 

associate Z-Wave compliant devices with your ControlPoint.

4.2.3

System

Next, you’ll find the 

System

 tab. From here you can modify the ControlPoint’s network settings and timezone. You 

can also reboot your ControlPoint or reset it to factory defaults.

4.2.4

Status

Next, you’ll find the 

Status

 tab. Clicking it will display detailed information about your ControlPoint’s software 

version, time settings, and network configuration..

4.2.5

Account

Finally, you’ll find the 

Account

 tab which allows you to enter/modify your account information, including home and 

mobile phone numbers, and set messages of various priorities to be delivered by email and/or SMS alerts.

4.3

Messages

The second icon from the right is labeled 

Messages

.

Messages

 keep you informed about changes 

in the status of the ControlPoint as well as attached devices. Clicking on the 

Messages

 icon will 

allow you to view the messages your ControlPoint has received and generated. Clicking on the 
envelope icon in the top-right corner of the UI has the same effect as clicking the 

Messages 

icon 

in the main menu.

4.4

Monitor

Next, you’ll find the 

Monitor

 icon. After you’ve installed some cameras and/or motion sensors, 

clicking the 

Monitor

 icon will allow you to view and control your cameras and motion sensors. It 

will also allow you to create, watch, delete, and share recordings. After you’ve installed one or more 
motion sensors, clicking on the 

Sensors 

tab will let you set up the behavior of motion sensors to 

trigger scenes and recordings. We’ll cover the other tabs in more detail later.

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Overview:  Basic UI Features and Elements

 


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4.4.1

Monitor

The leftmost tab is labeled 

Monitor

. In this tab, you’ll be able to view and record your cameras’ live feeds.

4.4.2

Sensor

The second tab from the left is labeled 

Sensor

.  In this tab, you’ll see a list of configured motion/occupancy/audio 

sensors and will be able to view and configure what happens when those sensors are triggered.

4.4.3

Recordings

Next, you’ll find the 

Recordings 

tab. Here, you can view, save, share, and delete recordings that have been made 

by your cameras.

4.5

Control

The second icon from the left is labeled 

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. Clicking the 

&RQWURO

icon brings up five tabs through 

which you can control and organize your devices.

4.5.1

Cameras

The leftmost tab is labeled 

Cameras

. Clicking it will display a list of the cameras you’ve already configured, 

including live feeds from them. If you are in 

Administrator Mode

, clicking on the camera’s name will allow you to 

rename it.

4.5.2

Devices

The second tab from the left is labeled 

Devices

. Clicking it will display a list of the devices you’ve already 

configured, as well as the motion/audio sensor components of some cameras. You can turn devices on and off by 
clicking the corresponding buttons. If you are in 

Administrator Mode

, clicking on a device’s name will allow you to 

rename it.

4.5.3

Rooms

Next, you’ll find the 

Rooms

 tab. After some devices have been configured, clicking on 

Rooms

 will allow you to 

organize those devices into groups according to their locations. If you are in 

Administrator Mode

, clicking on a 

Room

’s name will allow you to rename it.

4.5.4

Scenes

Next, you’ll find the 

Scenes

 tab. 

Scenes

 are an advanced feature which allows you to control groups of rooms and 

devices simultaneously. If you are in 

Administrator Mode

, clicking on a 

Scene

’s name will allow you to rename it.

4.5.5

Schedules

Next, you’ll find the 

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 tab. 

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 are an advanced feature which allows you to automate your home 

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Overview:  Basic UI Features and Elements

 


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control. For example, you can have the ControlPoint automatically turn on the lights in the living room at 6 o’clock 
every evening.

4.6

Home

Clicking on the 

+RPH

button on the far left of the 

main menu 

will bring up an empty tab. You can use this tab, 

as well as any additional tabs that you create, to combine any elements of the other portions of the UI. This is an 
advanced feature and will be covered in more detail later, in section 7.5.

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Overview:  Basic UI Features and Elements

 


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4.7

Mobile UI Features

When you load the mobile UI, you will be asked to enter your username and password. Use your phone’s Ok/
Select/Enter button on the username and password fields to enter your login information.

If you would like to have your credentials memorized so you can login automatically, check the “Auto Login” 
checkbox by using the select button on your Smartphone.

The functions and controls in the Mobile UI are very similar to the ControlPoint UI and include the following 
options:

Devices

 – view and control your devices

Cameras 

- view and control your cameras

Sensors 

- view the status of motion detectors

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Overview:  Basic UI Features and Elements

 


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Rooms

 – view and control your rooms

Scenes

 – view and run configured Scenes

Messages

 – view received messages and alerts

Logout

 – log out of the Mobile UI

All devices are detected automatically and show up in exactly the same way as in the ControlPoint UI. They are 
grouped by the device class: “Switches”, “Lights”, etc.

The

Cameras

 view allows you to monitor and control your cameras in real-time.  In order to switch to 

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mode you have to click the button at the bottom to change to 

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. This means that now you can use 

right, left, up and down controls on your Smartphone keyboard to move the camera to a desired position, if that 
camera supports pan/tilt functionality.

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Overview:  Basic UI Features and Elements

 


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The

Messages

 view allows you to read the messages and see their timestamps.

Message / Alerts of high importance will pop-up in Mobile UI automatically as they might need your immediate 
attention. Examples of such events might be:

Your front door is open

Important message from the management system

The

Scenes

 view allows you to see and run the scenes created for your ControlPoint.

To exit out of the mobile application, press your phone’s Menu/Options button from the main menu.  A 
confirmation message will be displayed before it closes the application.

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Copyright Notice

All materials contained in this document including artwork, images, and text are protected by United States 
copyright law and are property of 4Home. The materials may not be published, redistributed, or altered with-
out explicit permission from their respective owners. 

Regulatory Compliance Notices

Class B Equipment

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to 
Part 15 of the FCC Rules.  These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful inter-
ference in a residential installation.  This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy 
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio 
communications.  However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.  
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined 
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by implementing 
one or more of the following measures:

Relocate the unit and antenna (built-in)

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or experienced radio/TV technician for help

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The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not 
expressly approved by manufacturer, may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC log – United States only.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interferences, and

1.

This device must accept any interference received, including interferences that may cause unwanted 

2.

operation

FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: 

1. 

This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. 

2. 

This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment 

should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body.