Does anyone know of an inexpensive way to connect any standard security alarms to LinuxMCE?
From what I have been able to decypher, is *appears* that LinuxMCE will recognise a
DSC PowerSeries 8-32 Zone Control Panel PC1832 (costs approx GBP 75) plus a
DSC PowerSeries Integration Module IT-100 (cost approx GBP 70)
to get RS232 connection to LinuxMCE Core. So for GBP 140 I can connect my old wired alarm sensors to a panel which Linux MCE will recognize. Is this correct?
Or I could throw away all the wired sensors and go Z-Wave, so I'll need a Z-Wave controller to plug into the LinuxMCE core, such as:
ACT HomePro ZCS201 RF Computer Interface SERIAL (RS232) (cost approx GBP 40)
and then add one PIR, such as ACT HomePro ZIR010 Z-Wave PIR Sensor (cost approx GBP 65), which gives a total cost of about GBP 105 for an alarm system with one sensor.
Can anyone confirm that either equipment scenario is likely to work with LinuxMCE? If not, can you suggest another?