I already have a PC5401 but I'm not ready yet to connect my linuxmce box to the alarm system. I'm just making my grocery list to make sure I don't miss nothing when I'm ready to do it.
I will try with the 5401 and see the results. If there are issues, I've done programmation in the past so I might be able to figure it out and pass the information back to linuxmce to make sure the changes make it in the distribution.
If I'm not happen with the 5401, I will resale it and order a DCS IT 100. On DSC's web site for the IT 100 it says : Real-time zone status . I'm not sure if the 5401 can provide that information. In the 5401, there's a command to get the status of each zone. I'm thinking the IT 100 maybe outputs the data to the serial port each time there's a zone tripped regardless if the system is armed or not. I'm not 100% positive but I wish someone could guide us...
Thank you all,
ok thanks, keep me posted, im going to hold off on buying either the it-100 or the 5401 until i hear your results with the 5401