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Alarm How TO
« on: November 18, 2011, 04:41:01 pm »
Hi People,

I've been trying to find out what are the supported alarm panels but couldn´t find it. Could someone point me where to find it?

Another question is what should be the best configuration for the alarm attending to the wiring I have:
- KNX based wiring for lights, shutters, heating sensors, presence sensors;
- separate wiring system for alarm, though it can be integrated if I want because all wiring goes to same place in basement;
- for KNX integration I´ll be using IP gateway from BERKER

What I'd like to know this:
- the best way to integrate alarm with linuxmce
- if it is possible to use KNX sensors to complement the intrusion alarm, and heating scenarios,



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Re: Alarm How TO
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 06:43:25 pm »
LinuxMCE has a few drivers for security panels, you can see them when you select the Security Interfaces category in the Web Admin, Advanced > Configuration > Device Templates.


You can either use security panels such as a Honeywell Vista connected to an ICM module,
an Apex 6100,
a Power5020

IF you're wanting to use traditional panels. Other drivers can be written quickly in the GSD (Ruby), as well.

You can also use sensors paired to Z-Wave, Insteon, X-10, KNX or other networks, and let LinuxMCE deal with the security logic (1-wire sensors can work too, as do EnOcean sensors attached to an appropriate interface)

No matter what is selected, the point of LinuxMCE, is to be able to present security events to the system that ANYTHING else in the system can react to, regardless of what bus topology the different pieces sit on.