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Recommended alarm panels?
« on: May 07, 2012, 09:19:41 pm »
Hi,
is anybody using some alarm panel that you would recommend to other LinuxMCE users?
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Re: Recommended alarm panels?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 01:47:28 am »
I've had the same question so I'm watching this with interest. Seems like Honeywell is fairly well integrated, but requires a Vista ICM to integrate. This is no longer made. Prices for them have skyrocketed on eBay. Some users have reported success with DSC (see link), but nothing about it in the wiki.

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,8088.msg85092.html#msg85092

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Re: Recommended alarm panels?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 09:50:59 am »
I'm sure there are people using alarm panels with LinuxMCE, too bad they are keeping this info for them selves :(
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Re: Recommended alarm panels?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 12:52:48 pm »
I have a Texecom 816....
Got the Serial connector to my Core, and thats about it.
Still getting around to learn C+ so that I can try and intergrate.

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Re: Recommended alarm panels?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 01:15:35 pm »
I should build something using a PLC.

A bunch of on/off inputs, a couple 4-20 mw i/o, a few outputs and an autodialer option should do the trick. Then I can just write a few eproms for different setups.

Then I can sell like 7 of them over the next few years and try and justify to SWMBO all of my time here...
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Re: Recommended alarm panels?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 01:32:36 pm »
I have a Paradox SP6000 panel. They have an ip module caled the IP100 or something which should allow some pretty cool integration but I haven't shelled out the cash to get one yet and have had reports from local (ie not Canadian) Paradox people that they have had very little support on that module.

At the moment, I tend to think along L3MCE's lines- I'm more likely to add a few of my own sensors and rules. It may be easier to roll my own than integrate with the existing setup.

Short answer- I doubt anyone's being proprietory about it... if they'd integrated they'd tell you. This is a very supportive community when they've had enough coffee and you appear patient enough.

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Re: Recommended alarm panels?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 02:33:53 pm »
I have a Texecom 816....
Got the Serial connector to my Core, and thats about it.
Still getting around to learn C+ so that I can try and intergrate.

Karel

Karel,

If it's a Serial connector, a GSD is probably more appropriate, and probably a lower entry level than learning C++.  There may be existing templates you can re-use, and simply replace the appropriate commands with those from your alarm panels protocol page.

HTH!

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Re: Recommended alarm panels?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 06:12:18 pm »
Just as a small clarification,

If the device in question has a single RS232 connection, or is a LAN connected device which talks entirely over one TCP port, then you can use GSD. Otherwise, you have to use C++.

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