Still planning the new house, and thinking about doing the house alarm. I'm thinking of wireless, so probably zwave?
Here's the big question: I want to use NextAlarm for monitoring. Has anyone done this? They are an Internet-based monitoring service. My current home alarm panel (an old ADP Ademco 20P panel) is designed to dial the monitoring station, so NextAlarm provides an adapter that has a phone jack and transforms that phone signal into some sort of VoIP signal that goes to them. Can LinuxMCE emulate an alarm panel and dial a modem? Or even emulate the adapter? If not, is there a panel out there I can buy that'll talk to NextAlarm but also to LinuxMCE?
For reference, NextAlarm supports natively the following panels: http://info.nextalarm.com/help/abn-compatibility
So if LinuxMCE can emulate, or control, any of them, that will work.