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jgalak

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LinuxMCE and NextAlarm
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:16:49 pm »
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?

Thanks.

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.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2013, 04:43:59 pm by jgalak »

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Re: LinuxMCE and NextAlarm
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 04:43:52 pm »
LinuxMCE can be setup to dial out in case of a security alert.

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Re: LinuxMCE and NextAlarm
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 04:52:14 pm »
More digging on the NextALarm website.  Looks like it needs the system to use the "Contact ID reporting format".  Is that something LinuxMCE can do?

Assuming it can,  can any zwave controller support alarm-type sensors, or would I need specific ones?

Thanks.