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smoke detector -> email notification
« on: October 24, 2007, 03:21:01 am »
I am looking for a little advice from someone with experience using LinuxMCE. I have Kidde smoke and CO detectors wired in an interconnect fashion. I also have a relay from Kidde that I can also attach in the string of interconnect alarms. I would like to have this relay trigger an event that would generate an email if the alarms go off. My question is can I use LinuxMCE to monitor a serial port on a PC and then generate an email? If it can be done, my next question is how?
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Re: smoke detector -> email notification
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 03:24:54 am »
Yes, Serial Devices are implemented via the Generic Serial Driver (GSD).. I Would suggest searching the WIKI for this term. It involves creating a new device template for your device, and implementing the commands it needs.

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Re: smoke detector -> email notification
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 03:54:15 am »
I wish it were that simple. I don't have a serial device. This relay which I may or may not use, is designed to turn on 120v device. I really haven't looked at it that closely. I was hoping someone has intergrated interconnected smoke detectors already. failing that I guess I need to create a serial device, some how.

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Re: smoke detector -> email notification
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 03:58:18 am »
You could use a gc100-12 with a sensor for contact-closure or voltage (will need a small adapter for use with 120 volt though).

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You don't specificly need the gc100-12 model unless you want/need relay outputs, all the gc100 models have 3 inputs though, I just got confused for a minute there.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2007, 04:06:18 am by Zaerc »
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Re: smoke detector -> email notification
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 03:59:16 am »
try looking into the Global-Cache GC100 interface, some of the models have relay terminals on them.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 03:59:49 am »
hehe, oops, I saw that we were replying at the same time. ;D

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Re: smoke detector -> email notification
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 04:13:30 am »
hehe, oops, I saw that we were replying at the same time. ;D
Luckily we even came up with the same answer.  8)
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