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Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« on: November 03, 2008, 02:34:48 pm »
Hi,

I have a "Wired/wireless Advanced Security System" that can be pluged into a computer usb port, i did have drivers for windows but have lost them. would anyone know if this is compatible with linuxmce?

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This product is known as:
1. Wired/wireless Advanced Security System
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2. SA Q-16

Links:
http://www.ghsec.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=180

http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/100867484/Wireless_Alarm_System_Sa_Q16.html

When i plug this in to Linuxmce and under USB Devices it is listed as Global Horizons Advance Security System, But how do i get this to work in Linuxmce?

Any sujestions would be greatful.

Regards, John.

I know very little about linux,  but learning everyday....


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Re: Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 03:29:53 pm »
We currently do not have a device template for this device. But if you have protocol specifications etc, a driver can be created in the web admin using the Generic Serial Device (GSD) driver, which there is a page on the wiki on making new drivers with GSD.

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Re: Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 04:32:43 pm »
Thanks for the speedy reply.

I will have a play with that and see what happens.

When you say "protocol specifications" do you mean what the alarm can do through a computer? i.e. change the alarm code, arm/disarm ect...

Thanx, John.

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Re: Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 04:34:57 pm »
yes, as well as the commands that need to be sent, etc.

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Re: Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 11:37:49 pm »
Ok I have just received the windows dirvers for this alarm in the post today, would anyone beable to tell if there is anyway i can use these in Linuxmce instead if creating my own & having to learn Ruby?

Just so you know im very new to linux, im finding my way round though, but still dont know how to add dirvers to a device.

Reagrds,

John.

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Re: Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 12:09:55 am »
No. you will need to either write the drivers, or pay someone else to write them.

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Re: Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 12:43:02 am »
Can you recommend any websites to learn on how you create usb drivers for linux? (So i can use it with Linuxmce)

In the last couple of days I'v done the basics on Ruby I get how that works, I'm now using a USB sniffer in windows to see what the data is being sent and received whilst using the alarm, the output doesn't make sence yet. Then i need to figure out how to view the code in the windows drivers to get the Protocols.

I must be mad, why don't I just buy a compatible alarm. (Any recommendations)

Regards,

John.

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Re: Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 01:41:34 am »
it's a lot simpler if you can contact the manufacturer and get a protocol specification document.

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Re: Wired/wireless Advanced Security System / SA Q-16
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008, 02:02:56 am »
I have just emailed the company that made the windows drivers to see if they help with the protocol specs

I'l let you know what happens. (if anything)