[TriLUG] OT: internet-based alarm service - Asterisk, of course!
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Sun Apr 26 12:55:44 EDT 2009
Well my first step in intrusion of a house would be to snip those
telephone/cable wires. Cellular would be a much more reliable way to
safe guard external communications.
Also, just thinking about it, I realize that your common every day
burglar isn't the brightest penny in the pile.
jonc at nc.rr.com wrote:
> This brings up an interesting point.
> In our modern world - where we tote our Cell phones with us 24x7 - and they now have access to the web 24x7 - do we really need to send an alert to an external organization. Would it be just as efficient (or better) to send an alert to two or three folks in the company and let them call for the police? Or the alerted folks could turn on their computers and scan the web-cams at the business... and then call the police.
> What value-add do we get these days by having an alarm system ring a secondary party like adt?
> With a VoIP system, it is very easy to auto call a series of phones and to send out text alarms. We already have apps that dial up folks in series to alert them about support issues, and as part of that process send out text and email alerts.
> ---- Mark Turner <jmarkturner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Christopher L Merrill wrote:
>>> We're looking for an alarm service that uses the Internet connection for
>>> monitoring, rather than a phone line.
>> Set up an Asterisk box at home and monitor it yourself:
>> Kick off a script whenever an alarm event occurs. I do!
>> Mark Turner
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