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y2kgtp

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Thinking of X10 for Security....
« on: December 07, 2009, 01:35:14 PM »

After having ADT out to the house. They figured it will cost almost 400$ just for 1 motion sensor and 4 door triggers.  (Includes Cell phone device)
+ 45$ a month locked in for 3 YEARS for the monitoring I have decided to look around first before I make that decision.

Looking at X10 I could do all my windows as well, for the 130$ package price.

1 thing my wife wanted was notification in our bedroom if a sensor gets tripped, with the alarm either armed or disarmed.  ADT provided this with an additional 199$ control panel  :-\

I was curious about the software that you can add on.  Can you somehow trigger a SMS\Email message to notify on the zone that was tripped?
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Re: Thinking of X10 for Security....
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 01:41:38 PM »

If you get the ActiveHome Pro full plug-in package you'll be surprised at all that can be done!
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Can you somehow trigger a SMS\Email message to notify on the zone that was tripped?
Yes!
But you'll need a PC on 24/7 to do every thing.
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Re: Thinking of X10 for Security....
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 01:54:08 PM »

If you get the ActiveHome Pro full plug-in package you'll be surprised at all that can be done!
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Can you somehow trigger a SMS\Email message to notify on the zone that was tripped?
Yes!
But you'll need a PC on 24/7 to do every thing.
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I have numerous computers.  I could even build a dedicated one for this specific purpose.
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Re: Thinking of X10 for Security....
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 04:40:30 PM »

I have numerous computers.  I could even build a dedicated one for this specific purpose.

My Home Automation PC is an old P3 (recused from the trash) running XP.
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Re: Thinking of X10 for Security....
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 01:37:59 AM »

Get prepared to save a lot of money! And if you ever decide to upgrade you can install or have a lot of systems installed and have it monitored for as little as 8 bucks a month with NO CONTRACTS!

Tom j.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 08:07:12 PM by tom j »
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