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Old 11-07-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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Wired alarm system

New house with wired alarm system; Is there anyway to connect the alarm to call my cell phone if the alarm goes off? Or is there an inexpensive monitoring company out there that is recommended? I live in a master planned community that is gated and already has constant security driving around.

To pay $40/month to a monitoring company who takes an hour to respond to an alarm seems pointless.


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Old 11-08-2011, 01:16 AM   #2
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Wired alarm system

1. Read every word of your alarm monitoring contract. Some of these lock you in to paying for several years and you need to send them a certified letter to cancel. They may own the alarm equipment. And they may have the key and the programming code.

2. Inexpensive monitoring: http://www.alarmrelay.com

3. If you own your equipment, then depending on what brand and model it is, you may be able to add a cell phone module. Ask these people...

Or ask the monitoring link above.

Or search google.com for the words...
diy alarm systems

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:15 AM   #3
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Maybe try these (what I have):


Actually, I have a wired one.


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