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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by John R, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. John R

    John R Guest

    Hi,

    I have a Gemini P9600 that I installed about 10 years ago. I have the
    RS-232 interface and wrote some Java code to log alarm events in a
    MySQL database and send email when alarms occur. It's pretty cool.

    It's time to sell my house (and my cool alarm system) and buy a new
    house. The new house has an unfinished basement and I'm looking
    forward to installing an even cooler alarm system.

    The P9600 keypads beep when a zone is opened. I want my next system to
    say/enunciate the name of the zone that is opened.

    What systems do this?

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. Honeywell makes a talking keypad that works with there entire line of
    ademco panels
     
  3. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Yeah... and then you can get AlarmFarce to monitor it and it'll never
    shut up. I used to have a LeBaron (many years ago) that "talked". It
    was really dumb. Kept saying "a door is a jar". No... The door was
    "open". Used to drive me nuts. :)

    The Honeywell keypad has a limited vocabulary and that's its only drawback.
     
  4. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

  5. John R

    John R Guest

    Is the Honeywell Vista-20 the best panel I should get for a house?

    Is there anything else I should consider?

    I want to be able to communicate with the panel via Ethernet or RS232
    (prefer Ethernet). I want to log all events (zone open/close) in a
    MySQL database.


    Thanks,
    John
     
  6. A.J.

    A.J. Guest

    I don't remember if Ademco has an IP interface, DSC definitely has one, but
    no talking keypad.

    NAPCO has automation interface, but no talking keypad either.

    Is the Honeywell Vista-20 the best panel I should get for a house?

    Is there anything else I should consider?

    I want to be able to communicate with the panel via Ethernet or RS232
    (prefer Ethernet). I want to log all events (zone open/close) in a
    MySQL database.


    Thanks,
    John
     
  7. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Check out the Elk M1-Gold (http://www.elkproducts.com)
     
  8. Guest

    What good is a chime if you don't know what it is chiming about? I
    recently swapped out the Ademco 6160 keypad for the 6160Voice. I use
    it with a Vista20P that I recently installed.

    In addition to burglary alarm functions I am using it to monitor
    activities at home and a second remote location about a mile away.
    When someone enters the driveway I want to know which driveway. When
    someone approaches the front door I want to know. When someone
    approaches the back door to read the meter I want to know. I put the
    zones I want to know about in a list and turn the chime on. When
    someone enters a zone I am interested in it chimes and tells me which
    zone. I find it very usefull.

    Zeuspaul
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Guest

    HAI, requires the sound board option.

    Since you like to homebrew stuff, there is also well documented protocols to
    talk to HAI boxes.
     
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