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Richard Bown
Hi,

I've been playing around with the security system at home, and my slug
is sitting un-used.
I have a 12v logic signal out when the alarm is activated, low normal,
high when activated.
Is there any way I could use this to cause the NSLU2 to trigger an
event, like send an email.
Is there any serial port that could be monitored ?, the 12v would be
dropped down to the required level 3.3V probably, Both the USB ports
would need to be used, as running a CAT5 line from the router is
awkward, so preferred coms would be WiFi
I could , worst case use the alarm signal to turn power on to the
NSLU2, but then its a case of making sure its booted up and the network
is connected before the require action is done, like send an email.
The software for sending an email shouldn't be a problem as I've done
this with a Pogoplug. just the hardware implementation and reading the
port .

Any ideas appreciated
Thanks
--
--
Best wishes / 73
Richard Bown

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Re: security application for a NSLU2

Anthony Takata
Hmm, there may be a gpio pin you could use, but the slug wasn't really made
for hacking. I would recommend trying Google, and if that doesn't work,
maybe look into using a raspberrypi, those are also low power and have
headers specifically for projects like yours.
On May 17, 2013 5:05 AM, "Richard Bown" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> **
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I've been playing around with the security system at home, and my slug
> is sitting un-used.
> I have a 12v logic signal out when the alarm is activated, low normal,
> high when activated.
> Is there any way I could use this to cause the NSLU2 to trigger an
> event, like send an email.
> Is there any serial port that could be monitored ?, the 12v would be
> dropped down to the required level 3.3V probably, Both the USB ports
> would need to be used, as running a CAT5 line from the router is
> awkward, so preferred coms would be WiFi
> I could , worst case use the alarm signal to turn power on to the
> NSLU2, but then its a case of making sure its booted up and the network
> is connected before the require action is done, like send an email.
> The software for sending an email shouldn't be a problem as I've done
> this with a Pogoplug. just the hardware implementation and reading the
> port .
>
> Any ideas appreciated
> Thanks
> --
> --
> Best wishes / 73
> Richard Bown
>
> Email : [hidden email]
> HTTP :http://www.g8jvm.info
> nil carborundum a illegitemis
>
> ##################################################################################
> Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
> Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W
> ( degs+mins ) QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
> Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
> ##################################################################################
>
>
>  
>


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Re: security application for a NSLU2

bturrie (Bugzilla)
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I've used an Arduino to monitor my home security system. When the Arduino detects an alarm, it sends a serial output via usb to a linux server which then texts me on my phone. The only software required on the linux system besides bash is the mutt command line email client. Not sure if Optware supports mutt but Debian does. Anyway, the code, part list and schematics are here:  http://turriebuntu.wordpress.com/other-stuff/text-a-cell-number-if-my-dsc-pc1550-home-security-system-alarmsdraft/


________________________________
 From: Richard Bown <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013 6:05 AM
Subject: [nslu2-general] security application for a NSLU2
 


 
Hi,

I've been playing around with the security system at home, and my slug
is sitting un-used.
I have a 12v logic signal out when the alarm is activated, low normal,
high when activated.
Is there any way I could use this to cause the NSLU2 to trigger an
event, like send an email.
Is there any serial port that could be monitored ?, the 12v would be
dropped down to the required level 3.3V probably, Both the USB ports
would need to be used, as running a CAT5 line from the router is
awkward, so preferred coms would be WiFi
I could , worst case use the alarm signal to turn power on to the
NSLU2, but then its a case of making sure its booted up and the network
is connected before the require action is done, like send an email.
The software for sending an email shouldn't be a problem as I've done
this with a Pogoplug. just the hardware implementation and reading the
port .

Any ideas appreciated
Thanks
--
--
Best wishes / 73
Richard Bown

Email : [hidden email]
HTTP  :http://www.g8jvm.info
nil carborundum a illegitemis
##################################################################################
Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W
( degs+mins ) QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
##################################################################################


 

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Re: security application for a NSLU2

Richard Bown
On Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:58 -0700 (PDT)
bruce turrie <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've used an Arduino to monitor my home security system. When the
> Arduino detects an alarm, it sends a serial output via usb to a linux
> server which then texts me on my phone. The only software required on
> the linux system besides bash is the mutt command line email client.
> Not sure if Optware supports mutt but Debian does. Anyway, the code,
> part list and schematics are here:
>  http://turriebuntu.wordpress.com/other-stuff/text-a-cell-number-if-my-dsc-pc1550-home-security-system-alarmsdraft/
>
>
Thanks Bruce
the only problem I find is a e-mail to text client, all the free ones
seem to have disappeared :(


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Best wishes / 73
Richard Bown

Email : [hidden email]
HTTP  :http://www.g8jvm.info
nil carborundum a illegitemis
##################################################################################
Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W
( degs+mins ) QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
##################################################################################

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Re: security application for a NSLU2

Patrick Mcgillan
(number)@vtext.com still works for verizon customers


On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Richard Bown <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:58 -0700 (PDT)
> bruce turrie <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > I've used an Arduino to monitor my home security system. When the
> > Arduino detects an alarm, it sends a serial output via usb to a linux
> > server which then texts me on my phone. The only software required on
> > the linux system besides bash is the mutt command line email client.
> > Not sure if Optware supports mutt but Debian does. Anyway, the code,
> > part list and schematics are here:
> >
> http://turriebuntu.wordpress.com/other-stuff/text-a-cell-number-if-my-dsc-pc1550-home-security-system-alarmsdraft/
> >
> >
> Thanks Bruce
> the only problem I find is a e-mail to text client, all the free ones
> seem to have disappeared :(
>
>
> --
> --
> Best wishes / 73
> Richard Bown
>
> Email : [hidden email]
> HTTP  :http://www.g8jvm.info
> nil carborundum a illegitemis
>
> ##################################################################################
> Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
> Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W
> ( degs+mins ) QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
> Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
>
> ##################################################################################
>
>
>
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Re: security application for a NSLU2

bturrie (Bugzilla)
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Most US cell phone providers provide an email address that forwards  emails on to text messaging. The addresses for several of them are in the blog page. Not sure about other countries, but google should help out with that or sell providers not in the blog page.


________________________________
 From: Richard Bown <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [nslu2-general] security application for a NSLU2
 


 
On Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:58 -0700 (PDT)
bruce turrie <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've used an Arduino to monitor my home security system. When the
> Arduino detects an alarm, it sends a serial output via usb to a linux
> server which then texts me on my phone. The only software required on
> the linux system besides bash is the mutt command line email client.
> Not sure if Optware supports mutt but Debian does. Anyway, the code,
> part list and schematics are here:
>  http://turriebuntu.wordpress.com/other-stuff/text-a-cell-number-if-my-dsc-pc1550-home-security-system-alarmsdraft/
>
>
Thanks Bruce
the only problem I find is a e-mail to text client, all the free ones
seem to have disappeared :(

--
--
Best wishes / 73
Richard Bown

Email : [hidden email]
HTTP  :http://www.g8jvm.info
nil carborundum a illegitemis
##################################################################################
Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W
( degs+mins ) QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
##################################################################################


 

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Re: security application for a NSLU2

Gregg Levine
On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 8:40 PM, bruce turrie <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Most US cell phone providers provide an email address that forwards  emails on to text messaging. The addresses for several of them are in the blog page. Not sure about other countries, but google should help out with that or sell providers not in the blog page.
>
>
> ________________________________
>  From: Richard Bown <[hidden email]>
> To: [hidden email]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [nslu2-general] security application for a NSLU2
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:58 -0700 (PDT)
> bruce turrie <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> I've used an Arduino to monitor my home security system. When the
>> Arduino detects an alarm, it sends a serial output via usb to a linux
>> server which then texts me on my phone. The only software required on
>> the linux system besides bash is the mutt command line email client.
>> Not sure if Optware supports mutt but Debian does. Anyway, the code,
>> part list and schematics are here:
>>  http://turriebuntu.wordpress.com/other-stuff/text-a-cell-number-if-my-dsc-pc1550-home-security-system-alarmsdraft/
>>
>>
> Thanks Bruce
> the only problem I find is a e-mail to text client, all the free ones
> seem to have disappeared :(
>
> --
> --
> Best wishes / 73
> Richard Bown
>
> Email : [hidden email]
> HTTP  :http://www.g8jvm.info
> nil carborundum a illegitemis
> ##################################################################################
> Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
> Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W
> ( degs+mins ) QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
> Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
> ##################################################################################
>

Hello!
I actually tried the one for Tracfone and substituted the temp entry
there for my cell number, and some errors surfaced. It seems Google
Mail had an error with them, they kept complaining that my phone
number was an unknown user for such functions.

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bturrie (Bugzilla)
Haven't tried it, but it looks like perhaps you could create an IFTTT.com script as a workaround. Have gmail send the text to a specified location like a dropbox folder then have IFTTT monitor that location and forward the contents of the email on as an SMS to your phone. 


________________________________
 From: Gregg Levine <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nslu2-general] security application for a NSLU2
 


 
On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 8:40 PM, bruce turrie <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Most US cell phone providers provide an email address that forwards  emails on to text messaging. The addresses for several of them are in the blog page. Not sure about other countries, but google should help out with that or sell providers not in the blog page.
>
>
> ________________________________
>  From: Richard Bown <[hidden email]>
> To: [hidden email]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [nslu2-general] security application for a NSLU2
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:58 -0700 (PDT)
> bruce turrie <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> I've used an Arduino to monitor my home security system. When the
>> Arduino detects an alarm, it sends a serial output via usb to a linux
>> server which then texts me on my phone. The only software required on
>> the linux system besides bash is the mutt command line email client.
>> Not sure if Optware supports mutt but Debian does. Anyway, the code,
>> part list and schematics are here:
>> http://turriebuntu.wordpress.com/other-stuff/text-a-cell-number-if-my-dsc-pc1550-home-security-system-alarmsdraft/
>>
>>
> Thanks Bruce
> the only problem I find is a e-mail to text client, all the free ones
> seem to have disappeared :(
>
> --
> --
> Best wishes / 73
> Richard Bown
>
> Email : [hidden email]
> HTTP  :http://www.g8jvm.info
> nil carborundum a illegitemis
> ##################################################################################
> Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
> Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W
> ( degs+mins ) QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
> Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
> ##################################################################################
>

Hello!
I actually tried the one for Tracfone and substituted the temp entry
there for my cell number, and some errors surfaced. It seems Google
Mail had an error with them, they kept complaining that my phone
number was an unknown user for such functions.

-----
Gregg C Levine [hidden email]
"This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."

 

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