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Re: alarm receiver emulators
On 01/24/2011 10:54 AM, G. Morgan wrote:
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Asterisk is a PBX.  Google for that.
I'm guessing the Alarm Receiver is a module you can
add to the Asterisk software.


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Yup, I got the Asterisk NOW DVD that has Asterisk, Free PBX, and a
Linux build.  I have not installed that package yet.

What I have so far is Twilio and Open VBX up and running.  If I
can install Asterisk to what I already have working that would be
cool.  

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Yup, I got the Asterisk NOW DVD that has Asterisk, Free PBX, and a
Linux build.  I have not installed that package yet.

What I have so far is Twilio and Open VBX up and running.  If I
can install Asterisk to what I already have working that would be
cool.

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As far as I can remember, Asterisk can only talk Contact ID and unless you
are familiar with script writing in Linux, it's going to be s steep learning
curve.

Easier to just buy a used receiver.




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I see that!  In fact they sell training workshops just for this
beast.  

If it only receivers CID that isn't too big a deal, I'm not trying
for a full blown CS.


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Maybe so!  That doesn't jive with the application I have in mind
though.  

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True although hard to find and usually expensive

Ebay shows a couple of old Radionics receivers but I doubt they
support anything more than Modem or BFSK format.

Re: alarm receiver emulators
Here is the hardware solution, not cheap, but sure beats pulling your hair
out trying to get Asterisk working.

http://www.microseveninc.com /

http://www.microseveninc.com/ar101.htm $300.00




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True although hard to find and usually expensive

Ebay shows a couple of old Radionics receivers but I doubt they
support anything more than Modem or BFSK format.



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Thanks, but I don't think that product will work.

What about if the incoming call to Asterisk was from a SIP phone?
Could it answer it then without an analog input board?


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Yes, you can setup a SIP trunk on Asterisk and have your alarm panel call
from a landline.

There is a way to get a free SIP trunk and it's a two step process.

1. Setup an account with www.ipkall.com and get a free Washington number.

2. Setup an account with www.voxalot.com and creat a SIP accoount.

3. Forward your ipkall.com number to voxalot.com account.

4. Setup voxalot account as a trunk on Asterisk.

5. Program your alarm panel to call the Washington number, and voila ...
Asterisk answer the call.

The problem is, we all know that alarm signals don't play well with VOIP, so
you may or may not get a successfull communication between the two.





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Awesome, that's good information to hear.  I have a couple of
SIP's already.  One from sipgate.com and one from tropo.com, I
have a third from Twilio.com but they don't pass out the SIP
credentials.

This is not a mission critical app, it's mostly going to be a
relay to SMS.


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Now it sounds like you wanted the equivalent of a alarm receiver + CMS
software. + (may be) GSM gateway and aren't all these already existed in
your friendly monitoring station ?




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No, this is for a stand-alone system.  If it works well enough I
may try some experimentation with a monitored panel of my own and
set the Asterisk system as a 2nd phone number with dual-reporting
enabled.  

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Do you know if http://www.digium.com/en/ a GUI for Asterisk,
supports the alarm receiver script?


Re: "Hakma" Re: alarm receiver emulators
I don't believe any GUI can deal with script, if what you are asking is
plugging the script from the GUI and it works. All the fancy GUIs for
Asterisk are designed to perform telephony function, but you probably can
get behind the GUI and install any application/script as long as you know
Linux/Asterisk, which defeats the purpose of installing the GUI in the first
place. I have played with Trixbox (www.trixbox.org) a few years back and all
it did was allow you to setup extension, trunks, auto attendant, voice mail
etc. etc, you know, the pbx stuff.





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Re: "Hakma" Re: alarm receiver emulators

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Thanks very much for your expertise.  You popped out of nowhere!
Welcome.


Re: "Hakma" Re: alarm receiver emulators
You are most welcome, I been around on and off in the last 15 years using
different name.


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And you need to install a FXO card in your Asterisk server in order for it
to receive analog call.


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That's what I was afraid of.  Going through the documentation, I'm
not so sure Asterisk is going to be a viable solution.  Thanks.


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