Does anyone know of any other software other than Homeseer that can send an e-mail on any house alarm event (ie: open, close, trouble, etc.)? I'm using a Napco P9600 panel. Thanks in advance for everyone's response.
There's always central station alarm software. If you contact your alarm Dealer, he'll be able to advise you as to whether this is possible (depending on the software his CS is running). This would, of course be predicated on your having a monthly monitoring agreement. I would feel much more comfortable (personal opinion) in receiving an email notification from a trained CS operator that informed me that the appropriate emergency equipment was *enroute* rather than an email (or text message) telling me simply that the alarm was going off. The problem with receiving these types of messages is the possibility that a number of hours may have elapsed from when the message was sent to when you actually received it. "Fire Alarm" received two hours after the fact wouldn't leave you much in the way of a house when you finally got around to calling the trucks.
is still available and supports the Napco 9600. The software may be on its last legs it seems, though.
CyberHouse from Savoy
supports Napco 9600 and three other brands of security panels starting in 1998 but they've been out of the home market for ~nine years. CyberHouse is still better in some regards than HomeSeer in my opinion. Might be old licenses around. the latest service pack was released last month so they are still alive an kicking at an industrial level. I used a Napco 9600 with CyberHouse for about seven years.
Also the folks that developed the plug-in for HomeSeer used to sell a version that could be adapted to VB scripts if your need is simple and you can program in VBA or VBx.
Best option (that I know of) though, is Homeseer itself.
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