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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
    Message 1 of 8 , May 17 4:05 AM
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      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 : richard@...
      HTTP :http://www.g8jvm.info
      nil carborundum a illegitemis
      ##################################################################################
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      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
      ##################################################################################
    • 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
      Message 2 of 8 , May 17 7:51 AM
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        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" <richard@...> 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 : richard@...
        > 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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      • bruce turrie
        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
        Message 3 of 8 , May 21 4:59 AM
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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 <richard@...>
          To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
          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 : richard@...
          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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        • Richard Bown
          On Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:58 -0700 (PDT) ... Thanks Bruce the only problem I find is a e-mail to text client, all the free ones seem to have disappeared :( --
          Message 4 of 8 , May 21 8:48 AM
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            On Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:58 -0700 (PDT)
            bruce turrie <bturrie@...> 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 : richard@...
            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
            ##################################################################################
          • Patrick Mcgillan
            (number)@vtext.com still works for verizon customers ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            Message 5 of 8 , May 21 9:38 AM
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              (number)@... still works for verizon customers


              On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Richard Bown <richard@...> wrote:

              > On Tue, 21 May 2013 04:59:58 -0700 (PDT)
              > bruce turrie <bturrie@...> 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 : richard@...
              > 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
              >
              > ##################################################################################
              >
              >
              >
              > ------------------------------------
              >
              > Yahoo! Groups Links
              >
              >
              >
              >


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            • bruce turrie
              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
              Message 6 of 8 , May 22 5:40 PM
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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 <richard@...>
                To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                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 <bturrie@...> 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 : richard@...
                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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              • Gregg Levine
                ... 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
                Message 7 of 8 , May 22 6:14 PM
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                  On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 8:40 PM, bruce turrie <bturrie@...> 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 <richard@...>
                  > To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                  > 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 <bturrie@...> 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 : richard@...
                  > 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 gregg.drwho8@...
                  "This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."
                • bruce turrie
                  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
                  Message 8 of 8 , May 22 8:32 PM
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                    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 <gregg.drwho8@...>
                    To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                    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 <bturrie@...> 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 <richard@...>
                    > To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
                    > 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 <bturrie@...> 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 : richard@...
                    > 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 gregg.drwho8@...
                    "This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."



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