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Re: [nslu2-general] security application for a NSLU2

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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 1 of 8 , May 21, 2013
      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@...
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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 2 of 8 , May 21, 2013
        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 3 of 8 , May 21, 2013
          (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 4 of 8 , May 22, 2013
            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
            ##################################################################################




            [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          • 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 5 of 8 , May 22, 2013
              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 6 of 8 , May 22, 2013
                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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