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Re: Dial-up security/automation assistance request

I don't know anything about it, but I know the HA software that I use (CQC -
charmedquark.com) has an SMS modem driver. Rather than leave a machine
hooked up to a phone line (and connected), you could research what it would
take to send/receive messages over SMS for control.

FWIW, I'd be concerned about hooking up a security system to an
always-kind-of-on connection like dial-up. Too flaky, too exposed.

Note: I am a mere end-user with no financial stake in any products that I
may discuss.

My Personal Website w/my Home Automation PC:
http://www.myhomeautomationpc.com, last updated 4/11

My Home Automation Blog: http://homeautomation.wordpress.com/
"Not Me" <NotMe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Greetings -
> We will be remodeling our rural cabin later this year and would like to
> implement some automation in the home when we remodel.
> Nearly all of the walls will have their sheetrock removed so we will be
> able to do extensive wiring.
> The home is quite rural so only has dial-up internet service.
> Would it be possible to use a pc running Win Server 2003 or a variant to
> install automation including furnace control, light control and security?
> How would you control this remotely?  Could you connect to the computer
> through the modem or would you have to buy a telephone interface?
> Any packages anyone would recommend?
> Thanks!

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