Remote monitoring options available ?


Old 10-23-16, 03:00 PM
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Remote monitoring options available ?

I have an ADT Home security system, branded by ADT as a Safewatch Pro 3000 EN. The guts appear to be a Honeywell/Ademco 5881EN Wireless Receiver.

I would like to accomplish the following, if at all possible:

1) Replace ADT monitoring from the equation
2) Keep my existing sensors
3) Add additional Sensors, including IP cameras, maybe something that works with Insteon
4) Migrate to a CDMA/WiFi dual coverage model
5) Save some money on monitoring

Is this possible? I was looking at SimpliSafe, but I'm told they appear to have a security flaw that they a) have not addressed, and b) hopes nobody notices, apparently.
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Old 10-23-16, 04:04 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Are you still an ADT subscriber ?

Then don't just allow you to float away. If you've signed a contract you are obligated to fulfill it.
Their usual policy is to lien the house until the contract is complete.

SimpliSafe is a very basic homeowner installed "alarm."
Certainly not something I'd personally consider.
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I am not under any contractual obligation. I can quit them at any time. My contract expired years ago. I just do not wish to keep sending them money, and I'd like to reuse my existing sensors, if possible.

I'm not considering SimpliSafe., but I like the concept.
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Your system is a slightly modified Vista 20p. Unless they used the installer lockout function (not typically done), you can easily disable the communicator and remote programming access. This is a frequent topic in this forum.
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What does your panel PROM chip read? It's located in the center of the green circuit board.

You can probably get the iGSMV4G-TC2 which is a dual path (IP and cellular) alarm communicator from Honeywell with a new PROM chip that would allow Total Connect 2.0 services from any Honeywell/AlarmNet dealer.
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