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    I am after some advice with home security. I am looking to install an intruder alarm system in my home unmonitored (no monthly fee). The system need to have PIRs and Door /Window sensors along with a keypad and siren.
    The area i am struggling with is, I would like to have the ability to arm / disarm the system remotely via a pc and smartphone (Ideally IOS) and to be notified when sensors are triggered.

    Do you know if there is a solution which would provide this?

    Also, I am trying to find a system which will enable me to introduce home automation products down the line, mainly lighting and sockets. I have already installed IPCCTV throughout the house so a system which can also support viewing camera feeds would be great.

    I am not sure (and from the research I have done so far) if there is one solution which will fit all my desires but if anyone can advise me of anything it would be appreciated.

    Just to add, I have a dedicated (always on) PC which can run software if needed. I also have CAT5 running throughout the house into each room, in case that opens up options.

    Thanks all, in advance.

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    Thanks for the links, the 2nd, MiGaurd seems to be the closest to what I was looking for however the app doesn't quite cover what I was hoping. I ideally would like be able to arm / disarm the system along with seeing a status of the alarm/ sensors. Ie back gate = open etc.

    I am beginning to think my vision isn't yet available in one solution

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    another possibility to check-out :

    http://www.idratek.com/sitemap/

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    Comfort does Security and Automation

    www.cytech.biz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vangelis View Post
    Comfort does Security and Automation
    www.cytech.biz
    Yup, Comfort was my first link above.

    M.

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    If you don't mind using hobby software then my Digital Home Server could be a good candidate. I support the RFXCOM devices (and hence all hardware which is supported by RFXCOM, which is a lot), and I also have a module for IP cameras (MJPEG only), with motion detection. It requires a server, but as you have one that shouldn't be a problem.

    The only point where I can't respond to what you need is that I don't have a iOS/Android app to control the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rp1254 View Post
    I am after some advice with home security. I am looking to install an intruder alarm system in my home unmonitored (no monthly fee). The system need to have PIRs and Door /Window sensors along with a keypad and siren.
    The area i am struggling with is, I would like to have the ability to arm / disarm the system remotely via a pc and smartphone (Ideally IOS) and to be notified when sensors are triggered.

    Do you know if there is a solution which would provide this?

    Also, I am trying to find a system which will enable me to introduce home automation products down the line, mainly lighting and sockets. I have already installed IPCCTV throughout the house so a system which can also support viewing camera feeds would be great.

    I am not sure (and from the research I have done so far) if there is one solution which will fit all my desires but if anyone can advise me of anything it would be appreciated.

    Just to add, I have a dedicated (always on) PC which can run software if needed. I also have CAT5 running throughout the house into each room, in case that opens up options.

    Thanks all, in advance.
    I have all of the above using comfort!

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    Have a look at Loxone
    You can also use it as a burglar alarm
    This link shows just what is possible http://www.loxone.com/enuk/smart-hom...brown-box.html I like the playing of Rammstein at full volume if an intruder is detected.
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