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  • GaryFunk
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    Originally posted by Rick Tinker View Post
    Ugh... Interlogix got back to me and said that there is no IP module for the Concord 4... Oy!
    Elk supports the GE sensors.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Ugh... Interlogix got back to me and said that there is no IP module for the Concord 4... Oy!

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Originally posted by mattm55 View Post
    Frequency 319.5
    MHz
    Compatibility
    Interlogix 319.5 MHz control panels/receiver

    ...are you sure yours are at 519.5?
    MM
    Sorry - type-o from bad memory. They are 319.5MHz.

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  • mattm55
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    Originally posted by Rick Tinker View Post
    Hi Matt - thanks. They are not Honeywell 5800 but compatible. They are S-Line which is GE/Interlogix protocol like the Honeywell 5800 series I believe. 519.5MHz.
    OK. So looking at our panels and wireless, we run the Crystal sensors... example below.

    Model number
    Brown: 60-362N-11-319.5 (NX-651N)
    White: 60-362N-10-319.5 (NX-650N)
    Frequency 319.5
    MHz
    Compatibility
    Interlogix 319.5 MHz control panels/receiver

    ...are you sure yours are at 519.5?
    MM

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Originally posted by vasrc View Post
    I get all that (although that's not universal by any means except in larger cities), but you said he didn't want to pay for a service was my disconnect..

    We'll return to the regularly scheduled programming now

    Thanks,
    Z
    Monitoring service for security is one fee - willing to pay AlarmRelay or any other inexpensive one for that - but Alarm.com has an additional fee for their service (home automation/home control). Even if I do not get that, their monitoring service is done by them so I cannot get it discounted (at least I do not believe) like I can for any other generic panel.

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Originally posted by waynehead99 View Post
    Rick, have you considered DSC with envisalink? I know it means replacing equipment you may already have, but what you are asking for can be done very easily with that combo and hooks into HS very easily. With pushover alerts, you get a pseudo monitoring without the monthly cost.
    Yep - got no problem with DSC except that with several hundreds of dollars in wireless sensors, I have to go with something compatible with GE/Interlogix 519.5MHz sensors.

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  • vasrc
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    Originally posted by Rick Tinker View Post
    A security system reports to a monitoring service. That reporting was always done via POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) service (phone line). Later came the advent of cellular boards so that the reporting can be done via cellular without the worry about somebody cutting the phone line. That has been around for a while now - the newest (which is not that new, really) is reporting via the Internet. It is kind of like going back to the phone line era in that if your Internet is down then it cannot report, but USUALLY the Internet is used with a failover of a conventional phone line.

    However, it gets to the monitoring service, the service has a list of procedures it follows. For a burglary it might be to call the house, you, your wife, and if none of those result in an "all OK" password, then the police are dispatched BY the monitoring service. They do not call 911, they call a phone number for the police department. In the case of fire, it may be different in that they are told to dispatch the fire department, THEN try to contact people.

    But that is how security monitoring works and why you pay for the service - the panel is NOT allowed (by law) to contact the police, fire department, or ambulance service directly.
    I get all that (although that's not universal by any means except in larger cities), but you said he didn't want to pay for a service was my disconnect..

    We'll return to the regularly scheduled programming now

    Thanks,
    Z

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  • waynehead99
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    Rick, have you considered DSC with envisalink? I know it means replacing equipment you may already have, but what you are asking for can be done very easily with that combo and hooks into HS very easily. With pushover alerts, you get a pseudo monitoring without the monthly cost.

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Originally posted by vasrc View Post
    Make sense. Just curious though, how would the system contact 911 over the internet (I'm assuming that's what he wants to happen) if there's a fire alarm, since there's no phone access? Most 911 centers require phone notification...

    Z
    A security system reports to a monitoring service. That reporting was always done via POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) service (phone line). Later came the advent of cellular boards so that the reporting can be done via cellular without the worry about somebody cutting the phone line. That has been around for a while now - the newest (which is not that new, really) is reporting via the Internet. It is kind of like going back to the phone line era in that if your Internet is down then it cannot report, but USUALLY the Internet is used with a failover of a conventional phone line.

    However, it gets to the monitoring service, the service has a list of procedures it follows. For a burglary it might be to call the house, you, your wife, and if none of those result in an "all OK" password, then the police are dispatched BY the monitoring service. They do not call 911, they call a phone number for the police department. In the case of fire, it may be different in that they are told to dispatch the fire department, THEN try to contact people.

    But that is how security monitoring works and why you pay for the service - the panel is NOT allowed (by law) to contact the police, fire department, or ambulance service directly.

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  • vasrc
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    Originally posted by Rick Tinker View Post
    If my son is sitting in a meeting at work, he is not about to watch his phone and read texts from his house, so he would not see one that says "There is a fire." so that he can jump up and call his local fire department.
    Make sense. Just curious though, how would the system contact 911 over the internet (I'm assuming that's what he wants to happen) if there's a fire alarm, since there's no phone access? Most 911 centers require phone notification...

    Z

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Originally posted by vasrc View Post
    Why does the panel need to be monitored via internet if it's connected to HS3? Can't he just monitor HS3 (which is already internet capable) or is it a matter of reliability? My Concord panel alerts me (via HS3) of EVERY change it sees (which is why I dumped ADT).
    If my son is sitting in a meeting at work, he is not about to watch his phone and read texts from his house, so he would not see one that says "There is a fire." so that he can jump up and call his local fire department.

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  • vasrc
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    Originally posted by Rick Tinker View Post
    It's for my son - a millennial - who doesn't have a landline. He won't want to pay for cellular service for the panel either as his big concern is more about making sure the fire department gets called to get the dogs out if there is a fire when they are not home than it is about burglary.

    We started with a Qolsys panel which is good, but it has no integration capabilities at all. So I want to put in a panel that can still use the same wireless sensors installed for the Qolsys panel, but can be armed/disarmed/etc. by HomeSeer. Any of the GE/Interlogix panels should work for the sensors, it's finding a panel that can communicate with HomeSeer and be monitored via internet that is the challenge.
    Why does the panel need to be monitored via internet if it's connected to HS3? Can't he just monitor HS3 (which is already internet capable) or is it a matter of reliability? My Concord panel alerts me (via HS3) of EVERY change it sees (which is why I dumped ADT).

    Z

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Originally posted by mattm55 View Post
    OK. Are these actually Honeywell 5800 sensors? If yes, I'd have to check the specs to see if they are actually compatible.
    Hi Matt - thanks. They are not Honeywell 5800 but compatible. They are S-Line which is GE/Interlogix protocol like the Honeywell 5800 series I believe. 519.5MHz.

    Originally posted by mattm55 View Post
    I thought at one time there was a expansion module to allow Concord connection to ethernet/TCPIP but it was from one company. That would be putting your eggs in one basket though and that company may not even be around anymore. I don't know of any monitoring thru TCPIP. It would probably be tough to handle all the different protocols? It might have been Alarm.com's wireless module??
    Alarm.com is a good module if that is what it is, but that would be a deal breaker because we're not paying a monthly fee for monitoring and Alarm.com service when there is HomeSeer. I'll have to get on the Interlogix site and see what they say.

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  • mattm55
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    Originally posted by Rick Tinker View Post
    Greetings!
    GE 5800 series wireless sensors (S-Line) I am pretty sure work with C4 - anybody know any different?
    OK. Are these actually Honeywell 5800 sensors? If yes, I'd have to check the specs to see if they are actually compatible.

    Originally posted by Rick Tinker View Post
    The monitoring via TCP/IP is got me a little baffled because I cannot see anything in the parts list that even suggests Ethernet or TCP/IP. Does anybody know of an add-on for the C4 that allows this?
    I thought at one time there was a expansion module to allow Concord connection to ethernet/TCPIP but it was from one company. That would be putting your eggs in one basket though and that company may not even be around anymore. I don't know of any monitoring thru TCPIP. It would probably be tough to handle all the different protocols? It might have been Alarm.com's wireless module??

    Matt

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  • vasrc
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    Originally posted by Rick Tinker View Post
    It's for my son - a millennial - who doesn't have a landline. He won't want to pay for cellular service for the panel either as his big concern is more about making sure the fire department gets called to get the dogs out if there is a fire when they are not home than it is about burglary.

    We started with a Qolsys panel which is good, but it has no integration capabilities at all. So I want to put in a panel that can still use the same wireless sensors installed for the Qolsys panel, but can be armed/disarmed/etc. by HomeSeer. Any of the GE/Interlogix panels should work for the sensors, it's finding a panel that can communicate with HomeSeer and be monitored via internet that is the challenge.
    Daughter uses SimpliSafe for the same reason, but it's a paid service. He's not comfortable with monitoring it himself via HS3 and making the call?
    Will his Fire/Police depts respond to auto calls from equipment (ie not from a human) ?

    Z

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