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Home Security/Automation idea (need help)

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by rbj8611, Apr 22, 2015.

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    Hello!

    I've been looking for cheap home automation or security systems that will give me very basic functions, as well as the being thing being that the device can send a text message or email to me if an event occurs.

    I have a Comcast security system now and all it really is are wireless door /window sensors and motion sensor connect through wifi to the central station tablet. I've had this for a while now and it works for me. Being that there are systems out there that come with 3-4 sensors + the controller (keypad) for $35 I don't want to spend $150 on a home automation system and still have to buy more sensors at $40 a piece.

    I was thinking to buy the $35 system and somehow use an Android phone and a program like tasker or something to send an email or text through an app when the alarm sounds from the base. I'm no programmer, but if I could find something to allow an "if, then" statement like "if sound =>x.xx db, then text # / email"

    Does anybody have any ideas on how I could pull this off?
     
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