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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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    rbj8611 Thread Starter

    Apr 22, 2015

    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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