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Self-Monitoring as a DIY Project

While not for the electronics newbie, several recent projects detail ways that you can monitor an alarm system – or any similar device – using text messages and wireless connectivity. Here are two of the more interesting ones:

 

PhantomLink:  http://www.phantomlink.com/

Using the Electric Imp (an great project by itself!):  http://www.swblabs.com/?p=801

As off-the-shelf products allow more devices to be connected and controlled via networks, this concept will almost certainly gain popularity for low-security applications.

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