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#272362 22-Jun-2020 11:00
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Hey Guys




So have a paradox IP 150 and a MG 5050 unit been installed a few years, was happy with it, and all was great with the mobile Paradox app


of course things move on , and the app no longer works







Firmware version















Have contacted the Installer, but wondering what the best options are to achieve.




1). app to monitor device remotely.  i currently still get email notifications, but can do much with that. 


2) email notification, have worked around the existing setting and created a google account with lower security, but this isnt ideal.




what is swann APP?  what do i gain or lose?




Interested in peoples thoughts.





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  #2509562 22-Jun-2020 11:21
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If you have an Android, I would recommend Alarmin. Does everything that Swann app does, and is free.


Just, don't upgrade the firmware above 3.01.00 or else you lose all alternative options (last time I looked).




Edit - I see that it's no longer being maintained and that may put people off. It's still working fine for me (with Android 10), but, may not be the best recommendation for new people.




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  #2509610 22-Jun-2020 11:26
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Yeah was hoping they had an IOS app, which they use to called, but that seems to have gone from the app store.




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  #2509663 22-Jun-2020 12:35
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A lot more DIY but you could look at something like:


Though i note they are using tertuish's python, which did have issues with newer firmware.   Where is able to deal with those better.  And it's a short step from the PAI solution to add homekit support to it as well (I do this myself and have arm, arm_night,  disarm and triggering notifications on the iphone.)





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