Analog alarms are DEAD
ALARMSERVERs are less than $199 or FREE when you hook up to ALARMNZ.com ...... so I do not agree people can’t afford them. Who wants to waste money on a configuring and maintaining VoIP port? when there is a Ethernet port right there.
kerrin: I monitor my own alarm using a "Versatile SMS Device" from http://www.itodevelopments.co.nz/. Was around $150 from memory including the phone.
It's a little black box which connects up via a serial connector to a Nokia GSM phone to send SMS alerts out to multiple numbers when one of the 4 inputs change. Connects simply to any alarm. Mine is powered by the alarm's 12v internal battery for added security.
Works great for me.