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# 249471 12-May-2019 17:06
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UFB is finally available in my street so I'm going to ditch the copper, and move to fibre which will leave me in need of a new way to monitor my alarm.  Alarm is an AAP Elite S, currently looked after by Monitor NZ - what are the IP monitoring hardware options?

 

And please, no dialogue about "Monitor it yourself" - the house is often empty when I'm away working, sometimes without any sort of cellular coverage so I need a solution that makes a response somebody else's problem at those times.

 

 


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  # 2235508 12-May-2019 17:15
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If you have no good cellular coverage I think you answered your own question. Isn't this a question for your provider anyway?


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  # 2235510 12-May-2019 17:29
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Permaconn is the simplest way, then you can continue with monitor nz as your monitoring station as they support permaconn you can get your local installer to install it for you, what area are you in? 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2235512 12-May-2019 17:33
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What does your alarm provider recommend? Assuming you're sticking with them your decision is going to be dictated to by the solution(s) they support.

 

 


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  # 2235513 12-May-2019 17:36
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sparkz25:

 

Permaconn is the simplest way, then you can continue with monitor nz as your monitoring station as they support permaconn you can get your local installer to install it for you, what area are you in? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are Permaconn the guys who re-route via their own servers and charge a fairly hefty annual fee to use their service?


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  # 2235514 12-May-2019 17:38
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sbiddle:

 

What does your alarm provider recommend? Assuming you're sticking with them your decision is going to be dictated to by the solution(s) they support.

 

 

 

 

I'm open to a change of alarm monitoring company - I'm really looking for the most cost effective and reliable solution.


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  # 2235516 12-May-2019 17:40
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They route out via their own servers but as far as im awear its usually a few dollars a month to keep the sim alive, one local company charges $9.00 and some charge more pending who you are with.

Call your monitoring company and ask them about the ongoing cost for a permaconn.

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  # 2235517 12-May-2019 17:40
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Where are you located?

 
 
 
 


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  # 2235518 12-May-2019 17:41
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Auckland


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  # 2235524 12-May-2019 17:48
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almost all security companies can install and supply the permaconn and there are a lot in Auckland so you chould ring around and get a price on the supply and installation of the permaconn.

 

Monitor NZ do support permaconn as per atlas's website of supported stations, so I would suggest calling them to see what their monthly cost to keep the sim alive is and go from there.


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  # 2235536 12-May-2019 18:19
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sparkz25:

 

almost all security companies can install and supply the permaconn and there are a lot in Auckland so you chould ring around and get a price on the supply and installation of the permaconn.

 

Monitor NZ do support permaconn as per atlas's website of supported stations, so I would suggest calling them to see what their monthly cost to keep the sim alive is and go from there.

 

 

I'll do that tomorrow - but I see little point in paying a third party to keep a SIM alive when I can do exactly the same for zero cost (2D shared data to a prepay SIM).


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  # 2235537 12-May-2019 18:22
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EMB:

 

sparkz25:

 

almost all security companies can install and supply the permaconn and there are a lot in Auckland so you chould ring around and get a price on the supply and installation of the permaconn.

 

Monitor NZ do support permaconn as per atlas's website of supported stations, so I would suggest calling them to see what their monthly cost to keep the sim alive is and go from there.

 

 

I'll do that tomorrow - but I see little point in paying a third party to keep a SIM alive when I can do exactly the same for zero cost (2D shared data to a prepay SIM).

 

 

there are a few options, you can use the permaconn via IP (as the permaconn has an ethernet port) if need be with a gsm failover but you will have to check with your monitoring company about the cost of that as well.

 

90% of the permaconns we install do not have ethernet connected just 3g/4g


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  # 2236169 13-May-2019 17:53
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Ok - the solution is going to be the AAP 3G-IP-MODULE connected via ethernet and with a SIM.  No change in monitoring cost either.  That means my mission for one evening this week is to get ethernet to the alarm panel which shouldn't be too hard, and whilst I'm in the roof space I'll cable for another Unifi WAP as well.


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