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Home monitoring using internet conected devices. (Temp/water)
November 17, 2015
12:06 pm
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Michael Dorsey
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I have had mixed results using products from Lacross Technology. Is there anyone with a good experience using other companies?

November 22, 2015
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I don’t have any experience with home monitoring systems.

What are you using the products from Lacross for?

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November 24, 2015
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In the winter, I monitor the temperature of the home. 

1st. You need to have internet service.

2nd. You need to get a “Google phone number” which is free.

3rd. Purchase one of the “OBi” products to connect to the internet modem. VoIP Telephone Adapter (These work well with Google)

I was just concerned with temperatures so I purchased:

4th. The FreezeAlarm Dialer Temperature Alarm (It can monitor HI temps and LOW temps)

Set up is very simple from the OBi web site to connect with your Google Phone number. There are a few YouTube videos also showing how to set it up. After you get the OBi working it’s just a matter of setting up the Temperature Dialer to the number you want it to call. When an alarm is triggered, the Temperature Dialer dials the number you set up (which should be your cell #) and a pre-recorded message is sent.

It has worked perfectly for me for the past 4 years. 

December 27, 2015
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Thanks for the replies.

 

My LaCrosse system failed to restart last month after taking the summer off. So i bought a temp/humidity system from Acu-Link/Acu-Rite. Very similat to LaCrosse but no annual fee for email and text alerts when temp falls outside my chosen limits.

 

The new one has worked well for a month now.

 

Michael

December 29, 2015
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Sounds good. I have been looking into web cams for keeping an eye on things.

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