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Getting an alert when 12v DC is detected

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#1 rhicks


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:23 AM



I hope I have the right area of the forum.


I run a Windows 7 PC acting as a file/home web server which runs 24hrs a day. I have a home burgler alarm which can trigger a 12v feed when the alarm is activated. What I would like to do is have a system which will use the 12v trigger to activate an alert on the PC, which in turn would email me to alert me that the alarm (trigger) has been activated.


Could anyone advise me the best approach to take for this. I would like to do it as cheap as possible!


Many thanks,


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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

This really isn't a programming question; but I'm not sure if we have a forum here that would help you.

I would be surprised though if you could do this for less money than a commercial burglar alarm. On one hand, you're paying for that company's profits. On the other, you get the economies of scale in that they produce thousands or millions of copies of the same alarm guts.

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