PhantomLink Upsets Alarm Monitoring Industry with Inexpensive DIY Solution

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Simple, inexpensive retrofit lets do-it-yourselfers monitor their own security systems for free

PhantomLink Alarm Notification

PhantomLink Alarm Notification

Phantom Data Services is pleased to announce the release of additional source code and documentation for its free open source project, PhantomLink Direct. This simple and inexpensive retrofit enables nearly any existing security system to be monitored from the cloud. PhantomLink Direct is specifically designed to breathe new life and functionality into old, unmonitored alarm systems. All it requires is an existing alarm system and a PC with internet access.

PhantomLink Direct directly links an existing security system to the internet. If an alarm signal is detected, PhantomLink servers immediately notify the user via email or text message. Users can also log into a free web-based "dashboard" to see timelines of alarms events, and real-time webcam video (optional).

PhantomLink Direct uses the existing alarm system and internet connection, so there are no extra costs other than a simple cable, which anyone can build for less than $25 -- less than most people pay for a single month of alarm monitoring services.

Technical details, source code, and installation instructions for this self-monitored security system solution can be found on the PhantomLink webpage. DIY alarm installers and electronics hobbyists are encouraged to participate in this project to develop and expand the capabilities of this technology. provides do-it-yourself remote security monitoring solutions. was developed by and is operated by Phantom Data Services, LLC, a New Mexico limited liability company specializing in advanced website development. Visit for more information.

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