Why are people still paying their hard-earned money to a central station to monitor their alarm? Just connect it to the internet and monitor it yourself!
Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
Just last month, Phantom Data Services, LLC announced the release of its PhantomLink security monitoring device as an open-source project. Continuing that trend, Phantom Data Services is now pleased to announce the launch of a free cloud-based alarm self-monitoring service to provide do-it-yourself alarm installers with the ability to monitor their systems over the web, and receive automatic email and text message notifications for no charge. The service is designed to work not only with PhantomLink devices, but also other custom electronic security systems built by do-it-yourselfers and electronics hobbyists. Services include a web-based dashboard for logging and reviewing alarm statistics, automated email and text message notifications triggered by specific alarm events, and a portal for linking to real-time webcam video streams.
"Nearly 80% of households in the U.S. have internet access," says Adam Peters, PhantomLink.com's founder. "So why are people still paying their hard-earned money to a central station to monitor their alarm? Just connect it to the internet and monitor it yourself! My goal for PhantomLink is to help as many people as possible break away from their expensive service contracts, save money, and get real value out of their security systems."
Although several self-monitored alarm products already exist, most are email-based or hosted on a local server. However, PhantomLink's cloud-based approach delivers several benefits, including (1) multiple data delivery methods (not just email), (2) fewer firewall and routing issues, (3) continual monitoring of network connection health, (4) off-site data logging, (5) more intelligent event processing and triggering, (6) integrated display and visualization tools (including webcam video), (7) an online management interface, (8) the ability to expand features and capabilities as more cloud technologies become available, (9) an open-source design that invites customization and enhancement, and (10) no-cost notification services.
Do-it-yourself alarm installers and electronics hobbyists can find free circuit schematics, source code, interface specifications, and instructions on the PhantomLink.com DIY page.
PhantomLink.com provides do-it-yourself remote security monitoring solutions. PhantomLink.com was developed by and is operated by Phantom Data Services, LLC, a New Mexico limited liability company specializing in website development services. Visit http://www.phantomlink.com for more information.