Good Morning Everyone!!
This is my first crack at setting up a security system and I'm hoping someone can help me determine the best way to configure my system with the following requirements. It will be used at my cabin and I have DSL internet, but no dedicated phone connection.
I bought an M1 Gold package with a couple keypads, an M1DBH and a M1XEP. I also have a PC that I want to connect to the system to integrate my Homeseer automation control of the system.
My problem is after reading the M1XEP manual, it states to connect the unit to the RS232 port, but it also says to open Elk RP to perform the configuration. In this case, should I be trying to connect the PC to the controller via the RS485 data bus since there is only one RS232 port on the controller?
Long term, my thought was that I would want the PC and the M1XEP both connected directly to the router and communicating through that?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!