Hi folks, is anyone here with Comcast and your service is from Nextalarm? Did you have to buy the ABN adapter? Thanks.
I did some testing last night. Can you tell from the picture link below if my system is able to send the signal properly?
I was testing my motion sensor. I armed my system and tripped is several times. This is what I got.
Rows 1 and 2 were using ContactID reporting format. Rows 3 & 4, I used Pulse 4+2 format, and the other remaining rows were using SIA FSK reporting format.
NextAlarm's responseAre you saying that all the 3 reporting formats I sent during testing were sent properly by my system and received properly by your system? Are you seeing something not normal though?
IncrdblHulk9 said:I was hoping to use Comcast and NextAlarm also. It seem like you are further along in the process than I am - I am still getting things wired.
Do you have Comcast Digital Voice (VOIP) or are you using Comcast Internet + ABN adapter?
Is this your primary mode of connecting to monitoring service?
Yes, it's a rented modem from Comcast.IncrdblHulk9 said:I am guessing that your Arris modem - is a rented Cable+Phone Modem from Comcast.
Yep, I have my old motorola modem and I own it too. I used it in my previous house.That throws a wrinkle in my setup plans.Â I was offered the Comcast TriplePlay package, but I opted for only Cable+Internet - since I use my cell for all phone calls and was worried about Digital Phone compatibility with my alarm.
Plus I own my cable modem - I dont rent it.
Have you had any problems with the DigitalPhone service?Â Maybe I should upgrade???
Currently I have ...
CableModem(2nd Floor) -> Wireless router(2nd floor) -> Network Switch(basement)
Do you know if the following is possible ...
ArrisModem(basement) -> NetworkSwitch(basement) -> Wireless Router(2nd floor)
I still haven't read much about ABN's features. I'm sorry.IncrdblHulk9 said:I guess if I just stick with my current plan (Internet+Cable) and buy the NextAlarm ABN adapter - I should be ok as-is.
The only snag would be that my alarm would ONLY be able to call nextAlarm via ABn adapter. But, I guess that is not bad - since I beleive NextAlarm can notify me of alarm/non-alarm conditions.
For example, lets say I hook up some water sensors in my basement. Can my alarm contact NextAlarm via ABN regarding water problem. And then NextAlarm would react my either calling or emailing me - NOT notify the authorities? Originally I was going to get the Elk panel to call me directly - but the ABN limits this.