I have Verizon Fios (fiber optic) internet. My alarm panel/box is in the master bedroom closet, which is downstairs. My integrated modem/router is in a closet upstairs. Currently, I have the following set up:
Modem/router --> Linksys 4-port Hub --> ooma hub -->computers
I connect the phone base of a multi-handsets phone system to the ooma hub & a wall phone jack, and use the extension handsets throughout the house. The Scout & remaining phone jacks in the house are not being used.
My alarm system is being connected to a Verizon landline. I plan to ditch landline if the alarm system works with ooma. In the alarm panel, the phone jack size is RJ113 (not the typical small phone jack RJ111). Please tell me how to hook up my alarm system to the ooma hub/scout, in basic & simple language please. I am not technical at all.
Please update if you get this working.
Side note: you can visit this link for lots more info regarding VOIP and alarm: http://www.vonage-forum.com/forum9.html
2nd side note: It MAY be a better option if you switch over to an internet based Alarm monitoring via nextalarm.com or contact your alarm system for cellular monitoring (adiitonal $6 I believe)
Please keep this thread updated with your outcome.
But in a nutshell you need to be able to understand exactly where the dial tone comes into your alarm system. Then connect the ooma hub dial tone "phone" outlet to this connection.
If you can't figure it out...then your current alarm company should send out a tech to fix it for you. All he will need to know is that the dial tone is provided by the ooma hub "phone" jack. You can split the ooma phone outlet to provide dial tone to the alarm and your house phones.