1. Configured QOS using speedtest.net results. I have Roadrunner with Turbo so there is plenty of bandwidth. The Telo is between the cable modem and the router.
2. Reprogrammed the security system to dial wait2sec+wait2sec+*99+wait2sec+wait2sec+8661234567#
(I tested dialing *998661234567# from a wall phone and it got the correct number)
3. Put the alarm in test mode.
4. Triggered the alarm.
I noted on my handset that line 1 was in use for a brief period of time, but no information showed up at NextAlarm.
I am using ContactID format.
Looks like one possibility is reprogramming the alarm to use a 20bps pulse format but I'd really like to hear from someone who has had success with this model.
I'm also wondering if alarm companies only accept alarm system calls from a phone number that has been registered with them. As of now I haven't ported my home number.
I probably need to retest everything again and make sure the situation hasn't changed in the last month.
If I can't get OOMA and NextAlarm to play together I'm thinking about switching entirely from wired to an affordable cellular system that is supposedly just $89 up front installed and about $17 a month for monitoring. I just don't want to get tied to that provider as it would be harder to rip it out and go back to wired if I didn't like it or they raised the price.
Glad I didn't extend my prepaid service during the discount offer earlier this year!
If my retest doesn't work as is, I guess I will have to check in with Alarm Relay next. I found another Ooma forum post says "The tech's there know about ooma. They like it and say it work great with their monitoring."
Today I bumped into a posting that got me thinking that the Ooma connection tone I had configured (the one played when the callee picks up) might get in the way of communication. I turned that setting off in myOoma and will retest NextAlarm once again, following a script this time.
Alarm Relay indicated they will require me to sign a liability disclaimer. They said they will most likely switch the alarm system from ContactID to 4x2 format. I have no idea how much reprogramming is required for this switch. A posting I saw indicated they are likely to help me set up the system so they can download my settings, update them, and upload them.
Your Focus D50 = DSC PC1555 (Power632) may behave differently but with my Safewatch Pro 3000EN, *99 prefix makes dial out fail 100%, no prefix - hit/miss, *70 prefix - improves reliability dramatically. My panel currently uses Contact ID Reporting which is through DTMF. Check out my post.
Depends on the ADT system. You should try http://diysecurityforum.com - it was helpful for us.4694610190 wrote:Any one know how to re-program an ADT system with the same dial sequence?
Ooma equipment: Hub ; Telo + 4 handsets
Ooma service: Annual Premier subscription
1. Changed setting in the alarm from (wait for dial tone) to (dial out after waiting a few seconds)
2. Changed the setting in the alarm under (disable call waiting) to use the fax prefix of *99. So basically you have to call OOMA to have them disable call waiting, you can’t just enter a disable code like Ma Bell. So this setting is useless to me except that it allows me to enter the *99. Originally added a pause and *99 at the beginning of the caller center number but that only worked 50 % of the time.
3. Changed the SIA/CID reporting from CID to SIA- I think that this is was really the fixed it but I haven’t tried it with only this setting.
Of Note: Most alarm systems have a built-in line voltage meter on the phone line. This is why you will receive a message on the alarm when you alarm is disconnected from a phone line. However, the absence of this message DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ALARM CAN CALL HOME, only that the alarm is detecting voltage on the phone line.
To truly test that you alarm can call home you either need to do a phone test from the console or call the alarm company and have them put your alarm in test mode and then set off the alarm. Also you need to do a line interrupt test to make sure it can still dial out after the burglar takes the phone off the hook. Easy enough call the alarm company from your ooma phone and then when the alarm dials out it will have to disconnect you first. Many of the people I have spoken to on this forum who claim to have ADT working were sadly disappointed when then did a phone home test to the central monitoring office. They incorrectly thought that if the alarm is not complaining about not having a phone line then the alarm is working. Good luck and I hope that this helps. It certainly took me long enough to figure it out.