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Asterisk alarm receiver

WARNING : This solution is not the best way to protect your property.

First of all, I am not a programmer so many of you will notice my elementary skills on coding. If you have anny issues or suggestions please contact me at info[at]wizzycom[dot]net

Some information about Ademco Contact ID.

Ademco Contact ID is a protocol that establishes communication between a a security system and a monitoring station . The security system sends a 16-digit code to the monitoring center and the monitoring station converts this to readable information.

Let’s see the sections of this 16-digit code :


The monitoring station receives the code above ( not a real example, but it is easier to understand the sections ) : Continue reading

Cisco router initial configuration

There is no golden rule on this. Everyone has it’s own way to do a basic configuration on a cisco router. Here is mine.

Some routers are pre-configured by cisco. The first time that the router powers up, it will ask for a username and password which is always cisco/cisco. This is one-time-password. If you login from console and you don’t change this, then you will be locked out. In case of pre-configured router, I always erase the running configuration by issuing : Continue reading

How to install VDR on CentOS

VDR is an application that allows us to do video streaming using as source a DVB-S or DVB-T adapter. This guide was tested on CentOS 6.4 x64. I used VDR version 1.7.22 and version 0.5.2 of streamdev server plugin. A prerequisite is that the system must have installed a DVB adapter.

Let’s install some groups and packages

yum groupinstall "Additional Development" "Development tools"
yum install fontconfig fontconfig-devel freetype freetype-devel gettext gettext-devel libcap libcap-devel libjpeg libjpeg-devel

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