Does anyone here have experience writing a program that would receive signals from Visonic, or other X10 sensors such as door detectors or motion detectors?
Essentially, I would like to write a program to replace a wireless alarm system, but I want to customize it to work a little differently.
I have seen an X10 USB transceiver available for purchase, but am hesitant to get it, because I don't know if I can program with it, or for sure whether it will work with the devices I already have purchased.
- Are X10 devices the same? Is an X10 receiver going to work with any X10 device or is it more diverse than that? (I will probably use Visonic wireless sensors)
- Have you ever used a USB receiver and successfully written a program to receive its signals? Do you have a code sample that successfully worked with a certain hardware? Did you run into problems?
- Do you have additional helpful information?
Edit: I am up for the idea of using Serial instead of USB